Category: Current News

Homicide Investigation in Running Springs

Running Springs, CA, December 5, 2016 – On Friday, December 2, 2016, at approximately 9:06 p.m., deputies from the Twin Peaks Station responded to the 31000 block of Wagon Wheel Drive in Running Springs for a report of a man suffering from trauma to his upper torso. The man, later identified as John Eastwood, a 45 year old resident of Twin Peaks, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail were requested and are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Troy Mooradian or Sergeant David Johnson at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at...

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School District Holds Local Contractor Reception

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2016 – The Bear Valley Unified School District will be holding a reception for local contractors to share information on the Department of Industrial Relations and Public Works bidding process.  The guidelines changed in 2014 for public work contractors doing business where public funding is used for projects costing $1000 or more.  In an effort to encourage and educate local contractors on the bidding process for Big Bear school district jobs, the reception will be held on Thursday, December 8th from 3 to 5pm at the Bear Valley Unified School District Office at 42271...

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Big Bear’s American Legion Auxiliary Hosts Annual Children’s Holiday Party

Big Bear, CA, December 1, 2016 – Each year, Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special stop at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center by special invitation of the American Legion for the annual Children’s Holiday Party. This year’s event is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 30 years in the making, the Children’s Holiday Party began as a small event to give back to local children and was hosted in the American Legion building in Big Bear Lake. A man simply known as “Doc” made the giving of bicycles an annual tradition, as well, donating all of the funds to the Auxiliary until his passing. The party rapidly grew in popularity and has been at the convention center for more than a decade now. The Auxiliary continues to give bicycles each year to eight lucky boys and girls, and aims to make sure all of the attending youth receive a gift and have a chance to meet with the Jolly Old Elf himself. Santa and Mrs. Claus hand out stockings stuffed with small toys, candy and other gifts, and families can stand in close for a photo to commemorate the fun. In addition, hot dogs and refreshments are served. This event is greatly reliant on donations. The 2016 donors include the Big Bear Cycling Association, Mammoth Mountain, Village Plumbing, Mitsubishi Cement Corp., Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, Kiwanis,...

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Rotary Club Hosts 28th Annual Senior Holiday Dinner

Big Bear, CA, November 30, 2016 – The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake announces its 28th annual Senior Citizens’ Holiday Dinner to be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Salvation Army Pine Summit Conference Center in Big Bear Lake. FREE tickets are available this year at a new pick up location, RE/MAX Big Bear, 42153 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake (909) 866-5062, but seniors are advised that they must pick up tickets in person between 9 and 5, as no telephone reservations are available. Seniors are advised to request only the number of tickets that they...

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Dick Kun – Big Bear and Ski Industry Icon Passes Sunday Evening

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA  November 29, 2016 – A memorial service for Dick Kun has been scheduled for Saturday, December 17th at 3pm at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  Big Bear Lake, CA  November 29, 2016 – Big Bear Mountain reported to it’s employees and the ski industry that Richard ‘Dick’ Kun, former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Snow Summit Ski Corporation and one of the true icons of the American Ski Industry and Big Bear Valley for a period of five decades, passed away Sunday night at his home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His...

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