Category: Government

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation is On-Track

San Bernardino, CA May 24, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the construction contract for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Project with M.S. Construction Management Group. Without haste, the Zoo groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday May 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the new Zoo site. During Tuesday’s meeting, many local officials spoke in favor of moving the Zoo project forward. Mayor David Caretto, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jahn, Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo President, Kathy Greenwood, and Rick Herrick, NAY Foundation Chairman, were among the speakers who thanked Chairman James Ramos...

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Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long

Big Bear, CA, May 24, 2016 – Learning and good nutrition does not end when school lets out.  The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The Summer Meals Program reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session.  State agencies administer the program and communicate with USDA. Sponsors enter into agreements with State agencies to run the program. Bear Valley Unified School...

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Big Bear Assemblyman stands with Governor

Big Bear, CA, May 16th, 2016 – Big Bear Assemblyman Jay Obernolte said on Friday morning that he stands along with Governor Jerry Brown for financial caution. The governor released his revised budget Friday, and Obernolte, who is the vice chairman of the Assembly’s budget committee, expressed a more cautious and less politically partisan opinion about various spending priorities in the Legislature, and more concerned about California spending beyond what the governor had recommended . The governor says that tax revenue growth in the state is slowing, and yet the California State Assembly continues to advocate for higher state government spending. One area where Obernolte and the governor...

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Assemblymember Obernolte Seeks Nominations for Veteran of the Year

Big Bear, CA, May 11, 2016 – Every year, Assembly Members select a veteran in their District to be recognized as the Veteran of the Year. Assemblymember Jay Obernolte invites residents to nominate a veteran who has gone above and beyond to serve our country, defend our freedom, and help better our community. The Veteran of the Year will be honored in Sacramento with a ceremony and luncheon on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Please submit nominations detailing why you think a local veteran should be nominated. Your submission should include information about the veteran’s military history, examples of the veteran’s...

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Senator Morrell and Assemblyman Obernolte to Hold Fire Tax Town Halls in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, April 13, 2016 – On Saturday, April 16, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) will hold two community forums to discuss the status of the controversial state fire prevention “fee”, more commonly known as the fire tax. Senator Morrell recently authored Senate Bill 198 (co-authored by Assemblyman Obernolte) to repeal the fire tax, but it was rejected on a party-line vote. However, Senate Bill 1136, legislation authored by Senator Morrell to require more detailed information on how CalFire spends money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee, was recently passed by a unanimous...

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