Perris Appreciation Day at Orange Empire Railway Museum

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July 19 is Perris Appreciation Day at Orange Empire Railway Museum.

If you live in Perris, go to school in Perris or work in Perris join us for a day of free rides. Visit the museum and discover this hidden gem in your own backyard.

There will be street car and trolley rides and an entire museum to explore. A visit to the Orange Empire Railway Museum is a trip back in time to when trains, conductors, whistles, bells and steam were a part of the way we traveled. .

Gates are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and trains and trolleys operate from 11:00 Am to 4:00 pm.

Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris operates a Museum Railway where visitors can ride on the historic trains and trolleys that helped shape the Southern California we know today. The Museum Railway operates every weekend and on most major holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also on weekdays for charters and other special events. The Museum grounds are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visit www.oerm.org or phone (951) 943-3020..

SIP, Temecula

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sip_logo_colorCelebrate California Wine Month Temecula style with a SIP Passport!

The month of September is celebrated as Wine Month across the state of California. To commemorate, we have a created a special passport to SIP Temecula that will be offered during the entire month of September.

Guests choose any four from our list of 30+ wineries to visit for a full wine tasting experience – all for one low price of just $40. This offer comes just once a year!

ONTARIO FURY TO FACE MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM IN EXHIBITION

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The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, will open its 2014-15 home schedule with a special exhibition game against the Mexican National Indoor Team on Oct. 19 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

The game, which will kickoff at 3 p.m., will not only be a preseason tune up for the Fury, but will be part of the Mexican National Team’s preparation for the first-ever Arena Soccer World Cup, which will be next spring in the United States, with Citizens Business Bank Arena acting as one of the host sites.

“We’re very excited to have this opportunity to host the Mexican National team’s first trip to the Inland Empire,” said Bernie Lilavois, the president and coach of the Fury. “This will be a great chance for local fans to see the Fury take on some of the best international competition out there, as we prepare for our season, and for the upcoming Arena Soccer World Cup.”

Mexico will suit up a team featuring players vying for a spot on the final Arena Soccer World Cup team. The team is coached by Rene Ortiz, who is also the head coach of the Mexican National Futsal team, and a veteran of 13 seasons of indoor soccer in the United States.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to get a chance to test my squad against a team as professional as the Fury,” said Ortiz. “And to have the chance to play in an arena such as Citizens Business Bank Arena is going to be not only a pleasure, but will be a great atmosphere.”

The preseason game will be included for free as part of the Fury’s 2014-15 season ticket package. Individual tickets, which are on sale at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, are $10, $15, $20 and $40, including facility fees. Individual tickets can also be purchased online at the Citizens Business Bank Arena website. Groups of 10 or more will receive $2 off per ticket, and are available through the Ontario Fury’s offices at 909-240-5242.

Season tickets packages start at $90 for the 10-game regular season, as well as the bonus exhibition against the Mexican National Team. Season tickets include parking, season ticket holder discounts, a Fury coffee mug and discounts on merchandise, tickets and youth camps.

For information about purchasing season tickets, contact the Fury’s offices at 909-240-5242.

TILLY’S OPENS ITS NEWEST STORE AT MORENO VALLEY MALL

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National action sports retailer, Tilly’s will open its doors at Moreno Valley Mall on July 1. The retailer known for providing a wide array of athletic apparel and accessories for men and women will occupy 7,148 sq. ft. at the Inland Empire shopping center which is managed by Spinoso Real Estate Group. It will be located on the lower level near Macy’s and Harkins Theatres.  Tilly’s invites the public to their Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, July 19.

Tilly’s opening is a result of the mall’s surge in attracting an assortment of national and local retailers.  With the recent addition of Tilly’s, the Spinoso Real Estate Group has leased nearly  90,000 sq. ft. of space to include: Crunch Fitness (20,000 sq. ft.), Round 1 Bowling and Amusement (42,000 sq. ft.), rue21 (7,300 sq. ft.), Sprint (1,432 sq. ft.) and Image (10,000 sq. ft.).  Procuring strong retailers like Tilly’s spotlights the center’s attractiveness to entice major and local retailers to Moreno Valley Mall. The center’s goal is to develop a diverse powerhouse of retailers to comply with the shopper’s needs.

About Tilly’s:

Currently operating 196 stores in 32 states, Tilly’s offers one of the largest assortments from top players in the surf, skate, motocross, and lifestyle apparel industries. Always being on the cutting-edge of what is trending and new, they house the most popular brands from: Volcom Clothing, Hurley Clothes, Quiksilver Clothing, Roxy Clothing and much more. For additional information about Tilly’s, please visit www.Tillys.com.

About Moreno Valley Mall:

Moreno Valley Mall is managed by Spinoso Real Estate Group.  The center is home to 130 exciting stores and restaurants including Harkins Theatres, Round1, Victoria’s Secret, Zales, Aeropostale, Express, Footlocker, Forever 21, Hollister, The Children’s Place and New York & Co.  Conveniently located off the 60 Freeway at Town Circle in Moreno Valley, the center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears. For more information, hours, and a store directory, please call (951) 653-1177 or visit, www.MorenoValleyMall.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AND MACBETH

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STAND UP PADDLEBOARD CLINICS

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At Big Bear PaddleFest, Saturday, July 12, 2014

Want to try stand up paddling? Now you can at Big Bear PaddleFest on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

“Our instructors, Ernst Mueller and Susan Maya Mueller, will teach you how to get on the paddleboard, paddle, and have fun,” said Janet Dooley, co-presenter with her husband Jim, owners of North Shore Trading Company in Fawnskin, the event sponsor. “We’re providing the board and all equipment.”

The clinics will be offered at 11:00 for adults and teens and at 1:00 for kids 8-15. The cost is $20 and participation is limited to 10 people. Please call (909) 866-3414 to reserve your place and to be assessed for ability.

The public is invited to watch the races and talk with the vendors, take a kayak or stand up paddleboard for a demo, and stay for the beach party. There is no entrance fee before 12:00. After 12:00, there is a $5 beach access fee.

Big Bear PaddleFest takes place at Swim Beach, 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake, CA.

For more information including registration details, kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard rentals or to be an exhibitor, please contact Jim or Janet Dooley at (909) 866-3414, or online at www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

Golden Southern California Wine Country Vintner is a Visit Temecula Valley Dreamer

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ISouth_Coast_Winery_with_Towern celebration of the dreams and innovative, creative spirit of exceptional individuals who personify California’s anything-is-possible determination, VisitTemeculaValley.com introduces Jim Carter, Temecula Valley Dreamer, and Golden California Vintner of Southern California Wine Country; his South Coast Winery is a three-time award winner of the prestigious, California Golden State Winery of the Year. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, casual, picturesque Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a getaway and vacation destination located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country, June 26, 2014: “In celebration of the dreams and innovative, creative spirit of extraordinary individuals who personify California’s anything-is-possible determination, Visit Temecula Valley introduces Jim Carter, Temecula Valley Dreamer, and Golden California Vintner of Southern California Wine Country. His South Coast Winery is three-time award winner of the prestigious, California Golden State Winery of the Year,” announced Kimberly Adams, president and CEO, Visit Temecula Valley (formerly the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau). “More than one wine writer has acknowledged that the popular Temecula Valley Wine Country’s Southern California (not Napa Valley or Sonoma) geographical location has been a source for doubt about Temecula Valley’s fruit and talent to create wines of exceptional merit. Meanwhile, Jim Carter and his South Coast Winery are demonstrating Temecula Valley to be a fine wine region. Certainly, there is quality fruit and quality winemaking at the three-time award winner of the prestigious, California Golden State Winery of the Year,” Adams appreciates with a smile. “Jim Carter was already a savvy, accomplished entrepreneur, when he ventured to become a vintner. His inspiration was a movie vignette of a thriving vineyard in a beautiful mountain valley. With vision and tenacity, his passion for producing quality wine grapes and attracting a talented winemaking team are the essential foundation for South Coast Winery’s great success.” Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, casual, picturesque Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a getaway and vacation destination located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

400 BEAUTIFUL ACRES AND JIM’S VINEYARD VISION

“In 1981, I purchased a beautiful 400-acre (161-hectare) parcel of land,” Jim explains. “My understanding is that the property got its name Wild Horse Peak around 1845 and that it was part of the free land that was given by the federal government for homesteading.”

“Forward to 1995,” Jim continues. “A 14-second movie vignette of a lush and thriving, rolling vineyard spoke to me. There was a winery in the background and more rolling hills. That image became the inspiration for transforming the Wild Horse Peak property. I travelled to Napa Valley to learn all that I could. Upon my return, the property’s soils were tested; water, light, and temperatures measured; and climate analyzed. Conditions were found to be ideal for growing some outstanding varietals of grapes.”

“Science is a good friend,” Jim advises. “It requires you respect Mother Nature and work with your microclimates and soil types. That is necessary to produce the best quality fruit and to bring out the best quality and flavors in the grapes. Then as now all of our vineyards are sustainably grown,” he continues. “We purposefully started out that way from the beginning.”

“That time in my life, in 1996, when we were working in the field, digging in the earth, planting vines, and nurturing what would become the 200-acre (80-hectare) Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard was a good time,” Jim recalls. “When I remember watching as the virgin soil of sage brush turned into rolling vineyards that grew and flourished, I am inspired even now.”

In addition to the original vineyard, Jim’s vineyards in Temecula Valley now also include Rolling Hills Vineyard (26 acres/10 hectares planted); South Coast Vineyard (22 acres/8 hectares planted); and Carter Estate Vineyard (70 acres/28 hectares planted).

JIM’S WINERY IN TEMECULA VALLEY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

Jim’s early years as a vintner were as a winegrape grower and contracting to sell what some Temecula Valley wineries considered to be the valley’s best quality fruit. “In 2001, I decided it was time to establish a winery,” Jim explains. “A talented winemaking team was essential, and a mutual agreement was reached fairly promptly to establish the winery’s reputation for excellence. The best winemaking equipment was secured and 2003 saw the founding of South Coast Winery. With our vineyards, the commitment to producing the best quality fruit has endured from the beginning. So too has the commitment to producing the best quality wines. Each year, we strive to bring all the promise of the grapes in the quality of the wine.”

Jim’s original winemaking team has continued to lend their talents to South Coast Winery’s award-winning wines since 2003. Today, South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines in Temecula Valley that appeal to a diverse audience of wine drinkers from novices to connoisseurs.

Wines with the South Coast Winery label include Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Grenache, Roussane, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay Sans Chéne, Reserve Chardonnay, Mourvedre, Muscat Canelli, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Rosé, and Merlot Rosé. The South Coast Winery label also includes Brut Sparkling, Extra Dry Sparkling, Blanc de Blanc Sparkling, Blanc de Noir Sparkling, Ruby Cuvee Sparkling, Moscato Spumante Sparkling, a Daybreak Muscat Port, and Black Jack Port.

The Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard label includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Meritage, Sangiovese, Petit Syrah, Pinot Noir, Meritage, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah. The Carter Estates wine label is limited release with the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Viognier, Penrose, and Syrah currently available.

The South Coast Winery vineyards and winery estate are certified sustainable under the strict standards of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, a program created by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Yearly production at the South Coast Winery in Temecula Valley is 65,000 cases. Approximately 50,000 cases are still wines; 15,000 cases are sparkling wines.

THREE-TIME CALIFORNIA GOLDEN STATE WINERY OF THE YEAR

The prestigious California State Fair Wine Competition recognizes dedication to viticulture and enology, and the best commercial wines of the Golden State. In 2013, 72 judges on 18 panels, judged South Coast Winery against 708 other participating wineries and awarded South Coast Winery, the coveted Golden State Winery of the Year. This was the third time in recent years that the distinction has been awarded to South Coast Winery. In 2008 and 2009, South Coast Winery also brought home the California State Winery of the Year title. Jim reflects earnestly when he says, “It is an honor to have South Coast Winery so recognized.”

2,000 AWARDS AND MEDALS

From 2004 through 2013, South Coast Winery garners 2,000 awards and medals for the premium quality wines it has grown and produced in Temecula Valley. South Coast wines have been officially judged in the international and domestic wine circuit including competitions such as the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London, Vinalies International Wine Competition in Paris, San Francisco International Wine Competition, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Los Angeles International Wine Competition, and San Diego International Wine Competition.

Jim speaks professionally when he says, “I am highly optimistic about Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s future and the role it is playing in expanding California’s wine industry.” Personally, he relishes the journey. “It is getting to the destination that is better than arriving. It is getting up every day to be better, and do better, and trying to be the best!”

VISITOR EXPERIENCES AT JIM’S SOUTH COAST WINERY

“South Coast Winery celebrates its Eleventh Anniversary of Excellence in June 2014,” Jim shares. “When we decided we were going to put a winery resort in the center of Temecula Valley Wine Country, I travelled throughout California visiting other wineries to see what I would really like to do if I went for a visit to a winery. My vision became clear to me.”

Jim’s vision has become a successful reality at the distinctive South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. The property features two popular wine tasting rooms where visitors savor award-winning vintages: the Vintner’s Vault and the intimate Wine Press. By advance reservation, visitors enjoy the educational Behind the Scenes Wine Tour. The informative experience spans from the vineyard to the crush pad. Each tour also includes a tasting of four wines paired with an individual cheese and fruit platter.

With views of the vineyards and rolling hills at the Vineyard Rose restaurant, guests enjoy premium South Coast Wines with California contemporary wine country cuisine prepared using natural California beef, fresh seafood, locally and regionally sourced foods including farm to fork from the winery estate garden. A Chef’s Table fine dining experience is offered by advance reservation. The five courses are paired with award-winning South Coast wines.

For total vintage relaxation, visitors experience South Coast Winery’s impressive villas and suites for overnight accommodations and its GrapeSeed Spa. Offered are a blend of innovative, signature, vine-based treatments, massages, body rituals, and unique Vino Vinyasa yoga and wine tasting sessions. The facility also includes an outdoor, heated, salt-water pool; seven-head Vichy shower, steam rooms, and dry sauna.

ENJOYING TEMECULA VALLEY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

“I get great pleasure in visiting and spending time at the areas we have created at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa,” Jim explains. “We recently celebrated our twelfth Blessing of the Vines. We have a Blessing of the Vines in the spring and a Blessing of the Wines in the fall. I have been very fortunate throughout my life, so it is very fitting that we make time for these types of blessings. The most peaceful thing I do is driving through the estate vineyards to appreciate the quality of the grapes.”

“I enjoy the community that Temecula has become. Big with small town warmth,” Jim says. “And my wife and I enjoy the entertainment and dining options at Pechanga Resort & Casino.”

*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

GLEN IVY ANNOUNCES SUMMERTIME SPA TREATMENTS INSPIRED BY NATURE’S ABUNDANCE

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pool-small1Whether it’s a relaxing float in the Lounge Pool, indulging your inner child at Club Mud or enjoying a healing spa treatment, Glen Ivy invites guests from near and far to refresh and rediscover what summer is all about. Just in time for the sunshine and warmer weather, Glen Ivy introduces new fruit and herb-packed, natural spa treatments to rejuvenate, refresh and nourish summer skin.

Spa treatments at Glen Ivy Hot Springs use all natural products incorporated with the latest technology by nationally certified therapists to ensure that your experience is memorable, meaningful and enjoyable. The redesigned Clarifying Facial features Primavera’s® natural oils, plant extracts and clays to detoxify skin and stimulate circulation. The Healing Herbal Compress Massage relieves muscle pain and inflammation by using specific soothing strokes with the Pino® Thai Herbal Compress that you can take home to stimulate and increase energy flow beyond your day at the spa. The Instinctual Indonesian Ginger Pedicure is a retreat for summer feet that comes with a complimentary gift.

Available July through September 2014, Glen Ivy Hot Springs’ seasonal spa treatments include:

 

Summer Featured Treatments – Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Temescal Valley

Clarifying Facial with New Anti-Blemish Masque– 50 Minutes $100

Purify and balance the skin with detoxifying sage essential oil to reduce and control excess oil while invigorating the senses. A cooling gel masque instantly unclogs congested pores and balances the complexion to help heal blemishes, prevent breakouts and keep skin shine-free. Includes an in-depth skin analysis, deep cleansing, exfoliation and extractions, concluding with moisturizer, nourishing lip treatment and sun protection.

Healing Herbal Compress Massage – 50 Minutes $115 | 80 Minutes $175

The ancient healing practice of herbal compresses has been used as a method for relieving pain and inflammation for many centuries in Thailand. Particularly good for back muscle aches and pains, by applying specific soothing strokes or acupressure points on the body, the Thai Herbal Compresses relieve sore muscles, stimulate circulation, as well as increases energy flow that is vital for health.

Instinctual Indonesian Ginger Pedicure – 80 Minutes $80

An energizing treatment for summertime feet! Follow a path of your own choosing and reconnect with your instinctual self while being surrounded by the woody and sweet aroma of Indonesian Ginger. Treat yourself to an aromatic soak, invigorating desert sand scrub, a detoxifying red clay masque and a stimulating massage to leave your skin refined and hydrated. Nail shaping, buffing, cuticle care, callus removal and your choice of polish complete the experience. Includes mini bottle of SpaRitual® Nail Laquer, while supplies last.

At Glen Ivy, Brea, experience summer’s bounty with products infused with the nutrient-rich elements of pineapple, coconut, mango and melon from Farmhouse Fresh® for a delicious pedicure or body treatment getaway. The new Whirl Power Facial deep cleans and minimize pores, while firming and detoxifying with Glo Skincare® products, known for their pharmaceutical-grade and paraben-free ingredients combined with essential oils and aromatherapy.

Available July through September 2014, Glen Ivy, Brea’s seasonal spa treatments include:

 

Summer Featured Treatments – Glen Ivy, Brea

Whirl Power Facial – 50 Minutes – $105

The ultimate in glowing radiance. Your skin is prepped with a whipped Shea sugar micro-polish, clearing the way for a raw honey and active yogurt mask to deep cleanse pores, help pull out toxins and create a firm, pore-less appearance. Next, bask in Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer with firming peptides that instantly work to stimulate healthy collagen and reduce deep wrinkles. A Clarisonic Opal eye treatment lifts utilizing the Crow Catcher Serum: a clinically tested serum that makes crow’s feet start running for the hills. Finally, a hand massage with white velvet Shea butter is a gloriously grand finale finish.

Bahama Delight Pedicure – 50 Minutes – $50

Delight in an island getaway as you treat your legs and feet to a Coconut Sugar Shea butter scrub revealing glowing skin followed by a Mango-Melon Shea butter massage. Conclude your glorious retreat with nail shaping, buffing, cuticle care and your choice of polish leaving toes beach-ready.

Bahama Delight Body Treatment – 50 Minutes $100 | 80 Minutes $160

Escape to an island retreat, as your skin is whipped into silky-fine softness with a Coconut Sugar Shea butter scrub. A Mango Melon Shea butter massage will top off this glorious getaway leaving skin smooth, glowing and quenched. Extend this treatment to 80-minutes, which includes a relaxing cocoon wrap.

Guests at Glen Ivy, Brea will receive a complimentary one ounce jar of Farmhouse Fresh® Whoopie Cream Shea Butter with the purchase of any Summer Featured Treatment, while supplies last.

 

New Visit Temecula Valley Corporate Identity for Local Travel and Tourism Agency Unveiled

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At a ten-year anniversary celebration for travel, tourism, and hospitality industry guests, Visit Temecula Valley was unveiled as the new corporate identity for the former Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB). The new name for the popular Southern California boutique destination’s travel and tourism agency is a direct, call to action that specifically addresses the organization’s mission, establishes better focus, helps create desire, and is easier to remember.

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country, June 19, 2014 – The Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB) announced its new corporate identity as Visit Temecula Valley today at a ten-year anniversary celebration for the travel and tourism agency’s hospitality industry guests. The official name change is the result of research and evaluation of industry trends and best practices.

“Visit Temecula Valley is a direct, call to action that takes a fresh approach to specifically address our mission,” said Ken Westmyer, Visit Temecula Valley executive board chair and general manager, Quality Inn Temecula Valley Wine Country. “The new name establishes better focus, is easier to remember, and helps create desire for visitors to discover and experience all the Temecula Valley has to offer.”

The new Visit Temecula Valley corporate identity is consistent with similar changes made by other prominent, destination marketing organizations. In 2011, the California Travel and Tourism Commission became Visit California. In 2012, the Napa Valley Destination Council became Visit Napa Valley; and in 2013, the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau became Visit Santa Barbara.

“This simpler corporate identity helps communicate our strategy for attracting visitors to Temecula Valley hotels and attractions,” Westmyer explained. “It also helps connect key business audiences with our city, county and state government partners. Visit Temecula Valley encompasses every aspect of travel to Temecula Valley: leisure, business, meetings, events, group tours, domestic, international, editorial, and viral.”

Also unveiled today was the new Visit Temecula Valley logo that replaces the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau logo. The modified logo includes the new moniker and is now the corporate identity for the travel and tourism agency. Coinciding with the name change is the launch of an updated website, VisitTemeculaValley.com.

The local travel and tourism agency will keep its mainstay branding initiative as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. This will be used to brand the region for product development, while Visit Temecula Valley will be used to attract visitation. The branding, initially implemented in 2008, is companion to marketing efforts by other local organizations. Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a proven marketing strategy particularly helpful in attracting visitors referenced as part of the Visit California experience pillars. Culinary travelers are visitors to Temecula Valley with interest and passion for food and wine. Considered a high-value market, culinary travelers use their discretionary income to enjoy food, wine, and related activities while visiting Temecula Valley. Through their local travel spending, they help infuse monies directly into the local Temecula Valley economy.

*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

ABOUT THE TEMECULA VALLEY AND VISIT TEMECULA VALLEY

With natural gifts of climate and geography bolstered by Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap, Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and gracious and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique destination also includes Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, and is home to three-time, award-winning, California State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery.

Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood. The Temecula Valley travel and tourism industry’s direct, economic impact and value to the local economy is $651 million yearly. As an important creator of local jobs and economic opportunity, local travel spending supports nearly 6,900 jobs with earnings over $195 million.

Established in 2004 as the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB), Visit Temecula Valley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the Temecula Valley region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. Visit Temecula Valley is online including a complete daily Events Calendar at VisitTemeculaValley.com. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Downtown Old Town Temecula at Third Street and Mercedes, adjacent the free Old Town Temecula Parking Garage. For information and assistance, call 951/491-6085.

SHOPPERS WILL CELEBRATE THEIR INDEPENDENCE WITH SUPER SAVINGS DURING ONTARIO MILLS’ JULY 4TH SUPER SALE WEEKEND JULY 4 – JULY 6

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Ontario Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in California, will let savings ring with its annual July 4th Super Sale Weekend, from Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. Holiday weekend shoppers will enjoy even deeper discounts on great apparel, accessories, home goods, electronics and toys for the whole family from the best brands in retail.

“Ontario Mills’ Super Sale Weekends continue to be a big draw with amazing deals on the most sought-after merchandise from Ontario Mills’ popular mix of outlet and value retail stores,” said Kyra Blackwell, director of marketing at Ontario Mills. “Budget and style-savvy shoppers won’t want to miss this great opportunity to stock up on summer essentials or get a jump on back to school shopping.”

For a complete list of participating retailers, shoppers are encouraged to pick up a Retailer Showcase at any of Ontario Mills’ main entrances throughout the weekend. Popular stores offering Super Sale savings include Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors Outlet, New York & Company Outlet, Kenneth Cole Company Store, J.Crew Factory, Cole Haan, DKNY Company Store and more.

For more information about Ontario Mills’ Super Sale Weekend, please call (909) 484-8300, visit www.OntarioMills.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OntarioMills and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShopOntario.

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