Winning $2.9 Million Lottery Ticket + 43 Rescued Beagles: Saturday Smiles

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

Animals

All pet adoption fees waived through July at San Diego Humane Society

The “Summer Is Cooler With A Pet” promotion is open to all adoptable bird species, livestock, dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small pets.

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Beagles Rescued From Lab Breeding Center Arrive in San Diego

San Diego-based Helen Woodward Animal Center has taken in 43 beagles rescued from Envigo in Virginia, which bred the dogs for medical research.

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Pasadena-based Bunny Rescue to receive $35,000 donation from Petco Love

Bunny World Foundation founder says funds will go to caring for rabbits rescued from high-mortality shelters in Greater LA

Company

Eclectic furniture retailer ‘Joybird’ to join DTLA range

The trendy home furnishings brand will open a 2,000 square foot space in 2023 in downtown Los Angeles’ shopping and dining district.

Hotel workers accept contract with Hilton San Diego Bayfront after strike

The contract comes after hundreds of hotel employees began striking outside the hotel ahead of San Diego Comic-Con.

Hyatt Vacation Ownership to Host Hiring Event Tuesday at The Welk

The company plans to hire up to 200 people this summer in the Escondido resort town of The Welk.

McClain Cellars gives back to communities with Master’s Wine Flight

Jason McClain, the owner of the Laguna Beach tasting room, hosts a wine heist to give back to others through charitable donations.

Family-Owned Olive Oil Company OC Finds Liquid Gold for Paso Robles

A Newport Beach family who own the Paso-Robles Pasolivo olive oil company have won 5 awards for their esteemed buttery olive oils.

Community

$2.9 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in SoCal

Now the Friday night jackpot draw is up to $1 billion!

Chula Vista, Port of San Diego Opens Bayfront Convention Center

Local leaders opened the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center – the centerpiece of the development.

Disneyland Canoe Races Resume for Cast Members: Who Will Win?

It’s a good time for the one Disneyland Resort attraction that makes you sweat: Davey Crockett’s Explorer Canoes.

Jupiter’s Claim Set From Horror Movie ‘Nope’ Added To Universal Studios

The film set is now part of the theme park’s backlot, Universal Studios Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Studio Tour.

Events

LA Magazine to Host Whiskey Festival 2022: Tickets On Sale

Meet distillers and learn about new label selections, while enjoying unlimited samples, appetizers and live music.

Malibu Chili Cook Off Tickets On Sale, Dates Set

It’s that time of year again, Malibu! Don’t miss Malibu’s favorite annual event full of good chili, fun games and carnival rides.

Vans US Open Of Surfing is coming to Huntington Beach July 30-August 30. 7 2022

The surf is in Orange County. This week, the Huntington Beach Police Department has some safety tips for visitors to the show.

Health

8 San Diego-area hospitals named among best in state: US News

US News rated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 19 procedures and conditions.

Cedars-Sinai ranked 2nd best hospital in the nation

UCLA Medical Center tied for fifth in the annual ranking by US News & World Report.

Scripps has awarded nearly half a million to support treatment for opioid use

All Scripps hospital campuses with emergency departments received funding this year.

Restaurants

Alfred Coffee partners with 818 to bring booze to LA teahouse

If it’s 5 a.m. somewhere… why not throw some tequila in that cold brew?

Birdie G’s Launches $5-$15 Happy Hour Specials in Santa Monica

Michigan Avenue’s new “Early Birdie’s Happy Hour” is open daily from 5-6 p.m.

Broma Restaurant offers Spanish-Portuguese cuisine in Mountain View

Inspired by the Michelin-starred chef’s travels across the Iberian Peninsula, the newly opened restaurant offers prix-fixe and à la carte menus.

Celebrate Oyster Day with ‘Honeymoon Oyster’ in Santa Monica and DTLA

Water Grill restaurants toast the humble mollusk on its big day.

Corner Bakery opens on West Side’s Pico Blvd.

The chain — with a neighborhood cafe vibe — is known for its pastries, breads, breakfast dishes, gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastas.

An ‘age-old’ Japanese barbecue restaurant is coming to Los Angeles

Share a piece of Japanese history – one class at a time – when Niku X opens in the fall at Wilshire Grand Center.

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills launches monthly dinner series

The dining experience kicks off August 5 with an eight-course menu and wine pairing, featuring Peake Ranch Winery and Petrossian Caviar.

New Beverly Hills Cafe Combines European Style and Old Hollywood Glamor

The Velverie Café and Teahouse is open from breakfast through dinner, as well as for afternoon teas, in a setting of old-school Hollywood glitz.

Schools

CSUN students create technology to fight wildfires: report

The technology has the potential to fight wildfires in seconds using drones.

SDG&E partners with local school district on vehicle-to-grid project

In addition to Cajon Valley, SDG&E is also working with San Diego Unified and Ramona Unified school districts on V2G projects.

Sports

Beverly Hills Jeweler Designs Rams Super Bowl Ring

The diamond-encrusted ring is designed to mimic the architecture and design of SoFi Stadium following the Rams’ 2022 Super Bowl victory.

Laguna Beach’s Nyjah Huston Wins Fastest Lap Silver Medal at X Games 2022

Olympic skateboarder Nyjah Houston wins silver in Skateboard Street at the X Games 2022.


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