Join in the Women’s March Riverside to support human rights

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at the Riverside Main Street Pedestrian Mall, 3712 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, there will be a march in support of the national Women’s March on Washington. The group is to meet at Eliza Tibbets statue at 6th & Main (near Simple Simon’s) and complete the march at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1841288959472237/. The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those…

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Suspect arrested in alleged stabbing in Big Bear Lake

On January 8, 2017, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 41000 block of Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. It was reported that an 18-year-old male had stabbed an adult male relative living in the household following a verbal altercation. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the victim with a laceration to his abdominal area in need of medical attention. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics from Big Bear Fire,…

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Put Big Bear on your phone | Big Bear

www.BigBear.net has launched its app to bring the best of Big Bear to your cellphone. It features everything you need to know about where to eat, play, shop or stay in the Big Bear Valley. Check out the app here: http://h.theapp.mobi/bigbeardotnet Download the app here: http://apps.monk.ee/details.php?appid=104429404 The app will be available on GooglePlay and Itunes in the next week.

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Volunteers needed for residential mountain clean-up Jan. 14 | They are going to remove the piles of trash left behind by uncaring mountain visitors

A group of local residents are dedicated to beautifying Big Bear Valley one piece of trash at a time. The first volunteer clean-up effort is slated for Saturday, Jan. 14. The meeting spot is at Veterans Park next to Community Church Big Bear at 8 a.m. The mountain clean-up was inspired by a Facebook video post gone viral by Big Bear Lake resident Jessica Guyette. On Jan. 3, Guyette posted a video from a turnout on State Route 330 depicting piles of trash left on the side of the roadway….

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Designated Driver program can save lives

At this time of the year, Driving Under the Influence related accidents are at a high level due to the extremely dangerous occurrence of drinking alcohol at a holiday party or gathering and then getting behind the wheel. The Breakthrough Task Force strongly encourages individuals to celebrate safely, never drink and drive, and plan ahead before drinking alcohol. It is important for individuals to prepare for a safe way home and can do so by utilizing the Big Bear Designated Driver Program. When out for the night, the Designated Driver…

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How to dispose of your Christmas tree | Dispose of Christmas trees in Big Bear

When it’s time to dispose of your 2016 Christmas tree, Big Bear Disposal curbside customers should place their trees next to their bin at the curb. Trees must be cut in half or to lengths no longer than 4-feet. Residents of the city of Big Bear Lake only may take their old trees to Big Bear Disposal’s Recycle Center at 41970 Garstin Drive. There will be a container available for Christmas trees next to the Buy Back Center through January 15.

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Improve speaking skills in AAUW speech contest in Big Bear Lake | American Association of University Women in Big Bear

The Big Bear contingent of the American Association of University Women will host the local edition of the Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Contest at Hofert Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. The contest is open to all high school students. The topic is “Is it time to pass the equal reights amendment?” The deadline to enter the contest is Feb. 10. Contestants may earn up to $1500 in cash prizes. For more information on the contest, contact the local speech trek coordinator, Marlene Cain, at (909) 866-2819…

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Have a safe Big Bear holiday – name a designated driver when partying | Use a designated driver in Big Bear

    At this time of the year, Driving Under the Influence related accidents are at a high level due to the extremely dangerous occurrence of drinking alcohol at a holiday party or gathering and then getting behind the wheel. The Breakthrough Task Force strongly encourages individuals to celebrate safely, never drink and drive, and plan ahead before drinking alcohol. It is important for individuals to prepare for a safe way home and can do so by utilizing the Big Bear Designated Driver Program. When out for the night, the…

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The meaning of the Christmas Tree

The symbolic meaning of Christmas trees originates in pagan culture where the evergreen represents life, rebirth, and stamina needed to endure the winter months. Scandinavian and Norse traditions honored the winter solstice (December 25) by decorating evergreens. At this time fir trees were also burned to commemorate the life that stirs even in the most frigid grips of winter. These traditions also marked the end of the old year and the beginning of a new year. Pagan lore indicates the time between December 25 until about early-mid January is some of the coldest days…

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A local phenomenon: The rare, white Cushenbury Marble | Gems of the West

Gems of the West Rock Shop 40847 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake (909) 878-0415 www.gemsofthewest.co It’s almost a daily occurrence for someone to come into Gems of the West Rock Shop on Big Bear Boulevard east of Pine Knot Avenue in Big Bear Lake and ask for a “local” mineral. The request is hard to satisfy because of the complex geology of this region. Of course, some pyrite, or fool’s gold, can be found. “One weekend, an excited youngster aged about 8 came into the store with his father….

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