CalTrans Works to Re-Open Hwy 18

Big Bear, CA, March 1, 2014, 10:00am - According to Terry Kasinga of CalTrans, crews are working to re-open Highway 18, the front grade, after closing the roadway yesterday morning due to large boulders and debris on the road as a result of severe weather conditions.  The route was closed at both the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley, however, as of … [Read more...]

Acosta Bankruptcy Halts Property Auction

Big Bear City, CA 2/28/2014 6:30 pm  - According to owner of A.J. Acosta Tree Service, Andy Acosta today filed personal and business bankruptcy in federal court.  This has resulted in halting the auction of his property on North Shore for now, which was scheduled to begin Saturday March 1, 2014.  According to Mr. Acosta, federal bankruptcy was … [Read more...]

Student Videographers Can Win $100

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - The Lighthouse Project is sponsoring a Video Contest for grades six through 12 on the theme of “Kids Do Amazing Things.” Students are invited to make an inspirational video up to 30 seconds long, then do their best to make it go viral. Contestants should upload their videos as Public to their YouTube … [Read more...]

How Does $10 Airfare Sound?

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 27, 2014 - Every year, kids who’ve been through the trauma of fire injuries get a chance to just be kids at camp. Thanks to the Fire & Burn Foundation, a few dozen children between the ages of  5-17 get to ride horses, listen to storytellers, and take classes in the San Bernardino Mountains. Burn camp in Big Bear … [Read more...]

Robbery Suspects to be Arraigned Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - An arraignment hearing is set for today following a local robbery at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The victim, Dylan Diego was walking home from a friend’s house near Mill Creek Road when he was reportedly confronted in the roadway by two 21-year-old Big Bear Lake residents, Nicholas Wardlaw and Freddie Chavez … [Read more...]

Senator Bob Dutton Running for SBD Assessor/Recorder

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San Bernardino County, CA, February 25, 2014 - On February 21st, Senator Bob Dutton (ret.) filed his nomination papers to run for San Bernardino County Assessor/Recorder. Dutton, known to many here in the Big Bear Valley, has much support from elected officials, community leaders, and associations that represent the county. As an elected … [Read more...]

A Chilly Challenge for Charity

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2014 - The temperature of the lake has been running about 47 degrees, but that won’t stop men, women and children from plunging in next week. That’s because they’re on a mission to benefit Special Olympics athletes. For over 40 years, Special Olympics Southern California [www.sosc.org] has been offering kids … [Read more...]

Distance Hikers Find Mountain Pit Stop

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Big Bear City, CA, February 23, 2014 - The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile hiking trail stretching from the Mexican border to Canada that passes through Big Bear Valley. The trail officially begins in Campo, California, and this year’s annual kickoff party will be held April 25-26th. The average hiker will take 10 days to make the … [Read more...]

Hollywood Loves Big Bear

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  Big Bear, CA, February 22, 2014 - In July of 1911, a movie company from back east arrived at the new Pine Knot Lodge in Big Bear and began filming. That began a love affair between Hollywood and Big Bear that still continues. At about the same time, tourism started taking off in the valley, but only in the summer. During the … [Read more...]

Singing Pines Expands to Accommodate Growing Demand

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 21, 2014 - After nearly five years at their original location west of the Village, the Big Bear Valley’s only private school moved to new grounds this week. Singing Pines School has no religious affiliations, but it now occupies three large classrooms in the Gunther Center at Community Church by the Lake. The school … [Read more...]