“Cold Creek Incident” closed Highway 38

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Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 - Officials closed State Route 38 Friday morning due to a major fuel spill, in what could be a long-term closure. The closure is in effect from Lake Williams to Valley of the Falls Drive, a thirty-mile stretch of highway. At approximately 9:35 a.m., a tanker truck carrying about 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned … [Read more...]

Move Over Or Slow Campaign Rolled Out

Sacramento, CA, April 16, 2013 - Today marks the official statewide roll-out of the Move-Over or Slow Campaign in conjunction with National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 15-19. The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans have joined together to educate the public about the Move Over or Slow Law in California and to acknowledge the … [Read more...]

North Shore Drive Closure

Fawnskin, CA, April 3, 2013 - Highway 38, North Shore Drive, will be closed from Stanfield Cutoff west to the Fawnskin triangle on Thursday, April 4, 8:00AM – 4:00PM for the Big Bear Time Trial of the 29th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. Please also be aware of heavy bicycle traffic on the southbound lane of North Shore Drive between Stanfield … [Read more...]

Next stop, Branson, MO!

Big Bear City, CA, March 25, 2013 - The Top of the Hill Gang Travel Club invites the public to join them on an eleven-day trip to Branson, Missouri, departing from Big Bear on October 18, 2013. The Top of the Hill Gang meets at 1:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Big Bear Senior Center, and at the luncheons every fourth Thursday … [Read more...]

Public Comments Sought for Environmental Impact Statement

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 24, 2013 - Forest Service officials are seeking public comments by May 16 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino). The SEIS analyzes the … [Read more...]

Everything you always wanted to know about the mob

Big Bear City, CA, March 11, 2013 - Kim Sweet is back as Museum Curator for the Big Bear Valley Historical Society, and she’ll be the featured speaker at its next general meeting. The public is invited to attend March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Center to hear her plans for the museum and its contents. The Historical Society does not have a … [Read more...]

Funding Approved For Maple Lane Project

Big Bear City, CA, March 7, 2013 - The California Transportation Commission has allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system. The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from … [Read more...]

Pick Up Truck Driver Passes From Tour Bus Accident

Yucaipa, CA, February 6, 2013 - The latest event in the tragic tour bus accident of Sunday, February 3rd is the passing of 72-year-old Fred Richardson who had been the driver of the pick-up truck that was struck by the out of control tour bus.  According to the San Bernardino County Coroner, Mr. Richardson passed at Loma Linda University Medical … [Read more...]

Details Emerge in the Tour Bus Accident on Highway 38 Last Sunday Night

Yucaipa, CA, February 5, 2013 - According to the Press-Enterprise, investigators are piecing together the events of Sunday night that caused a tour bus accident on Highway 38 killing 8 people and sending many more to area hospitals.  The bus driver, Norberto Perez, 52, of San Ysidro, who survived the accident, reported that the brakes went out on … [Read more...]

Tour Bus Crash Results in Fatalities and Closure of Hwy 38

Yucaipa, CA, February 3, 2013 - UPDATE: 11:24PM - The driver of the tour bus reported a problem with the brakes prior to Sunday night's accident on Highway 38 that has already claimed the lives of 8 people and has left many others injured, some serious.  The tour bus was returning to Tujana, Mexico, from Big Bear.  UPDATE: 10:27PM - Caltrans is … [Read more...]