80 Degrees Outside = 102 in the Car


San Bernardino County, CA, August 5, 2013 -- With several weeks of summer left, the San Bernardino County Animal Cruelty Task Force reminds the public of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars. Even at cooler altitudes like the Big Bear Valley, conditions inside a vehicle can quickly become life-threatening. For example, when it is 80 degrees … [Read more...]

Lindsay Wagner Keynotes Big Bear’s First Yoga Festival

Keynote Speaker Lindsay Wagner

Big Bear City, CA, August 1, 2013 - Big Bear Yoga is bringing the first yoga festival to the valley this month, and Lindsay Wagner will deliver the keynote address.  Aside from being an award-winning actress, Wagner is an energy medicine advocate and the co-author of two books: The High Road to Health, a best-selling vegetarian lifestyle … [Read more...]

Healthcare District Seeks New CFO

Joe Demont will serve as Interim CFO.

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2013 - The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) has begun recruitment for a new Chief Financial Officer, following the resignation of Rudy Shutta. In addition to working as the CFO, Shutta has acted as the interim CEO twice and for the past several months had been working on the budget to keep the … [Read more...]

Elks Lodge Hosts Free Health Fair

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 11, 2013 - The Lions Club is well known for providing free recycled eyeglasses and vision screenings to people in need. Now, the Big Bear Lions & Sunset Lions Club of Big Bear is sponsoring a free health fair, in collaboration with Bear Valley Community Hospital and in partnership with Crestline Lioness, Arrowbear … [Read more...]

Activist Educates on Depression, Bullying and PTSD

Fawnskin, CA, July 10, 2013 -  'Quality of life activist' Tammie Hayes has spent the last three months traveling more than 9,500 miles to raise awareness about bullying, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide. She also runs a website for victims and their families from her home in Big Bear City. Hayes will present her inspiring … [Read more...]

Healthcare District Hires Permanent CEO

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2013 - The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of Directors has announced Raymond Hino as the permanent CEO for the District. Hino has been acting as full-time Interim CEO since January. Board President Barbara Willey commented, “Ray’s extensive background and experience in healthcare, specifically … [Read more...]

Pets & Pyrotechnics: Plan Ahead


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2013 - While most of us are looking forward to one of the top-rated fireworks shows in California this Thursday, the boom of pyrotechnics can terrify cats and dogs. This severe anxiety often takes the form of uncontrollable shaking, panting, clawing, and frantic meowing or barking. But in some cases, an animal's … [Read more...]

Community Gardens Project Continues Successful Lecture Series

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2013 -- The Community Gardens Project is focusing their next set of educational workshops on keeping food crops healthy, and how to then store and prepare their homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs . The workshops are FREE and open to the public at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS. Participants … [Read more...]

Keep Canines Cool as Temperatures Rise

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 29, 2013 - With record heat expected in Big Bear over the next few days, the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program reminds pet owners to be extra watchful of pets. Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, especially during a heat wave, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Animals left … [Read more...]

Stater Bros. Charities supports Heart & Stroke Association with six-figure check

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 5, 2013 - Throughout National Heart Month in February, Stater Bros. Charities partnered with the American Heart & Stroke Association to help stop two of America’s leading killers. Today, Staters will present a check for $364,901 to the Association at store #120 in Yucca Valley (58060 29 Palms Highway), supporting … [Read more...]