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Black Bear Diner – Willows, California

Fantastic food. Big portions. Great service. Friendly staff. What more could you possibly ask for?

Black Bear is a chain of restaurants along the west coast with many near I-5. This one in Willows is conveniently located just of I-5, exit 603. You’ve got to try their pies… they are amazing!

Black Bear Diner is located just off I-5, exit 603 (246 North Humboldt Avenue) in Willows, California.

 

California I-5 Rest Area Full Closure on April 30th

The California Department of Transportation reports that the Randolph Collier Rest Area by Interstate 5, north of Yreka in Siskiyou County will be CLOSED from April 30th thru August 2018 due to the replacement of its water treatment system.


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Washington I-5 Rest Areas Closed for Repairs

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will be cleaning, updating landscaping, and making repairs to both the northbound and southbound Gee Creek rest areas (milemarker 11.3).

Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13: The southbound Gee Creek rest area will be closed beginning at 1:00 a.m., Monday, April 9 through 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, for annual maintenance work.
  • Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20: The northbound Gee Creek rest area will be closed beginning at 1:00 a.m., Monday, April 16 through 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, for annual maintenance work.

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The Inflatable Run & Festival Comes to Southern California in April 2018

Calling all adults with kids! Or adults who still are kids! The most unique family event ever designed will be in San Diego and Orange County in April. The Inflatable Run is a family-friendly event featuring a 1 mile-long course built of kid-friendly colorful inflatable obstacles to duck under, bounce off, climb through, and slide down. Not only that but the entire area will be packed with live music, food carts, carnival games, face painting, magic shows, inflatable Zorb balls to ride, a massive water balloon battle and fun kid’s activities. The events host approximately 5000 participants. Ideal for families, The Inflatable Run is suitable for all ages, and kids under 12 get in free!

  • San Diego
    DATE: April 14th 2018
    TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
    LOCATION: SDCCU Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
    PRICES: Kids 12 & Under Free. Adult tickets are $15 – $60

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  • Orange County
    DATE: April 21th 2018
    TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
    LOCATION: OC & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    PRICES: Kids 12 & Under Free. Adult tickets are $15 – $60

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“Everybody Loves running thru an inflatable obstacle course, right? That’s why we designed an event with inflatables that will keep your family laughing and smiling from start to finish,” said Clark Wayne, The Inflatable Run’s Event Director. “One of the best parts is that kids 12 and under can attend the event and participant in the inflatable course for free!”

As families enjoy themselves, they can feel even better knowing profits from the run will be donated to Just Care More, a charity helping at-risk youth learn life lessons thru the discovery of hobbies and passions.

ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:

  • 1 Mile / 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Face Painting & temporary tattoo booth
  • Magic Shows
  • Live Music
  • Inflatable Zorb Balls
  • Water Balloon Battle
  • Go Kart Races
  • Carnival Games
  • And Much More

For more information, visit – https://www.theinflatablerun.com


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New Lane Construction Requires Closures on I-5 in Washington

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with the I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. – Auxiliary Lane Extension construction project (mileposts 116.3 to 118.5).

Crews are building a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive.

Work Schedule: Northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive will have up to three lanes closed each night for striping:

  • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Monday, March 12, through Wednesday, March 14
  • 10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, to 5 a.m. Friday, March 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Northbound I-5 ramp closures

The following ramps will close Monday through Thursday between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., and on Friday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

  • Mounts Road on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the Mounts Road weigh station
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Center Drive (exit #118)
  • Center Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5

Southbound I-5 lane and ramp closures

  • Lane closures on southbound I-5 near Mounts Road are scheduled each night next week from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement repair. The Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

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Lane and Ramp Closures, Detours for I-5 Construction in Tacoma This Week

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction and maintenance operations on the I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road HOV Project (Mileposts 134 – 136).

This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Monday, March 12

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 13

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 14

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 15

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • All lanes of northbound I-5 will detour through the Portland Avenue interchange and across the new Puyallup River Bridge from 11:59 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Law enforcement will be at the Portland Avenue intersection to assist with traffic control.
  • The right lane of southbound SR 167 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

Friday, March 16

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Additional lane closures are scheduled each night on northbound and southbound I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road to South 56th Street.


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Expect Delays for Nighttime Construction on I-5 in Sacramento Area

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists to be prepared for nighttime construction work as emergency pavement repairs are made for the northbound and southbound directions on Interstate 5 between Elk Grove and South Sacramento.

From south of Cosumnes River Boulevard to Pocket Road Caltrans contractors will begin lane closures on Sunday, February 4 through Thursday, February 8 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the northbound direction and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the southbound direction.

Motorists are advised to prepare for traffic congestion and are encouraged to plan ahead for possible delays. Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work.

The California Department of Transportation encourages motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert”, to “Slow for the Cone Zone” and “Move Over” whenever it is safe to do so when amber or flashing lights indicate the presence of highway workers or emergency personnel on the roadway.


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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-5 Construction in Tacoma This Week

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction in the Tacoma area this week. This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Monday, February 5 

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 6

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 7

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 8

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, February 9

  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Additional lane closures are scheduled each night on northbound and southbound I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road to South 38th Street and on eastbound SR 16 to northbound I-5.

Long-term ramp closure:

The southbound I-5 ramp to SR 7 is closed around the clock into winter 2018. Drivers who use the SR 7 ramp are being detoured using northbound I-705, the SR 509 interchange and southbound I-705. During the closure, crews are reconstructing the ramp so it matches the new alignment of I-5. Crews are also building permanent retention ponds, installing drains and electrical components, and advancing work on the McKinley Way overpass.


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Record-Breaking Innovations Highlight New Rides and Attractions Coming to Six Flags Parks in 2018

Six Flags Entertainment Company, the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced the most spectacular lineup of world-record breaking roller coasters, rides and first-of-its-kind attractions in its 56-year history, debuting at Six Flags parks from coast to coast for the 2018 season. Six Flags is recognized throughout the world as a leader in innovation—pioneering a long list of industry firsts, including the world’s first hybrid roller coaster and North America’s first virtual reality (VR) coasters. Nobody delivers thrills like Six Flags and next season the thrills are taller, faster and BIGGER than ever.

“Many of the rides and attractions we are introducing are ‘world’s firsts’ and record breakers as we deliver fun-packed innovation at the highest level. Innovation is in our DNA and our guests expect and deserve one-of-a-kind experiences when they visit our parks,” said Six Flags Chairman, President and CEO Jim Reid-Anderson. “Our strategy of providing something new in every park, every year, continues to delight our guests and has resulted in attendance growing to over 30 million guests annually.”

Six Flags, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, is launching a thrilling collection of new rides and attractions themed after the most famous Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the world. Here’s what’s coming to a Six Flags near you…

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Take a Winter Getaway and Discover Why Seattle is a Cultural Hotspot

The fourth annual Seattle Museum Month, running February 1-28, 2018, offers downtown Seattle hotel guests 50 percent off the admission price to participating museums and cultural institutions. To see the full list of participating museums, guests can visit the Seattle Museum Month website at seattlemuseummonth.com.

A Seattle winter getaway in February is the perfect opportunity to visit Seattle’s most fun and diverse museums. New this year to Seattle Museum Month are the Tacoma Art Museum and the Seattle Children’s Museum, in addition to returning museums including Seattle Art Museum, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

These discounts are only valid for guests staying at one of the participating hotels, up to four people, during hotel stay dates. Visitors must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts.

“The Alexis hotel along with the three other Kimpton hotels in the city excitedly welcome the return of Seattle Museum Month,” said Tom Waithe, Regional Vice President of Kimpton Hotels, Pacific Northwest and Mountain Regions. “We have seen a tremendous surge in winter weekend visitor interest to the city when there’s opportunity to explore and save at so many venues. Our hope is that this year Seattle Museum Month is the best ever, and the program continues to grow and develop in the years ahead.”

“Seattle Museum Month provides visitors with an opportunity to discover Seattle’s unique traditions of innovation and ingenuity by exploring the most important cultural organizations in the region,” says Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). “MOHAI is happy to participate in this exciting program that shares the best our city has to offer.”

Since the launch of Seattle Museum Month in 2015, the program has established itself as the perfect winter retreat for anyone, of all ages, to experience Seattle’s unique and engaging museum collection, spanning arts, history, heritage, pop culture, natural history, aviation, and more.

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.


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