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.

 

Moving to a new city? Control expenses with these tips

But before you pack up and hit the road, there are some things you ought to do to make sure you can afford this upcoming transition. Dreams of a new start are great, but you don’t want to be overwhelmed by moving costs or everyday expenses in your new town.

Moving to a new city? Control expenses with these tips — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sawdust Art Festival opens Saturday in #LagunaBeach as an outdoor marketplace — Orange County Register

Nansea Williams is known for her unique, silly, happy monsters and dolls. A staple at Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival since 2009, she scaled back some of her creativity this summer, waiting to see what would happen with plans to still host the popular outdoor show held for 53 years in a sawdust-covered, 3-acre eucalyptus grove…

Sawdust Art Festival opens Saturday in Laguna Beach as an outdoor marketplace — Orange County Register

Strong #Earthquake Jolts Orange County Friday Night — Deadline

The Los Angeles area was shaken by an earthquake late Friday night. The tremor struck at 11:38 PM and lasted about 20-30 seconds. Its epicenter was in Rosemead,.East Los Angeles, less than a mile from South El Monte, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey…

Strong Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles Friday Night — Deadline

A Record 2 Million Acres of California Has Burned in 2020. Heat Conditions Predicted to Continue — TIME

More than 2 million acres of land have been burned by wildfires in California as of Monday, according to state fire agency Cal Fire, surpassing the all-time record of 1.9 million set in 2018. Cal Fire and climate scientists predict that the number of acres burned this year will continue to grow with upcoming weather…

‘This is Crazy.’ A Record 2 Million Acres of California Has Burned This Year With Heat Conditions Predicted to Continue — TIME

#Shark signs warns beachgoers to “keep out” of water near #HuntingtonBeach Pier — Orange County Register

Signs were posted Friday morning in Huntington Beach warning people to keep out due to a shark sighting. (Photo courtesy of Louis Rice)Signs posted up in Huntington Beach Friday morning warned beachgoers to “keep out” of the water due to a shark sighting. The red signage was posted near the pier and by lifeguard towers…

Shark signs warns beachgoers to “keep out” of water near Huntington Beach Pier — Orange County Register

California Firefighters ‘Taxed to the Limit’ and Seeking Help to Combat Raging Wildfires — TIME

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of major fires were scorching California on Thursday and taxing the state’s firefighting capacity, sparked by an unprecedented lightning siege that dropped nearly 11,000 strikes over several days. Authorities announced the death of a resident Thursday in the wildfires that threaten tens of thousands of homes…

California Firefighters ‘Taxed to the Limit’ and Seeking Help to Combat Raging Wildfires — TIME

U.S. Postal Service to raise some prices over holiday season — FOX 5 San Diego #USPS

The United States Postal Service announced a temporary price change that would impact commercial mailers take effect in mid-October and run until after Christmas. The change would only affect commercial domestic packages. Retail prices and international products wouldn’t be impacted. The planned price increase begins on October 18 and would end December 27…

U.S. Postal Service to raise some prices over holiday season — FOX 5 San Diego

These 3 Southern California teens just won $1 million on NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’ — Orange County Register

When the confetti fell and the fireworks erupted, three Southern California teenagers in MDC 3, a contemporary dance trio out of a Placentia dance studio, just won the fourth season of NBC’s “World Of Dance.”

These 3 Southern California teens just won $1 million on NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’ — Orange County Register