County Supervisors to Vote on Social Host Ordinance, Drafted by Local Mountain Agencies

San Bernardino, CA -- The efforts of Big Bear's Breakthrough Task Force will go before the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in their meeting on Tuesday morning, as Supervisors will vote on the implementation of a Social Host Ordinance. As created by the Task Force and supporting agencies, including the San Bernardino County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

County Supervisor Derry to Deliver Keynote Address on Community Forum on Teen Drinking

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Third District County Supervisor Neil Derry will be contributing to the efforts of Big Bear Recovery Service’s Breakthrough Task Force, the local group which has partnered with the Rim Youth Prevention Leadership Coalition to establish a Social Host Ordinance within the County and, specifically, our mountain communities. … [Read more...]

East Valley Residents DeGriselles, Green, Wentz and Ybarra Apply for CSD Director Seat; Current Directors Hold on Appointment

Four men from the East Valley answered the call of the Big Bear City Community Services District, and submitted resumés for consideration by the Board of Directors, who sought to appoint a fifth director during their meeting of May 3. The applicants included Gary Wentz, CSD’s General Manager in the early ’80s, who has since just retired from … [Read more...]

New Zoo Review: County Supervisors Approve Purchase of Golf-Course Adjacent Land for Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA -- After 50 years in Moonridge, the Moonridge Animal Park is moving—to Moonridge. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the governing body which oversees the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District responsible for the zoo, approved the $2 million purchase of a 10.46 acre parcel at the opposite end of the golf … [Read more...]

County Supervisors, Parks Commission Scheduled to Meet on Tuesday

San Bernardino/Big Bear Lake, CA -- San Bernardino County Supervisors convene for a regular meeting tomorrow morning, March 16, during which time they are expected to proclaim March as Child Abuse Prevention Month for the County of San Bernardino. In agenda items specific to the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday’s 10am meeting will include recognition of … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Extend Snow Plowing Contracts for Big Bear Valley, Approve Re-Appointment of Don Pletcher to Parks Commission

San Bernardino County Supervisors convened yesterday (March 2), and during their meeting in San Bernardino addressed a few items specific to the Big Bear Valley, which falls within the County’s Third District (of five). Given more than anticipated snowfall this season, County Supervisors unanimously approved an increase to blanket purchase orders … [Read more...]

Swap, Sale and Deed: Community Services District Excited About Property Exchanges With County and Park District

Marge McDonald, who serves as Big Bear City Community Services District President

Big Bear City, CA -- During agenda items for the Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Community Services District, President Marge McDonald announced, “I could not be happier with these things listed under Old Business.” The business item at hand, at the March 1st CSD meeting, addressed the reassignment of East Valley properties--via sale, … [Read more...]

Lighthouse Project’s Vision Includes Make a Million Smiles Campaign; Author Owen Encourages “Cowboy Ethics”

Girl twirl: As with Vision Summit #2, this year's offering included many young dancers, brightening the stage at the PAC. The group performed to "Each of Us Is a Flower," during a video highlighting the Peace Garden at Big Bear Elementary.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Community leaders and those in child-involved groups were welcomed to participate in the third annual Vision 2010 Community Summit, hosted by the Lighthouse Project at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center last night. Big Bear Lake Mayor Liz Harris opened the evening of inspiration and motivation to continue with … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Reduce Local Parks Commission by Two, Though a Vacancy Remains; Grant Funding to Be Pursued for Paradise Park

San Bernardino County Supervisors addressed Big Bear parks and park commissioners in their meeting on Tuesday. Per the recommendation from our Third District County Supervisor Neil Derry, the number of Advisory Commissioners for the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District was reduced from seven to five and, subsequently, Kathryn Poole was … [Read more...]

Department of Water and Power and County Supervisors Hold Tuesday Morning Meetings

There are two public meetings scheduled for tomorrow morning, the first of which is the 9am meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Water and Power. Tuesday morning’s meeting, to be held at the DWP offices on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake, is scheduled to include board committee assignments, as well as contract approval, to … [Read more...]