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...]

Share your ideas about recreation in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 23, 2013 - UPDATE - The location has been moved from the Performing Arts Center to Community Church at 40946 Big Bear Boulevard. The time and date have remained the same. ORIGINAL STORY Big Bear Lake, CA, January 20, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake has been working on a Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master … [Read more...]

Fawnskin resident dies in car crash

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 6, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Coroner's office has announced that a 45-year-0ld mountain resident has died of injuries sustained in a traffic collision. The crash occurred on Saturday, January 5 at approximately 1:15 PM. Robyn Hein of Fawnskin, was driving southbound on State Route 330  just south of the ranger … [Read more...]

County Gets Tougher On Impaired Drivers

Big Bear Lake, CA December 17, 2012 - In 2010, there were 221 deaths and 11,764 serious injuries as a result of DUI crashes in the County. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has started a Special DUI Prosecution Program, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $230,000 grant will fund a Vertical … [Read more...]

Film Crews May Impact Travel Today

Running Springs, CA, November 30, 2012 - There could be occasional traffic delays today on SR 18 and SR 247. Terri Kasinga at CalTrans says two film permits have been approved for today. Intermittent closures on SR 18 in Running Springs near Panorama are scheduled to take place, weather permitting, between 9am and 3pm. Temporary closures have also … [Read more...]

“Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 12, 2012 - The “Daytime headlight section” signs recently installed on State Route 18 are being removed. A Caltrans spokesperson stated that although some mountain residents would like to see the signs remain in place, others have concerns about the cost of a citation and the impact on visitors who might not know … [Read more...]

Prepare For Winter – Get Snow Poles At City Hall

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 10, 2012, 6am - It’s time to begin preparing for the winter season, and the City of Big Bear Lake is dedicated to helping residents. Snow poles are available for purchase at the Civic Center at a cost of $12.50 per pole (+ tax). The Civic Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. and is open to the public Monday … [Read more...]

Power Outage for Areas of Big Bear Thursday Evening

Big Bear, CA, November 8, 2012 - Residents began reporting areas of Big Bear Lake that were without power at approximately 7:45pm Thursday evening.  Wet roads and poor visibility may have contributed to the events but unconfirmed reports of an accident at Catalina in Big Bear Lake may be the cause of the power outage.  Crews for the electric … [Read more...]

Big Bear Man Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle

Mentone, CA, October 24, 2012, 9am - On October 23, 2012 at about 6:40pm, a 61 year-old man from Big Bear was walking southbound across Mentone Boulevard north of Crafton Avenue in Mentone and was struck by an eastbound 2000 Acura. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of the man will be released once positive … [Read more...]