The Big White Dome on the Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Have you ever wondered what that little white building with the big white dome on top is doing sitting on the north shore of our lake? It's looking at the sun. The Big Bear Solar Observatory was built by the California Institute of Technology in 1969, but management of the BBSO was transferred … [Read more...]

It’s “Appy Hour” for Educators

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Redlands, CA, January 15, 2014 - Barnes & Noble Redlands is treating teachers right. The bookstore invites middle and high school students to enter the My Favorite Teacher Contest for a chance to win cash and recognition for their school. It starts with kids writing an essay, poem or thank-you letter for an educator that has especially … [Read more...]

Community Colleges Enrolling for Spring

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San Bernardino County, January 10, 2014 - Whether you want to drive 25 miles to the nearest campus or learn online from the comfort of home, you'll find lots of classes to choose from during the spring semester at local colleges. Start dates at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and Crafton Hills College (CHC) are coming up fast on January … [Read more...]

Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

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Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

“Loving Life Center” Opens to Public on Solstice Saturday

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 20, 2013 - Psychologist Robin Bradley, educator Joe Bradley and Marriage and Family Therapist Gina Weiss have revamped a historic log cabin as an office space and gathering place called the Big Bear Loving Life Center. The trio’s individual pursuits include counseling practices, EarthHEAL, Big Bear THRIVES!, the … [Read more...]

Mountains Foundation Named “Partner of the Year”

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Fawnskin, CA, December 10, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service has named the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) their “Partner of the Year” for achieving exceptional results in inspiring more visitors to connect, recreate responsibly and serve their public lands. As Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore put it, “Only with … [Read more...]

Technology Tuesday at Middle School

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 18, 2013 - The public is invited to attend a presentation called “Extreme Collaboration Via Technology” at Big Bear Middle School at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. Educator and technology advocate Roland Garcia will be the main presenter. Roland has been a classroom teacher for 15 years, teaching educational technology … [Read more...]

“Bearly Speaking” Wins Top Honors

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Ontario, CA, October 7, 2013 - The local Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking,” has just landed another honor, thanks to club member and Toastmaster Ambassador Marlene Cain. Marlene just won a division-wide Speech Contest that judges a contestant’s ability to evaluate a prepared speech then immediately deliver a 3-minute speech that analyzes … [Read more...]

Non-Nutritious Foods on Tonight’s School Board Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 4, 2013 -  Those wanting to attend tonight's Regular Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District should note the location for part of it has been changed. The Closed Session will be held as planned at 5:15 p.m. at the District Office (42271 Moonridge Road). But the 6:30 p.m. Open Session will now be held … [Read more...]

“Women in the Arts” Celebration Will Benefit Local Students

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 29, 2013 - The Big Bear Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was formed in 1983 to enhance the professional and personal growth of members and young women and girls in the community. On Sunday, September 8, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., the group will present its annual “Women in the Arts” … [Read more...]