Category: Business

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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Caltrans To Begin Repair Work on the Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.1 million project to STL Incorporated that will repair and replace damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, including three traffic signals at various locations along State Route 18, or Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake from Pine Knot Avenue to Stanfield Cut-off. The sidewalks, curbs, and gutters are damaged from years of snow removal and base failure. The sidewalk and traffic signals are required to be upgraded to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Construction will be no more than 800 feet at a time and will not require tree removal....

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4th of July Traffic Plan for the Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will implement a valley-wide traffic plan to manage the traffic flow during and after the fireworks celebration on July 4 in Big Bear. Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show. If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of Big Bear Blvd. Likewise, if to plan to travel west, motorists should park north of Big Bear Blvd. Marina exits will be...

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