CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 |
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake centered four miles northwest of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains rattled much of Southern California on Saturday, but damage was limited to a few fragile items on store shelves near the epicenter. The earthquake struck the mountain community at 1:05 p.m, according to Joe Franck, a seismologist at Caltech in Pasadena. The temblor was felt as far away as downtown Los Angeles, about 100 miles to the west, and San Diego, about 140 miles south.
August 21, 1995 |
Nine-year-old Jack Phillips has not been seen for two weeks near his Big Bear Lake home, and authorities, with nary a clue to follow, are at their wits' end. Just about everyone in the mountain community above San Bernardino is keeping an eye peeled for the 4-foot-tall, brown-haired boy with a gold earring in his left ear. Jack, wearing a black tank top, gray shorts with a Tasmanian Devil caricature and tennis shoes, disappeared Aug. 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2007 |
Firefighters continued to gain ground Tuesday on a blaze threatening a community near Big Bear Lake, as crews braced for a storm expected to hit the area in the coming days. The Butler 2 fire was 86% contained late Tuesday after igniting west of Fawnskin and burning through rugged forest terrain. The blaze, which started Friday afternoon and whose cause is still under investigation, has charred a little more than 14,000 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1987 |
Fire swept through more than 100 acres of brush and trees in the eastern end of Big Bear Valley on Monday afternoon, destroying four homes and heavily damaging five others. The flames in the dry Lake Baldwin area were contained by 6:30 p.m., after helicopters doused them with water from a local sewage treatment plant and air tankers hauled water from hydrants six miles away. No injuries were reported.
June 9, 1994 |
In the second such fatal shooting in a month in nearby mountains, a Montebello man was killed and another man was wounded Wednesday when they and two fishing buddies were attacked alongside Big Bear Lake, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. The four men had set off for an early-morning fishing trip to the popular mountain lake and were resting in their station wagon before heading for the water when they were attacked, said Deputy Laurie Savage, a sheriff's spokeswoman.
August 19, 1992 |
A magnitude 4.1 aftershock of the June 28 earthquake struck the Big Bear area, Caltech scientists said. The latest temblor, at 2:46 a.m. Tuesday, caused no damage. It was centered six miles southeast of Big Bear Lake, in the same vicinity as a 5.2 aftershock that hit Monday. Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken Big Bear since the 6.6-magnitude main earthquake.
May 19, 1993 |
Last June 19, Mark Lawlor of Long Beach caught a 14-pound 1-ounce rainbow trout, the largest taken from Big Bear Lake since Bert Keeler's record of 14-8 in 1941. Lawlor's catch was larger than the 12-3 caught by 15-year-old Jennifer Gereghty in 1991. Nine days later, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake toppled a display of Gereghty's catch to the floor of Cliff Fowler's Big Bear Sporting Goods store. "That was the store's only significant loss," Fowler says.
June 19, 1994 |
Sheriff's deputies arrested a second man and a teen-ager Saturday in connection with the slaying of an angler and the wounding of another during a robbery at Big Bear Lake this month. Daniel Gibson, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Fontana, were arrested about 12:50 a.m. The two were found asleep in a friend's apartment in Ontario, said Deputy Laurie Savage, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
May 29, 2002 |
A volunteer effort to repair Clark's Grade, a 142-year-old dirt track that once was the only way up to Big Bear Lake, is the first beneficiary of a grant from Porsche Cars of North America under its new Cayenne Crossing program. Porsche created the program to promote its entry this year into the sport utility vehicle market with the Cayenne and will donate funds to the restoration of historic roads and off-road trails across the country during the next few years.
August 16, 1989 |
Two years ago Steve West caught a world-record nine-pound, four-ounce spotted bass at Lake Perris near his home in Riverside, but he doesn't fish there anymore. Too crowded, he says. Now he'd rather go to Big Bear Lake for bass. To many, that's like going to Barstow to surf: It's lousy, but you have the whole place to yourself. If the bass fishing at Big Bear is only slightly more popular than the surfing, that's fine with West. "People don't know about it," West says. "I'm kind of glad."