Category: Government

Public Input Sought Re: Proposed Passenger Rail Service From L.A. to Indio

Big Bear, CA, October 13, 2016 – The Federal Railroad Administration, in cooperation with Caltrans and the Riverside County Transportation Commission, is holding three public scoping meetings to seek input regarding the proposed intercity passenger rail service between the cities of Los Angeles and Indio, also known as the Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass Corridor. Meetings will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, with brief presentations starting at 5:45 pm. The content of the presentation will be the same at each meeting; please attend the meeting location that is most convenient. The first meeting was held last night...

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Extraordinary women receive distinct honors from Senator Mike Morrell

Big Bear, CA, October 11, 2016 – It’s not often that one gets noticed for their positive feats and impact on the community. But each year, Senator Mike Morrell calls attention to iconic women in the 23rd Senate District who are exemplary figures within the towns and cities they live through the Women of Distinction Awards. This year’s ceremony and dinner on Oct. 7 recognized three finalists from Big Bear Valley, alongside other women from the district: Dena Arbaugh, Big Bear Middle School principal; Linda Ricchiuti, owner of The Copper Q; and Pamela Scannell, executive director of the Big Bear...

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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by Registering to Vote

San Bernardino County, CA, September 27, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Elections Office is celebrating National Voter Registration Day by encouraging people to register to vote today, Tuesday, September 27. National Voter Registration Day was founded in 2012 in response to over six million Americans reporting that they didn’t vote as a result of missing the registration deadline or not knowing how to register. It has now become an annual celebration, when thousands of people ensure their family, friends, and neighbors are registered to vote. Citizens may register to vote one of two ways: online or in-person. Voters can register online at SBCountyElections. Voters may also obtain a paper voter registration application in person at city clerk offices and libraries throughout the county, or at the Elections Office on East Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. In addition, applications are also distributed by more than 80 governmental agencies throughout San Bernardino County. Michael Scarpello, Registrar of Voters said, “We’ve expanded the number of locations where voters can obtain registration applications, improved our website so voters have easy access to this information, and assisted other governmental agencies in fulfilling their legal duty to distribute applications.” For more information about the San Bernardino County Elections Office, visit SBCountyElections, or call (909)...

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Steve Schindler, BBARWA GM, Announces His Retirement

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – Steven Schindler, the General Manager for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA), announced he will retire as the head of the organization on May 1, 2017.  Schindler will leave the organization after serving as its chief executive for more than half of the Agency’s existence and longest tenured employee; with over 24 years at BBARWA and over 34 years serving the public in southern California; “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Big Bear Valley, the Governing Board and staff,” said Schindler. “Together we have made BBARWA a strong...

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November 8th Election: Contested and Uncontested Races

November 8th is just around the corner and Big Bear is ready to go.  There are only a few seats on local boards that are contested this year. No elections will be held for the following agencies: Big Bear Lake City Council, Big Bear Municipal Water District and Bear Valley Unified School District.  This means that all of those candidates will win by acclamation. Contested Races • Big Bear City Community Services District Board of directors. Paul E. Terry — incumbent Lawrence Walsh — incumbent John Russo • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of directors, Four candidates filed for three...

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