Issues to Do in LA and SoCal for Spring 2021, Pandemic-Model – NBC Los Angeles

The pandemic or the fact that you are locked up at home may have made you forget, but spring is about to be in full bloom.

The first day of spring is March 20, 2021.

If you’re looking for safe ways to start the new season, here is a list of safe spring things to do in the Southern California area.

Diamond Valley Lake Wildflower Trail

A “super bloom” of wildflowers covers the hills around Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019.

The 1.3-mile Wildflower Trail on Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet will be open to the public again on March 24, but only for one season.

Visitors have the chance to safely see nature in bloom with the onset of spring. Officials If staff find it crowded, access may be restricted.

The lake’s other hiking trails, the 5.9-mile North Hills Trail and the 21.8-mile Lakeview Trail, are available year-round.

Find out more here.

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Carlsbad flower fields

A spring staple in San Diego County, the flower fields at Carlsbad Ranch are slated to reopen for the season on March 1 with changes and safety measures from the time of the pandemic

Nothing says spring like a visit to The flower fields at the Carlsbad Ranch on the Paseo Del Norte in North County of San Diego. The guests are open from now until Mother’s Day (May 9th) and can enjoy the flowers daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $ 20 for adults, $ 18 for seniors, and $ 10 for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 2 years of age have free entry and parking is included in the ticket price. There are endless photo opportunities here and when you walk through the flower fields it just feels like spring has come.

Pandemic Changes: Last spring, the flower fields in Karlovy Vary were only open for two weeks before COVID-19 reached our region and forced the attraction to stand still. This year, The fields are open – but far less crowded than in the pre-pandemic world – and with many new health and safety rules.

The biggest change is that reservations for the attraction must be made in advance Website. All ticket sales must be online, no tickets are sold on site. Visitors must choose a half-hour time slot to arrive and then stay for as long as they want. The access system is contactless. According to Flower Fields, every visitor over the age of 2 must always wear a fabric face mask – except when eating and drinking. Visitors must be 6 feet away from other visitors who are not part of their household. You can find out about all the rules of the COVID era Here.

Butterfly pavilion of the Natural History Museum


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Open to the public March 18-22, the Butterfly Pavilion features “up to 30 different species” to fly freely in the open-air pavilion (although networked to house the butterflies).

Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. The museum’s natural gardens will also reopen on March 11th.

As with the 2020 version of the popular annual event, the Butterfly Pavilion will have 2021 a set of security protocols in place.

The capacity is less in relation to visitors and you should remember your mask too.

Learn more here.

South Coast Botanic Garden Superbloom on the Palos Verdes Peninsula


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The botanical garden on the south coast on the Palos Verdes peninsula is full of flowers in mid-March. Poppies, tulips, and other favorites are on display.

You will want it Make a reservation and arrive with a mask.

The Visits with your pooch have also returned to the South Coast Botanical Gardens.

Find out more here.

Descanso Gardens from La Cañada Flintridge

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Descanso gardens

Later in March you will enjoy all those lavender feelings at Descanso Gardens, as La Cañada Flintridge Garden is one of the focal points for this glorious bloom in Southern California.

A few things to note: They require reservations and masks are required

The first lilac was photographed on March 2nd; The lilac area is still mostly “bare”, but more flowers will come soon.

The garden’s cherry trees and tulips move towards their tallest flowers.

Find out more here.

Baby animals at Underwood Family Farms in Moor Park


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What says spring produced more than just tiny, cute, blurry newborns?

The Underwood Family Farms Animal Center in Moor Park will have just that in March or April.

Entry to the animal center? This is part of your entry to Underwood Family Farms.

Security protocols? Find her on the website.

Do you pick your own strawberries and other delicious products? There are Information here.

Find out more here.

For a list of spring activities in San Diego, Click here.

Dodgers Might Defer Cash if Trevor Bauer Opts Out After 2021 – NBC Los Angeles

Trevor Bauer is guaranteed $ 40 million if he leaves after one season and $ 75 million if he leaves his three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers over $ 102 million after two seasons.

If the 30-year-old right-hander is eliminated after a season, a large part of his money is put aside.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner will receive a $ 10 million signing bonus under the contract announced Thursday, which will be paid in equal installments on March 1st and July 1st, according to The Associated Press.

This year he’s getting a $ 28 million salary, all payable on November 1st, and $ 32 million for the past two seasons.

If he leaves after that year, he would get a $ 2 million buyout, but the Dodgers could defer $ 20 million of his salary for 2021 with no interest and pay that money in installments of $ 2 million every December 1, 2031 through 2040.

If he leaves after 2022, he would receive a buyout of $ 15 million.

Bauer has a limited no-trade provision that requires approval to be given to an American League team from opening day until the All-Star game. He has a limited number of no-trade provisions for the remainder of each season that require his approval to be passed to an AL team if he is an All-Star more than 80 innings before the All-Star Game has thrown or at least one inning on each start prior to the All-Star Game.

If released due to a lack of skill during the contract, he has the right to decide whether the money owed in future contract years is a salary or a buyout. If it is a buyout it means that another team cannot sign Bauer for the major league minimum and the Dodgers will have to pay the difference between the minimum and the money Bauer receives under that contract.

Sports activities Followers To Watch Tremendous Bowl Pandemic Fashion Throughout Southern California – CBS Los Angeles

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – The local bars and restaurants in Orange County have outdoor seating and plenty of TVs for Super Bowl fans celebrating in a way that is allowed and safe.

I think companies have suffered enough over the past year and the fact that hopefully we’ll get back on track to something like the Super Bowl, assuming I don’t think there should be big indoor activities, be it at house parties or in restaurants. But if it’s outside in a place like this, so be it, ”said soccer fan Kevin Bury.

Foam, sunshine and football are on the Sunday program at the Tustin Brewing Company.

On the beach, Baja Sharkeez Mexican restaurant has the Chiefs and Buccaneers on all 49 screens on the front and back of the patio. LA County has banned television in outdoor facilities, but the rest of the South can enjoy outdoor dining and drinks while watching the game.

“Usually Every Super Bowl we are full and there will likely be a wait at the beginning of the game that will last for the entire game, ”said Eric Levit, General Manager of Baja Sharkeez.

What isn’t allowed during the pandemic is a ton of standing room. There is no telling how many sports fanatics will settle home instead of hitting the city.

An Orange County businessman who owns several bars and restaurants told CBS2 / KCAL9 that there is a common misconception that the Super Bowl is a busy day. He says house parties are more popular, but the question this year with the pandemic is can private gatherings be canceled.

“It’s nice. It’s a nice day. We feel good when we’re out here with the TVs. It feels normal,” said Ontario-resident Sabrina Robledo.

Baja Sharkeez will continue the Super Bowl Party until 1:30 a.m.

SoCalGas Provides Tips about Saving Cash on Utility Payments – NBC Los Angeles

On Friday, Southern California Gas Co. offered energy saving tips and tools that customers can use to save money on their utility bills in cold weather.

According to the utility, it’s possible to use three to seven times more natural gas than in the summer months, as home heaters respond to thermostat settings and water heaters work harder to keep the water hot.

“When the weather changes, so does our natural gas usage. To keep our homes warm, our heating systems run more frequently, which leads to increased natural gas usage. A few simple changes can help reduce energy bills.” said Brian Prusnek, SoCalGas’ director of customer programs and support.

“This is also the time to ensure that all customers who are eligible for billing assistance and free energy saving programs are aware of these resources that can further reduce their natural gas bills,” he said.

The utility recommends the following steps to reduce natural gas consumption and manage energy bills:

  • Lower your thermostat by three to five degrees, which can save you up to 10% on heating costs.
  • Install proper caulking and waterproofing to save about 10 to 15% on heating and cooling costs.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water to save up to 10% on water heating costs.
  • Clean or replace your oven filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Have air ducts checked for leaks, which can increase heating costs by 10 to 30%.
  • Decrease the temperature of your water heater.
  • Take a shorter shower to reduce natural gas consumption.
  • Repair leaking taps and pipes. Hot water leaks create an increased demand on the water heater, which increases natural gas consumption. One drop of water per second can waste 500 gallons of hot water a year.

SoCalGas also encourages customers struggling to pay their monthly natural gas bills to apply for the CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) program. Eligible customers receive a 20% discount on their monthly natural gas bill.

The Energy Conservation Support Program offers Eligible SoCalGas customers free improvements to the tenant or homeowner that can save energy, reduce natural gas consumption, and improve the safety, health and comfort of the tenant or homeowner.

Dozens of cars, including two Iowa State Patrol cars, were stuck in a pile on an icy freeway outside Des Moines, Iowa Thursday.

For more information about the utility’s customer support programs, see socalgas.com/assistance.

As part of its COVID-19 response, SoCalGas has suspended service interruptions for residential and small business customers. That means customers won’t turn off their natural gas service if they can’t pay.

For more information on SoCalGas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.socalgas.com/coronavirus.

Dr. Dre is again residence after being hospitalized in Los Angeles | Leisure

Rapper, producer and entrepreneur Dr. Dre will be home afterwards to be hospitalized in Los Angeles for more than a week, according to his lawyer Peter Paterno.

“He is home and on the mend,” Paterno said in a brief email to CNN on Sunday.

Paterno didn’t reveal any additional details about the 55-year-old’s condition.

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The news comes over a week after Dr. Dre, who is a seven-time Grammy winner, posted his own update on Instagram.

“Many thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and their best wishes. I am doing great and I am well looked after by my medical team,” wrote Dr. Dre in his caption Instagram post on January 5th. “I’ll be out of the hospital and home soon. Greetings to all the great medics at Cedars. One Love !!”

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Others in the music industry posted updates on their social media accounts about Dr. Dre’s health published.

“Update: Only faceted with @drdre”, rapper Ice-T tweeted on Friday. “He just made it home. Safe and good looking.”

Musician Focus has a picture of Dr. Dre posted in a studio. The caption that focuses posted on Saturday, read: “My big brother is super good !!! We work …”

CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.