SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND
COVID-19 cases increase in 92131
The County of San Diego reported cases of coronavirus in the 92131 ZIP Code area of Scripps Ranch has increased to 23 cases. That’s an increase of five cases since last week. Cases in Mira Mesa are up to 114. Poway has 47 cases. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions, leaving nearly one in five households to experience either a layoff or reduction in work hours. As a result, record numbers of people are turning to unemployment insurance, straining the infrastructure of federal and state offices with claims. The ground is beginning to shift and lawmakers are looking into ways to expand benefits and other relief programs.
The team at The Simple Dollar enlisted an insurance analyst to create a guide about who qualifies for unemployment, how to apply and what to expect in this new landscape. You can view the guide “Coronavirus Unemployment: How to Apply for Benefits if You Lose Your Job” here: https://www.thesimpledollar.com/financial-wellness/unemployment-insurance-coronavirus-how-to-apply
Wolff plays live on Saturday
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff will perform a live concert from his home to yours with another socially distanced “1-Man Rock Band” live-stream for about 1.5 hours at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 13. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcSfF2jbI-c&feature=youtu.be.
‘Great Plates’ continues delivering to seniors
More than 1,400 older adults in the “Great Plates Delivered” program will continue to receive three free and healthy meals a day until July 10, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Announced. The program was set to expire June 10, but the federal government decided to expand it for 30 days.
The initiative is a collaboration between the County and local restaurants to help older adults who are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, avoid going out to restaurants or the grocery store to get food.
Currently, 31 local restaurants are delivering meals to enrolled seniors throughout San Diego County. The County is reimbursing restaurants for the cost of food, labor and incidentals, using a combination of funding provided by FEMA, the state and the County. For more details, call the County Aging and Independence Services at (800) 339-4661 or visit www.aging.sandiegocounty.gov/greatplates.
—José A. Álvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office
Pet of the Week: Cookie
Cookie is a 1-year-old cat looking for a new home. She came to San Diego Humane Society with her kittens, but now that her babies are grown, mama is ready for a home of her own. This sweetie will nudge you for more pets and attention, but she does have her limits. She will let you know when she’s had enough loving. Cookie would like to be your one and only kitty.
Her adoption fee includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst.
Cookie is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Oceanside Campus at 572 Airport Road. To learn more about making her part of your family, call (619) 299-7012.
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Spayed female
Breed: Domestic short hair
ID #: 658521
Adoption Fee: $65
Old Globe Juneteenth presentation
The Old Globe, in collaboration with the George L. Stevens Seniors Resource Center, presents its fourth annual Juneteenth performance presentation as part of the Center’s Juneteenth festival. The Globe hosting this event on its digital platforms in honor of the day and as a benefit for the Center. This event will include video excerpts from past coLAB Juneteenth performance presentations such as “The Ruby in Us and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley: From Slavery to Modiste;” a reading of the new play “Ode to My Mothers” by Joy Yvonne Jones, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg; music; spoken word; crafts; at-home activities; an educational presentation that shares the story and history of the holiday.
The Juneteenth Presentation event on Friday, June 19, will be live-streamed online from noon to 4 p.m. PDT on The Old Globe’s Facebook page and The Old Globe Arts Engagement’s Facebook page, The Old Globe’s YouTube channel and The Old Globe’s website. All proceeds will go directly to the George L. Stevens Seniors Resource Center via a GoFundMe campaign available during the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/685627245617335/).
Padres Summer Blood Drive
The San Diego Padres host their fourth annual summer blood drive with the San Diego Blood Bank: Tuesday, JUNE 16-Thursday, June 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Parking Lot (corner of Park Boulevard and Imperial Avenue).
This year’s drive will span three days and appointments are limited and required. The drive is presented by Sycuan Casino.
The Padres Sumer Blood Drive kicks off San Diego Blood Bank’s appeal to the community to donate during the summer months. This drive marks the first time community bloodmobiles will be in the community since the onset of COVID-19. Supplies are always low during summer with schools out of session. This summer is particularly challenging as many partners are not able to host blood drives due to work from home policies. Safety measures are in place. Visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org/COVID19 for more information related to blood donation and COVID-19.
June 14-20, 2020. Here is a little about the upcoming week:
Sunday, June 14 is International Bath Day, National Strawberry Shortcake Day, National Pop Goes the Weasel Day, National Flag Day, National Bourbon Day and National Children’s Day.
Monday, June 15 is National Smile Power Day and Nature Photography Day.
Tuesday, June 16 is National Fudge Day.
Wednesday, June 17 is Global Garbage Man Day, National Eat Your Vegetables Day, National Apple Strudel Day and National Cherry Tart Day.
Thursday, June 18 is National Go Fishing Day, National Splurge Day and National Career Nurse Assistants Day.
Friday, June 19 is Juneteenth, National Martini Day, National Watch Day, National Take Back the Lunch Break Day and National Flip Flop Day.
Saturday, June 20 is American Eagle Day, National Hike with a Geek Day, National Vanilla Milkshake Day, National Ice Cream Soda Day, National Seashell Day and it’s the day summer begins – the longest day of the year.