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Aug 25, 2021
New Short-Term RentalComplaint HOTLINE Availabletoll-free 1-800-205-9417August 25, 2021__ With the increase in short-term rentals in areas of our county, many have experienced some of the secondary impacts.Trash left outside, cars blocking the driveway, late-night music – it’s all a nu...
Aug 21, 2021
​Know before you go!SR-18 in Running SpringsCold Plane OverlayAugust 20, 2021__San Bernardino, CA__ The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues a cold plane overlay project on State Route 18 (SR-18) in Running Springs.From August 23 to 26, Caltrans Maintenance Crews will wo...
Aug 20, 2021
San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus urges legislators for harsher punishments illegal cannabis cultivation growers.​
Aug 13, 2021
​ Stricter Penalties TargetingIllegal Cannabis GrowersProperty of SB County Sheriff DeptAugust 2021, San Bernardino, CA__The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an urgency ordinance to immediately increase penalties for illegal commercial cannabis cultivation in the un...
Aug 07, 2021
Supervisor CURT HAGMANSan Bernardino County Board of SupervisorsCOUNTY SCHOOLSBenefit with Return Safe, Return Strong San Bernardino County Update publishes once a week and/also as-needed to share important County news, currently highlighting our battle against COVID-19. Starting this week Augus...
Aug 02, 2021
Congressman Jay Obernolte has secured$960,000 to Replenish Big Bear​ Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency General Manager David Lawrence says“We appreciate Congressman Obernolte’s support and dedication to the Big Bear Valley.The Replenish Big Bear Project is a great opportunity...
Aug 02, 2021
​Enhancement to key Highways and Rail CorridorsInterregional Strategic PlanAugust 2, 2021__ Sacramento, CA__ The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) kicked-off the public comment period Monday August 2, 2021 for its draft plan for highway and rail improvements to more safely, effic...
Jul 31, 2021
​ Federal Fundsto benefit California District #8 Infrastructure, Water Improvements, Road Repairs& other ProjectsJuly 30, 2021_ Washington D.C. ___ U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) has secured $11 million in funding for necessary projects within California’s District#8, that pass...
Jul 30, 2021
​ More than 80 million acres of national forests are overgrownObernolte & House Representative Natural Resources CommitteeIntroduces Major Wildfire Prevention LegislationJuly 26, 2021 _ Washington D.C.___ 8th Congressional District U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (R-CA) joined U.S. House o...
Jul 21, 2021
​Couple ChargedSmoke Bomb gender reveal Sparked The EL DORAD FireBy San Bernardino CountyOffice of the District Attorney Jason Anderson ___San Bernardino, CA ___ July 19, 2021, the Criminal Grand Jury returned a True Bill against Refugio Manuel Jimenez, Jr. and Angelina Renee Jimenez for condu...
Jul 19, 2021
Jul 17, 2021
Early Friday Morning Docks & BoatsMulti Boat FIRE Lake ArrowheadJuly 16, 2021 Friday morning San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported boat fire in the 800 block of State Route 173. 9-1-1 callers stated smoke and fire was present at the boats docked on Lake Arrowhead.Ar...
Jul 15, 2021
“The issue remains untenable…” Obernolte requests to Attorney General Garland:Representative Obernolte tours illegal marijuana grows from the airJuly 14, 2021____ Washington D.C.____ U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) toured illegal marijuana cultivation sites in San Be...
Jul 11, 2021
In the FORESTS JULY 4th WeekendFire Patrols Responded to 18 Additional ILLEGAL CampfiresSan Bernardino, CA ___ US Forest Service Fire Fighters, with the assistance of the Big Bear Fire Crews, were dispatched at approximately 10:15 A.M. Tuesday, July 6th in the forest, to a vegetation fire sout...
Jul 09, 2021
​Multi-Agency Response to Medical Aid Call​Photo courtesy by E T​Boating Accident Results in DrowningThursday, July 8, 2021___ MWD Lake Patrol located a male subject who had fallen off a personal watercraft near the east end of Big Bear Lake, California. The subject was reported to be unconscious...
Jul 08, 2021
Historic High Balance County’s Investment PoolOver $10 BillionSan Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC) Ensen Mason announced Wednesday, July 7th, that the County Investment Pool concluded a historic June by reaching a new record high cashbook balance of $10,04...
Jul 05, 2021
​ Vegetation Fire Ignited by a Single-vehicle AccidentOld Waterman Canyon Road Burned 35 Acres100% Contained Day 3Monday, June 28, 2021, 10:51 A.M., San Bernardino County Fire Crews were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire in the 2500 block of Old Waterman Canyon Road in North San Bernardino...
Jul 01, 2021
NO FIREWORKS!! Allowed in National ForestsSan Bernardino, CA__ From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Holiday weekends can be an active time f...
Jun 30, 2021
​ QUICK ACTION by Fire Fighters & Sheriff DeputiesSaves Home and Family Pet​LEFT - SBC Big Bear Sheriff Deputies & Big Bear Fire FightersRIGHT - AO/EMT Alec Stambersky with rescued Lulu the family French Bulldog DogBig Bear Lake, CA/June 29, 2021–A Big Bear Lake residential stru...
Jun 29, 2021
Sexual Exploitation Arrest​Trayvon AshleySan Bernardino CountyHuman Trafficking Task Force InvestigatorsSan Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force Investigators, were contacted by SBCS-Victorville Station Detectives Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. noon, regarding an ongoing investiga...
Jun 23, 2021
Fiery Crash in Big Bear CityEditor E T Russell__Big Bear City, CA __ June 22, 2021, a ‘Mayday Aircraft Emergency’ call went out to emergency agencies at approximately 1:15 PM, Tuesday afternoon. Big Bear City neighbors Cheryl Bennett, Dan Lanctot and Kurt Lind heard a loud boom and ...
Jun 19, 2021
​ Bear Valley Community Hospital JOHN FRIELRetirement Announces June 14thBear Valley Community Healthcare District CEO, John Friel set to retire in October 2021 BIG BEAR, CA June-2021- Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, (BVCHD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Friel has announced he ...
Jun 11, 2021
DAVE CARETTO​Earlier this week, to the surprise of friends and colleagues,City Mayor Dave Caretto announced his early retirement from service as Councilman,and Mayor of the City Big Bear Lake.In a letter to Erica Stephenson he wrote:Takes Early Retirement​“Dear City Clerk,As I believe you area...
May 04, 2021
​ DON’T FALL Victim to PHONE CALLSResidents * Businesses *AgenciesRecently, several Big Bear Valley residents, businesses and agencies have fallen prey to cybercrimes.In some cases, cyber thieves have hacked into email accounts and mirrored invoices to make them look legitimate but changin...
Apr 18, 2021
​Fatal Hit-Run Big Bear Lake Pedestrian on Knickerbocker RdRandy Burich ArrestedSan Bernardino County SheriffMajor Accident Investigation Team M.A.I.T.Thursday, April 15, 2021, at approximately 1:53 P.M., Big Bear Sheriff Deputies and Big Bear Fire Paramedics responded to a call of an injury hi...
Feb 01, 2021
​ Arrests 4 for Illegal Marijuana Grow seized 2,665 Marijuana plants + 8.9 pounds of processed Marijuanaenlarge to see betterThe Marijuana Enforcement Team served 4 search warrants inthe 29 Palms area; 2 suspects tried to hide in a bunkerBeginning at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Sa...
Jan 28, 2021
U.S. Representative OBERNOLTE Earns Key PositionsNatural Resources, Budget, Science,Space & Technology CommitteesWashington D.C.___ U.S. Representative Jay Obernolte (R - Hesperia) was awarded positions on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Natural Resources, Budget, and Scienc...
Jan 27, 2021
​ Firefighter InjuredMonday MorningSan Bernardino County Fire Crews were dispatced at 8:17 A.M. Monday January 25th, to a report of a residential structure fire; located in the 17200 block of Valley Boulevard in the City of Fontana. Multiple 9-1-1 callers stated a mobile home was on fire with so...
Jan 16, 2021
​ Increased Fire Weather Returns Target shooting to be temporarily prohibitedJanuary 13, 2021 San Bernardino, CA __Prescribed burning activities were temporarily suspended starting Wednesday due worsening weather conditions, including multiple incoming Santa Ana wind events, San Bernardino Na...
Jan 13, 2021
Congressman Jay ObernolteWednesday January13, 2021__ Washington D.C. __United StatesRepresentative Jay Obernolte (R- Hesperia) released the following statement on Wednesday’s impeachmentvote in the U.S. House of Representatives:“Our nation is by the people and for the people,but it can o...
Jan 01, 2021
40-King 6 Aviation Crew Conducted a Hoist rescue onClark Mountain in Mountain PassThursday, December 31, 2020, at 2:03 P.M., the San Bernardino County Sheriff Desert Dispatch Center received information from CHP, of a stranded hiker in the area of Clark Mountain. SBC Sheriff Aviation 40-King#6...
Dec 28, 2020
Green Tree Liquor Store in VictorvilleScene of ShootingPhoto courtesy of Victorville Daily PressRead additional story about Christopher Brim https://www.vvdailypress.com/story/news/2020/12/26/victorville-man-remembered-genuine-honest-and-funny-after-wednesday-murder/4049563001/Homicide Detectives a...
Dec 25, 2020
​San Bernardino County Sheriff Investigation Anti-tank Rocket PropelledGrenade LauncherDestructive Device Located duringHit & Run Collision InvestigationAfter midnight Friday, December 25, 2020, San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies responded to an abandoned vehicle that was involved in a...
Dec 25, 2020
San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task ForceIn Yucca Valley Investigation ofSuspected Juvenile Labor TraffickingTuesday, December 22, 2020 morning, San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force were contacted by investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Marijuana Enforceme...
Dec 23, 2020
​ From Our Big Bear Fire DepartmentSafe Winter HeatingBig Bear Lake, CA__WINTER 2020__The Big Bear Fire Department has some Hot Tips for Cold Weather to ensure safe winter heating. With the change in seasons in Big Bear Valley comes the need to warm our homes and businesses. Stay warm and safe d...
Dec 20, 2020
​San Bernardino County Investment Pool TAX Collector Reports Historic High BalanceDecember 2020___ San Bernardino, CA ___ San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC) Ensen Mason announced, that the County Investment Pool reached a new record high cashbook balance of $...
Dec 13, 2020
​ State Invests $565 MillionTransportation & ImprovementsIn 2021Awards $2 Billion Future ProjectsSan Bernardino, CA ___Thursday December 3, 2020, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future impr...
Dec 10, 2020
One fully involved unit, another slightly damagedPhoto courtesy of Mountain Reporter Malia DietzTriplex Fire on Beaver LaneDecember 7, 2020___ Upon arrival at 5:30 P.M. Friday, December 4, 2020 on Beaver Lane in Big Bear Lake, Firefighters of the Big Bear Fire Department, observed a two-story...
Nov 27, 2020
Unidentified ManFound Deceasedin San BernardinoSanBernardino CountySheriff-Coroner & InvestigatorsFriday, October 16, 2020, at 5:07 P.M., a 9-1-1 call was received reporting that the body of an adult Hispanic male had been found in the 900 block of Mill Street in San Bernardino.Both San Bernardi...
Nov 27, 2020
​Stevie McCarter and Kyle Musselman of Yucaipa arrested by CAC DetectivesWillful Harm to ChildrenSunday, November 15, 2020, investigators from San Bernardino County Sheriff/ Yucaipa Station, contacted the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC) regarding a two...
Nov 17, 2020
​ Declared 100% ContainmentAPPLE, El DORADO & SNOW Fires​​San Bernardino Forest El Dorado air attackSan Bernardino, CA November 16, 2020___San Bernardino National Forest officials announced Monday that three major fires have reached 100% containment. The Apple, El Dorado and Snow fires were ...
Nov 15, 2020
ROCK SCALINGState Route 38Repair El Dorado Fire DamageSan Bernardino, CA November 2020 ____The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated a $3.5 million Director’s Order to begin an emergency project to repair damages to State Route 38 (SR 38) as the result of the E...
Nov 07, 2020
​Threatened to Harm 2 VictimsThursday November 5, 2020___San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff Department, responded to a report of suspected child molestation.The reporting party advised the Sheriff Deputies, that they had located a video of an adult male subject, identi...
Nov 03, 2020
Keeping The PEACECaptain MitchDattilo of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Big Bear Station is pleased that recent rallies, parades and political demonstrationshave been peaceful. Possibly because ofthe covid-19 regulations that were imposed 0n citizens throughout the country, gettingout...
Oct 31, 2020
​Heading into Election DayBipartisan Coalition of Influential Local Leaders Support Obernolte for CongressHesperia, CA ___ October 30, 2020 Friday___Assemblyman Jay Obernolte announced he is heading into Election Day with an overwhelming number of local leaders endorsing him, from all politica...
Oct 28, 2020
UPDATE #4 Blue Ridge Fire Closures in Caltrans District 8CALTRANS District 8 San Bernardino CountySan Bernardino, CA__ Wednesday October 28, 2020___The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists of road closure updates in Riverside and San Bernardino counties due ...
Oct 27, 2020
CALTRANS District 8 & 12Riverside, San Bernardino & Orange CountiesSan Bernardino, CA__ Tuesday October 27, 2020___The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists of road closures in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties due to the Blue Ridge and San...