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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — If you’re looking for the positive side of the news, we’re here to help. Patch has sweet Southern California stories that we hope you will enjoy.

Animals

5 little blue penguins have moved from the Birch Aquarium to the Cincinnati Zoo

The penguins are part of a Species Survival Plan aimed at conserving the genetic diversity of certain species in zoos and aquariums.

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Missing dog rescued from bottom of Malibu canyon

A dog missing for a week was rescued in Malibu on Friday.

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List Your Adult Dog Award at the San Diego Humane Society

“We have an incredible number of adult dogs in our care and we’re running out of space.”

business

Hyatt Vacation Ownership hosts recruitment event at The Welk

The company is recruiting to fill several dozen vacancies at The Welk resort in Escondido.

Lake Elsinore’s Mason Motorsports plans new production facility

The city planning commission approved the proposal this week, and now the project is moving on to city council for consideration.

Kids Outdoor Gym is hosting a big launch event in Laguna on Saturday

This kid-friendly launch event features obstacle courses, games and plenty of activities for kids. Here’s what you should know.

community

15,000 turkeys are sent to Inland Empire Food Pantries, Nonprofits

For over 30 years, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has been distributing turkeys “to help those who are struggling to put food on the table.”

Carlsbad Police Department Receives Grant for Traffic Safety Efforts

The scholarship program runs until September 2023.

County Supervisors Vote to Advance Spring Valley Park Plan

The 9-acre park will feature a 4WD area, community garden, dog area, pickleball court, restroom and fence.

County supervisors vote to continue worker pay in homeless count

The board of directors previously voted unanimously to declare homelessness a public health crisis.

New renders show the remodeled port as part of a $400 million project

The $400 million revitalization of Dana Point Harbor will include lots of green space, a new food court and an altered look.

Young South OC Actress Wins 7th Award for Best Young Actress in 2 Years

13-year-old Kayden Tokarski won her seventh award in two years on November 12.

events

10,000 people are expected to attend the Lake Elsinore Winterfest on Main Street

Located amid the city’s historic downtown, Winterfest is Southwest Riverside County’s closest thing to an old-school Christmas celebration.

Brad Paisley makes headlines at the 2023 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

TVBWF’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2023 will feature performances on the main stage from Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, REO Speedwagon and others.

Find handmade goods at the Gifts & Goodies Boutique on Saturday

Mission Viejo’s 51st Annual Gifts & Goodies Boutique features live music, food, beverages and over 75 craft booths.

Get a taste of Santa Barbara with wine tasting in Laguna Beach

The event will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wine Gallery in Laguna Beach. Here’s what you should know.

Greater LA Turkey Trots 2022: Guide to making the best of this Thanksgiving

Shake your tail feathers! Work up an appetite and join the Turkey Day tradition while supporting local Los Angeles County charities.

Inland Empire Turkey Trots 2022: Guide to making the best of this Thanksgiving

Shake your tail feathers! Work up an appetite and join the Turkey Day tradition while supporting charities across the Inland Empire

“No Crappy Crafts” returns to Trabuco Canyon on Saturday

Residents looking for unique and handcrafted items can stop by the No Crappy Crafts Fair this Saturday, November 19th.

OC Mobile Library rolls through Laguna Niguel for crafts, storytelling

The Orange County Public Library mobile library returns to Laguna Niguel on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Orange County Turkey Trots 2022: Guide to making the best of this Thanksgiving

Shake your tail feathers! Work up an appetite and join the Turkey Day tradition while supporting local charities in the OC area.

San Diego County Turkey Trots 2022: Guide to Thanksgiving Best

Shake your tail feathers! Work up an appetite and join the Turkey Day tradition as you support local charities in the San Diego area.

Sesame Place San Diego Debuts A Very Furry Christmas Celebration

A Very Furry Christmas kicked off Saturday and will run on select dates through January 8 at the Chula Vista theme park.

Sharky’s fundraiser benefits the Inclusive Park in Westlake Village

With a burrito or tacos at Sharky’s, locals help build an inclusive playground in Agoura Hills.

Shop Small in Dana Point in a new festive holiday event

The first-ever Sleigh the Holidays Market & Festival features 100 small business vendors, entertainment, food trucks and more.

Surfing Santas return to the Laguna Niguel Ritz Carlton on Saturday

The 11th Annual Surfing Santa and Stand Up Paddle Board Contest at Salt Creek Beach takes place on Saturdays and Sundays.

Health

Best Nursing Homes in Riverside County, Inland Empire: US News Report

Choosing a nursing home is complex for families. All facilities rated “High Performance” accept residents who are covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

Best Nursing Homes in San Diego County: Ranked 11th as High Performing

Among 37 nursing homes in the county, 11 facilities were rated “performing,” according to US News & World Report.

California’s Safest Hospitals: New Fall Ratings Released

In the Golden State, three hospitals have received the top rating every year for the past decade.

restaurants

Thanksgiving Takeout: Inland Empire Dining Deals & To-Go Specials 2022

Whether you’re dining out on November 24th or opting to have a turkey feast at home, your local restaurants have delicious offerings ready.

Thanksgiving Takeout: Greater LA Dining Deals & To-Go Specials 2022

Whether you’re dining out on November 24th or deciding to have a turkey feast at home, your local Los Angeles area restaurants have delicious offerings ready.

Thanksgiving Snack: OC Dining Deals and To-Go Restaurant Specials 2022

Whether you’re dining out on November 24th or opting for a turkey feast at home, your local Orange County restaurants have delicious offerings ready.

Thanksgiving Snack: San Diego Co. Dining Deals & To-Go Specials 2022

Whether you’re dining out on November 24th or opting for a turkey feast at home, your local San Diego County restaurants have delicious offerings ready.


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