Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

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Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 - Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...]

DOVES Latest Executive Director Describes New Focus

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 17, 2014 - During 31 years of providing domestic and violence education services, DOVES of Big Bear Valley has had only three Executive Directors: Janet Trott, Kathi Harper and most recently, Helen Adams. Adams accepted the title at the January board meeting after serving as interim director since her predecessor … [Read more...]

A Fugitive in Our Midst: Christopher Dorner in Retrospect

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 10, 2014 - In February of 2013, many of us began following the news of a disturbed, disgruntled ex-cop as he crisscrossed southern California: A pair of murders in Irvine, an attempted boat theft in San Diego, an officer shot in Corona, and a fatal ambush in Riverside. It was chilling to watch Christopher Dorner’s path … [Read more...]

The Bronx Gardener: Changing Landscapes and Mindsets

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 9, 2014 - The Big Bear Lighthouse Project’s Vision Summit is something hundreds of people look forward to every year. In fact, it sold out in 2013, headlined as it was by the bestselling author and farming philosopher Joel Salatin, whose mission is to “develop economically, environmentally and emotionally enhancing … [Read more...]

Night on the Town Will Benefit Young Entrepreneurs

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 30, 2014 - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their 5th Annual Gala, and announced its theme. “Denim & Diamonds” will be held at the Northwoods Resort on March 8th, from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., featuring country singer Brent Payne, old-time photography by Millener Productions and dinner. Because … [Read more...]

Pasadena Orchestra Joins Forces With Mountain Ensembles

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 29, 2014 - On February 8, the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley will present a collaboration between the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) and the All Mountain String Ensemble, conducted by Sharon Rizzo. This free performance runs from 2:00-5:00 p.m at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear … [Read more...]

Women and Children Have a New Local Resource

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 27, 2013 - Big Bear Women, Infants, and Children--OR “WIC”-- CLinic is now open at the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center at the Bear Valley Community Hospital on Garstin Drive. The WIC clinic will be open Monday and Tuesday, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM. The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health … [Read more...]

Walgreens and Kmart Host Toy Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2013 - For the past 25 years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has run an annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive to benefit children hospitalized during the holidays. This year, the CHP has put collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys at two Big Bear locations: Walgreens (42107 Big Bear Blvd) and Kmart (42126 Big … [Read more...]

Planning End-of-Year Giving? Send a Burn Survivor Child to Camp.

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 9, 2013 - For the past ten years, the Fire & Burn Foundation has been providing winter camp for burn survivor children ages 5-17 in the San Bernardino Mountains. Over four days, 60-85 kids--typically from Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties--get the counseling and social support needed to re-establish … [Read more...]

Amber Alert Issued

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December 5, 2013 5:08 p.m. - An Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Romero of Kennewick, Washington. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. on December 4. The victim was seen getting into a green Ford Escape, early 2000’s, at 1800 W 7th Ave Kennewick. The family believes the suspect is en route Mexico with the victim. Kennewick PD is … [Read more...]