Water Restrictions Still in Effect

Big Bear, CA, July 30, 2014 - Recently, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an Emergency Water Conservation Regulation that all Californians are required to follow. However, for the past decade, the Big Bear Lake DWP has had water restrictions in place that are already in line with the State Water Board's mandated restrictions. Water … [Read more...]

Power Lines to be Relocated Underground Along Big Bear Blvd.

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 28, 2014 - Starting today, Bear Valley Electric Service will begin work to move three miles of power poles and wires to underground conduits along Big Bear Blvd. This is being done in conjunction with sidewalk upgrades planned by the City of Big Bear Lake. Many of the power poles date back to the 1970s and need to be … [Read more...]

Logging in the Mountains

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, July 26, 2014 - Although Big Bear and the surrounding San Bernardino mountain communities are best known for recreation, outdoor locations for Hollywood productions, and the gold rush of the late 1800s, it was logging that was the big industry in the early 1900s. Logging in the San Bernardino Mountains was once done … [Read more...]

Road Work Causes Traffic Delays in East Valley

Big Bear, CA, July 24, 2014 - The State Route 38 pavement rehabilitation project between Forest Falls and Greenway Drive that has been going on since May, has finally made it to Big Bear. Yesterday, Caltrans and All American Asphalt began working their way downhill from Hatchery Road to State Lane. Crews are working in one to one and a half mile … [Read more...]

Dancer/Painter Combines Art Forms at Month-Long Exhibit

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July 21, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Gallery in the Village is brimming with talent, with this month’s Featured Artist George Gootson--a respected local landscape painter--and Guest Artist Elizabeth Szymczak on display through August 13. The public is invited to a free reception to meet them and discuss their work on Saturday, July 26th from … [Read more...]

Astronomical Society Explores Cosmos

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 19, 2014 - Visitors to Big Bear often comment on how bright the stars are at night, and there’s a couple of reasons for that. Our altitude of over 6700 feet gives us excellent transparency, and the lack of many street lights keep the skies appropriately dark. Given those conditions, our mountain is the perfect place to … [Read more...]

First Mountain/First National Deal Falls Through

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 17, 2014 -- First Mountain Bank announced today the termination of the definitive agreement with First National Bank of Southern California that provided for the acquisition of First Mountain Bank by First National Bank of Southern California. A condition of the transaction required First National Bank to obtain regulatory … [Read more...]

BBL City Council Awards Capital Improvement Contracts

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2014 - During Monday nights' meeting of the Big Bear Lake City Council, several capital improvement contracts were awarded with one large project in particular, rejected.  Contracts for the Knickerbocker parking lot, the Paine to Bartlett sidewalk and sewer lift rehabilitation were awarded.  But a 1.5 million dollar … [Read more...]

Dogs From Hoarding Case Available Now at Weekend Adoption Event

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Devore, CA, July 12, 2014 - On July 2, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control rescued dozens of dogs from a neglectful hoarding situation near Phelan. They transported them to a veterinarian for examination and care for at the County’s Animal Shelter in Devore. Some of the dogs had such severely matted hair, it was hard to distinguish the … [Read more...]

July 4th Wrap-Up

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 10, 2014 - The lake level is about 9 1/2 feet down this week, and according to the Municipal Water District, the number of boats on the water was down over July 4th, compared to past years. Despite Independence Day falling on a Friday, there were only 349 vessels counted after 3pm. By comparison, there were 996 counted on … [Read more...]