Category: Youth Children Families

Bomb Threat at Baldwin Lane Elementary School

Sugarloaf, CA – On Tuesday, May 23, at 2:18 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported bomb threat at Baldwin Lane Elementary School in Sugarloaf. School officials advised Sheriff’s Dispatch that they received a call at approximately 2:10 p.m. from what sounded like a male subject trying to disguise his voice, saying that bombs had been planted in classrooms. Classes were in session at the time the threat was made, and school officials worked quickly to evacuate approximately 400 students and faculty members to the parking lot and outlying playground. Multiple patrol units responded to the call for service and deputies worked as a team to conduct a systematic and thorough search of the inside and outside of the school. At approximately 3:20 p.m. a sweep of the entire premises was concluded, and deputies found no suspicious persons or packages at the school. Anyone having information as to the identity of the caller is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Reports can also be made anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at...

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates with May Discount

Big Bear, CA – Big Bear locals are invited to celebrate spring with a discounted admission rate at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo the first week in May. With construction of the new zoo well underway, there’s much to celebrate. From May 1-5, locals can visit the zoo for only $5. The local discount provides an opportunity for people to view the current zoo before the zoo transitions to its new location, which is scheduled for completion in early spring of 2018, and is a thank you to locals for supporting the zoo. The special discount will apply to the...

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest for Child Pornography

Big Bear City, CA – Shortly before noon on Wednesday, April 5, deputies and detectives of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 Block of S. Central Lane in Big Bear City. The search warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing investigation into possession of child pornography. The suspect, identified as 63-year-old Thomas Goede, was found have sexually explicit photographs of minors on his personal cell phone. As a result of the search warrant, Goede’s cell phone, several computers, and other electronic devices were seized for forensic analysis. Goede was taken...

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Spring Break Ski Camp

Big Bear, CA – Longtime Snow Summit CEO and innovator, Dick Kun, brought the joy of skiing to the residents of Big Bear as well as all of Southern California. One of his passions was getting the local kids on the slopes at an early age and exposing them to a lifelong love of skiing. In honor of his legacy, donations have been made to fund the Dick Kun Kid’s Ski Camp. The camp begins on Monday, April 3rd, and ends on Friday, April 7th, and is open to kids in grades 3-7. It runs from 8:30am to noon...

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BVUSD Board Meeting

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley was recognized for their continued support of Bear Valley schools.  Soroptimist President, Cindy Caretto, presented the district with a check for $8,920.00 to be used to purchase security cameras at the Big Bear Middle School.  Middle School STEAM Program students presented to the Board after winning three categories in the Rube Goldberg competition on March 4th placing third overall and receiving the Creative Spark Award and the Teamwork Award.  Students collaborated to create a complex machine incorporating a mechanical device...

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