Stolen Property Recovered

Big Bear City, CA, Sept. 23, 2014 - As part of an ongoing investigation regarding a series of burglaries linked between Big Bear and the High Desert, detectives from both the Big Bear and Apple Valley Sheriff's Stations served a search warrant at a residence in Big Bear City last Thursday. Execution of the warrant led to the discovery of … [Read more...]

Holloway’s Celebrates 100 Years in Big Bear

Homer and Frances in front of the old general store

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2014 - Big Bear Lake offers the opportunity for every imaginable water sport activity, from quiet kayak outings to high-adrenaline wakeboarding. And one of the busiest hubs for watercraft is Holloway’s Marina, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It started with a nurseryman from Corona. Charles Holloway … [Read more...]

District Attorney’s Files Complaint on Kidnapping Charges

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In January, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding child concealment. Anthony Tummarello reported that he had not seen his son in 11 months and that the child’s mother, Melissa Epperley, was purposely not allowing him to see their 3-year-old. Tummarello had made numerous attempts to contact Epperley in an … [Read more...]

Tailgating Driver Was Carrying Meth

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - Shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputy Ferronato pulled a driver over for tailgating near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Mound Street in Big Bear City. The vehicle's driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Daniel Vanbuskirk, was found to be driving on a suspended license and to … [Read more...]

New Bike Law Designed to End Fatal Trend

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - It’s long been encouraged, but now it’s the law. As of September 16, California drivers are required to give bicyclists a three-foot margin as they pass them on the road. Our state isn’t the first to take such measures: According to the website 3footrule.com, 20 other states have some version of the law … [Read more...]

Rare Funnel Cloud Develops Over Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 17, 2014 - A very rare occurrence developed Tuesday with Big Bear's outbreak of thunderstorms. KBHR Meteorologist Ben Brissey explains that upper level winds and atmospheric conditions were favorable for severe weather and the development of funnel clouds--as demonstrated in this photograph. … [Read more...]

Body Found East of Baldwin Lake

Baldwin Lake, CA - September 16, 2014 - A group of horseback riders discovered the body of a deceased male adult over the weekend, near U.S. Forest Service road 2N02. Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the east valley location Saturday afternoon and reportedly found no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident. The Big Bear … [Read more...]

High School Senior Crowned Miss Big Bear 2015

Miss Teen Big Bear Brandy Murphy (L) and Miss Big Bear Marcella Pfiefer enjoy the spotlight.

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2014 - [Reported by Cathy Herrick] The annual Miss Big Bear Pageant took place at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday night, giving 23 young women a chance to practice their poise and public speaking. The evening's entertainment included a dance number with all of this year's contestants and songs … [Read more...]

Zoo Benefits Every Year From Fundraising Concert

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2014 - Internationally recognized musicians will be playing lakeside this month to raise money for our local animal sanctuary. Since debuting in 2010, the annual Blues for the Zoo concert has raised about $25,000 for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Now in its fifth year, the series that grew out of the Open Sky Music … [Read more...]

New Water Use Regulations Coming?

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 - Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 … [Read more...]

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