Dr. Matthew Martin (third from the left) with his colleagues at the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Dr. Matthew Martin, an Army veteran and local trauma surgeon at Scripps Mercy Hospital, is his Constituent of the Month. In early April, Dr. Martin flew to New York City to support medical staff treating patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the hard hit Jacobi Medical Center. See below for Rep. Levin’s statement recognizing Dr. Matthew Martin in the Congressional Record:
MiraCosta College is honored to celebrate with our first-ever virtual commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. With obvious differences from a traditional ceremony, the college is committed to recognizing the achievements of our students and we will strive to make the virtual event a memorable one that enables graduates to remotely share this monumental achievement with family, friends, and the academic community. This year's ceremony will include 23 MiraCostans receiving Bachelor’s Degrees in Biomanufacturing. The oldest student petitioning for a degree or certificate will be 76 on commencement day and the youngest is 17. Graduates were mailed a diploma cover and MiraCosta College Alumni pin prior to the virtual ceremony. Students are encouraged to take photos and videos celebrating their hard work and share them on social media using #MCCGrad2020.
CARLSBAD, CA (May 18, 2020) – New York City is known as “The City that never sleeps,” and it’s safe to say there are essential workers on the frontline doing just that to help keep everyone safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. To pay tribute and send a message of gratitude to frontline heroes, a Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND® California Resort designed a special scene in a miniature LEGO® version of the Big Apple located in the Park’s Miniland U.S.A.
Rep. Mike Levin Leads Bipartisan Virtual Roundtable to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Veterans’ Home Loans
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, led a virtual roundtable with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on the impact that COVID-19 has had on veterans’ home loans. The roundtable specifically focused on VA’s implementation of the CARES Act and how it is impacting new home loan applications, as well as VA’s work with veterans to prevent foreclosures. The event showcased the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs technological versatility and commitment to continuing its legislative functions through alternative means during the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released the following statement on The Heroes Act, an ambitious COVID-19 response bill that includes many of Levin’s top priorities for the 49th District. Among the many provisions in The Heroes Act, the bill includes bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Levin last week to address personal financial losses that some military families have suffered as a result of the stop movement order issued by the Department of Defense in response to the pandemic.
Qualified older adults can now sign up to get three free and healthy meals a day delivered to their home for a limited time through the “Great Plates Delivered” program. The initiative is a collaboration between the County of San Diego and local restaurants. The goal of the program is to help older adults who are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19 avoid going out to get food. The meal delivery is scheduled to run through June 10.
Genentech Donates $50,000 to North County Cares in Support of Local Families and Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19
OCEANSIDE, CA – Genentech is helping North County families and restaurants with a generous donation of $50,000 to the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Foundation in support of North County Cares. This donation amount will serve an estimated 1,650 local families and will benefit 30 - 35 restaurants in Oceanside and Vista.
County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors
The County of San Diego has launched the Great Plates Delivered program, a state-funded initiative aimed at connecting struggling local restaurants to high-risk seniors to encourage staying at home by arranging delivery of three nutritious meals a day. The dual purpose of the program is to provide meals to adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high-risk, while supporting local restaurants and other food provider/agricultural workers who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Yesterday, the County of San Diego announced that restrictions have been eased on additional Business Categories per the Governor’s Orders. Below is a quick summary of the changes as provided by the County:
The Open Letter
"Dear Governor Gavin C. Newsom and All Members of the California State Legislature:
In 2019, California Assembly Bill 5 was passed to regulate the use of independent contractors in a variety of activities.
By prohibiting the use of independent contractor drivers, health care professionals, and workers in other critical areas, AB-5 is doing substantial, and avoidable, harm to the very people who now have the fewest resources and the worst alternatives available to them.
We, the undersigned Ph.D. economists and political scientists, call for the immediate suspension of AB-5." More details.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday with Dr. Kenneth Roth, an Internal Medicine specialist with Sharp Health. They will answer constituents’ questions regarding the latest public health information, the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss has a message for the city during these difficult times. For resources and up to date information on COVID-19, visit the city of Oceanside's website.
OCEANSIDE, CA – Frontwave Credit Union today is announcing the appointment of Paul Leonhardt to serve as Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer.
Join Oceanside Public Library for an author talk on Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 8, 2020 – Cox Communications, has earned the No. 17 spot on the 2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. This marks the 15th time the company has been recognized among the nation’s top corporations for its diversity practices, reinforcing Cox’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Cox was also recognized as the No. 6 company for LGBTQ employees and ranked 11th for supplier diversity.
Governor issues Report Card on state’s progress in fighting COVID-19
Governor’s Report Card indicates California will be prepared to move into the early phase of Stage 2 of reopening this Friday, May 8
Stage 2 allows gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces with adaptations including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores, with modifications
Governor also announces new framework to allow counties to move more quickly through Stage 2 if they attest that they meet the state’s readiness criteria
State announces accelerated action to secure contact tracing capacity
Reopen San Diego Business Safety Framework
Safe Reopening Plan Template
As we adjust to a new way of life due to the coronavirus pandemic and many people are spending more time at home, SDG&E understands customer concerns about the impact to their energy bills.
OCEANSIDE – Oceanside Unified School District is opening enrollment for incoming kindergartners to enter the dual-immersion program, which develops biliteracy in both native English and Spanish-speaking students from a young age. A virtual interest meeting is being hosted Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m., with more details at www.oside.us/bilingual.
San Diego County Public Health Officials announced several new directives at a press conference last week. Beginning Friday, May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public that they come within 6 feet of another person. The face coverings can be as simple as a scarf, a bandana, or a homemade mask. Health experts emphasized that covering your face is not a substitute for social distancing and continued hand-washing. Instead, face coverings will provide added protection for yourself and others. Learn how to make and wear a face covering.