Local protests continued for the 5th day here in San Diego yesterday. Hundreds of protesters marched, chanted, and carried signs all over San Diego. A majority of the protests were peaceful and orderly. Early in the afternoon, people marched through downtown and into Balboa Park. There was also a peaceful rally in 4S ranch. However, cops did have to declare an unlawful assembly in Ramona and people were getting rowdy in Little Italy/downtown area around 11pm. Curfews in many cities around San Diego were in effect last night for the third night in a row. Meanwhile there is an emergency meeting today on police procedures due to the growing number of protests around the country. And due to these large protests across the country, doctors are worried that there could be a spike in Covid-19 cases. Social distancing was pretty much nonexistent at the protests across the county.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 yesterday to take further steps to be allowed to reopen facilities such as gyms, hotels and cultural venues that have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They also asked for more leeway to allow the reopening of wineries, breweries, churches, theme parks, youth sports facilities, charter and fishing boats, public swimming pools, nail salons, and theme parks. It's ultimately up to the Governor to decide, but the message is clear, we are ready to open.
As of yesterday, passive recreation activities are now allowed at San Diego County beaches. Sunbathing and relaxing with towels and chairs are allowed with members of the same household. However, recreational activities like playing football or volleyball on the beach are prohibited at this time. Parking lots and piers will remain closed for now. Reopening of boardwalks is up to each coastal city, and social distancing and facial coverings are still required when you’re near a person who isn’t a member of your household.
Apple is warning looters that Stolen iPhones Are Being Tracked.Apple Stores in multiple cities including Philly, L.A., New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. have been broken into during the protests.Photos have surfaced on social media of a stolen iPhone displaying the message "Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted."