Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Fun in Huntington Beach

Halloween in Huntington Beach!!

Around town there are plenty of things you can do with the kiddies this weekend including the Halloween costume contest at Bella Terra on Saturday: Prizes will be awarded for ages 3 and under, 4-6 years and 7-14 years. Registration will begin at 11:30 AM at the Bella Terra Amphitheater with final judging starting at 1:00 PM. On Sunday you can take the kids over to the Equestrian Center for their Halloween parade & costume contest: No horse necessary! Collect candy, win prizes and share in some delicious food at the potluck in the Red Horse Barn from 2pm to 5pm. Be sure to bring your favorite dish for the potluck! 714-848-6565 or for more info. When you are done there, head on down to Main Street downtown for the annual Trick or Treat on Main: A fun evening for children and families with trick or treating booths, a moon bounce, petting zoo, Ferris wheel, pumpkin carving, costume contests and more. Also, feel free to dress up your dog and bring them along, as this event is pet friendly! Activities will run from 5pm to 8pm. You will also find shopping centers around town offer trick or treating for the youngsters, just keep your eyes open while driving around town, you are sure to spot the signs.

If you want to get in some adult action, on this Friday night it is not too late to get in on the fun at the Annual Halloween BOO ! thrown by yours truly. It is held in Long Beach, but a lot of HB folks are coming over for it. (hopefully one of my HB locals will have an idea for a location in HB or closer to home for next year!). it is 250+ people. 21+ please, and of course everyone will be in costume. Live band & DJ, food, tarot cards, etc. If your name is on the list at the door, it will still be $20 (otherwise $25 at door). If you'd like to come, email me your name. If you'd like to pay in advance, the link for that plus the address of the event can be found at: . See some of you there.

This weekend is also your last chance to get in some Oktoberfest fun at Old World. Enjoy their Oompah band, beer drinking contests, shot girls, chicken dance, great beer, food & more. Even the Dachshund races on Sunday. For more info: . Don't forget to check the calendar on TheLocalHB to see what other types of events are going on this weekend.

Have you visited lately to see who is new to the discount program? Since the last announcement about them, they've added Seventh Chakra Yoga, ABC Painting, Homerun Media Group, The Mailbox Center, Pageantry World Flags and All Star Garage Door. A couple more are being added shortly, visit the site often. Use the discounts, support our local businesses!!

Hope everyone has a scary good Halloween weekend.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Private School in Huntington Beach

Come learn more about a new private school coming to Huntington Beach this December. At Fusion Academy each class is taught one to one – one teacher to one student. This accredited school offers 6th -12th graders a completely individualized education program and flexible schedule. Fusion students can take a full course load or just one class for credit, which can transfer over to another school. Fusion Academy Huntington Beach is enrolling now. So please stop by for one of their information sessions or contact Amy Rocha for more details:, (866) 311-7495,

Friday, October 15, 2010

good events for your business to participate in or just attend

There is an event coming up in November put on by the city of Huntington Beach you might want to take advantage of if you are a business located in our city!! It is the 2nd Annual Mall at City Hall ! Last year, it was a success for both businesses and our City Employees! This event will provide the opportunity for your store to promote the sale of gift cards, merchandise, services, samples, coupons, and Black Friday promotions. Its free to exhibit and a table and chairs will be provided. This year’s event is Thursday, November 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the lower level at City Hall. Here is an an application form you can fill out for their records: , you can email it back to or fax to 714-375-5087. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Trishia via email or telephone: 714-536-5582.

Also in November, on the 21st, there will be a holiday boutique at Old World that is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Any vendor who has something they'd like to sell is welcome to participate. Vendor space is free, all we ask is you donate 20% of the profit of the day to the Relay for Life. Get some business exposure and sell some stuff while doing something good for charity. If you are interested in participating, fill out this form: and send it back to me. And for everyone, please attend the boutique and do some holiday shopping. there will be 40+ vendors present, and you can see those who have signed up so far on the Relay website , as well all the details of the event.

A few events coming up this weekend are the Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, a couple of Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings on Sunday, plus the regular ongoing events like the Scooter/Electrical bike meetup and of course Oktoberfest going on til the end of the month. Check the calendar on TheLocalHB for all the details for what is going on around town.

We'd like to welcome the newest member of TheLocalHB family: Pageantry World ( ). Everyone should be flying an American Flag and Pageantry is where you should go for that flag! They have been a supplier of flags and banners to 7 Olympic Games & 5 Worlds Fairs, so of course they can take care of you. They can provide you with that one flag (which also makes a good gift by the way) or make something custom for you or your business. Give Cindy a call ( 714-330-4190) and she how she can help you, or you can check out their listing on TheLocalHB - there's a pretty cool video about them on the site as well.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Good Coffee & Good Fun in Huntington Beach

How about starting off your day with a great cup of Joe? And to top that off, how about a FREE cup of Joe....
Every Thursday during the month of October, 7am - 9am, Poverello Coffee is serving up a free cup of coffee, because as Mark (owner) says: "everyone deserves great coffee". Poverello Coffee roasts beans right their at their shop, 16582 Gothard Unit O. It should be your source for coffee for your home or business. Create your own flavors, doesn't get any fresher. Pop in to say hi to Mark and have a cup and take home a bag of superb artisan roasted coffee! ( for more info).

This weekend you can learn a bit more about what our firemen do here in Huntington Beach at their open house . Saturday the 9th, 10am-3p at the 18311 Gothard Street firehouse. It is in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. Activities include meeting firefighters, touring the station and learning fire safety tips. There will be demonstrations at 11:30am & 1:30pm of vehicle extrication and live fire senarios. info: 714-536-5411

On Saturday (with a repeat on Sunday) you can hear a talk by Michael Franzese entitled "He Quit the Mob and Lived". Michael grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York's violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, he generated an estimated five to eight million dollars per week from legal and illegal businesses. It was a life filled with power, luxury ... and deadly violence. His talk will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Saturday at 6pm and again on Sunday at 10:15am where he'll recount his life in the mob and tell about his dramatic conversion. That should be an interesting story. More info: 714-962-5005

Do you have something on your calendar for Halloween yet? Do you like throwing on that costume and having a frightful good time? On Friday the 29th of this month, yours truly will hold my Annual Halloween BOO! the only downside is I still have to throw the party in Long Beach as I haven't been able to find a place around here that will accomodate me. bummer huh? Well if you feel like coming to a great party, all the info can be found at . it runs 8pm -2am. It is $20 and that includes food and all the fun you can handle (no host bar). There will be both a DJ in one area and live band in another for dancing. Tarot card reading and more. About 300 folks show up for this shin-dig. It is my 22nd year throwing this party so why not venture over the border and join the fun!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Pageantry World makes flags & sells American Flags - we all should be flying one

Pageantry World is the supplier of flags & banners to 7 Olymic Games and five Worlds Fairs
"Patriotism... is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." Adlai Stevenson
It's not about waving a flag on the 4th of July or on Memorial Day. It is about waving the flag everyday of your life. We owe a lot to this country. Fly Your American Flag everyday. We specialize in custom and stock flags, banners, flagpoles and mounting hardware. Their goal is to give you personal attention whether you are the Olympics, a fair, an Amusement Park, corporation or an individual. They pride ourselves on delivering prompt and courteous service. Whether it is an American flag or any other custom flag, there are here to help. Remember, an American flag makes a great gift, Christmas or other times a gift is needed. They can be reached at: 714-330-4190 or

HB Propane come to you to change out your tank

Huntington Beach Propane is a great service here in Huntington Beach. Located at
18961 Gothard Street (at Garfield). Call them at 714-375-5701 / 24 hour: 714-709-3073
they come to you - free delivery - they will come to your home or office and exchange your standard tank for your BBQ or patio heater with a full one. Only $14.99 (plus tax) per tank. Let them do the dirty work. They also set up restaurants, hotels and bars with patio heaters for long or short term lease programs, as well as providing rental of patio heaters for home or business events/parties. Bring in your own tank to have filled at their location - Walk ins, RV's, campers, commercial truck are all welcome

new additions to Surf City Savings discount program

If you haven't visited Surf City Savings discount program in a while, it is time to go back to the site and check it out. There have been some additions made, check them out:
La Brique Steakhouse - $10 off your bill
DMES Medical Supplies - 10% off medical supplies
Mary Kay Cosmetics - 25% off entire order
Dr. Michael Fishman podiatrist - no copay discount
The Sweat House workout/training - dicount on classes
Southern Hemisphere Wine Center - $10 off purchase (of $50 or more)
Surf City DJ's for all your party needs - 20% off all services
Yep, some great discounts! and there are many other great discounts to be had in this city sponsored/endorsed program. If you know a business in town that would like to be part of it, have them contact me! If you are a business already in the program, keep in mind there is an opportunity to have your banner w/discount show up on the home page!! very inexpensive too. You will also get extra shoutouts in the email blasts with your home page presence. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Have a great weekend all and shop local in Huntington Beach!!