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Disneyland Unveils Special Park Event in March

Disneyland Unveils Special Park Event in March

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE ANAHEIM—Disneyland officials released details Feb. 24 of a mini opening of the theme park in Anaheim next month in a limited-capacity ticketed event called A Touch of Disney. The theme park, which has been shut down for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen partially on March 18 through April 5 for the […]

Orange County Inches Toward Less Restrictive Red Tier

Orange County Inches Toward Less Restrictive Red Tier

By City News Service  “Those are good numbers,” Orange County CEO Frank Kim said. “That would get us access to a lot of sports that a lot of the community wants… We’re not at the red tier yet, but we’re going down about one point a day.” What to Know To get to the red tier, […]

Residents Line Up as In-Person Voting Centers Open Across Southern California

Residents Line Up as In-Person Voting Centers Open Across Southern California

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Voters were lining up at more than 100 vote centers across Los Angeles County and one in Orange County on Oct. 24, as a concerted effort to encourage residents to cast their ballots early for the November presidential election intensified. Oct. 24 was designated nationally as “Vote Early Day 2020” in a […]

USC’s 2020 Football Schedule Released

USC’s 2020 Football Schedule Released

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A pandemic-shortened 2020 football schedule for the University of Southern California (USC) was announced Oct. 3, featuring seven games against Pac-12 conference opponents. The Trojans will play all five of the other schools in the South Division, including a Nov. 7 home game against Arizona State to kick off the season. That […]

New California Law Makes Spreading Vote-By-Mail Misinformation a Crime

New California Law Makes Spreading Vote-By-Mail Misinformation a Crime

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A newly signed state law authored by a Southland legislator makes spreading misinformation about voting by mail a misdemeanor criminal offense. Senate Bill 739 (SB 739) was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 and took effect immediately as an urgency measure. Sen. Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), who authored the […]

COVID-19 Numbers Still Concerning, But Improving, LA Health Official Says

COVID-19 Numbers Still Concerning, But Improving, LA Health Official Says

By City News Service  Rising coronavirus cases and fatalities remain concerning — with four dozen more deaths confirmed Thursday — but there are signs Los Angeles County is beginning to turn the corner in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the county’s top health officer. “At least this week, we’re still seeing concerning […]

Newsom Orders Distance Learning for Southern California Schools

Newsom Orders Distance Learning for Southern California Schools

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 17 ordered all school campuses to remain closed when the academic year begins in counties on the state’s monitoring list due to spiking COVID-19 cases—including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties. The order means districts across Southern California will begin the new school year with distance-learning […]

Orange County DA Warns of Sex Offender’s Release

Orange County DA Warns of Sex Offender’s Release

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS)—A convicted sex offender, who has been committed to a state mental health hospital for 20 years, has been released and appears to have made his way back to Orange County on July 15, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. Cary Jay Smith, 59, was released from Coalinga State Hospital […]

Orange County Protective Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations

Orange County Protective Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNS)—A manufacturing facility focused on making surgical face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and other protective equipment will be in full-scale production this week in Anaheim. Demand for personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic is what’s pushing QYK Brands to quickly expand from its current 20,000-square-foot facility in Garden Grove […]

Newsom Clears Way For Hair Salons To Reopen—But Not In LA

Newsom Clears Way For Hair Salons To Reopen—But Not In LA

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS)—Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 26 cleared the way for barbershops and hair salons to open in counties that have been approved to move deeper into California’s reopening roadmap, including Orange County. Los Angeles County—home to roughly half of the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths—has not yet been granted the “regional variance” needed […]

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