Stella Rosa to debut first wine float at Rose Parade


Stella Rosa wines as the first time a wine-themed float entry in the 125 year history of the Rose Parade.

The 55-foot long float, “Stellabrate Good Times,” will feature a double-decker bus adorned in more than 5,000 bright pink roses. Behind the bus is a festive scene including balloons, pin wheels and of several bottles of the bubbly immersed in ornate ice buckets.

San Antonio Winery, which has locations in Ontario and Los Angeles, launched a marketing campaign this year to promote its most popular line of wines – Stella Rosa.

Watch for the full story soon.

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Walmart opening up temporary hiring center for Ontario store

Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center at 1520 E. North Mountain Avenue to be able to handle the influx of applications it will be receiving for the 300 job opening for its newest Inland location.

Walmart will open its new store this fall near the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Fifth Street in Ontario.

Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested applicants may also apply online at

In addition, Walmart has a Veterans Welcome Home Commitment program which offers jobs to qualified veteran swho has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.

For more information, visit:

More details to come.

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Feisty Chicken to celebrate grand opening

Feisty Chicken & Grill will be holding a multi-day grand opening starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday at all three locations – Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Glendora.

On Thursday and Friday the public will have a chance to some free tastings, twice a day between, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. There will also be daily two-for-one specials on three days.

But the next couple of days isn’t just about the restaurant, Feisty will be a Blood Drive & Marrow Screening by Life Stream will take place on Friday, from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at the Rancho Cucamonga Feisty Chicken & Grill location.

Donors will receive a free Classic Chicken Sandwhich and drink. Sign up to donate at Rancho Cucamonga’s Feisty Chicken & Grill or online.

Feisty Chicken & Grill will also make a 20 percent donation to H.O.P.E. (Helping Out Pets Everyday) during the three days, with every flyer presented with meal purchased, for local dog and cat adoption and rescue services.

Flyers can be printed here.

Below is a sampling of what the grand opening has in store:

Thursday, June 27

  • Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMT Appreciation: employees will receive a 20 percent discount and a free frozen yogurt (ID or Badge must be presented)

Friday, June 28

  • Industry-Day Appreciation: employees of businesses located in and around the Feisty Chicken & Grill centers will receive a 20 percent discount and a free frozen yogurt (Employee ID or badge must be presented)


Feisty Chicken & Grill is located in Rancho Cucamonga, 8220 Haven Avenue; Ontario at 4265 Concours Street; and Glendora at 1311 S. Grand Avenue.

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Whispering Lakes Golf Course in Ontario to reopen on Saturday

Following a $1 million renovation to the city’s golf course, Whispering Lakes, a grand opening is planned on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to showcase the improvements.  Whispering Lakes will be hosting chipping and putting events as well as vendor displays, food, merchandise, and giveaways and is open to the public.

Whispering Lakes, originally opened in 1960, and is considered the best value in the Inland Empire for an 18 hole golf course.

The improvements include a new clubhouse, golf carts, renovated landscape and new equipment.  The new Clubhouse offers indoor and outdoor seating for up to 60 guests and an adjoining lawn to host tournament dinners.

food, merchandise, and giveaways. For more information, please contact Brenda Hickman, Whispering Lakes General Manager, at 909-923-3673.

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Where is Ontario?

 I found this first tweet pretty hilarious and just had to share.(I’ve even received press releases for events in Canada)


I have a very similar disclaimer, in the first tweet, in my Twitter bio box.

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Founder of Cardenas markets passes away

The owner of Cardenas market, which is headquartered in Ontario, passed away last week. My colleague Neil Nisperos is working on an update. Here is what we have.

Here is a statement, released today, from assemblymember Jose Medina, D-Riverside, on the passing of Jesus Cardenas:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jesus Cardenas, the founder and owner of Cardenas Markets. Mr. Cardenas came from modest beginnings and through his hard work, went on to achieve huge recognition in the community as a successful Latino business owner. His family will carry on his memory through their continued participation in the community. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this time. I will ask my colleagues in the Assembly to join me in adjourning in his memory.”

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Easter Egg-Stravanganza in Ontario March 30

Looking to fill Easter baskets? Then you may want to head over to the Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel for a chance to shop from more than local 30 vendors selling a ranges of products. Besides food there will also be refreshments and raffles. Bring a friend and get an extra raffle ticket.
The event will be on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel (Orchid Ballroom), 429 N. Vineyard Ave in Ontario.
For more information, call 909-503-3770 or via email
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Blood drive planned Wednesday in Ontario

LifeStream will hold a blood drive at Crown Toyota on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who sign up will receive a $5 Subway gift card (while supplies last).

Donors also receive Donor Loyalty points that may be redeemed in the store at Those aged 18-44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow screening free of charge.

Donating takes about an hour. For more information, call 800-TRY GIVING.

Crown Toyota is at 1201 Kettering Drive, Ontario.

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Spotlight shines on Ontario candy store

Here’s a photo I snapped from the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration of the Rowleys wtih Charles Phoenix on the big screens.

After years of attempting to make it out to the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, I was finally able to get out of work in time to enjoy the show. I was pleasantly surprised to see Ontario’s own, Charles Phoenix, featured in the free holiday show on Dec. 24.

Phoenix, a pop-culture humorist, served as the evening’s “celebrations reporter” recording several pre-recorded segments for the live show.

It was no surprise that his first segment was from his hometown, Ontario’s Logan’s Candy where they make candies by hand and are known for candy canes at Christmastime.

The segment centered around the process of making a candy cane and featured Jerry Rowley, owner of the 1933-founded Logan’s, and his family. I’m told the program not only aired on KCET but available to view online as well. Continue reading

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