Archives for November 1, 2018

Miguel’s Jr. Announces New Eastvale Location Grand Opening November 2nd!

Miguel’s Jr. is pleased to announce the newest location in Eastvale, California, located in the Eastvale Marketplace. Miguel’s Jr. will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m.  Marking the first Miguel’s Jr. to open in the city of Eastvale, the event will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Miguel’s Jr. founders Mike and Mary Vasquez and President and CEO Javier Vasquez, followed by complimentary lunch for all in attendance.

The Eastvale Marketplace location is reflective of Miguel’s Jr. original and classic design aesthetic featuring the convenience of a drive-thru for guests on the go, as well as a full dining area. The new Eastvale store will offer all of the latest Miguel’s Jr. menu items, including a full breakfast menu with 7 breakfast burritos and a variety of breakfast plates. The menu also includes homemade horchata and lemonade made with 100% all-natural pure cane sugar and fresh-squeezed lemons.

WHERE: 
Miguel’s Jr.

Eastvale Marketplace

13382 Limonite Ave.,

Eastvale, CA 92860

WHEN: 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Complimentary Lunch – Guests who attend the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be provided a complimentary lunch voucher that may be redeemed immediately following the ceremony.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday –Thursday: 7am – 10pm

Friday: 7am – 10:30pm

Saturday: 8am – 10:30pm

Sunday: 8am – 10pm

CONTACT:

www.MiguelsJr.com

Credit: Miguels Jr.

The Chinese Lantern Festival Will Light up the Night in Pomona Handcrafted Lanterns Create Beautiful Displays of Color and Light Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, plus holidays

This November, the Pomona Fairplex will host The Hanart Culture Chinese Lantern Festival, a fully immersive multicultural experience the entire family will love.  This premier event will be held every Thursday – Sunday for eight weeks, from November 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019, plus holiday. The evening skies become ablaze with the color and light of over 1,000 beautifully handcrafted lanterns at the Glade, Picnic Hill and Lagoon at Fairplex Pomona (1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768).

This year’s theme, “The Wild,” features five different locations – America, Oceania, Asia, Antarctica and Africa – and will showcase lanterns representing wild animals from each region including cheetahs, panda bears, jellyfish, majestic cranes, lions, and even dinosaurs.  These impressive lanterns range in size from 12 – 23 feet tall.  This visually stunning display combines art, tradition, and culture, creating opportunities for alluring photographs and wonderful memories.

The Lantern Festival is one of China’s most traditional celebrations with the art of Chinese lantern making dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.).  “These gorgeous lanterns have evolved through the centuries, from when they were used for lighting, to an art form all their own.  Chinese lanterns are a cherished part of festivals and celebrations world-wide and we are proud to bring the Hanart Culture Chinese Lantern Festival to Southern California,” said George Zhao, president of Hanart Culture.

A lantern’s construction is varied according to its purpose, from the finest silk or glass over the best wood used in Palaces, to the red gauze stretched over bamboo in the more traditional red lanterns recognized around the globe.  Shadow-picture lanterns used a paper wheel inside which turned when heated, creating moving pictures around the outside of the lantern.

Today, these lanterns are made of modern materials and technology with brilliantly lit colored LED lightbulbs, musical enhancements and sound effects, and visual moving parts to create larger-than-life imaginative shapes.  Furthermore, four ceramic elephants made of 3,200 kitchen utensils such as dishes, bowls, spoons and wine cups will be on display.

The festival will also feature food, Kung Fu shows and demonstrations, and shadow play.  Guests will also be able to shop the craft marketplace where authentic Chinese jewelry, artifacts, dough figurines, as well as Chinese embroidery art, sugar art, paper-cut and fabric art will be available for purchase.  “In addition to the spectacular lanterns, we are excited to share the beauty of other aspects of Chinese culture including food, arts, crafts, dance and martial arts.   Guests will also be able to enjoy and experience a wide assortment of Chinese culture,” Zhao said.

Tickets can be purchased at the event, or online at www.ChineseLanternFestival.com for $13 – $21.  Gates open from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with the last admission at 9:20 p.m..  Fairplex parking is $12.

Insta: @ChineseLanternFest

Facebook: Facebook.com/ChineseLanternFestival

Twitter: @LanternFests

Credit: The Hanart Culture Chinese Lantern Festival.

 

 

 

Hanart Chinese Lantern Festival
Thursdays – Sundays from November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – Including Holidays
5:30pm-10:00pm

Fairplex at Pomona – 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Tickets $13-$21
https://www.chineselanternfestival.com/

 

Dunkin’ Challenges LA Law Enforcement for Charity NOVEMBER 2 from 6 – 10 a.m. Guests who donate will receive a coupon for one free medium hot or iced coffee

Dunkin’, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, dares law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California to camp out on Dunkin’ rooftops in support of Special Olympics Southern California. More than 40 law enforcement agencies across the region will participate in Southern California’s second annual Cop on a Rooftop event on Nov. 2 from 6 – 10 a.m. Guests who visit their local Dunkin’ will be invited to donate to the cause; all who take part will earn a coupon for one free medium hot or iced coffee*.

Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. All programming is free to the athletes thanks to fundraisers like this one. Officers will begin taking to the roofs starting at 6 a.m. The event is expected to run until 10 a.m.

“This event is a lighthearted yet influential way to show our appreciation for the effort our local Special Olympics organization puts into what they do, while also highlighting the dedication and bravery of the officers who keep our communities safe on a daily basis”, exclaimed Sgt. Irwin Rosenberg of San Fernando Police Department.  “Hosting Cop on a Rooftop for a second year at our Southern California Dunkin’ locations is both a thrilling and fun opportunity to give back to the communities that we proudly serve,”

            “Dunkin’ has been a terrific partner, and we are very excited to host Cop on a Rooftop with them again,” said Bill Shumard, SOSC’s CEO. “With Dunkin’ and law enforcement as our teammates, we’ll be able to transform even more people with intellectual disabilities through sports, wellness, and leadership programs. I can’t wait to see our local communities out at Dunkin’ showing their support.”

Not able to come out to one of the 60+ participating locations?  Support SOSC by donating on-line at www.sosc.org/coponarooftop.

To stay up to date with Dunkin’s Cop on a Rooftop event in Southern California, be sure to follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter. Those interested in learning more about Dunkin’ are encouraged to visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. For media inquiries, please contact dunkindonuts@havasformula.com.

Participating Locations

–       14215 Whittier Blvd, Whittier

–       5560 E 7th St, Long Beach

–       9070 Firestone Blvd, Downey

–       1132 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

–       1955 Durfee Ave, South El Monte

–       6821 Eastern Ave, Bell Gardens

–       13300 Washington Blvd, Culver City

–       1614 S Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles

–       754 S Olive St, Los Angeles

–       6201 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

–       3100 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

–       2300 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles

–       1428 S Azusa Ave, West Covina

–       1326 West Anaheim St, Los Angeles

–       275 South Lake Ave, Pasadena

–       3861 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach

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About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, and leadership programs. Special Olympics helps athletes become more independent, build self-esteem, and live healthier lives. They inspire people to open their hearts and create more accepting and inclusive communities. All Special Olympics programs are free to the athletes and their families. Special Olympics Southern California has earned a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for exceeding industry standards. This ranking is the highest Charity Navigator offers to an organization and is given because Special Olympics has demonstrated strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Learn more at www.sosc.org.

*Coupon valid through Dec. 31, 2018; limit one per customer.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Carlsbad State Beach at sunset

This Sunday, November 4, 2018, the nation’s largest one-day street faire returns to charming city of Carlsbad! From 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., more than 100,000 people will have the pleasure of exploring the seaside city’s unique artisan offerings, reveling in scrumptious international eats, and live entertainment from over 900 vendors, including Timber Wave, Sunset Bay Candy Company, Kona Ice Central North County SD, Coppersmith Studios, Thai & Thai BBQ, Stay Cheesy, Brecht Enterprises/BMW of Escondido, Tri-City Medical Center, and The Rush Coffee. This family-friendly function will entertain parents and youngsters alike with games, super slides, and rock climbing walls, for kids, and a beer and wine garden—courtesy of Rotary of Carlsbad– featuring large TV screens and live bands for adults. Additionally, The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7 a.m. and noon. Furry friends are also welcome at this eight-hour extravaganza.

 

In addition to this lively function, guests can top off their day-cation in Carlsbad by traversing the city’s diverse landscape, home to some of the state’s best, cleanest beaches, natural occurring lagoons, assorted hiking trails, premiere shopping scene, and vibrant culinary and brewery experiences!

 

Credit: Visit Carlsbad.