Category: Big Bear Businesses

School District Holds Local Contractor Reception

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2016 – The Bear Valley Unified School District will be holding a reception for local contractors to share information on the Department of Industrial Relations and Public Works bidding process.  The guidelines changed in 2014 for public work contractors doing business where public funding is used for projects costing $1000 or more.  In an effort to encourage and educate local contractors on the bidding process for Big Bear school district jobs, the reception will be held on Thursday, December 8th from 3 to 5pm at the Bear Valley Unified School District Office at 42271...

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Pong’s Restaurant Heavily Damaged in Early Morning Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2016 – Big Bear Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire at Pong’s Restaurant on Thursday morning, November 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 a.m. Upon arrival, initial Big Bear Fire crews confirmed a commercial structure fire with heavy flames and smoke coming from the rear of the building. Thirteen firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze with the assistance of San Bernardino County Fire and Cal Fire personnel. Significant damage was present in the kitchen area and in the rear of the building. The restaurant was not open at the time of the fire....

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It’s Snowing in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, November 18, 2016 – Snowmaking has begun! On Wednesday, November 16, the snow guns at Bear Mountain Resorts fired up to take advantage of several days of cold weather. The conditions, dry and cold, are exactly what the resorts need to get a good start on their base. Bear Mountain is focusing their efforts on Chairs 7 and 9 while Snow Summit is keeping the guns trained on Chairs 2 and 4. Snow Play in Big Bear City has also been able to take advantage of our cold temps and started blowing snow last Friday and was able...

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First Annual Big Bear Comedy Festival This Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 4, 2016 – The Big Bear Comedy Festival takes place over 2 days in 4 fantastic venues. The premiere festival hosts 14 professional headlining comedians with varying comedic styles, which guarantees that there will be something for everyone. These comedians have been seen on Conan, Kimmel, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, Gotham, and more. All the talent will be in town for the entire festival, hanging out in all the named venues, creating what is going to be an electric atmosphere and an unforgettable weekend, that will leave you with a comedy hangover...

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Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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