#SouthCoastRepertory announces $60,000 playwright grant — Orange County Register

A major American playwright will receive a $60,000 commission to develop a new play under the Pinnacle commission, a new program announced today by South Coast Repertory in partnership with New York City off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons.

via South Coast Repertory announces $60,000 playwright grant — Orange County Register

Let’s go to the #SanDiegoZoo! Zoo, Safari Park to support Australia relief efforts on Sunday

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Zoo Global said Friday it will donate an amount of money to Australia wildlife relief efforts equal to that spent on admission Sunday to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The organization said the donation was an effort to both support fire relief efforts…

via Attendance at Zoo, Safari Park to support Australia relief efforts on Sunday — fox5sandiego.com

Electric scooter-related injuries jumped 222% between 2014 and 2018, study finds — fox5sandiego.com

SAN FRANCISCO — As electric scooters become increasingly ubiquitous in cities, so are scooter-related injuries, one study reports. A study out of the University of California, San Francisco published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery found that the number of scooter-related injuries in the country between 2014 and 2018 grew by 222% to more than 39,000 injuries.…

via Electric scooter-related injuries jumped 222% between 2014 and 2018, study finds — fox5sandiego.com

Disneyland Brings Back Discounted Tickets for SoCal Residents, Expands Deal for ‘Kids Everywhere’ — KTLA

Ladies and gentlemen from Southern California, and boys and girls from all over: Disneyland is ringing in 2020 with a twist on its annual deal on multi-day tickets. As in Januarys past, the Anaheim resort is offering residents in Southern California and Northern Baja California the chance to purchase discounted multi-day tickets…

via Disneyland Brings Back Discounted Tickets for SoCal Residents, Expands Deal for ‘Kids Everywhere’ — KTLA

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL! #Free Admission at over 40 Local Institutions

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL is Saturday, January 25, 2020 when you can enjoy free Admission at over 40 Institutions

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SoCal Museums announces the 15th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Over 40 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge.

Museums Free-for-All also serves as a reminder that free visitor days are available
year-round at museums across Southern California.

A calendar of free days can be found at www.socalmuseums.org/free

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed
exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

Participating Museums

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Automobile Driving Museum
Autry Museum of the American West
Bowers Museum
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Cayton Children’s Museum
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Craft Contemporary
Descanso Gardens
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Getty Center Museum
Getty Villa Museum
Glendora Historical Society
Hammer Museum
Heroes Hall Veterans Museum
ICA LA
Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LACMA
Los Angeles County Fire Museum
Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles County
OCMA (Orange County Museum of
Art)
Pomona College Museum of Art
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
History  (Please note free admission is for the museum
only, not the Sea Center.)
Skirball Cultural Center
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
The International Printing Museum
The Wende Museum
Torrance Art Museum
USC Fisher Museum of Art
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Valley Relics Museum

When: Saturday, January 25
More information: www.SoCalMuseums.org

Murals, construction are revitalizing Placentia’s downtown and historic area — Orange County Register

As murals brighten walls and construction speeds along on the first new housing in the area in years, work is getting started on a key piece of the puzzle that is the renaissance of Placentia’s Old Town/downtown area…

via Murals, construction are revitalizing Placentia’s downtown and historic area — Orange County Register