Citadel Outlets sponsors Clean Up Commerce Day

Citadel Outlets

A cyclist rides past the Citadel Outlets.

(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The 5th Annual Clean Up Commerce Day is approaching on Aug. 8, when volunteers are scheduled to tackle a variety of projects from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Steve Craig, president and chief executive of Craig Realty Group, which owns and operates the Citadel Outlets. The day was designed with the idea of getting millennials involved in bettering the community. Many local youth organizations participate, and Craig has pledged to donate $100 per volunteer to the youth or adult organization he or she represents.  (In 2014, Craig reportedly donated more than $10,000.)

Individual youth volunteers and youth organizations that want to participate should contact Frank Garcia, the City of Commerce’s sports coordinator, at  Businesses and adult volunteers who want to participate or contribute should contact Citadel Outlets marketing director Traci Markel at



Whatever Lola Wants, the boutique that closed in 2012, just opened a pop-up on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, carrying a curated selection of lingerie, swim and new and vintage accessories. The pop-up is open 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 9887 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Brands include Jenne O, Linda Farrow, Fifi Chachnil, Huit, Milly Cabana, Bulga, Kooba, Pedro Chavez Juanes, S. Sung, Matthew Williamson, Pucci and Raf Simmons. It’s scheduled to be open through August, and on Aug. 8 will host an all-day event for customers featuring a DJ, refreshments and discounts on all merchandise

Vegan Space, a 1,600-square-foot space that sells only vegan wares, is scheduled to launch with an opening party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at 610 Main St. in Venice. The shop carries fashion and lifestyle products and plans to host cooking and fitness classes and other events.

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Asics plans a two-weekend warehouse sale beginning Friday at 1401 Village Way, Santa Ana. Men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing will be 50% to 75% off. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.


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