COVID-19 Outbreak At Father Joe’s Villages (San Diego Information Now)

A increase in COVID-19 cases at two shelters at Father Joe’s Villages has prompted the…

A increase in COVID-19 cases at two shelters at Father Joe’s Villages has prompted the development of a temporary out of doors facility for those who take a look at favourable. At some point all favourable instances will be positioned in regional lodge rooms to isolate. Meanwhile, if you skipped the Vote By Mail registration deadline yesterday, you are not out of possibilities yet. As well as, the San Diego Rep will showcase Latinx playwrights this weekend as portion of its Latinx New Perform Competition.

Fantastic Early morning, I’m Annica Colbert….it is Wednesday, September 1st.


Covid-19 at Father Joe’s Villages

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There is been a spike in COVID-19 conditions at Father Joe’s Villages.
Here’s KPBS Melissa Mae.

Father Joe’s Villages states just under a hundred scenarios of COVID-19 were being described at its two shelters as of previous 7 days. To shield the uninfected, the company established up a short term tent outdoors its East Village campus… to isolate individuals until eventually they could be moved to motels.
Vaccination fees have been lower among the men and women enduring homelessness… owing to basic distrust in and bad previous ordeals with the wellness care system. Father Joe’s Villages is functioning to beat this difficulty with consistent comply with up, on-site vaccination and 1-on-a single discussions.
In a composed statement, Father Joe’s President and CEO Jim Vargas says:
GRAPHIC: “We continue on to prioritize the health and fitness and wellbeing of individuals we serve and inspire vaccination. As an group, we will go on to strictly carry out health protocols designed to limit the spread of the virus and equip our workers and consumers with well being and safety companies.”
The county well being division claims around 10,000 individuals going through homelessness have acquired at minimum one particular dose of covid-19 vaccine.
Sarah Sweeney, the agency’s communications officer, explained to KPBS in an e mail:
GRAPHIC: “We are housing folks affected in this outbreak in our community health inns and are supplying a wide range of providers to any of all those isolating in shelters. Further more, we have ideas in area to extend its hotel ability if desired.”
Melissa Mae KPBS Information


MONDAY was the registration deadline for normal voting in the September 14th gubernatorial remember election. But KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen suggests if you skipped the deadline, you can find however a way to vote.

AB: California passed a law in 2019 that lets voters sign up conditionally all the way up until eventually election working day. You can then cast a provisional ballot, which is counted as soon as your eligibility is confirmed. You have to finish the course of action in individual at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa. Find out a lot more at So much, a lot more than 490,000 voters in San Diego County have forged ballots — a lot more than at this stage in the 2020 presidential election. The remember ballot has two queries: To start with, need to Gov. Gavin Newsom be eliminated from workplace? The next issue is who must change Newsom if a bulk votes “of course” on the first question. Andrew Bowen, KPBS information.




Coming up…. 3 latin-x playwrights share what inspired them to create.

anger, anger influenced me, which is what impressed me.

The San Diego Rep will showcase these playwrights this weekend as part of its latin x new play competition. Which is future, just immediately after the crack.

San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Perform Pageant celebrates giving voice to underrepresented communities. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with three of the playwrights to discover out what inspired them and what stories they wanted to tell.

Inspiration can come from numerous spots or just just one.
Rachel Lynett: Anger motivated me. That is what motivated me.
Playwright Rachel Lynett strike a boiling place after Jennifer Krug confessed to becoming racial imposter.
Rachel Lynett: And that deeply upset me due to the fact she was a white lady particularly pretending to be Afro Latina. And I am Afro-Latina, and I have had to fight and claw my way into just getting other folks to understand my identification. And all this white women have to do was tan her skin. And which is just definitely, deeply disappointed me.
That anger and stress led to the engage in “Black Mexican” in which a college student inquiries irrespective of whether her professor is basically Cuban.
Rachel Lynett: All of the characters are striving to determine out just what does it necessarily mean to be Latino, Latina…And so it’s kind of an exploration of what does that imply to be component of this identity that encompasses so a lot of unique nations around the world that are all so different? And also, who do we give accessibility to our tradition? Who do we keep out and why?
Lynett specifically sets her enjoy in a town she describes as a single that thinks it is liberal due to the fact which is a different source of anger.
Rachel Lynett: So I form of genuinely want to say, you should not consider to place this in, like, a Southern city in which they you should not know much better. No, this is a Liberal city in which people today declare to embrace range. And yet this still retains happening.
But Daniella DeJesus cites Disney’s “Pochahantas” and an epiphany she that impressed her play “Get Your Pink Palms Off Me Sucka and Give Me Again.”
Daniella De Jesús: I keep in mind this second in the 6th quality when I was learning about the colonization of the Caribbean and the Americas and understanding how aged Pocahontas likely truly was that she would say amongst the ages of eleven and 14 and me recognizing that I am eleven, and you will find no way that, like me, owning a passionate relationship with a 30 yr old male is alright. Like, which is messed up.
This led her to ponder the insidiousness of colonization as well as a reckoning with one’s possess element in it. In her perform this manifests alone in an exploration of intergenerational trauma.
Daniella De Jesús: The strategy that trauma that occurred to an ancestor a few, 4, 5 or more generations in the past can manifest as an anxiety attack or a certain insecurity is genuinely appealing to me. And I like to believe that because of that, in a way that history is is always occurring, like it really is not in the earlier. It like reverbs through what we’re going through correct now.
The earlier was a significant supply of inspiration for Nicolas R. Valdez’ play “Conjunto Blues.”
Nicolas R. Valdez: It truly is actually form of a nod, an ode, if you will, to my grandparents’ generation, all those who truly coming out of this Depression period working experience, definitely, I feel, sort of made a pathway for a Mexican American identity.
Informing that id was conjunto audio, which Valdez states was the origin of accordion based mostly Mexican American audio.
Nicolas R. Valdez: The accordion and Conjunto audio, I imagine, really is the soundtrack to the Mexican American doing the job class expertise of the 20th century. When persons hear to the accordion, I assume it is really incredibly nostalgic. It type of transports you to an additional time in place. And it is a very expressive instrument in the way that it breathes and the variants of the tones.
The instrument becomes a character in the engage in, which explores how conjunto songs made as an expression of cultural resistance and liberation. Valdez carries on that custom of activism in his participate in, which was motivated by the legacy of Luiz Valdez’ Teatro Campesino.
Nicolas R. Valdez: And it truly is theater with the with the objective, right, like an urgency, and there is a magic that comes about in that engagement in stay theater. You will find this reciprocity of strength, and it presents you an prospect to deal with really really serious challenges, to inquire seriously crucial and tricky issues, but in a way that is accessible and entertaining.
And that can provoke a dialogue and encourage other men and women to convey to their very own tales. You can take pleasure in these stories as aspect of San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Perform Pageant.
San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Competition runs Sept. 3rd via 5th with most of the occasions happening on the net.

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