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Passenger numbers at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) show an increase of 1.81 percent from January 2014 through June 2104, compared to the same period last year. ONT airlines served 2,002,789 travelers the first half of 2014 compared to 1,967,223 travelers during the same period in 2013.

International traffic is up significantly from Jan. 2014 through June 2014 at 65.3 percent, which is being helped by Volaris, a new Mexican carrier at ONT that started twice weekly service in mid-April and plans to launch a third flight in September. Volaris, as well as AeroMexico, provide nonstop service between ONT and Guadalajara, Mexico.

“We continue to see encouraging signs, and we will watch the traffic numbers for the remainder of the year,” said ONT airport manager, Jess Romo. “ The slight uptick can be attributed to passenger increases even as the number of available seats are lower than last year at this time. June alone reflected an increase of over 5.8 percent compared to June 2013. Carriers are flying more efficiently with higher load factors, which positively impact their bottom line. We are very excited about the notable increase in international traffic.”

ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with direct commercial jet service to 14 major U.S. cities and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There are approximately 60 daily flights offered by 8 air carriers.

For more information about ONT, please visit www.flyOntario.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONTAirport, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/flyONTAirport.


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Shopping center hosts new live-action event to celebrate movie opening weekend with donation opportunity for shoppers; All proceeds benefit local children’s home, Rancho Damacitas

TNMT Playing pinball- Jason YbarraIt’s cowabunga time at Promenade Temecula.  The shopping center is inviting families and locals of all ages to celebrate the release of the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie with a thrilling live-action event on Saturday, August 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Guests will be thrust into the action as the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles perform an epic battle against villainous ninjas in the center’s outdoor plaza, according to Kym Espinosa, Director of Marketing for Promenade Temecula.

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been loved for generations, and this fun, interactive event is the perfect opportunity to give our guests an unforgettable experience with these well-loved characters,” explains Espinosa.

To bring the event to life, Promenade Temecula has partnered with Jason Ybarra, an actor, stuntman, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles super fan who took his childhood love for the nostalgic show and built a real working model of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van. As soon as Ybarra saw how much joy the van brought to people as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, he decided to form a group of actors to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action and adventure to life for all to enjoy.

Following the live show, there will be a meet and greet opportunity for guests to take fun photos with the Ninja Turtles and April O’Neil in front of Edwards Theaters. Photos are only $5.00 each, and all proceeds will go directly to Rancho Damacitas, a local organization that provides residential treatment services for children of abuse and neglect.

“As a center with deep roots in this community, we understand how important it is to bring support and awareness to an organization that does so much for our local children in need,” says Espinosa.  “We encourage community members to visit us to enjoy this one-of-a-kind live-action experience, while also giving back to this important cause.”

For more information, visit www.promenadetemecula.com or call (951) 296-0975.

About Promenade Temecula

Promenade Temecula is an indoor/outdoor regional lifestyle shopping center located in Temecula, California.  The center’s anchor stores include Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Children & Home, JCPenney, Sears and Edwards 15 Cinemas.

In addition to its indoor shopping experience, Promenade Temecula features a fresh, outdoor “Main Street” style plaza offering more than 170 premier shops including Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Apple, and Coach; as well as a large variety of sit-down restaurants including Yard House and Lazy Dog Cafe.  For more information about the center, visit www.promenadetemecula.com

About Forest City

Promenade Temecula is co-owned by Forest City Enterprises and QIC and managed by Forest City Enterprises. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is a $10.5 billion NYSE-listed national real estate company. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States.  For more information, visit www.forestcity.net


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Big Bear Jeep Experience Lets its Customers Drive its Jeeps Off Road

Big Bear JeepBIG BEAR LAKE, Calif./ July 24, 2014 –Big Bear Jeep Experience is a new adventure that gives its customers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a fully equipped, high-performance Jeep Wrangler JK and drive it off road on rugged terrain into the backwoods. It’s a far-from-ordinary off-road tour because the customer gets to experience firsthand what it’s like to steer a 4×4 Jeep over rocks and boulders. Big Bear Jeep Experience provides two Jeeps for the excursion. The lead Jeep is driven by a skilled four-wheel drive expert who guides the driver of the other Jeep over various terrains throughout the trip.

Big Bear Jeep Experience offers a variety of off-road excursions to choose from. There are off-road trails for every skill level such as the Holcomb Valley West to East Ride or the Kid-Friendly Mining Experience for first-time drivers, to more advanced terrain for experienced 4×4 enthusiasts who want to experience crawling over rocks on black diamond trails such as the Gold Mountain Trail or John Bull Trail. Many of the trails will include a large variety of surface conditions from sand and timber to large boulders and rocky drop-offs.

“Every one of my clients has been amazed at what they’ve been able accomplish, especially those who drive over obstacles for the first time,” said Big Bear Jeep Experience Owner and Operator Desi Hauer. “For many people this is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. In a way it’s comparable to renting a Ferrari for the day or driving a race car around a NASCAR track. It’s about the thrill of doing something most people can only dream of.”

Each Jeep is fully equipped with a four-inch Teraflex suspension lift, 35” off-road tires, sway bar quick disconnect system, winches and front and rear lockers. The Jeeps are air conditioned and each Jeep is equipped with a two-way VHF radio providing convenient communication with the guide.

The meeting location for all trips is at the Big Bear Jeep Experience office, located at 42011 Big Bear Blvd. At the office, participating drivers and passengers are instructed on what to expect and drivers are given a driver’s orientation. Each driver will learn basic operations of the Jeep including the lockers and two-way VHF radio.  Each excursion leaves from the office to the off-road trails in and around Big Bear or to the neighboring Johnson Valley in the Mojave Desert. Once the Jeeps arrive at the trailhead, the guide instructs the driver how to disconnect the sway bar to get the Jeep trail ready. The next step is for the driver to learn how to approach and maneuver over small obstacles. Once the guide deems that the driver understands the nucleus of driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, the tour progresses, and so does the size of obstacles. Throughout the trip the guide regularly gets out of  his vehicle to give direction and helps plot the course for the driver. Also, the guide is well-versed in Big Bear historic facts and local flora and fauna, which becomes part of the overall experience.

Big Bear Jeep Experience offers up to 12 different routes to choose from including beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. The minimum age to drive a Jeep is 23 or 19 with a parent on board. Each driver must have at least three years of driving experience. There are no age requirements for passengers. Trips range in length from one and a half hours to five hours. Customized trips are available by request including overnight excursions to Johnson Valley. Big Bear Jeep Experience is open for business seven days a week, all year round.

The cost is per vehicle (not per person). Rates are $150 per hour, per vehicle or $550 per four-hour half day, per vehicle (Some tours have pre-determined times, and the customer only pays for the time that the tour is estimated to take). The guide’s Jeep accommodates up to four passengers and the follow Jeep accommodates up to five people, which includes the driver. All trips are done by appointment. To book a trip with Big Bear Jeep Experience call 909-420-5828 or visit online at www.BigBearJeepExperience.com.

For all there is to see and do in Big Bear, make lodging reservations or request a free Visitors Guide log on to www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.


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Ontario FuryThe Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, are proud to announce the formation of the FURY FOUNDATION, a nonprofit organization that will allow the Fury to expand on its mission of serving the Inland Empire.

The Fury Foundation’s core mission will be to help children through educational, health and soccer based programs. Among the ventures the Fury Foundation will help fund is the Health’s A Kick school assembly program, soccer camps, grants for youth programs and scholarships for deserving students in the region.

“Launching the Fury Foundation is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work,” said Bernie Lilavois, the president of the Ontario Fury. “Since we first announced the formation of the Fury, a nonprofit group has been part of the plan. And after the success we have had connecting with the Inland Empire, it makes it easier to pursue our mission.”

Yvette Walker has been named the Executive Director of the organization. Walker brings years of experience as a member of nonprofit organizations to the Fury Foundation, and looks forward to the challenge of growing the group. Walker previously was the director of marketing for Walker & Mann, the official law firm of the Fury.

“The Fury Foundation is under excellent leadership,” LIlavois said. “Yvette is an experienced fundraiser who has numerous contacts in the community.”

“I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the Fury Foundation,” Walker said. “Using the contacts I’ve gathered in the region, I have no doubt that we will be successful in our mission of helping the children of the Inland Empire.”

The launch of the Fury Foundation caps off a busy week for the Fury, who announced tryouts for the coming season will be Aug. 17 at the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland. Held from noon to 4 p.m., the tryouts are open to players 18 years old or older (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for anyone younger than 18). Cost is $40 for those who preregister, and $50 (cash only) for those who register the day of the tryouts.

Also upcoming, the Ladies of Ontario Fury will be having auditions for the 2014-15 dance squad. The auditions will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Claremont. Registration is $20 in advance or $30 (cash only) on the day of the event. The auditions are open to dancers 18 years old and older (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for those younger than 18), and dancers must turn 18 on or before Oct. 15, 2014. Auditions are closed to the public.

Information about the Fury Foundation may be found at OntarioFury.com/Fury-Foundation, and news about other upcoming Fury events may be found at OntarioFury.com.


5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

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Date: August 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Blue Jay Village Parking Lot,: 27264 Highway 189, Blue Jay CA 92317

The celebration of craft beers and the brewers who brew them comes back to the San Bernardino Mountains for the 5th year, at the annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest.   Beer lovers will come together at the Blue Jay Village Parking Lot, 27264 Highway 189, Blue Jay CA 92317, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, to sample a wide selection of craft beers from many of the area’s leading microbreweries, well-known larger boutique breweries, and l2014-Brewfestocal clubs including:

  • Stone Brewing
  • Ritual Brewing
  • Big Bear Mountain Brewery
  • Hangar 24 Brewery
  • Dale Bros Brewery
  • Firestone
  • Brew Rebellion
  • Skyland Ale Works
  • Strand Brewing
  • La Quinta Brewing
  • Mountain Brew Club
  • Bear Valley Homebrew Club
  • Maltose Falcons

Along with approximately 100 craft beers offered for sampling, food vendors and live music will also be part of the Brewfest.

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest tickets prices are:

 $30 in advance
$35 at the door

Round up your friends and family for the 30th Annual Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo, August 22-23-24, 2014, in Norco, CA.

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Presented by Browning Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and hosted by the Norco Mounted Posse. Step back into the wild-west and witness the skill and speed of world champion cowboys and cowgirls.

Tickets: Friday and Sunday $17, children 8 and under FREE, Saturday $20, children 3 and under FREE. Parking $5, preferred parking $10. Tickets available on line  www.norcoprcarodeo and Boot Barn, local merchants, check our website for ticket locations.

Take a seat under the covered arena for three nights of professional  bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling and more. We’ll turn up the cutNMPPOSTERFINAL14eness factor with children’s mutton busting, prequalified children climb atop wild sheep while trying to hang on for eight seconds. PRCA Specialty Act of the Year Tomas Garcilazo will entertain with his trick roping and riding. Come early and enjoy food, vendors and pre-rodeo entertainment. Gates open at 5 PM, PRCA Rodeo at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday and 4 PM, PRCA Rodeo at 6:30 PM Sunday.

Beat the traffic and arrive early to enjoy the City of Norco celebrating their 50th Birthday in 2014. Local businesses will host rodeo weekend specials and entertainment.   Following Friday Nights PRCA Rodeo hang around for our Free FAMILY DANCE, all ages welcome, located in the vendor area. Join us Saturday following the PRCA Rodeo for the adult RODEO After Party, featuring country western greats The Rodeo Revival Band. Held in new Clark Arena, you must be 21 with ID, full bar, spacious dance floor and a fantastic barbeque hosted by the Norco Lions Club. Tipsy Tow and taxi service will be available all weekend. Adult Rodeo Dance tickets $5, available at the dance.

Sunday, August 24, gates open at 4 PM, activities begin at 4:30 PM with the Challenged Children’s Rodeo, special needs children are invited to participate in a mock rodeo, come cheer them on. Active military, with ID, are invited to attend all weekend and receive a $5 discount at the gate. Senior discounts available at the gate, $15 on Sunday for 65+, handicapped parking, shuttle service available.

The 30th Annual Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo presented by Browning Dodge Chrysler Jeep  Ram  is located at the George Ingalls Equestrian Complex in Norco, 3737 Crestview, Norco, CA,  92860. Take the 15 freeway to 6th St. in Norco, exit and head east, you’re there. For information call 951-660-2228.


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Brio Tuscan Grille

  • Locals’ stomachs will cheer “Grazie!” during the National Lasagna Day celebration at BRIO Tuscan Grille in Victoria Gardens on Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00am until 10:00pm!
  • To celebrate this yummiest of holidays, BRIO Tuscan Grille is offering guests 50 percent off all full size portions of Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno. This delicious Lasagna is oven baked and layered with authentic Bolognese meat sauce, alfredo sauce, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.
  • This special promotion is only available for dine in customers, while supplies last.
  • Bringing the culinary pleasures of Italy’s Tuscan countryside to Rancho Cucamonga, BRIO Tuscan Grille offers guests chef-inspired Tuscan recipes. With a restaurant philosophy of “to eat well is to live well,” patrons are sure to find enjoyment celebrating National Lasagna Day at this new Italian eatery in the Inland Empire.

DATE:                          Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TIMES:                         11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:                 BRIO Tuscan Grille

Victoria Gardens
12505 North Mainstreet
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

INFORMATION:          (909) 463-1036

WEBSITE:                    www.BrioItalian.com/Victoria_Gardens.html




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ontario millsShoppers are sure to stock up on all of the latest must-haves just in time for back-to-school at Ontario Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in California. According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school is the second-largest shopping season of the year following the winter holidays and the average person with children in grades K-12 will spend $688 on supplies and clothes.

“Ontario Mills can’t be beat for back-to-school shopping with an unmatched selection of stores offering savings second only to Black Friday,” said Kyra Blackwell, director of marketing at Ontario Mills. “Families can find the brands they love for less in every merchandise category and stay within their budgets when they shop at Ontario Mills.”

Ontario Mills is home to more than 200 stores, nearly 50 of which specialize in merchandise for children and teens to help students look their best for the new school year. Shoppers will find everything they need to get ready for the first day of class at American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, Carter’s, Justice, Janie and Jack Outlet, Forever 21, O’Neill, The Children’s Place Outlet and more. Parents will also be able to stock up on uniforms for the new school year by taking advantage of unbeatable every day prices at Burlington Coat Factory, Gap Outlet, Osh Kosh B’Gosh Outlet, Gymboree Outlet and Old Navy Outlet.

Young shoppers will also find the top footwear brands to complete their outfit from Ontario Mills’ shoe retailers such as the PUMA Store, Journeys Kidz, Off Broadway Shoes, Nike Factory Store, Nine West Outlet, Stride Rite and Kids Foot Locker.

Plus, Ontario Mills has everything students need to excel in the classroom. Kids can stock up on school essentials, such as pens, pencils, paper, backpacks and athletic gear at Bed Bath & Beyond and Sports Authority.

Fashion-focused shoppers getting ready for college can also take advantage of this annual holiday by stocking up on the latest fall fashion trends from popular retailers,

including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, J. Crew Factory, Lucky Brand Outlet, bebe, EXPRESS Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, New York & Company Outlet and Kenneth Cole Outlet Store.

For more information about Ontario Mills, and for a complete list of retailers, please call (909) 484-8300, visit www.OntarioMills.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OntarioMills and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShopOntario.


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Attendees to enjoy extra savings throughout the weekend

ontario millsOntario Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in California, will host for the first time the Firefighter Combat Challenge from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23. This nationally recognized event will gather firefighters and competitive fans from across the country who are invited to receive a complimentary coupon book valued at more than $500 in savings at Ontario Mills or plan ahead to reserve special Shop ‘N Stay discount hotel packages with shopping perks.

Ontario Mills will welcome event-goers with a complimentary coupon book valid with an out-of-town ID at Guest Services. Bargain hunters will cash in on additional savings with coupon offers such as $25 off one item at Neiman Marcus Last Call, 25% off $250 or more at Michael Kors and 10% off $100 or more at Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and stay for the weekend during the Firefighter Combat Challenge with one of Ontario Mills’ Shop ‘N Stay packages, which feature great offers and discounts at favorite area hotels, including Ayres Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Embassy Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn-Ontario Airport  and Ontario Airport Hotel. Packages vary based on each hotel and can include discounted rates, complimentary breakfast, transportation to and from the airport and Ontario Mills, as well as a Visa® or American Express® Simon® Giftcard for each night’s hotel stay. For more information on Shop ‘N Stay hotel packages, visit the Traveling Here page on Ontario Mills’ website.

“It’s only fitting that this nationally recognized event takes place at the largest shopping destination of its kind in California,” said Kyra Blackwell, director of marketing at Ontario Mills. “Ontario Mills is already a big draw for Southern California visitors and this event will only attract more people who are sure to love our incredible store selection and rock-bottom prices.”

For more than 20 years, the Firefighter Combat Challenge has showcased the talents, skills and athleticism of America’s firefighter heroes from all around the world in an exciting sports competition. Contestants will simulate essential skills that include climbing a five-story building, hosting a fire hose, victim rescue, forcible entry and more while wearing 50 pounds of full gear. Registration for competitors starts at $75 and the event is free to spectators. The Firefighter Combat Challenge will take place in the Ontario Mills parking lot adjacent to Dave & Buster’s.

While visitors are at Ontario Mills for the Firefighter Combat Challenge, they are invited to take advantage of the impressive retail offerings, especially in its Fashion District with an outlet location for Tumi, Lucky Brand Outlet, Perry Ellis, Michael Kors, Coach Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Movado Company Store and an outlet concept for Swarovski.  Designer brands such as Prada, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Tory Burch, Burberry and Kate Spade can be found at Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Nordstrom Rack. Other great stores offering up to 70% off everyday prices include recently opened, first-in-market locations for EXPRESS Factory Outlet and New York & Company Outlet, plus J.Crew Factory, H&M, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.

In addition to great shopping, Ontario Mills also boasts an array of dining and entertainment options, including Rainforest Cafe, Market Broiler, Dave & Buster’s, GameWorks, Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and AMC 30 Theatres.


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Enjoy Throwback Prices on July 20th  

July is National Hot Dog Month and the 53rd anniversary of Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain. To celebrate, the company is rolling back prices on three classic Hot Dogs on Sunday, July 20, all day long. In honor of its 1961 founding year, participating Wienerschnitzel locations are offering fans their famous original Chili Dog, Mustard Dog, or Kraut Dog for only 61-cents each!

“National Hot Dog Month, which also happens to be our anniversary month, is always a great opportunity to have some fun with our guests and express our appreciation for the support they’ve shown us over the years,” said Tom Amberger, VP of Marketing for Wienerschnitzel. “The much-anticipated anniversary celebration with throwback pricing is a guest favorite that we look forward to almost as much as our fans.”

Wienerschnitzel has come a long way from its humble start when it began as a single hot dog stand in Wilmington, California. While the company has grown to 350 locations and sells more than 120 million hot dogs a year, its focus remains the same – an unwavering commitment to the authenticity of the brand and delivering delicious food at a great everyday value.

Wienerschnitzel fans are encouraged to mark their calendar and take advantage of this one-day deal to satisfy all their hot dog cravings on July 20. Come hungry because there’s no limit on this deal! Visit www.wienerschnitzel.com to find the nearest location.