Winning lottery ticket + new home for orphaned cubs: 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.


Orphaned cubs take a road trip to a new home in Amarillo, Texas

The two orphaned cubs had spent more than a year at the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center.

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Disneyland Adds Interactive MagicBand+ Technology to Resort Apparel: How to Buy

Hang up the phone and put on the MagicBand+, wearable technology that expands your Disneyland Resort for the first time on the West Coast.

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Morongo Casino And Resort is hiring 100 people in Cabazon: what you need to know

Restaurant workers, housekeeping staff, and many other forms of hotel operations employees are in demand if you have the will to go beyond that.

Select Knott’s Berry Farm attendants will receive free admission to the park

Knott’s Berry Farm will provide free entry to the annual Knott’s Scary Farm event for chaperones accompanying five minors.


County supervisors agree to new transportation guide to comply with CA law

The new guide will provide criteria for analyzing the transportation impacts of proposed developments in unincorporated areas.

Over $150,000 for local charities raised at South OC Rodeo event

The 20th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo saw record attendance and two days of rodeo fun.

RSM City could invest more in homeless services

Rancho Santa Margarita council members will decide whether or not to increase outreach services for the homeless provided by Mercy House.

South Orange County Cheerleading Squad Gathers to Support Teens in Need

A spectacular teenager’s career from Mission Viejo has been put on hold after a devastating diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia.

Supervisors approve plan to hire more veterans and open resource center

The council voted to help veterans by hiring more veterans to work in government and establishing a resource center in East County.

Supervisors accept next step to community benefits program

The council voted to advance a program designed to protect communities where large-scale projects are proposed.

Vintage board games on display at Heritage House in Riverside County

The “It’s Your Move: The Games We Play” exhibit will be open Friday through Sunday at Riverside through Thanksgiving week.

Winning lottery ticket sold at Lake Elsinore gas station

The ticket had the winning numbers 13, 16, 28, 33, 45 but the mega number 9 was missing.


5 Classic Alfred Hitchcock Movies Coming To The Big Screen In Murrieta

The films of the “master of suspense” will be screened in October at Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks.

‘Arctic Rescue’ Straddle Coaster to Open in 2023 at SeaWorld San Diego

According to the theme park, Arctic Rescue will be the longest and fastest coaster on the West Coast.

Muse Will Bring ‘Will Of The People’ Tour To San Diego

The tour will feature special guest Evanescence.


Betty White’s auction brings in $4 million and beats expectations

The most expensive sale at an auction of Betty White’s possessions was $78,000 – on an item originally valued between $1,000 and $2,000.

Danville’s annual “Day of Service” offers residents the opportunity to give back

CPC Danville is hosting its 7th annual service day. Here’s how you can trade in old jeans, cook meals, pick up trash, and more.

Fall Fest Returns to Historic San Timoteo Canyon School

Fall Fest takes place at the school in Redlands and is free.

Get Into the Spooky Spirit with Dana Point’s Halloween Contests and Events

Mark your calendars, Dana Point residents – the town has a whole host of events planned in anticipation of the holidays.

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Celebrates 50 Years

The annual community fair will honor its history and provide a place where all are welcome to enjoy a weekend of activities.

Pacific Airshow returns to Orange County, residents may hear noise

Orange County residents can stream the entire Pacific Airshow on Hulu. Here’s what you need to know.

Peltzer Farms’ annual ‘pumpkin festival’ is underway in Temecula

The event is a tradition started by the Peltzer family in 2007.

Residents are invited to Lake Forest’s “Spooktacular” in October

Residents interested in an evening of escape rooms, laser tag and pumpkin carving contests in Lake Forest can mark their calendars.

Restaurant Week Announced at Mission Viejo: What You Need to Know

Residents looking for delicious deals can participate in Mission Viejo Restaurant Week starting October 10.

The craft beer festival “rooted in nature” returns to Wildomar

Beer takes center stage at next month’s festival, but the event is all about local youth and nature education programs.

It’s over ! : The Calabasas Film Festival is a success despite the failure of the place

Although it lost its venue just a week before it opened, the Calabasas Film Festival ended after successful screenings.

Veterans Day event at Flabob Airport returns after pandemic shutdown

The popular event celebrating passing area veterans will once again return to Flabob Airport.

What you need to know about Shaqtoberfest in Long Beach

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal’s Halloween celebration begins September 29 alongside the Queen Mary.


Best Friends Donate Kidneys to Needy Orange County Couple

When Orange County resident Ron Morales found out he needed a kidney transplant this week, his best friend stepped in to help.

Community rallies behind district schools Nurse with long COVID

Community members donated to support Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District nurse Maya Lindemann, who developed long COVID in 2020.


Robot Chef ‘Chippy’ Debuts at Chipotle in Orange County

The Newport Beach-based company introduces its new recruit: a chip-making robot named “Chippy”.


CA’s Best High Schools: New Rankings Released

Here are the best schools in the state, according to a new ranking from the Niche education platform.

UCLA buys the old campus of the University of Marymount in California

After a lengthy interview and selection process, MCU chose UCLA as the buyer for its former campus and housing site in San Pedro.


Rams invite family and team of late Agoura high school student to practice

Carter Stone loved football and he worked every day to improve. After his sudden death, the Rams invited his family to practice.

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