Celebrating 25 years of car-crushing, dirt-flying action, the infamous 2,000 horsepower engines are revving up again and ready to roar full throttle back into SoCal as Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, returns to Anaheim in 2017 with more action and more trucks than ever before for fans, with a newly added fourth weekend event!  The world’s best monster trucks are ready to battle it out in the ultimate event of speed, racing, stunts and demolition through Angel Stadium of Anaheim for another season of high-octane Saturday events between January 14 – February 25, 2017.

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This year’s massive truck lineup features appearances by Monster Jam powerhouses and multiple World Finals Champions Grave Digger® and MAX-D™, along with World Finals super-trucks El Toro Loco®, Bounty Hunter and Metal MulishaHighlighted by 7 trucks making their Anaheim debut appearances including Hurricane Force, Raminator, Xtreme Diesel, Jester, Over Bored, Xtermigator and Storm Damage.

The Women of Monster Jam:  2017 marks the most ever professional female monster truck drivers in the history of Monster Jam (12 female drivers total) – with four female drivers competing in various Anaheim events; highlighted by the youngest ever female driver (19 year old Rosalee Ramer driving Wild Flower).  Plus, the first-ever female driver “Queen of Carnage” Madusa will be making her final Anaheim appearance ever at the Feb. 11th Pit Party event as part of her Monster Jam Farewell Tour.

In addition to the world-class racing and freestyle competition action, fans can come to the stadium early to enjoy the Monster Jam® Pit Party pre-show experience – which gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close, meet the star drivers for autograph and take photos!

WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM  
       (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:  Grave Digger® driven by Adam Anderson; Max D™ driven by Neil Elliott; El Toro Loco® driven by Marc McDonald; Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw; Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm driven by Scott Buetow; FS1 Cleatus™  driven by Colt Stephens; Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten; Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer; Wild Flower driven by Rosalee Ramer; Razin Kane driven by Buddy Tompkins; Ice Cream Man driven by Roy Pridgeon; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Obsessed driven by Eric Swanson; Obsession driven by Rick Swanson                                                                                                        **Truck line-up subject to change

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM  
       (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:  Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; El Toro Loco® driven by Becky McDonough; Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier; Bounty Hunter driven by Todd Morey; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Xtermigator driven by JR McNeal; Wrecking Crew driven by Mike Thompson; Iron Outlaw driven by Mike Christensen; Rage driven by Cory Rummel; Barbarian driven by Devin Jones; Over Bored driven by Jamey Garner; Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters; Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters II       **Truck line-up subject to change

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM  
        (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:  Grave Digger® driven by Charlie Pauken; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly; Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune; Metal Mulisha driven by Todd LeDuc; Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat; Raminator driven by Mark Hall; VP Racing Fuel’s® Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell; Storm Damage driven by Tim Mente; Hurricane Force driven by Steven Thompson; Xtreme Diesel driven by Dave Radzierez; Devastator driven by Mark Schroeder; McGruff driven by Rod Wood; Hooligan driven by Gary Schott Jr.; Big Kahuna driven by Shane England                   **Truck line-up subject to change

PIT PARTY: Open from 2:30PM – 5:30PM prior to each Saturday event
Exclusive VIP Early Access to Pit Party at 1:30PM for Total Access Pass holders
**Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to                    purchase for $10 each 

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at just $25!

Tickets now on sale – all seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000; tickets are currently not available for purchase in-person at the Angel Stadium box office until a later date.

**Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

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Kikkoman Big Game House Party #KikkomanParty

Kikkoman has been following the same time-honored traditional brewing process to make soy sauce for more than 300 years. A trusted brand for soy sauce, they also offer a wide line of authentic Asian sauces and breadings, all of which are backed by the highest standards of quality that consumers have come to expect from Kikkoman.

I'll be hosting my Kikkoman Big Game House Party soon...STAY TUNED

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The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Rolls Into Torrance!

The hugely popular Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be making its first appearance in Torrance at Del Amo Fashion Center on Saturday, January 28th*
10am - 8pm. *The Cafe Truck will be parked in the courtyard; Near the AMC Theaters

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is a mobile vehicle of cuteness that offers a delicious array of Hello Kitty sweets and special goodies to fans of all ages; it has been rolling up to festivals & events across the U.S. since its official debut at Hello Kitty Con in October 2014.
The yummy treats on board the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will include a 3-piece Hello Kitty cookie set, a rainbow macaron box set that includes a surprise Sanrio character design, a 4-pack of mini cakes, and bow-shaped bottles of water. In addition to the goodies, a Hello Kitty Cafe mug, a super-cute pink Hello Kitty Cafe t-shirt and the pop icon’s signature bow headband 
will also be available to purchase. 

Stay updated about upcoming appearances and 
where to find these adorable Hello Kitty treats. 
Follow the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck on FacebookInstagram & Twitter

Based on the success of the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, Sanrio opened the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container in Irvine, CA, in July 2016 to continue to spread their message of happiness, friendship and fun through yummy goodies & beverages featuring Hello Kitty and other character friends.  The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container, located at the Irvine Spectrum Center, will be open for a year-long residency and offers a menu developed exclusively for the Cafe, and different from the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck.

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Cal Water H2O Challenge

Cal Water H2O Challenge is a project-based, environmentally-focused competition for classrooms, grades 4-6. Designed in conjunction with NAAEE, the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and Cal Water, and aligned with the Common Core State Standards and complimentary to the Next Generation Science Standards, Cal Water H2 O Challenge offers a unique opportunity for upper elementary teachers to facilitate their students’ learning of standards-based content, while developing the core understanding of environmental principles necessary to becoming science-literate citizens.
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We have lived in California for about 15years now and I have really had to learn about the serious nature of the drought here. Being from back east (Florida) we got rain nearly every day, it became second nature to me. Once we moved, I noticed the lack of rain really taking it's toll on not only our water supply but the landscape as well as the animals...coming in closer and closer to homes and business to gather what hydration they can.

With the CalWater H2O Challenge I am making sure not only our generation but my daughter's and her family will have enough in the future! We make sure to turn the tap off while we brush and use a cup in the bathroom for toothbrushing, use washer water for our garden as well as having mulch around plants and bushes to reduce how much water they need and have a rain tub for our lawn. We wait now until our laundry loads are full and only use HOT water when needed for those grimy clothes! 

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ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIX Feb. 18-19 2017

ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIX 
Celebrates The Queen Mary’s Heritage Feb. 18-19

Experience Scottish History with Traditional Highland Athletics & Dancing, Live Entertainment, Authentic Cuisine and Whisky & Beer Tastings

Festival Tickets On Sale December 15 at QueenMary.com

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIX February 18-19, 2017 from 9AM-6PM.  Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.  

Eighty-seven years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction on the Queen Mary began. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s legacy is undeniable and today the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in drumming, massed bands, darts, piping, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.

The official opening ceremonies for the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival begin with the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis on the Parade Platform. Daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Royal Scots Greys Calvary, LA and OC Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp Workshops, Story Songs by Wren of Iniquity Ensemble and many more historic reenactments.

One of the most popular competitions at ScotsFestival each year is the traditional pipe bands featuring a wide range of piping competitions, including solo, ensemble and pipe band ensemble. Crowds will gather to watch the pipe bands march together in absolute unison while playing traditional Scottish favorites likes, “Scotland the Brave” and “Amazing Grace.”

The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival hosts World Champion Scottish Highland Dancers and many internationally acclaimed athletes competing for titles in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.

Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festival goers inside the spruce goose dome. While the wee laddies and lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s knighting and coronation ceremonies, and even take part in the Wee Highland games including youth competitions in archery, potato sack races and tug o’ war.

Tickets to ScotsFestival are on sale December 15, 2016 and start at $10 online for ages 4-11 and $19 online for guests 12 and over. VIP tickets, upgrades, ticket add-ons, two-day festival passes and hotel packages will also be available. Visit http://queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/ for more details and to purchase tickets online.

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Orgain PB Protein Bars

• Orgain Organic Protein Bars are made with 10g of plant based protein
and clean, delicious ingredients.
• With less than 150 calories and 5 g of sugar, these organic snack bars
are perfect for a between-meal snack, a pre or post workout boost and
kids lunches or snacks.
• Orgain Organic Protein Bars are available in four delicious flavors,
including Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate
Chunk, and S’mores.
• Orgain Organic Protein Bars are 100% vegan, gluten free, and nonGMO.
• Orgain’s founder is a trained medical doctor and cancer survivor. These
products are made with a passion and commitment to wholesome
• A single Orgain Organic Protein Bar retails for $2.49, and a 12-pack
retails for $29.88. 

Orgain Organic Protein Bars are available at Target, Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, select Market Baskets, Kings, and online at orgain.com

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Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks Sampling

Parent-trusted for 25 years, Baby Mum-Mums are the original rice teething biscuit brand in North America. Rice biscuits have been an essential part of a baby’s diet across Asia for over a century. Today, mothers all over the world choose Baby Mum-Mum as a teething biscuit to help their baby through growing pains, fussy moments, or simply serve as a healthy snack. Free of the top 10 common allergens, Baby Mum-Mums also contain no salt, gluten, corn, or tapioca. The new and improved Baby Mum-Mums are the only teething biscuit that is fruit juice sweetened, with no high fructose corn syrup.

Our Little Taste Tester APPROVED!

Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks are teething biscuits that dissolve easily in
your child’s mouth, with no mess.

With a light texture and great taste, these oven-baked treats are
perfect for teething and make a great option for baby’s first solid food.

Made with premium Japonica rice and other simple, all natural
ingredients, Baby Mum-Mums are non-GMO, allergen-free (peanut,
tree nut, wheat/gluten, egg, soy, sulfites, and mustard-free) and do not
contain artificial additives or preservatives.

Depending on your child’s progress, you may give Baby Mum-Mums
Rice Rusks to your child as soon as he or she is ready for solid food.

Mum-Mum products can be found at Target, Toys R Us, Walgreens, Safeway, Von’s, K-Mart, Whole Foods, HEB, Kroger, and SuperValu. For a complete list, visit mummums.com/where-tobuy*Always supervise your child during feeding.
Available in conveniently wrapped two-packs, Mum-mums retail for
$2.99 to $3.49, depending on the retailer.

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Burke Williams Announces Holiday Gift Card Packages

Give the Gift of Relaxation and Receive a Gift Just for You

Packages Available Starting Black Friday

Burke Williams is pleased to introduce three special Gift Card Packages perfect for the holiday season. A luxurious selection of Burke Williams signature services are offered at an unprecedented value, and each gift purchased will include a coveted 3-Day Spa Pass as a special gift just for you. Spreading holiday cheer has never been more relaxing; pamper the ones you love while saving money with Burke Williams Gift Card Packages. 

Burke Williams Day Spas are a sanctuary for stress relief and a destination for rejuvenation. The “Introduction,” “Relaxation,” and “Transformation” Gift Card Packages offer the ultimate in relaxation and renewal at a discounted price, packages go on sale Friday, November 25 and vary slightly by spa location. With each purchase you will receive a 3-day spa pass good for three complimentary visits to the spa nearest you and 20% off services booked the same day, giving the gift of relaxation to you and the special people in your life. 

Treat the ones you love to a Burke Williams “Introduction” that includes a luxurious 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage or nourishing Spy Style Facial, and our fabulous Spa Pedicure starting at $129 (regular price $169 and up). “Relaxation” is a rejuvenating escape that offers an 80-minute Burke Williams Massage or 80-minute Spa Style Facial with peel and our Spa Pedicure starting at $179 (regular price $239 and up). 

“Transformation” For Her will allow the ladies in your life to indulge in an 80-minute Burke Williams Massage, a 50-minute Spa Style Facial, and our Spa Pedicure, starting at $279 (regular price $358 and up). “Transformation” For Him offers the special men in your life a chance to enjoy an 80-minute Deep Tissue Massage, 50-minute Men’s Facial, and a Spa Pedicure starting at $279 (regularly $368 and up). 

Spa services and pricing for the packages vary slightly per spa location and go on sale Friday, November 25. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635. Give the special someone in your life the gift of relaxation and receive a gift just for you with Burke Williams Gift Card Packages.

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Ozobot | Smart toy robots

Ozobots are small, smart toy robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds.

Evo entertains right out of the box with autonomous LED lights, sounds and movements. Evo uses Infrared Proximity Sensing to avoid obstacles and App-Enabled RC Controls to explore the world with you.

Get the Ozobot Evo app and connect with friends to use OzoChat worldwide messaging and send and receive Ozojis — 
special messages of joy, sadness, surprise 
and other emotions that Evo acts out.

Every day with Evo is different. Earn achievements to unlock new experiences in the Ozobot Evo app, from games and bot battles to 
character and content downloads.

Connect with Ozobot socially

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A2 Milk - What is the difference?

Ordinary cows’ milk contain a mix of both A1 and A2 proteins. Yet, only a2 Milk® comes from cows selected to naturally produce only A2 protein and no A1 – and that makes all the difference.

Independently published research support that the A1 protein in ordinary cows’ milk might cause discomfort in some of us. If that’s you, a2 Milk® may help. But for the unique benefits of a2 Milk® to work it needs to be the real deal – true a2 Milk®, from cows that naturally produce only the pure A2 protein and none of the A1 – nothing added and nothing taken away.

Learn more about a2 Milk and where to purchase https://a2milk.com/find

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