Disneyland Opening Date | Savoring Life: Saturday Smiles

Bea Karnes

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Here are some stories to bring a smile to your face —

Return To Disneyland As Southland Theme Parks Set Reopen Dates

  • Fans hope for some Disney magic this summer, as the Disneyland Resort has opened bookings for July at the property's trio of hotels.

Your Beautiful Moments While Staying Home In Rancho Palos Verdes

  • We asked Palos Verdes Patch readers to send us photos of what they've been doing during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

Coachella Valley Org Gets Grant To Improve Lives Of Local Kids

  • Olive Crest, an organization that works to prevent child abuse & restore broken families, received a $2K Coachella Valley Spotlight grant.

'Virtual First Friday' Continues To Bring Arts To Your Home

  • "Virtual First Friday" is a virtual version of San Diego's Arts District Liberty Station's monthly showcase of its arts and culture groups.

Local Hero Shows 'Unwavering Dedication'

  • We all know someone who's making a difference in this difficult time. Let's help share these amazing stories!

His Name 'Reflects His Work Ethic': Local Hero

  • We all know someone who's making a difference in this difficult time. Let's help share these amazing stories!

Amtrak Partially Reopens Central Coast Service After Closure

Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train service to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo is partially up after being derailed by the coronavirus.

Your Beautiful Moments While Staying Home In Redondo Beach

  • We asked Redondo Beach Patch readers to send us photos of what they've been doing during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

San Diego County Green-Lights Program To Help Homeless Youth

  • The Housing Our Youth program "will focus on ending generational cycles of homelessness," said board Chairman Greg Cox.

SDRVC Awarded $8K Grant From REI For Multi-Sensory Trail

  • Funds will aid San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy's plans to enhance river path hikes with placards and "feel" & "smell" nature panels.

Free Cybersecurity Webinar Led By Expert Hired To 'Hack' & 'Scam'

  • San Diego County Credit Union is hosting the online session, featuring the pro who businesses use to test their computer systems.


Food and Restaurants

Rubio’s To Give Away Free, Reusable Totes For World Oceans Day

  • While supplies last, California restaurants will hand out the freebies Monday and Tuesday with any purchase.

Churriño Introduces Pride-Themed Churros In Long Beach

  • The shop also is selling limited-edition, holographic Pride stickers with a portion of proceeds going to the local LGBTQ Center.

Lenny & Larry’s Of L.A. To Donate Cookies To Delivery Drivers

  • Originally founded by two Venice "gym rats," the vegan protein cookie company aims to give away 50K cookies to UPS drivers as thanks.

Free, Lunches To-Go Kicks Off For Summer 2020 In Temecula

  • The first-come, first-served program for youngsters begins June 9, with no income requirements or registration required.


Schools and Graduation

Spectrum News Honors SoCal Class of 2020 In Graduation Special

  • Spectrum News will honor SoCal's 2020 grads in a virtual special with messages from Jason Alexander, Mayor Garcetti and Clayton Kershaw.

Santa Monica Student Wins National Merit Scholarship

  • The 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced on Tuesday. All 2020 National Merit Scholarships total $30 million.

Culver City Student Wins National Merit Scholarship

  • The 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced on Tuesday. All 2020 National Merit Scholarships total $30 million.

8 Palos Verdes Students Win National Merit Scholarships

  • The 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced on Tuesday. All 2020 National Merit Scholarships total $30 million.

Redondo Beach Students Win National Merit Scholarships

  • The 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced on Tuesday. All 2020 National Merit Scholarships total $30 million.

27 San Diego County Students Win National Merit Scholarships

  • The 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced this week.

UCSD Receives $1M Gift To Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

  • The gift is designated to help increase the number of people tested for COVID-19, as well as develop new ways to track and treat the virus.

San Clemente Triton Seniors Get Unofficial Commencement Ceremony

  • Graduation was delayed until July. Still, San Clemente's seniors wearing caps & gowns celebrate a walk-by commemoration, downtown, Thursday.

JSerra Catholic High School Graduates Celebrate Moving On In 2020

  • This was far better than 'normal' graduation, one senior said of the drive-in style ceremony for the 286 graduates of JSerra High School.

Hancock Institute Fellows Are Teaching A Virtual Jazz Summer Camp

  • In what may be the first online jazz camp, Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz fellows will teach high students all about jazz via Zoom.


George Floyd Protests

Surfers Paddle Out To Honor George Floyd

  • More than 100 surfers met at the Inkwell in Santa Monica to paddle out and honor George Floyd.

Surfers Paddle Out In Santa Monica To Honor George Floyd

  • Following a protest Friday in Santa Monica, surfers held a paddle out at the Inkwell for the second time since George Floyd's death.

With Brooms And Empathy, Angelenos Pitch In After Protests

  • Fairfax District residents woke early Sunday to reclaim their streets, sweep up and clean up after a night of destruction and looting.

Photos: Volunteers Show Up To Clean Santa Monica

  • People arrived early Monday to start cleaning up Santa Monica City Hall, downtown businesses, and damaged areas through the city.Photos:

Over $75K Raised For La Mesa Businesses After Devastating Riots

  • The devastating violence over the weekend left businesses damaged and destroyed in the city in San Diego's East County.

Speeches, Vigils As People Remember George Floyd In Orange County

  • Anaheim streets filled with those who wished to remember George Floyd and commemorate his life. In Irvine, vigils for change.


This article originally appeared on the Coronado Patch