SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATE
Yanni’s takes extra precautions
Out of an abundance of caution, Yanni’s Bar & Grill, 12015 Scripps Highlands Drive, decided to temporarily close the restaurant as of Aug. 21 after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant plans to reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 12:30 p.m.
To clarify, the team member in question did not come to work with any symptoms and on his first sign of a slight sore throat decided to stay home to not put anyone at risk, according to an announcement form the restaurant.
The announcement further stated: “Yanni’s has always had the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitizing, this has always been a part of our processes. With COVID-19 starting up in March we stepped up all our cleaning & sanitizing procedures along with doing daily monitoring of our employee’s health. … In this time we are arranging for all of our employees to get tested and all will need a negative test result to return to work. As well as a complete and extensive sanitizing of the restaurant.”
COVID-19 cases in 92131 ZIP Code area
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area this week rose to 139 cases. That’s an increase of four cases in the past week in Scripps Ranch. The county reported 433 total cases in Mira Mesa and 221 cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.
Motorcyclist killed in high-speed crash
A 30-year-old male was killed in a crash Aug. 12 while riding his 2019 Indian Scout motorcycle eastbound on 13400 Stonebridge Parkway near Sycamore Canyon Park. A witness reported that the motorcycle was traveling at speeds of 80-100 mph, according to San Diego Police. The solo male rider failed to maintain the curvature of the road, jumped the south curb and struck a fire hydrant. The male was thrown from the motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The fire hydrant was separated at its base, according to the police.
Rotary Club holds blood drive
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps is sponsoring a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank on Wednesday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vons Shopping Center parking lot, 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway. Those wishing to donate blood may make an appointment right away at MYSDBB.org/schedule or by calling 1-800-4MYSDBB. An appointment and photo ID are required to donate blood. Those donating blood are to arrive hydrated to their appointment.
Wolff plays live StreetJelly performance
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff will perform a StreetJelly “Live from the Lockdown” concert for about an hour starting 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 22. This will include a roughly 50/50 mix of covers and originals. See and hear it at https://www.streetjelly.com/-Wolff
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Aug. 23-29, 2020:
Sunday, Aug. 23 is National Ride The Wind Day, National Sponge Cake Day and National Cuban Sandwich Day.
Monday, Aug. 24 is National Peach Pie Day and National Waffle Day.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 is National Park Service Founders Day, National Whiskey Sour Day, National Kiss and Make Up Day, National Secondhand Wardrobe Day and National Banana Split Day.
Wednesday, Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, National Women’s Equality Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day.
Thursday, Aug. 27 is National Just Because Day.
Friday, Aug. 28 is National Thoughtful Day, National Red Wine Day, National Power Rangers Day, National Bow Tie Day, National Cherry Turnovers Day and Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
Saturday, Aug. 29 is National Chop Suey Day.