Gymnasts walk plank, Jack Black hosts fundraiser, Disney VoluntEARS build playground and other heart-warming stories this week in SoCal.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Stories with a sweet side. Have a good weekend, from Patch!
- Several birds of a federally endangered species were released this week at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge.
- Ryan Hickman, 10, of Ryan’s Recycling was presented with the Future Leader Award during a Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce event.
- She was the homeless subway singer. He was the cop who got the world to listen.
- South Orange County gymnasts from Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, and Mission Viejo competed in Temecula in the September event.
- Layla Paige’s Nature Walk will benefit TrinityKids Care, LA’s largest program for seriously ill children.
- “Mean Girls” fans can eat a Just Stab Caesar Salad, Whatever Cheese Fries and Coach’s Hot Dog — but none for Gretchen Wieners.
- Bring your little witches and warlocks to a free screening of the kookiest, spookiest Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus.”
- The Pacific Marine Mammal Center needs help, and hosting a skimboarding event seemed like a good way to go about it.
- Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe will use an air filtration system like the one used in casinos for its smoking area.
- Kaboom!, the YMCA, the City of Anaheim, and the Disneyland Resort helped build the latest playground in just six hours.
- The pup was taken to a veterinarian to be examined after firefighters completed the rescue.
- Edgemoor in Santee was one of 34 nursing facilities in California and over 400 across the country to be recognized by Newsweek magazine.
- Nearly 75,000 jobs in San Diego County and more than 100,000 across the state are related to the university, according to a new report.