Appearances at Wahlberg + Safest Cities + Haunted Houses: 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.


Little Black Kitten Named Boo Survives A Scare But Still Needs Help

Matching donations to the Pasadena Humane Society will help cover the cost of a black kitten who was hit by a car.

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Burlington Announces Grand Opening of Temecula

After months of renovations and construction, the Burlington chain of stores is gearing up for its grand opening with a dose of local goodwill.

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Cookie Co. Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Yucaipa

Gourmet bakery franchise Cookie Co. opens its new location in San Bernardino County on Saturday.

The famous Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery will open in Manhattan Beach

South Bay’s new bakery will open Oct. 26 with an upcoming iconic cupcake vending machine.

The center is closed until spring 2023 to complete the first round of renovations.

Home veterinary service expands to LA

Veterinary company The Vets will provide high-quality, in-home pet care to 10 cities in Los Angeles County with more neighborhoods to be added.

Beaumont Says No to Massive I-10 Industrial Complex

The proposed Summit Station industrial project was planned for 200 acres along the south side of Cherry Valley Boulevard, east of I-10.

Laguna Beach Ghost Stories: Arch Beach Tavern

The residents of this haunted building in Laguna are convinced that they are not alone. Are you brave enough to cheat or deal here?

‘Ghost Walk Riverside’ Returns With Chilling Fervor, Ballet Fundraiser

Secondary students perform re-enactments, playing the roles of goblins, apparitions, victims, villains and Halloween characters.

Los Angeles Girl Scouts receive $4.9 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

Scott has donated $84.5 million to Girl Scout councils across the country, which is the largest individual contribution in GSUSA history.

Laguna Art Museum Receives $3,000 Donation for Family Art and Nature Festival

Laguna Beach residents can participate in the immersive community event on Saturday, November 5 for free.

Skeleton Spotted Sunbathing at Laguna Beach: Spooky Pic of the Day

It’s spooky season, Laguna Beach, and this neighborhood skeleton is patiently waiting for Halloween.

South OC veteran pursues crossword puzzle dreams with crowdfunding campaign

Bob Sandelman first patented his crossword puzzle calendar in 1978. On Tuesday, he will launch a crowdfunding campaign to make his dream a reality.


Mark Wahlberg makes appearance at Morongo Charity Golf Tournament

Riverside County was the go-to spot this week for celebrities from Hollywood mogul, fitness fan and businessman Mark Wahlberg.

Mark Wahlberg trains in Temecula to encourage fitness and fun

The mega-star dropped by a few local gyms over the weekend, sharing star power and taking time to stay in shape during her visit to Southwest Riverside.

The Murrieta Firefighters Association Hilltop Festival is scheduled for November 4

The upcoming Hilltop Festival benefits firefighters and their families in the event of tragedy.

Report: Streaming programs more likely to have female lead characters

The data revealed that women made up 50% of main characters in streaming programs and 48% in broadcast network programs over the past year.

Sheryl Crow returns to Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in 2023

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is scheduled to appear on February 3, 2023.


Beverly Hills Giving Day supports people and animals in need

Community members are encouraged to bring donations to the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market on October 23 in recognition of Civility Month.

Coachella Valley’s “Fields of Valor” more inclusive for 2022

“Fields of Valor” will take place from 9 a.m. on November 5 to noon on November 12 at Patriot Park in Cathedral City.

Follow in the footsteps of P-22 for Wildlife Week

Urban Wildlife Week kicked off Monday by launching events across the city to celebrate Angelenos’ favorite cougar, P-22.

Grab your helmet, BikeFest is Sunday

California State University, Northridge will host a day of biking and walking activities on Sunday, complete with great food and music.

Greater LA Halloween: Trick-Or-Treats, Haunts & Pumpkin Patches 2022

Your guide to candy trails, fall parties, Dia de los Muertos, haunted houses and more in the cities and towns of Los Angeles County.

Halloween Trick-Or Treats, Haunts & Pumpkin Patches 2022:OC

Your guide to candy trails, fall parties, Day of the Dead, haunted houses, pumpkin extravaganzas and more in Orange County.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treats, Haunts & Pumpkins 2022: San Diego County

Your guide to trick-or-treat trails, fall parties, Day of the Dead, pumpkin patch, corn mazes and more throughout the San Diego area.

Eagles ‘Hotel California’ tour scheduled for Acrisure Arena

Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Vince Gill will be Acrisure Arena’s grand opening concert of 2023. How to buy tickets.

Thousands of trunks or treats on the main street of Lake Elsinore in 2022

Lake Elsinore merchants and residents poured out candy and goodwill to area children last week with the town’s annual Halloween event.


Lake Elsinore Unified School District Children receive free reading glasses

LEUSD was one of 12 districts in the county in which students received free eye exams, eye exams and eyeglasses.

Students and staff leave their mark in the expansion of Desert College

A new $73.8 million building is under construction on the College of the Desert’s Indio campus, covered by funding from Measure CC.


Laguna Beach footballer becomes the first girl from California to score 2 touchdowns in a game

Laguna Beach’s Bella Rasmussen scored two touchdowns in a Friday night game against Godinez at Santa Ana Valley High, according to reports.

Laguna Beach lifeguards win big in California Gold Run in Newport Beach

The Laguna Beach Ocean Lifeguard Foundation received $1,000 to help low-income families enroll in the Junior Lifeguard Program.

Padres to start NL Championship Series against Philadelphia Phillies

The series faces off against two wildcard teams who both upset the division champions of the National League Division Series.

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