Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 3, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 7


Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 3, 2020 

AND MORE! By Joan Schmidt

Ending its Summer Meet with no injuries during races, Del Mar was named the “Safest Racetrack in 
the Country”, for the third straight year. 

The Jockey Title (most wins) was decided the last day: Flavien Pratt (50 wins) over Umberto Rispoli 
(49). Both hail from Europe; Pratt is French; Rispoli, Italian. Fierce competitors; but off track, the 
best friends work out together! 

 The Sept 5 Kentucky Derby surprised all! Favored was “Tiz the Law” (Manny Franco), also 
“Honor A.P.” (Mike Smith) and “Authentic”(John Velasquez) who won! When the floral garland 
was placed on “Authentic”, a ribbon wrapped around his leg, so he went on a rampage and decked 
trainer, Bob Baffert!

 “Maximum Security” 
won the Pacific Stakes with 
Abel Cedillo aboard. Victor 
Espinosa rode Baffert-trained 
“Princess Noor” to victory in 
the Del Mar Debutant Stakes, 
Pratt won on “Madone” in 
the Del Mar Fillies Stakes and 
Rispoli on “Piixielate” in the 
Del Mar Derby.

 Closing day, Espinosa 
on “Big Fish” won the Del Mar 
Juvenile Turf Stakes (Congrats 
trainer Dave Hofmans!); Pratt 
on “Dr. Shivel”, the Del Mar 
Futurity. Trainer Luis Mendez 
got his first Grade 1 Stakes win; 
and Drayden Van Dyke won 
the last race on “Three Ay Em”, 
trained by Andrew Learner.

 A terrible tragedy 
occurred at Los Alamitos. After 
a spill, Jockey Vinnie Bednar 
suffered lower limb paralysis. 
He had spinal surgery at USC 
hospital, and will transfer to 
Craig Hospital in Colorado 
(specializes in spinal injuries.) 
A Go Fund Me has been 
set up; medical expenses 
will be catastrophic. Prior 
to the Kentucky Derby, five 
jockeys-Manny Franco, Mike 
Smith, John Velazquez, Javier 
Castellano and Tyler Gaffalione 
announced a percentage of their 
winnings will go to Vinnie’s 
medical expenses. Vinnie’s 
parents thanked everyone: the 
prayers, good wishes, generosity 
have lifted Vinnie’s spirit. 
Vinnie is so kind and well-liked; 
willing to help others, such as 
other disabled jockeys not as 
fortunate as him.

 Santa Anita opened its 
Autumn Meet, ending October 
25.Both Pratt and Rispoli had
two wins on Opening Day. 
Rispoli won the Chillingworth 
Stakes on “Into Chocolate”; Juan 
Hernandez rode “Big Rider” in 
the Eddie D. Stakes win.

 Saturday’s Stakes 
Winners included Drayden Van Dyke on “Improbable” (Awesome Again Stakes); Luis Hernandez, 
“Mucho Unusual” (Rodeo Drive Stakes); Victor Espinosa, “Princess Noor” (Chandelier Stakes); 
Flavien Pratt, “United”, (John Henry Turf Championship Stakes and “Get Her Number” (American 
Pharoah Stakes); and Luiz Saez “Amanzi Vimpilo” (Speakeasy Stakes).

 Sunday winners were Luis Saez, “C Z Rucket” (Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes) and 
Flavien Pratt, “Harvest Moon” ((Zenyatta Stakes) and “Cupid Claws” (Tokyo City Cup Stakes.)

10/03/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 9/25/2020)


 Total Cases 272,653 265,775

Deaths 6,626 6,488 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 2599 (2550) 124 (122)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,40383 (80) 2 (1)

City of Arcadia 57,754 514 (496) 34 (34)

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.98194 (89) 3 (3)

City of Bradbury 1,06914 (14) 0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 578 (552) 30 (29)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428154 (149) 4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 766 (743) 41 (38)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88182 (81) 0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 78 (75) 3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053289 (280) 26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 730 (696) 15 (14)

La County Testing as of 10/02/20: (2,676,328)

Positivity Rate (No. of persons positive out of total persons tested)

as 10/02/20: 9.9%

Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%

Date of Reopening - Restrictions

Nail Salons - October 1 - Indoor services may resume at 25% capacity. Outdoor services 
should continue as much as possible.

Schools (TK-2) Waiver Program - Applications can be submitted on October 5 - Limited 
to 30 schools per week.

Cardrooms - October 5 - Outdoor operations only. Food and beverages may not be 
served at the tables.

Indoor Shopping Malls - October 7 - Occupancy limited to 25% capacity; all food courts 
and all common areas remain closed.

Outside Playgrounds - At the discretion of cities and L.A. County Parks and Recreation 
- Face coverings and physical distancing are required.

Public Health is consulting with County Counsel to determine the process and date for 
re-opening outdoor operations at breweries and wineries serving a meal. We anticipate 
this process will be completed in a week.

Beginning Monday, October 5, school waiver applications for in-person instruction for 
students in grades TK-2 will be available online at Applications 
will be received and reviewed by Public Health in consultation with the State. 
Schools must follow all required school re-opening protocols for infection control, distancing, 
and cohorting. Students will be in cohorts of no more than 12 children and 
two supervising adults in each classroom. This group of students and adults will need to 
stay together throughout the entire day for all activities. Every school that re-opens will 
receive a site visit from Public Health. Public Health has a dedicated team of specialists 
providing technical assistance and disease management control to all schools that are 
re-opened or re-opening.

Comprehensive protocols for all sectors that reopen will be posted online to ensure the 
continued health and safety of workers and the community. Businesses are required to 
implement the protocols for infection control and distancing prior to reopening to ensure 
they are in compliance, and to avoid citations, fines and possible closure. Businesses 
have a duty to protect employees, customers and residents from COVID-19 as much as 
possible and to follow Public Health protocols and directives. It is important for everyone 
to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible.


COVID-19 UPDATE 10/03/2020

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

I thought winter just started, is it springtime? Being a good guest I often ask what type of wine is 
the host or birthday boy’s favorite, and half the time the answer is chardonnay. When you look 
at supermarket wine offerings these days, many major chains seem to be focusing on wines, so 
why then is the space allocated to chardonnay so large compared to other varieties of wine? I 
have deduced my own theory that not only is the price point narrow compared to other wines, 
but the aging potential is longer so you might run into 
a chardonnay that is a few years old. Supermarket sales 
of chardonnay have remained steady over the past few 
years .

I have been a big fan of St. Francis Winery for some years 
-- I even visited the winery on a recent visit to Santa 
Rosa to the Charles Shultz Museum. St. Francis’ 2018 
Sonoma Chardonnay fit all right notes with me, having 
benefitted from heavy rains that May and followed by a 
cool summer. I closed my eyes on my first taste and could actually taste the aromas of __citrus_, 
finished by soft tannins. The St. Francis website suggested a pairing of __crab, but my market was 
out of crab so I had rotisserie chicken which went very well with it. I do suggest decanting the wine 
for a few minutes before drinking and drink it just slightly chilled.

Writers Weekly Wine Definition: Aging 
Potential. The potential for the wine to 
get better in your wine storage area. This 
2018 St. Francis Chardonnay has it!!!

Dills Score 90

Retails around $18, on sale $12, wide 
distribution throughout So Cal including 
Pavilions and your local Vons.

Each week I will give you my Dills Score. 
I have added points for value. I’m starting 
with a base of 50 points; I added 8 points 
for color, 7 points for aroma or “nose”, 8 
points for taste, 8 points for finish, and 9 
points for my overall impression, which 
includes my value rating. I deducted one 
point one point for the time it took away 
for decanting.

 Email Peter at thechefknows@yahoo.
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Sunday Mornings

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