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...]

Teenager Profits From Public Speaking

Prize-winning speaker Elizabeth Johnson with English teacher Brad Rice

Big Bear Lake, CA March 6, 2014 - Big Bear High School student Elizabeth Johnson took home the $200 prize for 1st place at the annual Speech Trek contest for high school students. Her five-minute speech addressed the topic of “Women at the Top…Why Not?” Judges will now view performance DVDs of first place winners from throughout the state and … [Read more...]

Student Videographers Can Win $100

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - The Lighthouse Project is sponsoring a Video Contest for grades six through 12 on the theme of “Kids Do Amazing Things.” Students are invited to make an inspirational video up to 30 seconds long, then do their best to make it go viral. Contestants should upload their videos as Public to their YouTube … [Read more...]

How Does $10 Airfare Sound?

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 27, 2014 - Every year, kids who’ve been through the trauma of fire injuries get a chance to just be kids at camp. Thanks to the Fire & Burn Foundation, a few dozen children between the ages of  5-17 get to ride horses, listen to storytellers, and take classes in the San Bernardino Mountains. Burn camp in Big Bear … [Read more...]

Singing Pines Expands to Accommodate Growing Demand

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 21, 2014 - After nearly five years at their original location west of the Village, the Big Bear Valley’s only private school moved to new grounds this week. Singing Pines School has no religious affiliations, but it now occupies three large classrooms in the Gunther Center at Community Church by the Lake. The school … [Read more...]

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