SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — To keep your weekend light, Patch presents some Southern California stories from the past week — many that hopefully will brighten your day.

Modernism Week Opens In Palm Springs

  • Tours, cocktails, live music and more are on tap for the annual event that celebrates mid-century design and architecture.

Andalusian Court Named In Acclaimed ‘Hidden Gem Hotels’ List

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  • This Riverside County hotel, constructed in the 1920s, has housed TV legends and remains to be the place Palm Springs goes for romance.

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation Offering Grants

  • Programs or projects focused on nature, environmental and science education, and climate literacy will be given first consideration.


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New Bruce’s Beach Plaque To Be Unveiled At Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

  • A new plaque at Bruce’s Beach Park commemorating the storied history of the area will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this month.

‘Wall That Heals’ Exhibit Coming To Menifee

  • The Wall That Heals provides an opportunity to honor and remember all those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Far South-Border North Grant Program Available For San Diego Artists

  • A grant program for San Diego County and Imperial County residents is funded through a $4.75 million California Creative Corps grant.

Cal State San Marcos Adds 5 More School Districts To ‘The Alliance’

  • Students from these Southern California districts will be guaranteed admission to Cal State San Marcos if they meet certain criteria.

Pechanga Donates Food Truck To Local Community Pantry

  • Pechanga gifted the $157,000 refrigerated truck to pantry volunteers with a surprise inside from resort partner Sysco Foods.

New Hot Chicken Eatery To Open In Mission Viejo March 30

  • Dave’s Hot Chicken will be serving up its famous mouth-watering hot chicken, beer and wine next March, city officials said.

Nonna’s Ristorante Scores High With Reviewers

  • Murrieta residents are celebrating this favored Italian restaurant for drawing national attention in this top 100 restaurant list.

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