SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Stories with a sweet side. Have a good weekend, from Patch!

Endangered Bird Species Released At Tijuana Slough

  • Several birds of a federally endangered species were released this week at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

OC 10-Year-Old Receives Future Leader Award From Chamber

  • Ryan Hickman, 10, of Ryan’s Recycling was presented with the Future Leader Award during a Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce event.

Watch: Subway Singer Meets Cop Who Changed Her Life

  • She was the homeless subway singer. He was the cop who got the world to listen.

South County Gymnasts Win Big At Walk The Plank Invitational

  • South Orange County gymnasts from Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, and Mission Viejo competed in Temecula in the September event.

Jack Black To Host TrinityKids Care Fundraiser In Palos Verdes

  • Layla Paige’s Nature Walk will benefit TrinityKids Care, LA’s largest program for seriously ill children.

Is Butter A Carb? ‘Mean Girls’ Pop-Up Restaurant Announced

  • “Mean Girls” fans can eat a Just Stab Caesar Salad, Whatever Cheese Fries and Coach’s Hot Dog — but none for Gretchen Wieners.

CineMalibu Screening Of ‘Hocus Pocus’ Just In Time For Halloween

  • Bring your little witches and warlocks to a free screening of the kookiest, spookiest Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus.”

Sea Dog Skim Challenge Supports Pacific Marine Mammal Center

  • The Pacific Marine Mammal Center needs help, and hosting a skimboarding event seemed like a good way to go about it.

First Open-Air Cannabis Restaurant In US Opens In West Hollywood

  • Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe will use an air filtration system like the one used in casinos for its smoking area.

Disneyland Resort, VoluntEARS Build 12th Anaheim Park

  • Kaboom!, the YMCA, the City of Anaheim, and the Disneyland Resort helped build the latest playground in just six hours.

Dog Rescued After Falling 30-Feet Down Abandoned Well In Malibu

  • The pup was taken to a veterinarian to be examined after firefighters completed the rescue.

Santee Nursing Home Named Best In California

  • Edgemoor in Santee was one of 34 nursing facilities in California and over 400 across the country to be recognized by Newsweek magazine.

UCSD Generates $16.5B In Economic Impact In California: Report

  • 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.


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