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SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND

SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND

Anyone Can Get Tested
COVID-19 testing is now more widely available in the region. Testing options include calling your doctor or medical provider to schedule an appointment, signing up on the state website, or calling 2-1-1.

The County is opening additional COVID-19 testing sites for people who are not showing symptoms of the virus. A doctor’s referral is not required, but an appointment is necessary. To make an appointment, you should call 2-1-1.

People who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their health care provider and arrange for testing. If you don’t have a health care provider, you should call 2-1-1 and ask for a public health nurse who will give you a referral.


COVID-19 cases in 92131
The County of San Diego reported cases of coronavirus in the 92131 ZIP Code area of Scripps Ranch remain at 15. Cases in Mira Mesa are up to 102. Poway has 37 cases. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.


Wolff plays again Saturday
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff returns to perform a live concert from his home to yours with a “Live from the Lockdown” show on Saturday, May 30, starting at 6 p.m. for about an hour and a half.  Here is the link for another perfectly safe socially distanced “1 Man Rock Band” live-stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA4upHDROHQ&feature=youtu.be


Arjun and Asha (San Diego Zoo Global)

Rhino calves explore savanna

Two greater one-horned rhino calves, along with their mothers, entered the expansive Asian Savanna habitat for the first time at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Mother rhinos Asha and Tanaya gave birth to their calves a little more than two weeks apart. Both mom-and-calf pairs have enjoyed plenty of private time bonding before interacting with other wildlife on the savanna.

Tanaya and her female calf, which has not yet been named, were the first to emerge from their private time together. Asha and her male calf, named Arjun, were next to venture out onto the savanna.

“It’s great to see Asha and Tanaya introducing their calves to other wildlife for the first time,” said Jillian King, senior wildlife care specialist, San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Everything is new to the calves right now, so it will be interesting to watch them explore. We will keep a watchful eye on them, and look forward to them meeting more of the wildlife on the savanna soon.”

The greater one-horned rhinoceros was once widespread in Southeast Asia, but it is now found only in India and Nepal. It differs from other rhino species, as it has an armor-plated appearance – but that “armor” is actually a layer of skin that has many folds. While the two calves explored, a layer of young, pink skin could be spied underneath the folds of their thickening, dark gray top layer of skin.


NEXT WEEK:
May 31-June 6, 2020. Here is a little about the upcoming week:
Sunday, May 31 is National Save Your Hearing Day, National Speak in Sentences Day, and National Macaroon Day, National Smile Day.
Monday, June 1 is World Reef Awareness Day, National Olive Day, National Heimlich Maneuver Day, National Go Barefoot Day, National Nail Polish Day, National Say Something Nice Day, National Penpal Day and National Hazelnut Cake Day.
Tuesday, June 2 is National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Rocky Road Day, National Bubba Day and National Leave The Office Early Day.
Wednesday, June 3 is National Egg Day, National Repeat Day, National Chocolate Macaroons Day and National Running Day. 
Thursday, June 4 is National Old Maids Day, National Cheese Day and National Cognac Day.
Friday, June 5 is National Gingerbread Day, National Moonshine Day, National Veggie Burger Day and National Doughnut Day.
Saturday, June 6 is the anniversary of D-Day, National Yo-Yo Day, National Drive In Movie Day, National Applesauce Cake Day, National Black Bear Day, National Bubbly Day and National Trails Day.

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