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Holiday News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 24

Dress on a Dime presents a 4-day women’s consignment event, taking place at 248 Pine Ave. on Dec. 6-9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and featuring new and gently used name brand clothing, shoes and accessories at up to 90% off original retail. Dress on a Dime is LA County’s largest women’s consignment event. They carry over 15,000 items, all merchandised for an easy-shopping experience. More details about event or Dress on a Dime visit

Fern’s Garden of Belmont Shore announces the arrival of this season’s flock of “Santa-Mingos,” those irresistible lawn flamingos sporting Santa suits. A surprise hit last season, the flamingos are one of thousands of artisan gift items made in the U.S.A. Other new arrivals include bike chain bracelets, bike chain bottle openers, wood cut artisan night lights and glass magnetic letters. Fern’s Garden is located on 2nd Street at Glendora. Call (562) 434-6425.

Exotic House of Jerky is a fabulous quaint and cozy shop located in Shoreline Village. Offering the best quality, best tasting, all natural jerky. They offer everything from beef or turkey jerky to more exotic options like kangaroo, buffalo, wild boar or venison, even vegetarian and fish jerky. Something for everyone, even your four-legged friend. Complement your jerky with one of over 50 rare exciting nostalgic sodas. Variety packs make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free shipping on orders over $30. Visit or call (888) 95-JERKY.

The Undershirt, a Signal Hill-based logo apparel company may be just the place to consider doing some of your holiday shopping this year. They also sell blank apparel, plush throws/blankets, cashmere pashminas, tote bags, luggage, backpacks, bamboo nightshirts and other unusual items. Beat the holiday crush, and shop locally, with personalized customer service and discounted prices. The Undershirt also carries names like American Apparel, Ogio, Nike, Columbia and other trend setting brands. Visit or call (562) 426-8939.

T-Mobile at 4545 E. Pacific Coast Highway invites you to make a child smile this holiday season. They are an official drop-off location for the Toys 4 Tots organization. Come stop by & drop off unwrapped gifts in their gift box now through Dec. 5. If you are already a T-Mobile customer then bring in a $10 toy through 12/5/12 and receive a free accessory with upgrade/activation on sale priced Samsung Smartphones. They hope to collect 150 toys this year.


The Catalina Island Conservancy offers one of the best ways to see the natural beauty of the Island with its Jeep Eco Tour. Now is the best time to see the Island. Early spring rains carpets its rugged mountains and valleys with a pallet of green highlighted by patches of brilliantly colored wildflowers. Experience bison in the wild, plus the irresistible Catalina Island fox. Click on, to discover the rich biodiversity of Catalina Island.

Harbor Breeze Cruises now has its 21+ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Open Bar Cruise for sale! Daily cruises include 2-2.5 hour gray whale and dolphin tours as well as 45 minute sightseeing harbor cruises. Open every day out of the year except Christmas Day. Cruises depart from dock #2 in Rainbow Harbor. Harbor Breeze can also offer boat charters for your special event. Contact Harbor Breeze Cruises at, or (562) 983-6880 for more information.

Greyhound introduces Greyhound Express, a premium non-stop service between major cities. Featuring a modern fleet, all travelers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, extra legroom and everyday fares as low as $1. For longer distance travel needs, travelers can easily connect to Greyhound’s established network of more than 3,800 destinations across North America. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, call 1-800-231-2222 or visit

Las Vegas is the most electrifying destination to ring in 2013 with spectacular and stunning experiences up and down The Strip. Las Vegas will play host to a series of fabulous soirees, heart-pounding nightclub parties and concerts with A-list performers. America’s Party will also have one of the largest pyrotechnic firework shows in the world. Holiday travelers and revelers can book their 2013 celebration by visiting

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is offering gift certificates – just in time for the holidays – to make gift giving easy. The certificates can be sold in any amount and used toward over 400 classes for ages pre-school to senior citizen including art, music, dance, career enrichment, cooking, language, fitness and sports. They may also be used to make your next party or special event a memorable occasion or pay for parking. The gift certificates are for sale at the reservations office at 2760 Studebaker Rd. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: (562) 570-3111.

4th Street Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-8 p.m. along 4th (from Cherry to Junipero Aves.). Support neighborhood shops during this holiday. Sustain the merchants who live in your community. Keep your hard-earned dollars working in your immediate area. And, you’ll be giving something one-of-a-kind. Info: