Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our American Family: Featuring Historic Wintersburg's Furuta Family

Operation Lighthouse Rescue

May 07, 2016
Meritage/Plaza of the States
LA International Beer Competition & Festival
LA on Tap beer festival brings the finest breweries to Fairplex, celebrating the brews of the Los Angeles International Beer Competition and kicking off Craft Beer Week
Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
Visit LA on Tap for more info.

May 06, 2016 - 07, 2016
Expo Hall 4

The West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show showcases a huge assortment of superior militaria antiques and related collectibles from all-time periods and countries

Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Not open Sunday

Adults -$8.00
Kids - $3.00
Two day entry - $10.00

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.

Visit for more information

May 05, 2016
Fairplex lower administration lot

Popular Food Truck Thursdays return through August in the lower administration lot

It's no-cook Thursday, dine in or take out

Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Free admission & parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

Me So Hungry Truck
Crepes Bonaparte
L.A. Wing Co.
Wise BBQ
Oh My Gaga
District Burger
Boba Ni Taco
Papa Fritz

Trucks are subject to change

Just click on image and print

1961 The first American in space


Originating in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest and Northwest, the American Cinco de Mayo began as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May”.
The United States Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution on June 7, 2005, calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
According to José Alamillo, professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, a 2006 study found there are more than 150 official Cinco de Mayo events across the country.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States have taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.  They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music and regional dancing, as well as school districts holding special events to educate students about its historical significance.  In the U.S., commercial interests have capitalized on the celebration advertising Mexican products and services with an emphasis on beverages, food and music.
Share your Mexican heritage and use #CincodeMayo to post on social media.
Celebrated in Mexico as a commemoration of the Mexican army’s 1861 victory France during the Franco-Mexican War. The victory occurred at the Battle of Puebla between 6,000 French troops and small, under-supplied Mexican force of 2,000 men.
The victory was not the battle that won the war, but it held great symbolism for the Mexico during the war, but is minor holiday there and is not considered a federal holiday.
There are over 1,200 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

Did you know?

In November 1909, L.G. Bumstead announced that he had purchased E. V. Caldwell’s bicycle and sporting goods shop. As illustrated by this 1911 advertisement, the shop was originally located at 133 North Euclid Avenue, and even sold and repaired motorcycles. The shop has moved several times over the years but has always remained a fixture in Ontario. Today, Bumstead Bicycles, in business for over 100 years, remains family owned and operated, dealing solely in bicycles.

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2016 State of the City: Reaching New Heights - Ontario International Airport

Date Thu, May 5, 2016
  • 11:00 PM
  • $25.00
  • All Ages
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