Category: Education

Wear Denim on April 26 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Big Bear, CA – Denim Day is an international sexual assault awareness campaign that began in Italy more than 20 years ago. The inspiration came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the Supreme Court overturned his conviction, because according to the Chief Judge, “The victim wore very, very tight jeans.” This ruling outraged women in the Italian Parliament, who all came to work the following day wearing jeans to show their solidarity with the victim. The protest...

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BVUSD Appoints New Board Member

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, after interviewing three qualifying candidates, the Governing Board appointed Sudie Smartt to fill the Board’s vacated seat.  Ms. Smartt is a retired BVUSD teacher and will serve the term through December 2018.  Smartt tells Kbear, “I am honored and excited at the opportunity.  This will present a different perspective from being in the classroom.”  In other news, the school district was recognized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools with a Positive Certification of the district’s ability to meet its financial obligations in the current...

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BVUSD Board to Conduct Interviews to Fill Vacant Seat

Big Bear, CA, January 30, 2017 – At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, which is Wednesday, February 1st, during open session, the Governing Board will conduct interviews of the three qualifying candidates who applied for the current vacant position on the Governing Board.  The three candidates include Stirling Elliott, Barry Roth and Sudie Smartt.  The vacant position was created by the resignation of former board member Paul Zamoyta.  Following the interviews, the Board will take action to appoint the new member by a majority vote immediately followed by the administration of oath to...

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Mom & Dad Project Receives Grant to Provide Free Car Seats

Big Bear, CA, January 26, 2017 – In August of 2016, Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Mom & Dad Project applied for a grant to provide car seats to help parents and caregivers abide by the new car seat law effective January 2017. According to California Highway Patrol, effective January 2017, “Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of...

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Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Open House

Lucerne Valley, CA, January 17, 2017 – The Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, located on Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley, is having an Open House on Thursday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This will be an educational and informative gathering for individuals interested in learning more about the South Quarry Project. The leadership team and consultants will be sharing the progress made thus far, and will be available to answer questions. Please wear casual clothing and closed toe shoes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, call Susan Patane at (909)809-0015. For more information on...

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