Tag: Supervisor James Ramos

Big Bear Kicks Off the Holidays with Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa

Big Bear, Ca, November 27, 2015 – Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, it’s time to ring in Christmas in Big Bear. Tonight, in the heart of the village, you can join 6000 locals and visitors for the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Grand Entrance. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with entertainment provided by Big Bear’s own Mountain Marvelettes and wandering carolers, The Voices of Christmas. Mayor David Caretto, Supervisor James Ramos, and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte will lead the countdown to officially light the tree. Once the tree is lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride up Pine Knot in an antique fire engine greeting everyone before making their way to the Santa House where they will see children until 9:00 pm. On Saturday night, the Big Bear Fire Department hosts their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The party starts at 5:00 at the fire station in Big Bear City, with caroling, hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and activities for the kids. Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share. The tree will be lit promptly at 5:30 and Santa will be making a special visit. Kids, be sure to bring your wish...

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Board of Supervisors Seeks Applicants For Two New Construction Panels

Big Bear, CA, July 29, 2015 – The County Board of Supervisors is looking for residents to serve on two newly created construction review panels, the Building and Safety Appeals Board and the Physically Disabled Access Appeals Board. “The missions of these boards are important, and I urge anyone who feels they are qualified and who is interested in serving their community to apply for a seat,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. The Building and Safety Appeals Board is a technical review panel charged with considering cases in which property owners and builders believe the County has incorrectly applied the Building Code during plan review, construction, or to an existing building resulting in that building being declared substandard or unsafe. Applicants for this panel should be familiar with construction and the California Building Code.  The board has five seats plus three alternate positions.  Membership of the board shall include an architect; a fire protection engineer; a mechanical, plumbing, or electrical contractor; a real estate attorney; and a structural engineer. Two members of this panel would also serve as members of the other newly created body, the Physically Disabled Access Appeals Board. The five -member board, with three alternates, will consider appeals to County decisions as they pertain to disabled access, consider ratification of certain exemptions to accessibility requirements, and serve as an advisor to the County Building Official...

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Supervisors Give Big Today

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 10, 2014 – Supervisors James Ramos and Josie Gonzales will be in Big Bear today to present two personal checks to the Lighthouse Project for garnering the highest number of individual donors in the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. Supervisor Ramos personally pledged $1500 to the third district nonprofit which received the highest number of unique donors. Supervisor Gonzales pledged $1 for every ‘like’ she received on Facebook before the end of the campaign, also to the nonprofit with the most donors. She received 505 ‘likes’, but has increased her donation to $1000. The Lighthouse Project will receive the checks, for an additional $2500, at a presentation today at the office of Coldwell Banker Real...

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Big Bear Gives BIG

Big Bear, CA, May 9, 2014 – The Give BIG San Bernardino County 24 hour web-a-thon was a huge success, raising a total of $548,214 for 262 non-profits throughout our county. Supervisor James Ramos spearheaded the effort to have this online give day to support the local non-profits that serve the communities of San Bernardino County. He also personally pledged $1500 to the Third District non-profit with the highest number of donors. That honor went to Big Bear’s own Lighthouse Project. Big Bear was well represented in the campaign and took the top three spots in number of individual donors. The Lighthouse Project had the most donors overall and raised the second most amount of money in the entire county. The Big Bear Valley AAUW Tech Trek Program and the Education Trust were second and third in number of unique donors. All three received extra funds due to their donor numbers and random drawings made throughout the 24 hour campaign. With the success of this year’s day of giving, Supervisor Ramos hopes to continue Give BIG in the future, increasing the amount of money raised for these non-profits which bring us a variety of services from education to healthcare to recreation and culture....

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Tonight at 6:30: Q&A With Supervisor Ramos

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 3, 2013 – San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos will be the guest speaker at tonight’s meeting of the Democratic Club of Big Bear Valley. Ramos will discuss county matters of particular importance to the mountain communities and answer questions from the audience. Liz Harris, who serves as liaison between the Valley and the supervisor’s office, is also on the program. The meeting’s informal setting will be an opportunity to meet Mr. Ramos, express ideas and concerns, and hear how the area’s issues are being represented off the mountain. The general public is invited and encouraged to attend. The program will be held at the Municipal Water District building (40524 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear Lake). The meeting time is 6:30- 8:00 pm. Doors open at 6:10 and early arrival is recommended for those interested in submitting question cards for the Q&A portion of the evening. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Irene Gould at (909)...

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