This past weekend, Grizzly staff members were alerted to a possible bullying incident at Big Bear Middle School. As long as we have collectively lived here, raised children here, have friends and family with children in Big Bear schools, we knew this was something that needed addressing.
Big Bear is alphabet soup in terms of local governing boards and bodies. Water, school, utilities, healthcare, city and community services district, not to mention roads and advisory and visitors and chamber boards. The list is endless.
Is there anywhere safe in this country? The mass shootings take place at schools, in theaters, at festivals, at concerts, in malls and at Walmart. Violence has become a way of life, sadly the norm rather than the exception.
You may have seen this on the news or read it in one of the Southern California dailies. Hundreds of small earthquakes in the Inland Empire the past week have rattled nerves a bit. You may have even felt a bit of a bump overnight June 3 — a 3.2 earthquake recorded three miles northwest of Cabazon.