Give Big to the Big Bear Web-A-Thon


Big Bear, CA, November 30th, 2015 - At midnight on the first of December, the Who's Who of Big Bear Valley nonprofit organizations will participate in a 24-hour web-a-thon to benefit Give Big San Bernardino County, in advance of the International Day of Giving on December 2nd. The inaugural Give BIG web event was held in May of last year. Nearly … [Read more...]

Give BIG San Bernardino County returns December 1


San Bernardino, CA, November 28th, 2015 - Give BIG San Bernardino County returns December 1. It’s a 24-hour -- online web-a-thon that’s an easy and convenient way to give to favorite causes, charities and nonprofits in the community.  Last year, the 2014 Give BIG campaign provided nearly $550,000 to support the work of nonprofits in our … [Read more...]

Big Bear Kicks Off the Holidays with Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa


Big Bear, Ca, November 27, 2015 - Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, it's time to ring in Christmas in Big Bear. Tonight, in the heart of the village, you can join 6000 locals and visitors for the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa's Grand Entrance. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with entertainment provided by Big … [Read more...]

First County Female Inmate Hand Crew Graduates Fire Training


San Bernardino County, CA, November 25, 2015 - San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and Deputy Fire Chief Jim Johnstone have announced the graduation of the first County Female Inmate Hand Crew, the first such crew in the nation, known as Glen Helen Crew 15-9. After 8 weeks of training that began in July, with an initial curriculum in … [Read more...]

Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake Brings Christmas Cheer with Home Santa Visits in December


Big Bear, CA, November 22, 2015 - Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake Brings Christmas Cheer with Santa Visits in December.  The Santa visit program will be providing Valley youngsters a treat that they won’t soon forget. The visits this year will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2015.  Santa will visit any … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Airport Selected for High Altitude Testing


Big Bear City, CA, November 19, 2015 - The Big Bear City Airport was selected by Agusta Westland Helicopters as a high altitude airport to test the AW169 helicopter. The tests they are performing are required to gather data at low speeds (up to 50KTS) around the hover with a CARGO load of one ton connected to the helicopter HOOK. They recently … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Accepts Resignation of Human Resources Director


UPDATE   San Bernardino County, CA, November 13, 2015 - In March, San Bernardino County Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, was cited and later pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution. County CEO Greg Devereaux did not inform the Board of Supervisors about the incident until Oct. 21. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors … [Read more...]

IRS Telephone Scam Alert


Big Bear, CA, November 6, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has received numerous reports of a telephone scam wherein callers falsely identify themselves as representatives of the IRS and make demands for immediate payment of back taxes with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards. These thieves use the IRS name to try to steal money or … [Read more...]

State Fire Camp Inmate Escaped

escaped state fire crew inmate

San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 - Sheriff's dispatch received information that an inmate had walked away from a fire crew at Hwy 330 and E. Highland Avenue in the City of Highland.  The inmate was last seen at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Deputies immediately responded to the area and began searching for Kent Lesporavsky.  Sheriff's Aviation … [Read more...]

County HR Director’s Arrest Initially Hidden From County Supervisors


San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 - Recently the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was notified by County CEO, Greg Devereaux, that the County Director of Human Resources, Andrew Lamberto, had been arrested in Orange County in March of this year for prostitution engagement.  Chairman Ramos and other supervisors expressed disappointment … [Read more...]