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Big Bear Lake

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips Near OC

These getaways reinforce the benefits of residing in Southern California. With outdoor beauty ranging from beaches, mountains, lakes and vineyards, these destinations don’t require a plane ticket, as they are within hours from the OC.

08/16/2014

A 4.6 quake struck near Big Bear Lake on Saturday. (credit: CBS)

4.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Big Bear Lake

There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

07/05/2014

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Pirate Ship Arises From Bottom Of Big Bear Lake

A pirate ship known as Time Bandit is back from a brief visit to the not-so-briny not-so-deep.

03/13/2014

Dexter Preston photographed this soaring bald eagle Saturday at Big Bear Lake. (credit: Dexter Preston/US Forest Service)

14 Bald Eagles Counted Saturday In Southern California

Ten adults and four juvenile birds were observed at the lake areas during the one-hour count.

01/11/2014

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Where To Play In The Snow Near Los Angeles

We have some beautiful weather here in Los Angeles, but sometimes you need to be reminded that we’re in the winter season!

CBS Los Angeles–11/23/2013

The Santa Monica Pier (photo credit: wayoveryonder.net)

LA’s 5 Best Fall And Winter Events

Celebrate cooler weather by attending one of these fall festivals in the LA area.

10/17/2013

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28-Year-Old Big Bear Lake Man Charged With Sex Crimes Against Underage Girls

A 28-year-old Big Bear Lake man was charged Wednesday with numerous sex crimes against two young girls.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/10/2013

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What You’re Doing This Week: June 3

From zoo visits, beer festivals to water parks there is always something to do in So Cal. Check out our best picks for this week.

CBS Los Angeles–06/03/2013

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The Newest Craze At Big Bear Lake: Flyboarding

Just in time for Memorial Day, a new craze lets riders fly in, out, and over Big Bear Lake.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2013

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Best Places For Off-Roading Near LA

Los Angeles-based 4×4 enthusiasts can pick from some of the nation’s best rock-hopping, dune-driving and mud-plugging destinations.

CBS Los Angeles–05/11/2013

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Massive Search Resumes In Big Bear For Accused Killer Chris Dorner

The search for accused killer Christopher Dorner resumed in Big Bear on Saturday morning.

02/09/2013

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Dog-Friendly Getaways Near Los Angeles

Finding activities and hotels that accept pets can be difficult if you’re looking for a weekend getaway. Here is a list of spots that not only allow domesticated animal companions, but celebrate and welcome them. For a list of pet hotels, pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, attractions, and activities all over the country, visit : Bring Fido at http://www.bringfido.com/destination/state/california/

CBS Los Angeles–01/26/2013

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Best Winter Road Trip Destinations Near Orange County

Winter offers great opportunities for families to spend quality time together. With the holidays taking pressure off of work and a year’s worth of accrued vacation hours, winter might be the perfect time to organize that road trip you’ve been yearning for. Orange County makes the perfect launching point for an endless variety of adventures. Whether your final destination is atop a double black diamond ski run or soaking in a desert hot spring, a memorable family getaway is just a few hours away.

CBS Los Angeles–12/30/2012

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Best Places To Rent A Cabin In The Woods In Southern California

You’re going over the river and through the woods to rent a cabin in Southern California. There’s nothing quite like getting away from it all, just a few short hours from where you live to […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/28/2012

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A Guide To Ski Resorts Closest To Orange County

For the best ski retreats this winter, Southern Californians won’t have to travel far. From a 75-minute drive to a 70-minute flight, take advantage of more than five top-notch destinations. Find affordable day escapes or luxe weekend getaways at the best ski resorts near Orange County.

CBS Los Angeles–11/24/2012

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