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

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  • LA is considering building a permanent memorial for the beloved mountain lion near Griffith Observatory.

Kobe Bryant’s Size-14 Footprints Unveiled At The Chinese Theatre

  • The late Lakers star’s handprints and footprints will be permanently on display at the Hollywood theater.


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Butterfield Overland Trail In Lake Elsinore Earns National Recognition

  • The new National Historic Trail status for the Butterfield Overland trail through Lake Elsinore enables new avenues for markers and funding.

Carlsbad Awards More Than $373K In Grants For Coastal Restoration

  • Carlsbad Aquafarms was awarded $230,000 to create a living shoreline project on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.

Music Industry Pro Living In Murrieta Brings Your Songs To Life

  • Award-winning musician and producer-engineer Nelson Braxton has opened the door to anyone who ever had a song they wished could be heard.

San Diego CCD IT Team Wins Technology Planning Award

  • Information Technology Services was awarded the Technology Planning Award at the 2023 CISO conference in San Francisco.

See The Stanley Cup At Acrisure Arena Ahead Of Firebirds Game

  • Take the opportunity to visit The Stanley Cup trophy and get your photo taken next to the iconic piece of hockey hardware in March.

Free Class For Teen Drivers Offered By CHP In Temecula

  • The CHP’s “Start Smart” class is open to all teens and their parents. The goal is to save young lives.

Historic Firefighter’s BBQ Promises Sizzle, Family Fun In Murrieta

  • Murrieta Fire & Rescue will celebrate its 76th anniversary with an always-popular barbecue bash.

‘Twilight’ Director To Be Awarded At Legendary Women Artists Of Venice

  • This year’s award winners include “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke, fine artist Sandy Bleifer and photographer Edizen Stowell.

FIND Food Bank To Expand With $1 Million In Added Funding

  • The FIND Food Bank is growing its Indio location thanks to a $1 million expansion plan agreed upon by the RivCo Board of Supervisors.

New Program Allows HS Students To Earn CNA Credentials

  • The program will give students seeking employment after high school the opportunity to pursue a career in an expanding field.

Southern California Air Show Coming To March ARB

  • The Southern California Air Show is the de facto replacement of the March ARB Air Fest, which was nixed in both 2020 and 2022.

The Crafted Scone Murrieta Serves Up Fresh Baked Goodness

  • If you love pastries, good coffee and a hang-out spot for conversation, we have found the place for you in Murrieta’s The Crafted Scone.

Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ-Owned Restaurants Eligible To Apply For Grant

  • The application period opened Wednesday for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Grant Program.

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Fest Announces $100 2-Day Pass

  • The “Country Combo Package” includes the weekend’s full concert lineup.

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