Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 14, 2019 


Each morning, popular breakfast destination operates from 5am to 10 am.

 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2019)—
A popular breakfast destination for 
decades, Santa Anita’s Clock-ers’ 
Corner has reopened to the public 
and horsemen alike, with food and 
beverage service offered from 5 to 10 
a.m. seven days a week. 

As Santa Anita’s Stable Area was 
closed for routine maintenance 
for the better part of the summer, 
Clockers’ Corner’s reopening coincides 
with the return of training 
each morning as well. 

 With admission and parking free of 
charge, Clockers’ Corner is accessible 
by entering Santa Anita on the 
track’s western perimeter, via Gate 8 
off of Baldwin Ave. 

Along with coffee, tea, juices, bottled water 
and soft drinks, a wide array of fresh 
breakfast items, as well as the Daily Racing 
Form, are available each morning. 

Santa Anita’s six furlong inner training 
track and one mile main track are open 
daily from 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Santa 
Anita posts official work tabs, chronicling 
all officially timed workouts each day at 

With opening day for the 23-day Autumn 
Meeting set for Friday, Sept. 27, Santa 
Anita will offer free Seabiscuit Tram Tours 
of the Stable area each weekend, beginning 
Sept. 28 and 29. There is one tour per 
morning which embarks from Clockers’ 
Corner at 9:45 a.m. 

For the first time ever, Santa Anita will 
present three graded stakes on opening 
day as the track readies for its record 10th 
Breeders’ Cup World Championships on 
Nov. 1 and 2.

In addition to the traditional opening day 
feature, the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D. 
Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs 
on turf, a pair of Grade I Breeders’ 
Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifying stakes, 
the Chandelier, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 
1/16 miles and the American Pharoah, for 
2-year-olds at the same distance, will also 
be offered. 

For more information on Clockers’ Corner, 
opening day and the two-day Breeders’ 
Cup, please visit or 
call (626) 574-RACE.


Santa Anita Park is a Stronach Group 
company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred 
racetrack own-er/operator. The 
Stronach Group racetracks include Santa 
Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, 
Gold-en Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, 
Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, 
home of the world-famous Preakness. 
The company owns and operates the Palm 
Meadows Training Center in Florida, and 
is one of North America's top race horse 
breeders through its award-winning Adena 
Springs operation. The Stronach 
Group is one of the world's largest suppliers 
of pari-mutuel wagering systems, 
technologies and services. Its companies 
include AmTote, a global leader in wagering 
technology; Xpressbet, an In-ternet 
and telephone account wagering service; 
and Monarch Content Management, 
which acts as a simulcast purchase and 
sales agent of horseracing content for numerous 
North American racetracks and 
wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is 
North America's premier supplier of virtual 
online horseracing games, as well as a 
leading producer of social media content 
for the horseracing industry.



LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors 
unanimously approved a motion by Supervi-sors 
Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas directing 
the Department of Mental Health to work with 
County Counsel and other departments to explore 
the county’s ability to provide treatment to homeless 
individuals with a serious mental illness. 


“Los Angeles County is facing a deepening and dynamic 
homelessness crisis that endangers the health 
and well-being of many of its residents,” Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger said. “One of the most difficult challenges 
we face in combatting homelessness is assisting 
those on our streets living with a serious mental 
illness. We must exhaust every option to provide life-
saving treat-ment to this vulnerable population.”


According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration, 30 percent of those experiencing 
chronic homelessness in the United States 
have a mental illness. Data com-piled by the Stanford 
Justice Advocacy Project from the California Department 
of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows that 
more than 30 percent of California’s prisoners currently 
receive treatment for a serious mental disorder, 
which is an increase of 150 percent since 2000. 
The intersection of mental illness, homelessness, and 
criminal justice is indicative of systemic ineq-uities 
that have gone unaddressed for decades.


“The County of Los Angeles has a responsibility to 
take all necessary and appropriate actions to facilitate 
humane medical and behavioral health interventions 
to halt the passive decay and neglect of our most 
vulnerable residents who are suffering from severe 
and untreated mental illness on our streets,” Supervisor 
Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “With the Coroner 
reporting that two to three people are dying on our 
streets every day, there is an urgency to this matter. 
The motion put forward by Supervisor Barger and 
myself will ensure that the County Health De-partments 
are equipped to employ client-centered and 
evidence-based practices to improve the lives of our 
underserved brothers and sisters.”


The motion directs the heads of the Departments of 
Mental Health, Public Health, and Health Services, in 
coordination with County Counsel and the Chief Executive 
Officer, to explore their authority to address 
treatment intervention for those who are chronically 
homeless and experi-encing severe and untreated 
mental health issues. The initiative also directs the 
Medical Ex-aminer-Coroner to track the number of 
deaths and causes of death involving homeless individ-
uals, specifically those with serious mental illness 
and/or addiction. The departments will report back 
in 60 days with an assessment of state laws and case 
law pertaining to conservatorship hearings.

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