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Can you help me today?

I am working on a project with 26 amazing women. We have a goal of raising $100,000 TODAY for the Weingart Center in Los Angeles.The center assists homeless transform their lives and transition back into society. They provide housing and education for those in need. http://www.weingart.org

My group is competing as part of a women’s empowerment television show sponsored by Shellie Hunt are working with the Weingart Center, in an outreach fundraising effort – We are offering on air publicity for you or your company when you make a donation today. We have a time limit of 24 hours which ends at 10 AM Sunday morning.

Please look into your heart and take as much time as you can to: Forward to your database, Facebook this, Tweet it, etc. to as many as you can and ask them to do the same. In gratitude for you assistance we are offering tickets for free global calling, a chance to win a 7 day dream vacation of your choice of destinations, and a chance to win a spa package or golf day. Someone will be manning the phone lines @ 949-885-8858 or 562-234-1423 until 10:15 am Sunday morning – 6/26/09 You can also send an email to Cyndie@onceuponastorybooks.com or call my cell (562) 673-5777

We also have wonderful items for purchase which will result in 100% contribution to the Weingart Center.

1. A SPA TREATMENT: TREAT YOURSELF TO A SPA SERVICE AT OVER 3000 SPAS ACROSS THE NATION Use it for 30-minute massage, manicure or pedicure. Valued at $100 Starting bid is $55.00 2. A ROUND OF GOLF AT ONE OF OUR PARTICIPATING GOLF COURSES LOCATED ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA. TREAT YOURSELF TO A DAY ON ONE OF 4800 PARTICIPATING GOLF COURSES!

Valued at $120 Starting bid is $60 3.

A CARIBBEAN CRUISE 3 DAY2 NIGHT CRUISE ROUND TRIP FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FL TO NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS. Enjoy a comfortable stateroom, all onboard meals and incredible entertainment.

Valued at $600 Starting bid is $300

4. A RAMADA 2 NIGHT/3 DAY STAY VISIT LAS VEGAS, NV; SAN DIEGO, CA; PALM SPRINGS, CA; BRANSON, MI; THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII AND MORE. 3-4 Star Deluxe Ramada Plaza Resort Accommodations

Social Media Package from Moriah Diamond Includes a). Facebook page development b). One hour photo shoot c.) Video (30 second “elevator speech)

Value: $450

Provider: Moriah Diamond

Tutoring for kids 5-10 offered by Dorothy Fest, an award winning teacher. 10 hours of one on one tutoring by phone or in person (southern CA

Value: $1000

Provider: Dorothy Fest

Whole House Redesign by Home Stager Available in the Los Angeles area

Value: $1500

Provider: Kim Kapellusch

Teleconference on Grant Writing 1-2 hours of coaching

Value: $285.00

Provider: Sherita Williams 2 Hours of coaching in IT area

Value: $500.00

Personal Health Coaching 2 hours

Value: $600 Provider: Kimberly Mac

Personal Success Coaching ½ hour on conference call

Value: $150

Provider: Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

One Hour one on one Coaching on Decision Making using the Success Maker Formula™ done by author of book

Value: $500

Provider: Dr. Lynn Fox

1 hour consultation by an international coach on weight loss and hypnosis In person or on phone (depending on location)

Value: $300.00

Provider: Suzy Prudden

One Session with National Expert Shellie Hunt on how to set up or improve your business

Value: $425

Provider: Shellie Hunt

Once Upon a Story…… Independent Bookstore 3740 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814 Phone: (562) 673-5777 Fax: (800) 996-0751 Visit us on the web: http://www.OnceUponaStoryBooks.com

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June 27, 2009 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

WE LOVE LONG BEACH!

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May 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

We Love Long Beach!

We Love Long Beach is a community-building organization with a vision to know and serve the people, neighborhoods, and city of Long Beach, California.

Visit them on the web  http://welovelb.org/

March 25, 2009 at 6:11 am Leave a comment

All You Can Eat Sushi for Charity

The much anticipated grand opening of Boutique ICE Restaurant and Lounge in Long Beach is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2009.Thirty percent of the proceeds from the grand opening event will benefit the Stramski Children’s Development Center at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach.

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Doors open at 6pm and admission is $35. Guests with paid admission will enjoy various samplings of Sushi and Tapas prepared by Executive Chef Isao. The charity event is hosted by Steel Magnolias Founder, Shirley Wild and Co-Chair Emeritus Jacquie Wetenkamp. Then at 9:00pm, ICE will convert the restaurant into a posh ultra lounge, complete with multiple VIP areas. Special celebrity, Playmate appearances have been arranged by official energy drink partner, Playboy Energy Drink. Live DJs will remix club hits, top 40 and mash ups. Advanced reservations for VIP tables are recommended and there is no cover charge to enter the lounge for guests with VIP table reservations.

Executive Chef ISAO has created several unique and decadent Sushi and Tapas offerings, including their signature ICE Fire Sushi Roll. The grand opening selections served will encompass several items from both the dinner and late night menus. For reservations to the ICE Grand Opening or for VIP table reservations to the Ultra Lounge, contact ICE at 562-495-8200. Website – www.ICELB.com.

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About Boutique ICE Restaurant & Lounge ICE Restaurant and Lounge is located at 49 South Pine Avenue on the ground level of the historic Ocean Center Building. ICE Restaurant offers guests a combination of Sushi and Tapas in a decadent, social lounge atmosphere. ICE occupies 7,000 squarefeet and the location is a much needed, new highend restaurant and lounge that bridges the Pine Street scene with the Long Beach Pike. The décor at ICE is all white custom furniture made from Ostrich leather, modularArts® wall panels, cuttingedge LED lighting and a stateoftheart sound system. ICE was created to attract trendsetting clientele with a distinct style and passion for great food and atmosphere. A key element of the restaurant will be the room made of solid ICE. Currently, only two exist in the United States (Las Vegas and Orlando). Once completed, the ICE lounge will be the only one in California. Guests will be able to enjoy specialty libations inside a room with solid ice walls and ice furniture.

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About The Steel Magnolias: Steel Magnolias is a volunteer group established in 1999 with a singular mission to raise funds and to promote goodwill and the public’s awareness of the needs and services of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s Hospital. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to 50 active members. There is always a waiting list for membership. Eight of the current or past members are past recipients of the prestigious Rick Racker Women of the Year Award. Since its inception, the Steel Magnolias have raised several hundred thousands of dollars for the Stramski Development Center.

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March 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Inaugural Poster & Peace and Human Rights Poster

These beautiful posters were made with Artist Trading Cards created by the children at New City  School in Long Beach, CA. The New City School is a small public charter school, serving children in downtown Long Beach and its surrounding areas. It is a Spanish-English Dual Immersion program that focuses on social justice and community activism. The money raised from the sale of these posters will help build a much needed playground for our children. We are raising $7,500 in matching money in order to qualify for a generous grant. Your purchase not only marks a historic occasion, but also helps children surrounded by concrete have a beautiful place to play. Please consider buying these as gifts.

obama-posterThis Inaugural poster was designed from Artist Trading Cards, small pieces of art traded between people, encouraging creativity and an appreciation of artistic expression. After watching President Obama’s Inaugural speech on T.V. , the students of New City School  (aged 5 to 10) were asked to create Artist Trading Cards to show their feelings and thoughts about what they had witnessed. This poster celebrates not only a moment in our country’s history, but it also illustrates the limitless power of optimism and imagination. A copy of the poster was sent to President Obama,  along with some of the trading cards. The students are hoping that Saha and Malia will send them some in return!

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The Peace and Human Right Night Poster was also designed from Artist Trading Cards. Each year in December, The New City School commemorates the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. This year we asked our middle school students to create Artist Trading Cards on the ideas if Peace and Human Rights. They were displayed during the evening’s  celebration.  The adults in the room were so moved by their sincere messages of hope and compassion. We could only fit 50 of the cards in this poster, but we hope you will be moved as well.

These posters are on display and for sale at Once Upon a Story….

February 28, 2009 at 1:39 am Leave a comment

Independent Book Sellers on Facebook

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Join the cause on Facebook – http://apps.facebook.com/causes/27743?m=ab55de80

here is a recent post

Rob Dougherty posted an announcement to the cause Independent Book Sellers.

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There is no good news from the economic front for 2009 and to be quite honest, this has us and I am sure, many other indie book shops rather nervous. OK, here are a few things that you can do to help indies stay string.

It is up to us to make this economy strong. Do you really think that the media outlets are going to be honest and risk pissing off their major advertisers by saying that shopping local will boost our economy? The cynic that I am thinks not. Keeping your local community strong begins with keeping your money where your house is.

Want to keep your taxes lower? Shop local. Want your schools better funded? Shop local. Want your kids to grow-up in a unique and special place? Shop local. Want your police force staffed and prepared? Shop local. Want a cool place to hang out at that is unique and just yours? Shop local.

Starting a grass-roots effort can begin today.

1. Remember that the money you spend in an indie stays
local.

2. Avoid using credit cards and pay cash or use your debit
card. The fees associated with credit cards are really
painful for indie shops.

3. When making a decision to buy at a box-store, pause
before you purchase and ask yourself if the item can be
bought local.

4. Gather a few friends and walk along Main Street. Be
seen!!

5. Stay out of chain-restaurants. Most are owned by over-
seas entities and contribute nothing to your community.
Eat local.

6. I could go on and on and on

Please share this with someone and lets get this movement started!!!!

Peace

Rob

January 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

Wish Lists

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Holiday Wish Lists
Wish Lists come to IndieBound.org!
Using the new book search (see below), you can add books you want to your Wish List–and then email it to friends and family. Already a member of the IndieBound.org Community? Your Wish List page will include a list of bookstores you are a fan of, so you can ask for gifts and support your favorite indie bookstore, all at the same time. Make sure we’re on your list of favorite bookstores!

Learn how to make your own Wish List.

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Full Book Search
Search millions of books and IndieBound.org at the same time.
Now, when you search on IndieBound.org, you’ll receive two sets of results: books that match your search, and results from the IndieBound Community. Included with each book is a link to purchase it online from an independent store. Just use the IndieBound.org search in the upper right corner of the site. Each book result will give you the option of purchasing the book from a local indie bookstore!

Coming soon! Holiday e-cards
Share indie greetings with friends & family.
Animated e-cards are on their way to IndieBound.org over the next couple of weeks. Send an indie greeting to someone you love–and remind them to shop local this holiday season. We’ll be sending these out, too, so watch your inbox!

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Haven’t Yet Joined the Indie Community?
Be a part of the story.
You can make a Wish List, support your favorite stores (like us!), share indie retailers near you, and make friends with other indie fans. It’s quick and easy to sign up. Just visit http://www.indiebound.org/join to get started.

December 11, 2008 at 11:34 pm Leave a comment

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