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  • He's a big teddy bear! The incredible moment animal sanctuary owner cuddles up to 1,400-pound...

    02/15/2018 3:46:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Stephanie Haney For
    FULL TITLE: He's a big teddy bear! The incredible moment animal sanctuary owner cuddles up to 1,400-pound, 10-foot tall beast who just needed cheering up A tender moment captured on video between a 1,400-pound bear and his caretaker caught the internet's attention over the last week. Jim Kowalczik, who owns the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, is seen in the clip sweetly cuddling and petting Jimbo, the Kodiak bear. 'I’m sure you all do the same for your bears when they have had a hard day,' the caption reads. The video, titled 'When your bear had a hard...
  • Airbnb host who canceled reservation over race fined $5,000

    07/16/2017 3:08:28 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 31 replies ^ | 7/16/17 | AP Staff
    An Airbnb host who canceled a reservation and told the guest, "One word says it all. Asian," has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies, officials with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said Thursday. The guest, Dyne Suh, had booked the home as part of a ski trip with her fiancé and friends in Big Bear in February. When she was close to the house, Suh messaged host Tami Barker through the Airbnb app, but the host cancelled the reservation after a dispute over additional guests.
  • 2 Deputies Shot In Standoff, Search For Christopher Dorner (Shootout over, Rambro dead?)

    02/12/2013 2:10:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 157 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
    Two San Bernardino County SheriffÂ’s deputies have been shot while pursuing a carjacking and home-invasion suspect in the Angelus Oaks area of Big Bear. A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities. Repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove several injured deputies from the scene. A SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter of the area....
  • Dorner Found in Big Bear

    02/12/2013 1:22:46 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 945 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/12/2013
    Live Report
  • Helicopters Search Big Bear For Ex-Cop Triple-Murder Suspect

    02/08/2013 4:35:24 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    Village News ^ | 8 February 2013
    RIVERSIDE - Three law enforcement helicopters flew above the Big Bear area tonight in search of the fired Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her finance in Irvine and the early morning ambush killing of a Riverside police officer. The truck belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner was found burning just off a forest road in the area late today, authorities said. All the areas where someone could have walked away from the truck were being searched by ground, Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said at a...
  • Big Bear area closed to visitors

    01/24/2010 10:05:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 19 replies · 1,082+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/24/10 | Ari Bloomekatz
    Citing strained food and fuel supplies because of rough weather and tough road conditions, San Bernardino County officials Sunday evening closed visitors' access to the Big Bear Valley. "It's been very difficult, if not impossible, for fuel trucks to get up the mountain and for trucks carrying food to get up to grocery stores," said David Wert, spokesman for San Bernardino County. "The gas stations are running out of gas, and the grocery stores are running out of food." The closure comes at the peak of ski season and is a blow to local businesses and resorts that rely on...
  • Mountain lion gives Big Bear-area camp a scare

    07/21/2007 4:03:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | July 18, 2007 | RICHARD BROOKS
    A mountain lion killed a goat at a children's camp this weekend near Big Bear Lake, prompting warnings that camp operators should protect their young visitors by securing garbage and small animals. "The problem with this cat is its bold behavior," Brennan said. "It entered a camp and took a goat among 200 sleeping kids." The big cat dragged the goat away from an animal pen to an outdoor amphitheater, where it ate its fill and abandoned the carcass before dawn Sunday at Camp Oakes. The YMCA-owned camp is off Highway 38 about six miles southeast of Big Bear City....
  • Interview #3 with Matt Hamill

    07/18/2006 1:17:02 AM PDT · by kokonut · 543+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 18, 2006 | MM
    Kokonut Pundits: In the TUF3 show was there anything else that wasn't shown on tv that Hamill fans would be surprised to hear? Anything that would be new to Hamill fans about behind the scenes in the TUF3 filming. Matt Hamill: the show didnt show how much trouble the other fighters were giving me. I would be sitting in the hot tub and someone would be throwing beer bottles at me. I was never sure of who it was though and
  • CA: Brush Fire Thread

    06/21/2005 11:20:44 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 700 replies · 13,263+ views
    6/21/05 | me
    LA County Fire Helicopter drops water on RACE fire 6/19/05 With the start of Brush Fire Season, here is the Brush Fire Thread. Fires currently burning in Mt. Washington section of City of Los Angeles
  • Big Bear mountains go from fire to ice [California 'Global Warning' Alert]

    10/31/2004 1:34:49 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 19 replies · 555+ views
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 31 October 2004 | By Tim Molloy (AP)
    Big Bear mountains go from fire to ice Area burned in blazes last year relieved by snowfall. By Tim Molloy Associated Press BIG BEAR LAKE — A sign welcoming visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest features a panicked Smokey the Bear with a wall of flames raging behind him. "All because of a little match!" the sign warns visitors, invoking the near-constant fire threat in the drought-choked mountains east of Los Angeles. But this week, the sign was covered with snow. After months of worries that this could be the worst fire season ever, the danger has been buried...

    08/09/2004 4:21:54 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 71 replies · 1,086+ views
    Several starts this afternoon.... Springs Fire Angeles National Forest