Tag: San Bernardino Mountains

Jul 12

Mill 2 fire update

InciWeb is reporting that the Mill 2 fire is burning off the 38 near Bryant street off Highway 38.  They’re also reporting that a drone was flying in the area, which caused the tankers to abort their mission(s). Keep your damned drones away from the fires, idiots! From Inciweb: The Mill 2 Fire started in …

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Apr 13

Nestle pumping water out of the San Bernardino Forest without a valid permit

Nestle Waters North America – the bottler of Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water (one of my absolute favorites bottled waters; yes, I am a water snob!) – is in a bit of trouble over their water extraction operation in the San Bernardino National Forest.  It appears that during California’s current environmentalist caused drought catastrophe, Nestle has …

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Feb 12

Santa’s Village set to reopen August 1st, 2015

Jim Steinberg has posted over at the San Bernardino Sun about the much anticipated re-opening of Santa’s Village.  Some of you young folks may not know what Santa’s Village is, as it closed back in 1998. from Wikipedia: Santa’s Village was a winter-themed amusement park in the Skyforest section of Lake Arrowhead, California. Opened in …

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Jun 24

Santa’s Village to reopen

One of my most cherished childhood memories was when my Dad piled us all into the ol’ 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 and we took off before sunrise from Dana Point, heading up to the San Bernardino Mountains.  This is back in the day when freeways were six lanes, Crown Valley Parkway was four lanes, and …

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Jan 20

A Benefit for the Big Bear Discovery Center

Keep your calendars open on February 8, 2014! From the Southern California Mountains Foundation: Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation to help fund raise for the Big Bear Discovery Center and our San Bernardino Mountains at our benefit event on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Discovery Center; 6:30pm to 9:00pm. We need your support …

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Sep 09

Adventure Outpost Closes Its Doors in Big Bear

On September 8, 2013, the Southern California Mountains Foundation closed the Adventure Outpost Gift Shop in the Big Bear Discovery Center for good. The store shared space with Bill Knick’s Cafe, which closed on September 3. From the first day it opened, I have been a frequent visitor to the Adventure Outpost. I really didn’t …

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Apr 01

Prescribed Burn Planned Near Angelus Oaks April 8th, 2013

The Forest Service has scheduled a 120 acre burn starting as early as April 8, 2013 near Angelus Oaks as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project.  The burn is to take place near Forest Road 1N12 (north of Angelus Oaks), and smoke will be visible along State Route 38 (and, certainly, other part of the forest communities as …

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