The OC & COVID-19: Show respect & be safe.

Please, don’t disrespect the thousands of Orange County health care professionals, first responders, and everyday people on the front lines making sure you have what you need most – from food and essential services by ignoring guidelines designed to keep you, our community and the people you care about safe.

Little Girl Painting CookiesThese professionals are often making unimaginable personal sacrifices to be at your side for everyday and extraordinary emergencies beyond COVID-19, from heart attacks to fire emergencies, groceries to upset tummies, and much more.

Portrait of two girls in the woods girlfriendsGiven the gravity of the current situation, we’ll try and share the most important local news from across various media outlets – both local and national, that we think you might find especially useful in our local communities which you might otherwise miss.

Family Eating An Al Fresco MealIn most instances, we’ll share a headline and a few key details, with a link to the original media story. Our local media and government agencies continue to be the best source of current news and information. We simply hope to highlight some of the less-prominent stories.

We’ll still share our favorite fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, and other stories, because we hope (and believe) it can lift spirits and provide a needed positive distraction from the headlines.

 

Dena Dietrich Dies: “Mother Nature” In Classic Margarine Commercials Was 91 — Deadline

Dena Dietrich, a character actress who appeared in numerous TV shows and on Broadway but was instantly recognizable as the face of Mother Nature from a popular, long-running commercial campaign for Chiffon margarine, died Saturday, Nov. 21 of natural causes…

Dena Dietrich Dies: “Mother Nature” In Classic Margarine Commercials Was 91 — Deadline

Huntington Beach high school district to begin in-person instruction Nov. 3 — Orange County Register

Huntington Beach High School math teacher Benji Medure knows about bringing people together to face a challenge. He coaches the school’s successful baseball team that competes in Division 1 of the CIF Southern Section. It’s with that spirit that Medure is embracing the reopening of classrooms in the Huntington Beach Union High School District…

Huntington Beach high school district to begin in-person instruction Nov. 3 — Orange County Register

Old Yorba Linda library begins move to new home — Orange County Register

Books, computers and other materials have begun their three-block trek from Yorba Linda’s now-closed library on Imperial Highway to the new library on Lakeview Avenue. Movers and staff began sending the library’s collection on its short journey on Monday. The move is expected to wrap up in early November…

Old Yorba Linda library begins move to new home — Orange County Register

More than one-third of Calif. voters have returned their ballots — FOX 5 San Diego

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON) — More than a third of California voters have returned their ballots with less than a week before the election deadline.  The latest numbers from Political Data Inc show 36% of California ballots have been returned as of Tuesday.  “It’s going to really help process those ballots more rapidly…

More than one-third of Calif. voters have returned their ballots — FOX 5 San Diego

Stephen Colbert To Host 2020 Election Night Special On Showtime

(CBS Local)– Emmy and Peabody Award-winning late night host Stephen Colbert will return to Showtime to host another live election night special. “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020” will air Tuesday, November 3 at 11 p.m. EST…

Stephen Colbert To Host 2020 Election Night Special On Showtime — CBS Las Vegas