About John Plessel

John Plessel is Systems Editor for The Sun and has been blogging for the Los Angeles News Group since 2008.

Jersey Mike’s opening in Montclair tomorrow with fundraiser

Upland has one. So does Pomona. Starting tomorrow (May 18), Montclair will have a Jersey Mike’s Subs, too.

The new location, 9359 Central Ave., Suite B, is hosting a fundraiser through May 27.

The sandwich shop distributed thousands of fliers with various offers and will donate $3 for each offer redeemed. Recipients are the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Continue reading

You can help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday

Stamp Out Hunger 2016The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest single-day food drive in the country, returns this Saturday (May 14).

It’s simple to participate! Just root through your pantry and gather some non-perishable items (please make sure that they’re not expired and avoid glass containers) and bag them up.

Then just put them by your mailbox before the carrier comes on Saturday.

Continue reading

The Mug Shakes lands in Rancho Cucamonga

The Mug Shakes GrasshopperThe Mug Shakes, a new dessert shop in the Victoria Gardens Food Hall, had a very successful soft opening over the weekend.

The shop experienced long lines of customers — perhaps due to the tantalizing pictures of its products (like the one on the right) that garnered thousands of reactions on Facebook — and ended up having to close early due to sell-outs.

The location, which specializes in designer shakes, has been closed for a few days to regroup, hire some more employees and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday (May 5).

The Mug Shakes is at 12434 N Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga. For updates, “Like” ’em on Facebook.

Dunkin’ Donuts planned for Rialto

As I was glancing through the latest Rialto city administrator update (you can read it yourself here), something caught my attention.

A new shopping center, anchored by “Smart and Final Express” (likely a Smart & Final — Extra!) and a Dollar Tree, is also scheduled to have a “Hawaiian Ono” (Ono Hawaiian BBQ, perhaps?) and a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts!

That would bring the total number of Inland Empire locations to four.

Continue reading

Miguels Jr. looking to hire 100 in the Inland Empire; hiring event is Saturday

Miguel's Jr job fairLooking for a job? How do you feel about Mexican food?

Business is booming at Miguel’s Jr.,  which has been rolling out its new breakfast menu to its 14 Inland Empire and Orange County locations,and the company is looking to hire 100 full- and part-time employees.

The chain will hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at its corporate headquarters, 280 Corporate Terrace St., Corona.

Continue reading

Foothill AIDS Project to benefit from this year’s Dining Out For Life

In years past, we’ve written about the annual Dining Out For Life charity event, during which restaurants help raise money for AIDS service organizations.

Thus far, however, the focus has been on Palm Springs-area restaurants raising money for Desert AIDS Project, which is great, but what about the rest of the Inland Empire?

Well…we’ve got good news: For the first time, Foothill AIDS Project is going to be a beneficiary.

Continue reading