Category: Business

Frontier Communications Landlines Down

UPDATE : August 23, 2016 – The cause of yesterday’s loss of phone service was due to a damaged fiber-optic cable providing service for Frontier Communications. Multiple agencies including Bear Valley Electric Service, Southwest Gas, Frontier, and CalTrans are working on projects on Big Bear Boulevard.  Yesterday early afternoon, a third-party construction contractor was digging equipment and damaged the underground fiber optic cable on Big Bear Boulevard near Stanfield Cutoff causing a temporary interruption of telecommunication service for Frontier’s customers.  Frontier technicians responded to assess the damage and restore service.  All services were restored by 5:11pm.  If Frontier customers are still...

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BBC CSD Celebrates 50 Years

Big Bear City, CA, July 21, 2016 – The Big Bear City Community Services District is having a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the District. The event will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm at the Big Bear City CSD District office in Big Bear City. There will be equipment, including trash trucks, for public viewing, along with fun, goodies, and treats. The Big Bear City CSD was formed in 1966. Originally, it was 3 separate agencies; the Big Bear City Sanitation District, the Big Bear City Fire Protection District, and the Big Bear City Street Lighting District. In 1967,...

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New Wine Bar in the Village OK’d by City Council

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2016 – On July 11, the Big Bear Lake City Council approved a new wine room and restaurant at 560 Pine Knot Avenue in the Village. The facility for Dave Stone’s latest venture, called the Black Kat, was approved through a plot plan review by the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission in May. That decision was appealed to the council by Bill Young, a lodge owner on the north side of the new facility. Young cited noise, music, and trash pick-up times among other issues he was concerned with. The appeal was first...

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Adult Learning and Referral Center Closing It’s Doors

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 14, 2016 – The Adult Learning and Referral Center, located at Community Church Big Bear, opened it’s doors in October of 2015. The program was sponsored by the Big Bear Hummingbird Project, a nonprofit 501(c) 3. They also received a $5,000.00 grant provided by Third District Supervisor James Ramos to help provide free classes such as GED, English as a Second Language and provide class scholarships to low income adults for job training classes. Due to lack of interest, the Center will be closing on July 31, 2016. In June, 2015, a survey was conducted and everyone who...

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City Council Says Yes to Horse Drawn Carriages

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2016 – Victoria Park Carriages, a horse-drawn carriage operation owned and operated by Mr. Michael Homan, had been requesting a Horse-Drawn Vehicle Permit to place a horse-drawn vehicle stand in the public right-of-way on the north side of Pedder Road, adjacent to the Teddy Bear Restaurant parking lot. In 2013, the stand located on Pine Knot could no longer be used by the applicant. Several structural deficiencies were identified in the building and former gas island canopy, which required the rehabilitation of these structures. In order to protect the general public during this rehabilitation,...

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