|Two-Toed Sloth at Sea World (Taken 6.23.21)|
Today was kind of a crazy news day. I feel like I've been reading email all day and yet haven't even made a dent in my inbox, so I decided to break it down into two posts so I can maybe take my self-imposed pressure off of myself. I'll also post about tortilla guy separately because I have a lot to say about it.
Besides my inbox refilling with 5 emails for every one I read, it was a good day. Darren got Nova from her music ensemble class - which she's totally into, despite first day jitters - brought her home, made us late lunch/early dinner before we decided to go back to Sea World for a couple hours. They hadn't seen the Orca Encounter and I wanted to get outta the house. We didn't stay long because Nova wanted to get to Derby United for the freeskate sess on Wednesdays at 8.
Now I'm here again trying to get through my inbox and I feel like this sloth...I just wanna lay down and move slowly and mind my business. Another post will come as I work through my stuff.
Until then, stay safe out there.
- The Pandemic Led To The Biggest Drop In U.S. Life Expectancy Since WWII, Study Finds - npr (6.23.21)
- Delta coronavirus variant: scientists brace for impact. The rapid rise of the highly transmissible strain in the United Kingdom has put countries in Europe, North America and Africa on watch. - nature (6.22.21)
- Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Statement on the Conclusion of Independent Review Commission - Secretary of Defense (6.22.21)
- Work with Congress to amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice, removing the prosecution of sexual assaults and related crimes from the military chain of command to an independent prosecution system, to include domestic violence.
- Changes to our approach on prevention, command climate, and victim services.
- Department will require additional resources, both in personnel and in funding. But it may take us some time to determine how much and where they are most wisely applied.
- These changes demand leadership... as we develop effective ways to implement the changes we need to eliminate sexual assault and sexual harassment from our ranks.
- Related: Texas' Vanessa Guillen Act Provides Support for Assault Victims, New Investigative Process. Texas law goes into effect Sept. 1; separate "I Am Vanessa Guillen Act" been re-introduced to Congress for consideration - NBCDFW (6.23.21)
- This is GOOD news. When I worked in daycare, we had a "clean-up time" song and it instantly popped in my head when I heard this news. It is time for a full-sweep of all Trump installed officials and department heads, and a deeper sweep to get racists and white nationalist out of all levels of law enforcement and military.
- Head of Border Patrol resigning from post - The Hill (6.23.21)
- Incident Report: Mesa Fire near Pala
- Other Reading:
- San Diego news channels sure are doing a great job showing the anti- 30th street bike lane people on a daily basis. I must've missed their coverage and cameras when hundreds of people attended meetings over the course of the last almost 10 years to FINALLY make 30th Street safe. The very same businesses who used parking for outdoor dining are now lamenting the loss of...parking? It is unreal. And for those alcohol serving establishments...the last thing they should want for their customers is quick access to cars after they've loaded up on craft beer, cider, and spirits. And if you look at the link below, you'll see that the protected bike lanes are part of the Bicycle Master Plan, the Mobility Element of the General Plan, the Climate Action Plan, and the North Park Mobility Plan. I can't wait for them to be done.
- 30th Street Bike Way- History - San Diego Bike Coalition
- Here's the schedule of repaving/striping
- From North Park Main Street:
The City is getting ready to grind, pave and re-stripe 30th Street between Polk Ave. and Juniper St., and University Ave. east to the alley between 30th St. and Ray St. With multiple contractors working at the same time the grind and overlay for the entire area will take place between Sun 6/20 and Thursday 7/01. The Contractors working hours will be 8PM to 6AM, Sunday through Thursday night and he will close multiple City blocks per night to vehicle traffic for public safety.
With the exception of the permanent structure in front of the Café Calabria, all outside dining areas in the project area will have to be removed for this work. We anticipate each dining area will be impacted for 2 nights, with grinding taking place the 1st night and paving during the 2nd night. Striping will be done in early July after the new asphalt has set the minimum required time, however this will not impact the outside dining areas. They can be put back in place right after the paving in your individual block has been completed.
- How to see this week's 'strawberry moon,' the last supermoon of 2021. This month's full moon gets its name from Algonquin tribes in the northeastern United States to describe the season for harvesting strawberries.
- Nothing is more infuriating than animals held in captivity being killed for acting like the wild animals that they are. We have a million important issues affecting the country on a daily basis, but I wish that there was more momentum to end private ownership of rare and wild animals.
- Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it bites owner's daughter. Buck, who weighed between 200 and 250 pounds, was shot at the keeper's request, authorities said. "You're going to have to do a head shot," Tamara Brogoitti told a 911 dispatcher. - NBC News (6.23.21)
- Is it legal to own a chimp in Oregon? "In 2010, the state implemented a ban on the private possession of apes, but certain individuals are still allowed to keep pet apes with an Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) exotic animal permit. Also, it is illegal to breed any species of ape within the state."
- Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 6.23.21 7:22pm):
- 179,530,592 Known Cases
- 3,890,152 Known Deaths
- US COVID-19 Stats
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
- 33,577,485 Cases
- 602,833 Deaths
- CDC Data Tracker:
- +12,854 New Cases/33,395,620 Known Cases
- +322 New Deaths/600,086 Known Deaths
- 378,882,200 Doses Delivered
- 319,872,053 Doses Administered
- 177,948,892 Partially Vaccinated
- 150,787,303 Fully Vaccinated
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
- Vaccination progress dashboard
- R-effective: 0.95
- 47,696,285 Doses Delivered/40,724,096 Doses Administered
- 3,494,983 Partially Vaccinated/19,454,555 Fully Vaccinated
- 787 New Cases/3,705,427 Total Cases (1.9 new cases/100k)
- 40 New Deaths/62,741 Total Deaths (0.03 new deaths/100k)
- 1.1% 7-day test positivity rate
- 1,237 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (+14 patients, +1.1% from prior day)
- 320 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+49 patients, +18.1% from prior day)
- 2,360 ICU beds available (-207 from prior day)
- San Diego County
- Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
- Vaccination Dashboard
- San Diego County Of Education School Reopening Dashboard
- State Data:
- R-effective: 0.96
- 56 New Cases/281,687 Total Cases (1.7 cases/100k)
- 0 Deaths/3,771 Total Deaths (0.03 deaths per 100k)
- 70 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (+4 patients, +6.1% from prior day)
- 28 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (+2 patients, +7.7% from prior day)
- 281 ICU beds available (-12 from prior day, -4.1%)
- County Data:
- San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 6-23-2021
- 70 New Cases/281,936 Total Cases
- +6 New Deaths/3,777 Total Deaths
- 1.6 Cases/100,000 Residents
- 4,287,975 Doses Received/3,985,901 Doses Administered
- 2,159,216 Partially Vaccinated/1,826,517 Fully Vaccinated
- +5.904 Newly Fully Vaccinated Since Yesterday
- 65.2% 12+ Population Fully Vaccinated/54.6% Total Population Fully Vaccinated
- 0.9% Daily Test Positivity/0.9% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/0.9% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- 97.6% Case Investigation
- -5.4% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (+2 patients)
- 34% ICU Capacity (+0 patients)
- 5 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
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