San Bernardino apartment complex sells for $13.3 million – in cash – Press Enterprise

The Mountain and Mountain View apartments, two 80-unit buildings in San Bernardino, were sold to an unidentified Los Angeles investor for $13.3 million in cash, according to CBRE.

The gated complex is at 2991 and 2995 Mountain Ave. and has 40 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units and 40 two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments.

Cray Carlson with CBRE represented the buyer and two different sellers who were also not identified by the brokerage.

“Despite having two different sellers, we were able to find an all-cash buyer for both properties and close the escrow in one transaction in less than a month,” Carlson said. “The buyer is rehabilitating the units and working closely with the city and tenants to change the feel of the property and surrounding areas.”

Carlson and his team, including Nick Mercurio, Tyler Provines and Paige Reiber, have closed 50 real estate sales in the city over the past six months.

Sephora at Kohl’s opened in the Beaumont store. The beauty chain is taking over makeup and other products for Kohl’s. (Courtesy of Kohl’s)

Opening of a Sephora store in Beaumont Kohl’s

A Sephora at Kohl’s has opened at 1479 E. Second St. in Beaumont.

The 2,500 square foot beauty boutique inside the retailer looks and feels like a standalone Sephora. The store is stocked with the usual inventory of Sephora brands, staffed by beauty consultants with “test and discovery areas.”

Sephora beauty brands at Kohl’s include Rare Beauty, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehl’s, Giorgio Armani, Olaplex, Clinique and Sephora Collection. Murad, Clarins, Jack Black, Living Proof, Versace and Voluspa will be added to the lineup later this spring.

The Beaumont store opening is one of 400 Kohl’s Sephora stores to open this year in the United States

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Coachella Valley is looking to hire 70 positions at an upcoming job fair. The event will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at the resort’s Special Events Center. (Courtesy of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

70 jobs available at Fantasy Springs Casino

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is looking to hire 70 employees and will host a job fair from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at its special event center.

The casino said officials will be on hand to interview applicants for positions such as restaurant server, restaurant manager, bartenders/beverage servers, cook, cashier operations, cage cashier, head banker, gambling dealers. table/floor supervisors, engineering, public safety and resort hotel openings.

Those hired will receive a $50 gift card after completing orientation, Fantasy Spring representatives said.

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Employee benefits include free meals and employee discounts on hotel, restaurant, golf and entertainment.

Moreno Valley, MVUSD Honored as Champions of Change

Think Together, a nonprofit provider of after-school and school improvement programs, named the City of Moreno Valley and Moreno Valley Unified School District as winners of this year’s Champion of Change award.

The city and school district were honored at the nonprofit’s annual Raise A Hand fundraising event held April 21.

“Think Together is so impressed with the leadership and collaboration that the City of Moreno Valley and Moreno Valley Unified encourage to serve students in their community,” said Randy Barth, founder and CEO of Think Together, in a statement. “When new investment opportunities or program innovations become available, they are the first to lead the way, paving the way for new programs that support student learning and inspire others to do the same.”

This year’s event has raised $500,000 to date for K-12 learning and after-school programs across the state.

Marisa Kutansky, director of communications and board member of the Cardenas Markets Foundation, left, presents a check for $5,000 to Maria Nickless, head of development at Olive Crest. (Courtesy of Cardenas Markets)

Cardenas Celebrates Día del Niño with Grants for Nonprofits

The Cardenas Markets Foundation celebrates Día del Niño, a child-focused Mexican tradition, on April 30 with a combined donation of $35,000 to organizations that advance and support the well-being of children.

Organizations that have received money include Children’s Fund, Olive Crest; Phoenix Children’s Hospital; University Medical Center Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas; and Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

The Ontario-based supermarket chain will also offer children’s chocolate chip cookies on demand at every store in the region, while supplies last.

Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems is celebrating its 10th year at Riverside since opening in May 2012. Crystal Pacific President of Operations Sergio Garcia, third from right, is seen here with team members. (Courtesy of Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems)


Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the West Coast subsidiary of manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, is celebrating its 10th year in Riverside since opening in May 2012.

The manufacturer launched shortly after the end of the Great Recession, buying its 116,000 square foot factory and headquarters at 1850 Atlanta Ave. in a slack period for the real estate market.

Crystal Pacific – also called Crystal California – manufactures vinyl windows and doors used in renovation and new construction by general contractors, builders and property managers in California and surrounding states.

“The last 10 years have been very exciting for Crystal Pacific as we have grown significantly in terms of sales, job creation and product lines,” said Sergio Garcia, the company’s president of operations.

Garcia said the company has moved from residential vinyl windows to manufacturing aluminum and commercial vinyl windows and doors for all types of remodeling and new construction projects.

The company has tripled the number of employees working at Riverside to 90 in the past 10 years, Garcia said.

Crystal Pacific windows are installed in the Avalon Bay Public Market development in Oakland, TownePlace Suites by Marriott at San Diego Airport, St. Bernardine Radiation Therapy Center in San Bernardino, Hyatt Place Riverside and the residential development in luxury Monticello Village in Santa Clara.

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