Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

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Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear City, CA June 29, 2015 8:30 PM - The Lake Fire is entering the second week, containment remains at 60% with 30,726 acres in the burn zone.  Many fire personnel are reaching their maximum work period of 14 days in a row and will get 2 days off before they are allowed to return.  The Incident Command Center at Big Bear High School was … [Read more...]

Sterling Fire Reported in the City of San Bernardino

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San Bernardino, CA, June 25, 2015, 8pm - A new fire was reported at 6:30pm called the Sterling Fire now up to 60 acres in size and located east of Del Rosa in the City of San Bernardino, west of Highway 330 and west of the San Manuel Casino.  Calfire, the City of San Bernardino and the US Forest Service are responding with dozers, engines and … [Read more...]

Suspects Arrested on Fraud Charges

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Big Bear Lake, CA - June 25, 2015 - At approximately 8:40 a.m. on 06/23/15, a non-sworn bail bonds fugitive recovery team responded to a residence in the 1400 block of S. Klamath Road in Big Bear City to apprehend Jack Soccio on a bail warrant.  Assistance from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station was requested by the recovery team.  Upon contact, … [Read more...]

Arrest Made in Homicide Fire Coverup

Big Bear Lake, CA - June 24, 2015 -   As we previously reported on April 28, 2015, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after finding the … [Read more...]

Sheriff Seeking Public Assistance

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Big Bear City, CA, June 17 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Adam Phillip Halladay.  Halladay is on Post Release Community Supervision and is wanted on a felony no bail warrant for trespassing with the intent to commit serious bodily injury.  Adam Halladay is a 35-year-old White male, … [Read more...]

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

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Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it … [Read more...]

First Mountain Bank and PBB Bancorp/Premier Business Bank Announce Merger Negotiations

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 8, 2015 - First Mountain Bank and PBB Bancorp/Premier Business Bank announced today that they have entered into exclusive negotiations for the combination of the two banks.  The parties anticipate that a merger agreement will be signed and terms announced by mid-June 2015.  Vince Smith, Chairman of FMB, stated "We are … [Read more...]

BVUSD Board Selects Interim Superintendent of Schools and Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

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Big Bear, CA, June 5, 2015 - On Wednesday evening, during a Regular Board Meeting, the BVUSD Governing Board appointed Mr. Ron Peavy to serve as Interim Superintendent of Schools and Dr. John Niederkorn to serve as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Bear Valley Unified School District effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Peavy … [Read more...]

EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

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The Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.  It was well attended with over 120 in attendance.   The program was highlighted by the presentations of the Business of the Year awards so called EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business.    Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Re Max Big Bear and Big Bear Helicopters were … [Read more...]