Pala Today News – 6/1/20
Written by John Fox on June 1, 2020
The following items are part of the award-winning “Pala Today” newscast heard this day at noon on PALA REZ RADIO™ 91.3 FM in Pala.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL HEADLINES
Curfews were in effect for much of San Diego County not including Pala or areas east of us last night as protests and demonstrations turned into looting and burning for a second straight night in cities to the south and northwest. Protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police last Monday have occurred in at least 140 cities across the country. At least 40 of them imposed curfews last night. 26 states have activated National Guard troops. Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency for LA County.
LATE EXTRA: Riverside County officials have imposed a curfew for the entire county from 6p tonight through 6a tomorrow morning. This includes Temecula and all of southwestern RivCo.
About 400 people turned out at the Temecula Duck Pond Saturday to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd. The protest was peaceful with no police presence for about two hours until a young driver jumped a curb with his vehicle, striking a woman with a child in a stroller around 1p. The child was not injured but the woman was taken away in an ambulance while the driver was arrested. It’s not known what he was charged with. Witnesses said it did not appear to be intentional – just an accident in a chaotic situation. A march towards the freeway on the by-then closed Rancho California Road began around 1:45p. After a speech on the overpass, the crowd returned to the intersection of Rancho California and Ynez Roads with between 75 and 100 officers on hand. By 3:15p Riverside Sheriff’s Department declared the protest “an unlawful gathering”, giving the crowd 15 minutes to disperse or face arrest. Though about 150 people remained off the streets at the Duck Pond through the afternoon, things remained peaceful. Sheriffs yesterday however confirmed that six people were arrested – five for resisting arrest and crimes against public peace, and one with an additional charge of intent to commit assault. Protestors returned to the Duck Pond with deputies present yesterday morning by 10a. There were no repeats of Saturday’s road closures because of protesting. A candlelight vigil was planned for last evening outside Temecula City Hall with the city’s blessing. https://myvalleynews.com/hundreds-turn-out-for-temecula-protest-deputies-deem-it-unlawful-gathering/
After a week of protests, furor over law enforcement’s heavy handed crowd control tactics is growing in other cities. Police cruisers rammed into protestors in New York City Saturday. And a 26-year old man was shot and killed by law enforcement at a violent protest in Louisville, Kentucky early this morning after police and National Guard were fired upon. It’s not clear if the victim was part of the group that fired on police. But one local report says he was the owner of a business at the intersection where it happened. https://www.businessinsider.com/protests-death-george-floyd-minneapolis-new-york-denver-2020-5#a-man-in-louisville-kentucky-was-killed-in-a-shootout-with-police-and-national-guard-early-on-monday-as-the-police-brutality-protests-that-gripped-the-nation-continued-1
Target and Walmart stores in southwest Riverside County closed early last night over protest concerns, though no violent protests have yet occurred in southwest Riverside County. Temecula Valley Walmart closed at 5p. Lake Elsinore Target posted a sign saying closed at 5p, reopening 8a Monday. It’s believed others closed early as well.https://myvalleynews.com/temecula-valley-walmart-target-locations-close-early-sunday-ostensibly-due-to-nationwide-protests/
46 Target stores in California closed all day yesterday until further notice because of the protests. 200 others shortened hours to protect employees and customers. The company announced that employees will be paid up to 14 days including COVID-19 premium pay and can choose to work at other nearby locations that remain open. None of the all-day closures were in North County or southwest Riverside. The Target at Grossmont Center in La Mesa sustained heavy damage in Saturday’s violence there and remains closed. https://patch.com/california/orange-county/s/h4qog/target-closes-stores-across-country-wake-protests?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=business&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=orangecounty&fbclid=IwAR2x9JdL5uZvmJxODWDSZtvfnj_5ls64NO6dR8cPm96w3XeCh0krnoSmH_8 https://myvalleynews.com/temecula-valley-walmart-target-locations-close-early-sunday-ostensibly-due-to-nationwide-protests/
A small plane crash last night near Palomar Vista Drive off Cole Grade Road in Valley Center left the pilot dead and a juvenile passenger injured. The crash happened just east of Valley Center High School at about 6p. The juvenile was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital with condition not reported. (SD Sheriff media release)
San Diego County reported as of yesterday there have been 7,481 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with 269 deaths in the county. That’s an increase of 96 positive tests and no additional deaths since the previous day’s report. Testing is up to almost 4k per day. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/status.html
Beginning tomorrow, it’s okay to sit, sunbathe and lounge at local beaches in the county, as long as you practice social distancing and use of face coverings when around those not from your household. All San Diego County beach cities have the option of delaying this step in reopening and are responsible for guideline enforcement. https://www.countynewscenter.com/sitting-sunbathing-at-beaches-can-start-next-week/
A reminder that drive-up mobile testing will be available by appointment at Pauma Valley School on Cole Grade Road from 9a to 2p Thursday, June 4. Call 211 for an appointment.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Riverside County as of the last county report was 7,486 with 323 deaths. 4,563 patients have recovered. A total of 112k tests have been administered. https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
One of the weekend’s COVID-19 deaths in Riverside County may have been a 53-year old California Department of Corrections officer stationed at the California Rehab Center in Norco. The 23-year veteran prison staffer had recently tested positive for COVID-19. https://patch.com/california/temecula/s/h4t1b/corrections-officer-dies-covid-19-complications-rivco
The Governor’s basic stay-at-home order remains in effect with most counties being allowed to proceed with reopening of certain businesses if following state guidelines. Key spread of infection prevention practices include: physical distancing, the use of face coverings by employees and visitors, frequent hand washing, regular cleaning and disinfection, and training of employees and volunteers on elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Southern California church’s challenge to pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings. The vote was 5-4. Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote, “… those restrictions appear consistent with the free exercise (of religion) clause of the First Amendment.” www.nytimes.com
Governor Newsom said on Friday that the state will provide guidance for reopening sectors of the economy. Guidance for reopening churches in California came last week just as the Supreme Court case was being heard. It’s now up to counties to determine their own timing for reopening of each sector following state guidelines. Attendance at religious services is now permitted with restrictions. Some places are now looking at Stage 3 reopening including additional businesses and activities including youth sports, gyms, nail salons, community pools and sporting events without spectators. No counties are yet permitted to move into Stage 4, which includes large gatherings including conventions, concerts, and sporting events with spectators. https://www.countynewscenter.com/governor-reaffirms-reopening-plan/
There was a fatal accident Saturday night on Highway 76 near Pala del Norte. At about 11p a westbound Infiniti attempted an illegal pass of slower traffic and lost control, crashing into an embankment and overturning. A 23-year old passenger from Wildomar was partially ejected from the car and later died at Palomar Hospital. The driver, 53-year old Juan Hart from Garden Grove was arrested for drunk driving. He sustained major, but non-life threatening injuries. 76 west of Pala was closed for about three hours for investigation. https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/dui-results-in-death-of-passenger-in-pala/?fbclid=IwAR3Fk3AzjuBoi0PHfaX_Uc-Y4n1qAsQjnCdpncX2FEmEXngm_vX4h6Zg7as
Motorists should be on the lookout for some unusual lane realignments on the 15 freeway between Temecula Parkway and the Rainbow truck scales beginning today. Southbound traffic will jog to the left with the #1 lane actually separated from the other three and just a k-rail away from northbound traffic during pavement replacement of the far right southbound lane.
Pechanga Casino and resort’s limited reopening is today. All June concerts at Pechanga Theater are postponed. Chaka Kahn’s concert originally planned for April has been rescheduled for July 3. https://www.pechanga.com/
Organizers of an effort to recall Oceanside Councilwoman Esther Sanchez failed to submit a petition signed by 10% of the District 1 voters by last Wednesday’s deadline. A member of the council since 2000, Sanchez is a candidate for mayor in the November election. Another recall petition currently circulating – this one against District 2 Councilman Christopher Rodriguez has until this Friday to turn in the required signatures. That petition is backed by some of the same people who have successfully worked to get a referendum to overturn the City Council’s approval of the North River Farms subdivision Project on the November ballot. Councilman Rodriguez is a strong supporter of the development. The pandemic seems to have put a damper on signature gathering for all petitions. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/oceanside/story/2020-05-31/time-expires-for-sanchez-recall-effort
Controlled burns are planned for the entire week on Camp Pendleton.
Local Census Bureau field offices are began to reopen along with other small businesses last week. Census response has lagged the last one ten years ago as people are preoccupied with pandemic concerns and local offices closed. Current response rates in Riverside County are 59.4% compared with 63.5% at this point in 2010. Orange County is only trailing 2010’s numbers by about 2 points. But LA County is lagging more than 12 points behind the last one a decade ago. All this in spite of increased online options for filling out census surveys. Door to door data acquisition begins in August. Fill out your census survey at 2020Census.gov or click the link at the top of this newsletter. https://www.pe.com/2020/06/01/census-field-offices-begin-to-reopen-aim-to-close-the-gap-in-lagging-2020-u-s-count/
Rez Radio provides a daily updated bulletin board of resource links and current status of local businesses. It’s in each day’s e-newsletter and at our website, www.RezRadio.FM .
COVID-19 BULLETIN BOARD AND RESOURCE LISTINGS – New or updated items listed in bold
GENERAL PANDEMIC INFORMATION
- Federal – coronavirus.gov . And the CDC’s YouTube channel with dozens of informative videos. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQaJa78zFQ0QgvShQ2HEwHxP
- State – Covid19.CA.gov
- San Diego County – SanDiegoCounty.gov/coronavirus or https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html
- Riverside County – RiversideCA.gov or https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
- Pala – http://www.palatribe.com/covid-19-coronavirus-outbreak
- For Indian Health Services – IndianHealth.com. Their Nurse Line is 760 751 6019
- Worldwide COVID-19 statistics. – https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
- How are the numbers trending in the U.S.? https://www.covidexitstrategy.org/
To receive text updates from the San Diego County Health Department, text COSD COVID19 to 468311.
For questions related to COVID-19, call 211 or visit www.211sandiego.org, for access to community, health, social, and disaster services, and to report businesses violating county health orders.
Here’s an interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Diego County.
A link is available for updated city-by-city breakdown of where diagnosed cases of COVID-19 are in Riverside County. https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
- Pala Casino is open. Gaming floor occupancy is limited to 50% of capacity. The hotel is open with limited availability. Seven food and beverage options are open with social distancing and limited menus and hours of operation to allow for additional sanitizing. Choices Buffet is closed. Cleaning and disinfecting will focus on “high touch” areas including handrails, elevator buttons, doors and countertops. Non-invasive thermal cameras are scanning all team member and guest entrances. Anyone showing a high temperature will be asked to leave. A reconfigured gaming floor will allow fewer seats at each table and fewer operational slot machines. Social distancing will be enforced in lines and at restaurants. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the property. Hygiene signage is posted throughout. There will be proactive monitoring and removal of guests showing outward flu-like symptoms. Team members will wear masks. And all guests will be asked to wear face coverings. Smoking is permitted in designated areas. Live nightly entertainment at the Center Bar. No valet parking for now. The Fitness Center, Spa and Pool remain closed for now. Motor coach service to and from Pala Casino and remote locations will resume June 1. https://www.palacasino.com/reopening-faqs/
- Pala Resort RV Park is open with restrictions. There is no shuttle service and the pool, restrooms and clubhouse remain closed until further notice.
- Pala Fitness Center is open with restrictions. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6a to 9p. Saturdays 8a to 4p. And Sundays 8a to noon. The pool is closed. http://www.palatribe.com/businesses/pala-fitness-center/
- Pala Skate Park is open with restrictions, new hours and new pricing. http://www.palatribe.com/businesses/pala-skatepark/
- Fox Raceway in Pala is open with restrictions. Find out more on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/foxraceway/
- The Wells Fargo Bank branch inside Pala Administration Building is closed until further notice. The Wells Fargo ATM at Pala Mini Mart is open.
- The grounds of the Pala Administration Building and sports complex are available for walking and getting some fresh air as long as social distancing is observed. That means no basketball, tennis or other games – practice only. The ball fields are closed for turf renovation anyway.
- Most local casinos are now open with restrictions. Casino Pauma remains closed.
- San Diego County public parks and beaches open/closed status is on a city-by-city basis. Most associated parking lots are closed to discourage congregating. County health orders allow for all activities except organized games with social distancing or masks when within six feet of anyone not from your household.
- Pala tribal employees are required to wear masks whenever working in common areas or working with others.
- Everyone in San Diego County is required to wear a face covering when out in public within six feet of non-family members. In Riverside County it is not an order, but is “strongly recommended”. Facial coverage is required for workers at open businesses who interact with the public. Masks and other coverings don’t have to be hospital grade. Any cotton fabric which can easily be washed and reused will do.
- No gatherings of people who are not members of the same family.
- Sheriff’s deputies are actively citing people for violating stay-at-home orders, and open businesses for not observing mask and social distancing orders. Citations carry up to a $1k fine and up to six months in jail.
- County Health advises that anyone who is sick with anything – diagnosed or not, stay home and not return to work until at least 3 days after they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines and at least 7 days after symptoms began. They define fever as 100 degrees or more.
- All enrolled American Indian and Alaskan Natives can request Non-Recurrent, Short-Term Benefits through the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association’s TANF program. Details at the SCTCA Tribal TANF web page. https://sctca.net/tribal-tanf/
- Drive-up testing is available from 9a to 2p at Valley Center Library on Cole Grade Road, Pine Valley Fire Station 44 on Old Highway 80, and the county libraries in Julian, Borrego Springs and Potrero. Appointments are required for all county testing sites and can be made by calling 211 and asking for the Nurse Triage Line.
- San Diego County is operating drive-thru Covid-19 testing at North Inland Live Well Center – 649 W. Mission Avenue in Escondido Monday through Friday 7a to 7p. Appointments can be made online at https://IHI.Care/COVIDTesting or by calling 888 634 1123.
- Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is being done by appointment only at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore. Go to ProjectBaseLine.com/study/covid-19 to qualify.
- Eight testing sites operated by OptumServe, a company hired by the state are open five days a week from 7a to 7p in Riverside County. Testing is free and you don’t have to have symptoms to get tested. By appointment online at https://LHI.care/covidtesting or by calling 888 634 1123. The closest of the sites are two locations in Perris and one in Hemet.
- A for-profit Covid-19 drive-thru testing site at 3rd and B Street in downtown San Diego is open. No appointment needed and pre-enrollment is available online.
- County Behavioral Health also has resources for Taking Care of Your Family During Disease Outbreaks and Managing Your Mental Health during pandemic.
- CBH’s number for the Access & Crisis Line to help manage stress and anxiety is 888 724 7240. In San Diego County you can also call 211.
- The Pala Admin kitchen is delivering senior meals daily Monday through Friday. To sign up for meal delivery or shopping for necessities, Pala seniors can contact Shannon or Samantha at 760 891 3505 or 3507. The kitchen will be open for take-out meals for employees from 11:30a to noon weekdays.
- In Pala, the Food Mart, Pala Store, DJ’s pizza and Taqueria Jalisco are open for takeout.
- Casino Pauma’s deli is open from 11a to 7p for takeout orders to be picked up at the valet desk in front of the casino. The menu includes pizza, sub sandwiches, wings, snacks, drinks as well as frozen steaks and a few paper products. https://www.casinopauma.com/deliorders
- Casino Pauma’s drive-up store at the Casino Pavillion is now open to the entire community for household essential items. Browse, order and pay online, then schedule a pickup time. PaumaTribe.com/shop/
- Here’s a link for restaurants in North County known to be open for take-out, drive-thru and delivery.
- Feeding San Diego maintains a foodfinder map at FeedingSanDiego.org/find-food .
- The San Diego County Farm Bureau has compiled a list of local farmers and ranchers that are selling their products directly to consumers.
- The Fallbrook school districts are providing meals for pickup to qualified children under 18 at Mae Ellis Elementary, La Paloma Elementary, San Onofre School, Mary Fay Pendleton School, De Luz schoolhouse, and at Fallbrook High School from 11a to 1p Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bonsall students are allowed to participate in the Fallbrook program since Bonsall currently has no meal service. Fallbrook students can also have meals delivered. District school buses are keeping a meal delivery schedule which is published at the district website and in the Fallbrook Bonsall Village News. https://www.villagenews.com/story/2020/04/02/news/most-local-school-districts-to-be-closed-indefinitely-during-pandemic/60035.html
- In the Valley Center school district, free breakfast and lunch is being provided for students age 18 and under Mondays and Thursdays with curbside pickup from noon to 1p at Valley Center Elementary, Pauma School and Valley Center Middle School.
- Here’s a link of safety tips for anyone about to visit the grocery store from the Wall Street Journal.
- Riverside County seniors or disabled adults can call 800-510-2020 or visit RCAging.org to determine their need for 7 to 14 days of cooked and frozen meals ready for pick up. A two weeks supply of food delivered within five to seven days. Seven to 14 days of delivered food with no contact for vulnerable adults, or up to three days of immediate food delivered to fragile adults and seniors
- Riverside County has a mapshowing where senior meals, school meals and food pantries are available.
- The Youth Center is open from 10a to 4p daily for children of working Pala employees only.
- Pala Learning Center is open for pickup of school materials with all tutoring being done remotely via Zoom. 760 742 1997 email@example.com
- Here’s a link for parents of students in the Bonsall Unified district with everything you need to know for the Distance Learning plan currently in effect. Materials for many Bonsall High School classes are available from the Pala Learning Center. 760 891 3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Native language classes in Pa’enexily have resumed online for Bonsall High School students. Semi-weekly classes free and open to everyone formerly held at Rez Radio studios every other Tuesday will resume online soon. Contact Pala Learning Center for details. 760 742 1997
- Distance learning is underway for Fallbrook High School students at FallbrookHS.FUHSD.net . The elementary district has distance learnings links at its website, www.FUESD.org
- The Valley Center Pauma district website has a page dedicated to Distance Learning resources. https://sites.google.com/vcpusd.org/vcpusd-distance-learning
- Distance learning is currently underway in the Temecula Valley schools including Great Oak High School. A link is provided for learning paths and questions about Distance Learning for Temecula Valley https://www.smore.com/s8rga
- Subscribe to PBS KIDS’ daily newsletter with activities and tips for kids at home.
- Get the PBS KIDS’ app for downloadable games.
- Other Home learning resources for pre-K through 12.
- Intertribal Sports Virtual Physical Education Classes are being held via a Zoom meeting. To get your kids involved, email email@example.com
BUSINESS & FINANCE
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a “decision tool” to guide businesses towards reopening.
- Here’s a link for the full list of businesses considered “essential” by the state of California.
- And a list of resources for North County businesses from the San Diego North Economic Development Council.
- The city of Temecula has a list of local businesses with their open/closed status.
- For those already laid off or unable to work. Here’s a link for companies currently hiring in North County
- An interactive map showing the impact of unemployment due to coronavirus on each zip code in San Diego County.
- The Get My Payment portal allows you to check the status and arrange for direct deposit of your stimulus payment from the IRS.
- SDG&E is offering a bill discount program to help customers impacted by the pandemic. A pair of plans with applications available online at SDGE.com could lower utility bills by 18 to 30% for those who’ve recently become unemployed or are receiving unemployment benefits.
- All DMV services are now online with increased grace periods for expiring licenses, IDs and vehicle registrations. Not all commercial licenses have grace periods or can be completed fully online.
Mass at Pala Mission Church is being broadcast live on Rez Radio 91.3 and streamed live at www.RezRadio.FM every Sunday at 8a.
All scheduled games for current sports seasons are either postponed or cancelled.
In Major League Baseball – Things aren’t going well for getting the 2020 season underway. Players yesterday proposed a 114-game regular season and a greater percentage of salaries as a counter offer to the league’s 82-game season with pro-rated salaries. The league wanted to lower salaries from about $4b to about $1.2b. The players’ counter proposal would place salaries at $2.8b. The players union offered more flexibility including double headers to cram the schedule into 123 days. Both the players and the league are proposing an increase from 10 to 14 teams in the post season. But the players want it to last a month past its usual end. The union also proposes the expanded post season last through next season as well. https://www.pe.com/2020/05/31/report-mlb-players-offer-114-game-season-but-no-new-concessions-on-salary/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tw-pressenterprise&utm_source=twitter.com
In the NBA – The board of governors is planning to vote Thursday with an expected approval of the plan to resume the season by brining 22 teams to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in July. The vote requires a three-fourths majority. Of four proposed plans, the only one that no longer appears to have any support is the one for bringing back all 30 teams. The 22-team plan would include those that are currently within six games of the final playoff spot in each conference.
In the NHL – Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says NHL players will be tested daily for coronavirus if games resume. It’ll be expensive. Each test costs about $125 and somewhere between 25k and 35k tests would be required through the playoffs. But the league says a feeling of confidence is needed for reopening of its league. https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29248229/nhl-plans-test-players-covid-19-daily-games-resume
In NASCAR – Yesterday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski started at the pole position and ended up first to get the checker flag. There was drama in between. He was not leading until a crash in front of him took out the leaders with one lap remaining. Keselowski called it going “from having a bad hand to a full house real quick.” https://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/29249049/brad-keselowski-wins-bristol-motor-speedway-late-collision
In local high school sports – all classes and scheduled games are cancelled TFN. In Riverside County, the closure of schools will last at least through June 19. School closure is open-ended for San Diego County.
As of midday trading on Wall Street, stocks saw moderate gains on all three major U.S. indexes. The Dow was up 3 tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ was up 7 tenths. The S&P split the difference. Gold was down $2 to $1,749.60 an ounce. Oil was down 40 cents to $35.10 a barrel.
Analysts at Citigroup and elsewhere say stock markets are way ahead of reality and investors should have cash ready for when the reality of the pandemic sinks in. Brewing tensions over trade between the U.S. and China took a pause over the weekend, but are still a concern as well. Analysts are expecting a second wave market plunge, just as the second wave of the pandemic has yet to hit. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-isnt-reflecting-reality-yet-warns-citi-investment-banker-2020-05-31?mod=home-page https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-the-unloved-but-welcome-us-stock-market-rally-from-march-lows-wont-last-goldman-says-2020-06-01?mod=mw_latestnews
One bad side-effect of reopening is that eviction protections are expiring for low-income and out-of-work people across the country. So far, rent collections have been strong during the pandemic, aided by the $2t CARES Act, temporary rent reductions and waived late fees. But a Columbia Law professor and housing expert says there will be an avalanche of evictions without a new round of government intervention. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/us/coronavirus-evictions-renters.html
The San Diego Zoo and Safari Parks announced Friday that their efforts to be considered “outdoor museums” have failed and their reopening will be delayed. California’s guidelines for reopening list accredited zoos, indoor museums and aquariums as part of Stage 3 reopening, which is not yet being considered. The two San Diego Zoo facilities draw a combined 5m visitors annually and generate $1.7b in economic activity. Representatives from SeaWorld, Legoland and the USS Midway Museum held phone conferences with county health officials last Wednesday with an eye towards a July 1 reopening. But due to Friday’s announcement about zoo communication with the state, those two venues still have no firm reopening timeline. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2020-05-29/san-diego-zoo-and-safari-park-reopening-delayed-by-state-decision
LIFESTYLE / GREEN LIVING
Students seeking loan forgiveness may have more difficulty. The President on Friday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have overturned strict new rules for student loan forgiveness that go into effect July 1. Some borrowers could be denied relief even if they can prove they were victims of unscrupulous universities. Veterans groups wanted the new rules overturned saying they fail to protect service members who have long been the targets of predatory tactics by colleges because of their lucrative G.I. benefits. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/devos-trump-student-loan-rules.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20200529&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta®i_id=95033868&segment_id=29613&user_id=69c872dd14574befc57c2e10ec8317c7
The concept of public service in time of crisis, this time involving college students is gaining momentum. Instead of being on-campuses which won’t fully reopen this semester, what if the nation’s 20m college students instead joined a national service program to assist with pandemic recovery? Up to 300k new workers are needed to test millions of Americans for coronavirus and to trace the contacts of those infected. Just like the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression of the 1930s, today’s AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and 21st Century Conservation Service Corps could take on college students who take a year off in exchange for living allowances and a modest education award to help with college expenses once they return to school. To do that, today’s agencies would need significantly expanded partnerships with federal and state public health agencies and a big increase in management personnel. The concept solves the problems of currently restricted college courses and curriculum, lack of personnel for pandemic recovery, and onerous student debt. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/opinions/coronavirus-us-contact-trace-volunteers-service-corps-coons-cassidy/index.html
While the President and Twitter square-off over First Amendment rights and exactly what constitutes “yelling ‘Fire!’ In a crowded theater”, Facebook has kept a low profile. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said platform companies shouldn’t be doing fact checks for politicians. He says Facebook will not interfere with posts from Mr. Trump even if they violate rules that would apply to other people. Meanwhile, Twitter has been tagging “Donald J. Trump” tweets such as his criticism of mail-in ballots with a notice to “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”. And went so far as to delete comments about getting tough on Minneapolis protestors as having the potential to incite violence. Facebook did nothing when the same words appeared on its platform. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/technology/twitter-facebook-zuckerberg-trump.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200531&instance_id=18965&nl=the-morning®i_id=95033868&segment_id=29704&te=1&user_id=69c872dd14574befc57c2e10ec8317c7
On this day in music history – June 1,
- In 1959, “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton went to #1 on both the pop and country charts and stayed there for two months. It was originally a poem written by a high school teacher in 1936 which was combined with music from an old fiddle tune known as “The Eighth of January”.
- In 1963, Lesley Gore began the first of two weeks at #1 with “It’s My Party”. Quincy Jones produced it for Mercury Records.
- In 1964, the Rolling Stones arrived in New York for their first U.S. tour. Less than four months after thousands showed up at JFK Airport for The Beatles’ arrival, about 500 gathered to welcome the Stones.
- In 1967, one week after its British release, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album was released in the U.S. Widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, it was the first Beatles album to feature exactly the same track listing on both the British and American versions and has gone on to sell more than 40m copies worldwide including multiple media and remastering re-releases.
- On the same day, David Bowie released his debut album which included the singles, “Rubber Band” and “The Laughing Gnome”. The album’s failure caused Deram Records to drop him from its lineup the following April.
- In 1968, Simon & Garfunkel were at #1 with “Mrs. Robinson”, the theme song for the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film “The Graduate”. The song earned the 1969 Record of the Year Grammy.
- In 1972, The Eagles released their debut album. It was an immediate success and produced three Top 40 singles, “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”.
- In 1985, Prince & The Revolution began the first of three weeks at #1 on the album chart with “Around the World In a Day”.
- In 1991, former singer with The Temptations, David Ruffin died of a drug overdose.
- In 2007, contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album to mark its 40th The acts included Oasis, who one year earlier had beaten The Beatles in a survey of the most popular albums in the first 50 years of the British charts. Their “Definitely Maybe” album came in first place followed by The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper and “Revolver”.
- In 2017, Jerry Garcia’s favorite guitar, named Wolf brought $3.2m at auction including one million donated to the civil rights group, Southern Poverty Law Centre.
Born on this day …
- In 1934, Pat Boone, the second-biggest charting artist of the late 50s, behind Elvis.
- In 1947, Ron Wood who worked with Rod Stewart in the Jeff Beck Group and Faces before joining The Rolling Stones in 1975, replacing Mick Taylor.
- In 1950, Graham Russell from Australian soft rock band, Air Supply
- In 1959, Alan Wilder, keyboard player for Depeche Mode.
- In 1960, Simon Gallup, bass player for The Cure
- In 1974, Alanis Morissette.
Other celebrity anniversaries today …
- Actor Morgan Freeman is 83
- Actress Diana Canova from the TV sitcom, “Soap” is 67
- Actress, singer and wife of country singer Clint Black, Lisa Hartman is 64
- Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer is 39
- Actor Frank Morgan who played the title role and four other parts in “The Wizard of Oz” was born on this day in 1890.
- Marilyn Monroe and Andy Griffith were both born on this day in 1926.
- Actor and comedian Cleavon Little, best-known as Sheriff Bart in “Blazing Saddles” was born this day in 1939.
- Actor Rene Auberjonois, whose movie career began with M*A*S*H and Brewster McCloud in 1970 and included TV’s “Benson” and “Star Trek Deep Space Nine” would have been 80 today. He passed away just five months ago.
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The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a number of part-time and full-time employment opportunities.
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