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“Sweet 60” on Virgin America!

01.17.11

I was sorry to see Virgin America ending its service last year to John Wayne Airport, but happy to find out that it just announced tripling its fleet starting in 2013, and including 30 new eco-efficient Airbus A320neo aircraft—one of the most fuel and carbon-efficient commercial aircrafts in the world. Even as it grows, the airline is committed to improving its carbon efficieny in the air and on the ground, with a LEED-Silver certified headquarters in Burlingame and anticipated LEED-Gold Certification for its new SFO Terminal 2 home.

To celebrate its growth, the airline launches a “Sweet 60” sale on flights across its network with fares from $60! If you want to take advantage of the $60 promotional fare, you’d better book a flight right away. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. PST Jan. 19. The offer is for one-way travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego or Seattle, between Jan. 31, 2011 and Feb. 28, 2011.

If you’ve never experienced a low-fare, modern and super comfortable Virgin America flight, each aircraft offers beautifully designed mood-lit cabins, WiFi, personal in-flight entertainment platforms and power outlets near every seat. The main cabin includes custom-designed leather seats, and First Class offers white leather seats with 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers. Virgin America expands to Cancun this week, and flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando, Dallas Fort-Worth, Los Cabos.

To book your flight, call 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474).



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Free Popcorn at OC Market Place!

01.14.11

The Orange County Market Place is giving free popcorn to all shoppers Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19.

And in addition to free popcorn, the OC Market Place is the best swap meet ever—20 acres of great values and quality merchandise—-with more than 1,000 items and foods available. Artisans and crafters corner, and fun kids activities too. Admission $2, children below age 12 and free. Orange County Market Place, at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, 949.723.6660.



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Teresa Strasser in OC!

01.11.11

Join Laguna Beach Books on Thursday at 6 p.m. for a red carpet affair with Teresa Strasser, author of “Exploiting My Baby.” TV and radio personality Teresa Strasser will be signing copies of her frank and hilarious memoir about her pregnancy, childbirth and difficult relationship with her mother. It’s a must read for moms-to-be, anyone who is baby crazy, or those who can appreciate a blunt and plain-spoken approach to real-life motherhood. Even Vanity Fair just named it one of their hot picks for 2011.

Strasser is an Emmy Award-winning writer (Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money”), and radio audiences know her as the co-host of “The Adam Carolla Show.” As a journalist, Strasser is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and a columnist for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

Laguna Beach Books
is open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. At The Old Pottery Place. 1200 South Coast Highway, Suite 105 in Laguna Beach. 949.494.4779.



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Expanded Choices at Honda Center!

01.03.11

The next time you’re lucky enough to be at a Ducks game or an awesome concert at Honda Center check out the new healthy food concessions that being offered throughout the arena.

Just last week a Center Ice Frozen Yogurt stand opened at section 433 on the terrace level with vanilla, chocolate and swirl flavors along with topping choices, and there are Melissa’s Produce Farmer’s Markets (multiple locations on the 200 level) for fresh fruit and vegetables; OC Grill (section 205) with highlights such as a hummus plate with veggies and pita chips, Caesar salad; the Bluewater Grill (section 226) serves chicken chopped salad, shrimp Louie salad, veggie burgers; there’s pizza at Oggi’s (sections 203 & 411); deli items at Main Street Deli (section 430); and our favorite The Hot Dog Stop.

For a complete list of dining options go online here.

2695 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim. 714.704.2400.


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