Please Conserve Electricity, FlexAlert Issued


Sacramento, CA, August 13, 2012, 1:00pm - State officials have called a Flex Alert and are asking for everyone’s help. Please turn off unnecessary home and workplace lights and adjust thermostats to 78 degrees or higher. A Statewide FlexAlert has been called effective immediately, from today, August 13, ending tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14 at … [Read more...]

City Council Filing Deadline Extended


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2012, noon - Liz Harris will not run for reelection on the Big Bear Lake City Council, and that means the candidate filing deadline has been extended by five days. Liz Harris was elected to the Big Bear Lake City Council in 2000, and she served as mayor in 2003, 2004 and 2010. The deadline for filing nomination papers … [Read more...]

For Ryan Hall “It just wasn’t in the cards

Ryan Hall and teammate Abdi Abdirahman drop out of Olympic Marathon around mile 11 and within minutres of each other. Hall described his race in an interview with NBC. “Just had some hamstring tightness going into the race and it was something that was getting progressively worse as I was going, and I start to feel my stride start to alter. … [Read more...]

Flood Advisory in Big Bear Through 3p.m. Saturday


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 11, 2012, 1:15p.m. -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the southern part of San Bernardino County, which includes highways to and through Big Bear. There are reports of street flooding in parts of the valley, and large rocks on Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks. Motorists traveling on mountain … [Read more...]

Save Energy – FlexAlert Today


Big Bear City, CA, August 10, 2012, 12:30pm - [UPDATE] - Due to changing weather conditions, the FlexAlert has been shortened to one day, today only until 6pm. It was originally issued for three days including the weekend.   [ORIGINAL STORY] - Big Bear City, CA, August 10, 2012, noon - A FlexAlert has been issued by the California … [Read more...]

One Lane Closed On Highway 38


Angelus Oaks, CA, August 8, 2012, 3:00pm - There is one lane closed on SR 38 above Angelus Oaks near Glass Road to Seven Oaks - due to a report of a fire -  heavy rain and lightening is also being experienced on mountain routes and there have been some falling rocks reported, according to Terri Kasinga at CalTrans. Motorists are advised to travel … [Read more...]

Paid Leave Continues For Hospital CEO


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 9, 2012, noon - Mark Hecksel, CEO of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, is still on paid administrative leave, which started on July 6, 2012. Prior to that, Hecksel was placed on family medical leave beginning May 7, 2012. He was appointed to the CEO position on February 28, 2011. According to the Board of … [Read more...]

Female Found Deceased In Home


Big Bear City, CA, August 9, 2012, 8:00am - An unidentified body was found in the attic of a Big Bear City home on East Meadow Lane. The death of the female is under investigation by Homicide Detectives. The body that was discovered was badly decomposed. On Monday, Sheriff’s Deputies were called when members of the family found the body in the … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Electric Proposed Rate Increase


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2012, noon - The California Public Utilities Commission is seeking public comments from customers that receive electric service from Bear Valley Electric, regarding an application for a proposed increase in rates for service. The application was filed on February 16, 2012 requesting authorization to increase overall … [Read more...]

Monica Howse Found Safe, Sanchez Arrested Then Released


Big Bear City, CA, August 7, 4:00pm -  [UPDATE] - 23-year-old Alberto Silva Sanchez, the man who was believed to be with Monica Howse was arrested Thursday evening, August 2, and booked for allegedly having sex with a minor, then later released. The District Attorney's Office declined to file charges against Sanchez and sent the case back to Big … [Read more...]