Reminder to Property Owners: Tax Deadline Is This Thursday, December 10

If you’re a homeowner, you probably know what Thursday brings… Property taxes are due to San Bernardino County before midnight on December 10. Payments can be made online at, 24/7, while property tax payments are also accepted by telephone, via mail, or in person (using cash, check or money order) at 172 W. Third Street in … [Read more...]

City Council Moves Foward With The Crossings, Establishes Day for Native Americans; Lighthouse Project Steps Down from Marathon Event

James Ramos at a City Council Meeting in 2009

The Big Bear Lake City Council meeting began with two presentations, the first of which was a proclamation, designating this Friday, November 27 as National Native American Heritage Day. The City of Big Bear Lake has adopted this special day, as signed into law by President Obama on June 26, in honor of the Yuhaviatam people (now known as the San … [Read more...]

City’s Improvement Agency Narrows Affordable Housing Projects to Two, Partners With Habitat for Humanity

The City of Big Bear Lake’s Planning Commission and Improvement Agency, which is made up of City Council members and chaired by Liz Harris, spent much of Monday reviewing nine proposals for affordable housing projects. The November 9 meeting was a follow-up from September 22, during which time presentations were made by companies interested in … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Community Services District Directors Approve Well Site Purchase, Receive Audit Report, and Recognize Employee Magana

GM Mike Mayer congratulated Estevan Magana on his 10-year anniversary with Team CSD.

The Big Bear City Community Services District received their fiscal year 2008/2009 audit report at this week’s meeting, and though the district’s General Fund expenditures were higher (in part due to increased salary and benefits costs, prompted by the updated Safety Employees’ MOU), CSD’s revenues exceeded expenses by over $348,000. … [Read more...]

New, Improved Big Bear City Park Re-Opens After 15-Year Closure

The County's Director of Special Districts Jeff Rigney drove up from Lake Arrowhead Saturday morning, to help in the Big Bear City Park work party.

Saturday morning’s community event at the Big Bear City Park was not a grand re-opening but, per Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s Reese Troublefield, “a kick-off for the renovation. We are here to celebrate huge improvements.” Recent improvements to the park off Greenway Drive include lawn and more trees and, soon, the … [Read more...]

Four Public Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, Including DWP and Affordable Housing Presentations Before City

There are four public meetings scheduled for tomorrow, the first of which is a special meeting of the City of Big Bear Lake’s Improvement Agency and the Planning Commission, scheduled to begin at 8:30am. The joint agency morning meeting on the 22nd will be to review nine affordable housing proposals from eight different companies, one of which is … [Read more...]

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearings on Wednesday; Stalcups Hope to Open New Bakery and Grill in the Village

The Planning Commission of the City of Big Bear Lake holds two Public Hearing items during this afternoon’s regular meeting, which takes place at 1:15pm in Hofert Hall in the Civic Center. The first hearing is with regard to a proposal to subdivide the 29,000+ square foot property owned by Verizon at 560 Bartlett Road into two parcels, though the … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Statistical Data Provided by SCAG; City’s Median Age Higher Than County’s, Though Other Numbers Smaller

Did you know that the median age of Big Bear Lake residents is over 12 years older than the rest of San Bernardino County? Per a profile of the City of Big Bear Lake, which was generated by the Southern California Association of Governments (or SCAG), Big Bear Lake residents average age 42, while in greater San Bernardino County that average is age … [Read more...]

City Council Reviews Proposed Affordable Housing Complex for Knickerbocker Road; Project Contingent on Federal Tax Credits Being Awarded in September

When the City of Big Bear Lake’s Improvement Agency was re-established last year, given the addition of Redevelopment Director Lyle Haynes, it was decided that top priorities would be to adopt a First-Time Homebuyer Program in Big Bear Lake (which was done this year) and to construct quality, affordable housing. This plan has come together with … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Approve Sale of 10 Forest-Adjacent Parcels to San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust

The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust has another 10 properties, each located within the San Bernardino National Forest, that will be preserved for their natural open space and wildlife habitat. At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, a unanimous vote secured the sale of these 10 tax-defaulted parcels, each of … [Read more...]