Tag: San Bernardino

Residents Catch and Detain Arsonist

San Bernardino, CA, September 28, 2016 – On Sunday, Sept. 25, at about 8:15 p.m., firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire and the US Forest Service responded to a reported vegetation fire in lower Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino. Upon their arrival, the fire had been extinguished by a resident.  The resident stated a male subject had started the fire and gave fire authorities a description.  A search of the area turned up negative for the subject described. Later the next morning just after midnight, another vegetation fire was reported in the same vicinity. While firefighters fought to contain the...

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San Bernardino DMV Office To Close For Renovations

Sacramento, CA, February 27, 2012, 4:00pm – The California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that the San Bernardino office located on North Waterman Avenue will be closing at noon on Friday, March 30 for renovations. As a result of the closure, six nearby offices will open an hour earlier each day beginning Monday, April 2 to accommodate local customers. The $2.6 million renovation, which will take 18 months to complete, includes structural reinforcements, larger lobby space for customers, and improved energy efficiencies. Beginning April 2, nearby field offices in East Riverside, Riverside, Norco, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, and Redlands will open at 7:00 am. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31379.mp3|titles=DMV Office...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced on National Forest Land

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 12:00pm – With the recent winter weather the Big Bear Valley, and surrounding San Bernardino National Forest received, fire restrictions have once again been reduced.  Under normal winter weather conditions fire restriction remain reduced throughout the winter months, however this year fire restrictions were heightened after a spell of warm weather, and little moisture.  Winter burning projects will resume under the guidance of the Forest service as part of a continuing effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health.  Visitors may once again have wood and charcoal fires in agency provided campfire rings at campgrounds, picnic areas and yellow post sites.  Campfire permits are still required for propane and gas stoves, and smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles on national forest land.  As always fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.  For more information about fire restrictions and controlled fire burnings contact the Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center at...

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SB County Supervisors Approve Veteran Training Program

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2012, 3:00pm – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our county, including Fort Irwin and Twentynine Palms where many soldiers and Marines were trained for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, we have numerous veterans who have experienced heavy combat and are now wrestling with the stress and strain on their mental health and on their family lives,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who served as a Marine in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. “This training will help veterans to recognize potential problems in their colleagues and help them implement personal strategies to handle those problems.”  The Board agreed to increase the contract with Trauma Resource Institute by $145,892, which is fully funded by Mental Health Services Act Innovation funds.  The increase will allow for about 30 veterans and 17 contract personnel, military personnel and/or their families to be trained in techniques to control stress and maintain general wellness for those who have experienced traumatic events, as well as their family members. It is expected that those who undergo the training will be able to train up to 200 others per year throughout the...

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National Forest Association Restoration Team Seeks Volunteers

San Bernardino, CA, November 7, 2011, 8:00am –  The National Forest Association is launching an aggressive call out for volunteers to assist with the Great Seeds Restoration program through a schedule of restoration days through next March. Individuals, families and small groups are needed to get outside, pitch in and help restore the forest through a schedule of monthly volunteer days at the Lytle Creek nursery and other designated sites. Volunteers will meet in San Bernardino and caravan to the project site. Each session wraps up no later than 3:00pm. All tools, orientation, and training will be provided. However, volunteers should bring their own lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. Additional and customized opportunities exist for corporate team building events and community and youth groups who want to get involved and donate their service. Projects are held year-round and can be scheduled seven days a week at sites ranging from Lytle Creek to Big Bear. Contact Joe VanDelden for more information by calling (909)...

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