|La Jolla Cove Sea Lion 2.17.2020|
- My latest for SoundDiego:
- Pandemic Proposals: San Diego Rocker Proposes With Great-Grandma’s Ring She Got During 1918 Flu -SoundDiego (4.27.2020)
- And not my work, but there's a great podcast which includes an interview with Tim Mays.
- Some local beaches are now reopen for limited use. Others don't open until May 4th. Others remain closed until further notice. Face masks are REQUIRED in ALL OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY starting May 1st, but certain cities already have it in effect (Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City and more.) Supervisor Cox and Fletcher it's okay to wear it down until someone is within 6 feet of you, say passing while running or walking.
Know your dates. Or just STAY HOME and you don't have to worry about any of this. Or if you do leave your place, COVER YOUR FACE. They don't want you swimming or surfing or kayaking or paddle boarding with a face mask.
There is always a lot of conflicting information, so let's set it straight:
- State of California Stay At Home Order is in effect UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- Allows for leaving your home for essential needs: groceries, medicine, healthcare.
- Allows for exercise/fresh air
- County of San Diego Stay At Home Order in effect until April 30 *but State overrides County which overrides City
- All beach parking lots are to remain closed throughout the County.
- City of San Diego Beaches Re-opened (Phase 1)
- The following beaches fall under City of San Diego Jurisdiction:
- Black's Beach, Children's Pool, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Mission Bay Beaches, Mission Beach, North Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, South Mission Beach, Windansea Beach
- Beaches and shorelines: Only walking and running allowed. No stopping, sitting or lying down.
- Oceans: Swimming, surfing, kayaking and single-person paddling allowed.
- Bays: Not open for swimming or recreational boating. Kayaking and single-person paddling allowed.
- Closed: Boardwalks, piers, parking lots and Fiesta Island
- Not allowed anywhere: Gatherings and non-physical distancing activities
- Torrey Pines, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff/Seaside, and Carlsbad Beaches Remain Closed until May 4th
- Imperial Beach remains closed. Parks that are open are for locals only.
- Oceanside Beaches are open for limited use.
- California State Parks/Beaches Remain Closed: Border Field SP, Cardiff SB, Carlsbad SB, San Elijo SB, San Onofre SB - including Trestles Beach, Silver Strand SB, South Carlsbad SB, Torrey Pines SB, Torrey Pines SNR
- Port of San Diego is probably the most confusing of all. "Effective Monday, April 27, the beaches listed below will be open to allow for kayak and paddle board launching, running, and walking - no stopping, sitting or lying down." But some of the beaches are tiny little strips where you couldn't really run or walk anyway, and their list includes parks and piers, so are you only supposed to look at the beaches among the list and ignore the others? And are they really opening bathrooms?
- In case you missed it over the weekend, the Republicans unleashed a strategy to blame China, divert attention away from Trump,
- GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus:The Senate Republican campaign arm distributed the 57-page strategy document to candidates. - (Politico 4.24.2020)
- And of course, here's the full memo
- I keep recommending reading Wired. This week, you can get it for $10 for a year.
- Conde Naste Friends & Family Subscription Sale (Through May 1)