• UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

    By G. T. Houts UPDATE: Thursday, July 2 – 4:15 a.m. San Bernardino, CA – A video arraignment for David Anthony Battle, 44 — the man accused of impersonating a firefighter in the area of the Lake Fire — was held in Superior Court with Commissioner Ronald J. Gilbert  entering not guilty pleas to all counts. Wednesday afternoon’s arraignment was […]

    UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter
  • ROTW Council Of Governments Seeks To Unite Mountain Agencies

    By W. Edward Clark Lake Arrowhead, CA – An organizational meeting of the Rim of the World Council of Governments (ROWCOG) will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rim of the World High School. UNITING THE MOUNTAINS COMMUNITIES Elected boards of directors of mountain public service agencies have been invited to each appoint […]

    ROTW Council Of Governments Seeks To Unite Mountain Agencies
  • Independence Weekend Closures

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Because the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday, some agencies will be closed on Friday, July 3. SCHEDULED […]

    Independence Weekend Closures
  • Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Files Referendum Against Vaccine Bill

    By Michael P. Neufeld Sacramento, CA – Former 33rd District Assemblyman Tim Donnelly –- who represented the mountain communities – has filed a draft referendum in Sacramento with the California Attorney General’s office requesting a voter referendum on the vaccine bill signed Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown. Donnelly, who is now a conservative talk show host, requested that Attorney General […]

    Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Files Referendum Against Vaccine Bill
  • KaBOOM! Awards Rim Communities Playful Cities Designation II

    By Michael P. Neufeld Rim Mountain Communities – For the second time, the Rim Communities have been granted a Playful City USA designation. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. The Rim Communities encompass more than 30,000 full-time residents and annually attract tens of thousands of […]

    KaBOOM! Awards Rim Communities Playful Cities Designation II
  • 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – The 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will feature pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee on Saturday, July 4. The annual fund-raising event will be held at Fire Station 91  at 301 South Highway 173 in Lake Arrowhead from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The pancake breakfast and public […]

    48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91
  • Re-name Rainbow Kids Club Contest Launched

    By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA –  Entries in the Re-name the Rainbow Kids Club Contest are being accepted through Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m., according to a media release issued on behalf of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. Big Bear residents — kids included — are encouraged to submit a new name to […]

    Re-name Rainbow Kids Club Contest Launched
  • UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

    By Michael P. Neufeld Barton Flats, CA – The Lake Fire has now consumed 31,359 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire behavior Monday was minimal with creeping and smoldering, with isolated tree torching and occasional small uphill runs. A large sinuous interior island in the Fish Creek Saddle / Lake Peak area is now included in the total […]

    UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 70 Percent Contained
  • UPDATE: Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Ice Cream Safari POSTPONED

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Wednesday, July 1 – 4:04 a.m. Big Bear Lake, CA – The Ice Cream Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo has been postponed. No new date has been announced.   The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo issued the following statement: “The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s annual Ice Cream Safari […]

    UPDATE: Big Bear Alpine Zoo's Ice Cream Safari POSTPONED
  • Assessor Releases 2015 Property Assessment Roll

    By Michael P. Neufeld San Bernardino, CA - San Bernardino County Assessor Bob Dutton has signed the 2015 annual property assessment roll. The assessment roll contains 820,314 taxable parcels and is valued at $186,894,462,703 which is a 5.077% net increase as compared to the 2014 assessment roll. Dutton’s news release indicated that the primary reasons for the increase in value are […]

    Assessor Releases 2015 Property Assessment Roll

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UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

July 2, 2015 at 12:45 am

A 44-year-old San Bernardino man allegedly impersonating a firefighter has entered a not guilty plea and is being held on $500,000 bail. (File Photo) By G. T. Houts UPDATE:...

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48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

July 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

On Saturday, July 4, the 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will be held starting at 7 a.m. at Fire Station 91 in Lake Arrowhead. (File Photo) By Michael P. Neufeld Lake...

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As a condition of extending outspoken and opinionated television host Keith Olbermann's contract, ESPN wants him to nix providing "commentary" during his broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [...]
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Safety officials are still trying to find patterns in the series of shark attacks on the North Carolina coast that might help keep the key tourism region safe for visitors, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday.McCrory spoke after the seventh shark attack in the past three weeks,... [...]
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While Americans coast to coast are readying to fire up their grills and celebrate July 4th, YouTube blogger Mark Dice traversed a beach in San Diego to ask people the reason for the weekend holiday - and most had no idea, InfoWars.com reports. [...]
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Cook Introduces Bi-partisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Cook Introduces Bi-partisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

May 11, 2015 at 12:03 am

The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 20o15 has been co-authored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley/8). By Michael P. Neufeld Washington, D.C. – Congressman...

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First Mountain Bank To Merge With Premier Business Bank This Month

First Mountain Bank To Merge With Premier Business Bank This Month

June 9, 2015 at 4:19 am

Negotiations are in the advanced stages for a merger this month of First Mountain Bank with Premier Business Bank. (File Photo) Big Bear Lake, CA – First Mountain Bank...

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UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

July 2, 2015 at 12:45 am

A 44-year-old San Bernardino man allegedly impersonating a firefighter has entered a not guilty plea and is being held on $500,000 bail. (File Photo) By G. T. Houts UPDATE:...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Wednesday, July 1

SHERIFF’S LOG – Wednesday, July 1

July 2, 2015 at 12:01 am

Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released the daily incident reports for the Big Bear Station, City of Big Bear Lake...

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Keep Your Pets Safe This July 4th Weekend

Keep Your Pets Safe This July 4th Weekend

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The crashes, booms and bangs from fireworks might make for a festive July 4th celebration for people, but not for animals. It’s a sure bet that not all the fireworks in the world light up your life like your animals do –so why let them suffer during fireworks displays? The loud noises on […]

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Hearts & Lives Grants Fund Emergency Food/Shelter And Oral Health Programs

Hearts & Lives Grants Fund Emergency Food/Shelter And Oral Health Programs

By Michael P. Neufeld Crestline, CA – Hearts & Lives’ Emergency Food and Shelter Program has received a $20,892 grant and the “Early Smiles” Program $95,000. Outgoing Executive Director and Interim Executive Director Luvia Rodriguez announced the grants in a media release. Stuart is retiring July 1 and will become a member of the Hearts & Lives Board of Directors. EMERGENCY […]

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