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| Thursday Vol.Vol. 6057 No. No. 1335| Thursday, March August 26, 2020 31, 2017

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CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

Recommendations Submitted to Stimulus Package For The Black Community

COUNTY AND CITY APPROVE

On Monday, March 23, the Caucus held a press conference to share that information with our communities.

MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS

Lawmakers reached a stimulus package agreement Wednesday morning to pass sweeping legislation totaling an estimated $2 trillion that expands unemployment insurance and provides direct financial checks, among other resources, to help Americans weather the Coronavirus emergency.

By Staff Voice & Viewpoint

This past Tuesday, March 24, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a temporary moratorium on evictions for both residents and small businesses in San Diego’s unincorporated areas in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. In related news, on Wednesday, March 25 the San Diego City Council unanimously approved critical elements of Council President Georgette Gomez’ comprehensive package of eviction moratorium legislation as

The CBC’s 11-page document included the CBC’s priorities for nearly $2 Trillion in federal funding the government is pumping into the economy to prevent it from crashing under the weight of fallout from the global Coronavirus pandemic.

U.S.Rep Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) Congressional Black Caucus, chair, U.S Rep. Barbra Lee (D-Oakland)

By Cheryl Brown & Dr. John E. Warren California Black Media & V&V Publisher

From money for head start and non-profits to moratoriums on car debts, student loans, rents and mortgages, last Friday, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) submitted an economic proposal to House and Senate Democrats.

Two members of California’s delegations to the U.S. Congress – Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37), Chair of the CBC, and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) are leading the charge. “We have been fighting from day one to make sure that our priorities are included in any federal

See EVICTIONS page 2

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“Bedside Baptist” Takes on New Meaning During COVID-19 Crisis Top Row: Bishop Charles E. Blake West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles Bottom Row: Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., of Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, Pastor Amos Brown Third Baptist Church in San Francisco and Pastor Touré Roberts of The Potter’s House at One L.A.

By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media and Voice & Viewpoint Staff

Usually it’s come as you are, but this past Sunday the message to parishioners of African-American churches across the Golden State was tune in online. Worship houses from Southern California to beyond the Bay Area have been instructed not to hold in-house services for some time due to the novel coronavirus outbreak making its way around the globe. “We may not be able to touch in the natural but we are connected in the spirit,” the Rev. See BEDSIDE page 5

POLL: BIDEN-ABRAMS TICKET BEATS TRUMP-PENCE By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

The Biden-Abrams ticket was the strongest of the options among African American voters and women of color. Photo Credit: NNPA; joebiden.com; Wikimedia Commons

A Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and former Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams would beat a Republican pairing of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, according to a progressive think tank whose polls of presidential primary contests have earned high marks for their accuracy.

Way to Win, a women-led political funding group, commissioned Data for Progress to look into a potential vice presidential pick. The organization began conducting a new poll after Biden took a commanding lead in the delegate count following a string of primary wins that began in South Carolina and have continued through Super Tuesday and Super Tuesday II. See POLL page 5

Rep. Peters

Volunteers, Gives Blood to Community Relief Efforts

Rep. Peters prepares food to be given to those in need with San Diego Food Bank President & CEO, James Floros.

Newswire Voice & Viewpoint

Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) volunteered this week at the San Diego Food Bank to boost awareness of how healthy San Diegans can safely contribute to serving the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Peters donated blood at the food bank. Blood bank reserves are running dangerously low and are in urgent need of donations. The organization is taking every precaution to ensure safe, best health practices for donors and eligible and healthy donors are encouraged to make an appointment to provide crucial blood, platelets and plasma to patients. The San Diego Food Bank, with two warehouses, one in Miramar and one in North County, was still actively seeking volunteers and donations at press time. Their programs feed up to 350,000 people every month, and they anticipate an increasing need for more food assistance in the coming weeks. Volunteers are a vital part to See PETERS page 5


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Thursday, March 26, 2020 •

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ARTICLE CONTINUATION Revıtalıze the Black Communıty • Extend the data collection period for the 2020 Census Count to ensure an accurate count; • Provide Support for working families by providing all workers with access to paid sick days, paid family, and medical leave so those who are sick or need to take care of a loved one without loss of job or paycheck. • Provide a nationwide moratorium on utility shut offs;

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stimulus package,” said Lee. Lee said the priorities listed in the report are based on input from members and other stakeholders. Some of the CBC’s priorities have already been incorporated in the first two bailout bills passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The House and Senate are expected to iron out differences regarding the third bill shortly. Bass said the third bill has failed to pass twice because Democrats contend that there is no safety net for American families included in it, and there are too many giveaways to major businesses with very little oversight or accountability. She said Speaker Pelosi and Democrats are working hard on the stimulus package.” The list of CBC proposals provides specific assistance to local communities and Black communities in particular. On Monday, March 23, the Caucus held a Press Conferences to share that information with our communities. The recommendations were divided into seven categories. The following are the specific highlights from each of those:

• Provide an “above-the-line” or universal charitable deduction for contributions through the end of 2021; • Require 90-day moratorium on all consumer and small business credit payments (student loans, credit cards, mortgages, car notes, small business loans, personal loans, etc.) • Provide the Minority Business Development Agency with $3 billion to minimize the economic impacts on minority-owned businesses and support full implementation of the Initiative to Build Grown th Equity Funds for Minority Businesses; • Authorize grants to small businesses for payroll support; • Provide a rebate for 100 percent of payroll taxes paid by small businesses this year, and provide a rebate of 200 percent of payroll taxes paid by small businesses in “hot spots”; • Provide credit to small farmers;

assistance must provide all employees with paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, comprehensive insurance coverage and workers protection; • Provide relief go Black Farmers by relieving any outstanding indebtedness arising from the settlement of claims successfully brought by African American farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture for discrimination, where the government was found guilty;

• Provide $300 million for Service Coordinators to assist elderly households; • Provide $5 billion in emergency homeless assistance to enable state and local governments to finance housing and health related services including by paying for emergency use of hotels and motels, for the many people experiencing homelessness;

In The Area of Qualıty Health Care

Safeguard the Socıal Safety Net

• Improve overall access to health care, increase the mental health workforce, and improve access to telemedicine ($3.9 billion);

The Caucus seeks to safeguard the social safety net for those most vulnerable among us. This includes the following:

• Increase assistance to rural hospitals and increase funding and f lexibility to help open, refurbish new medical facilities in rural areas;

• Providing funding to school districts, food banks and local non-profit and faithbased organizations for the direct delivery of non-congregate meals to households with children;

• Ensure coverage of treatment, therapies, and vaccines for coronavirus without cost sharing for all Americans;

• Providing additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);

• Support immediate health care coverage for foster youth and extend Medicaid to 26 for yout who exited foster care to a kinship guardianship;

• Expand SNAP eligibility to college students in need;

• Provide $1 Billion in support for Head Start;

• Provide funding to support delivery of food to homebound SNAP participants

• Provide $4 Billion in childcare funding to reduce the strain on families;

• Prioritize minority press for U.S. government advertising contracts;

Preserve Housıng and Combat Homelessness

• Provide $100 million for workforce and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support the United States Postal Service; and

• Providing $290 million for Fair Housing Enforcement;

• Hold corporations accountable by requiring that any employer that receives government

• Require forbearance for mortgages on rental properties;

• Ban all evictions, foreclosures, and repossessions;

• Wave all SNAP work requirements;

These are just some of the provisions the Congressional Black Caucus has put forth as a part of the economic stimulus packages under consideration by the U.S. Senate. With more than 55 percent of Americans expected to get the virus, the poor and disadvantaged will need more help than ever. This information will be updated on our website daily or as changes occur. When the Senate does pass a bill, those elements included in that bill will be reported here.

WHEREAS promoting stability amongst commercial tenancies is also conducive to public health, such as by allowing commercial establishments to decide whether and how to remain open based on public health concerns rather than economic pressures, or to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 ...

Public Testimony

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part of a series of resolutions unanimously approved on March 17, as reported in this paper’s previous issue. The County and City moratoriums do not take away the requirement to pay rent. Both ordinances require that residents and local businesses notify landlords at least one week in advance. They also must provide proof of verifiable and substantial loss of income as a result of the coronavirus emergency, along with a reasonable plan to repay. The city ordinance proposes a 6 month repayment period for unpaid rent as a result of lost income due to the COVID-19 emergency. At press time, it was not clear how or if the County will align its required 3 month repayment period with the City’s 6 month repayment window. More details on the approved City Council moratorium, who it affects, how it will be administered and how it aligns with the County’s resolution will be forthcoming.

The San Diego County Supervisor Resolution County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Kristin Gaspar introduced the County resolution during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

Supervisor Fletcher, co-chair of the county’s COVID-19 Subcommittee, said, “I know in these difficult economic times we’re doing all we can to assure the public that we will get through this. And individuals who are paycheck to paycheck, if they are missing a paycheck, we want to make sure that no one in this period of difficulty loses they’re home. We want to make sure that everyone is fed and we want to make sure that we get through this in a humane and compassionate way while we prepare for the rebuilding of our economy.” Gaspar noted that the policy will need to be adjusted over the coming weeks, and will need to align with the city of San Diego’s policy. She said that as a land owner and tenant, she’s “especially sensitive to all sides of this proposal.” “I believe we need to give the most vulnerable in our community the tools they need to get through this pandemic, and a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is the right thing to do,” she added. Supervisor Dianne Jacobs wanted to pull the resolution, though she said she supports the bill. Jacobs said that the proposal may have “unintended consequences” and that it was “important to protect the interests of the landlords, the property owners.” Fletcher said those concerns had been addressed in the motion. The County resolution ensures that protections are provided for the following: • Moratorium on evictions retroactive to March 4, 2020 when Governor Gavin

Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency; • Relief for four months, up to May 31; but rent must be repaid within a 3 month period; • County authority to the County’s Chief Administrative Officer to work with financial institutions to halt foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions; • Request of the Housing Authority to extend the deadline for housing assistance recipients, including those who receive Section 8 support. “Paying the high cost of rent in San Diego is already a challenge for a lot of people so we cannot allow them to be evicted because of a world-wide pandemic they have no control over. Increasing the number of people already living on our streets is not acceptable so we must take decisive action now to protect our renters as well as our property owners,” said Supervisor Gaspar.

Excerpts from the County Resolution ...WHEREAS, displacing renters who are unable to pay rent due to these types of financial impacts will worsen the present crisis by making it difficult for them to follow the health guidance of social distancing and isolation, which will put tenants and many others at great risk; and WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to take steps to ensure that people remain housed during this public health emergency; and

Anthony Carnavale, an El Cajon resident and landlord, was concerned that the ordinances aren’t clear or concise, which could lead to misinformation. “I’ve seen a lot of comments on social media where the public think this is a rent holiday or an abatement of rent. The ordinances aren’t coming out with clear communication that, if you are, in fact, impacted by the pandemic, then you’re protected from eviction. But, if you can pay your rent, or some of it, you ought to.” East Village resident Gabrielle Pickens, a local creative, commented, “The work that creatives do are a big part of San Diego’s history and culture. She agreed that there should be concise information and that the moratorium is not a “rent holiday.” She said that those in the creative community are also adversely affected because cancelled community events, which are important to the creative community’s “business bottom line.” She said she stood in solidarity with the service community and urged everyone to work together. “There is no livelihood without life so let’s focus on the health of the community and then we can focus on the money.” More details on both the County and City ordinances as they relate to lessening the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on San Diego’s most vulnerable residents and businesses will be shared by this publication as they are known.


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EDITORIAL:

THIS NEWSPAPER, YOU AND THE VIRUS By Dr. John E. Warren Publisher

During this difficult time for all of us, the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint is committed to its partnership of information sharing with the County, local cities, the Governor and the National News concerning the virus and its impact on our lives. As Publisher and Pastor, I am in touch with local Clergy as we consider how to serve our churches and communities. This week and each week going forward, pastors and members of the community have been and will be asked to join me on GOD Radio1.com each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. On Wednesday afternoons, the County conducts a Faith Based Conference call in addition to its daily press conferences on the impact of this virus on our county. In addition to our weekly publication of the Voice & Viewpoint, we will be providing e-blast and website updates as information and directives are issued by local and state authorities. We are following our grocery stores and monitoring their hours of operation as well as

supplies. We urge you to only buy what you need and not hoard supplies. We urge you to read and share information with others via telephone, and your electronic devices. E-mail us if we can be of help. Our office hours have been reduced to 9am ‘til 12 noon, Monday through Thursday. No walk in traffic, but we can help you at the door if necessary. The Eagle’s Nest Christian Center is conducting its services online. This Sunday we will be using our Facebook account. We also use Uber Conferencing and a call to the office can provide the necessary information. As Pastor, or Publisher, I can be reached by calling 619-266-2233 ext. 104. I will return calls if office staff are not available. We will also provide online information for those churches that share how they are conducting their services. If you miss hard copies of the newspaper, which will carry links to government agencies and their information, you may find us online. We know that information on such issues as the freeze on rents and evictions, as well as how to file for unemployment and other financial related issues, is important. We will work with any organization or group in our community seeking to help during these unprecedented times. We urge you to join us in prayers for everyone and for an end to this crisis.

OP-ED:

By Dwayne Sampson Founder and President of the Transportation Diversity Council

Workforce discrimination exists because we often fail to disengage from our own biases. In every industry and in every sector, headlines glaringly reflect on the grievances of the 21st century workforce: gender pay inequity, racial discrimination and ageism. All act as adversarial realities in the fight for economic opportunity and equality. Advocacy against discriminatory practices could not be more prescient today as far as working men and women are concerned. Today, the American worker faces many challenges

During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. The urgency to transform the pipeline of professionals in my field to deter workforce discrimination led me to create the Transportation Di-

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COMMENTARY:

FEAR AND LOSS IN A TIME OF PLAGUE By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Newswire Contributor

The anniversary of the loss of my first born has, by coincidence, landed right in the middle of this time of fear and pandemic. We have witnessed, over the past weeks, a President of the United States who perpetrated denial and lies about the overall situation, allegedly in an effort to calm us; more likely to calm the markets. Our collective fear rests largely in facing the unknown. We have no idea what to expect and how severe the situation will become. The results of this plague may ultimately be no worse than a very bad flu, but all indications are that, at a minimum, it will place severe stress on an already problematic medical system. And, yes, people will die. For far too long as a country, we have lived in denial regarding the ever-present threat of pandemics. Trump was not alone in that self-deception. Scientists have warned us that these dangers existed and, in the

ENDING WORKFORCE DISCRIMINATION IS as more corporations corrode the promises of a democracy and global competition strips them of a decent living wage. The playing field is not level and the absence of diversity is central in preserving the status quo of systemic discrimination.

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context of environmental catastrophe, the dangers associated with viral pandemics have increased. Yet, too many of us have thought that we personally, or we-the USA, would be immune. We have assumed that others would suffer and die but that somehow there was a wall or forcefield that protected us. Denial is easy and innocent; and seems safe. When my wife was first pregnant, thirty-five years ago, there was nothing that would have led us to believe that there would not be a happy ending. Yes, we knew that there were such things as premature births and other complications. But we were both healthy and took the pregnancy seriously. With each month, our excitement grew. And then the unexpected happened and our first born emerged alive but too young and too undeveloped in order to survive. Three days later she was gone. Don’t get me wrong. I am not blaming us for being naïve. I am saying that the shock of reality threw us in ways from which we have never fully recovered. There is a level of insecurity that emerges out of such a crisis that never completely vanishes because you have faced a disturbing reality: tragedy can hit in the most unexpected ways and the pain is excruciating.

This planet—and not just ‘America First’—is living through yet another crisis. We regularly face wars, poverty and pestilence. But for many of us in the so-called global North—the more developed countries—there is a tendency to believe that immense tragedy is exceptional. Yes, it can happen, but it usually happens to someone else. And even when it is bad, it is temporary and, well, ‘they’—whoever ‘they’is—will get over it. We are facing a different reality with Covid-19 and economic collapse. Both are affecting everyone, in one way or another. We now know that all of us can be shaken, very directly, by global tragedies. And, no, this situation is not something that someone can just ‘get over.’ This is a situation that will take time to heal and will necessitate a full break from denial. It will also necessitate, as Senator Sanders and others have so eloquently articulated, solidarity rather than exclusivity. The pain resulting from fear and loss does not completely vanish in time. Rather, we get used to it and adjust to it. But it leaves us with a sense of insecurity that also does not easily disappear because we have had to face a daunting fact: it can happen here and, yes, it can happen to us.

UP TO US

versity Council (TDC) in 2010 in New York. The big idea welded together community partnerships with transportation agencies and businesses—to merge the demands and needs of a sector with individuals who were hungry to work. The lucrative sector had room for a creative repositioning to benefit companies and workers, and this called for dedicated and purposeful action. Bronx Design and Construction Academy was born in 2011 as a key partner to TDC thanks to the NYC Mayor’s Office and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. The program set in motion a unique environment of workforce development for underserved students curious about the transportation and construction sector. I’ve had the privilege to invite students from diverse backgrounds and thanks to our quality staff, we’ve given hope and have produced life-changing outcomes to a wide range of students, including low-income, DACA recipients, and international youth.

Today, TDC is also making cross-country strides and demonstrating its workforce development model in key geographies. Local engagement in communities like Anniston, Alabama, is one of TDC’s markers of success with New Flyer of America, the largest transit bus manufacturer in the states. In various regions, we have been able to help formerly incarcerated workers, like Jason Webster, have a shot at turning their life around. Previously behind bars for 16 years, Jason’s rocky beginnings did not prevent him from a New Flyer career, which kickstarted with programmatic TDC offerings in emotional intelligence, financial health and specialized training. Preparing America’s workforce towards the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion in our industries requires a holistic program that is based on empathy, confidence-building, guidance and workforce retention. Partners, like New Flyer, understand that we need to disengage

from old biases, and live up to levelling that playing field by working arduously for equal opportunity for the most disenfranchised worker— there are thousands of individuals like Jason across the United States just waiting to have that one chance to triumph and excel after unimaginable hardship. We are here for them. We hope to build upon our success stories where mentoring, work readiness, life skills training and support, all factor in to help a worker get their foot in the door to contribute to society. Throughout 2020, and as we continue to think about what we can do to empower others, I encourage all entrepreneurs and business owners to reconfigure their talent pipeline to equitably account for diversity. Exposure to opportunity is indeed everything for the American worker. It is the foundation for a democracy and a change agent when it comes to truly closing the door on discrimination.


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CHURCH DIRECTORY

Bishop / Pastor Adlai E. Mack, Pastor

Christians’ United in the Word of God

The Church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach Hebrew for “Jesus the Messiah”

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of San Diego

7965-B Broadway Street Lemon Grove, California 91945

1819 Englewood Dr. Lemon Grove, CA 91945

3085 K Street San Diego, CA 92102

619.724.6226 • www.coyhm.org

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Worship Service Sunday 10 : 30am Bible Themes Class Sunday 1: 30pm Bible Study (Thursdays) 6: 30pm

Pastor Dennis Hodge First Lady Deborah Hodges

Sunday In the Know Bible Study 8 : 00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 9 : 00 a.m. Saturday Shabbat Service 1: 00-2 : 30 p.m.

Rev. Harvey L. Vaughn, III

All are Welcome to Join Us.

Rev. Dr. Eugenio D. Raphael

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church

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Sunday School 9: 00 am • Sunday Worship 10: 00 am Wednesday Bible Study 10: 00 am & 6:30 pm Thursday Food Pantry 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday Diaper Program 12: 00pm to 1:30pm

Sunday School 9 : 00 a.m. Morning Service 10 : 45 a.m. New Membership Orientation BTU 6 : 00 p.m. Wednesday Eve Prayer Service 6 : 00 p.m.

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“Come Worship With Us”

Pastor Donnell and First Lady Sheila Townsend

Dr. John W. Ringgold, Sr. Pastor

“To Serve this present age” Matt: 28:19-20

Sunday Morning Prayer 6 : 00 & Worship 7: 30 a.m. Sunday School 9 : 30 a.m. Morning Worship Youth & Children’s Church 11: 00 a.m. Community Prayer (Hemera) Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat . 7: 30 a.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 7: 30 p.m. Mid Week Prayer Wednesday 12 : 00 noon and 7: 00 p.m.

Lively Stones Missionary Baptist Church

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Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

605 S. 45th Street San Diego, CA 92113-1905

5333 Geneva Ave. San Diego, CA 92114

1728 S. 39th Street San Diego, CA 92113

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Sunday School 9 : 00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10 : 30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer 11: 00 a.m. - 12 : 00 noon Wednesday Bible Study 7: 00 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Obie Tentman, Jr.

Sunday School 8 : 00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 9 : 30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 12 : 00 noon Thursday Bible Study 6 : 30 p.m. 2nd Saturday Men’s Bible Study 3rd Saturday Women’s Saturday Bible Study

Pastor Jerry Webb

Sunday School 8 : 30 a.m. Morning Worship 9 : 45 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 10 : 00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6: 00 p.m.

Pastor Jared B. Moten

Sunday School 9 : 30 a.m. Sunday Worship 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 12 p.m. & 6 : 00 p.m.

“A Life Changing Ministry” Romans 12:2

Mesa View Baptist Church

Total Deliverance Worship Center

Linda Vista Second Baptist Church

13230 Pomerado Road Poway, CA 92064

2774 Sweetwater Springs Blvd. Spring Valley, CA 91977

2706 Korink Ave. San Diego, CA 92111

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619.670.6208 • www.totaldeliverance.org Fax: 619.660.7394 • Mail : P.O. 1698, Spring Valley, CA 91979

858.277.4008 • www.lvsbc.com second-baptist@sbcglobal.net

Sunday Worship 10 : 00 a.m. Sunday School 8 : 45 a.m. Bible Study Wed. 7: 00 p.m.

Pastor Dr. Darrow Perkins Jr., Th.D.

Suffragan Bishop Dr. William A. Benson, Pastor & Dr. Rachelle Y. Benson, First Lady

Sunday Early Morning Worship Service 8 : 00 a.m. Sunday Christian Education (Sunday School) 9 : 30 a.m. Wednesday Noon Day Bible Study 12 : 00 p.m. Wednesday W.O.W. • Worship on Wednesday (Bible Study) 7: 00 p.m.

Dr. David C. Greene

“Welcome to Praise City”

“It Takes Team Work to Make the Dream Work”

Pastor Milton Chambers, Sr. & First Lady Alice Chambers

New Hope Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Mount Olive Baptist Church

New Assurance Church Ministries

2205 Harrison Avenue San Diego, CA 92113

36 South 35th Street San Diego, Ca 92113

7024 Amherst Street San Diego, CA 92115

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619.239.0689 • www.mountolivebcsandiego.org

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Sunday First Worship 9 : 30 a.m. Second Worship 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer 7: 00 p.m. Cox Cable Channel 23 / 24

Sunday School 8 : 30 - 9 : 30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 : 00 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer 6 : 30 - 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study (Youth & Adults) 6 : 30 - 7: 30 p.m.

Early Sunday Morning Worship 7: 45 am Sunday School 9 : 30 am Sunday Morning Worship 11: 00 am Children and Youth Bible Study Tuesdays 6 : 30 pm Bible Study Tuesdays 6 : 30 pm Mid-day Bible Study Wednesdays 12 : 00 pm

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD! ” Psalms 122:1

Pastor Antonio D. Johnson

“Loving God, Serving Others, Living by Faith”

Eagles Nest

Pastor Dr. John E. Warren

Pastor Rodney and Christine Robinson

“A new Hope, A new Life, A new Way through Jesus Christ 2 Corinthians 5:17 A change is coming”

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Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

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Sunday Bible Study 9 : 00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Corporate Prayer 6: 00–7: 00 p.m.

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Calvary Baptist Church 719 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy San Diego, CA 92113 619.233.6487 • www.calvarybcsd.org calvarybaptist1889@gmail.com Dr. Emanuel Whipple, Sr. Th.D.

Sundays Bible Discovery Hour 9 : 30 a.m. Mid Morning Worship 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday Noon Day Bible Study 12 : 00 noon Wednesday Discipleship Training 7: 00 p.m.

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Jacqueline Thompson, pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, told her parishioners via video stream last Sunday. The 100-year-old congregation is one of the oldest Black churches in the Bay Area. For Clint Thompson of Santa Monica, the governor’s shelter in place order meant abandoning his weekly jaunt to West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles for Sunday service. The popular South Los Angeles church canceled its service and instead live-streamed Bishop Charles E. Blake’s message online. Thompson, a 37-year-old actor, said he watched the service for his weekly inspiration, but noted that he missed sitting in the pews. “The service is good and it’s theatrical,” he said. “The music is good, the praise dancing. It feels like a live music festival.” Thompson isn’t the lone California worshipper who will be catching the gospel online during this time. Churchgoers across the state are tuning into worship services online via video streaming on their websites or social media pages in response to government officials across the state requesting that church services not convene anytime in the foreseeable future to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. Sermons, choir performances, praise and worship, and other church service mainstays go on as usual. But they happen in front of a handful of worshippers, camera crews and technicians responsible for posting the services online — instead of the dozens to hundreds of people who usually pack California Black church benches on Sunday mornings.

Last Sunday, was men’s Sunday at Allen Temple Baptist in working on ways for the church body to stay connected through Oakland. The members of the men’s chorus performed on stage video chats and conference calls. in a formation that allowed six feet of social distance among them. Each man had his own mic. “Please know that we are praying for the safety, physical wellbeing and spiritual strength for you, your household, and “We’re scared right now, Lord. We don’t understand what you for your entire family,” Boyd wrote. are doing and we don’t like it,” Thompson, the pastor at Allen Temple, prayed during her Oakland church’s live stream that Curry said no services have taken place at his church since was broadcast on Facebook and on the church’s website. March 15. The church has been streaming its 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, and Sunday was the first time they broadcast their “But remind us that you are gracious. Even in the midst of this, Sunday school service, which had about 130 viewers. He said thank you for slowing us down and connecting us with family churchgoers watch online messages. and what is important in this world,” she added. “I don’t care what a church does, even if it is in a minimized form, The spread of the coronavirus, officially declared a pandemic I think every church has to have some type of online presence,” by the World Health Organization on March 11, has sickened Curry said. “They will figure out how to watch it. Even if they more than 329,000 people on six continents according to official have to bring their grandkids over to get them online. They will tallies by governments and health organizations. It has caused figure out how to access it.” the deaths of at least 14,522 people, as of Monday morning. The pastor hinted at a question some churches will have: How to At press time, according to The New York Times, the United deal with deaths in church families? One of Curry’s congregants States had nearly 728 deaths and close to 54,000 health cases recently died, and another expected to pass soon. attributed to the illness. In California, there were approximately 52 deaths related to COVID-19 and an estimated 2,600 people “We have to find a way to figure out how to celebrate that have tested positive, according to The New York Times’ individual’s life,” he said. estimates, as compiled from their tracking of information from U.S. federal, state and local officials from across the country. Pastor Touré Roberts of The Potter’s House at One L.A. said in The numbers continue to rise daily. his Sunday morning sermon, that it seems like the world has been flipped on its head during the coronavirus emergency, but As of Tuesday, March 24, San Diego County reported 242 he saw a silver lining confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, up from just 1 reported case on March 1, and 2 confirmed deaths from the illness. “There are sometimes it feels like the world wasn’t turned upside down, but it was turned right-side up,” he said. “People are The high infection rate of the untreatable virus has changed spending more time with their families. People are texting one life across the globe, shuttering businesses, schools, offices, another and checking on one another. In the midst of all this restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and any other craziness, it seems we are getting our priorities straight, and I places groups of people might gather. have just come to suspect that God is somewhere in it.”

The Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, said not preaching in front of hundreds of familiar faces is a strange feeling, but it is an essential one because of the health risks that come with the rapidly spreading respiratory illness. Curry said when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a health emergency that put restrictions on public gatherings larger than 250 people, his church’s services were immediately Governments have urged people to stay indoors. cancelled. They began taping them for the internet. “I’ve preached in small groups, but it’s hard when you are standing in a sanctuary that you know holds 700 people, and you might be preaching to ten, and you are trying to make it feel like Sunday morning, and you’re far from Sunday morning,” he said. “It’s different, but it’s a service that is needed, so I make it happen for my people to the best of my ability.”

At Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, a 168-year old African-American congregation, pastor Amos Brown prayed a California’s Black churches say they are taking the pandemic solemn prayer for those affected by the Coronavirus crisis. seriously by vigorously cleaning their worship houses and closing their doors to the public for regular church activities. “We pray for those on hospital bed waiting for healing, waiting for medical supplies desperately needed in this time of a Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd of First African Methodist Episcopal pandemic worldwide,” he said. Church of Los Angeles said in an online statement his church is

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and daily kindness, there are many programs that are in dire need organizations, especially when they are facing severe shortages, of help,” said Rep. Peters. “Places like blood banks and food banks you are doing lifesaving work. We all must do what we can to lend “For San Diegans looking to help their community in ways oth- are essential services that truly run on the generosity and effort of a hand during these trying times.” er than practicing proper hygiene, responsible social distancing, volunteers. By donating what time or resources you have to these keeping the food bank’s client services going.

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Biden’s best chance to win in November is by selecting Abrams, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be presiaccording to the poll, an online survey of 4,998 likely voters across dent tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president,” added Biden. the country. Participants in the poll were provided ticket options that included Abrams and Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey).

The survey noted that a Biden-Warren ticket did perform slightly better among young voters, a pairing of Biden and Abrams was a close second and tied with a Biden-Klobuchar ticket among independent voters.

“A Biden–Abrams ticket would beat a Trump-Pence ticket and perform competitively with other hypothetical tickets, while also overperforming with key groups that constitute the Democratic Party’s base,” Data for Progress founder Sean McElwee wrote in an online memo.

The Biden-Abrams ticket was the strongest of the options among African American voters and women of color.

Biden, whose most recent primary victories include Florida, Illinois, and Arizona, enjoys a healthy delegate lead with 1,142 to the 824 picked up by his remaining opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont). A total of 1,991 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination.

“There are even risks for Biden picking Warren to run as his vice president,” the group noted in the memo. “The governor of Massachusetts is Charlie Baker, a Republican, who will have the power to appoint a replacement for Warren until a special election takes place.”

The Ways to Win memo noted that other hypothetical tickets raise significant concerns about control of the Senate.

Biden has pledged to select a woman as vice president should he To view the poll and memo, visit secure the nomination. https://www.dataforprogress.org/memos “My cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a, pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden stated during the most recent Democratic Debate in Washington, D.C.


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LOCAL NEWS PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER AMENDED TO ALLOW

SHUTDOWN OF BEACHES

self-isolate and stay home. They The Public Health Nurse Line is do not need to be tested. If symp- available seven days a week from Through 5 p.m. Monday, toms become worse, you should 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the County total number of call your doctor. MENTAL HEALTH confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 230, with one death “This action, staying at home if PRECAUTIONS of a San Diego County resident you have mild to moderate sympreported yesterday. toms, helps to protect our health Behavioral Health Services Dicare workers and decreases their rector Dr. Luke Bergman says Of the 230 cases, three are be- use of personal protective equip- residents can get help if they need it. If you have a medical emertween 10 and 19 years old, 156 ment,” said Wooten. gency, call 911. But if you’re exwere people between the ages of 20 and 49; 32 were between 50 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE LINE periencing a mental health crisis, call the Access and Crisis Line at and 59; and 38 were 60 or older. The County’s daily corona- The County has set up a 888-724-7240. virus in San Diego webpage at nurse triage line to help 2-1https://www.sandiegocounty. 1 callers who have coronavirus He also outlined some ways to support your mental health: gov/ now also breaks down the symptoms. number of cases by city and un“If you don’t have a medical pro- • Maintain meal, exercise and incorporated communities. bedtime routines. vider, but you have some sympTESTING toms, we urge you to call 2-1- • Connect with others safely using technology. 1 and ask for the nurses’ line,” Wooten reminded residents said Supervisor Greg Cox. “It’ll • Stay informed but avoid too much news. that 80% of people who get be safer for you and others than COVID-19 will have mild to going to a crowded emergency • Share your concerns with friends and family. moderate symptoms. They can room or urgent care center.” CASES RISE TO 230

By Tracy DeFore County of San Diego

The County has issued an amended COVID-19 public health order giving it the discretion to close down beaches if social distancing rules aren’t enforced. County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten made the announcement during a news conference Monday. Gatherings larger than 10 people have been seen at beaches in recent days. Wooten said if local cities and municipalities cannot enforce social gathering orders, the public health order will allow the shutdown of city parks and beaches. Social distancing requires staying six feet away from others who are not in your immediate family to reduce the risk of transmission and slow the spread of the disease.

County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., announced the amended COVID-19 public health order during a news conference Monday.

WHAT EVERYONE CAN DO TO MINIMIZE CHANCES OF GETTING COVID-19

• Wash your hands often to help protect you from germs.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • If you are sick, stay home and keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing are not available. It should or sneezing, then wash your contain at least 60% alcohol. hands. • Avoid touching your eyes, • Practice other good health nose or mouth. habits. Get plenty of sleep, be • Clean and disinfect frephysically active, manage your quently touched objects and stress, drink plenty of fluids surfaces. and eat nutritious food.

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HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. Symptoms include coughing, fever and shortness of breath. To help prevent the spread of the virus and protect yourself, follow these recommendations:

Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.

Avoid sharing personal household items.

Stay home and keep your distance from others in the home if you are sick.

Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash and wash your hands.

Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids.

For questions talk to your health care provider or call 2-1-1 For latest updates, visit:

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PATH TO HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR MILLIONS OF CALIFORNIANS DURING COVID-19

Covered California Expands Special Enrollment and Medi-Cal Seeks Waivers to Encourage Coverage “We want to get as many people covered as possible to ensure they have access to the health care they need,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “Having more people In the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Covered California insured is the right thing to do, and this action builds on our efand the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) are making forts to leave no one behind in California.” sure that those losing employment have a ready path to coverage — whether through Medi-Cal or the plans offered through Covered People who sign up through Covered California will have access to private health insurance plans with monthly premiums that California - during the pandemic emergency. may be lowered due to federal and new state financial help that Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California opened the health became effective in 2020. Individuals losing job-based coverage insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need will not face a gap in coverage. health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, In addition, consumers who sign up through CoveredCA.com which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enroll- may find out that they are eligible for no-cost or low-cost coverage through Medi-Cal, which they can enroll in online. Coverment period, can sign up for coverage through June 30. age is immediately effective. NEW STATE SUBSIDIES HELP CALIFORNIANS California has put a 90-day hold on Medi-Cal renewal reviews, ensuring those already enrolled can continue their coverage. LOWER THEIR HEALTH CARE COSTS DHCS is seeking expanded authority to expedite enrollment for Californians who sign up for coverage may be able to benefit from seniors and other vulnerable populations, expand the use of telea new state subsidy program that expanded the amount of finan- health, and take other steps to make care easier to access. DHCS cial help available to many people. The subsidies are already ben- oversees Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid, which proefiting about 625,000 Covered California consumers. Roughly vides coverage for about 13 million Californians. 576,000 lower-income consumers, who earn between 200 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), are receiving an average ALL COVERED CALIFORNIA AND MEDI-CAL of $608 per month, per household in federal tax credits and new state subsidies (which averages $23 per household). PLANS OFFERING TELEHEALTH OPTIONS By Voice & Viewpoint Newswire

The financial assistance lowers the average household monthly premium from $881 per month to $272, a decrease of 70 percent. Nearly 32,000 middle-income consumers have already qualified for new state subsidies, with average state subsidy to eligible households is $504 per month, lowering their monthly premium by nearly half. During this special enrollment period, Covered California, its health plans and certified agents will be reaching out to these Californians to let them know how they can save money on their premiums – which will help them keep their coverage in challenging financial times.

By Voice & Viewpoint Newswire

In the face of the COVID-19, knowing what benefits employees are entitled to can be confusing. Use guidance from the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

WHY

WHAT

BENEFITS

MORE INFORMATION

HOW TO FILE

If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.

Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.

Learn more about your eligibility for Disability Insurance

File a Disability Insurance claim

Up to six weeks of benApproximately 60-70 efit payments to eligible percent of wages (depending workers who have a full or on income); ranges from partial loss of wages because $50-$1,300 a week for up to they need time off work to 6 weeks. care for a seriously ill family member.

Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Family Leave

File a Paid Family Leave claim

Paid Sick Leave

Unemployment Insurance

Paid Family Leave

PROGRAM

Disability Insurance

For more information visit https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/

Workers’ Compensation

“A core part of our mission is improving access to high-quality health care, and that has never been more important than it is right now in California,” Lee said.

STAYING SAFE WHILE GETTING HELP ENROLLING With the just announced order for Californians to stay home if they are not engaged in essential work or travel, Covered California is working with the more than 10,000 Certified Insurance Agents that help Californians sign up and understand their coverage options through phone-based service models. “We are in a different world right now, but social distance does not mean you cannot get personal help,” Lee said. “Our agents and staff are stepping up to help people by phone and support them to enroll online.” Consumers can easily find out if they are eligible for Medi-Cal or other forms of financial help and see which plans are available in their area by using the CoveredCA.Com Shop and Compare Tool and entering their ZIP code, household income and the ages of those who need coverage.

Those interested in learning more about their coverage options All health plans offered through Covered California and by Me- can also: di-Cal provide telehealth options for enrollees, giving individuals the ability to connect with a health care professional by Visit www.CoveredCA.com. phone or video without having to personally visit a doctor’s office or hospital. Get free and confidential assistance over the phone, in a variety of languages, from a certified enroller. All medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 is free of charge. This includes telehealth or doctor’s office visits as Have a certified enroller call them and help them for free. well as network emergency room or urgent care visits when necessary for the purpose of screening and testing for COVID-19. Call Covered California at (800) 300-1506.

KNOW YOUR BENEFITS: CORONAVIRUS 2019 RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS

If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

In addition, Medi-Cal covers costs associated with COVID-19 in both its managed care plans and with fee for service providers. Covered California health plans will help cover costs that arise from any required treatment or hospitalization.

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If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19

Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.

Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.

Learn more about your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

File an Unemployment Insurance claim

San Diego relies on a huge network of underground pipelines to provide the natural gas used for heating, hot water and cooking. SDG&E® builds, inspects, upgrades and repairs thousands of miles of gas pipelines to ensure their safety. As a customer, it’s a good idea to work with a licensed contractor from time to time to make sure the gas lines serving your appliances are in good shape.

If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine

The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.

Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.

Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Sick Leave

If accrued sick leave is denied, file a Wage claim

You can also stay safe by knowing the signs of a gas leak: See-Hear-Smell.

Learn more about your eligibility for Workers’ Compensation benefits

File a Workers’ Compensation claim

If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks. TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it’s going to.

TD generally pays twothirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness.

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CHARGES MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE IN ARREST OF FAMED MALIAN STAR By Staff Writer Global Information Network

A Change.org petition has collected over 23,000 signatures in support of acclaimed singer and human rights activist Rokia Traore of Mali following her arrest in Paris for a child custody violation. According to French authorities, Traoré was jailed on a Belgian warrant for failing to hand over her fiveyear-old daughter to her estranged partner, a Belgian national, as ordered by a Belgian court. The warrant charges her with kidnapping and hostage-taking. In protest, she has launched a hunger strike. The Belgian Collectif des Meres Veilleuses (Collective of Single Mothers) on Change.org says Ms. Traore’s arrest “demonstrates the dysfunctions of Belgian justice with regard to single mothers.” “These dysfunctions are racialized when the mother is of non-EU origin,” the mothers’ group charged. “Indeed, Mrs Traoré’s story shows that an absent father, who does not

“Furthermore, it is an aberration that Mrs Traoré faces “mother shaming” because she has an international career as an artist.” Born in Kolokani, Mali, Ms. Traore travelled widely as a diplomat’s daughter. She studied with Malian musician Ali Farka Touré and won the Radio France Internationale prize as African Discovery. Her music draws upon her homeland’s traditions as well as the European and American rock and pop. Projected shows for 2020 include “Once upon a time, an iron rose”, a tribute to Miriam Makeba. Traore is also known for her work for refugees and was made a UN ambassador for refugees in 2016. Mali’s government has issued a statement in support of Traoré.

Photo: R. Traore

Franck Berton, the lawyer for the father of Traore’s daughter called the artist’s hunger strike a media stunt to get out of jail. Traore replied: “I have undertaken this action is so that I will be guaranteed a fair trial in Belgium and to make sure that the European arrest warrant is not unfairly applied.” A court hearing in France is due this month to examine the request for her extradition to Belgium.

DOMESTIC WORKERS WIN COVERAGE FOR INJURIES ON DUTY By Staff Writer Global Information Network

been abused by employers.

unprotected and uninsured.”

Close to a million domestic workers in South Africa will be able to claim for injuries sustained on duty after passage of a bill supported by the nation’s major labor unions.

“There are about 800,000 domestic workers in South Africa. They are among the most exploited and abused workers. To date, they have not been allowed to claim for injuries on duty,” said Matthew Parks, parliamentary coordinator of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, or Cosatu.

Parks said that matter was won at the Supreme Court last year and was now before the Constitutional Court.

According to domestic services union Western Cape organizer Gloria Kente, action on the bill had been pending since 1993 so this recent vote to send the bill to parliament was a major breakthrough. Kente, a former victim of abuse who was spat on and called the k-word by her former employer’s boyfriend, said many domestic workers had

REACHES AFRICAN SHORES– BUT NUMBERS REMAIN LOW

contribute financially to the child’s needs, retains his parental rights. He can at any time go to court and have the child removed from the person who has assumed all the emotional, educational and financial duty towards the child.

IN MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH,

Under the bill, approved by the South African Cabinet, employers would be held liable for any negligence.

CORONAVIRUS

Cosatu and the South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union welcomed Cabinet’s approval of the bill but insisted it should be introduced in parliament within 30 days.

Meanwhile, in a show of militancy by a key ANC ally, Cosatu pledged to defy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ban on mass gatherings of more than 100 people in order to support a planned national strike by its public sector affiliate over cuts to the public sector wage bill, described as an “attack on collective bargaining” and “worse than apartheid.”

“Despite repeated commitments to do so, government has still not introduced the bill in parliament,” complained Parks. “This has resulted in thousands of injured domestic workers being left

Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said the federation will support the government and public entities union should they walk off their jobs and take to the street on March 30.

Photo: Pres. C. Ramaphosa demonstrating greeting by elbow

By Staff Writer Global Information Network

Only a few weeks ago, African leaders were breathing a sigh of relief as the new coronavirus skipped the continent to lodge in Italy, Spain and other European countries. “Whether it’s a matter of faulty detection, climatic factors or simple fluke, the remarkably low rate ofcoronavirus infection in African countries, with their fragile health systems, continues to puzzle,” said Amadou Alpha Sall, head of the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal. Then a test turned up one positive and then another, giving signs of a new crisis emerging in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said this week. The most worrying confirmation of a first case came from Somalia, with one of the continent’s weakest health systems after nearly three decades of conf lict. Tanzania, Liberia and Benin also announced their first cases. Moving with all deliberate speed, African nations began imposing travel restrictions as most confirmed cases came from abroad. Algeria cut off all air and sea contact with Europe, and Botswana barred travelers from 18 highrisk countries. French citizens visiting South Africa have been urged to leave as soon as possible. “Countries like South Korea and China have managed to control this outbreak,” commented Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, regional di-

rector for Africa, World Health Organization. “We are learning… Limiting contact between people when you have local transmission is a good thing to do… “The South African government is striking a good balance,” she added. “Gatherings of people increase the chances of infections spreading. But we must have a balance… I think 100 [maximum number of people allowed to gather in South Africa] is a reasonable number… “Greeting, hugging, kissing – no!” Dr. Moeti said. “Even elbow bumps require you to come close to somebody… Smile and bow instead… it’s a good thing to do.” “The reality is this,” said South Africa’s health minister, Zweli Mkhize, commenting on the 62 documented cases, all from abroad. “Individuals that have been infected thus far are people who can afford going on holiday abroad or they travel for business. Those individuals also have accommodation for self-quarantine. “However, when this outbreak starts affecting our poor communities where families do not have enough rooms or spaces to quarantine those affected, we will experience a crisis.” The WHO says it has now shifted from “readiness” to “response” mode on the continent with 147 confirmed cases in 15 countries.

CHINA HEEDS GLOBAL

DEMAND FOR ANTI-CORONAVIRUS MASKS By Staff Writer Global Information Network

As much of the world attempts to source much needed face masks, Africa has been offered 5.4 million masks, more than a million testing kits and other items in a donation from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti will be the first countries to receive the consignment to be shipped out of Ethiopia this week.

The supplies are being donated by China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Jack Ma. More medical supplies are expected over the next few weeks. “Getting these donations to all 54 African countries, with diverse geographic conditions and different levels of infrastructure, is a great logistical and transportation challenge,” the foundation said. “We are working around the clock to make the delivery as fast as possible.” Ethiopia’s Health Ministry will

coordinate the distribution together with the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, and with support from the World Food Program and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Abiy announced a week ago he’d struck a deal with Ma.

“China has not forgotten that in January… the EU helped,” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union, said in a video posted on Twitter. “Today, we are the centre of the coronavirus outbreak pandemic, and we need protective equipment ourselves.”

equipment. Without proper covering, every new bedside visit might prove fatal, especially for older physicians and their families.

A Chinese aid package is also being sent to the European Union, including masks and test kits for Italy, as Rome faces the most urgent needs among member states in the coronavirus crisis.

Meanwhile, some health professionals have begun reusing masks and gloves. Others have taken to social media with public pleas for help using the hashtag #GetMePPE, an acronym for personal protective

“We’re heading into the abyss,” wrote another.

“The sky is falling,” one doctor wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times.

The short supply of masks in particular is dire.


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WOMEN OF COLOR DOMINATE NEW WOMEN-OWNED COMPANIES

companies, the increase was far lower at 1.8 percent, and total NNPA Newswire Senior revenue for women-owned busiCorrespondent nesses also rose slightly above all others: 21 percent compared Crystal Etienne is a business- to 20 percent, respectively. woman, wife, and mother of The State of Women-Owned two children. Businesses Report also found She’s also the founder of Ruby that as work has trended toLove, a $10 million personal ward side hustles and the care company that she built in gig economy, so had female entrepreneurship. just four years. By Stacy M. Brown

Over the last five years, growth in the number of women “sidepreneurs” grew nearly twice as fast as the overall growth in female entrepreneurship: 39 per“However, I did have thoughts cent to 21 percent. about going to law school. Understanding the political side Minority women are responof things, certain laws, and the sible for a large portion of that rights of those around me al- growth from 2014-2019, where ways excited me, especially if “sidepreneurship” among miI felt someone was wronged,” nority women-owned businesses was two times higher than she said. others: 65 percent compared to “I ended up going a different 32 percent. route and landed a job in finance,” Etienne continued. When looking at specific mi“Math, equations, and anything nority groups over the last that had to do with business five years, growth in sidewas something I was always preneurship is up 99 percent good at. It was my strong suit, among African American which is ironic because I dis- women, compared to 70 perliked accounting and finance as cent for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, 63 percent a student.” for Asian Americans, 46 perBut her dreams have come true, cent for Latina/Hispanic womshe said. “The end goal was to en, and 36 percent among Naalways work for myself,” Eti- tive Americans/Alaska Native enne stated. “I am now in a po- businesswomen. sition to make my own decisions and take control of my The report concluded that course in life.” women of color are starting businesses at 4.5 times the avEtienne’s success helps to un- erage rate, and, in nearly evderscore a growing trend high- ery category, women of color lighted in the most recent State are leading the women-owned of Women-Owned Businesses business charge. Report, which noted that women of color account for 89 per- The rise in businesses owned by cent (1,625) of the new busi- women of color could correlate nesses opened every day over to the power they’ve displayed the past year. at the ballot box. “My dream was to always work for myself,” Etienne, a New York native, stated in an email to NNPA Newswire.

– a gain of more than 13 million potential voters, according to the Center for American Progress (CAP). Black, Latina, Native American, Multiracial, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women voters are emerging as a collective powerhouse, CAP officials stated. In CAP’s “Women of Color: A Powerhouse in the U.S. Electorate,” report, authors Danyelle Solomon and Connor Maxwell used new survey data to explore the voter eligibility, electoral participation, and distinct interracial and intraracial policy perspectives of women of color. The report examined a host of issues from health care and economic inequality to public safety, racial and gender discrimination, and immigration. “In the past decade, the voter-eligible population of women of color increased six times faster than that of white women, yet candidates, journalists, and policymakers rarely acknowledge their ability to affect elections,” stated Solomon, the vice president of Race and Ethnicity Policy at the CAP, and co-author of the report. “Women of color are the canaries in the coal mine. When you center them in your policymaking agenda, outcomes for all Americans will improve. Continuing to ignore the policy priorities of this powerhouse of voters will only further undermine the health of our democracy and further exacerbate racial and gender inequalities,” Solomon stated.

“This report affirms what we already know: Women of color are an important – and growing – a catalyst for change in The annual report, based on Since 2000, the number of el- our democracy,” said Aimee U.S. Census Bureau data adjust- igible women of color voters Allison, the founder and presed by Gross Domestic Product has increased by 59 percent ident of She the People. data, found that women-owned businesses continue to trend above all others. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 21 percent, while all enterprises increased by only 9 percent.

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Organization Provides Hope

For Missing Black Children Then we can get into a system where the results are actively compared and identified just in case the worst-case scenario has happened.” Spamer added that it’s mostly a myth that you can’t report a missing person for 24 hours.

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

According to the NCIC, of the 609,275 individuals who were reported missing in the United States last year, 205,802 were black.

Shurrell Caldwell is 12-years Those statistics include 164,769 old and missing. African Americans under the The 5-feet-8-inch African age of 21. American female was reported missing from her home in “The good news is that more the 2300 block of Good Hope than 90 percent of the NCIC Court in Southeast, Wash- entries are resolved each year,” ington, D.C., on Tuesday, Spamer stated. February 18. NCIC noted that of the 609,275 Shurrell, whom authorities missing person records entered said she weighs 180 pounds in 2019, a total of 607,104 were and has brown hair and purged during that same period. brown eyes, was last seen wearing a black shirt, green The reasons for the purge coat with fur on the hood, included: a law enforcement tan pants, and black and agency located the individual; the person returned home, or white sneakers. the record had to be removed by a reporting authority after Anyone with information is they determined that the asked to call DC police at record is invalid. 202-576-6768 or 202-727-9099. NCIC categorized 95.23 percent As the National Newspa- of entries as runaways; 0.84 perper Publishers Association cent as abducted by a non-cus(NNPA) continues to high- todial parent; 0.11 percent as ablight the plight of missing in- ducted by a stranger; and 3.82 dividuals of color. One ex- percent as missing adults. pert said the number of those who’ve disappeared overall is “One of the first things we look for is for the family to file a poalarming. lice report,” said Spamer. “Over 600,000 people are reported missing to the Na- “The sooner they get a report tional Crime Information on file with law enforcement, Center (NCIC) every single the sooner the family can get year. So, on any given day, we their loved one in the NCIC have more in the neighbor- database, which is used by law hood of 85,000 active miss- enforcement across the couning person cases on file with try. If they come into contact law enforcement,” stated B.J. with law enforcement, as soon Spamer, the executive direc- as the authorities run their tor of the National Missing name and their date of birth, and Unidentified Persons they’re going to locate that System (NAMUS), a nation- missing person,” she said. wide information clearinghouse that offers free, secure, Also, once the report is filed, and easy-to-use technology NAMUS can publish the case to help expedite case associa- in its system and offer forensic and analytical resources. tions and resolutions. NAMUS also provides free forensic services, investigative support, victim services, and training and outreach.

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“We can help the family get their DNA profiles, get fingerprints, dental records, and all of the vital metrics that are available.

Donate a suitcase. Help a foster kid. Sometimes, it’s the little things. Foster kids have a lot to put up with in life. One of those things is they have to move a lot, and when they move, it’s hard to keep even their few possessions together. You can make a huge difference in the life of a foster child just by donating a new or used (but in good condition) suitcase or duffel bag.

“You hear that especially on television programs, but that’s not an across the board policy,” she stated. When it’s a case involving a child, it’s mandated that every missing child case be entered into NCIC within two hours of receiving that report from law enforcement. So, I would encourage families to immediately report a missing person, especially if they fear that something has happened to their loved one,” she stated. Finally, Spamer said that awareness is a significant component of getting a missing person home safely. “The media uses certain cases to highlight, and so many other cases don’t get the same amount of attention,” she stated. “The media plays a huge role in making sure that we raise awareness for all missing persons and also be able to raise awareness of the tools that families have available to them that they may not know are available. We have had families sit down at the keyboard to search the database and find their loved one, essentially resolving their own case,” Spamer added. She continued: “It’s an empowering thing to have families to be able to participate in the search using certain tools that we make publicly available. There are so many resources available today that didn’t exist 20 or 30 years ago when their loved one may have gone missing. “We would love to see those families come forward today and provide whatever information they still have on their loved one because we are routinely seeing identifications on cases that are 20, 30, or 40 years old. And so as long as there’s a searching family member, it is never too late to file a report, get that case in NAMUS and potentially find a match and bring resolution to that family.”

San Diego Branch

Bring a suitcase to any NAACP San Diego Branch meeting, and we’ll see that it gets to a foster kid who needs it. Our General Membership meetings are the first Thursday of every month, at 6pm in the Community Room of the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid. Or, come to a committee meeting; you can find the full schedule of those at sandiegonaacp.org/calendar Finally, if you’d like to donate money so we can purchase a suitcase, please visit sandiegonaacp.org/suitcase


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San Diego, CA 92102 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 03/12/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: David M Johnson Jr. 228 47th St Apt C San Diego, CA 92102 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 12, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 12, 2025 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006479 Fictitious business name(s):

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The County of San Diego, Owner, invites bids for RIOS CANYON ROAD SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS, ORACLE PROJECT NO. 1022613; A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT; A FEDERAL ASSISTANCE GRANT OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BID No. 10183. Sealed bids will be received at the Department of Purchasing and Contracting, at 5560 Overland Avenue, Ste. 270, San Diego, 92123, until 2:00 PM on April 2, 2020, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents including Plans, Specifications and Bid Forms are available for download on the County Buynet site: https://buynet. sdcounty.ca.gov. You must be registered at the site in order to download documents. The Contractor shall possess, at the time of submitting the bid, a California contractor's license, Classification A, General Engineering Contractor. The cost of construction is estimated to be from $127,000 to $137,000. Bid security of no less than 10% required at time of bid. Successful bidder shall provide Payment and Performance Bonds for 100% of the contract amount. Prevailing Wage rates apply. This contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The Owner, as a matter of policy, encourages Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation for this project. For complete bid information, go to County of San Diego Purchasing and Contracting website at https:// buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov. For questions, please contact PCS, Rene Lelevier at Rene. Lelevier@sdcounty.ca.gov. 3/19, 3/26/20 CNS-3349906# VOICE & VIEWPOINT NEWS

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005881 Fictitious business name(s): Mortgage Loan ServiceS --grace & co --HoMedreaMS --HoMedreaMS reaLty

Located at: 5955 Charing Street San Diego, CA 92117 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 09/24/1987 This business is hereby registered by the following: Vanleeuwen, Pye & Associates, Inc. 5955 Charing Street San Diego, CA 92117 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 05, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 05, 2025 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006768 Fictitious business name(s): HankS FarMer Market

Located at: 420 S Meadowbrook Dr San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Eli Rey Group, Inc 420 S Meadowbrook Dr San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 17, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 17, 2025 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006716 Fictitious business name(s): Seductive ScentS

Located at: 640 67th St. #10 San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 03/16/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Dorene Hanlett 640 67th St. #10 San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 16, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 16, 2025 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006790 Fictitious business name(s): aFrocentric 2.0

Located at: 2603 University Ave Unit B San Diego, CA 92104 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 03/17/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Brandon A. Lowery 2603 University Ave Unit B San Diego, CA 92104 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 17, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 17, 2025 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006480 Fictitious business name(s): PBM ProductionS

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Located at: 10876 Calle Verde Apt. 252 La Mesa, CA 91941 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 03/12/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Sylvana K. Rios 10876 Calle Verde #252 La Mesa, CA 91941 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 12, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 12, 2025 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005814 Fictitious business name(s): kiddie HeavenS FaMiLy cHiLdcare

Located at: 4186 Mandarin Terrace San Diego, CA 92115 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Married Couple The first day of business was 03/02/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Priscilla Akyaa Karikari 4186 Mandarin Terrace San Diego, CA 92115 County of San Diego --John Nyame 4186 Mandarin Terrace San Diego, CA 92115 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 05, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 05, 2025 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005974 Fictitious business name(s): LuPuS WarriorS united

Located at: 10905 Gerana St #D San Diego, CA 92129 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Shakita Shonta Jones 10905 Gerana St #D San Diego, CA 92129 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 06, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 06, 2025 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9006673 Fictitious business name(s): FLyingHeart ProductionS

Located at: 6 Whitney Irvine, CA 92620 County of Orange The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Ashley Sandra Larson

Mandate Project iMPact inc --MPi inc

Located at: 8333 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92111-1324 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 12/12/2014 This business is hereby registered by the following: Mandate Project Impact Inc 8333 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92111-1324 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 28, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 28, 2025 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005624 Fictitious business name(s): deeP in tHe detaiLS

Located at: 1982 Caminito De La Cruz Chula Vista, CA 91913 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 02/08/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Francis Arra Miciano 1982 Caminito De La Cruz Chula Vista, CA 91913 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 03, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 03, 2025 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005454 Fictitious business name(s): Sd auto center

Located at: 4019 Van Dyke San Diego, CA 92105 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: Co-Partners Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Nayeli Macias-Figueroa 3331 Alvoca St Chula Vista, CA 91911 County of San Diego --Luis Arroyo 5634 Potomac St San Diego, CA 92139 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 02, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 02, 2025 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005392 Fictitious business name(s): coLLinS BuiLderS

Located at: 8017 La Mesa blvd. #A La Mesa, CA 91942 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Desmond Collins 8017 La Mesa blvd #A La Mesa, CA 91942 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of

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Located at: 1619 Folkstone St Spring Valley, CA 91977 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: George V. Childs 1619 Folkstone St Spring Valley, CA 91977 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 28, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 28, 2025 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005584 Fictitious business name(s): in coMPLiance conSuLting

Located at: 7937 Anders Circle La Mesa, CA 91942 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company The first day of business was 03/03/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Brian Ravitch FDA Consulting Services LLC 7937 Anders Circle La Mesa, CA 91942 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 03, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 03, 2025 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9004476 Fictitious business name(s): rejuve-nationS outPatientS FaciLity, inc. ii

Located at: 338 Lexington Ste 211, 212C El Cajon, CA 92020 County of San Diego --P.O. Box 152841 San Diego, CA 92195 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 02/01/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Rejuve-Nations Outpatients Facility, Inc. II 338 Lexington Ste 211, 212C El Cajon, CA 92020 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 20, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 20, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9004712 Fictitious business name(s): Puro Latina

Located at: 8143 Golden Avenue Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 01/01/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Rosa Veronica Gonzalez 8143 Golden Avenue Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 24, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 24, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26

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Located at: 2357 Eastridge Loop Chula Vista, CA 91915 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 10/15/2015 This business is hereby registered by the following: A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI - San Diego Chapter) 2357 Eastridge Loop Chula Vista, CA 91915 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 24, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 24, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9004797 Fictitious business name(s): jj ProPerty grouP, LLc

Located at: 2357 Eastridge Loop Chula Vista, CA 91915 County of San Diego --PO Box 210912 Chula Vista, CA 91914 The business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company The first day of business was 11/15/2016 This business is hereby registered by the following: JJ Property Group, LLC

2357 Eastridge Loop Chula Vista, CA 91915 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 24, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 24, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9004803 Fictitious business name(s): tHe LadieS oF city HeigHtS

Located at: 1061 S. 41st Street #6 San Diego, CA 92113 County of San Diego --PO Box 15053 San Diego, CA 92175 The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 11/22/2019 This business is hereby registered by the following: Diedra Lee 1061 S. 41st Street #6 San Diego, CA 92113 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 24, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 24, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005418 Fictitious business name(s): teMPLo PentecoSteS La HerMoSa

Located at: 1131 E. Washington Ave. Escondido, CA 92025 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Unincorporated Association Other than a Partnership The first day of business was 03/02/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Jorge Hercilio Aristondo Calderon 4417 Orange Ave San Diego, CA 92115 County of San Diego --Nelda Calderon 4417 Orange Ave San Diego, CA 92115 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 02, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 02, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26

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Located at: 2491 Gold Lake Rd. Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 01/14/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Jaime Lynn Khothsombath 2491 Gold Lake Rd. Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 02, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 02, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9004987 Fictitious business name(s): MINDSOULCONSCIENCE

Located at: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110 County of San Diego --230 W. Cedar St San Diego, CA 92101 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Mary Theresa Scott 230 W. Cedar St San Diego, CA 92101 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 25, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 25, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005060 Fictitious business name(s): FiBergLaSS MateriaLS --FiBergLaSS FaSt

Located at: 1811 Labaun Dr. Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego --3555 Rosecrans St. Ste. 114 #327 San Diego, CA 92110 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael Wayne Burris 1811 Labaun Dr. Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on February 26, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on February 26, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9005412 Fictitious business name(s): LaSHeS By LaSHez LL

Located at: 2703 Plaza Blvd #207 National City, CA 91950 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Shani M. Crawley 2703 Plaza Blvd #207 National City, CA 91950 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on March 02, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on March 02, 2025 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26 LOOK FOR

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NAME CHANGE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA county oF San diego nortH county 325 S. Melrose Dr. San Diego, CA 92081 37-2020-00011545CU-PT-NC Petitioner or Attorney: AlAn W. Cheung, esq. to aLL intereSted PerSonS:

Petitioner YuChung Yuo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: YuChung Yuo PROPOSED NAME: JAson YuChung Yuo THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: April 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 23 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose Dr. San Diego, CA 92081 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA county oF San diego nortH county regionaL center 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 37-2020-00005022CU-PT-NC Petitioner or Attorney: DYlAn smith to aLL intereSted PerSonS:

Petitioner DYlAn thomAs smith filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: DYlAn thomAs smith PROPOSED NAME: DYlAn thomAs FigueroA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: April 14, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 23 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Llyod L. Montague Case Number: 37-2020-00013170-PR-PW-CTL

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Llyod L. Montague A Petition for Probate has been filed by Anita L. Hissem


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LEGAL NOTICES in the Superior Court of California County of San Diego The Petition for Probate requests that Anita L. Hissem be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The Petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.(This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on June 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 502 located at the Superior Court of California County of San Diego 1100 Union St. San Diego, CA 92101 Central Division If You Object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim withthe court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1)four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2)60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

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THOMAS EDWARD BURNS was the second child of seven born on January 3, 1949 in San Diego, CA, to Milton and Ruby Burns. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church during the organizing years by Rev. Marvin C. Hines. Thomas received his education in the San Diego Unified School District attending Stockton and Logan Elementary Schools, Memorial Junior High and graduating from Lincoln High School. After graduation, Thomas joined the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Vietnam War, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and Expert rifle. At the end of his tour of duty, he came back to San Diego and worked at North Island as an accountant. Thomas married Deborah Jones and to this union the love of his life GaNeane was born, his daughter, his love, his “boss”. Rev. Burns accepted his calling to the ministry. He was studious in the word of God. He was licensed June 24, 2002 and ordained July 10, 2002 at the Southwest District. Thomas was the Sunday school teacher of Class 6 and Class 8. He taught with compassion and imagination, his true love was evangelism. Organizing and heading the Evangelism Team, taking the group out into the community to reach the lost, and aid the homeless with encouragement and material needs. Evangelism was his true passion. Thomas’ favorite scripture was Ephesians 2:1-10. His God was rich in mercy and Thomas was proud to be God’s workmanship. He saw a new heaven and a new earth on March 6, 2020.

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ROSE MARIE HARRIS was born May 22, 1959 to Pearl Moon and Willis Harris in Portland, Oregon. At the age of six months the family relocated to San Diego California, where Rose accepted Christ at an early age. She began her formal education at Chollas Elementary, and Gompers Middle school. The family relocated for a short time to Imperial County where Rose Graduated from Brawley Union High School. Rose returned to San Diego to raise her family of which she truly adored. She was an awesome provider that nurtured and showered love upon her children. She was quick to praise them but did not spare the rod in order to keep calm and order within the home. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for the family. Taking care of her family was a priority. Rose had an infectious personality and was always the life of the party. She was a master Spades and a Domino player and an excellent dancer. Above all, Rose had a beautiful spirit that radiated both inside and out. Her gorgeous smile could fill a room and brighten your day. Her family affectionately called her “Cheesy” because of her magnificent smile. Parliament Funkadelic and The Zapp Band were among her favorite groups to listen to, and dance to. On February 29, 2020, Rose Marie Harris left this life and entered into eternity. She was preceded in death by parents Pearl Moon and Willis Harris, husband Greg Wanton, Sr., sister Juanita Evans, and two brothers Anthony Townsend, and Raynard Wells. Left to treasure her memory are five daughters Tanika Renee White, Shaqueda Dikisha Evans, Syreeta Marie Evans, Quinnesha Antonia Patton, daughter-inlaw Shaunte Wanton, and one “favorite” son Gregory Van Wanton, Jr.; four sisters Yolanda Palmer, Sophia Moon, Sonja Downing, Shanetta Wells, her only brother Eric Wells, seventeen grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren and one on the way, and a host of family and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his grandmother Fairy O’Neal; father Milton Burns, Sr.; brother Melvin; sister Christine and brother Milton, Jr.; and nephew Ronnie Wilson. He leaves his mother Sis. Ruby Gladney; daughter GaNeane Lewis; granddaughters Jasmine Perez (Frankie) and Kaelyn Brown; brothers Rev. Edmond Perkins (wife Susan), and Ronnie Wilson (wife Denise); sister Connie Whitley (Boo Boo); nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, special friends Betty Davis, Dora Gayden, Ruby McGowan, Jeanette “Red Carter”, Velma Thomas, William Slater, and special friend and caregiver Mary Smith.

Attorney for petitioner: J. Mark McNeill, Esq. 11848 Bernardo Plaza Court, Ste. 210 San Diego, CA 92128 858-613-2970 03/26, 04/02, 04/09

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For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right. There will always be another day to say “I love you’s”, And certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do’s?” But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget, Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of thefiling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

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Governor Gavin Newsom Issues ‘Stay at Home’ Order STAY AT HOME

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. To preserve the public health and safety, and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, and prioritizing those at the highest risk and vulnerability, all residents are directed to immediately heed the current State public health directives, which I ordered the Department of Public Health to develop for the current statewide status of COVID-19. Those directives are consistent with the March 19, 2020, Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, found at: https:// covid 19.ca.gov/. Those directives follow: ORDER OF THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER March 19, 2020 To protect public health, I as State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health order all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. In addition, and in consultation with the Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, I may designate additional sectors as critical in order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. Pursuant to the authority under the Health and Safety Code 120125, 120140, 131080, 120130(c), 120135, 120145, 120175 and 120150, this order is to go into effect immediately and shall stay in effect until further notice. The federal government has identified 1 6 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof. I order that Californians working in these 16 critical infrastructure sectors may continue their work because of the importance of these sectors to Californians’ health and well-being. This Order is being issued to protect the public health of Californians. The California Department of Public Health looks to establish consistency across the state in order to ensure that we mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Our goal is simple, we want to bend the curve, and disrupt the spread of the virus. The supply chain must continue, and Californians must have access to such necessities as food, prescriptions, and health care. When people need to leave their homes or places of residence, whether to obtain or perform the functions above, or to otherwise facilitate authorized necessary activities, they should at all times practice social distancing. 2. The healthcare delivery system shall prioritize services to serving those who are the sickest and shall prioritize resources, including personal protective equipment, for the providers providing direct care to them. 3. The Office of Emergency Services is directed to take necessary steps to ensure compliance with this Order. 4. This Order shall be enforceable pursuant to California law, including, but not limited to, Government Code section 8665.

When does the stay at home order go into effect and how long will we stay home? What areas of the state are covered? The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice. It covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.

What can I do? What’s open? Essential services will remain open, such as: • Gas stations • Pharmacies • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants • Banks • Laundromats/laundry services • Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

What’s closed? • • • • • • •

Dine-in restaurants Bars and nightclubs Entertainment venues Gyms and fitness studios Public events and gatherings Convention Centers Hair and nail salons

Can the Order be changed? Yes. The State Public Health Officer may issue orders as needed – for example if more information emerges about the public health situation – and issue new orders and directives as conditions warrant.

How does this order interact with local orders to shelter in place? Does it supersede them? This is a statewide order.

Business and taxes What businesses and organizations are exempt? Businesses and organizations that provide critical infrastructure for the state are exempted, including health care and public health, public safety, food and agriculture and media. See the full list of exempt sectors: https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

I run/work at an exempted business or organization, as defined by the Order. Do I need to get an official letter of authorization from the state to operate? No. If your business or organization is in the list of exempt sectors, it may still operate. You do not need to obtain any specific authorization from the state to do so.

Do I need to pay my taxes? Yes, state and federal deadlines have been extended. All state taxes are now due on July 15.

Schools and childcare My school is providing free grab-and-go meals and childcare. Are those still open? Yes. It is essential to keep children fed and educated. School employees should report to work and focus on distance learning, school meals, and childcare/supervision.

Are daycares still open? Can my babysitter still come to the house? Yes. Daycares are still open, but only for children of parents working in essential sectors. Daycare centers that remain open should employ heightened cleaning and distancing requirements. Babysitters may also come to the house to care for minors of parents working in essential sectors.

Health care and helping sick relatives What if I need to visit a health care provider?

or friends who require assistance to care for themselves? Or a friend or family member who has disabilities? Yes. Be sure that you protect them and yourself by following social distancing guidelines such as washing hands before and after, using hand sanitizer, maintaining at least six feet of distance when possible, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue and then washing your hands. If you have early signs of a cold, please stay away from your older loved ones.

Can I visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility? Generally no. There are limited exceptions, such as if you are going to the hospital with a minor who is under 18 or someone who is developmentally disabled and needs assistance. For most other situations, the order prohibits non-necessary visitation to these kinds of facilities except at the end-of-life. This is difficult, but necessary to protect hospital staff and other patients.

Outdoor recreation Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block? Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.

If you are feeling sick with f lu-like symptoms, please first call your doctor, a nurse hotline, or an urgent care center. If you need to go to the hospital, call ahead so they can prepare for your arrival. If you need to call 911, tell the 911 operator the exact symptoms you are experiencing so the ambulance provider can prepare to treat you safely.

Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?

What about routine, elective or non-urgent medical appointments?

Californians can walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet. This means avoiding crowded trails & parking lots. To help reduce crowds, State Parks is modifying operations at some parks, including closing vehicular access and parking lots to reduce density of visitors. A list of closures can be found at www. parks.ca.gov/flattenthecurve. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors, and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park. For information on National Parks, please visit their website: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/ public-health-update.htm

Non-essential medical care like eye exams, teeth cleaning, and elective procedures must/should be cancelled or rescheduled. If possible, health care visits should be done remotely. Contact your health care provider to see what services they are providing.

May I still go out to get my prescriptions? Yes. You may leave their homes to obtain prescriptions or get cannabis from a licensed cannabis retailer.

Can I leave home to care for my elderly parents

You can walk your dog. You can go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick. Remember to distance yourself at least six feet from other pets and owners.

Can people still go hiking or visit State Parks?

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