Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 22, 2020 

08/21/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 8/14/2020)

LOS ANGELE COUNTY* 08/21/20 08/14/20

 Total Cases 229,054 204,710

 Deaths 5,491 4,873 


STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)

 08/21/20 08/14/20

Pasadena 14,13712268 (2178) 111 (111)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,40365 (60) 1 (1)

City of Arcadia 57,754426 (394) 30 (25)

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.98180 ( 75) 2 (2)

City of Bradbury 1,06913 (13) 0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 441 (414) 25 (24)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428113 (103) 2 (2)

City of Monrovia 38,800 649 (595) 35 (34)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88172 (66) 0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 65 (63) 3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053240 (233) 26 (25)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 558 (524) 13 (13)

La County Testing as of 08/21/20: 2,152,941

Positivity Rate (No. of persons positive out of total persons tested) as 08/21/20: 5.5%

Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%

For updated information go to:


COVID-19 UPDATE 8/14/2020


In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by 
the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 
has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to 
create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los 
Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program 
is set to launch on Monday, August 17, 2020, and will 
remain open for a two-week period, closing on August 31, 
2020. The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 
9,000 households.

The emergency rental assistance provided is intended to 
meet the needs of low-income renters who have struggled to 
pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to 
the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. Those who 
are most at need will be targeted with more assistance.

The program is available to all residents of the County who 
qualify, with the exception of residents living in the City of 
Los Angeles, as the City also received its own allocation of 
CARES Act funds. A W-9 and participation agreement are 
needed from the property owners to receive rental income 
on behalf of their qualified tenant; property owners must 
agree to the terms of the participation agreement. Citizenship 
documentation will not be requested from any party 
(renter or property owner).

A list of Frequently Asked Questions with more program detail 
is available at

Public Health Sees Increase in MIS-C Cases in L.A. County Children and 46 New 
Deaths and 1,759 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in

Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reporting nine 
additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). This 
brings the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 25 children.

Twenty-eight percent of these cases were between the ages of 0 and 5 years old, 44% 
were between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, and 28% were between the ages of 13 and 
20 years old. The majority of cases (68%) were Latino/Latinx.

No children with MIS-C in L.A. County have died.

MIS-C is a condition that affects children under 21 years old across the country who 
may have been exposed to COVID-19 or had COVID-19. Different body parts can become 
inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal 
organs and there can be lifelong health impacts.

Public Health advises physicians to consider for MIS-C in patient children under 21 
years old and to notify the department immediately of any cases.

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

Helter Sketler in a Summer swelter or something like that, you remember that Don Mclean song, 
American Pie. Well, It’s hot out there so here is a cool drink for your back(or front) yard gatherings.

El Presidente is a classic rum cocktail that originated in Havana, Cuba in the 1920s and was named 
for President Gerado Machado. The cocktail was traditionally made with Bacardi, the biggest name in 
Cuban rum at the time. Combining light rum with dry vermouth, orange Curaçao, and grenadine, El 
Presidente is slightly sweet and dry, yet balanced. For the best results, try making your own grenadine, 
which is far superior to the fake-colored bottled stuff, and will really let this drink shine.


1.5 ounces light rum (I prefer Bacardi rum for this cocktail)

3/4 ounce dry vermouth

1/2 ounce orange Curaçao

Dash grenadine

Garnish: orange twist

Cocktail Glass (martini glass)


1. Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir
until chilled.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with an orange twist.

ChefSecret: Here’s how to make homemade Grenadine Syrup—it’s easy. This simple sweet syrup is 
made with only 2 ingredients—pomegranate juice and granulated sugar. It is the perfect sweet syrup for 
most of the well-loved frou-frous drinks famous at beach front bars and tiki joints. Homemade grenadine 
syrup is much better than the embalming fluid used for maraschino cherries.

You will need 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice (such as Pom Wonderful) and 2 cups granulated sugar. 
Add the pomegranate juice to a nonreactive saucepan. Bring the juice to a boil over high heat. Add the 
sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool. 
Pour into a lidded bottle or other sealable container and store in the refrigerator. This recipe makes 3 
cups. The syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks.

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