‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’ Filmmakers Discuss Revisiting Rock and Soul’s Arguably Greatest Year — Variety

Was 1971 the best single year for recorded popular music, ever? Or merely the year in which it reached peak cultural significance? Maybe, just maybe, the answer could be: both. You’ll certainly be hard-pressed to come up with a better argument for another annum after watching all eight episodes of “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything…”

‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’ Filmmakers Discuss Revisiting Rock and Soul’s Arguably Greatest Year — Variety

Irvine Animal Care Center to Host 15th Annual Super Pet Adoption Sunday, June 6

Animal adoption event featuring upwards of 150 pets will be held entirely outdoors and require advance registration to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.

The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 15th annual Super Pet Adoption event Sunday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s event will require advance registration to better ensure a socially distanced environment for all. 

Super Pet Adoption will be held entirely outdoors at the Irvine Animal Care Center and feature local pet rescue groups and pet-related vendors, along with upwards of 150 adoptable animals. The park-like environment provides ample space for both vendors and attendees to help the community come together to find a new furry family member in a fun, responsible manner. 

Safety protocols in place for the event include: 

  • Pre-registration to ensure on-site attendance adheres to all state and local gathering guidelines. 
  • Facial coverings worn by all when physical distancing cannot be maintained. 
  • Hand-sanitizing stations at the event. 
  • Food and drinks will not be for sale at this year’s event to discourage large groups of people gathering in small areas. 

“Making sure pets in need continue to find homes during COVID-19 has been important to the City, and we’ve been proud of our efforts to keep animal adoptions safe and accessible over the past year,” said Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We’re excited to continue this work and offer the community an opportunity to support adoptable animals at this year’s Super Pet Adoption event while still adhering to all health guidelines. We look forward to finding homes for our many four-legged friends this June.” 

Event admission is $5 per person (kids 13 and younger are free). Advance ticket reservation is required for all attendees, including children. Tickets go on sale May 24 and are available for specific entrance times to ensure social distancing and limited gathering.  

The Irvine Animal Care Center is located at 6443 Oak Canyon. For more information or to view a list of participating rescues, shelters and vendors, visit irvineanimals.org or call 949-724-7740. 

Experts: ‘Guarded optimism’ in avoiding blackouts this summer — Orange County Register

While California has added electrical capacity since last August’s blackouts, state legislators were warned Tuesday, May 18, that another round of record-breaking heat could leave the state vulnerable again this summer – particularly if extreme weather extends to most of the western U.S., as it did last year…

Experts: ‘Guarded optimism’ in avoiding blackouts this summer — Orange County Register

Strong surf, dangerous conditions headed for So Cal beaches — Orange County Register

Get ready for a wild week, or two, of waves. Back-to-back-to-back swells are expected to roar into Southern California, a welcome visitor for surfers but also concerning because of the potential for hazardous conditions.

Strong surf, dangerous conditions headed for So Cal beaches — Orange County Register

OC continues appointment-free vaccinations through Saturday — Orange County Register

Orange County’s three mass vaccination sites will continue accepting walk-ins through Saturday, May 8, after testing out the service over the weekend. Since the OC Health Care Agency opened its “super pods” (points of dispensing) at Disneyland, Soka University and the OC Fair and Event Center, COVID-19 vaccinations have been available by appointment only…

OC continues appointment-free vaccinations through Saturday — Orange County Register

A new wave for Huntington’s beach concessions — Orange County Register

Pass by the concession stand on the sand at Bolsa Chica State Beach and you’ll hear more than the ocean waves crashing nearby. Some weekday nights at SeaLegs at the Beach, a string quartet fills the air with classical music sounds, surrounded by hundreds of flickering lights. More:

A new wave for Huntington’s beach concessions — Orange County Register

Surfers’ Hall of Fame to induct Huntington Beach’s Casey Wheat — Orange County Register

Well-known Huntington Beach surfer Casey Wheat was all about community – especially the tribe in the waters who shared his passion for the ocean. Wheat, co-founder of the West Coast Board Riders club, died last year at age 49.

Surfers’ Hall of Fame to induct Huntington Beach’s Casey Wheat — Orange County Register

How Disneyland costumed characters will interact with guests after the park reopens — Orange County Register

Disneyland will change the familiar meet-and-greet photo opportunities with princesses, superheroes and villains to socially distanced wave-and-play impromptu moments when the Anaheim theme parks return after a yearlong coronavirus closure.

How Disneyland costumed characters will interact with guests after the park reopens — Orange County Register

Disneyland draft horses pull Main Street U.S.A. trolleys in preparation for reopening — Orange County Register

The familiar clip-clop sound of Disneyland’s beloved draft horses are once again echoing off the facades of the Victorian-style buildings lining Main Street U.S.A. as the Anaheim theme park prepares for an April reopening following a year-long coronavirus closure…

Disneyland draft horses pull Main Street U.S.A. trolleys in preparation for reopening — Orange County Register