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NEWS UPDATE

FAA MAKES IT OFFICIAL 12/5/2019

UPDATE:

See the email sent to our elected officials from the FAA on December 4, 2019 in the TOP STORIES section below.

 

The FAA made it official on November 6, 2019 that the flight path over Lake Arrowhead will be moved on

December 5, 2019.

The new flight path will be similar to the old flight path over Heaps Peak.

This has been a 2 year process to get the FAA to move the flights. Due to the efforts of Supervisor Janice Rutherford, other elected officials and pressure from Friends of Lake Arrowhead Mountain Communities, the flights over Lake Arrowhead are moving.    Story Below

MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL:

ROAD UPDATE

The Thanksgiving snowfall has dropped 1-3 feet of fresh snow in the Lake Arrowhead area. Chains may be required in some areas of the mountain. Check the link below for road conditions.

It is advised not to travel on the roads without chains! Chains are required to be carried! Roads and walkways will freeze overnight and pose slippery conditions. Be aware of "black ice" which highly slippery. You can check road conditions by clicking HERE. Power is out in several areas. You can check on outages on the Edison App or the Edison website at sce.com/outage.

 

Winterize your house and boat for the cold weather.  Disconnect and drain hoses from hose bibs.  Insulate pipes of faucets in unheated areas.  Seal off access doors, air vents and cracks.  Don't rely on your heater to prevent frozen pipes. Locate your master water shutoff. Shut off your water if you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time. Go to lakearrowheadcsd.com for more information on winterizing.

LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE IN ESCROW

At the November 7, 2019 Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) monthly meeting, Lake Arrowhead Village General Manager Josh Martin announced that the Village is in escrow.

 

The name of the buyer was not disclosed. Martin also stated that Blue Jay Village was not a part of the Village purchase. 

See the full story below.

LAKE LEVEL
DECEMBER 6, 2019
Full Lake Elevation:            5106.70' 
Current Lake Elevation:     5104.74'
Lake Level Below Full:            -1.96'
Water Surface Temperature:  48.5°

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DECEMBER 4, 2019

 

FAA MESSAGE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS, REGARDING JCKIE TWO
 
Good afternoon –
 
On behalf of Raquel Girvin, Regional Administrator, I’m writing to remind you that the FAA plans to publish and start using the JCKIE TWO arrival for Ontario International Airport on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. We expect to start using the new route in the pre-dawn hours.
 
Aircraft that currently use the JCKIE ONE and the EAGLZ will be assigned to the JCKIE TWO at all times of day. It will provide both nighttime and daytime overflight reduction to the Lake Arrowhead community. The FAA will cancel the EAGLZ arrival route when it publishes the JCKIE TWO.
 
As I believe you know, detailed information about the JCKIE TWO is posted on the FAA’s Ontario Community Involvement website here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/ont/
 
If you have any additional questions about the route, please do not hesitate to call my office at 424-405-7000.
 
Sincerely,
 
Faviola Garcia, Senior Advisor, on behalf of:
 
Raquel Girvin
Regional Administrator, AWP-1
FAA Western-Pacific Region
777 S Aviation Blvd Suite 150
El Segundo, CA 90245
T 424 405 7000
E raquel.girvin@faa.gov

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In a News Release issued on November 6, 2019 from Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, it was announced that the FAA will be moving the current flight path over Lake Arrowhead on December 5, 2019

It has been a two year process to convince the FAA to relocate the current flight path which is directly over the highly populated Lake Arrowhead community. 

"It took us a few years to get to this point, but by talking and working with the FAA rather than tying this matter up in the courts, we were able to get this flight path changed sooner rather than later, San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford said. "I appreciate residents' patience as the FAA finalized the flight path it promised us earlier this year, and I am also thankful for the support of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris and Congressman Paul Cook provided throughout our discussions with the FAA."

The local community group "Friends of Lake Arrowhead Mountain Communities" (FLAMC) lead by mountain residents David Caine, Mathew Kallis and Anthony St. John, was very active and vocal in the effort to get the message to the FAA that the residents of Lake Arrowhead were greatly effected by the current stream of aircraft flying loud, low and often over our community. 

 

In an effort to ease the ongoing disturbance by the flights over Lake Arrowhead, the FAA did implement a night time restriction on flights that currently remains in effect. The new flight path will be located near the Heaps Peak area similar to the original path used prior to the FAA moving flights directly over Lake Arrowhead.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL RUTHERFORD NEWS RELEASE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL FAA DECISION TO MOVE THE FLIGHT PATH

THE FAA MAKES IT OFFICIAL:

THE FLIGHT PATH OVER LAKE ARROWHEAD WILL MORE ON DECEMBER 5, 2019

UPDATE!

A MESSAGE FROM CALTRANS DISTRICT 8

All San Bernardino County mountain roads are open. They are still R-2 or R-3 roadway conditions. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. And drive slow and safely.

State 18 & State Route 38 from Big Bear Dam to Lucerne Valley - Chain Control has been lifted.

State Route 18 & State Route 38 from Big Bear Dam to Hatchery Drive - Also Chain Control has been lifted.

State Route 18 from Big Bear Dam to Snow Valley - R-2 roadway conditions.

State Route 38 from Hatchery Drive to Camp Angelus - R-2.

 

There is the possibility of snow in the mountains.  We want to remind everyone of a few things when you are planning your commute. So listen up!

Do not trespass onto private property. CHP is in close contact with property owners who have been advised to contact Law Enforcement immediately of trespassers. The CHP and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will respond in haste to cite or possibly arrest trespassers.

Do not leave your trash, keep our mountains clean! Take what you bring with you or find a trash can and throw it away. Law enforcement will issue you a citation and make you pick up your trash.

Do not park in the roadway or no parking zones. Parking citations will be issued. If you leave your vehicle parked in a roadway, your vehicle will be towed, or pushed by emergency personnel if there is exigency to render aid.

Do not pull over into turnouts to play in the snow. Only play in designated snow play areas. A lot of these turnouts are for emergency situations or where we are setting up chain control. They also assist emergency personnel in getting around traffic to a scene.

Do not ask us if you should bring chains. BRING THEM. It’s winter, and weather can be a little difficult/unpredictable. No matter the vehicle - BRING. YOUR. CHAINS. If chain control is issued, you will be prepared since you have them.

DO NOT try to pass and go around a snow plow. You will not win this battle. You are endangering the lives of our workers, and yourself. We are plowing the roads to help you! Be patient so we can do our jobs and get you to your destination safely.

Anytime you make a trip to the mountains or remote desert areas always bring the following: food, water, cell phone with charger, warm clothing, emergency blankets and first aid kit.

Try not to drive during inclement weather. If you have to drive during that time, make sure you slow down and leave enough space between vehicles.

Use #Quickmap when planning your travels. It can display all sorts of stuff like road conditions, traffic, chain control and more!

Enjoy your travels! Stay dry!

HELPFUL DRIVING TIPS FROM CALTRANS

  • Before you start your journey, check travel conditions using QuickMap.

  • Check tires and wipers to make sure they are in good condition.

  • Have a full tank of gas.

  • Slow down when driving in adverse weather conditions. Reduce your speed when roadways are icy or wet and your sight of distance is affected.

  • Avoid travel during heavy rain or snow events.

  • Never drive impaired! Always designate a driver.

  • Bring chains if you are traveling to the mountain areas. Weather in the mountain areas is often unpredictable. Be smart by having chains in your vehicle in case chain control is issued.

  • Chain installers are available on most mountain routes during chain control. Please, use the Caltrans approved chain installers with authorized bibs for your safety and to protect your vehicle.

  • Never use turnouts or park in the middle of the roadway for snow play. Only park in designated areas and do not trespass on private property.

  • For long trips bring water, warm clothing, blankets, a charged cell phone and charger, medications, snacks and other necessary items.

  • Do not attempt to pass through road closure signs. Never drive through running water or flooded roadways. Remember, turn around, don’t drown.

  • Be a safe and courteous driver. It only adds a few minutes to your travel time and make it a more enjoyable drive for everyone

LINK TO WEATHER FORECAST

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MOUNTAIN WINTER STORM WATCH!

UPDATE

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will be meeting with elected officials and invited guests to discuss issues related to rising premiums and cancellations in high fire prone communities of San Bernardino County. There will also be an update regarding the California Fair Plan.

California Commissioner Orders FAIR Plan to Increase Homeowners Coverage Options

California’s property insurer, the California Fair Plan will soon be offering more homeowners coverage options as directed by the state’s insurance commissioner. This is in response to pressure by homeowners throughout the state. These new options are a positive step by the State Department of Insurance to provide some relief to mountain homeowners who find it difficult to obtain insurance for their homes from one provider. 

California Commissioner Ricardo Lara has ordered the California Fair Plan Association to begin offering a comprehensive policy, known as HO-3 coverage, in addition to its current dwelling fire-only coverage by June 1, 2020. The comprehensive plan will include traditional homeowner features, such as coverage for water damage, personal liability and theft.

Lara also ordered the FAIR Plan to increase coverage limits and to offer a no-fee monthly payment plan, as well as allow for policyholders to pay by credit card or electronic funds transfer without any fees. The new payment options should be available to policyholders no later than Feb. 1, 2020, the commissioner’s order states.

Effective April 1, 2020, the FAIR Plan will increase the combined dwelling coverage limit from $1.5 million to $3 million. In many areas where people are forced to turn to the FAIR Plan for coverage, they find the current $1.5 million coverage limit is not enough.  

The California Department of Insurance said the growing lack of availability of homeowners and fire insurance has touched virtually every county in the state and threatens home values, real estate transactions, tax revenues, emergency services, and the integrity of California communities.

In a press release, Lara said he has met with “with thousands of California homeowners across the state who are struggling to find coverage to protect their homes.”

Property owners who have no choice but to use “the FAIR Plan as temporary insurance deserve the same coverage provided by traditional insurers. This crisis requires the FAIR Plan to provide a comprehensive option for Californians who have no other option for homeowners insurance,” he added.

The above changes are in addition to others the FAIR Plan undertook earlier this year. Those operational adjustments include providing more transparency in their meetings and allowing the CDI to participate in those meetings. The FAIR Plan also must obtain the approval of the insurance department prior to disbursing operating profits back to participating insurers.

The FAIR Plan, established under California law, is intended as a temporary solution. However, it is important that its product mirrors traditional coverage as much as possible, according to the CDI.

Many of the affected California homeowners have already been inconvenienced by planned power outages by utilities, mandatory evacuations, and repeated wildfire threats year after year. Requiring these same homeowners to have to piece together multiple policies to achieve full coverage is needlessly burdensome, Lara said.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ORDER BY COMMISSIONER LARA

IMPORTANT INSURANCE NEWS FOR MOUNTAIN HOMEOWNERS

At the November 7, 2019 Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, Lake Arrowhead Village General Manager, Josh Martin, announced during his monthly report that the Village is now in escrow to be sold.

 

The purchase of the Village does not include Blue Jay Village which will remain the property of Pacific Capital. Martin did not disclose the name of the buyer, but did say that they own about a dozen west coast shopping centers.

 

When escrow closes and the sale is complete, Lake Arrowhead News will announce the name of the new owner and any other details of the sale that become available.

LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE IN ESCROW. BLUE JAY VILLAGE NOT INCLUDED

This year, Giving Tuesday – which was created in 2012 – will take place on Dec. 3.  On that day, from 4 to 8 p.m., members of the Rim of the World Educational Foundation will celebrate with their donors at the Lakefront Tap Room in Lake Arrowhead Village. Just a $10 donation will give you admission to the party.  The Lakefront Tap Room is generously donating 25 percent of sales during the party hours to Rim Ed. Happy Hour pricing will be in effect from 4 to 6 p.m.

Giving Tuesday – a global generosity movement – grew out of a simple idea: Encourage people to do good. Over the past seven years, hundreds of millions of people have given, collaborated and celebrated generosity.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. Between now and Dec. 3, log on to www.RimEdFoundation.org/giving-tuesday-donations and offer your support – which can impact the future of a Rim student. Donations may also be made by texting the keyword RIMKIDS to (844) 844-6844.

Rim Ed supports three programs in the Rim school district: ROP/CTE classes like welding, woodworking, auto shop, graphic design, TV and video production; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), which fosters the idea of pursuing higher education and prepares students to do so both at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School and Rim High; and Partnership with Schools Grants, which are awarded to all six schools in the Rim district.

Rim Ed’s vision is “to enrich the potential of students in order for them to be successful and productive members of society.” To do that, the Foundation must raise funds. Please consider making a donation as part of this global giving movement for a local cause.

RIM OF THE WORLD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: GIVING TUESDAY, DEC. 3RD

The Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council held their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 7th at Fire Station 91. The community was updated on the following subjects of interest:

Supervisor’s Report – Lewis Murray: Murray reported that the FAA confirmed that the flight path over Lake Arrowhead will be moved away from Lake Arrowhead on December 5, 2019. Thanks to the help of our elected officials and the community, this change was made possible. Murray also stated that on November 5th, the County Board of Supervisors approved the revised County Short Term Rental Ordinance with the vote of 5/0. The revised ordinance will go into effect the 1st of the year.  

S.B. County Sheriff: Detective Mike Brandt reported that there will be additional Citizens on Patrol during Red Flag Warning days. Also, there is additional funding for Deputies during "snow play" days.

California Highway Patrol:  Lt. Mike Salinas stated that the CHP has received additional funding through a grant for DUI Checkpoints.  Salinas also explained that the County Supervisors have approved a new fine schedule that includes making the fine for illegal parking on the Highway now $150.00.


San Bernardino County Fire: Assistant Chief, Ron Walls reported that County Fire has been busy due to the Santa Ana wind conditions which contributed to the spread of the "Old Water" fire consuming 145 acres and the "Hillside" fire. County Fire is "pre-positioning crews on potential fire days. They are using the "Swarm Technique" with a heavy response to keep small fires small. Walls strongly recommended everyone sign up with the Counties "TENS" notification system by going to www.sbcfire.org.


Cal Fire: Brett Taylor stated that there has been increased fire activity in the last few weeks. Resources have been "pre-positioned" in order to monitor potential fire outbreaks. There are also ongoing fuel reduction projects including the removal of trees impacted by the Goldspotted Oak Borer. 

US Forest Service: Mr. Williams reported that they are well staffed with 5 engines from the Lassen area and 2 from Arizona. The Lookout Towers are up and running. 

Rim of the World Unified School District:  Cindy Gardner, President of the school board and Stephanie Phillips, high school teacher, explained the state mandated new start times for the Rim School District middle and high school students. This will have a huge impact on the busing operation of the district. There is an attempt to classify Rim School District as a "Rural" district area in order to become exempt from the new requirements. The school district Trustees will now be available through more site meetings with the community. There is a push to have voters only vote for the Trustees in your area only, divided into Crestline, Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs. A proposed School Bond for 2020 was discussed with community meetings planned for community input.

Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce: Robin Bull detailed upcoming Chamber events including the Mixer at the Mountain Arts Gallery on November 13th, the Taste of Lake Arrowhead on December 4th, and the Blue Jay Parade on December 7th. 

Rim Historical Society: Duane Banner reported that the Rim Historical Museum will  be open during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Lake Arrowhead Village:  General Manager Josh Martin said that the Village is in escrow to be sold. The sale came from an unsolicited offer. The sale does not include Blue Jay Village which will remain with the current owners. Construction on some shops are in progress for future tenants. The old Woody's restaurant is being taken over by a new eatery called Jetty's Waterfront Kitchen & Grill which is under construction.

Rim of the World Association of Realtors: Carol Banner stated that winter is a good time to list your property because there is less competition and less inventory and the market is not slowing down. There are less listings and lots of buyers.

Rim of the World Recreation and Park District: Carly Korn said that their Halloween event was very successful. Registration for Youth Basketball is still open. They are soon going to begin the process of "Winterizing" the parks. Their next Board meeting will be in December.

Arrowhead Arts Association: The deadline for advertising in the next edition of their magazine is February 15, 2020. Unfortunately, they have lost 2 big contributors and are looking for new ones.

Arrowhead Lake Association:  Rick Reisenhoffer, Lake Safety Supervisor reported that the Orchard Bay drainage project is nearly done. The parking lot paving and re-striping projects on Highway 173 is completed. There is a new RFID gate locking systems now installed at the Woody's, Museum and McDonald's docks. The new locking gates will require members to use their membership card to open the gates. If you have any problems opening the gates, you can call Lake Safety Patrol at 909 744-2766.  The next Board meeting will be on November 23rd at 9:00 AM at the Burnt Mill Beach Club Clubhouse.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council will be on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Fire Station 91 in the Community Conference Room.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The MAC requests that the community email any topics of concern or any comments to lakearrowheadmac@gmail.com. THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING IN DECEMBER!

LAKE ARROWHEAD MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING:

NOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATES

By Mary-Justine Lanyon

 

After the Mountain Jewish Community held a picnic with Our Lady of the Lake last June, one of the MJC members received a hate message on their phone, telling that person that, as a Jew, they should drop dead.  “It brought to mind,” that person said at a recent gathering of the MJC, “that we can live up here and feel somewhat secure but we’re kidding ourselves if we think it’s not there.”

To help folks deal with anti-Semitism and other expressions of hate, the MJC invited Matt Friedman, the senior associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Los Angeles, to address its members at its annual bagel brunch.  “What can you do if you see or hear things that are anti-Semitic, racist or homophobic,” Friedman asked. “That’s the question we get all the time: What do I do?”

The ADL was founded in 1913 in Chicago, Friedman explained. Its mission has been to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. The founders, Friedman said, “understood it couldn’t be just for their own community. It had to be for all people who are discriminated against.”  As the leading anti-hate organization, the ADL has 26 regional offices with its headquarters now in New York City.  “What we do,” Friedman noted, “is protect, educate and investigate.” The organization keeps a tally of hate crimes in a given year.  “People think we are focused on Nazis and neo-Nazis,” Friedman said, “but we are concerned with anyone trying to subvert the democratic process.”

The ADL works closely with law enforcement, training officers on how to recognize a hate crime, how to respond and how to treat a victim.  “We know people are not born hating,” Friedman said. “It’s a learned behavior. It can be unlearned and a person can be inoculated against hate if we get to you early enough.” The ADL does a lot of work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade on accepting differences and being inclusive.  “We fight all sorts of bias: homophobia, anti-trans, racism, sexism, bullying, cyberbullying,” he said. “How do parents and schools deal with those issues? There is still a lot of gray area.”

Friedman gave an overview of recent anti-Semitic events: the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Poway incident six months later. “This is the type of thing we are dealing with,” he said. “How people are getting radicalized has changed in the last 20 years.”  In the last few years, he noted, “we have seen an increase in anti-Semitic incidents. Law enforcement,” he added, “focuses on hate crimes. The ADL looks at non-criminal activity.”

In its “Murder and Extremism” report (available on the ADL website, ADL.org), the organization details the number of incidents by year. From 2009 to 2018, right-wing extremists were responsible for 73 percent of the incidents; left-wing, 3 percent; and Islamist extremists, the rest.

White supremacists, Friedman said, have been energized. “They feel like their backs are against the wall and they need to act out. They feel like middle-class whites are victims, an endangered species. They feel white genocide is going on. And they hold Jews responsible for the rising tide of people of color through immigration.”  Why is that? “Because Jews are for diversity, tolerance and increased immigration,” Friedman said. “And so, the white supremacists feel violence is justified to save the white race. They believe a nefarious Jewish cabal is behind it.”

What strategies does Friedman suggest to respond to hate crimes, hate incidents, hate speech, hate found online?  First, contact law enforcement so they can record the incident. Reach out to your elected officials. Connect with the ADL.  When something happens, he said, even if you’re not sure it’s a crime, report it.  Perhaps most importantly, use your voice to speak out against all types of hate. Encourage others to speak out. Use social media, traditional media. Provide educational materials.

The ADL has a lot of resources available to use with children, to help discuss any such incidents with them.  “Use the ADL as a resource,” Friedman said. “My office is your office. We can act as your advocates.”

As for speaking out, Friedman cautioned folks to pause before sending or forwarding something on social media. “Is it a reputable source? Report offensive things you find online to the ADL.”  He recognizes that using your own voice can be tough. “What are your opportunities for intervention? When should you say something? Maybe the person wasn’t thinking. You want to engage in respectful dialogue but need to let people know they have hurt you.”  What the ADL tells children, Friedman said, is to just say “ouch.”

To report an incident to the ADL, go to www.adl.org/reportincident. Those reports go into the ADL’s data base.

These incidents are pervasive, Friedman noted. “It’s not a Jewish issue – it’s a human issue.”

DEALING WITH THE HUMAN ISSUES OF HATE SPEECH

Southern California Edison (SCE) presented a comprehensive wildfire prevention program for our mountain community, which according to the California Public Utilities Commission, has been designated as a “High Fire Threat District.”  Chris Abel, Edison Community Outreach Manager explained the program which provided information for residents regarding SCE’s wildfire mitigation plan.

Their goal is to reduce the risk of electrical equipment igniting wildfires. They have already begun their work with accelerated inspections of all overhead power lines for needed repairs and preventative maintenance to reduce risks of ignition. Mr. Abel presented SCE’s plans for our community:

  1. Enhanced overhead inspections via helicopters

  2. Replacing hundreds of miles of overhead power lines with insulated wires by end of 2020.

  3. Installing current limiting fuses that interrupt current more quickly.

  4. Inspecting and pruning trees within 12 feet from their power lines.

  5. Installing Wildfire Monitoring Cameras in the mountains for 24/7 coverage to detect wildfires

  6. Installing hundreds of weather stations with real time data for wind, humidity, etc. which will interface with software that forecasts high fire risk conditions to less than 2 miles

  7. Hired 6 meteorologists to analyze weather conditions to pinpoint fire conditions in service areas in order to keep public informed about real time weather conditions

 

Due to our classification as a “High Fire Threat District,” SCE will be enacting their Public Safety Power Shutoff system to help reduce wildfire risk.During elevated weather conditions like strong winds, high temperature, humid, etc., that can cause power lines to potentially spark and fall and cause a wildfire, SCE will notify residents approximately 2 days prior to a potential power shutoff.They will send an email, text or phone call.Their plan is to make an additional notification one day prior to shutoff. To sign up for alerts go to www.sce.com/outagealerts For more information regarding the shutoff plan go to www.sce.com/psps

 

As part of their heightened Vegetation Management plan, SCE has adopted the California Public Utilities Commission’s 2017 guidelines for high risk areas, which includes trimming 12 feet of clearance from power lines. SCE has hired arborists to analyze hazardous, dead or dying, unstable trees with structural defects or other factors which are within striking distance of homes or power lines. SCE has identified 3000 hazardous trees for removal. SCE will be contacting homeowners regarding pruning or removal of these trees and will make arrangements for their tree contractors to do the work. For more information about Vegetation Management, email safetrees@sce.com or call 800 655-4555

 

 

SAFETY TIPS:

SCE is advising residents to prepare for power shutoffs and offered some safety tips:

  1. Disconnect all sensitive electronics to prevent damage or loss of data

  2. Set up generators outside and do not connect it to your home’s circuit breakers.

  3. Make plans to obtain extra gasoline for your generator and store the approved containers in a safe location

  4. Practice opening electric gates and garage doors manually

  5. Have an emergency plan for your family including your pets

 

For more information go to www.readyforwildire.org , www.caloes.ca.gov

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON PRESENTS ITS MOUNTAIN WILDFIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM

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Lake Arrowhead legend Ralph L Wagner passed August 15, 2019 at age 89.  Wagner was one of the founders of Arrowhead Lake Association in 1974. He was first elected president of ALA in 1975 and was also one of the founders of LACSD in 1978 being elected president of LACSD in 1978. At one time, he served as president of ALA, LACSD, and Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association (LAPOA) at the same time (1975 - 1979). Over the years, Ralph has served in all of the official positions of ALA, twice as president, and was currently serving on the Board of Directors of ALA and Chair of the Lake Operations and Maintenance Committee.  Wagner was an Officer in the U.S. Navy.


Ralph and his wife, Ianita, are long-time members of both the Lake Arrowhead Water Ski Club and the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club. Ralph was formerly a member of the Lake Arrowhead Country Club.


He graduated from Stanford University in 1952 with a BSCE, Hydraulics Option. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1959 with a MSCE, Sanitary Option. Owner of Ralph Wagner Consulting Engineer, Inc., located in Lake Arrowhead since 1977, specializing in consulting engineering services related to water resources, water supply, water quality, wastewater treatment and disposal, hydrology, drainage, and erosion control.

His career accomplishments are impressive and include employment with WED Enterprises, the design arm of Walt   Disney Productions. Ralph was in charge of coordinating, planning and managing all utility and environmental system designs for the Walt Disney World complex in Florida. Recently, he served as a consulting engineer on the redevelopment and restoration of Santa’s Village in Skyforest, CA.

UPDATE:

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Burnt Mill Beach Clubhouse.  The community is welcome to attend.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES REMEMBERING RALPH WAGNER

 

LAKE ARROWHEAD LEGEND RALPH WAGNER PASSES AWAY AT 89

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Senator Morrell, Assemblyman Olbernolte and Supervisor Rutherford sent a letter to the California Insurance Commissioner requesting a public meeting with the community to discuss the current issues with cancelled homeowners insurance, rising costs of existing policies and the future of homeowners insurance in our local mountains. The Insurance Commissioner has agreed to attend a public meeting which is tentatively scheduled for October of this year.

After several years of massively destructive wildfires, insurance companies have been canceling policies and raising rates throughout rural parts of California, according to government officials and industry experts. 

 

Complaints lodged with the state by rural residents facing a loss of insurance has nearly doubled in the last two years and increased by more than 570 percent since 2010, according to data from the California Department of Insurance.

Insurance industry representatives have readily acknowledged the situation, pointing to the sizable loses companies have endured over the last few years as a result of wildfire.

All the state-backed insurance companies in California are required to pay into what’s known as the California FAIR Plan (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements). However, FAIR Plan premiums can be higher than the average policy and only cover up to $1.5 million in losses.

In the last five years, FAIR Plan enrollment has grown in rural areas by more than 11,500 policies. Because this coverage of last resort largely focuses on fire damage, residents often purchase a separate “wraparound” policy in order to get more complete coverage on their properties.

As a result, many people, with or without the FAIR plan, are paying significantly higher rates to insure their homes than ever before.

Government officials said they’re looking at several different ways to address the situation, such as working with the insurance industry to develop standards by which homeowners can improve their chances of 

getting covered.

WILDFIRE PRONE AREAS MAY LOSE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

The primary objective of Rim of the World Special Athletes Foundation is to provide a recreational experience that is safe and positive for adaptive individuals. It provides year round activities for adaptive athletes, serving veterans and individuals from our mountain communities and beyond.

Founded by Lake Arrowhead resident Jack Cooperman, Rim Special Athletes are individuals with visual and hearing impairments, amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain Injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Down Syndrome, Autism, as well as many other cognitive and physical disabilities.

At Snow Valley Mountain Resort during the winter Rim Special Athletes provides Adaptive skiing and snowboard lessons, including bi-ski and mono-ski. During the Spring, Summer and Fall we have weekly golf clinics.       Year round we provide yoga.  During the summer Rim Special Athletes’ water sports program includes kayaking, aqua biking, stand up paddle boarding, boating, biking, fishing, hiking and outings.  Our objective is to have the adaptive athletes have fun, learn a new skill, and develop self-confidence from the experience. 


There are many ways you can get involved and help the Rim of the World Special Athletes Foundation:

If you would like to volunteer in any of our programs, we would like to hear from you.   If you are a PSIA instructor certified in adaptive techniques please contact us.

The Rim of the World Special Athletes Foundation is a qualified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Our funding for the specialized equipment and many of the activities comes from donations.  If you would like to be a financial sponsor of the Foundation or would simply like to donate to the foundation, you can go to this link: https://www.givedirect.org/donate/?cid=14108 or send checks payable to:

 

Rim of the World Special Athletes Foundation
PO BOX 1914
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352

A BENEFIT FOR RIM OF THE WORLD SPECIAL ATHLETES FOUNDATION

AN EVENING ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019   4:00 PM 

TICKETS: CALL 909 876-2751   |   WWW.SNOW-VALLEY.COM/TICKETS

 

Website:   rimspecialathletes.org

RimSpecialAthletes@gmail.com

Call:  909 336.1535   Fax:  909 582.2800


 

 

RIM OF THE WORLD SPECIAL ATHLETES FOUNDATION 

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CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 5  TUESDAY

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

BLUE JAY MEETING ROOM

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

NOVEMBER 7  THURSDAY

CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

28200 HWY 189, SUITE O1-270 | LAKE ARROWHEAD

909 336-1547 | 10:00 AM

NOVEMBER 7  THURSDAY

SENATOR MIKE MORRELL MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

28200 HWY 189, SUITE O1-270 | LAKE ARROWHEAD

909 336-1547 | 11:00 AM 

NOVEMBER 7  THURSDAY

JAY OBERNOLTE MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

28200 HWY 189, SUITE O1-270 | LAKE ARROWHEAD

909 336-1547 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NOVEMBER 7  THURSDAY

LAKE ARROWHEAD MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 

   FIRE STATION 91 MEETING ROOM   

EVERYONE IS WELCOME | 6:00 PM

NOVEMBER 9   SATURDAY

27TH ANNUAL SUNRISE ROTARY AUCTION 

LAKE ARROWHEAD RESORT AND SPA

 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 NOVEMBER 11  MONDAY

HONORING OUR VETERANS

VETERANS DAY EVENT

ARROWHEAD RIDGE | 201 GRASS VALLEY ROAD

 11:00 AM 

NOVEMBER 12  TUESDAY

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST

BILL'S VILLAGER   27195 Hwy 189   BLUE JAY
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

NOVEMBER 13  WEDNESDAY

LAKE ARROWHEAD COMMUNITIES CHAMBER MIXER

MOUNTAIN ARTS NETWORK GALLERY

28200 HWY. 189, LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

NOVEMBER 29  FRIDAY

BLACK FRIDAY AND HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NOVEMBER 29, 30, DECEMBER 1

THE MOUNTAIN HISTORY MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN FOR A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

27176 PENINSULA DRIVE, LAKE ARROWHEAD

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

DECEMBER 3  TUESDAY

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

BLUE JAY MEETING ROOM

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

DECEMBER 3  TUESDAY

RIM OF THE WORLD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

GIVING TUESDAY WRAP-UP PARTY

THE LAKEFRONT TAPROOM | L.A.VILLAGE 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DECEMBER 4  WEDNESDAY

A TASTE OF LAKE ARROWHEAD

LAKE ARROWHEAD RESORT & SPA

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DECEMBER 6  FRIDAY

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE LAKE HOUSE

28966 HOOK CREEK ROAD  |  CEDAR GLEN

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 6 - 8  FRI-SAT-SUN

THE NUTCRACKER

RIM OF THE WORLD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

FOR TICKETS & TIMES CALL 909 336-1359

DECEMBER 7  SATURDAY

CANCELED

40TH ANNUAL BLUE JAY PARADE

BLUE JAY VILLAGE

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DECEMBER 10  TUESDAY

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST

BILL'S VILLAGER   27195 Hwy 189   BLUE JAY
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

DECEMBER 12  THURSDAY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY EVENING

LAKE ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CLUB

5:30 PM   |   909 273-4291 (RESERVATIONS)

DECEMBER 14  SATURDAY

ARROWHEAD LAKE ASSOCIATION (ALA) BOARD MTG  BURNT MILL BEACH CLUB 

9:00 AM  |  ALL ALA MEMBERS INVITED

JANUARY 2  THURSDAY

LAKE ARROWHEAD MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 

   FIRE STATION 91 MEETING ROOM   

EVERYONE IS WELCOME | 6:00 PM

JANUARY 7  TUESDAY

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

BLUE JAY MEETING ROOM

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

FEBRUARY 1  SATURDAY

POLARROTARY BEAR PLUNGE

LAKE ARROWHEAD RESORT AND SPA BEACH

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

JULY 19  SUNDAY

LE GRAND PICNIC

MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

29101 HOSPITAL ROAD, LAKE ARROWHEAD

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  

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