Monday, June 29, 2009

Huntington Beach local places in Miss California Pageant

(from in Los Angeles)

Monica Stainer, a 15-year-old honors student from Huntington Beach, was crowned Friday night as Miss California Outstanding Teen 2009.
She serves as a student body officer at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, where she maintains a 4.4, straight-A grade point average and is active in cheerleading and other campus activities.
In high school, she has earned the Character Coalition Award and the Marine Biology and World History awards.
At the time of her crowning, she was Miss City of Los Angeles Outstanding Teen. She has also served as Miss Beach Cities.
Monica is an accomplished ballet dancer, attending the Southland Ballet Academy and placing high in ballet competitions.
She ran on an environmental awareness platform.
Her goal is to become chief financial officer of a Fortune 500 company.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Do something good to help someone with cancer while having a great night of fun doing so! Monday night, the 29th, at Gallaghers downtown HB there will be a fundraiser for Rene Benson who was recently diagnosed with cancer. There will be a raffle for some great prizes donated from the local restaurants and retailers, and the famed blues guitarist Joe Wood will be doing a live performance. Great raffle items include stuff donated from Duke's, Billabong, Aloha Grill, Hurley, Sharkeez, Tuna Town, Sullen and so much more. Why not make Gallaghers your destination for dinner and a show this Monday night.

Have you wondered through Old World Village lately?? There are a number of quality businesses that make Old World their home - it is worth a visit. Of course, one that often pops to everyone's mind is the Old World German Restaurant. You can enjoy traditional German home cooking as well as American specialties. But did you also know you can rent out the beer garden or restaurant for your banquet & party needs? Next to the restaurant you will find their store filled with authentic German items - including their famous apple strudel, tortes, fresh made breads and more. Reach them at 714-893-0112 or

Old World, along with Bella Terra & 5 Points, is also part of the new discount program sponsored by the city: . Find all kinds of discounts you can use at some of your favorite spots around town. Check out the site, print out some of those discounts to use and help to keep our spending dollars local.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Upstairs Salon in Huntington Beach offers everything you'd want in a salon

The Upstair Salon is located at 7561 Center Ave. #45 - in Old World Village. They will make sure you look & feel your best. They offer custom colors & weaves, designer cuts, nails, eyelash perming, permanent hair removal, permanent make-up, brow & lash tinting, waxing, facials, chemical peels, hot oil & paraffin dips, spa pedicures. Truly a full service salon! Stop by and say hello to Ursula, the owner. They can be reached at 714-897-5307 .

Make sure to visit the new Mazda dealership in Huntington Beach

The new Huntington Beach Mazda is located at 16800 Beach Blvd. (714-848-7739)
At HB Mazda they don’t just offer you award winning cars (Consumer Reports recommends our full line-up!), but more importantly, award winning service. John Patterson's Huntington Beach Mazda, of the OC Mazda Family, is proud to be the recipient of the President's Club Award, the Gold Cup Award, winners of the Top Work Places award, and extremely proud to pay it forward. For every car purchased, $50.00 is donated to local charities. To date, over $400,000 has been donated to local Orange County Charities! Stop by and get to know them, they are a great bucnh of folks. as their motto states: "At Huntington Beach Mazda every customer is treated like a member of our family". Visit them on the web at:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day in Huntington Beach

Time for Father's Day already! Where is time going??
There are a couple of places would like to recommend for Father's Day this weekend. Depending on what you are in the mood for. First, up at Old World (7561 Center Ave. at the beer garden) you can treat your dad to some champagne brunch and belly dancing!! All you can eat for only $22, and you get a great show! Reservations are required, so call them at 714-895-8020. (and more info at )
Or If you are downtown you can pop into Gallaghers for a BBQ on their patio - yes, just for Father's Day - enjoy some great food and outdoor HB. They are located at 300 PCH, Ste 113 although they really are on Walnut just east of Main. Give them a call to see what they have on their menu or to make reservations: 714-536-2422.

When you are done with your Father's Day breakfast/brunch, head on down to the Pier for the “Chili at the Beach” ( ). All kinds of festivities are planned at this free event - and of course my volunteer group, the Huntington Beach Lions, will be out there. Please stop by and say hi. There is stuff going on Sunday as well. A full weekend of fun!

Hey, good news if you like to network on Thursday instead of Tuesday mid day - the RBN group has moved back to their original meeting day - this week, Thursday the 18th meet & network with fellow business professionals. 11am to 1:30pm at the Skylinks Golf Course, 4800 East Wardlow. This networking group draws from not only Huntington Beach, but also Long Beach, Seal Beach and surrounding communities. Mini expo (display tables available), great guest speaker & lunch. Bring plenty of business cards! Rsvp your spot at