Airport District Grants Easement for Construction of Big Bear Disposal Facility

Big Bear City, CA -- The Board of Directors for the Big Bear Airport District, led by third-round President Jay Obernolte, convened for their monthly meeting this week and, among other items, addressed three ongoing topics. Among those, the revised Directors Policy Manual, which also outlines committee responsibilities, was approved. Airport staff, … [Read more...]

County’s Annual Property Assessment Roll Decreases by 4.5 Percent; Declines for Big Bear Average 2.1 Percent

San Bernardino County, CA -- San Bernardino County’s annual property assessment roll was signed by Assessor Dennis Draeger last week, and calculated a –4.5 percent net decrease in value for the nearly 820,000 parcels, totaling a value of nearly $163 billion, as compared to the assessment roll for the prior fiscal year. The Assessor’s office … [Read more...]

Escrow Closes on New Zoo Property; Community Input on Relocation Project to Be Sought in August or September

Big Bear Lake, CA -- County Supervisor Neil Derry has just announced the purchase of a 10.4 acre parcel of land in lower Moonridge, to relocate and expand the Moonridge Animal Park, as escrow on the $2 million property closed this week. For nearly a decade, the zoo relocation project has been in various stages of discussion and implementation with … [Read more...]

City Council Terminates Agreement to Build Affordable Apartment Complex on Jeffries Road

City Council's Michael Karp, Bill Jahn and Liz Harris listen to public comment regarding the Jeffries Road project, though the public hearing had been pulled at the start of the meeting; the termination agreement did remain on the agenda. Jahn, who chairs the Improvement Agency, told the audience, "The agency is only a financing vehicle. We'd still be under the same requirements of the state."

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The 53-unit, three-story affordable apartment complex proposed for Jeffries Road, on the almost three-acre parcel that is currently home to 12 cabins across the street from Big Bear Middle School, will not be moving forward, per a decision made by the City Council of Big Bear Lake in their meeting last night (June 28). This … [Read more...]

Though City Council Holds on Jeffries Road Apartment Complex Decision, Neighbors Voice Their Concerns During Public Hearing

Big Bear Lake, CA -- At the onset of yesterday evening’s Big Bear Lake City Council meeting, it was announced to a packed Hofert Hall that the agenda item pertaining to the affordable apartment complex on Jeffries Road would be held until Council’s June 28 meeting. Though no action was to be taken, per a request from the developer National Core … [Read more...]

Jeffries Road Apartment Complex Approval Goes Before Big Bear Lake Planning Commission Again; Public Hearing on June 2

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Though no official action was taken on the proposed affordable apartment complex for Jeffries Road during last week’s Big Bear Lake Planning Commission meeting, the three of five Commissioners in attendance—VP Rich Lambert, Jim DeGroot and Craig Smith—did request project revisions from the developer National Core, Inc. … [Read more...]

City Council Forwards Community Input on Affordable Apartment Complex to Planning Commission for Wednesday Vote

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The bulk of last night’s meeting of the City Council of Big Bear Lake was focused on a discussion item pertaining to the proposed affordable apartment complex on Jeffries Road, the contract for which the City Council’s Improvement Agency approved in February; the developer of the project, National CORE, held a community … [Read more...]

Planning Commission Approves Two of Three Items in May Meeting; Affordable Apartment Complex to Be Reviewed on the 26th

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The JazzTrax Festival returns to Big Bear Lake, starting June 18 at the Marina Resort, given permit approval issued by the Planning Commission in their meeting of May 5. The Commission, led by Chairman Anne Zimmerman, also granted approval for an addition to Blauer’s Ski and Board Shop, located at 41177 Big Bear Boulevard; … [Read more...]

County Offers Online Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties; Register by May 11

San Bernardino County will be offering an online sale of properties, starting May 15. According to the County’s Tax Collector Larry Walker, nearly 1,000 tax-defaulted properties will be available in the online auction, which opens for bidding on Saturday, May 15 and closes with staggered dates, May 17 through 21st. In order to participate, … [Read more...]

Rite Aid’s May Closure Prompts Some Issues for Employees of Stater Bros. and Vons

Big Bear Lake's Rite Aid was once a Thrifty Drug and Discount Store, one of three retail anchors for the Interlaken Center when constructed in the early 1970s.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The ice cream counter at Rite Aid has been a fun summer staple in Big Bear Lake since the mid-1970s when the store was a brand-new Thrifty, one of the original anchor stores, along with Safeway and Sprouse Reitz, of the Interlaken Center on Big Bear Boulevard. The retail location has been a Rite Aid since 1997, when the … [Read more...]

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