Today is Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, slaveholders in the South continued to hold Black people captive. And then on June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with enough troops to force the last slaveholders to free their slaves. Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom, achievement and education, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
One activist said, “No matter our color or our creed, no matter where we come from or who we love, today is a day to find joy in the face of sorrow, to count our blessings and hold the ones we love a little closer. And tomorrow is a day to keep marching.”
Governor Newsom said that face coverings are required in California for most indoor
and outdoors when physical distancing isn't possible. Before, he allowed each county to set their own requirements and we in San Diego already had a face-covering mandate.
California's cloth face covering mandate includes situations like:
- While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.
- Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space;
- Obtaining services from the healthcare sector in settings including, but not limited to, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank;
- Waiting for or riding on public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle;
- Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when:
- Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
- Working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
- Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
- Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities;
- In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.
- Driving or operating any public transportation or paratransit vehicle, taxi, or private car service or ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present. When no passengers are present, face coverings are strongly recommended.
The state's order exempts:
- Children under 2 years old;
- Individuals with medical, mental health or developmental disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
- Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
- Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
- Persons who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking, provided that they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from persons who are not members of the same household or residence;
- Persons who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others;
- Persons who are incarcerated. Prisons and jails, as part of their mitigation plans, will have specific guidance on the wearing of face coverings of masks for both inmates and staff.
As of Wednesday, California reported 157,015 coronavirus cases and more than 5,200 deaths from the virus
Meanwhile, the county has paused additional reopening after there were 8 new community outbreaks in San Diego. This does not affect, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and other personal grooming businesses that are allowed to open as of today. Things that haven’t been open yet are indoor playgrounds, saunas and steam rooms, live theater, nightclubs, concerts, festivals, theme parks, live audience sports and colleges and universities.
Father’s Day is THIS Sunday! There are a few freebies for Dad this weekend!
At Einstein Bros. Bagels – Dad can get a free roadie hash brown on Father’s Day! You have to order ahead with purchase through the app.
Rubio’s – Dad’s Buy 1 Entree, Get 1 Free with a coupon on Father’s Day! Valid on 6/21 only!
Massage Envy: Receive a $25 voucher when you purchase a $100 gift card or receive a free 60-minute service when you purchase a 12-month membership.
Olive Garden – Get a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 in gift cards purchased! Offer valid till 6/21, bonus card is valid 7/1 through 7/31/!
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Celebrate Father’s Day with a Prime Bone-In Ribeye & Lobster 3 course meal and Bourbon Tasting Experience. Available June 19-22.
Benihana – This Father’s Day, you can get $10 in promotional cards when you spend $50 in Gift Cards or $60 in promotional cards when you spend $200 or more!
BJ’s Restaurant – Available now through 6/21, when you buy $50 in Gift Cards, get a $10 Bonus Card! The bonus card is valid 6/22 through 7/12!
Sunday is Father’s Day, and according to a new poll, 37% of guys say they take grilling very seriously because of their dad -- while 35% say they get their grilling skills from dad. And it looks like people are spending a lot more on their dad this year. People are spending an average of $149 dollars on gifts and more people say they want to make Father’s Day special this year because of the coronavirus.
As for gifts for Father’s Day, here’s what dads say they really want:
•36% -- an ice-cold beer
•35% -- a juicy steak dinner
•31% -- a glass of whiskey
•31% -- a phone call from the family
•30% -- peace and quiet
•26% -- a physical expensive gift, like a smart phone or other gadget
22% -- to have sports back on TV