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  • NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – A host of new laws will take effect in California on Friday, July 1, ranging from disability insurance and new wage and garnishment restrictions and piecework compensation to prevailing wages. During the last legislative year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a total of 808 bills and vetoed 133. DISABILITY INSURANCE – Senate Bill 667 (D-Hannah-Beth […]

    NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)
  • UPDATE 2: Hang Glider Sustains Fatal Injuries – Next Of Kin Notifications Underway

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 2: Thursday, June 30 – 4:24 a.m. Crestline, CA – The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner has not completed the notification  of next of kin of the male pilot who died when his hang glider crashed into a tree Wednesday at the Crestline Soaring Society Glider Launch. Once that process is complete, ROTWNEWS.com will unpdate this […]

    UPDATE 2: Hang Glider Sustains Fatal Injuries - Next Of Kin Notifications Underway
  • NEW LAWS JULY 1: Vaccinations – No Shot. No Daycare. No School. (Part 1)

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – A host of new laws will take effect in California on Friday, July 1, but probably the most controversial is Senate Bill 277 which establishes the most stringent vaccine mandate in the United States. No shots. No daycare. No school. During the last legislative year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a total of 808 bills […]

    NEW LAWS JULY 1: Vaccinations - No Shot. No Daycare. No School. (Part 1)
  • HIGHWAY 18 BARRIER: Delineators About To Disappear (UPDATE 2)

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 2: Wednesday, June 29 – 4:17 a.m. Crestline, CA – In May 2014, Caltrans placed about 1,400 “temporary” traffic delineators (channelizers) on Highway 18 starting at Mormon Springs Road near the Crestline Bridge. Cal Stripe from Colton was the successful bidder on the emergency delineator project at $230,000. Alcorn Fence Company crews will now start […]

    HIGHWAY 18 BARRIER: Delineators About To Disappear (UPDATE 2)
  • Disposition/Reset Hearing Set For Frank Joseph Popovich, Jr. On Murder Charge

    By G. T. Houts San Bernardino, CA – A disposition/reset hearing for Frank Joseph “Black Fox” Popovich, Jr., 53, who is accused of fatally shooting 42-year-old James Clark outside a Big Bear nightclub April 12, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, in Department S-17. Popovich remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center on $1 million […]

    Disposition/Reset Hearing Set For Frank Joseph Popovich, Jr. On Murder Charge
  • Mountain Residents To Vote On Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – When mountain residents mark their ballots for President of the United States on November 8 they’ll also be voting on a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the initiative had enough valid signatures to appear on the General Election ballot. INITIATIVE QUALIFICATIONS To […]

    Mountain Residents To Vote On Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana
  • Night Vision Goggles Help Chopper Crew Rescue Injured Man At Aztec Falls

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – Night vision goggles led San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Helicopter 40-King-5 to an injured 19-year-old Lancaster man who fell about 75-feet early Tuesday morning at Aztec Falls in the Deep Creel area of Lake Arrowhead. A media advisory indicated that Wyatt Zink was with friends at Aztec Falls at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning […]

    Night Vision Goggles Help Chopper Crew Rescue Injured Man At Aztec Falls
  • Forward Rate Of Spread On Barton Flats Area Fire Halted

    By Michael P. Neufeld Barton Flats – Forest Service, Calfire and San Bernardino County fire personnel responded shortly after 11:10 a.m. to a vegetation fire in the Barton Flats area off Highway 38. Ground and air personnel went on the offensive and, at last report, the forward rate of spread had been halted with the so-called Clark Fire burning just […]

    Forward Rate Of Spread On Barton Flats Area Fire Halted
  • UPDATE: Electronic Dance Shows To Continue At San Manuel Amphitheater

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Tuesday, June 28 – 11:48 a.m. San Bernardino, CA – A motion by San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford to terminate Live Nation’s contract allowing electronic dance shows at the San Manuel Amphitheater failed 2-1. Supervisor Curt Hagman voted against the termination motion. Instead, supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday to direct staff to enter discussions with […]

    UPDATE: Electronic Dance Shows To Continue At San Manuel Amphitheater
  • Bus Driver Involved In Fatal Highway 38 Crash A Step Closer To Trial

    By G. T. Houts San Bernardino, CA – Norberto Bravo Perez, now 56, who is charged with eight counts of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence related to the deadly tour bus crash on Highway 38 on February 3, 2013, was back in court Monday for a pre-trial hearing. Judge Harold T. Wilson, Jr., set a trial readiness hearing  for 8:30 a.m. […]

    Bus Driver Involved In Fatal Highway 38 Crash A Step Closer To Trial

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NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)

NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)

June 30, 2016 at 12:04 am

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – A host of new laws will take effect in California on Friday, July 1, ranging from disability insurance and new wage and garnishment...

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Fund-raisers July 2-3 For Big Bear City's James Snodgrass

Fund-raisers July 2-3 For Big Bear City’s James Snodgrass

June 28, 2016 at 12:02 am

A pool tournament, car wash and concert will be held July 2-3 at the Cadillac Ranch Saloon in Apple Valley to benefit the family of Big Bear City’s Stanley James Snodgrass....

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NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)

NEW JULY 1 LAWS: Disability Insurance To Prevailing Wages (Part 2)

June 30, 2016 at 12:04 am

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – A host of new laws will take effect in California on Friday, July 1, ranging from disability insurance and new wage and garnishment...

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Career Institute Hosts Next Business Over Breakfast June 28

Career Institute Hosts Next Business Over Breakfast June 28

June 19, 2016 at 12:02 am

By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – CAREER INSTITUTE invites you to meet and greet the newest group of students training for internships during the June 28 Business...

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UPDATE: High Speed Pursuit Suspect's Bail Set At $175,000

UPDATE: High Speed Pursuit Suspect’s Bail Set At $175,000

June 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

Michael Joseph Emmi, Jr., 24, faces four felony counts following a 90-second high speed pursuit Saturday on Big Bear Boulevard. (File Photo) By G. T. Houts UPDATE: Tuesday,...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Tuesday, June 28

SHERIFF’S LOG – Tuesday, June 28

June 29, 2016 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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Hikers Ignoring Upper Big Falls Closure: Helicopter Rescues Climbing

Hikers Ignoring Upper Big Falls Closure: Helicopter Rescues Climbing

By Michael P. Neufeld Forest Falls, CA – In October 2015, the U.S. Forest Service closed the Upper Big Falls area near Forest Falls due to a steep climb in the number of injuries (about 57), rescues (45),  helicopter-assisted search and rescues (32) and helicopter hoists (19). But the bright orange plastic fencing and prominent “USFS Area Closed” signs haven’t […]

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Fund-raisers July 2-3 For Big Bear City's James Snodgrass

Fund-raisers July 2-3 For Big Bear City’s James Snodgrass

By Michael P. Neufeld Apple Valley, CA – The Cadillac Ranch Saloon in Apple Valley will be the setting for a series of fund-raisers for the family of 42-year-old Stanley James Snodgrass of Big Bear City who lost his life while riding his 1986 Honda Interceptor motorcycle. The Honda had been customized to accommodate his wheelchair. Snodgrass — who died […]

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