Press Release Number: 20-097
Project ID: 38852
District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino
Phone: (909) 383-1910

Update: Bridge Railing Replacement on SR-330

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue work on the bridge rail replacement project on State Route 330 (SR-330) at the West Fork City Creek Bridge.


COVID-19 Update #25 - April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update #24 - April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update #23 - April 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update #22 - April 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update #21 - April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update #20 - April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update #19 - April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update #18 - March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update #17 – March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update #16 – March 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update #15 – March 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update #14 – March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update #13 – March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update #12 – March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update #11 – March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update #10 – March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update #9 – March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update #8 – March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update #7 – March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update #6 – March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update #5 – March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update #4 – March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update #3 – March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update #2 – March 14, 2020


Everyone should be prepared for the possibility of an outbreak and everyone has a responsibility to stay informed & stay healthy. Visit the following links for tips on how you can do your part in preparing and preventing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus:

       • At home
       • At School
       • At Work

To stay up-to-date with the latest official sources, please visit the following links:

     • San Bernardino County Public Health Department
     • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
     • World Health Organization (WHO)


Several assistance programs have already been announced, including the following:

  • The Federal CARES Act includes $2.2 trillion in aid for individuals, businesses, State and local government, and institutions. The CARES Act includes funding for loan and grant programs for various business sectors, including the tourism industry. City staff are working with the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and others to identify programs that are especially beneficial to our residents and businesses, and will share pertinent information with the Big Bear Lake community as it becomes known.
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications here. Applicants may also contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.
  • Local employees displaced due to the impact of COVID-19 may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance, and/or paid family leave through the California Employment Development Department. To learn more, click here.
  • Numerous California banks and mortgage companies are offering grace periods, relief from late fees and other charges, and limiting foreclosure actions. To learn more, click here.

For detailed information on business funding options, as well as unemployment and tax information, please click HERE. This information was compiled by Accountingprose, a business bookkeeping & accounting service, and is updated almost daily.

For assistance navigating these potential opportunities, please contact Christine Bennett, Senior Administrative Services Analyst at 909-866-5831.


Local grocery stores, restaurants, and pharmacies are all working hard to provide food, drugs, and other essential items for the people of Big Bear Lake and the entire valley during the COVID-19 emergency and they are happy to serve you!

If you own a local restaurant, and the City has not included you on the list below, please email and let us know you are open. We are happy to add your restaurant to the list.

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2020 MJHMP The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that local governments, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, adopt a mitigation plan describing the process for identifying hazards, risks and vulnerabilities, identify and prioritize mitigation actions, encourage the development of local mitigation and provide technical support for those efforts.

The 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan is a multi-jurisdictional plan (MJHMP) impacting the City of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City (Big Bear City Community Services District or CSD) as the Big Bear Fire Authority provides Fire Suppression and Prevention services to both jurisdictions. This MJHMP helps identify the needs within the Big Bear Valley to reduce our community’s risk of natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, flooding, and strong wind storms. 

This document is drafted and updated by a team of subject matter experts within the City, CSD, and the Big Bear Fire Authority, with input from the community, and is approved by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CALoes) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

View the MJHMP

Planning Commission AND Department of Water & Power (DWP) Board of Commissioners

The City Council of the City of Big Bear Lake is seeking qualified citizens who are interested in serving on the City’s Planning Commission on the DWP’s Board of Commissioners.

The Planning Commission has two (2) vacancies that will be open July 1, 2019 for a four (4) year term ending June 30, 2023. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:15 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Big Bear Lake Civic Center. Responsibilities include decisions related to land use issues such as the General Plan, zoning, development, environmental ordinances, etc. All applicants must be full-time residents and a registered voter in the City of Big Bear Lake. 

The DWP Board has one (1) immediate vacancy with the term ending on June 30, 2021 and three (3) vacancies that will be open July 1, 2019 for a four (4) year term ending June 30, 2023. The DWP Board meets at 9 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the DWP offices located on Garstin Drive. Responsibilities include decisions related to water conservation, supply, generation, distribution and sale of water and related services. All applicants must be registered voters and reside in an area served by the DWP. 

Deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.



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