Category: Education

Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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Always Be Bear Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, October 20, 2016 – Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have concluded the investigation of a bear attack on a Southern California man last Monday. CDFW is unable to confirm the current location of the bear. No further efforts will be made to trap and/or euthanize the bear. On Oct. 10, a 54-year-old hiker on national forest lands near Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County saw a bear on the trail in front of him. A few moments later, a second bear attacked him from the side, causing severe but not...

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Annual California ShakeOut Drill Tomorrow at 10:20am

Big Bear, CA, October 19, 2016 – On the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area, and in a month when Southern Californians learned of a significant new fault in their backyard, the California Earthquake Authority reminds Californians that no part of the state is without earthquake risk and invites everyone to get better prepared by joining the Great California ShakeOut drill. This year’s ShakeOut drill is set for 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, and CEA will participate alongside millions of Californians. The annual event is an opportunity for people all over the world to practice what...

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DOVES Needs a New House

Big Bear, CA, October 18, 2016 – DOVES’ annual gala, Starry Starry Night is taking place, Saturday, October 22 at Community Church Big Bear, starting at 5pm.  Fundraising efforts this year are benefiting the Transitional Housing Program. DOVES currently has a shelter which serves as immediate housing for women and children who are fleeing a domestic violence situation. However, transitional housing is for women who want to stay in the community, get jobs, and begin their new lives. This fundraiser will help DOVES purchase a building with several units to accommodate women wishing to start fresh. Tickets for Starry Starry...

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Fundraiser for EQUU8 Raises Money to Connect People and Horses

Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2016 – The stated mission of EQUU8 (pronounced equate) is to enrich the lives of horses and humans, with or without disabilities, by providing equal opportunities through meaningful equine-assisted activities and horsemanship. Suzanne Hodges, Executive Director of EQUU8, says, “For some people, the path to healing is found through horses. As a teacher through EQUU8, I hope to help bring respectful horsemanship together with therapeutic riding (certified by PATH International) for a perfect connection between human (with or without special needs) and horse.” On October 15, EQUU8 will be holding their 3rd Annual Benefit Concert and Live Auction,...

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