San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

Measures Pass in Tuesday’s Primaries

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2014 - Tuesday's statewide primary election netted dominant wins for the Bear Valley Hospital Measure F extending the property tax assessments and Measure E, the transfer of the Rim Forest water system from Big Bear to Lake Arrowhead. A November runoff is also now in place for the Assembly seat of the 33rd District … [Read more...]

Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 - When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital … [Read more...]

MS Walk Raises Funds and Keeps Hope Alive

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2014 - For nearly a decade, community organizations in Big Bear have been working together to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) via the annual Walk MS event. Past supporters will be gratified to know that local fundraising efforts are making a tangible impact by supporting direct programs and services for the … [Read more...]

Men Competing to Raise Money for Women’s Health

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 10, 2014 - This year’s Man About Town fundraiser will benefit local women’s health programs, and Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley has named the campaign “Healthy Women Make Healthy Families.” Under that umbrella are proactive practices for physical health--such as getting regular mammograms and … [Read more...]

Guiding Teens Toward Healthy Relationships

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2014 - According to a national survey, one in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. In collaboration with Common Ground, DOVES will be educating parents, grandparents, teachers and community members on the warning signs of teen dating … [Read more...]

The Race is on to Raise Money for MS

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2014 - National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week starts today, and locals have already started collecting pledges for the annual Walk MS event along the Alpine Pedal Path. On May 3, the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society will kick off the festivities at North Shore Elementary … [Read more...]

The Bronx Gardener: Changing Landscapes and Mindsets

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 9, 2014 - The Big Bear Lighthouse Project’s Vision Summit is something hundreds of people look forward to every year. In fact, it sold out in 2013, headlined as it was by the bestselling author and farming philosopher Joel Salatin, whose mission is to “develop economically, environmentally and emotionally enhancing … [Read more...]

Sara Russ Maps Out Priorities For Healthcare District

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 5, 2014 - After serving a little more than a year on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) Board of Directors, Sara Russ is taking the reins. Her fellow board members elected officers last week, and named her President, an election she calls “a rare opportunity that comes with great … [Read more...]

H1N1 Flu Strain is Still Claiming Lives

San Bernardino County, CA, February 3, 2014 - As flu activity increases statewide; the number of flu-related deaths in San Bernardino County has risen to 16 in the past three weeks--a sharp rise from the 2012-2013 season in which only five flu-related deaths were confirmed. While the majority of fatalities happened with individuals between the … [Read more...]