Stater Bros. Charities and Chobani Commit $75,000 to Support Local Military Families Through Operation Homefront
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA (May 20, 2020) – In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Stater Bros. Charities is partnering with Chobani to provide a joint contribution of $75,000 to Operation Homefront in support of military and veteran families in areas served by Stater Bros. Markets.
San Bernardino, California (May 21, 2020) – This Memorial Day, all 169 Stater Bros. Markets locations will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Anxiety. Fear. Reunion. Alienation. Absence. Excitement. How does a veteran cope with returning home from deployment? What happens to their families? How has life changed? These were the questions MiraCosta College theatre director Tracy Williams was asking to prepare for the original production, Coming Home.
SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS TO PROVIDESMALL BUSINESS TRAINING TO ADAPT TO COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT,IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER
SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2020) --Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz), have partnered to prepare small business owners to navigate required for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SD County now at accelerated Stage 2 reopening: dine-in restaurants may reopen + permitting process for expanded outdoor dining
The State has approved San Diego County to move to accelerated Stage 2 reopening, which includes dine-in restaurants and in-store retail. If you have not already, please review the guidance (links are below), complete the protocol and post it at your business. Additionally, the County suggested you email the completed protocol to COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov
Storm Chadwick discusses how businesses must adapt when things reopen with things like contactless payments, online ordering, and more.
Revised May 18, 2020
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised the COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form.
If a county did not meet the criteria outlined in the prior attestation form and would like to complete the COVID-19 County Variance Form (revised May 18, 2020) in order to move more quickly through Stage 2, a county may do so by submitting the required documentation as specified in the new form.
The California Department of Water Resources has awarded a $275,800 grant to the City of Oceanside to design a comprehensive riparian habitat and streambank restoration project for a segment of Buena Vista Creek in southeast Oceanside. The planning work will identify a feasible restoration design, conduct community outreach, and complete preliminary environmental documentation for future restoration work. The City is partnering with the Buena Vista Audubon Society to lay groundwork for stream and habitat improvements while integrating the project with the surrounding community through trails, access and signage.
As the state and county allow for businesses to re-open the City wanted to provide information to Oceanside businesses to ensure that their private water lines remain safe for their employees and customers. The Center for Disease Control established national guidelines for businesses to ensure that their private water systems and devices remain safe as they re-open.
The Governor would not allow us to do our annual ceremony so we have come up with a wonderful alternative!
Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading by signing up on the Library webpage. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and this year’s theme is “Dig Deeper, Oceanside.”
Rep. Mike Levin Announces More Than $75 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Delivered to Local Health Care Providers
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that more than $75 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds have been delivered to health care providers in North County San Diego and South Orange County to help cover costs incurred as a result of the pandemic.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday with Dr. Cheryl Anderson, a Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Family and Public Health at University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Dr. Jamal K. Gwathney, a Family Physician, Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine, and a Captain in the United States Public Health Service. They will answer constituents’ questions regarding the latest public health information, the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
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.
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