Tag: Social Host Ordinance

“Those Who Host Lose The Most” Theme for Community Information Night Regarding the Social Host Ordinance

Big Bear, CA, May 16, 2012, 5:00pm – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is partnering with the Breakthrough Task Force and Rim Youth Prevention Leadership Coalition to host a Community Information Night to educate the public on the provisions of the new Social Host Ordinance.  The City of Big Bear Lake City Council adopted the Ordinance at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 14th.  The ordinance will go into effect on June 13, 2012.  The Ordinance was introduced and public comment was taken at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 23rd.  Council members voted to make hosting a party where alcohol is provided or available for non-legal drinkers a violation of the law making it illegal for adults to provide a place for under-aged drinkers to congregate or what is commonly known as “partying”.  It is believed that the new law will be an effective tool in combating teen alcohol abuse.  Adults who abuse the new law will be subject to fines and possible jail time.  More information will be available at the Community Information Night on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear...

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City of Big Bear Lake Adopts Social Host Ordinance

Big Bear, CA, April 27, 2012, 8:00am – Social hosting laws have been adopted recently by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors making it illegal for adults to provide a place for under-aged drinkers to congregate or what is commonly known as “partying”.  The same type of ordinance is about to become law in the City of Big Bear Lake as well.  On Monday evening at their regularly scheduled meeting, Big Bear Lake City Council moved forward to make hosting a party where alcohol is provided or available for non-legal drinkers a violation of the law.  Previously when this issue was brought before the council, members questioned the intent of the rules.  They were concerned that perhaps property owners who rent their property could be snared by default.  Captain Tom Bradford expressed that this new law would be an effective tool in combating teen alcohol abuse.  Bonnie Schaffer of Operation Breakthrough, a drug and alcohol abuse agency in Big Bear, echoed the same thoughts and went on to say that access to alcohol and drugs is a problem for our local youth as it is now a prevalent issue even with our Middle School aged youth.  As a parent, here is what you need to know.  If you or someone else provides a place for anyone under the legal drinking age to have a party where alcohol is...

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On Labor Day Remember The Social Host Ordinance: Don’t Serve Teens Alcohol

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 29, 2011, 8:00am – The first Labor Day took place in New York in September of 1882. In 1894, twelve years later, Labor Day became a national holiday. Now we celebrate the history of labor, our American culture, and the American worker by having the first Monday of September off from work. The holiday has come to symbolize the end of summer and typically represents the ‘back to school’ season. Labor Day has also become a day to celebrate with alcohol. Often alcohol is present at get-togethers and parties without a second thought, but ends up being consumed by underage youth. With back yard barbeques approaching the Breakthrough Task Force would like to highlight San Bernardino County’s Social Host Ordinance. This Labor Day please remember that providing a place and allowing youth to consume alcohol is not only dangerous and irresponsible, but it is also against the law. Car accidents, violence and other disturbances can be seen as a direct effect of drinking. This Labor Day remember, celebrate your time off and back to school responsibly and don’t provide or allow minors to consume alcohol. For more information about the Social Host Ordinance or alcohol policy contact Bonnie Shaffer of the Breakthrough Task Force at Big Bear Recovery Services, (909)...

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Social Host Ordinance Sent Back For Rewrite

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