Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 6, 2019

MVNews this week:  Page B:1




 Racing resumed at Santa Anita on 
Friday March 29, and all went well. It was 
great to have trumpeter Jay Cohen back 
after three months, out with Bell’s Palsy. 
It’s been a long hard journey to recovery 
for him.

 Sixty-two horses went out that day 
and all returned. A sigh of relief. Victor 
Espinosa got his first win on St. John’s Bay. 
Other notable weekend wins were Tyler 
Baze on Epical, Ruben Fuentes on Ohio, 
and Geovanni Franco on Secret Spice.

` However, tragedy did strike on 
Sunday, March 29. Arms Runner fell on 
the dirt track crossover, and had to be 
euthanized. Another horse, La Sardane, 
tripped over Arms Runner, but got up and 
was okay. This was the 23rd death since this 
Meet began on December 23.

 There have been changes: 
medication-the amount of lasix given 
on the racing day has been reduced, and 
elimination of other drugs on racing days, 
and use of the whip unless in danger.

 There are so many theories why 
there are so many deaths. I believe the 
main one has to be the amount of rain. 
Del Mar had trouble in 2016, and they 
redid their track. People have pointed out 
that the deaths occurred in different track 
areas, some during training.

 Prior to the races, I visited with Fernanda, wife of Tiago Periera and their precious daughter, 
Valentina. They’re from Brazil, and Fernanda is actually a Vet who loves animals, especially horses. It’s 
a difficult time for all the workers at the track, not for just the Jockeys, but all those whose livelihood 
depends on it. My former student’s mom is a Hostess at Frontrunner and I know this is affecting her. 
I saw in the Pasadena Paper that Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Chu want to ban horseracing 
from California. Do they have any idea of what the repercussions would be to workers in the Industry, 
let alone to the local economy? Before any decisions can be made, the complete autopsies of the horses 
need to be carefully reviewed. I would like to know the death rate of horses at all other tracks. 


 In a letter to the state’s horse racing board, Sen. Dianne Feinstein 
called for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after 
the deaths of 23 horses since late December.

Feinstein asked for racing to be suspended until the cause or 
causes of the horse deaths can be fully investigated in her letter 
sent Tuesday to the California Horse Racing Board, which 
hours later scheduled a special meeting to consider relocat-ing 
races to other tracks.

“The death of a single horse is a tragedy, but as a lifelong lover 
of horses, I’m ap-palled that almost two dozen horses have 
died in just four months,” Feinstein wrote in her letter.

Nearly two dozen horses have died at the Arcadia racetrack, most recently on Sunday – just two 
days after Santa Anita Park reopened after a nearly month-long hiatus. Racetrack officials have not 
been able to pinpoint any one factor causing the deaths, investigating everything from the effect of 
unusually heavy rain this winter on the track to race-day medication.

Before Santa Anita Park reopened, the state horse racing board discussed new rules that could ban 
or restrict the use of whips and riding crops. One rule that went into immediate effect reduced the 
use of a medication called Lasix, a diuretic that helps prevent horses from hemorrhaging.



LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Kathryn Barger will ask the Board of Su-pervisors to approve 
a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the perpetrator(s) 
involved in the burning of swastikas on a lawn of a residence in San Dimas. 


The two 3-foot-high symbols were burned into the synthetic grass in front of a home in the 1400 
block of Greenhaven Street Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Two other swastikas were 
burned into the pavement of West Tudor Street, about a block away. 


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's San Dimas station is investigating and has not received 
any viable clues regarding this crime. 


Supervisor Barger expressed deep concern over the crime and hopes her reward might encour-age 
witnesses to come forward and provide information to this investigation. “These are bla-tant symbols 
of hate and violence that have a serious and troubling impact on everyone in our community,” 
she said. “Those responsible should be held fully accountable for their actions.”


Supervisor Barger encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact Sergeant Rob 
Galbraith at (909) 450-2700. 



Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he will host the annual Congressional 
Art Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 28th District, featuring students’ artwork from the 
28th Congressional District on Monday, April 15, 2019. The Congressional Art Competition receives 
submissions from all across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work 
displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year, 47 students from 23 schools participated in the 


In addition, for the last several years, Rep. Schiff hosts a “People’s Choice” award, which will be decided 
through an online vote. To vote for the “People’s Choice,” constituents should go to Rep. Schiff’s website 
under Art Competition. Voting will be open Tuesday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 11th. To 
Vote go to:


“Each year, I am blown away by the talent and creativity displayed in the submis-sions from students 
across the District. This year is no exception – I look forward to seeing all of the incredible artwork and 
welcoming young artists from our commu-nity to celebrate their accomplishments with their friends 
and families,” Rep. Schiff said. “I’m also excited to see which piece of art our community members 
choose to win the ‘People’s Choice’ pick, so don’t forget to visit my website and vote!”


The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide the opportunity for Mem-bers of Congress 
to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constitu-ents. Since then, hundreds 
of thousands of high school students have participated in the nationwide competition.


 The first place winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year, the piece awarded second 
place will be displayed in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. Office for one year, the piece awarded 
third place will hang in his Burbank District Office for one year and the “People’s Choice” winner’s 
artwork will be displayed in Rep. Schiff’s Holly-wood District Office.


The winners of the contest will be announced at the 28th Congressional Art Competition Forum & Exhibit 
on Monday, April 15. All student participants will receive a Congressional Certificate of Recognition. 
The exhibit will be held at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge at Van de Kamp Hall located 
at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Parking and admission to Van de Kamp Hall 
are free. Exhibit viewing will begin at 5:00 pm and the Forum and Awards Presentation will take place 
at 7:00 pm. Light re-freshments will be served.

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Spring is here!
It's that time of year to support our wonderful letter carriers in 
their nationwide "Stamp Out Hunger" food collection event! This event 
is the largest single-day food drive and is scheduled in May each year to 
help keep food pantries stocked during the summer months when the 
kids are home all day from school!

This event is a great opportunity for youth and adult volunteers! Last 
year, over 300 volunteers assisted letter carriers by unloading, sorting 
and packing food at participating local post offices. Foothill Unity Center, 
Inc. received over 200,000 pounds of food from this event!

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 600 Lincoln Ave. 22741 N. Lake Ave. 41 Wheeler Ave. 

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 Monrovia/Duarte San Marino Warehouse

 225 Ivy Ave. 2960 Huntington Dr. 790 W. Chestnut Ave.

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Letter carriers and volunteers make a huge difference in the work Foothill Unity Center, Inc. does in 
distributing this food to low-income families and the homeless population in eleven communities in 
the San Gabriel Valley. 

“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers” by Terry Guillemets

If you are not available to volunteer for this event, please consider donating resources. Thank you for 
all your support and for being the heart of change in your local communities!

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