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LA Lifeguards Honored For Bravery In Pandemic And Beyond

  • Several Los Angeles County lifeguards were honored for their service and acts of courage at the virtual 2020 International Surf Festival.

P-22, Famous Griffith Park Mountain Lion, Seen In Hollywood Hills

  • Years ago, the lion was found stuck in a crawl space under a Los Feliz home.

Animals Evacuated From Children's Nature Retreat Due To Wildfire

  • Already impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the 20-acre animal sanctuary in Alpine is seeking donations to help care for the animals.

Laguna Niguel Actress Tells 'Apocalypse Love Story'

  • Kayden Tokarski joins the cast of the feature film, "Apocalypse Love Story," due for release in January 2021.

Daughter Of Pro Tennis Players Shows Chops At ANA Golf Tourney

  • Nelly Korda had her first lead Thursday in Rancho Mirage — her first in any round at a major golf tournament.

New FOUND Hotel Santa Monica Opening Amid Pandemic

  • FOUND Hotels is moving forward in the pandemic and opening a Westside location this fall.

Biking Up Over 40% In County During Pandemic: SANDAG Report

  • SANDAG has tracked data to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted travel in the San Diego region.

Give Back Day: Gelson's To Donate Proceeds To Animal Rescue Group

  • 5% of all sales this Saturday will go directly to Rescue From The Hart.

Chad & JT Recruited To Fix Mask Shortage In Orange County

  • Watch the comedy duo Chad & JT "spread Positive Vibes" & receive a much different welcome in Huntington Beach than they did in July.

3 Temecula Neighborhoods Will Always Remember 9/11

  • The three Paseo del Sol developments built nearly a decade ago have streets named after some of those killed on 9/11.

South Bay: Blood Donations In Need During Pandemic

  • A blood drive is planned this month in the South Bay. Here's how to sign up.

Redondo Beach Aquatics Center? Take The Beach Cities Survey

  • Beach Cities Health District invites the community to give feedback and take a survey on a potential aquatics facility in Redondo Beach.

Track Your Ballot: San Diego County Releases New Tool For Voters

  • "Voting by mail is simple, safer and secure," the Registrar of Voters office said in a statement.

Streaming Services More Likely To Have Female Protagonists: Study

  • Over the last 23 years, the SDSU study has monitored more than 47,000 characters and more than 59,000 behind-the-scenes credits.

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Needs Your Help

  • The pantry had to recruit an entirely new volunteer base when the pandemic hit, but has never failed to deliver food.

Pageant Of The Masters Wins Thea Classic Award 2020

  • It is a Tableaux Vivant, live actors recreating famous paintings for the world to appreciate, now winners of a prestigious award.

Dana Pride Brings In 1st Dorado Of Season, What's Biting & Where

  • Yellowtail action continues for sport fishing Catalina. This one was caught aboard the Fury on a live sardine.

Boutique Air Announces Palm Springs Routes

  • Boutique Air's announcement follows similar news from JetBlue Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

JetBlue Airlines Adds Palm Springs To Its Routes

  • JetBlue Airlines said the Palm Springs route will be regularly evaluated along with its other offerings.

SD Foundation Activates Disaster Fund For Valley Fire Relief

  • The fund will receive donations and make grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in disaster response, recovery and rebuilding.

Artificial Intelligence Aids UCSD Gene Activation Discovery

  • UC San Diego researchers have identified a frequently used DNA activation code.

Orange County Remembers 9-11 In Virtual Ceremonies Amid Pandemic

  • Though many firefighters are assisting the wildfires raging across the West Coast, OCFA live-streamed their annual 9/11 memorial.

Rossmoor Woman's Club Wins Award For Work With African Sisterhood

  • The Rossmoor Woman's Club recently won three awards in the California Federation of Woman's Clubs, Orange District Annual Competitions.

6 Orange County Elementary Schools Head Back To The Classroom

  • Los Alamitos, the first public school district to file waivers & be accepted by the state, is back to hybrid in-person instruction.

Food and Restaurants

Venice Outdoor Dining: Options Grow On The Westside

  • Restaurants in Venice and across the Westside are increasing outdoor dining options.

Farmer Boys To Open In Thousand Oaks With Movie & Discounts

  • Three lucky diners with the winning, grand-opening weekend scratchers will score a year of free meals.

Kids Eat Free On Wednesdays & Guac Giveaway Coming Up At Rubio's

  • Purchase an adult entree, and score a freebie meal for your little ones Wednesdays in September. Plus, save the date for free guacamole!

CA Breweries On Tap For Great American Beer Fest 2020

  • This year's festival, which will highlight more than 900 breweries from all 50 states, is going virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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