SBPD K-9 fundraiser is today at Mexico Cafe

Today is the ninth annual Dollars for Dogs fundraising event at San Bernardino’s Mexico Cafe.

Money raised during the event will benefit the San Bernardino Police Department’s K-9 Unit.

SBPD officers will be serving customers and K-9 dogs will make an appearance at the restaurant.

Click here to read Michel Nolan’s article on the event from the San Bernardino Sun.

The Mexico Cafe, 892 E. Highland Ave., is open until 10 p.m.

Gourmet Pizza Shop gives back

The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe reminds us why the pizzeria is a Dine 909 Favorite, and it’s not just because they have delicious and unique pizzas.

The restaurant is donating 10% of its sales tomorrow (April 30) to the family of one of its employees, Marcos Orozco.

Orozco’s 21-year-old sister, Isabel Orozco Vitela, passed away April 13 following a sudden rejection of her heart transplant.

The family needs money to help pay for burial expenses.

To read more from the pages of the Redlands Daily Facts, click here.

The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe is at 120 E. State St., Redlands.

Food trucks rolling into La Sierra University on Sunday

Just found out about this event…the La Sierra University senior class is hosting an art walk and food truck festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday (April 28).

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which is a fundraiser for the senior class gift. There’s no mention of an admission price, so I’m thinking it’s a free event.

Since La Sierra is a Seventh-day Adventist campus, the focus is on meat-free trucks. So, no Bacon MANia.

The event will be held at the “statue patio,” which I believe is the same as the sculpture plaza, which is at the end of Yeager Way, the main entrance to the campus. But I could be totally wrong.

La Sierra University is at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside.

For more information and updates, click here for the Facebook event page.

Click over the jump to see the list of participating trucks.

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Vintage Redlands happening Friday night

The annual Vintage Redlands self-guided wine, beer and food tasting walk through downtown Redlands will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (April 26) night.

This event is a fundraiser for the Citrograph Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an education in music, business or graphic design.

Tickets, $75, are available at participating Redlands businesses, including the Gourmet Pizza Shoppe, State Street Winery and Citrograph Printing Co.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 888-494-9044.

Click over the jump to see a list of participating food vendors.

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A.J. Barile’s hosting fundraiser for Deputy Alex Collins

Award-winning A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza is showing its generosity yet again.

The pizzeria, which last month held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the family of sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who had recently died in the line of duty, is hosting another spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

This time it’s for sheriff’s Deputy Alex Collins, who was wounded in the same shootout that claimed MacKay’s life.

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Deals offered for Mt. Baldy’s unique Top of the Notch

Whether you’re a breakfast person or a lunch person, you can take advantage of discounts currently available for Mt. Baldy’s Top of the Notch restaurant.

On a clear day, diners can see Catalina Island from the 7,800 foot elevation restaurant’s patio (although we haven’t been that lucky). A short, easy hike away is a breathtaking view of the High Desert.

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State Street Winery hosting blood cancer fundraiser tomorrow

From 1 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (April 24), State Street Winery (404 E. State St., Redlands) is hosting another fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The winery will donate 10% of purchases to the organization, in memory of Jacob Samaniego, a 7-year-old who lost his battle with leukemia in 2010.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page. To read more about Jacob’s courageous struggle with leukemia, click here.

Kids eat free Sundays at Feisty Chicken & Grill

A couple of weeks back we let you know about the changeover from Oporto to Feisty Chicken & Grill.

We recently learned of a deal the chain is offering that will please parents.

On Sundays, kids 10 and under can get one of three “Peeps” meals for free with the purchase of an entrée, side and a beverage.

It’s just one of several daily specials the chain is offering.

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