Category: ALERTS/Breaking Big Bear News

Arson Registrant Arrested Near Blue Cut Fire

Photo courtesy of Sean Lamb Big Bear, CA, September 6, 2016 – On Saturday, September 3, 2016, at approximately 9:23 am, the Union Pacific Railroad Police contacted a man sitting inside a parked vehicle trespassing on railroad property. The officer contacted the subject, later identified as Larry Missirilian, and discovered he was on active parole and was an arson registrant. The officer notified the sheriff’s department and Deputy Sandoval from the Central Station responded to assist. They conducted a vehicle search and discovered Missirilian had a 5 gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath...

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Free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Comes to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, September 5th, 2016 – Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, September 15, 2016. California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner is sponsoring the event with Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder Bob Dutton, the City of Big Bear Lake, the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.  “Small businesses are a critical part of California’s economy,” said Member Runner. “Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California’s complicated tax laws.”  Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from presentations given by representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service. Seminar topics include avoiding sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, recordkeeping, and forms of ownership.   Event: Big Bear Lake Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time:  8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.) Place: Big Bear Lake City Hall 39707 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315...

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Small Fire Near Bluff Lake

UPDATE 10:30 am The Fire was contained at 1.5 acres and is in the mop up phase and smoke may be visible from time to time as the mop up continues. This Morning around 7:00 am a fire was reported near the Castle Rock area in the south western region of the Big Bear Valley.   The Forest Service and Big Bear Fire Department was notified and dispatched to the scene.  Currently the fire is reported to be 1-3 acres burning in the Bluff Lake area of Big Bear Valley south of the Big Bear Dam in the vicinity of the...

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SBD National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

Big Bear, CA, September 1, 2016 – The San Bernardino National Forest will increase the current seasonal fire restrictions effective Friday, September 2, 2016. Continued hot and dry conditions, coupled with a long-term outlook that predicts no change in weather trends and normal fall winds, have prompted local fire mangers to implement additional fire restrictions on the National Forest. Designed to prevent accidental wildfires, these restrictions will affect additional recreation sites and become more restrictive in areas already in restrictions. “The Blue Cut and Pilot Fires are good examples of how fast new fires are likely to spread this year,”...

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FRAUD ALERT – Bluecut Fire

Big Bear, CA, August 26, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has received reports from residents of a man calling claiming to represent CALFIRE. The caller is asking residents for donations to assist persons displaced by the recent Blue Cut Fire. The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed with CALFIRE that they are not soliciting for donations and encourage citizens not to give anyone personal or banking information via the telephone regarding donations. CALFIRE will not call citizens and ask for donations. If you have been contacted by anyone seeking donations on behalf of CALFIRE, you are asked to call...

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