Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 25, 2020 




7/25/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 6/26/2020) 

LOS ANGELE COUNTY 07/25/20 6/26/20 

 Total Cases 168, 757 93,232 
Deaths 4,300 3,267 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last month's stats in parenthesis) 

Pasadena 14,1371 1,822 (1213) 104 (89) 

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 27 (4) 1 (0) 

City of Arcadia 57,754 284 (147) 12 (8) 

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.981 63 ( 20) 1 (0) 

City of Bradbury 1,069 7 (6) 0 (0) 

City of Duarte 22,016 329 (177) 23 (18) 

Uninc.- Duarte 4,428 78 (32) 2 (1) 

City of Monrovia 38,800 474 (264) 33 (28) 

Uninc - Monrovia 3,881 56 (30) 0 (0) 


City of Sierra Madre 10,989 47 (28) 3 (2) 

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 206 (153) 23 (21) 

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 397 (214) 11 (7) 

The Kensington Senior Living (Sierra Madre) 15 Staff 11 Residents 3Deaths 

Other Cases in Sierra Madre at large 21 

La County Testing as of 7/17/20: 1,604,708 

Positivity Rate (No. of tests that are positive out of total tests taken) as 7/17/20: 8.5% 

Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 8% 

For updated information go to: 


COVID-19 UPDATE 7/24/2020 


 The U.S. House 
of Representatives 
a p p r o v e d 
We d n e s d a y 
the NO BAN 
Act, legislation 
introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) 
and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) in April 2019 
to repeal all versions of the President’s Muslim ban 
and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from 
happening in the future. Congresswoman Chu and 
Senator Coons issued the following statements: 

 “Today, almost three and a half years to the day after 
President Trump issued his first Muslim Ban, the 
House of Representatives voted to put us on the right 
side of history by repealing it completely,” said Rep. 
Chu. “This ban never had anything to do with national 
security; it was always driven by prejudice. That was 
clear from the first chaotic moments of the first ban’s 
rollout, and confirmed by the Administration’s refusal 
to issue waivers as the Supreme Court required. 
And it continued for years, as families remained 
divided without justification. I have heard from 
so many parents, children, and partners who have 
been heartbroken at having to miss births, funerals, 
weddings, and everything in between all because of 
their religion. Today’s vote is a victory for the countless 
families who have been needlessly separated by this 
hateful policy, and I am so grateful to Senator Coons, 
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, and my 
colleagues who were instrumental in making this 
happen, Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Andre Carson, Ilhan Omar, 
Rashida Tlaib, Don Beyer, Pramila Jayapal, Max Rose, 
and Jamie Raskin. It is now time for the Senate to make 
it clear that such blatant prejudice is unacceptable and 

 “Since President Trump’s Muslim ban took effect 
more than three years ago, tens of thousands of 
American families have been senselessly separated – 
husbands and wives, parents and children, and ailing 
grandparents – unable to gather to celebrate, grieve, 
or support each other during this tumultuous time,” 
Senator Coons said. “Today, Congress sent a strong 
message that if President Trump won’t remove this 
moral stain from our country, the Congress will. House 
passage of the NO BAN Act brings us one step closer 
to reuniting thousands of families, ending this policy 
that has damaged our national security and reputation 
around the world, and making clear that in the United 
States, we do not discriminate based on religion or 
nationality. I am grateful to Congresswoman Chu, our 
Senate and House cosponsors, and the hundreds of 
organizations who have helped us reach this point. The 
Senate should swiftly take up and pass this bill.” 

 Farhana Khera, Executive Director of Muslim 
Advocates and witness at the sole House hearing on 
the Muslim Ban and NO BAN Act, added, “For the 
first time ever, a chamber of Congress has passed a 
Muslim civil rights bill. We went office-to-office and 
district-to-district to gain support for the NO BAN Act 
and convince House leaders to make it a priority. But 
most importantly, this vote marks the beginning of the 
end of the Muslim Ban—a cruel policy that continues 
to tear families apart. Now we must take the fight 
to the Senate where we refuse to stop fighting until 
every senator hears from us and the bill lands on the 
president’s desk.” 

 The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for 
Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act repeals all versions 
of President Trump’s Muslim ban, strengthens 
the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit 
discrimination on the basis of religion, and restores the 
separation of powers by limiting overly broad executive 
authority to issue future travel bans. The legislation is 
supported by nearly 250 members of Congress, more 
than 400 civil rights, faith-based, national security, and 
community organizations, 300 religious groups and 
leaders, more than 50 national security professionals, 
50 immigration law professors, 19 state attorneys 
general, and several companies. 




On Friday, July 17, Southern California Edison (SCE) experienced a failure 
within their system that caused Emergency Services within the area to have 
communications issues. Upon inspection, SCE discovered that their infrastructure 
was no longer in working condition. 

Starting the week of July 27, SCE will begin a 3 - 4 week project to replace the infrastructure. 
During this time, residents may notice helicopters near the Chantry 
Flats area in Arcadia. The new infrastructure helps ensure that Emergency 
Services in the area have a reliable power source for public safety equipment. 

SCE will be staging equipment in the Highland side of the Hillside Wilderness 
Preserve (HWP). Given the location within the HWP, staff will be performing 
inspections regularly during the 3 - 4 week period to ensure the all precautions 
are taken in protecting the HWP. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Public Works at 
(626) 932-5575 or email 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


While traditional peanut brittles tend to be a bit hard on the teeth (filling-pullers) and 
somewhat difficult to eat, grandpa’s secret recipe combines an abundance of Spanish, 
red-skin, US-grown peanuts into a perfectly-cooked, buttery, sugar brittle. The result is 
a much lighter bite that leaves a long-lasting, wonderful all-natural flavor. If you truly 
appreciate great peanut brittle, you will understand why everyone says, it is the very 
best they ever tasted. 


Prep time: 30 minutes 

Cook time: 30 minutes 

Yield: 1-1/2 pounds 


You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe. 


Be very careful especially if your children are helping, 

as hot sugar is very dangerous and can result in serious burns. 



 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 

3/4 cup light corn syrup (I use Karo) 

3 tablespoons water 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1-1/2 cups salted Spanish peanuts 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 



1. Read all instructions completely 
and measure all ingredients out before beginning. 

2. Line 2 half sheet pans with Silpat liners. 

3. In a heavy pot over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. 
Stir until mixture starts to boil. 

4. Cover and boil for 3 minutes. 

5. Uncover and brush inside of the pot with water. 

6. Cook until a candy thermometer registers 280ºF; about 12-15 minutes more. 

7. Remove the pot from the heat; add the butter, stirring until the butter melts. 

8. Return the pot to the heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer 
registers 305º F; about 7-10 minutes. 

9. Working quickly and carefully, remove the hot pot from the heat; add the baking 
soda, stirring constantly until incorporated. 


The mixture will foam to double the volume of the mixture ingredients. 

Do not allow hot sugar to touch your skin or you might suffer severe burns. 

10. Stir in the peanuts and vanilla. 

11. Pour the brittle onto prepared sheet pans and spread evenly. 

12. Let the brittle cool, then break into small pieces. 

ChefSecret: If you don’t have Silpat liners, heavily butter the sheet pans to prevent the 
brittle from sticking. Vanilla extract is very volatile and will quickly vaporize if added 
any earlier in the process. 

-Listen in this Sunday Morning at 8 AM Go Country 105, Im live at Mi Piace Restaurant 

Peter Dills 

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