Minimum Wage Increase and Gas Tax Decrease

Big Bear, CA, July 1, 2014 - California workers earning minimum wage should see a bump in their next paycheck. The first minimum wage hike in six years goes into effect today raising the hourly wage from eight to nine dollars. Although this should help most low paid workers, not everyone is happy about the increase. Many small business owners are … [Read more...]

Fireworks in Big Bear: The Best in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, June 28, 2014 - On Friday July 4th, Big Bear residents and visitors to our valley will be treated to one of the largest and most unique fireworks displays in all of southern California. Shot from a barge in the lake, the fireworks are brilliant in our clear mountain air and we get the added bonus of their reflections on the … [Read more...]

New Residents at the Zoo

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 26, 2014 - Shanti and Asha, the Snow Leopard sisters, arrived at LAX via FedEx on Tuesday morning at 3:30 am. Lorie Judd of Big Bear Park and Rec left the mountain at almost midnight on Monday to meet the Leopards and their handlers who had flown in from Seattle. Their crates were loaded into a cargo van and by 4:30 am they … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

Summertime Roadwork

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 19, 2014 - The winter season is hard on our mountain roads, so repair projects and upgrades are in full swing. On the west side of town, a road widening project is taking place. On Big Bear Blvd. between Pine Knot and Paine, primarily in front of Knights Inn and the Fireside Lodge, the north-side shoulder is being … [Read more...]

From Big Bear to Africa

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Big Bear, CA, June 17, 2014 - Keenan Emmett Dolan and Jordan Romero left Big Bear yesterday on their journey to Africa. The two Big Bear High School graduates are heading to the country of Malawi to help build a school. They have joined the group buildOn, who mobilizes urban youth through service and education to help build schools in remote … [Read more...]

Old Miners Days has Rich History

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Big Bear, CA, June 14, 2014 - In the summer of 1927, Big Bear had a parade celebrating its history that went right down Pine Knot Blvd. Local Big Bear historians think this may have been the true beginning of Old Miners Days. This year marks 65 years of Old Miners Days, Big Bear's longest running community event. Back in the early days through … [Read more...]

Civic Center Going Solar

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 12, 2014 - The City of Big Bear Lake received a Dept. of Energy grant for solar demonstration projects and already have one project up and running and another one ┬áin the works. Currently, solar equipment has been running continuously since March on a warm storage building in the Public Works Yard and will generate an … [Read more...]

Supervisors Give Big Today

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Big Bear Valley, CA, June 10, 2014 - Supervisors James Ramos and Josie Gonzales will be in Big Bear today to present two personal checks to the Lighthouse Project for garnering the highest number of individual donors in the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. Supervisor Ramos personally pledged $1500 to the third district nonprofit which … [Read more...]

Fire Danger, More Typical of Late Summer

Big Bear, CA, June 6, 2014 - Since November 1, 2013, many areas in California have received less than half their normal precipitation, resulting in very dry brush. As of Memorial Day weekend, there have been more than 1,700 wildfires in California since the start of the year, which have burned more than 15,000 acres. Compared to the five year … [Read more...]