Ever Been in a Tunnel Under a Lake? Here’s Your Chance to See Lake Arrowhead From the “Bottom Up”

Come on up to Lake Arrowhead and enjoy the Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show June 7.  It's a beautiful site and sight!

Members of the Rim of the World Historical Society will soon  host their 2014 Lake Arrowhead Tunnel Tour. This fascinating tour, which can include being in ankle-deep  water as well as having rocks and debris  to climb over, will be given August 16, September 13 and October 4. Have you ever wondered what is at the bottom of the lake and how it was made? If you’re a curious historical society member here’s your opportunity to have some of your questions be answered by people who know what they’re talking about!

The three events are  only available to historical society members and the fee is $35 per person. The tour will feature “what’s under the lake”  Everyone knows what the lake look like from but what “lies beneath” must be quite interesting.

The construction of the dam for the reservoir began in 1893. The history of building the infrastructure and the entire dam project is so interesting. Today we just look at it, if you have a boat you ride your boat around, if you have a dock you enjoy the view right in front of you and if you’re visiting you oooh and ahhhh at the beauty. Very few people know about the history so if you’re curious call (909) 336-4796 to make a reservation.

The late, great Huell Howser visited the site many years ago. Now THAT would have been fun. I don’t know anyone that didn’t love that man. His infectious curiosity was charming and I’ll bet he loved climbing  around the tunnels under the lake. He was such a curious man!

Come and have a unique experience. You’ll be fascinated, I’m sure!




Cause for Celebration: Dr. Roma Nall Celebrates Her First Year in Running Springs

Running Springs Chamber members and guests were happy to help Dr. Roma Nall celebrate her one year anniversary. She is a very special chiropractor and friend as well as being on the chamber of commerce board of directors.Friends, patients and members of the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce had a great time at the recent mixer held by chiropractor Dr. Roma Nall who is celebrating her one year anniversary of opening her chiropractic office in Running Springs. This popular lady had one of the best “mixers” known to man (or woman) or at least for the past few years. About 50 people attended and everyone sat at tables in the cool air of the mountains and enjoyed talking, sharing, eating the delicious “spread” that was laid out for all to enjoy. The food was delicious, the spirit of everyone was fabulous, the “dusk” temperatures were cool and the members of the talented local singing group, “Quarter to Three” were on hand and, of course, they couldn’t leave without singing.

Dr. Nall is an enormous asset   to the mountain community. Her calm demeanor, her caring nature, her dedication to her work and to the clients she serves, all makes her a very special woman. I know the late Dr. Richard Chase, from who mshe bought the business from about would be so happy with the success his protegé has gathered during the past year. Dr. Chase had his chiropractic office in the small, but adequate building  for many years and he lovingly gave his  skills, his wonderful personality and laughter and great wit to his patients and those he loved. I was so blessed to know him for years and years, from the time he and his wife Elrita moved to the mountains so many years ago. I was blessed to have them as special friends and Dr. Nall has the same wonderful, welcoming personality that Dr. Chase possessed so it is no wonder that she has been such a success.

Dr. Nall owns Nall Advanced Chiropractic and she specializes in the Graston Technique. She purchased the business previously  owned by Dr. Richard Chase whose chiropractic office was on Hilltop Blvd. “Roma” to her friends, has become a wonderful addition to the community, both medically and an active and interested member in the small community. Needless to say,  she’s become a very well-respected by her friends, business associates and her patients.

The Graston technique is a special technique that can remove scar tissue, adhesions and trigger points (otherwise known as knots) that are in-between the skin and the muscle. These knots and trigger points can also be in the muscle layers and muscle groups which can, and often do, cause a great deal of pain and nerve dysfunction.

With the Graston treatment many patients feel relief from their (often excruciating) pain right away because properly treated the problem areas will receive more blood circulation. Additionally, years of build up can be resolved, ordinarily within one to three treatments.Through this treatment it frees up nerve compression that in many cases can make hands and feet number or that can cause sore shoulders, headaches and mid-back problems. Treatment has also shown positive outcomes with carpal tunnel symptoms. Dr. Nall is happy to treat her patients with this cutting-edge treatment for soft tissue injuries.

One of the most wonderful things about this special lady is her empathy for and and extraordinary commitment to her patients. If you need someone to help you but need some “hand-holding” (so to speak) she’s what you’re looking for. While she is excellent at what she does she is also kind, encouraging and soft spoken.

Since she moved to Running Springs Dr. Nall has become  a wonderful part of the community and with her gracious “bedside manner” she’s become a great  part of the community we loved called  Running Springs. For information  call  (909) 867-4700 or at Post office Box 3546. The office is located at 31791 Hilltop Blvd. Open the door to the office. You’ll be greeted by wonderful people.

Last week’s well-attended event speaks to her personality and her skills. That’s  a great combination.

The office is located on Hilltop Blvd. near “downtown” Running Springs.



Two Soldiers Lose Their Lives in Afghanistan

USA_Patriotism_Poster_WWII_2LGMy sincere condolences to the family of two soldiers who recently died din Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Sta. They died when the enemy attacked their vehicle with ff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska and PFc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California. Tragically, both soldiers died when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers were assigned to the 1s t Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado.

My thoughts to go the families and friends of these soldiers who lost their lives far too young. While it is unimaginable to lose a child, a brother, a cousin, I hope that the families know that Americans share their loss, even from afar and I hope they take comfort in knowing that we care about their loss.


Full Hwy. 91 Closures Begin July 25

Caltrans logoFull nighttime freeway closes to remove the “false work” at the 14th Street overcrossing in downtown Riverside will take place on SR 91 between University and Central Avenues in downtown Riverside. The closure will begin at midnight on Friday, July 25 and end at 5 a.m. However, the closure will also include a closure from midnight on Saturday, July 26 to 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Detours are available. The WESTBOUND 91 DETOUR is at the 14th Street offramp, right to Market/Magnolia Street, turn left and continue to Central Avenue. Turn left and go back to the Westbound SR91.

The EASTBOUND 91 DETOUR is Central offramp, left on Magnolia Avenue. turn right and continue to 14th Street. Turn right on 14th Street and go back to the eastbound SR 91.

For more information visit the website at: http://www.caltrans8.info and signup for Commuter Media E-Mail Alerts.



Memo: Having Too Much Fun at the Arrowhead Arts Concert by the Lake. Don’t Want to Leave!

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Having wayyyy too much fun at the last of the summer Arrowhead Arts concerts at Tavern Bay in Lake Arrowhead. Each summer these concerts bring out mountain residents to enjoy the music, enjoy the cool breeze off the lake, enjoy seeing friends and co-workers. They are truly wonderful events and I can say, from years of experience, that everything this organization does to provide exciting and fun entertainment as well as raising money to provide for our local school musicians is first class but the charge to attend many of the events is fit for a pauper. This members of this longtime organization  bring well-known southern California orchestras or small music groups to the community to give concerts of different varieties. The organization also helps fund students who want to play an instrument but do not have the funds. Everything this local organization does is first class. Throughout the years of attending their sponsored concerts and events I have never, ever, been disappointed. The people in this organization are fun, welcoming, devoted to bringing great music to mountain residents that they can afford to see. The setting for these summer dances is so beautiful and it’s always nice to watch the sun go down and the lights come on around Lake Arrowhead. Since food isn’t served everyone brings their own and many people “share” with their neighbors or friends who are sitting with them at a table or who are picnicing beside them While the concerts may be over for this year make plans ahead to attend the concerts next year. If you love music, sitting outside and enjoying the beauty of the mountains, if you love fresh air, talented musicians and just having plain old fun, plan to be at the Burnt Mill Beach Club next summer . The setting, across from the historic UCLA Conference Center truly is gorgeous. So…..next year? Don’t miss them! The tickets are only $20 for adults so come, enjoy and relax. You’ll be hooked like a fish on a line so leave your tuxedo at home and just jump in your car and drive to Lake Arrowhead. You will truly have an inexpensive night of listening to great sounds, dancing if the spirit says “go” or meeting new friends. It’s very casual so just wear comfortable clothes. As you can see by the photos nobody is wearing a long formal gown or tux.

See you next summer when the concerts resume. !Trust me, you’ll love it!


Want to Know More About Running Springs History?

Members of the Rim of the World Historical Society will be leading “History” walking tours of downtown Running Springs during Mountain Top Days which starts on August 2.

The “historical tour will be held at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and they will be led by local historians. Members of the historical society are fee but the fee for non-members will be $1 per person. Trust me, it will be worth a whole lot more!

Signups will be taken at the organization’s booth at Mountain top Days. The site for this exciting “fair” is located between First Mountain Bank and the Running Springs Branch Library off Hwy. 18.

This is a unique opportunity for people who are interested in their community to learn a lot about the history of where they live, so take some time out of your day and “our Running Springs.” It promises to be a fantastic historical (not hysterical) event.


Arms that Went From One Side to the Other

carThe other day I was driving and I saw something that made me laugh (very hard!). I was approaching a car that was, obviously, on the other side of the street and the driver had his arm straight out the driver’s side window (to catch the breeze, probably). His occupant had their arm hanging out the passenger’s side window *probably to catch the breeze, too). They each had on long sleeve shirts that were the same color. From my perspective as the oncoming vehicle I started laughing because, from my vantage point, it looked like one person was in the car with really, really, really long arms  that went from one side of the car clear  through to the other side and hung out both the windows.

Of course, there were two people in the car but from my vantage point it looked like someone with extraordinarily long arms.

It struck me quite funny and I hope you get the visual I’m trying to explain. I hope this gave you a chuckle. It certainly did for me!