Category: Current News

Film Festival in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA – Festival Angaelica returns to Big Bear this week.  The festival brings independent filmmakers from around the world showcasing over 160 films.  The film screenings and live music events are free to attend.  For the last ten years, Festival founders, Breven Warren and Tim Udall, have combined film, art, music and nature bringing the festival to Big Bear last year.  Events are scheduled  starting Monday, September 18th through Sunday the 24th.  Film screenings and live music events will be held both indoors and out.  Outdoor events will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Meadow’s Edge Picnic...

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Big Bear, CA – Mary Bartholomew and Jon Turner were reported as missing persons out of New York on August 25, 2017. On September 11, California Highway Patrol officers located the vehicle Mary and Jon were reportedly driving in a turnout on Highway 38 in Fawnskin, California. The vehicle was unoccupied. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting public assistance in locating these missing persons who may be in the Big Bear area. Mary Bartholomew is a 25-year-old WFA, 5’8″ tall, 150-160 lbs., with brown eyes and dyed purple/reddish hair. Jon Turner is a 23-year-old WMA, 6’1″ tall, 150 lbs.,...

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Personal Emergency Transmitter Leads to Rescue of Hiker

Mt. Baldy, CA – On Sunday, September 3rd, San Bernardino County Dispatch received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a subject that was in distress in the San Bernardino Mountains near Mt. Baldy. The I.E.R.C.C. monitor personal emergency transmitters often carried by hikers, which allow them to send distress signals that can include their location in degrees of latitude and longitude. Some devices are also capable of transmitting text messages. Using a Garmin inReach, 48 year old Marina Del Rey resident Michael Patchen sent a distress signal with a text stating that he was sliding down the side of the mountain and needed help. The sheriff’s desert patrol helicopter, 40King6, quickly responded to the area and located Patchen at the coordinates received via the inReach device. He was located at around the 8,500 foot level in very steep inaccessible terrain. Due to his location, the crew requested the Sheriff’s rescue helicopter to perform a hoist rescue. Air Rescue 306 responded to the scene and lowered an Air Medic approximately 100 feet down to Patchen. Patchen was placed into a rescue harness, hoisted up to the helicopter and flown to waiting ground units. Patchen sustained only superficial...

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Meet Big Bear Authors, Artists, and Performers at Women in the Arts

Big Bear, CA – Local authors, artists, and performers will be the highlight of the Big Bear Valley American Association of University Women special event, Women in the Arts. Net proceeds of the event will benefit programs for young Big Bear women including Tech Trek, scholarships, and Speech Trek. The event takes place on Sunday, September 10th , from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Performing Arts Center. Art displays, live music, a panel discussion with the artists on “Inside the Creative Process,” hors d’oeuvres and wine, plus an extensive silent auction, are part of this fundraising event. Tickets...

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2nd Annual Community Career Fair

Big Bear, CA – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and Big Bear High School are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Community Career Fair on Wednesday, September 6, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the high school gymnasium. The event is free and open to all members of the community, ages 14 and older. The Community Career Fair is an opportunity for all Bear Valley residents to discover job opportunities, job training options, and types of careers by visiting and talking with representatives in a variety of industries and local businesses. There will be an opportunity to submit applications and resumes....

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