Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 9, 2020 


MAY 10


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) will 
reopen its golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9. Local, community, and regional parks will stay open 
on Sunday, May 10. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails by 
following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

LA County Parks is taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of park guests, team members, and 
the community remains the top priority upon reopening. LA County Parks will launch a park monitor 
program at golf courses, trails, and local and regional parks with high visitors to remind players, visitors, 
and trail users of physical distancing and no group gathering requirements that remain in place. Staff 
training, prominent signage, and operations protocols are also part of the department’s necessary preparation 
and deployment for reopening.

The development of these protocols comes after consultation with the Los Angeles County Department 
of Public Health, and input from the Golf Re-Opening Task Force and the Countywide Trail Re-Opening 
Task Force consisting of Local, State and Federal Parks and Recreation organizations and trail managing 
partners. Adherence is critical to safely operate these open facilities so the community can enjoy the 
emotional and physical benefits provided by golf and trails. 

As COVID-19 is a fluid crisis with rapid changes affecting park facilities, LA County Parks continues 
to assess operations daily in consultation with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on 
necessary safety precautions.

While LA County Parks’ golf courses and trails will reopen, there are specific restrictions and safety 
guidelines that the public must follow in accordance with the health officer order. These include, but are 
not limited to, the following: 

Golf Courses – Reopening on Saturday, May 9

• Golf courses are open for regular play of no more than 4 players per tee time. Tee times will be at 
least 10 minutes apart. No tournaments or group play.

• Physical distancing of 6 feet always required. No group gathering allowed on the course or in the 
parking lot.

• Online reservations and payment recommended. Golf courses will accept payment online, and 
only by debit, credit, or gift card in person.

• Push carts and walking recommended. Golf carts are limited to single riders.

• Rental golf clubs and push carts are not available.

• Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are closed.

• Golfers may not touch, remove or adjust the flagstick during their round. Course green cups are 
touchless. Rakes, ball washers, benches, divot boxes, and sand bottles will be removed.

• Driving ranges open. The one-hour time limit may be enforced. Practice putting and chipping 
greens remain closed.

• Clubhouses and pro shops remain closed. Restaurants and cafes open for take-out only.

Trails – Reopening on Saturday, May 9

• Trail users are encouraged to check the Trails LA County website prior to visiting trails for updated 
lists of open trails, safety guidelines, notifications, and up-to-date information. The trail's website 
offers information for over 600 miles of trails, including trails managed by partner agencies that residents 
can visit and experience the wonderful outdoors.

• Download the Trails LA County mobile app before heading out for real-time updates and offline 
location tracking and trail information to explore the extensive trail network within our diverse landscapes 
across the County.

• Do not visit public trails and trailheads if feeling sick and/or exhibiting any symptoms of illness.

• Follow all posted regulations at trails and trailhead facilities.

• Physical distancing of 6 feet always required. No group gathering allowed on trails or in the parking 

• Limit visits to members of your household only.

• Everyone needs a face covering at the trailhead/parking lots and on any trails where there are 
other groups of people nearby.

o Infants and children under the age of 2 should not wear cloth face coverings. Those between the 
ages of 2 and 8 should use them but under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breathe safely 
and avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.

• Consider avoiding popular locations that are prone to crowds.

• Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.

• Bring water, hand sanitizer, and/or disinfecting wipes to wash or sanitize hands frequently.

• Practice the leave-no-trace principles on the trails to protect park staff and wildlife, (take your 

Mother’s Day – Parks stay open, botanic gardens closed on Sunday, May 10

• Local, community and regional parks will remain open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, for 
passive use, such as walking, jogging, and leisure time outdoors for individuals or families.

• Botanic gardens will be closed Sunday, May 10.

• Since the holiday is one of the busiest days of the year, LA County Parks reminds all park guests 
that physical distancing is required, and group gatherings are prohibited by the health order.

For more information on closures and changes in response to COVID-19, visit the LA County Parks 
website at

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


The phenomenon of Mother’s Day goes well back to ancient Greek times, 
and really only in the past 100 years have we celebrated here in the United 
States (in Mexico it’s celebrated on Thursday May 10th). I heard on a radio 
commercial “don’t get mom a card this year, get her something she really 
wants.” Okay, it didn’t say, “get her a bottle of wine”, but for the sake of this 
article let’s get her a bottle of wine. Here are three wines that I have enjoyed 
with my mom.

For sparkling wine fans, I really like the Domaine Carneros - affordable and 
easily found in your local supermarket aisles. This wine is as close to real 
champagne that I ever had!! Planning a backyard/Virtual BBQ for mom? 
This sparkler is perfect..

I see the billboards all over town, “come Stellabrate”. Stella Rosa Prosecco is the perfect wine for the pre-meal toast. The wine is full 
of mousse (bubbles) and goes well with light appetizers such as cheese and crackers. I’ve lost count of how many Stella Rosa products 
are on the shelves, but they are all light on calories and alcohol content. The price point is about $15 so you could afford two.

Last but not least, a chardonnay. Moms love chardonnay - they can put a little ice in the glass or drink at room temperature. The 
Pouilly Fuisse, Louis Jardot’s white wine made with chardonnay grapes, is the pick here. It’s from Burgundy, France, but not bad on 
the wallet, and has a crispness that makes it an exceptional wine. It retails for about $25. There are white wines from the same region 
for a few dollars more, but hey - it’s mom we are talking here. Don’t be stingy! Whatever direction you take, have a great Mother’s 

My mom just recently passed, but I will hoist this glass in her honor and for that matter to you as well. 

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