• Successful Aging: How do older people handle the isolation of coronavirus quarantines?

    Successful Aging: How do older people handle the isolation of coronavirus quarantines?
    Q. As a 73-year old healthy retired widow, I am having trouble with another transition just when I had the “retirement piece” all worked out. I had a great career, a fulfilling retirement and now am self-quarantined. The transition from work to retirement and now to isolation is a big one for me. Any thoughts? And please don’t give me an exhausting laundry list of things I can do. I am sure I am not alone on this. An added thought: Is anyone thinking about the impact of this bi
  • From pruning ferns to feeding camelias, here’s what to do in the garden this week

    From pruning ferns to feeding camelias, here’s what to do in the garden this week
     1. Cut off the old fern fronds nearly to the ground, so new ones, called fiddleheads, can come up unencumbered. Clean out any dead leaves from other plants as well. For instance, the old flower stems and leaf bases on birds of paradise become unsightly with time can be removed fairly easily with a sideways tug. Even houseplants, such as parlor palms, look better with some grooming. Remove dead leaf bases after they have dried. This cleanup treatment makes a wonderful, refreshing difference
  • The Eat Index: OC: How food trucks are adjusting during the coronavirus pandemic 🌮 🚚

    The Eat Index: OC: How food trucks are adjusting during the coronavirus pandemic 🌮 🚚
    The Eat Index: OC is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Wednesdays. Subscribe here. 
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    Retired big rig driver Rich Goldstein of Beaumont says, “I’ve eaten patty melts in all 50 states and this is the best,” as he watches Joe Jarrell Jr., 25, of Beaumont finish making his Stack Patty Melt at The Big Easy Sandwich food truck in the parking lot at Tractor Supply Company in Calimesa on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Pres
  • How Drake collaborator Giveon got his musical start — singing at birthday parties

    How Drake collaborator Giveon got his musical start — singing at birthday parties
    Giveon just released his first EP on a major label and sings the hook on Drake’s new song, but it was a steady singing gig his mom procured that the Long Beach crooner credits for developing his smooth baritone voice.
    In order to develop his talent as a kid, she made him sing at every family birthday party, although he didn’t have a say when it came to the set list.
    “I thought it would be more than that, but I was literally just singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song. So
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  • Fulbright Scholar’s study of online education altered by coronavirus pandemic

    Fulbright Scholar’s study of online education altered by coronavirus pandemic
    By Karen Lindell
    CSUF News Service
    Long before the new coronavirus compelled faculty and students across the world to pursue distance learning, Denise Stanley was designing, teaching and researching online courses.
    Selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Dominican Republic for the 2019-20 academic year, the professor of economics intended to expand collective knowledge on distance learning by integrating an international perspective. Her Fulbright is a FLEX award, where research is conducted
  • Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods to become care center for homeless with coronavirus

    Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods to become care center for homeless with coronavirus
    Laguna Woods officials are “deeply concerned” about a deal made between the County of Orange and Ayres Hotel to convert a 138-bed hotel in the senior community into a temporary housing and medical facility for homeless people.
    The hotel is slotted to care for homeless individuals “who have either already contracted, or are at high risk for contracting, COVID‐19,” according to a news release sent out by the city.
    “The city is deeply concerned with the Coun
  • Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus

    Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus
    A resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in East Long Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the facility’s administrator, Lance Haering.
    Haering confirmed to the Press-Telegram early Thursday, April 2, that a resident has contracted the virus; the facility learned of the resident’s test result on Wednesday, April 1, Haering said.
    The facility is following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he added, to prevent the further spread of
  • Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare facility in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus

    Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare facility in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus
    A resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in East Long Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the facility’s administrator, Lance Haering.
    Haering confirmed to the Press-Telegram early Thursday, April 2, that a resident has contracted the virus; the facility learned of the resident’s test result on Wednesday, April 1, Haering said.
    The facility is following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he added, to prevent the further spread of
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  • Coronavirus fallout: Democrats delay nominating convention until week of Aug. 17

    Coronavirus fallout: Democrats delay nominating convention  until week of Aug. 17
    By BILL BARROW
    The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold it in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Convention CEO Joe Solmonese confirmed the decision in a statement Thursday.
    “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can
  • Orange County boys basketball player of the year: Devin Askew, Mater Dei

    Orange County boys basketball player of the year: Devin Askew, Mater Dei
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowScorer. Passer. Defender.
    Devin Askew was all of those things this season for the Mater Dei boys basketball team that won another Trinity League championship, advanced to the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game and played in the CIF Southern California Open Division regional semifinals.
    For his contributions to Orange County’s best boys basketball team Askew is the Orange County boys ba
  • All-Orange County boys basketball 2019-20: First Team through Fourth Team

    All-Orange County boys basketball 2019-20: First Team through Fourth Team
    The Register’s All-County boys basketball for the 2019-20 season.
    ALL-COUNTY TEAMS
    FIRST TEAM
    Devin Askew, Mater Dei, Jr., G
    Wilhelm Breidenbach, Mater Dei, Jr., F
    Judah Brown, Pacifica Christian, Sr., F
    Ryan Evans, Mater Dei, Sr., G
    Harrison Hornery, Mater Dei, Jr., F
    Houston Mallette, Pacifica Christian, Jr., G
    Ian Martinez, JSerra, Sr., G
    Tajavis Miller, Servite, So., G
    Riley Schroeder, Villa Park, Sr., F
    Atin Wright, Fairmont Prep, Sr., G
    Mater Dei’s Ryan Evans scores past JSerra
  • Orange County boys basketball coach of the year: D’Cean Bryant, Fountain Valley

    Orange County boys basketball coach of the year: D’Cean Bryant, Fountain Valley
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowFountain Valley High School has had some fine boys basketball teams since the campus opened in the late 1960s.
    It never had a boys basketball team like this past season’s team. The Barons for the first time advanced to a CIF-Southern Section semifinals playoff game and played in the state tournament.
    For raising Fountain Valley to such historical heights D’Cean Bryant is the Orange County boys bas
  • Look how eerily empty Southern California beaches have looked

    Look how eerily empty Southern California beaches have looked
    Despite a beautiful day, Southern California folks appear to be paying heed to orders to stay off beaches and trails to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    Beaches from Orange County to Los Angeles were eerily empty, with only scattered visitors. Some were reminded by lifeguards and law enforcement; most complied without having to be issued citations.
    The beach and pier are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Seal Beach, CA, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Grit
  • UCLA’s Rachel Garcia sees whirlwind year stop abruptly with Olympic postponement

    UCLA’s Rachel Garcia sees whirlwind year stop abruptly with Olympic postponement
    Rachel Garcia is not used to sitting still.
    This past year has been a whirlwind for the 23-year-old. From UCLA’s national championship in June to helping the U.S. national team win gold in the Pan American Games in August to later making Team USA in October and spending the past few months on tour with the Red, White and Blue: Garcia hasn’t had much downtime.
    But now that she has some, a stretch that is sure to last for several months, she’s found discomfort in the absence of h
  • Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants

    Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants
    The University of California is drastically relaxing its fall 2021 admissions standards for applicants who are currently high school juniors, including suspending the requirement that they take standardized tests and allowing pass/fail grades for this spring’s classes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university announcement Wednesday.
    The dramatic action came in response to the cancellation of testing by the SAT and ACT this spring and to the widespread disruption at hi
  • Coronavirus fallout: Record 878,727 Californians seek jobless benefits in a week

    Coronavirus fallout: Record 878,727 Californians seek jobless benefits in a week
    The battle against coronavirus forced a record-high 878,727 Californians to file initial jobless claims in the week ended March 28.
    U.S. Department of Labor figures show the staggering total was up 691,918 from the previous peak of 186,809 a week ago. That’s up 370% in seven days, and it’s a jump of almost 22-fold above a year ago.
    This two-week spree of benefit claims follows numerous business closings required by state and local government “stay at home” orders issued t
  • How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic

    How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic
    It’s easy to forget about the new normal for a moment as you go about your day: You return from a quick trip to the grocery store and drop your reusable bags on the kitchen countertop, or your dog’s leash goes from resting on a bench at the park to resting on your dining table or the back of a chair.      
    Yep, you can bring germs into your home, no matter how much social distance you are maintaining during the novel coronavirus outbreak. And while you a
  • Angels Q&A: Could the team lose a year of Anthony Rendon’s deal?

    Angels Q&A: Could the team lose a year of Anthony Rendon’s deal?
    While waiting to see if and when the coronavirus shutdown will end and the MLB season will begin, we took some Angels questions via Twitter on Wednesday.
    If no season is to be played does (Anthony) Rendon have just six years left on the contract? Or seven still? I’m assuming six since Betts will be free agent this offseason. Sucks to be Dodgers if that happens. — @mattyball71
    Anthony Rendon’s contract covers the 2020 to 2026 seasons, specifically, so if there is no 2020 season,
  • Master Gardener: How to grow blueberries in Southern California

    Master Gardener: How to grow blueberries in Southern California
    Q: How can I grow blueberries here? I was told that our soil is not acidic enough, but I see blueberry plants for sale everywhere now. I’d like to grow them, but I don’t want to buy a plant just to see it die. 
    A: Blueberries will grow well here, but you must accommodate their need for acidic soil conditions.
    I recommend growing them in large, well-draining containers. We use half-whiskey barrels because they are cheap and readily available. Drill some large (1-inch) holes in th
  • Disneyland to raise and lower American flag daily during coronavirus closure

    Disneyland to raise and lower American flag daily during coronavirus closure
    Disneyland will once again return to a patriotic tradition that has been a staple for decades by raising and lowering the American flag each day during the coronavirus closure of the Anaheim theme park.
    Disneyland staff trained in flag protocol will perform the raising and lowering ceremony daily beginning on Thursday, April 2 while the park is closed, Disney officials said.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California&rsquo
  • These surprising, garden-worthy plants are perfect for Southern California climates

    These surprising, garden-worthy plants are perfect for Southern California climates
    There are whole groups of highly garden-worthy plants that most people, including gardeners, have neglected for no good reason and I count myself among them. Let me take two examples that I am grateful to Shelly Jennings for bringing to my close attention. Jennings is the proprietor of Worldwide Exotics, the hidden gem of local plant nurseries, located at 11157 Orcas Avenue in Lakeview Terrace. It is open to the public on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. I promise that you will encounter man
  • A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount amid coronavirus

    A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount amid coronavirus
    By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
    The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses close across the world
  • Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus

    Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus
    By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA
    NEW ORLEANS— Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.
    “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be,”  his son Branford said.
    Four of the jazz patriarch&rsqu
  • 10 things you don’t know about Disneyland’s sort-of-secret Club 33

    10 things you don’t know about Disneyland’s sort-of-secret Club 33
    Some people don’t even know it exists, but right near the exit from Pirates of the Caribbean, in New Orleans Square, might be Disneyland’s worst kept secret — its private Club 33 that offers cocktails and fine dining exclusively to members and their guests.
    A nine-bedroom Coto de Caza estate on a 9.5-acre parcel includes a water theme park with slides, caves and a Disney-like replica pirate ship built into the pool's lagoon. Former Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant made headli
  • Coronavirus: Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job

    Coronavirus: Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job
    WASHINGTON  — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he’s received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters with admirers that prompted the Trump administration to assign him a security detail.
    Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force who appears almost daily on televised briefings and news shows, says there are things about his job that are “sometimes disturbing.&rdq
  • Bicyclist fatally struck by SUV in Huntington Beach

    Bicyclist fatally struck by SUV in Huntington Beach
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — A bicyclist was struck by an SUV and killed in Huntington Beach and an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the crash.
    The accident occurred near Yorktown Avenue and Vasile Circle about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sgt. Eric Warken of the Huntington Beach Police Department.
    Officers arrived on scene and found a man in the street, unresponsive. He suffered major internal injuries and was pronounced dead, Warken said.
    A silver 2016 Honda Pilot with front
  • Coronavirus: Family emergency plans should take pets into account

    Coronavirus: Family emergency plans should take pets into account
    Callie Acosta of Riverside gives love to her newly adopted Gizz-Moe, a 10-year-old, blind, shih tzu mix, at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Chairs are set up outside in case of a crowd at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s intake area in Riverside on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. “Visitors are following the six foot rule. Families are obviously staying together, but the others are doing good with foll
  • Coronavirus: Family emergency planning should take pets into account

    Coronavirus: Family emergency planning should take pets into account
    Callie Acosta of Riverside gives love to her newly adopted Gizz-Moe, a 10-year-old, blind, shih tzu mix, at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Chairs are set up outside in case of a crowd at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s intake area in Riverside on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. “Visitors are following the six foot rule. Families are obviously staying together, but the others are doing good with foll
  • Former Angel Jim Edmonds tested positive for coronavirus, but is now symptom free

    Former Angel Jim Edmonds tested positive for coronavirus, but is now symptom free
    Jim Edmonds reported on Wednesday night on his Instagram account that he tested positive for the coronavirus, but he said that he’s now symptom free.
    Edmonds, who began his major league career with the Angels, posted a video in which he explained what happened to him after he was hospitalized over the weekend.
    “Just wanted to drop a quick note,” Edmonds said. “I appreciate everyone who has sent well wishes and wished me the best. I did test positive for pneumonia and test
  • Laguna Beach city manager diagnosed with coronavirus, expects a full recovery

    Laguna Beach city manager diagnosed with coronavirus, expects a full recovery
    LAGUNA BEACH — Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
    Pietig was self-isolating at home, CBS Los Angeles reported Wednesday night.
    “I am in good spirits, will continue to work from home and expect to make a full recovery,” Pietig said in a statement. Pietig had participated in Tuesday night’s video conference City Council meeting.
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