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  • DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Blue Jay Man Justified

    By G. T. Houts San Bernardino, CA – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office has completed its review of the January 22, 2015 non-fatal shooting of a Blue Jay man by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies Jason Mascetti and Robert Maestas. A media release states that the shooting of 57-year-old Perry Prather — under the facts, circumstances and the […]

    DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Blue Jay Man Justified
  • Unused Snow Days Give Students An Extra Day Or Two Off

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Depending on the school district, students will receive an extra day or two off to clear up unused snow days. Both districts will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. RIM OF THE WORLD UNIFIED RIM students get two unused snow days off — Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May […]

    Unused Snow Days Give Students An Extra Day Or Two Off
  • Bear Scavenging In Angelus Oaks Threatens Bears And Public Safety

    By Michael P. Neufeld Angelus Oaks, CA – Bears are putting themselves in danger by leaving their natural habitat to scavenge for food from trash cans in the Angelus Oaks area. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have approved a 12-month pilot study to address the problem and public safety concerns. THE PILOT STUDY Supervisors have unanimously authorized the […]

    Bear Scavenging In Angelus Oaks Threatens Bears And Public Safety
  • UPDATE: Murder Suspect Frank “Black Fox” Popovich’s Preliminary Hearing Vacated

    By G. T. Houts UPDATE: Thursday, May 26 – 2:50 p.m. San Bernardino, CA – During Thursday’s pre-preliminary 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 last month, Judge Richard V. Peel vacated a scheduled preliminary hearing for Tuesday, May 31. Judge Peel set a disposition/reset hearing […]

    UPDATE: Murder Suspect Frank "Black Fox" Popovich's Preliminary Hearing Vacated
  • $30 Million In Claims Filed For Three Oldest Children Of Lake Arrowhead Terrorist Victim

    By Michael P. Neufeld San Bernardino, CA – Claims totaling $30 million have been filed with San Bernardimno County on behalf of the three oldest children of Lake Arrowhead resident Michael Wetzel who died December 2 in the terrorist attack at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center. The claims — filed on behalf of three children from Wetzel’s first marriage […]

    $30 Million In Claims Filed For Three Oldest Children Of Lake Arrowhead Terrorist Victim
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON: Rate Hikes Effective June 1

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Customers of Southern California Edison in the mountain communities may be in for a rate hike on June 1 when the utility launches new residential rate structures. The rate adjustment — approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) — could result in monthly bills going up $2 to $4 for low- and […]

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON: Rate Hikes Effective June 1
  • TWO STABBING VICTIMS: 29-Year-Old Suspect To Be Arraigned May 25

    By G. T. Houts Crestline,. CA – The man accused of stabbing two people while they slept in a residence in the 23000 block of Skyland Drive in Crestline appears in Department S-9 for arraignment at 8:30 a.m., May 25. A video arraignment scheduled for May 24 was not held. Garrett Alan Pennington, 29, changed with attempted murder and assault […]

    TWO STABBING VICTIMS: 29-Year-Old Suspect To Be Arraigned May 25
  • UPDATE 2: Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Relocation Contract Approved – Groundbreaking Friday

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 2: Tuesday, May 24 – 4:37 p.m. Big Bear Lake, CA – News that the construction and financial package for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ) Relocation Project spread fast once the vote was taken by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The $8.5 million construction contract was “officially” awarded to M.S. Construction Management […]

    UPDATE 2: Big Bear Alpine Zoo's Relocation Contract Approved - Groundbreaking Friday
  • The Bloomin’ Biannual Plant Event At Heaps Peak Arboretum May 28

    By W. Edward Clark Heaps Peak, CA – The Rim of the World Interpretative Association (ROWIA) invites you to enjoy a morning of the rare, the delicious, and the beautiful at the Biannual Plant Event on Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. sharp at the Heaps Peak Arboretum. DOZENS OF NATIVE PLANTS TO CHOOSE FROM Nearly four dozen species of […]

    The Bloomin' Biannual Plant Event At Heaps Peak Arboretum May 28
  • Third Annual Car Show Rolls Into Cedar Glen May 29

    By Michael P. Neufeld Cedar Glen, CA – Dozens of antique, classic and high-end automobiles will be on display when the Third Annual Cedar Glen Car Show rolls into the Cedar Glen Mall on Sunday, May 29. Presented by the Cedar Glen Resale Boutique and the Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Communities, the event begins at 11 a.m. […]

    Third Annual Car Show Rolls Into Cedar Glen May 29

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DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Blue Jay Man Justified

DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Blue Jay Man Justified

May 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

JUSTIFIED: The District Attorney has determined the January 22, 2015 officer-involved shooting of Blue Jay resident Perry Prather, 57, was justified. (File Photo) By G. T....

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The Bloomin' Biannual Plant Event At Heaps Peak Arboretum May 28

The Bloomin’ Biannual Plant Event At Heaps Peak Arboretum May 28

May 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

The Biannual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. at the Heaps Peak Arboretum. (File Photo by ROTWNEWS.com) By W. Edward Clark Heaps Peak, CA – The Rim...

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POLITICS/ELECTIONS »

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte Responds to Governor's Revised Budget Proposal

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal

May 14, 2016 at 12:04 am

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte — vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee — meets the press in Sacramento related to Governor Jerry Brown’s revised state budget...

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Social Media Basics Workshop Offered By Lake Arrowhead Chamber May 25

Social Media Basics Workshop Offered By Lake Arrowhead Chamber May 25

May 21, 2016 at 12:02 am

Social Media Basics — a 60-minute workshop presented by the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce and Constant Contact — will be staged starting at 6...

Crime & Most Wanted »

Cajon Pass Cold Case Murderer Dennis Pease Found Guilty

Cajon Pass Cold Case Murderer Dennis Pease Found Guilty

April 26, 2016 at 12:03 am

A 59-year-old man — Dennis Griffin Pease — has been found guilty of the 2005 cold case murder of a Fresno man and dumping his body in the Cajon Pass. (File Photo) By...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Wednesday, May 25

SHERIFF’S LOG – Wednesday, May 25

May 26, 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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Highway Patrol DUI Checkpoint Screens 352 Vehicles: No Arrests

Highway Patrol DUI Checkpoint Screens 352 Vehicles: No Arrests

By G. T. Houts Big Bear City, CA – The California Highway Patrol’s sobriety/drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, May 21, on Highway 18 at Saw Mill Drive in Big Bear City screened 352 vehicles. “There were no arrests,” according to CHP spokesperson Juan Quintero, “but we did administer seven (7) field sobriety tests.” Quintero reported to ROTWNEWS.com that two citations were […]

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County Fire To Host Chipper Days In Lake Arrowhead And Green Valley Lake

County Fire To Host Chipper Days In Lake Arrowhead And Green Valley Lake

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Free Chipper Days — conducted by San Bernardino County Fire — are here again. County Fire is affording mountain residents with two (2) additional opportunities to remove brush and keep their property Defensible Space compliant. This week the program will be in Lake Arrowhead and Green Valley Lake. Last weekend, chipper events were staged in […]

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