Big Bear’s Night Sky is the Star this Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22, 2014 - The StarLight Festival comes to Big Bear Saturday and Sunday bringing a unique celebration of science and technology. Happening at the Northwoods Resort and Conference Center under the beautiful, clear Big Bear skies, people will be educated and entertained in an engaging atmosphere of music and art. Hours for … [Read more...]

“Safe Boating Week” Focuses on Life Jackets

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2014 - With warmer weather, people gravitate to the cool shores of Big Bear Lake, and want to play in the water. Families should keep in mind, however, that accidents are possible. Too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and don’t wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Teens: Beat the Stats by Starting Smart

Running Springs, CA, March 21, 2014 - A poor decision behind the wheel can take lives in an instant. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 20. The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Start Smart program is an effort to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities of driving a motor … [Read more...]

Juvenile Arrested for Sexting

Big Bear City, March 20, 2014 - Sheriff’s Deputies responded on Monday to a report that a 17-year-old male resident of Big Bear City had sent sexually explicit pictures and messages via social media and texts to numerous female juveniles. The Big Bear Detectives’ Bureau has so far identified 13 victims between the ages of 14 and 17. The … [Read more...]

Look for the Purple Pig

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Big Bear Valley, CA, March 20, 2014 - If you’ve spotted a purple piggy bank in a local business, that’s a fundraising tool for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc (CHEMPI), best known for its support of children with disabilities. Twenty-two business owners have put out the collection banks, and more are being sought to support this … [Read more...]

Detectives Investigate Molestation Case

Big Bear City, CA, March 18, 2014 - On March 5, Big Bear Sheriff's Station Detective Bureau began investigating a report of child molestation that had occurred in Big Bear City from August, 2013 through February, 2014. On March 14, deputies made an arrest. The suspect, 44-year-old Mark Curtis Marcum, is accused of molesting the seven-year-old … [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...]

Dental Screenings Made Easy

Big Bear Valley, CA, March 10, 2014 - Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a child. So when kids can get screened in familiar surroundings, it’s a less threatening experience. The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake is providing just that on March 11. Their annual dental screening program is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to noon at … [Read more...]