Young Visitor Drowns in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 -- A 20-year-old man drowned in Big Bear Lake on Sunday, between the East Boat Ramp and Stanfield Cutoff. Witnesses say Jusdeep Sethi of Granada Hills had been swimming alone for several minutes before he disappeared under water. At about 5:20 PM he was discovered unresponsive. A bystander pulled the victim from … [Read more...]

Gypsies, Pirates and Knights Return to Pedersen Sawmill

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      Fawnskin, CA, July 30, 2013 - This year, the Big Bear Renaissance Faire returns to Pedersen Sawmill and expands to three weekends: August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18. Pedersen Sawmill is located at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin. The usual favorites will be back, including the jousting knights … [Read more...]

Play it Safe on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2013 - Boaters are reminded to use extra caution on the water this weekend. More boating accidents occur during the July 4th holiday than any other time, and the number one cause is boat operators not paying enough attention. Consider designating a second person on board to help look out for other watercraft, obstacles, … [Read more...]

Community Gardens Project Continues Successful Lecture Series

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2013 -- The Community Gardens Project is focusing their next set of educational workshops on keeping food crops healthy, and how to then store and prepare their homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs . The workshops are FREE and open to the public at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS. Participants … [Read more...]

Locals Treated to Free Sky Chair Rides

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 14, 2013 – As an introduction to their new Adventure Park, Snow Summit is hosting Community Appreciation Days June 17 through June 21. Big Bear residents with valid I.D. or utility bills will be treated to all-day, unlimited rides on the mile-long Scenic Sky Chair. Locals can also bring their bikes for a free trip to the … [Read more...]

Popular Winter Facility Becomes Year-Round Hot Spot

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 14, 2013 - Snow Summit Adventure Park will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15 at 9:00 a.m. This is  Southern California's first complete outdoor summer adventure park of its kind and home to its only lift-served downhill bike park. Saturday's event will feature vendors and a live DJ … [Read more...]

Walkathon Will Benefit 23 Valley Nonprofits

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 12, 2013 - Registration is underway for “Walk for Big Bear Valley” a walkathon that will benefit 23 local nonprofit organizations. The event will be the morning of Saturday, June 22. Sign-in at the event is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the west end of the Alpine Pedal Path on North Shore Lane in Fawnskin. … [Read more...]

No forest fees on National Get Outdoors Day

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San Bernardino National Forest, June 7, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Obesity and physical inactivity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physically active … [Read more...]

County reinstates Rec & Park, Sugarloaf Advisory Commissions

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the reinstatement of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District (BBVRPD) Advisory Commission at their June 4 meeting. The commission will consist of seven members representing various geographical areas of Big Bear Valley, working closely with … [Read more...]

Sharing the forest smartly: “Be Bear Aware”

San Bernardino National Forest, May 15, 2013 - May is “Be Bear Aware” Month and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public to act responsibly in bear country. As black bears emerge from hibernation, their search for food often leads them into campsites and residential neighborhoods, where trash and food is readily … [Read more...]