$16,000 winning ticket + Mexican pizza is back for good: 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

Adoption fees waived for adult dogs at San Diego Humane Society

The organization has 172 adult dogs in need of permanent homes.

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Hollywood’s famous P-22 mountain lion ventures out for a drink

The legendary cougar surprised some dog walkers on Griffith Park Boulevard as he went for a cold drink on a hot day.

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Watch: Bear Brawl erupts in quiet LA County

A resident’s security camera recently captured video of two bears in a fight on a quiet residential street in Monrovia.

Company

Minority-owned businesses now make up majority in Inland Empire

More than 50% of businesses in the Inland Empire are minority-owned, according to a new CSUSB report.

Community

$11million budget approved to replace aging fire station near Salton Sea

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Station No. 41 was built in 1964 and the county fire chief said the facility was collapsing.

$6.5 Million State Grant Awarded to Palm Springs Public Library

The California State Library grant will fund renovations to the Palm Springs facility, according to local officials.

Beaumont opens a new fire station for the west side

With the new station on Potrero Boulevard, the city aims to keep service response times to a minimum.

The west side of Murrieta is ready for a new equestrian community

The city paved the way for the Hayes Avenue development which would bring 35 new one-acre estates to the area.

New plans unveiled for area around Honda Center in Anaheim

Free parking, food halls and apartments are part of the OCVibe entertainment district projects in Anaheim.

OC fire chief wins prestigious award in Orange County

The CA Fire Chiefs Association named OC Fire Chief Brian Fennessy Fire Chief of the Year.

San Diego County supervisors agree to change organics ordinance

Supervisors voted to change an ordinance to provide more options for community gardeners, farmers, commercial composters and residents.

San Diego County Supervisors Take First Step Towards Water Stewardship Report

The board asked the chief executive to update the county’s water and drought management strategies and report.

Student art mural to adorn Sam Hicks Park structure celebrating fall

The museum will also be celebrating the fall equinox through free facts and crafts in the museum’s Art and Education room.

SuperLotto Plus ticket with 5 numbers sold at San Diego liquor store

The ticket is worth $16,678.

Temecula approves new apartment buildings along Rancho California Road

The 134-unit project will be the second phase of the existing 160-unit Rendezvous community at 30135 Rancho California Road.

Events

The 31st Annual Thunder & Lightning Powwow Event Comes to Cabazon

Morongo Resort and Spa hosts the three-day event, featuring dancing and drumming competitions and other cultural activities.

74th Primetime Emmy Awards: Full List of Winners

‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae won Best Actor in a Drama Series while ‘Succession’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ won top prizes.

Halloween Haunted Houses 2022: A Guide to Greater LA’s Best Ghoul

It’s time for terror! Discover the spookiest and most eerie haunts near you in the Los Angeles County area.

Halloween Haunted Houses 2022: The Inland Empire’s Best Macabre Guide

It’s time for terror! Be brave and discover the spookiest and most eerie haunts near you in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Halloween Haunted Houses 2022: OC’s Best Macabre Guide

It’s time for terror! Be brave and discover the spookiest and most eerie haunts near you in Orange County.

Halloween 2022 Haunted Houses: Guide to San Diego County’s Best Ghoulish Stuff

It’s time for terror! Discover the spookiest and most eerie haunts near you throughout the San Diego area.

Runners cross Santa Monica for 5K and 10K races

Six thousand competitors crossed Santa Monica for the Santa Monica Classic, organized by ASICS and the McCourt Foundation.

Stagecoach 2023 lineup announced for 3-day country music festival

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2023 features favorites such as Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Bryan Adams and more.

Immovable

Flea drops price as Red Hot real estate market cools

The funky architectural gem is a two-home complex overlooking Los Angeles.

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife donates $55 million in Beverly Hills homes

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has donated the couple’s property worth $55 million. The money will go towards affordable housing in Los Angeles.

Restaurants

Casual comfort food at Seal Beach’s new restaurant

The Backyard plans to open its doors to Seal Beach residents in its new location on Main Street.

Mexican pizza returns to Taco Bell – for good

The Orange County-based chain announced the memorable dish would be a permanent menu item.

Residents Invited to Celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th Anniversary

Residents of Orange County can participate in the all-day celebration on October 1.

School

200 San Diego County students named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

They are vying for a share of nearly $28 million in scholarships to be awarded next spring.

Travel

Port of San Diego prepares for biggest cruise season since 2010

The Port of San Diego is the third busiest cruise port in California after Long Beach and Los Angeles.


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