Category: Current News

Full Closures on Arctic Circle to Begin in October

Big Bear, CA, September 9, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 3, to October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No closures are scheduled for Friday, October 14. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam. The full closure will take place during daytime hours due to safety considerations and additional work. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock climbing and bank scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, and...

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Victims of Grand Theft During the Bluecut Fire Ask for the Public’s Assistance

Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2016 – On August 17, 2016, Michael and Crystal Armstrong were contacted by deputies from the Central Patrol Station and instructed to evacuate their property due to the approaching Blue Cut fire. The fire at that time was not contained and was posing a direct threat to them. The victims adhered to the recommendation of the deputies and evacuated from their home for their safety. After leaving their home, the Armstrongs were watching the news coverage of the fire in their area when they saw an interview done by a reporter for Channel 9 News. The...

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Arson Registrant Arrested Near Blue Cut Fire

Photo courtesy of Sean Lamb Big Bear, CA, September 6, 2016 – On Saturday, September 3, 2016, at approximately 9:23 am, the Union Pacific Railroad Police contacted a man sitting inside a parked vehicle trespassing on railroad property. The officer contacted the subject, later identified as Larry Missirilian, and discovered he was on active parole and was an arson registrant. The officer notified the sheriff’s department and Deputy Sandoval from the Central Station responded to assist. They conducted a vehicle search and discovered Missirilian had a 5 gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath...

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Free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Comes to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, September 5th, 2016 – Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, September 15, 2016. California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner is sponsoring the event with Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder Bob Dutton, the City of Big Bear Lake, the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.  “Small businesses are a critical part of California’s economy,” said Member Runner. “Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California’s complicated tax laws.”  Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from presentations given by representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service. Seminar topics include avoiding sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, recordkeeping, and forms of ownership.   Event: Big Bear Lake Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time:  8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.) Place: Big Bear Lake City Hall 39707 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315...

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