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Holiday Tree Lighting

December 5th, 2017

Tonight, December 5th, 2017, will be an extraordinary evening; and the City of San Gabriel invites you and your family. This cheerful evening starting from 6pm will be the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony where all the holiday splendor begins. It is a time when the whole community gathers at Plaza Park to enjoy the mood and have great fun. The party will kick off at 6pm with talented students from various local schools entertaining everyone with all-time holiday classic melodies.

At the Tree Lighting Ceremony, you can start off the evening with a warm drink as you mingle to catch up with others in the community. It is a great time to reconnect old friendships while sparking new ones. With the spirit of the holidays, don’t forget to bring a gift for the ‘Spark of Love’ drive. This unwrapped gift will go a long way in making a difference for those in need. The climax of the ceremony will be at 7pm when the lights are turned on to brighten Plaza Park with great majesty. The lighting of the holiday trees is always a magical experience.

Bring all your children along because Santa is sure to be there. In his classic fire truck, Santa will only be too eager to meet all the children as he greets all with great cheer. Don’t worry about dinner because you are covered. There will be food trucks on the site from as early as 5pm to 8:30pm. It will be an awesome time to enjoy some of your favorite delicacies while surrounded by the holiday spirit of love and joy. Border Grill and Slamming Sliders are among the vendors who will be available to serve you.

Remember, this event is free to all who attend. It is proudly sponsored by the City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Women’s Foundation. For more info on the tree lighting, visit the City of San Gabriel’s website: http://www.sangabrielcity.com/208/Holiday-Tree-Lighting.

This area is a melting pot for many different cultures. Living here gives residents access to many amenities and attractions. From performing arts to museums and libraries, many people find the San Gabriel Valley to be a haven for pleasant living.

The Olson Company is pleased to offer a new collection of upscale urban townhomes in Temple City, Blossom Walk. Let us help you to find the home of your dreams in this wonderful area with a great community. http://blossomwalkhomes.com/contact-us/

EAT ART Open Mic at Book Show

November 30th, 2017

Have you been to Highland Park in northeast LA? This historic community is rapidly becoming one of the trendiest places in all of SoCal when it comes to arts and academics. In Highland Park, you will come across many unique museums, galleries, boutiques and eclectic eateries. In Highland Park you never know when you just might meet and talk with various authors, filmmakers, photographers, independent venturists, and musicians.

The upcoming open mic event at Book Show, located at 5503 N Figueroa St, provides a rare opportunity for those who love short stories, poems, zine, spoken words and other forms spoken arts. Either go to watch the performers, or signup yourself to present your best storytelling!

The show will be held tomorrow evening, December 1, 2017, from 8:00 to 9:30 PM. Performances are limited to around 5 minutes each. This event will be hosted by Sabrina Dropkick with EAT Art. By attending this show, you’ll be supporting speakers and authors who will be showcasing their talents.

Lots of street parking is available naerby, including metered parking on the street and a public metered lot about a block away. There is a stop on the Metro Gold Line just a few blocks away. The venue is surrounded by many great eateries, and also there are many happening bars and other entertainment options just up the street, so come out and make an evening of this great opportunity! Full details about the open mic event can be found here: http://happeninginhighlandpark.com/events/eat-art-open-mic-at-book-show/2017-12-01/.

When it comes to entertainment, Highland Park is among the hippest places around with something for everyone. You’ll find many restaurants and bars located along the streets of Highland Park. The dining establishments here present eclectic dishes from several different cultures such as Italian, French, Latino and Vietnamese, among many others. On Figueroa Street, you’ll also come across excellent traditional Mexican restaurants along with a variety food trucks. Following a great dinner, the climax of entertainment in Highland Park is the unparalleled nightlife. From craft cocktails to microbrews, ping pong to local sports action, and smooth jazz to rowdy rhythm and blues, there are many spots where you can grab a cold drink and enjoy the action with friends.

With the current economic boom that is taking place at Highland Park due to so many people coming into the area, the value of many of its homes have been appreciating recently. The Olson Company is pleased to offer unique new contemporary townhomes at Fig & Fifty Walk, located at 118 S Avenue 50 near Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Give us a shout and explore all that is so vibrant and exciting at Fig & Fifty Walk! http://www.figandfiftywalk.com/contact-us/

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

November 28th, 2017

Fig & Fifty Walk is an up and coming community of modern upscale townhomes situated at the heart of the legendary Figueroa Corridor in Highland Park. This new community features an ultra-modern architectural design, both inside and out, which makes for a refreshing change of pace. You will love the trendy and hip feel of this iconic northeast LA neighborhood, and your new townhome will give you easy access to all the best that Highland Park can offer.

All of the townhomes at Fig & Fifty Walk are equipped with environmentally friendly systems, helping to reduce your environmental footprint and save on energy costs. Each new townhome features 14.0/14.5 SEER gas forced air heating systems with MERV 8 filters. The windows are built with a dual glazed Milgard bronze construction and incorporate the use of low-e glass. Carbon monoxide detectors, automatic fire sprinklers, recessed flush LED lighting, and efficient ceiling and external wall insulation are all included with your new townhome at Fig & Fifty Walk. Low-voc interior paint and energy star certified household appliances are also standard with every new Olson Home.

The kitchens of the townhomes at Fig & Fifty Walk are a beauty to behold, and are fitted with the very best appliances and fixtures. These include quartz crafted solid surface countertops, modern cabinetry made with a textured white melamine material, and customizable shelving. In addition, 30” stainless steel slide-in gas ranges, microwave/hood combos, and 3 cycle dishwashers are included. Faucets feature a modern chrome construction and include single handle pull-outs.

The living spaces of the townhomes in this exquisite Highland Park residential community are equally impressive as well. All of them come with vinyl plank flooring, with the exclusion of the bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. The bedrooms include cable TV pre-wiring, with the master bedroom being pre-wired for CAT5e, which is also made available in the kitchen. The living rooms also feature universal network pre-wiring.

There are numerous personalized upgrades available at your choice. Some of these include appliance upgrades, customized cabinetry finishes and door style options. Kitchen under-cabinet task lighting, extra storage cabinets and window covering options are also available.

Fig & Fifty Walk is mere steps away from the trendy York Boulevard, which is famed for its magnificent boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. Come out to Highland Park to experience all the buzz and excitement that so many authors, performers, and other artists have come to love. Reach out to us today to discover why a new townhome at Fig & Fifty Walk may be the perfect place for you to call home! http://figandfiftywalk.com/contact-us/

Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

November 23rd, 2017

Find Your Own Dream Home in South Anaheim!

Have you been out to our welcome center at Tapestry Walk? The next time you are in South Anaheim, be sure to check out this new gated residential community that is beautifully situated among streets which are adorned with tasteful landscaping. Comprised of 3 story townhomes, Tapestry Walk has been designed for individuals, couples, and families in search of comfortable living that is within easy reach of so many fascinating activities in SoCal. These fashionable townhomes integrate both traditional as well as contemporary architectural features, characterized by sleek silhouettes, stylish archways, and tiled roofing.

The upscale townhomes of Tapestry Walk feature a Spanish architectural style. The front entry doors are of a 2-panel square construction and come with exquisite aged bronze hardware. Functional yet attractive steel sectional garage doors are among the many unique design features of every townhome in this community.

Tapestry Walk by Olson Homes offers a wide variety of personalization packages. These include upgraded appliances, countertops together with various backsplash options, extra electric and data outlets, and flatscreen TV prewiring. Home theater sound, security and intercom systems, and extra cabinet storage options are also available, not to mention many others.

In terms of floor plans, you can choose from 11 different options according to your needs and preferences. These range from plan 1A/1C which features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and up to 1,300 square feet, to plan 6D which comes with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and covers around 1,717 square feet. A sense of community is fostered by the spacious community pool, among many other things at Tapestry Walk. Residents can enjoy relaxing and socializing with neighbors in the community at any time.

This South Anaheim gated community is located within very close proximity of some of this area’s top entertainment, shopping, and dining attractions. This, of course, includes the world famous Disneyland Park and resort, along with the Honda Center, Anaheim Stadium and the Outlets at Orange. You and your family can always be assured of having plenty of opportunities to explore all of Orange County’s finest attractions at your leisure.

Tapestry Walk is within easy access to many public transportation stops and several major freeways in the area. As you can see, this gated South Anaheim residential community may be exactly what you have been searching for in finding your true dream destination. So, why don’t you make the smart move of giving us a call at (562) 370-9543 today! You can also fill out our contact form and we will get back to you promptly with a personal reply, we look forward to hearing from you! http://www.tapestrywalk.com/contact-us/

Tips for Thanksgiving at Disneyland

November 21st, 2017

Thanksgiving is a cherished traditional holiday in the United States, bringing many families together. However, going to Disneyland may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Thanksgiving Day. Still, deciding to spend Thanksgiving at Disneyland may just prove to be an excellent idea for a unique experience for your family. Here is a brief review of what you can expect.

There is erroneous misconception that Thanksgiving at Disneyland doesn’t attract big crowds as everyone is only interested in having good times with their families at home. Yet, the park here is typically busy throughout the whole week of this celebration, including on Thanksgiving Day. Generally speaking, the week before Thanksgiving up to the weekend that follows is one of the most hectic periods of the year at this theme park. With the return of the Believe in Magic fireworks show, along with other events, Thanksgiving Day is bound to be exhilarating at Disneyland.

There are many things you could do on Thanksgiving at Disneyland this year. To begin with, you may wish to visit the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel to enjoy the resident pianist’s performance of Christmas tunes. In the upstairs alcoves you can relax by the fireplace and spend quality time with your family. On the other hand, you may like to witness the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln show and listen to the profound wisdom of this great historic president.

There are numerous restaurants to be found in Disneyland, Disney Adventure, and the rest of the Disneyland Resort, many of which will be offering special Thanksgiving dinner menus. For the most part, these will include variations of classic Thanksgiving dishes such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry dressing to name but a few. At the same time, there are two unique Thanksgiving at Disneyland dining experiences you may wish to consider. One of these is the Harvest Buffet which is hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the famous Disneyland Hotel. Another is the Wine Country Feast, held at Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. For those on a tight budget, there are a number of low cost restaurants in Disneyland, including the Plaza Inn and the Carnation Café, both of which are expected to offer basic Thanksgiving menus like slow roasted turkey.

Tom Bricker has put together an excellent article listing several tips for visiting Disneyland at Thanksgiving. The full article can be found on the Disney Tourist Blog here: http://www.disneytouristblog.com/thanksgiving-disneyland-dinner-tips/.

Holiday traditions with your family are among the many benefits of owning a home at Tapestry Walk in South Anaheim. Check out our full site for more info, and contact us today so we can answer all your questions. http://www.tapestrywalk.com/contact-us/

42nd Annual Turkey Trot

November 16th, 2017

All roads lead to Vincent Lugo Park for the San Gabriel Turkey Trot! The 42nd annual edition of the Turkey Trot will be held on this Saturday, November 18th. Registration begins at 6:00 am at the Girl Scout building within Vincent Lugo Park. Then, at 7:00 am, both the 10k run and the 5k walk events will kick off. The 5k race starts at 7:25 am, and the Turkey Trot 1k  youth run commences at 8:15 am. Award ceremonies will take place in between races along with raffle drawings.

This annual event is one of the highlights of the Thanksgiving Day festivities in San Gabriel and it always attracts a big number of participants. The race is open for all and is now dubbed as this city’s healthiest and most fascinating family oriented event of the year. It is important to note that all the proceeds obtained from this race are ultimately used by the community to improve its various youth programs.

Besides the races, this year’s Turkey Trot will include a raffle drawing, medals for all who complete the courses, t-shirts and free refreshments. The top 3 finishers in each of the 9 age categories will also be awarded with a special medal. All of the 1st place finishers will each be rewarded with a gift card for a plump turkey.

The organizers of this San Gabriel Thanksgiving season family event encourage as many participants as possible to attend this run. Volunteers are welcome to help make the event a success and spaces are available for those who wish to host a booth. For more information, please feel free to get in touch with the San Gabriel City’s Community Services department by phone at (626) 305-2875, or email James Lara at jlara@sgch.org. More details on the Turkey Trot are available in the City of San Gabriel’s website here: http://www.sangabrielcity.com/530/Turkey-Trot.

Blossom Walk, a new contemporary community of modern townhomes by The Olson Company, is conveniently located near the San Gabriel Valley in Temple City. Offering a true neighborhood feel, Blossom Walk’s Spanish colonial architectural style helps to accentuate the warmth of the primary courtyard which provides a welcoming ambience.  Including everything from the traditional townhomes to single-family detached homes and carriage units, the unique variety and open floor plans at Blossom Walk are constructed to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Reach out today and one of our friendly staff will help you to find the home of your dreams! http://blossomwalkhomes.com/contact-us/.

Blossom Walk Community Spotlight

November 14th, 2017

Being one of the most highly sought after enclaves of modern townhomes in the entire San Gabriel Valley, Blossom Walk is a slice of heaven for those who admire scenic beauty as well as historic grandeur. This community is nestled in the western San Gabriel Valley at Temple City, CA, located at 5661 McCulloch Avenue. The Olson Company takes pride by how quickly our residents fall in love with the modern amenities and personalization options that come with owning a new home at Blossom Walk!

Blossom Walk is conveniently situated near many of the best shopping, eateries, and entertainment venues in the San Gabriel Valley. Close access to major freeways, including the 10, 605 and 210, allows for an easy commute to employment centers for residents of this community. Not only does living at Blossom Walk give you all of the San Gabriel Valley within your grasp, it also helps you to maintain a healthy close connection to nature. If you ever want to get away from the busy urban life for a respite, you can take a trip to the San Gabriel mountains, relax at the LA Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, or unplug at a picnic in the Santa Anita Canyon.

Blossom Walk features energy efficient, healthy homes with diverse floor plans. In addition to a private spacious master suite, homeowners at Blossom Walk enjoy a well-stocked and brilliantly designed kitchen, extra bedrooms with secondary baths, and tastefully designed living areas. There is no need for you to have to wire your own cable TV, CAT5e voice, or the universal network in the living area, because we take care of all of that for you! Also, every new townhome at Blossom Walk comes complete with a number of excellent features, such as energy star appliances, automatic fire sprinklers, and highly functional intercom and security systems to help make your new home a place where you and your family can feel very safe and secure.

You will experience the very best blending of the old and the new at Blossom Walk. Modern amenities along with classic, elegant designer selections, which are available with every new townhome, contribute to the warm ambience feel of every Olson Home. The townhomes in this exquisite community will not last forever, so be sure to give us a call at (562) 370-9541. Our friendly staff will answer any questions that you may have. Check out our website to explore the many floor plans and excellent features that Blossom Walk has to offer, and contact us today so we can help you realize the dream of home ownership in a new townhome by The Olson Company! http://blossomwalkhomes.com/contact-us/

Olive Walks Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday November 18th!

November 13th, 2017

The Olive Walk’s Model Grand Opening is happening Saturday, November 18th! Come out to tour the beautiful new model home and learn all about this exceptional new community in La Mirada!

Stop by between 11:00 am & 2:00 pm to enjoy lunch from The Grilled Cheese Truck and music.

Olive Walk will offer up to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and up to approximately 2,200 square feet.

For more information on Olive Walk please call 562-370-9514.

Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

November 9th, 2017

Ventana Walk is a bustling new residential community of modern upscale urban townhomes situated beautifully in Santa Ana. This new community by Olson Homes effectively blends the comforts of contemporary interior design with the timeless elegance of Spanish architectural style. You will appreciate the tight-knit community feel, with quiet streets and vibrant communal gathering areas where residents can mingle and get to know each other. This community is located within close proximity of downtown Santa Ana. Residents of Ventana Walk can easily access the numerous stores, shops, restaurants and other amenities in Santa Ana and all of Orange County.

When it comes to interior features and fittings, all homes by The Olson company are well renowned for their energy-efficient and healthy townhome units. Some of the highlights at Ventana Walk include space saving tankless water heaters, 14.5 SEER gas forced air heating systems incorporating MERV 8 filters, and heating and air conditioning units with digital customizable thermostats. Water efficient toilets and faucets, carbon monoxide detectors, and low-voc interior paint are also among the many healthy features of these townhomes.

Ventana Walk homes are characterized with classic furnished living spaces that offer designer carpeted flooring options. These townhouses come with tasteful private master suites as well. These suites feature the very best in modern comforts that you could ever hope for. These include contemporary white thermo-foil cabinetry, cultured marble dual vanities, and fiberglass subway tiled 3-way shower stalls among many others. The master suites feature spacious bedrooms with convenient walk-in closets.

On the other hand this residential community, in the highly sought after location of Santa Ana, elegantly integrates a wonderful Spanish courtyard architectural style in the exterior detailing of its townhomes. Each of them comes with 6 panel front entry doors incorporating elegant aged bronze hardware. The white garage doors are made of a ranch-style sectional construction.

As for floor plans, Ventana Walk provides 5 different options. These range from units with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths which cover 1,378 square feet of living space, to townhomes with as many as 4 bedrooms and 3 baths that span 2,129 square feet. So, there is something for everyone here, from the career minded individual or couple to the growing family.

Your new dream home is awaiting you at Ventana Walk! One of our trained agents will be happy to assist you and answer all of your questions. Homes here are selling fast, so be sure to reach out today! http://www.ventanawalk.com/contact-us/

Orange County Sales & Professional Career Fair and Job Fair

November 7th, 2017

This year’s Orange County Sales and Professional Career Fair and Job Fair will be held, the 7th of November 2017, at the Santa Ana Marriott Airport location at 8 MacArthur Place. This event will start at 11:30 am and will continue until 2:00 pm. This is a specialized career fair that offers an excellent platform for jobseekers to participate in face to face interviews with numerous decision makers from leading companies throughout the area. Attendance to this career fair is open to all, including entry level, new graduates and experienced professionals.
The distinctive format of this Orange County job fair has been designed to allow participants to be able to make favorable impressions on the hiring managers in attendance. This can go a long way in helping career minded individuals to interact and engage directly with those who are hiring now.
Compared to submitting an application on the career pages of these firms or through online job boards, attending a career fair such as this is more likely to result in quick employment. If you plan to go, be sure to bring at least 12 copies of your professional resume. The dress code for attending the Orange County Sales and Professional Career Fair and Job Fair is professional dress.
Registration for the job fair can be done online or in person at the event. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite’s page here: https://www.diversitycareergroup.com/event/orange-county-sales-professional-career-fair-and-job-fair-november-7-2017/.
While you are in Santa Ana for the career fair, be sure to stop by the welcome center for Ventana Walk, a new community of upscale urban townhomes brought to you by Olson Homes. Located at 1506 W. 1st Street in Santa Ana, our welcome center is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Give us a call at (562) 370-9545 or reach out through our website: http://www.ventanawalk.com/contact-us/.