Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch Digest
Share your harvest
The Backyard Produce Project will collect backyard fruits and vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Thursday) outside the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo, and The Connection Church, 14047 Twin Peaks Road in Poway.
All produce is donated to local families in need. Questions? Contact Jane Radatz at email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Two speakers at COGG
Rochelle Becker, Utility Reform Network president, will talk about potential dangers at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant during the Tuesday, July 10 Conservative Order for Good Government luncheon meeting. It will be at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway in Rancho Bernardo.
Marty Judge will also talk about his new novel that dramatizes the political-military dynamics in present-day Turkey.
Cost: included in COGG members’ dues, $20 for non-members. RSVPs are required by Friday, July 6 with Carol Prendergast at 858-442-6186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palomar Health is looking for volunteers for its medical facilities, especially the new Palomar Medical Center opening this summer in Escondido. Positions include those with and without patient contact, various locations and duties, and flexible hours.
Those interested should apply by July 16. For details, go to www.pph.org/volunteer or call 760-739-3081 ext. 3654 for volunteer services at Palomar Medical Center and 858-613-4659 for volunteer services at Pomerado Hospital in Poway.
Join the council
Residents in District B (Eastview), D (Swim & Tennis) and F (Bernardo Heights) can present themselves for appointment to Rancho Bernardo Community Council at 7 tonight (Thursday). There is also a resident-at-large seat available.
The council will meet in the Oaks North Community Center auditorium, 12578 Oaks North Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Agenda: www.RBCommunityCouncil.com.
Repairs to the Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center have been completed and the gym is available for open play during the following hours: noon to 2:45 p.m. Mondays; noon to 2:30 p.m. for volleyball and 2:30-5:45 p.m. for basketball on Tuesdays; noon to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 2-5:45 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 6:45 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays.
Call 858-538-8100 to check for additional availability between class sessions and sports leagues. The CMR/SS Recreation Center is at 10152 Rancho Carmel Drive.
Restaurant owner Ingrid Croce will be the keynote speaker at the 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 San Diego North Chamber of Commerce Regional Connect mixer at Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte in Rancho Bernardo.
Cost: free to SDNCC members who pre-register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at www.sdncc.com, $10 for members at the door and $35 for non-members. Questions? Call 858-487-1767.
New watering hours
Until Oct. 31, City of San Diego residents are not to irrigate or hand-water vegetation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in order to reduce evaporation during warm weather.
For water conservation tips or a free water use survey appointment, call 619-570-1999, send an email to email@example.com or go to www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation.
4S Ranch residents are asked to voluntarily not water between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. For conservation information go to http://olivenhain.com or call 760-753-6466.
RB Tea Party meets
Ruth Weiss and Lou Aspell will talk about the San Diego County primary election results and election integrity at 7 tonight (Thursday) during the Rancho Bernardo Tea Party meeting at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road.
Travelers to meet
There will be an ice cream social and entertainment by The Dixie Strutters at the 7 p.m. Friday, July 13 Oaks North Travel Club meeting. It will be in the Oaks North Community Center, 12578 Oaks North Drive in Rancho Bernardo.
Call 858-487-4781 or go to www.oaksnorthcommunity.org for details.
Help with harvesting
The Backyard Produce Project is seeking volunteers to harvest residential fruit trees. It is an enjoyable outdoor group activity. Participate at your convenience. All fruit is donated to local families in need. Contact Jane Radatz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449.
Shop ‘n’ Adopt
Escondido Humane Society is discounting the fees of animals adopted on Wednesdays if the adopter brings in items from the group’s wish list. The fee reduction will be double the gift price, so bring a receipt. Items can also be purchased online via EHS’ Amazon wish list.
To see the list, go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org/ehs_028.htm. For questions, call 760-888-2242.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7766 in Rancho Bernardo will pick up worn, torn or badly faded American flags so they can be disposed in a respectful manner. Flags must be removed from poles.
To schedule a free pick-up, contact Mike Vaughn at 619-316-6851 or email@example.com. To purchase a new, high quality, American-made flag, go to www.VFWstore.org.
San Diego Hospice presents “Understanding Grief: A Workshop for the Newly Bereaved” for adults recently impacted by a death from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the RB Swim & Tennis Club’s Club 21 Room, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Call 619-278-6141 or go to www.sdhospice.org.
New emergency website
Get critical emergency information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet using San Diego County’s new website, www.sdcountyemergency.com. Visitors can also get information about preparedness and recovery, up-to-date maps, shelter locations and social media messages.
Like to write?
Rancho Bernardo Writer’s group is accepting two new members writing a novel, memoir or articles. Members critique each others’ work. It meets 9 a.m. to noon every Friday in Rancho Bernardo. Call Peter Berkos at 858-485-7148.
Adopt a doll
Sponsors are needed to provide healing dolls to children at hospitals in San Diego and Jerusalem. The dolls are made by local Aviva Hadassah chapter members and those at Jewish Family Service at Temple Adat Shalom.
Cost: $18 to adopt a doll that will be donated to a child. Dolls are inscribed with a donor’s or honoree’s name. Call Rose Greenberg at 858-487-5882 or go to www.adoptadoll.net to adopt a doll or volunteer with the project.
Hospital seeks volunteers
Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road in Poway, is seeking volunteers to help in the emergency room, work in the gift shop, drive the parking lot shuttle, transport patients in wheel chairs, attend to families of patients in surgery and do other interesting jobs. Call 858-613-4659.
Have outgrown kids’ clothes?
Soroptimists of Rancho Bernardo are collecting new and gently used baby, toddler and young children’s clothing to size 7 to distribute to needy families through North County Interfaith in Escondido. Recipients will be encouraged to bring in clean outgrown clothing and take larger needed sizes at no cost.
It is hoped this will be a long term, self-sustaining project. Donations can be made by contacting Judy Horning at 858-748-0069 or any RB Soroptimist.
Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library has book specials from 1-7 p.m. each Wednesday in its Book Shop on the library’s first floor, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. All books are half the marked price. Call 858-613-3926.
News brief submissions need to be received by noon Friday. Items run on a space-available basis. Submit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 858-513-9478 attention Elizabeth, or to Rancho Bernardo News Journal, 13475 Danielson St., Suite 110, Poway, CA 92064.
Help kids learn
Local elementary schools are seeking retirees and other volunteers to come to school an hour a week and help a student with reading or other subjects. No special background needed. Free training provided. Contact Jane Radatz at email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or sew afghans or quilts that will be given to local foster children. Call Chris Bodle at 760-480-3412.
Volunteers are needed to tend a garden near Pomerado Hospital in Poway, growing produce for local families in need. No gardening experience is needed. Shifts are one hour a week on the day of your choice. Contact Jane Radatz at 858-485-5449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help RB’s seniors
Rancho Bernardo Senior Services needs volunteers. Front office volunteers are needed 3.5 hours a day to answer phones, schedule appointments, greet visitors and provide community information. Drivers are needed to deliver hot meals to home-bound individuals who live in Rancho Bernardo.
The office is at 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite K-14. Call Beth Wilson at 858-487-2640.
San Diego County has a website with free information on how property owners can prepare for emergencies, especially wildfire, at www.ReadySanDiego.org.
Join the board
Residents in District A (Westwood, Casa de las Campanas) and F (Bernardo Heights) who want to be appointed to the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board need to attend the 7 p.m. July 19 meeting. It will be in the Club 21 room at RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo.
Questions? Call Teri Denlinger at 858-735-6001.
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