Mystery Money Owner Wanted + Craft Brew Festival: Saturday Smiles


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – If you’re looking for the bright side of news, we’re here to help. Patch has sweet Southern California stories that we hope you enjoy.

Learn how to grow winter vegetables during the Free Zoom course

  • Riverside County hosts the training in partnership with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program.

Sempra Foundation donates $ 200,000 to help improve access to energy

  • The funds will help install five solar projects on community buildings and off-grid solar projects benefiting 40 families in Mexico.

Charter Oak High School hosts 5k race this Saturday

  • The Oak Tree Challenge race raises funds for schools in the Charter Oak Unified School District.

Festival of Lights returns to downtown Riverside in 2021

  • The annual holiday event will begin the day after Thanksgiving.

Rowdy press conference hits Beverly Hills ahead of boxing match

  • Boxing legends Alvarez and Plant brought to Beverly Hills what the city loves most: drama.

The Southern California Fair returns to Perris Fairgrounds

  • The four-day event kicks off Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday October 3.

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Corona, October 7-10

  • The installation of Corona is the only Californian stage of 2021 for “The Wall That Heals”.

Newport Beach firefighter saves redwoods amid blustery fire fight

  • Newport Beach Battalion Commander Brian McDonough leads a response team to protect the giant sequoias during the Windy fire.

“Water Banking”: Riverside County Agencies Join Forces

  • The $ 150 million program will require cooperating organizations to collectively prepare for contingencies and manage resources.

North County Transit District announces new monthly pass

  • The North County Transit District has announced that the Sprinter / Breeze Promotional Monthly Pass is now available for purchase.

Battle Of The Books returns to Glendora’s library later this month

  • The literary program is sponsored by the Glendora Public Library Friends Foundation and the Rotary Club.

Helping CalFresh Pass Area Residents Affected by the Westward Fire

  • CalFresh beneficiaries in the Banning area have until Friday to report food loss due to the fire.

San Diego Airport Unveils “Make Yourself At Home” Art Exhibition

  • The “Make Yourself at Home” exhibition is located throughout Terminal 2 before and after security.

Busiest summer on record at Palm Springs International Airport

  • Despite the ongoing pandemic, 2021 has exceeded travel expectations at the airport.

San Diego partners with HUD to launch House America

  • The partnership aims to relocate and build additional housing for the homeless.

Cars, jewelry, bikes auctioned by the RivCo Sheriff’s Department.

  • The county assumes control of certain areas within its jurisdiction when there are no heirs.

Mayor asks city staff to create bike lanes on Pershing Drive

  • San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has asked city staff to install bollards to create cycle paths in both directions.

Temecula is hosting a free health fair this weekend

  • Free screenings and freebies will take place during Saturday’s event in the Old Town.


Temecula’s Old Town Halloween Carnival promises free family fun

  • “This year the party arrives in the beautiful old town, with games and contests in store for all who dare to play!”

Trunk or treat provided at Rancho Palos Verdes

  • Join a planned Trunk or Treat event at Rancho Palos Verdes. Here’s how to get into the spooky mind.

The main street of Lake Elsinore will close for October 15 “Trunk Or Treat”

  • A portion of the downtown corridor and its surrounding streets will be closed to motorists so that families can safely enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

The Dark Side of History: Murders and Ghosts from Temecula’s Past

  • Celebrate Halloween with this terrifically fun presentation.

OC Halloween Guide 2021: Trick-Or-Treats & Pumpkin Patches

  • Find fall events, haunted houses, haywalks, mazes, festivals, Day of the Dead extravagances and more in Orange County.

San Diego County 2021 Halloween Guide: Trick-Or-Treats & Haunts

  • Find fall events, pumpkin fields, corn mazes, hay rides, festivals, Day of the Dead extravagances and more throughout the SD region.

Weekend in a wine estate: stop for the wine, stay for the sparkle

  • If you need a reason, besides wine, to visit the Paso Robles wine country, the dazzling “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” can be.

RivCo Halloween Events 2021: Trick-Or-Treats and Haunted Houses

  • Your fall guide to pumpkins, corn mazes, hay walks, festivals, Day of the Dead extravagances, and more throughout the Empire of the Interior.

Food and restaurants

Who makes the best cheeseburger in Manhattan Beach?

  • We asked: who makes the best cheeseburger in Manhattan Beach? Here is what you said.

Good food at a good price? Michelin awards San Diego restaurant honors

  • The Michelin Guide has announced 45 restaurants across the state, including five in San Diego, as recipients of its Bib Gourmand designation.

Venice’s Groundwork Coffee Co. drops new brand image

  • The Groundwork Coffee Co. of Venice is celebrating 30 years in the community with a new design and a fresh vibe.

Craft Beer Festival and Return Concert in Wildomar

  • The “Rooted in Nature” festival will benefit the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation.

45 CA restaurants recognized by Michelin for affordable meals: list

  • A delicious dining experience at a reasonable price is the point of Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list, with 45 new restaurants added in 2021.

Schools and education

2 San Diego schools selected as US Blue Ribbon Schools

  • A total of 325 US schools received the honor for overall performance from the US Department of Education.

San Diego County students named semi-finalists for scholarships

  • They will compete for nearly $ 30 million in National Merit Scholarships to be awarded next spring and summer. See the list of students.

UCSD professor to receive $ 9 million to study cellular proteins

  • Elizabeth Villa is one of 33 scientists representing 21 institutions chosen from over 800 applicants.

UC Riverside welcomes students again after 18 months of virtual classes

  • Mandatory vaccinations, wearing a mask indoors and regular tests are now mandatory.

Southwestern College opens public inquiry as it rethinks its board of trustees

  • The overhaul of the council will force future administrators to live in the district they represent.

Reflection: Grade One Teaching During a Pandemic

  • Many people say that teaching is a tough job. Pablo Gomez can attest to this.

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