Category: Community

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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Caltrtans To Install New Stop Signs on State Route 38 in Fawnskin

Big Bear, CA, September 3rd, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation will install permanent stop signs on State Route 38 at the intersection of Stanfield Cutoff on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake in Fawnskin. Currently there are two stop signs: one on Stanfiel Cutoff at SR 38 and another across SR 38 for motorists leaving the Caltrans Maintenance Facility and VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Fawnskin.  The two new stop signs will be installed on SR 38 at the Stanfield Cutoff intersection for east/west traffic on Monday, September 12, 2016. The stop signs were requested by...

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Steve Schindler, BBARWA GM, Announces His Retirement

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – Steven Schindler, the General Manager for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA), announced he will retire as the head of the organization on May 1, 2017.  Schindler will leave the organization after serving as its chief executive for more than half of the Agency’s existence and longest tenured employee; with over 24 years at BBARWA and over 34 years serving the public in southern California; “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Big Bear Valley, the Governing Board and staff,” said Schindler. “Together we have made BBARWA a strong...

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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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November 8th Election: Contested and Uncontested Races

November 8th is just around the corner and Big Bear is ready to go.  There are only a few seats on local boards that are contested this year. No elections will be held for the following agencies: Big Bear Lake City Council, Big Bear Municipal Water District and Bear Valley Unified School District.  This means that all of those candidates will win by acclamation. Contested Races • Big Bear City Community Services District Board of directors. Paul E. Terry — incumbent Lawrence Walsh — incumbent John Russo • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of directors, Four candidates filed for three...

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