After nearly three months in the state's most restrictive tier, Orange County entered the red tier on March 14, allowing for the return of indoor movie theaters, dining and fitness centers.,The transition into the red tier will also allow for Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Angel Stadium to open under limited capacity.,At a news conference on March 5, Ghaly said that theme parks will be allowed to reopen at 15% capacity once Orange County enters the red tier.,“While last week’s announcement stated that theme parks may open starting on April 1, the fact is it will take some time to get them ready for our guests — this includes recalling more than 10,000 furloughed cast and retraining them to be able to operate according to the state of California’s new requirements,” said Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company in a statement on March 9.,In addition to the opening of the dining hall at 25% capacity, Shim added that the restaurant will continue to offer outdoor seating.

LIBERTY — Construction is scheduled to begin this month to restore Little Squaw Creek in Churchill Park, with trees, shrubs and other plants to be installed in the spring.,Churchill Park occupies 14 acres at 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road in Liberty Township.,But Little Squaw Creek has a small perennial pond threatening the adjacent park road and infrastructure.,To address this, the township applied for and received a grant through the Clean Ohio Fund to do restoration work on the creek.,The township is working with Davey Resource Group, CT Consultants, and Moderalli Excavating to design, permit and construct the project.

Sketch of 8-plex part of Irvine Community Land Trusts Sage Park, a 68-home “affordable” development in Irvine’s Portola Springs neighborhood.,(Courtesy: ICLT)

Sketch of 6-plex part of Irvine Community Land Trusts Sage Park, a 68-home “affordable” development in Irvine’s Portola Springs neighborhood.,(Courtesy: ICLT) read more

5:16 p.m.: In diverse Stockton, people of color still underrepresented in vaccination People of color in California are still underrepresented among COVID vaccine recipients, even in Stockton, which U.S. News and World Report ranked last year as the most racially diverse city in the country.,According to the Associated Press, as more people are vaccinated and the daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths drop, public health officials are starting to relax on containment strategies.,While stressing that people should avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside their household, the city’s public health department told the San Francisco Chronicle it was updating guidance it first issued last year “to reflect the latest science on COVID-19.”,12:09 p.m.: Some fitness trainers got vaccine as 'health care workers'

Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.,KGO-TV reports that in January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. read more

Disney California Adventure will launch a food and beverage experience that is expected to kick off in mid-March during the spring season when the Anaheim theme park typically runs an annual food and wine festival.,“Currently planned to begin mid-March, we will debut an all-new, limited-time ticketed experience, focused on our world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences,” Disneyland president Ken Potrock said in a letter to cast members.,The limited time food and beverage event will bring more than 700 Disney cast members back to work in addition to the 230 employees that have already returned to work along Buena Vista Street, according to theme park officials.,SEE ALSO: California Assembly bill seeks to speed reopening of Disneyland and other theme parks

Many of the details of the new DCA food and beverage event have yet to be announced.,SEE ALSO: More than 40 U.S. theme parks set 2021 reopening dates read more

After searching miles of water since Saturday, Feb. 13, authorities called off the search for a 28-year-old diver missing in the ocean near Crystal Cove State Park, an official said Monday, Feb. 15.,The diver was last seen wearing a camouflage wetsuit, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.,After searching for 18 hours and covering 138 square nautical miles, the Coast Guard suspended its search, Lt. Ben McIntyre said Monday morning.,The Coast Guard dispatched a 45-foot-long response boat, a cutter and a helicopter to look for the diver.,“Having not seen anything that whole time … the decision was made to call (the search) off,” the Coast Guard’s McIntyre said.

Lone Star Land Partners recently announced their newest land-buying opportunity – Woodland Hills Ranch – which is being brought to market for the first time on Jan. 23 and 24, 2021, during the land developer’s Sneak Preview Land Sale.,Start enjoying the country lifestyle you deserve, said the spokesperson, with views, pastureland, county roads, electric, low wildlife exempt taxes and more at Woodland Hills Ranch.,Woodland Hills Ranch is also surrounded by lakes, including Lake Limestone, Fairfield Lake and Fort Boggy State Park, making it an ideal place for boating, fishing and enjoying nature, said the spokesperson.,Prospective owners can build now or build later and enjoy the freedom to select their own builder to create the new country home of their dreams at Woodland Hills Ranch, said the spokesperson.,“The best part about purchasing property at Woodland Hills Ranch is the peace of mind you’ll experience from working with a company that’s backed by over 50 years of experience in the land development business,” said the spokesperson.

As perhaps the most anticipated season in NCAA history approaches, we’re featuring every team ranked in the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20.,While the COVID-19 pandemic cut short the 2020 NCAA men’s lacrosse season and left a lot of teams hungry, there may not be a team more ready to capture that unfinished business than the 2021 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team.,“For the past couple of years, our main goal has been to capture that Patriot League championship, and we’ve come up short twice,” fifth-year faceoff “The motivation comes mostly from that, especially since the prospect of this season could be the Patriot League only.,For the four fifth-years who decided to come back after the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to all spring athletes after the 2020 season was canceled, they have a lot riding on this upcoming year — with only more chance to capture that title.,Due to the amount of positive COVID-19 cases on Lehigh’s campus in the fall, the team only had one official practice together and three weeks of skill sessions.

Hours after landing in Brisbane, where the most dramatic of series in recent memory seeks closure, Josh Hazlewood sounded out a warning to the Indians: “We will be extremely dangerous in Gabba.,Months before the schedule of the series was fixed, Paine had requested Cricket Australia to start the series in Brisbane, before flinging a tongue-in-cheek dart at Virat Kohli: “Maybe we can get a pink-ball Test (in Brisbane) if he’s in a good mood.”,Like every arena in Australia, Gabba has a unique characteristic.,But not the Gabba, thanks chiefly to the father-son pair of Kevin Mitchell senior and junior, who nursed and nurtured the ground for close to four decades, before Mitchell junior retired in 2017.,Only Bellerive Oval, which has not hosted half as many Tests as the Gabba, has fewer double hundreds in Australia.