The 14th annual Cruizin E Street Veterans Day Parade and Car Show will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013. This year’s special guest is Maria Vidargar Bolding; who at 90 years old is one of the last remaining original carhops at the historic McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino. She came to the Inland Empire in 1925 and worked for the two McDonald brothers in 1941.
Many businesses talk about giving back to their communities. Cardenas Markets actually does so. Every year, the San Bernardino County-based grocery chain thanks the community for its patronage by inviting them, gratis, to Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway to enjoy a day filled with music and food at “Festival Cardenas.”
Entering the seventh annual festival on Sunday, attendees were greeted by workers serving generous portions of traditional Mexican pastries from elaborate displays, including a Día de los Muertos altar; a Rosca de Reyes so large it spanned several tables; and a monstrous Halloween cake decorated to look like a graveyard. The grandiosity of the food offerings matched the caliber of the entertainment lineup, which transitioned from up-and-coming artists to some of the most illustrious stars in the regional Mexican music world.