🌱 Drinkable Sunscreen? + Foster Pets + COVID-19 Hot Spots Map

Hello, Orange County! Let’s start Friday with everything you need to know in Orange County today.


First, today’s weather:

Warm today with plenty of sunshine. High: 79. Low: 54.


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Here are the top stories in Orange County today:

  1. The maker of ‘drinkable sunscreen’ in Irvine California agreed to pay $42,500 on Wednesday for allegations of deceptive advertisingofficials said. Dermatology Industry Inc. marketed and sold a product called UVO, claiming that people who drank it would be protected from the sun for up to five hours and did not admit to the allegations. Attorney General Rob Bonta said there’s no “shortcut” or evidence showing that alternative sunscreen products like UVO’s ‘drinkable sunscreen’ provide protection. The company is no longer in business. You can read the full story here: (OC Register)
  2. Orange County shelters have thousands of new dogs, cats, and pets that are up for adoption. These pets are patiently waiting to find a good home. If you don’t think that you have the time to take care of a pet, many shelters are looking for people and families to foster pets until they can be placed in appropriate homes. Pets waiting for someone to give them a chance are a chocolate-colored pit bull terrier, a small female, neapolitan mastiff mix, and a cute adult male chihuahua in Tustin, CA You can read more about this story here: (Orange County Patch)
  3. Not everyone wants to think about this, but one of the best ways to determine how COVID-19 is spreading is by testing wastewater. Health officials say that the virus shows up in sewage even before there’s an increase in hospitalizations from the illness. The CDC said there has been an ‘uptick’ of COVID-19 cases in US sewage recently. You can use this map to see what the levels are in your area: (OC Register)

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Today in Orange County:

  • Silverado Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet: (8 am)

From my notebook:

  • Trader Joe’s Stores Across Orange County: Are recalling Crunchy salad: (Orange County Patch)
  • Orange County: Students are vaping dangerous substances: (Patch)
  • Orange County Senior Citizens: Are making first aid kits for Ukraine: (Spectrum News 1)

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  • Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration. (Mar. 19)
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  • How to Successfully Navigate the Divorce Process – Vesta Irvine, CA Hub. (Mar. 22)
  • American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day: Understand Your Risk. (Mar. 22)
  • Social Security Seminar Mar. 23 & Mar. 24. (Mar. 23)
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That’s it for today! See you tomorrow for another update.

Paula Constance

About me: I am a freelance writer, author, and media producer. I am committed to media projects that empower, engage, and help make the world a better place. One of my favorite jobs? Working with Imagineering for The Walt Disney Company.

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