Juvenile Arrested for Sexting

Big Bear City, March 20, 2014 - Sheriff’s Deputies responded on Monday to a report that a 17-year-old male resident of Big Bear City had sent sexually explicit pictures and messages via social media and texts to numerous female juveniles. The Big Bear Detectives’ Bureau has so far identified 13 victims between the ages of 14 and 17. The … [Read more...]

Look for the Purple Pig

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Big Bear Valley, CA, March 20, 2014 - If you’ve spotted a purple piggy bank in a local business, that’s a fundraising tool for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc (CHEMPI), best known for its support of children with disabilities. Twenty-two business owners have put out the collection banks, and more are being sought to support this … [Read more...]

North Shore Residents Should Plan Ahead for Commutes

Fawnskin, CA, March 19, 2014 - The Redlands Bicycle Classic is a world-class five-day road cycling race that men and women from all over the country compete in. Next month, there will be a significant local impact for some local residents, when road closures will add time to commutes. The time trial for the bike race is scheduled for Thursday, … [Read more...]

Detectives Investigate Molestation Case

Big Bear City, CA, March 18, 2014 - On March 5, Big Bear Sheriff's Station Detective Bureau began investigating a report of child molestation that had occurred in Big Bear City from August, 2013 through February, 2014. On March 14, deputies made an arrest. The suspect, 44-year-old Mark Curtis Marcum, is accused of molesting the seven-year-old … [Read more...]

Guiding Teens Toward Healthy Relationships

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2014 - According to a national survey, one in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. In collaboration with Common Ground, DOVES will be educating parents, grandparents, teachers and community members on the warning signs of teen dating … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Stars in Big Bear Lake

March 17, 2014 - It’s an event Big Bear’s clear skies were made for: a StarLight Festival designed to inform and entertain both kids and adults. The AstronomyOutreach network is presenting this free, public event in the Village, from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on May 24th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 25th. There will be hands-on activities, an … [Read more...]

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

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  Big Bear, CA, March 15, 2014 - In 1848, gold was discovered in northern California which brought thousands of people to the state from all over the world. One of these people was Bill Holcomb who tried his luck up north, but quickly decided to head to southern California. He heard rumors of gold in Big Bear Valley, but wasn't sure … [Read more...]

Week-Long Cycling Extravaganza Builds on Tour de Big Bear Success

Photo courtesy tourdebigbear.com

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 14, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced yesterday that it has scheduled the 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear for Saturday, August 2, 2014. And at the request of riders, they’re adding a seven-day Big Bear Cycling Festival--the first of its kind in the Big Bear Valley. The Festival will kick off July 26 … [Read more...]

Transit Projects Promise Greater Convenience and Connectivity

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San Bernardino, CA, March 13, 2014 - Ground has broken on a transportation project in San Bernardino that will benefit commuters using the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority. Formerly known as “MARTA,” the local bus service company now goes by the nickname “Mountain Transit.” Its off-the-mountain service currently drops off patrons at … [Read more...]

Five Eagles Observed Over Weekend

Bald eagle feeding one of two chicks that hatched in early February near Big Bear Lake.  Unfortunately, the chicks did not survive the severe rain and snow storm on February 28th.  Photo Credit:  San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 12, 2014 - The last of four eagle censuses this winter was conducted on Saturday, with local biologists getting help from 57 volunteers. Observers spotted five bald eagles around Big Bear Lake during the one-hour count, including four adults and one juvenile. Juvenile eagles are the same size as the adults, but have a brown … [Read more...]