SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATES
Local COVID-19 cases approach 800
Total cases of coronavirus reported since San Diego County began recording cases in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area as of Jan. 8 stand at 781.
Total cases in Scripps Ranch reached and surpassed 700 just last week.
The County of San Diego reported 2,426 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 1,445 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.
These are the total tabulated cases in each ZIP Code area since the County began tracking cases in February. It does not reflect those who recovered, nor does it account for those who died from COVID-19 in Scripps Ranch. The County of San Diego does not provide those statistics at this point.
US Bank branch reportedly robbed
News accounts reported that the US Bank branch located in the “old VONS” shopping center at 10020 Scripps Ranch Blvd. was robbed when a man handed a teller a note demanding cash at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. He reportedly left the bank with an undisclosed amount and fled north on Aviary Drive in a white car.
Wolff plays live this weekend
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff will continue his “Rock the Lockdown” live-streams with another two performances over the weekend:
First, he will play Saturday, Jan. 9, in a “1 Man Rock Band” StreetJelly Livestream starting at 5:30 p.m.: https://www.streetjelly.com/-Wolff.
StreetJelly sessions can be replayed for 24 hours afterward.
On Sunday, Jan. 10, Wolff will perform a 2-hour mix of “Almost Unplugged and 1 Man Rock Band” on SessionsLive from 5 to 7 p.m. (live only, no replays): https://sessionslive.com/WolffLive.
Check out Wolff’s latest rock video: “Ready to Go,” dedicated to one high point of 2020: space exploration. Here’s the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W30qaJDSQRg&feature=youtu.be
Rotary Club plans blood drive
The new year is off and running with good deeds to be done as the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps and the San Diego Blood Bank team up to hold their second blood drive.
The event will take place Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the “new Vons” parking lot at 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway. The public is invited to participate by scheduling an appointment at sandiegobloodbank.org/donate or by calling (619) 400-8251. Appointments are mandatory and donors will need to bring a photo ID.
Efforts from this blood drive aids the San Diego Blood Bank which must collect more than 350 units of blood each day to meet the needs of patients who are battling life-threatening blood disorders and cancers, suffering from trauma like burns or accidents, and even complications from childbirth. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Jan. 10-16, 2021:
Sunday, Jan 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day, National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, National Oysters Rockefeller Day, National Save The Eagles Day and National Sunday Supper Day.
Monday, Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Milk Day, National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day and National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 12 is National Curried Chicken Day, National Kiss A Ginger Day, National Marzipan Day and National Pharmacist Day.
Wednesday, Jan. 13 is Korean American Day, National Rubber Ducky Day and National Sticker Day.
Thursday, Jan. 14 is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day and Ratification Day.
Friday, Jan. 15 is National Bagel Day, National Hat Day and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day.
Saturday, Jan. 16 is National Fig Newton Day, National Nothing Day, National Religious Freedom Day, National Without a Scalpel Day and National Use Your Gift Card Day.