Friday, September 28, 2007

Rescued Dog gets great home!

Thank you to The Orange County Register for this great story. I just had to post it for others to read.

Rescued dog gets ready to go home
HUNTINGTON BEACH 'He's so cute,' the 6-year-old boy exclaimed as he first caught of the sprightly, white Pekingese-Chihuahua mix licking and playing with the people who rescued him.
The Westminster Animal Control officers who found the dog about three months ago in a local Dumpster - his limbs and muzzle bound tightly in Zip-ties -- called him Mr. Lucky.
“He really was lucky to be alive,” said Karen Pickl, senior animal control officer.
Thursday, Lucky hit the jackpot when Ben and Sandra Frascona came with their two boys, Jonathan, 8, and William, 6, to take Lucky back to their 3-acre ranch in Aguanga, Riverside. There, the dog, who is now full of life and has learned to trust human beings again, will run free with two other dachshunds, pot-bellied pigs, horses, cats and chickens.
Ben Frascona, a Los Angeles County firefighter, said adopting Lucky was his wife’s idea. Sandra Frascona, whose husband calls her Dr. Doolittle, said the television footage of Lucky shown with his sad face, big eyes and bloodied ankles tugged at her heart strings.
“He’s lucky to have been rescued,” she said. “But we’re lucky to have him.”
The family recently put down their long-time pet, a Lab, which was hard on all of them, Ben Frascona said.
More than 200 people called the city after Lucky’s story was publicized, but only 20 families remained in the end. Pickl said the Frasconas were chosen because they had two young children who would love and play with this high-energy dog.
On Thursday, Pickl wiped away tears as she tried to say goodbye to the dog who would “go nuts” when her car pulled up near the shelter.
“It’s hard to let go,” she said. “But I’m very happy that this story has a happy ending. Lucky deserves this happiness after what he has been through.”
Lucky was first a little tentative as Jonathan tried to pet him. But soon, he started to lick William’s Spiderman shoes and rushed at Jonathan to be petted.
“Aw, I love his bushy tail and bended ears,” Jonathan gushed.
Pickl said she did not expect Lucky to recover completely.
“A lot of animals who go through what he’s been through tend to lose trust in people altogether,” she said. “But Lucky has done a 360 and miraculously recovered physically and emotionally.”
Officers have no leads on Lucky’s tormentor, Pickl said.
As for the name, Frascona said they thought about it during their drive to Huntington Beach.
“We’re going to keep his name Lucky,” he said. “It’s perfect.”

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Need a great hair salon? Check out Salon Ambiance

I recently wrote a review of Salon Ambiance on City Search. I did this because this place is so top notch in service and quality. Check out the review from me and others at: SALON AMBIANCE REVIEW
Here is their contact info:

5075 Warner Ave. Ste 101
(near Bolsa Chica)
Huntington Beach, 92649

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Travel to Huntington Beach

Don't forget to take advantage of all has to offer! When you visit Huntington Beach, you can read all about what to do while in town. Find out which resaurants the locals recommend for dining. See the current calendar for what is going on in town. Make your hotel reservations right on this site (you can even call in to talk to a live person!). Your hotel, car, attraction rates are discounted 20% - 50% and you can feel good about using a local reservation system instead of one of those large internet reservation systems where you are just another number lost in the swarm...
Check out the site now and find out 'where the locals go' in Huntington Beach!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Discounts in Huntington Beach

Do you love to save money?? is in the current issue of Clipper Magazine! And in our ad, we highlighted 8 local businesses, which you can clip out of our ad. All are worth the visit. Below are the participants with their offer in italics. And for additional discounts check out

For dining we have:
Brix wine tasting - 16635 PCH in Sunset Beach. This place is full of locals and the atmosphere is so friendly. Enjoy a free taste

Slow Fish Cal-Korean Cuisine - 16051 Bolsa Chica St. This is the place I've been raving about. If you made it out to their ribbon cutting this past Monday you would have enjoyed a wonderful sampling of their food. Soju Cocktail on the house (a lemony flavored Korean spirit).

Pancho Frijoles - 16635 PCH, right next door to Brix. This is the place for authentic tasty Mexican food! Buy one combo, get one 1/2 off.

Sea Siam Thai - 16103 Bolsa Chica. Our favorite Thai food in town!! And so convenient for take out too! 10% off your bill

The other businesses who joined in with TheLocalHB are:

GolfTec - 7564 Edinger Ave. I've heard some pretty impressive things about these guys. If you golf, you'll want to visit them to improve your swing! 50% off initial swing evaluation.

AR Mobility - 7923 Warner Ave. Ste B. Do you have any one in your family with physical challenges? Elderly parent who might need a scooter to help them get around? These folks are here to help. 5% any in-stock item.

Big Daddy's Car Wash - 17145 PCH, just north of Warner. It's where I get my car washed. They do a very good job and they are fast! no sitting around waiting and waiting! $14.99 Luxury Wash (regularly $18.99)

Cartridge World - 7088 Edinger (@ Goldenwest). Save a bundle on ink! There prices are already great. their coupon makes it even better. $2 off purchase.

If you received the Clipper Magazine you'll find all the above ads in there. If for some reason you didn't, don't worry, you can also find these coupons in the
COUPON SECTION of Support your local Huntington Beach community and give these folks your business. Clip that Clipper Magazine!! And while you're looking for TheLocalHB ad, check out all the other valuable discounts in the Clipper!