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~ Fans invited to watch from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops ~

What:               NASCAR teams will be at Auto Club Speedway for the Goodyear Tire Test on Oct. 28-29, 2014.  After the tire test at Auto Club Speedway, there are only 3 races left until the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is crowned.  The Goodyear Tire Test at Auto Club Speedway is the perfect opportunity to experience NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway before this season concludes.


Fans will be able to watch the Goodyear Tire Test from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops, just above Pit Road on Tuesday, Oct. 28 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.**


Who:                NASCAR drivers scheduled to participate in the Goodyear Tire Test include*:


Trevor Bayne, No. 6 Motorcraft Ford, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Kyle Larson, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Martin Truex Jr., No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brian Vickers, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


Where:             Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335


Fan Info:          Open Testing

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fan viewing from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops above Pit Road.**


Ticket Holders            

  • FREE (must present Auto Club 400 ticket or proof of purchase)


All Others                   

  • Option 1: Purchase any Auto Club 400 ticket at the Speedway Ticket Office (9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana)
  • Option 2: $10 donation to the Auto Club Speedway Foundation benefiting Lefty’s Reading Challenge and local schools.


Media Info:      Media availability

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 between 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. in the Media Center with Kyle Larson and Brian Vickers.*


Photo opportunities   

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 between 11:40 a.m. – noon from pit stalls 1-5.*


Media will not be allowed in the garage area at any time.


RSVP:              Media members must RSVP with Auto Club Speedway PR at the below emails.

David Talley, Auto Club Speedway, 909-429-5205,       

Joann D. Young, Auto Club Speedway, 909-429-5206,


* Drivers and schedule are tentative and subject to change.

** Testing is subject to pending weather and other unforeseen circumstances.




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Amgen Tour of California Helps Boost Economy During Slow Shoulder Season

AmgenToday AEG, presenter of Amgen Tour of California announced Big Bear Lake as a host city for the 10th Anniversary Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. On Friday, May 15, 2015 Big Bear Lake will be the site of Amgen Tour of California’s first ever high-altitude time trial for its Stage 6 ride.

This marks the third time in six years that Big Bear Lake is a host city for Amgen Tour of California, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination. Officials of Big Bear Lake are excited with the opportunity to present Big Bear’s mountainous terrain and natural assets to recreational outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world. The visibility includes two hours of continuous TV coverage to a vast international audience. The cyclists start and finish the Stage 6 Time Trial in Big Bear Village, which means the two hours of continuous TV coverage is all based in Big Bear.

“This race will once again put Big Bear Lake on the international stage giving Big Bear an opportunity to shine in the spotlight to millions of viewers!” said City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Jay Obernolte. “We’ll also experience an influx of people on race day, which will help our economy.”

In addition to the great media coverage, the race is expected to draw thousands of spectators to Big Bear during the slowest time of year. The Big Bear Local Organizing Committee anticipates the race will help boost the economy like it did in 2010 and 2012. Big Bear Events Resource Office reported the 2010 and 2012 Amgen Tour of California races combined had a significant economic impact on Big Bear, which generated more than $1.2 million dollars toward the local economy.  The Big Bear Resource Office also found through its surveys that 36 percent of the spectators in 2010 were first-time visitors to Big Bear and 28 percent were first-time visitors in 2012.

Ever since Big Bear hosted Amgen Tour of California in years past, it has experienced a steady increase of visitors and locals alike who have shown a keen interest in cycling in and around Big Bear Valley. Amgen Tour of California has had a substantial influence on the local community including the birth of Big Bear Cycling Association. In the past several years many cycling related programs and activities have developed including community rides and major events such as Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo, Grizzly 100, Big Bear Cycling Festival, and Tour de Big Bear. These events have created opportunities for local businesses and great revenue sources for Big Bear.

“Hosting the Amgen Tour time trial is an incredible opportunity for Big Bear Valley,” said Linda Ricchiuti, owner of The Copper Q (in Big Bear Village). “Having an event of this magnitude, during what is traditionally a slower season, will create great start to our season and the worldwide publicity will have a long lasting economic impact on Big Bear Valley.”

For further information on the 10th Anniversary Amgen Tour of California, visit


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Amgen Tour of California Stages First Ever High-Altitude Time Trial in Big Bear 

2015-ATOC_OVERALL_MAPAEG, presenter of Amgen Tour of California announced its 13 host cities for the 10th Anniversary Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race today. Big Bear Lake has been selected as the tour’s first ever high-altitude Individual Time Trial for its Stage 6 ride on Friday, May 15, 2015. This gives cycling fans an opportunity to see each and every cyclist compete against the clock on a course that will challenge cyclists to a heart-pounding, lung-scorching Stage 6 Time Trial.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Amgen Tour of California back to Big Bear Lake,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “The mountains and lake will make this year’s route one of the most picturesque. It will also be the first time in race history where the Individual Time Trial will be set at a high altitude, so it will absolutely be a challenging competition.”

The eight-day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. Regarded as the largest and most prestigious cycling event in America, 52 California cities have hosted the race throughout the past nine editions. For the 10th anniversary, the start of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will take place in Sacramento, the state’s capital, and travel through 12 additional host cities during the eight day event including Nevada City, Lodi (first-time host city), San Jose (10-time host city), Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena.

“Big Bear is honored to serve as the Time Trial for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California. In 2010 and 2012, we served as a mountaintop finish and the Tour helped put Big Bear on the international map for cycling,” said City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Jay Obernolte. “Road cycling continues to grow into the cornerstone of our signature outdoor sporting and athletic events. Our unique location and environment make Big Bear the ideal high-altitude venue for training and competition!”

The Amgen Tour of California is also proud to announce a first of its kind, three-day professional women’s cycling race on May 8-10, 2015, as well as an invitational Time Trial on May 15, 2015 in Big Bear Lake. As with previous years, the world’s top-ranked women’s time trialists will be invited to race against the clock during invitational Time Trial preceding the men’s Individual Time Trial at Stage 6 in Big Bear Lake.

“Since we launched the Amgen Tour of California nine years ago, we have strived to host the world’s top cyclists in a race that will not only challenge them as professionals, but will also provide a stunning backdrop,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “As we look ahead to our 10th edition of the race, we’re certain the worldwide audience will be on the edge of their seats watching as the sport’s best cyclists compete against each other in what is likely to be our most challenging and picturesque course ever.”

DSC_3951_optStage 1 of the race commences on May 10, 2015 in the state’s capital of Sacramento, which marks the seventh time the city has hosted the race and the third time as the overall start. After eight days of racing, cyclists will conclude the race in the city referred to fondly as the “City of Roses,” Pasadena.

Stage 2 of the race will find the peloton traveling through historic Nevada City to first-time host city Lodi, known as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Stage 3 will see the cyclists start and finish in the only city to have participated in all 10 editions of the race, San Jose.

As the peloton continues its journey south, Stage 4 will take the race from one ocean side community to another when the peloton traverses from Pismo Beach to Avila Beach. This year marks the second time each city has served as a host city.

Stage 5 of the race will commence in the “American Riviera” known as Santa Barbara, where cyclists will have the chance to take in picturesque views of the California coast and Pacific Ocean. From Santa Barbara, cyclists will land in Santa Clarita, with both cities sharing the distinction of serving as host cities six times since the race began.

Third-time host city Big Bear Lake will host this year’s Individual Time Trial (Stage 6), where cyclists will compete against the clock while taking in stunning mountain and lake views. During Stage 7, Ontario, referred to as the “Gateway to Southern California,” will host cyclists for the second time as they make their way to a mountain top finish at Mt. Baldy, a third-time host city.

As the race draws to a conclusion, the peloton will travel from L.A. LIVE in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. This marks the third time Los Angeles has served as a host city after hosting the overall finish of the race in 2012, also at L.A. LIVE. Pasadena has hosted the race four times, including the overall finish in 2008.

For ten consecutive years, biotechnology company Amgen has served as the title sponsor of the race and will continue to activate Breakaway from Cancer® leading up to and during the race. Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer aims to increase awareness of important resource available to people affected by cancer, from prevention to survivorship.

The Amgen Tour of California draws global recognition as one of the most anticipated cycling events of the year attracting Olympic medalists, World Champions and top Tour de France competitors.


To highlight the extraordinary achievements in women’s cycling, the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will continue to expand its support of women’s cycling and host a first of its kind three-day women’s cycling stage race. The women’s race will travel through South Lake Tahoe on May 8-9, 2015 and conclude in Sacramento on May 10, 2015, the same day of the overall start of the men’s race.

As with previous years, the world’s top-ranked time trialists will be invited to race against the clock during an invitational Time Trial preceding the men’s Individual Time Trial at Stage 6 in Big Bear Lake. Powered by SRAM, one of the founding sponsors of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial, the women’s cycling event serves as a chance for female cyclists to display the powerful and exciting racing they are known for around the world.

“We are beyond thrilled to see the Amgen Tour of California continue to expand its entire women’s racing platform. This will continue to expose the world to the passion and force women have on the bike,” said, SRAM President Stan Day.

“AEG has always been proud to support women’s cycling and is pleased to once again expand its women’s competition to four days,” said Bachochin. “Hosting four days of women’s cycling, fans will have the opportunity to watch the immense talents and achievements of the best women cyclists from around the world.”

The Host City partners for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California include:

  • Women’s Race:Stage 1: Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento
    • Stage 1: Friday, May 8 – South Lake Tahoe
    • Stage 2: Saturday, May 9 – South Lake Tahoe
    • Stage 3: Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento
    • Invitational Time Trial: Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake
  • Stage 2: Monday, May 11 – Nevada City to Lodi
  • Stage 3: Tuesday, May 12 – San Jose
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, May 13 – Pismo Beach to Avila Beach
  • Stage 5: Thursday, May 14 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita
  • Stage 6: Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake (Individual Time Trial)
  • Stage 7: Saturday, May 16 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy
  • Stage 8: Sunday, May 17 – L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) to Pasadena

For further information on the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, visit

To experience the race up close from all-inclusive VIP Hospitality Tents or alongside the peloton in an official vehicle, visit the Amgen Tour of California website for details at or email

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About the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning “beyond category”), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at Interested in becoming a part of the race? Visit for details.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit and follow us on

About SRAM

SRAM is a global manufacturer of high performance bicycle components, founded 1987 in Chicago, Illinois. We believe in the Power of Bicycles and so we create components and experiences that inspire consumers and expand the potential of cycling. To learn more about us, please visit or Facebook/SRAMUSA.

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at


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Ontario FuryThe Ontario Fury, presented by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, put on a show Sunday afternoon, but fell short against the Mexican National Arena Soccer team, 14-8.

A crowd of more than 4,200 spectators saw an offensive explosion from both sides in the preseason exhibition game. Sunday’s action also included a game between the United States National Arena Soccer team and the Las Vegas Legends. The US team won the game 7-5.

Ontario captain Tiguinho scored a hat trick for the Fury, with newcomer Chino scoring twice. Full stats are not available for Sunday’s preseason game.

Both the United States and Mexican teams are tuning up for the first World Cup of Arena Soccer, which will be played next spring in venues across the United States, including Ontario ’s Citizens Business Bank Arena.

The friendly match is the Fury’s last scheduled preseason game until they return to the CBBA for their Major Arena Soccer League opener at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 against the Monterrey (Mex.) Flash.

Tickets for the Nov. 7 game, as well as the Nov. 9 game against Sacramento, are available now through the Fury. It is Military Appreciation Weekend, and there are special offers available through the Fury. For information, go to the Fury’s website at


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 No School Night This Halloween Means Opportunity for a Weekend Getaway

This year Halloween is on a Friday, which makes it an ideal time to get away with the little tykes for a grand “trick or treat” extravaganza in the mountains. On Halloween night, Big Bear Village becomes extensively decorated with jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, flying bats, strobe lights, and other gadgets and gimmickry to create a “frightfully” fun Halloween experience. New this year is a unique display of scarecrows scattered throughout Big Bear Village that adds to the festive atmosphere.

The streets of Big Bear Village shut down and transform into a massive gathering of goblins, ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes. More than 100 village merchants hand out thousands of dollars worth of candy and other goodies to “trick or treaters.” Village merchants created this event to ensure a safe and secure environment for families to enjoy the holiday together. Halloween festivities in the Village are scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. and finish at about 9 p.m.

“Our Halloween celebration is gigantic! Most importantly it’s in a perfectly safe environment for everyone in the family to enjoy!” said Big Bear Visitors Bureau Director of Operations Rebecca Hrabia. “Halloween is not on a school night this year, so families from off the mountain can enjoy Southern California’s largest trick or treating event and make an entire weekend out of it.”

After getting a bag load of candy from Big Bear Village merchants, retreat to one of Big Bear’s cozy cabins for a cup of hot cocoa. “Trick or treaters” and their parents can unwind next to the fireplace to sort the variety of Halloween goodies.

Another option is Boo in the Zoo at Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come in costume to trick or treat amongst the animals, visit the pumpkin patch, or play fun games to win prizes. A highlight is watching resident animals get Halloween treats. Cost is standard zoo admission prices.

Big Bear also has some special treats for those who want to put a little more fright into their Halloween night, which includes Panic in the Park at Meadow Park or Ship of Screams on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat at Pine Knot Marina. Panic in the Park is an annual Haunted House where those brazen enough can walk through the scary house filled with a live action cast of zombies and ghouls and things that go bump in the night from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The cost is $10 per person. For younger kids there is a “Not So Scary House” that will be very entertaining from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, cost is $5 per person.

Ship of Screams is another option for those who can brave haunting ghosts and mysterious characters aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat. The 64-foot boat transforms into an eerie, haunted vessel where guests walk through the boat’s corridors to discover the life of Carl van Dorvan, his corpse bride and the fate of the boat’s crew and passengers on a Halloween night many moons ago.  It’s a hair-raising experience that should leave a lasting impression! Ship of Screams is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and under.

The next day after the little ghosts and goblins have all cleaned up, take an adventure into the wilderness to experience Big Bear’s spectacular display of fall colors. From October to November, Mother Nature adorns Big Bear’s surrounding forest with shades of amber, crimson, copper and gold. Big Bear’s fall season is ideal for those who want to escape for a day or take a mini-vacation to experience the splendor of Big Bear’s autumn hues.

Other fall activities include a visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to see wildlife up close and personal, or a visit the Big Bear Discovery Center to see exhibits and learn more about nature. Fishing is always a great family outing too, especially when junior reels in a bigger fish than dad. The brisk autumn air tends to keep folks inside at night, providing a great opportunity for families to bond around a board game or popcorn and a movie.

To find out more about Halloween in Big Bear,make lodging reservations or request a free Visitors Guide log on to or call 800-424-4232.

Saturday, October 18 at Sky’s The Limit:

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Galaxies and Globulars

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center offers a cosmic tour of galaxies and globular clusters on Saturday, October 18. This free event, open to the public, begins around 6:45 pm and continues until approximately 2:00 am. The observatory campus is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, on the left just before entering Joshua Tree National Park.

Away from the center of the Milky Way is a region of the sky where galaxies and globular clusters are prevalent. On this night’s agenda will be a wide selection of large spiral galaxies and brilliant globular clusters, including The Andromeda Galaxy, Great Pegasus Cluster, The Triangulum Galaxy, and the eye-catching Silver Dollar Galaxy in Sculptor.

In addition to to deep sky objects, Uranus and Neptune are at their brightest and are well-placed for observation. Of special interest is one of the deepest red-colored stars in the sky, Herschel’s Garnet Star — an old, cool temperature carbon star that has burned up most of its hydrogen and is now fusing helium into heavy elements such as carbon.

Guests are invited to bring their own binoculars and telescopes. Pads are provided for telescope setup, and STL volunteers will make every effort to assist as needed in setting up and using equipment. All are encouraged to come around sunset to have time to set up and visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins.

Everyone should dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.

The observatory may not be open during a scheduled event due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind. Contact Steve at 650-678-0179 or Ray at 760-365-7897 for the latest information.

For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegraintelescope, visit the STL web site at STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

Haunted Horse Afterparty

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What are you doing this Halloween from 6-10PM? 

Haunted HorseJoin us at the Haunted Horse After Party at Galway Downs for a SPOOKTACULAR Time!  I can reserve an advanced block of tickets for only $25 each to this event which includes the BEST party in town, a haunted house with over 40 cast members, hayrides, food & beverage for purchase, etc.   Please LMK to reserve your tickets today, consider coming in costume…if you DARE!!!!! Be sure to share this invite with your SPOOKIEST friends!

Juanita Koth 951-515-9964


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~ NASCAR Weekend March 20-22, 2015 at Auto Club Speedway ~


auto club speedway logoOn Monday, Oct. 13, race fans can take advantage of early bird pricing for NASCAR’s 2015 return to Southern California by purchasing tickets to the Auto Club 400 weekend, March 20-22, at Auto Club Speedway.

For as low as $35, you can lock in the best prices and chose the best seats available!   And if at some point, Auto Club Speedway offers a different ticket deal that you prefer, you can always switch!  Race fans will never be penalized for committing early.

To purchase tickets or for more information call 800-944-RACE, visit or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

In addition to race weekend tickets, Auto Club Speedway also offers several ticket packages to fit everyone’s price range including:

AAA Show Your Card & Save Offers

  • Purchase a reserved grandstand seat for $75 to the Auto Club 400 and get a FREE pit pass (a $55 value).
  • $10 off tickets for the NASCAR NXS Series 300 race on Saturday, March 21.
  • One reserved upper grandstand seat (odd sections 85-103) to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 22.  Adults $50/Kids $25.
  • One reserved lower grandstand seat (odd sections 85-103) to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 22.  Adults $30/Kids $15.

Lefty’s Kids Club

  • Children 12 years old and under are FREE with a Lefty’s Kids Club membership in the general admission sections for NASCAR Qualifying Day on Friday, March 20 and NASCAR NXS Series 300 race on Saturday, March 21 (must be accompanied by a ticketed adult). To sign up for a free membership, visit

Budweiser Block Party

  • $129 for one reserved grandstand seat (rows 15-23) Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race on Sunday, March 22, Pre-Race Pit Pass, access to Bud Block Party Hospitality Chalet, Q&A with a NASCAR driver, buffet, drink tickets, cash bar, closed circuit TVs and parking.
  • $99 for one general admission ticket to the NASCAR NXS Series 300 race on Saturday, March 21, Pre-Race Pit Pass, access to Bud Block Party Hospitality Chalet, buffet, drink tickets, cash bar, closed circuit TVs and parking.

Garage Tour Pack

  • For just $165, race fans will receive a guided garage tour during race weekend and 3 days of NASCAR racing.
  • In addition to the guided garage tour, this package includes one premium reserved grandstand seat (rows 24-48) to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 22; one premium reserved grandstand seat (rows 24-48) to the NASCAR NXS Series 300 race on Saturday, March 21; and one general admission ticket to NASCAR Qualifying Day on Friday, March 20.

Infield Camping

  • An extremely limited number of infield camping packages are still available (starting at $400) and offsite camping spots are available for $100.  Fans interested in camping must call immediately, supplies are limited.  Call (800) 944-RACE (7223) to reserve a camp site today.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the Auto Club 400 NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway call (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office.

Inland Empire All Chamber Business Expo/Mixer Set at Ontario Convention Center – October 22, 2014

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Event Aims to Stimulate Economic Growth in the Area – 8th Annual Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer Unites Local Businesses, City Chambers, Business Groups, October 22, 2014 at Ontario Convention Center

Business networking shifts into high gear with Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer® VIII, bringing together local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in the Inland Empire.

The goal of Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer, now in it’s 8th year, is to encourage membership in one or several chambers of commerce, allowing businesses to grow based on a wider network of support.  The mixer also provides a chance for businesses to network with one another for mutual support. Businesses and individuals do not have to be affiliated with a chamber to attend the Mixer.

Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.

Admission is $20 per person for the opportunity to network with local “influentials” that comprise the uber savvy of the Inland Empire’s business elite. The Mixer will feature nearly 200 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking.

Last year, 2000 business people attended the 7th annual Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer. Businesses interested in purchasing exhibitor space to display their company’s product or service should call (909) 560-2800.

The event is sponsored by: Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Corona Chamber of Commerce, Covina Chamber of Commerce, Eastvale Chamber of Commerce, Fontana Chamber of Commerce, Glendora Chamber of Commerce, Hesperia Chamber of Commerce, Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, Irwindale Chamber of Commerce, La Verne Chamber of Commerce, Montclair Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Women Business Owners – Inland Empire, Norco Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, and Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce.

Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer VIII  – part social mixer, part business expo – is the eighth installment in the “Largest Mixer” family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 16 years in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.

For more information, including a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit


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EVENT:52-342 VG-Hallo14

  • With Halloween right around the corner the Victoria Gardens Kidz Club is getting into the pumpkin-spirit!
  • On Saturday, October 18 from 11:00am until 1:00pm Inland Empire children 3 to 10 years of age are invited to join the Kidz Club for a fun Halloween event including pumpkin decorating, special scarecrow-themed games and prizes!
  • This free, ticketed event is limited to the first 400 children.
  • Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and must be requested, in person at Victoria Gardens Guest Services. Reservations cannot be made over the phone.
  • For this special event, children will be invited to select their very own pumpkin, which they will then be able to decorate with various crafting supplies.
  • In addition to pumpkin decorating, children will also be invited to participate in scarecrow-themed games, including:
  • Scare-Croquette: Children will be provided a scarecrow mallet and ball and will try to hit their ball through three rings.
  • Bowling Scarecrows: Children will roll special fall decorated balls and try to knockdown a scarecrow.
  • Corralling The Crows: Children will be provided rings and will attempt to toss the rings around a scarecrow sitting on a picket fence.
  • Digging For Corn:  Children will be blindfolded and will dip their hands in to a bin full of uncooked corn to find whole baby corns and pumpkins.
  • Various prizes will be awarded to children in attendance including books, Victoria Gardens gift cards and treats!
  • Parents who would like more information can call Victoria Gardens’ Guest Services office at (909) 463-2830.


DATE:                          Saturday, October 18, 2014

 52-342 pumpkin decorating 2013

TIMES:                         11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


COST:                          FREE


LOCATION:                 Victoria Gardens’ Chaffey Town Square
                                           12505 North Mainstreet
                                        Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739


INFORMATION:          (909) 463-2830