Duane and Kelly Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award – Historic Hotels of America

Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels, presented the 2017 Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award to Duane and Kelly Roberts, owners of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. This prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 2017 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony & Gala This award is presented to individuals who are dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of legendary historic hotels over many years.

The iconic AAA Four Diamond Mission Inn Hotel & Spa expanded from its humble 1876 beginnings as quaint adobe boarding house and blossomed into a full-service hotel in the early 1900s thanks to California’s economic citrus boom and warm weather attracting wealthy travelers from the East Coast and Europe. The Inn has played host to U.S. Presidents, celebrities and served as the setting in many Hollywood productions.

After changes of ownership, bankruptcies and near demolition, the hotel earned National Historic Landmark status in 1977, officially closing in 1985 before the Roberts immediately sought to revive it. After seven years and a $55 million renovation, they re-opened the hotel in December 1992. Since its relaunch, Duane & Kelly Roberts have been leaders in preserving, strengthening and honoring California and National cultural and heritage treasures.

The Roberts have created annual traditions such as the iconic Festival of Lights – created 25 years ago as a free gift to give back to the community and to share the beauty and history of The Mission Inn attracting hundreds of thousands of people – and Festa del’ Amore celebrates love and romance the entire month of February.

The Roberts serve on several boards such as the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation; members of the Fox Riverside Theater Foundation Board of Trustees; Board of Directors for the Mission Inn Foundation; the Mary S. Roberts Foundation and much more.

Duane and Kelly continue to preserve and enhance their beloved hotel. The hotel is currently undergoing a $5 million renovation of guestrooms, restaurants and public space.

William “Rusty” Bailey
Mayor of Riverside, CA
Riverside’s Renaissance began with The Mission Inn. Riverside was no only the center of citrus horticulture but a resort region. The Inn attracted winter-bound tourists who spent months at a time. Riverside was the wealthiest city per capita by 1895. As the city prospered, so did the Inn which became favored by US Presidents, royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood stars. It was where the first World Affairs Conference convened, where artists would stay to be inspired. In the 60s, the hotel began to decay after being neglected, the city was no longer the center of the economic hub it once was. The beginning of Riverside’s revival began with Duane and Kelly Roberts purchasing The Mission Inn in 1992. The city is once again booming because of leaders like the Roberts.

John A. Russo
City Manager of Riverside
President of the League of California Cities 2002-03
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa helped create the city of image of Riverside. The Raincross symbol began with Frank Miller after he patented for the Inn. The symbol has been identified with Riverside since 1907 and used extensively throughout the city, freeways, architecture, street signs, etc. The Mission Inn is designated as the city’s #1 landmark. In 1995, the city renamed a section of Seventh Street Mission Inn Avenue.

John F. Tavaglione
Riverside County Supervisor – 2nd District
The Mission Inn has had a huge impact on Riverside county with the many business that convene there, the tourists staying at the Inn bringing in occupancy tax, booming business that the Inn brings to the local community by sourcing from local Riverside businesses. The Inn’s rising success has also assisted with the county’s growth and new business moving to the region such as Amazon, Skechers, Aldi, and the California Air Resource Board. The Inn’s Festival of Lights brings $42 million economic impact to the region alone. The Roberts contribution goes far beyond the Mission Inn and they have impacted the entire community.

General Richard D. Roth
California State Senator, District 31
The Mission Inn has become an icon not only for the city, but for the state of California. The Mission Inn is one of the few hotels in California with the National Landmark status. It has become the center of political events, fundraisers, gatherings, weddings, meetings, etc for the region. The hotel continues to win national awards each year, bringing in new visitors from out of state and internationally to see and experience this amazing piece of history.

Cindy Roth
President and CEO, The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa began the annual tradition of the Festival of Lights 25 years ago when Duane & Kelly purchased the hotel. The event has grown in size every year since. This past year brought over 75,000 people to the switch-on ceremony and hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown during the six-week long event. Last year had a $47 million economic impact to the region. The Roberts have been heavily involved the chamber. Because of their contributions, the chamber named the building after Duane Roberts.

Shelby & Steve Viewing their Wedding Video Highlight Film ~ Mission Inn & Loft 84 in Riverside, CA

It is a rare pleasure for us to watch one of our great wedding couples as they watch their wedding film for the first time. This time was extra special because Steve and Shelby let us film them as they watched their Wedding Video Highlight Film at the site of their wedding reception…Loft 84. It was so cool to watch them laugh and cry at the same time.

It was a true privilege to work alongside some really fantastic wedding vendors.
Ceremony Location
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave  Riverside, CA 92501

Reception Location
Loft 84  3840 Lemon St.  Riverside, CA 92501

Imagery Concepts

Heather Baguyo
Willow Tree Weddings
Wedding & Event Coordinator
(909) 894-8497

Disc Jockey
Local Boy

Wedding Flowers
Riverside Mission Florist

Wedding Gown
Eve of My Lady

Late Night Snack
In-N-Out Food Truck

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Grand Opening Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles Downtown “Behind the Scenes”

The newest addition to luxury hospitality in downtown Los Angeles has arrived! On Friday, June 23, 2017 InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hosted its Grand Opening Party. More than eight hundred guests, including city and state officials, dignitaries, business leaders, influencers and tastemakers all enjoyed a first look at this groundbreaking new property. The hotel is the tallest building west of Chicago with 73 stories rising 1,100 feet above street level.

Go “Behind the Scenes” for a look at some of the details involved in planning and executing an event this grand. Featured in this film are Krystal Moreno, Director of Social Catering and Amy Funke, Director of Marketing and Communication at InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Downtown along with David Merrell, CEO & Creative Director of AOO Events.

This event was years in the making and the vision combined with the planning, staffing, entertaining, feeding and documenting this event took many hours of coordination by some of the most gifted people in the event industry.

At 1,100 feet and the tallest building west of the Chicago, the L.A. skyscraper is hard to miss.
With a sweeping roofline, it stands out by day among the flat tops of its tall rivals and at night is illuminated with an ever-changing colored light show.

Changing the Los Angeles skyline and framed by Korean Airline’s logo is the 73-story building that houses the InterContinental Hotel, several floors of office space and five restaurants.

Yang-Ho Cho who heads Korea’s Hanjin Group, Korean Airlines largest shareholder, celebrated the grand opening of the skyscraper with parties and a show of the building’s dancing LED lights visible for miles. “The Wilshire Grand is a new tent pole for Los Angeles,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti a few days before it opened.

The InterContinental has 889 rooms. Guests check in on the 70th floor, in front of floor-to-ceiling windows where blocks of the city can be seen far below. There is a 24-hour cafe and a French steakhouse on the 71st floor. The curved glass top reflects the shape of one of California’s most famous rock formations, Half Dome in Yosemite.

Venue – InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Downtown – https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/los-angeles/laxhc/hoteldetail
Event Designers – AOO Events – http://aooevents.com/
Audio Visual Services – PSAV – http://www.psav.com/
Videography – Godfather Films – https://GodfatherFilms.com/

Pain Management Kaiser Permanente – Riverside, California

Pain can be scary, frustrating, and overwhelming. Take action against pain.

We all have aches and pains from time to time. But if you have chronic pain, you probably experience pain that changes how you live every day. You – and your doctor – might not even know what’s causing your pain. 

Whatever the cause, your pain is real. Chronic pain is not in your head, and it is not a sign of weakness.

If you’ve tried pain management before with poor results, you might feel hopeless. But there are some things you can do today to start feeling better and take control of pain.

We’ll show you how to safely use alternative pain treatments, medications, pain management classes and counseling, and at-home options to begin feeling like yourself again.

Begin by learning more about some of the causes of chronic pain, and how to talk to your doctor about what you’re feeling.

Non-drug therapy and alternative treatments can help you manage pain through movement, body work, supplements, and surgery. These work best when you care for yourself properly at home, and add medication as needed. You may find an increase in your pain when you start therapy but this usually gets better.

Celebrating 25 Years in Motion at Harvard-Westlake Community

An evening celebrating 25 years of the Harvard Westlake community at the Harvard Westlake Middle School Campus. The evening featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation in the Saperestein Theater. Hosted by Julia Boorstin 96 and Bill Whitaker p’06 ’08 featuring members of the Harvard Westlake Community.

This fabulous event included dinner and dancing under the stars for 1200 hundred people and was planned and coordinated by Mary Dann, Luxury Travel and Event Planning.
Watch the Behind the Scenes video at https://vimeo.com/222703120

La Sierra University Promotional Film

La Sierra University Graduates Largest Class in School’s History 2017 – Highlight Film

06/20/2017 – Author: Darla Martin Tucker
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Early on the morning of June 18, before the heat of the day set in, long lines of black-robed graduates, many adorned with colorful leis and graduation caps, stood on the upper mall of La Sierra University’s campus waiting for the organ’s resounding strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to begin at 8 a.m.

“It doesn’t seem real,” said Kaitlyn Witherby, a management and marketing double major as she stood in line with her classmates. “I’m excited, nervous, but mostly excited,” said chemistry and Spanish major Caleb Flores of Fresno.

A short time later, Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities stood before La Sierra’s 2017 graduating class seated on Founders’ Green and advised them to create memory imprints of the day and of other special moments in their lives. She also told the graduates to value setbacks and mistakes as resilience-building moments along the path toward their goals.

Soares gave an address titled “Be Present” for La Sierra’s commencement which saw 475 students, the university’s largest graduating class to date, receive 494 degrees.

The AICCU represents the chief executives of California’s 79 private, nonprofit colleges and universities and those institutions’ 330,000 students on issues of public policy. Soares’ efforts include advocating for the Cal Grant, a state financial aid program for higher education. Before joining the AICCU, Soares served as a senior associate vice president for government relations and civic engagement at the University of Southern California for 23 years.

La Sierra University is a Seventh-day Adventist non-profit co-educational university located in Riverside, California, United States. La Sierra offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association.

To view photo albums of La Sierra University’s 2017 commencement weekend, visit https://www.facebook.com/LaSierraU

Alyssa + Josh & their Wedding Celebration at La Quinta Resort

A beautiful windy day in the California Desert town of La Quinta made for a spectacular wedding at the La Quinta Resort. This spectacular wedding was planned and coordinated by Michelle Stansfield, CPCE of Chic Productions.

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Hair & Makeup
Studio M

Floral Design
Arrangements Design

Christopher TODD Studios

Ceremony Music
Hillsong Worship Band

Tyler Borchard a.k.a. D Shades

Exquisite Desserts

Watch the one-minute Instagram version at https://vimeo.com/221957429

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

The Wedding of Sloane and Ben at St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church, Manhattan, New York

The beautiful Sloane married the handsome Ben in the majestic St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, New York.

Celebrant: Father John A. Kamas, SSS Pastor
Richard Owen, Jr. Director of Music – Organ

Mackenzie Collins
William Harrison

Riad Ymeri – Tenor
Niles Gunderson – Cello
Richard Owen III – Trumpet

St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, New York.

Watch the full-length Ceremony Film at

Wedding Video
Godfather Films 800.495.5530 http://www.GodfatherFilms.com

Itzel’s Quinceañera Concept Film and Same Day Edit ~ Diamond Bar Center

Itzel’s Quinceañera was celebrated with family and friend starting with a party bus trip to In-N-Out Burger before the Quinceañera Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Jurupa Valley followed with a spectacular party at the Diamond Bar Center.

One of the highlights of the evening was the screening of this Same Day Edit Hybrid Concept Film that included shots from throughout the day along with shots filmed earlier in the week from the San Diego Zoo and the beach at Coronado.
We also provided a Photo Booth with the images available at: https://facebook.com/pg/PhotoVideoFunBooths/photos/?tab=album&album_id=769371199896967
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com 800.495.5530

Real Esate Promotional Video Home for Sale

Godfather Films produced this Real Estate Promotional Video for a home for sale at 24007 Jonquil Circle, Murrieta, CA 92562 by Jennypher Moore Group

This beautiful 4 bed/3 bath home sits in the heart of Murrieta. As you enter the home you notice tile floors, upgraded baseboards and high ceilings. To the right is a bedroom with double doors, wood flooring and a fireplace. To the left is the guest bathroom with custom cabinets and upgraded fixtures. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, large walk in pantry and custom cabinets. The living room and dining room have beautiful stained concrete floors that keep the home cool in the summer, crown moulding, fireplace, and recessed lighting. Down is the master bedroom which ceiling fan and upgraded carpet. The master bath has a jetted tub, dual sinks and 2 spacious walk in closets. Next to the master bedroom is another bedroom. Bathroom #3 is down the hall with a pedestal sink & tile floors. In the hall you have a pull down access to a large attic space with 8 ft. ceiling that span the length of the house with windows and skylight allowing for lots of natural light. Can be used for storage or a man cave! The 3rd car garage was converted to a 4th bedroom adding another 350 sqft to the home with its own private entrance, recessed lighting, upgraded baseboards and upgraded carpet. Out back is a pebblesheen salt water pool and spa with Lush tropical landscaping , covered patio with ceiling fan and a safety fence to protect your little ones. There is also a large side yard for extra storage or space for the kids to play.
Single Family
4 Beds
3 Full Baths
2,500 Sq. Ft.
2 Car Garage
Jennypher Moore
CalBRE #01959213
Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty
29950 Haun Road, Suite #101
Menifee, CA 92586

Life is Why ~ Survivor Stories ~ American Heart Association

Survivor 29 year-old Stephanie Cohen suffered a stroke. Survivor 59 year-old Michael DeStefano had a heart attack. Their stories of survival are powerful and may save your life or the life of somebody you love.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

The nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. They moved their national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What They Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, they provide public health education in a variety of ways being the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

California Grocers Association Tribute to George Frahm, Execcutive Vice-President, Stater Bros.

George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets, was inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona, CA. The Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary supporting the grocery industry.

The CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement is a prestigious award program developed to honor those who have contributed substantially to the benefit and advancement of the California food industry.

The Hall of Achievement provides the food industry with the opportunity to recognize the achievements of those individuals who, through their foresight and dedication, have enhanced California’s food-distribution industry. They are people who have made a difference.

Mr. George A. Frahm serves as Executive Vice President of Administration and Distribution at Stater Bros. Holdings Inc., and served as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations & Administration since December 2007. Mr. Frahm has been Executive Vice President of Administration and Retail Operations of Stater Bros. Markets, Inc. since December 2007. He served as a Group Senior Vice President of Administration and Retail operations of Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. from September 21, 2006 to 2007. Mr. Frahm served as a Group Senior Vice President of Administration of Stater Bros. Markets, Inc. a subsidiary of Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. since March 2006. He is a 33-year member of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees. He joined Stater Bros. in 1973 as a Courtesy Clerk and progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision positions and served as a Director of Labor Relations since 1995 and as a Vice President of Labor Relations since 1996.

Since 2001, he served as a Senior Vice President of Administration of Stater Bros. Markets, Inc. He serves as First Vice Chairman and Treasurer of California Grocers Association. He serves as a Director of California Grocers Association. Mr. Frahm has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of University of Southern California (USC) Food Industry Executive Program.

Featured in this film are:
Dennis McIntyre, Executive Vice-President, Stater Bros. Markets
Connie Leyva, California State Senator, District 20
Pete Van Helden, President & CEO, Stater Bros. Markets
Jerry Whitmore, Food Industry Executive, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Nestle
Terry Dana, Vice-President Sales, Dean Foods
Ron Fong, President & CEO, California Grocers Association
Bruce Wyatt, Vice-President Sales, Flowers Baking Company
Sylvia Sherman, Vice-President, Human Resources, Stater Bros. Markets