🌱 Beware! Scam Test Sites​ + RB Projects + Prepare For Disasters

Get on up, Rancho Bernardo-4s Ranch! It's Friday, so let's get you started with everything you need to know going on today in town.

First, today's weather:

Times of clouds and sun. High: 64, Low: 48.

Here are the top stories today in Rancho Bernardo-4s Ranch:

  1. Think you have COVID-19? San Diego County health officials urge you NOT to go to hospital emergency rooms unless you are experiencing severe symptoms that need emergency care. If you have no symptoms, have mild illness or have not been exposed to someone who has tested positive, go to a neighborhood pharmacy, or to a county network of no cost sites. Avoid fake COVID-19 testing scams from "pop up" sites that are offering "free" COVID-19 testing. Your identity may be stolen. To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (Patch Press Release Desk)

  2. They are a trinity of service groups working to benefit Rancho Bernardo. Led by Robin Kaufman, the RB Community Council (RBCC), the RB Planning Board (RBPB), and the RB Community Recreation Group (RBCRG) have numerous plans for RB in 2022. Working on Median upgrades, a Safety Fair, Chalk It Up, an Earth Day Fair, and more, the RBCC works to beautify, educate, and assist residents in RB. The RBPB reviews regulations (such as the new marijuana outlet regulations being proposed by the city and the city’s zoning code updates). They also review policies on placement of housing, construction of accessory dwelling units, and they review how planning boards function citywide. The RBCRG works to obtain funds for field maintenance, gym floor resurfacing, outdoor basketball court lining, which is expected to be completed in 2022. To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

  3. We don't know when a disaster may strike. From wildfires, to earthquakes, to flooding, such disasters can happen at any time, and we need to be prepared. The local Red Cross has an Emergency Preparedness Guide that can help you to make a plan, to create a kit, and to be informed. To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (PrepareSanDiego.org)

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Today in Rancho Bernardo-4s Ranch:

  • RB Christmas Tree Recycling Days — Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center. (9 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • North San Diego Business Chamber: "Join us for a fun evening of connecting in person on the outdoor patio of Maderas Golf Club." Event: Jan. 12. (Facebook)

  • Student Speakers Contest: Rancho Bernardo Lions Club. Entry deadline: Jan. 15. (Pomerado News)

  • Rancho Bernardo Youth Lacrosse: "Less than two weeks to lock in the early bird discount for the spring season! Get registered today. Early bird special ends: Jan. 15. (Facebook)

  • North San Diego Business Chamber: "Know a transitioning service member? Invite them to attend Operation Connect ~ FREE. Operation Connect makes the transition from military to civilian workforce easier. We connect transitioning service members to business leaders, and influential people in the community." Event Online: Jan. 21. (Facebook)

  • Rancho Bernardo Branch Library: "It's our first Paws to Read time of 2022! Ms. Robin and the poodles read 'The Big Umbrella' by Amy June Bates with permission from Simon & Schuster. Enjoy!" (Facebook)

  • Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League: "Don't miss your chance to register for the 2022 spring softball season." Deadline: Feb. 4. (Facebook)

More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!


  • The San Diego Home Improvement Expo. (Jan. 7)

  • Charity Fundraiser to Help Children with Disabilities. (Jan. 11)

  • San Diego Teacher Residency Info Session (HTH GSE). (Jan. 11)

  • Ask the Divorce Experts — Vesta San Diego, California Hub. (Jan. 13)

  • M.Ed. in Ed Leadership Info Session (HTH GSE). (Jan. 13)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to start this Friday off right! I'll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with your next update.

Bettyann Pernice

This article originally appeared on the Rancho Bernardo-4s Ranch Patch