🌱 New Ten-Lane Highway + Create a drought-tolerant hummingbird garden

Happy 4th of July! I’m here with your Monday edition of the Orange County Daily, filled with all the local news you need to know right now. Here is the truth.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Fairly sunny today. High: 76 Low: 62.

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Here are today’s top stories from Orange County:

  1. Highway 5 from the OC border to Highway 605 is finally open for 10 lanes of traffic. The CalTran project has been in the works for 31 years, and now cars will have more lanes to drive on one of OC’s commercial highways. The new expansion creates four traffic lanes, plus a carpool lane, on each side of the road. Thanks CalTran – there will be lots of happy drivers! You can read more about this story here: (OC Register)
  2. Find out how to create a hummingbird habitat in your garden with beautiful drought-tolerant California native plants and shrubs.. Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar celebrates “Hummingbird Summer” with exhibits and educational events. On Saturday, July 16, wildlife experts will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to teach visitors about hummingbirds in Southern California, and on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Roger’s Gardens horticulturist Sarah Smith, live streams with a hummingbird. “plant of the week”. “The key is to have a variety of native plants because each has a different sugar content,” she said. To learn more, click here: (OC Register)
  3. The July 2022 Orange County Breeze Arts & Entertainment Guide is ready! You can receive a printed copy or download your own free printable copy. Inside you’ll find 12 pages of live entertainment, theater, music, where to dine, outdoor fairs, Chamber of Commerce events, and more. You can find out more here: (Orange County Breeze)

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Today in Orange County:

  • 4th of July Celebrations – Laguna Niguel City Parks and Recreation. (8:00 a.m.)
  • 4th of July Parade – City of Lake Forest. (8:00 a.m.)
  • 4th of July Parade at Tustin Meadows – Tustin Chamber of Commerce. (10am)
  • Enjoy fireworks by the sea this July 4th at La Casa del Camino! (11 a.m.)
  • 4th of July Show – Yorba Linda Parks & Recreation. (5 p.m.)
  • 4th of July Celebration – Tustin City Parks and Recreation. (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Orange County Register: “Tucked away in an industrial part of Anaheim is the fourth largest connectable water park in the United States. It floats on 6,000 acre-feet of water in the man-made Miraloma Basin.” (Orange County Registry via Facebook)
  • Orange County Fire Authority: “Even if fireworks are legal in your city, they pose a tremendous risk to life and property. Know the risks, know the law, and practice fireworks safety. fireworks outside in an open area at a safe distance from people. (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  • Orange County Register: “The controversial Splash Mountain rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will reopen in 2024 with a ‘Princess and the Frog’ theme. (Orange County Register via Facebook)
  • Orange County, CA Sheriff’s Department: “Applications are being accepted for our position of Emergency Radio Coordinator (Communications Coordinator II)! This role is the central point of contact for mutual assistance between all law, fire, public works and rescue agencies .” (Orange County, CA Sheriff’s Department via Facebook)

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Paula Constance

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