Suspect Arrested for Sex Crimes

Big Bear City, CA, August 14, 2014 - On August 2nd, the Big Bear Sheriff's Station opened an investigation regarding unlawful sexual relations between a 45 year old male, identified as James Passmore of Big Bear City, and a 16 year old female juvenile. Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 12, deputies went to a residence in the 700 block of … [Read more...]

High-Pressure Tactics Could Signal a Scam

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2014 - Bear Valley Electric Service is warning its customers of a current phone scam. People posing as representatives of the agency are calling residents threatening service interruption and demanding their credit card numbers for immediate payment. BVES Director Harry Scarborough says it’s against company policy … [Read more...]

School District Launches Pilot Program for Vertical Farming

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Big Bear City, CA, August 11, 2014 - The Big Bear Valley is keeping step with what’s become a national mainstream trend: growing local, organic food. Last April, educator Stephen Ritz brought his message of healing the food system to the annual Lighthouse Summit--inspiring many audience members to ditch fast food in favor of more fresh produce. … [Read more...]

The Highest Peak in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, August 9, 2014 - Just a few miles south of the Big Bear Valley is the highest peak in Southern California. San Gorgonio Mountain, or as it's known locally, Mount San Gorgonio, was named by Spanish Missionaries in the early 17th century after Saint Gorgonius, a Christian martyr who died in 304 AD. At 11,503 feet, it can clearly be … [Read more...]

Paving Project Reaches Baldwin Lane at SR 38 Today

Big Bear, CA, August 6, 2014 - The Caltrans project on SR 38 is paving the section between Square Turn, at Lippy's Market, and Baldwin Lane today. A spokesperson from Caltrans said they will be at the intersection of Baldwin Lane and SR 38 at just about the time the school day ends. Please access Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, and … [Read more...]

Hard Closure at Maple Lane on Monday Morning

Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2014 - On Monday morning, the Caltrans paving project on Highway 38 reaches Maple Lane. Beginning at 8 am on Monday August 4th, you will not be able to turn up Maple from either direction. This will not affect morning bus runs or drop-offs to Big Bear High School, however after the 8 am closure, drivers and buses … [Read more...]

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...]