Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 24, 2020 


Scammers Going to Taxpayer Homes to Collect Property Tax Payments

LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey 
Prang are alerting the public to an alleged property tax scam perpetrated under the guise of COVID-19 
building closures.

It’s being reported that unknown people are attempting to fraudulently collect in-person property tax payments 
at taxpayers’ homes because of COVID-19. The individuals may even have fake identification as well as the tax 
bill for the specific homeowner in question. These individuals allegedly are claiming that the homeowner must 
pay their property taxes in-person because the COVID-19 pandemic has closed County offices to the public.

“The County of Los Angeles Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTC) does not conduct in-person visits to collect 
property tax payments and that any attempts to collect in-person payments are fraudulent,” said Keith Knox, 
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector. “Should you be contacted at your home or hear about this 
in your neighborhood, do not make payment to the person requesting it and notify local law enforcement immediately. 
Be sure to provide a detailed description of the individual.”

Assessor Prang agreed, saying that residents need to be aware of this scam and not to engage with anybody 
seeking an in-person property tax payment.

“It’s important to be cautious with anybody making unsolicited offers,” Assessor Prang said. “Appraisers sometimes 
will visit homes to appraise the property, but our appraisers will never ask for tax payments. This current 
activity is a scam and it's important to report it to the authorities immediately.”

10/23/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 10/16/2020)

LOS ANGELE COUNTY* 10/23/20 10/16/20 

 Total Cases 296,821 287,222

Deaths 6,974 6,855 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 2721 (2664) 129 (129

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,40387 (84) 2 (2)

City of Arcadia 57,754 580 (556) 39 (36)

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.981 97 (95) 4 (4)

City of Bradbury 1,06920 (16) 0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 620 (604) 31 (31)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428169 (164) 4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 832 (803) 41 (41)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88188 (86) 0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 85 (83) 3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053313 (307) 26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 778 (758) 18 (16)

La County Testing as of 10/16/20: (2,991,042)

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

as 10/23/20: 9.8% Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%

Two New MIS-C Cases in Children Confirmed; Public Health Reports 23 New Deaths 
and 2,773 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

High COVID-19 Case Numbers Reflect Backlog Test Results

Public Health is reporting two additional cases of multisystem inflammatory 
syndrome in children (MIS-C). This brings the total cases of MIS-C 
in L.A. County to 43 children. All 43 children with MIS-C in L.A. County were 
hospitalized and nearly 50% of the children were treated in the ICU. Of the children 
with MIS-C, 26% were under the age of 5 years old, 37% were between the 
ages of 5 and 11 years old, and 37% were between the ages of 12 and 20 years old. 
Latino/Latinx children account for 72% of the reported cases. No children have 
died from MIS-C in L.A. County.

Public Health in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, is revising the 
Health Officer Order to allow for the re-openings of additional personal care services 
indoors with modifications (in addition to hair salons and nail salons), as 
well as outdoor operations at go-carts, mini-golf and batting cages. In addition, 
the percentage of high-needs students permitted at a school campus for on-site 
learning has been increased from 10% to 25%, allowing more students to return 
for in-person instruction and services. Public Health will also modify the Health 
Officer Order for breweries and wineries; reservations will no longer be required 
at these establishments, though they are strongly recommended. In addition, 
wine tastings for retail sales will no longer require a meal to be served. Comprehensive 
protocols for all sectors that reopen will be posted online to ensure 
infection control and distancing and the continued health and safety of workers 
and the community. Businesses are required to implement the protocols prior to 
reopening to ensure they are in compliance with the Health Officer Order, and to 
avoid citations, fines, and possible closure.


COVID-19 UPDATE 10/23/2020


The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) is developing a regional 
landlord outreach, education, and incentive program in the San Gabriel Valley. This program 
will build on the Los Angeles County Development Authority's existing Homeless 
Incentive Program. In order to hear directly from landlords and property owners, SGVCOG 
has released a landlord survey. 

This survey is intended to help local policymakers understand the needs and desires of 
landlords with residential properties in the San Gabriel Valley area. The survey typically 
takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and responses are completely confidential. 
Participate in this survey before October 31 for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card! 



The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area is doing its part to help voters safely navigate 
voting with a Voter Hotline, 626-798-0965. Everyday from 2-7 pm volunteers from 
the League will answer questions about voting by mail, drop-box locations, polling information 
and much more. The hotline will remain open until 9 pm on election day. 

Volunteers have been fielding questions such as:

• Am I registered?

• I haven’t received my Vote by Mail ballot, what do I do?

• What do I need to include in my Vote by Mail ballot?

• How do I track my ballot?

• Where is my local Official Ballot Drop Box?

• If voting in person, what should I expect at my Vote Center?

• How ill I know if my ballot is counted?

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Robins Woodfire Grill has left a hole in the area BBQ department, so where to go? I recently 
went to a restaurant that I had seen on the Food Network, A BBQ joint out in the 
San Fernando Valley. The restaurant is called Dr. Hogly Wogly's Texas Tyler BBQ to be 

 I went there because one of my potential radio sponsors is from Texas and boasts that 
Texas has the best BBQ. Have you been there? It's a small place with just take out and curb 
side eating, yes curbside!! You might not know the place unless you saw the show or my 
dads review on Channel 7 some years ago. My expectations were pretty good, but cautious 
because not every place on the Food Network has been a home run.

 You know what? It was great !! Better than advertised, plenty of food, sauce was delicious, 
and the ribs were out of this world.

What to order? The Brisket for 
sure, the back backs are a must try, 
and the sausage/hotlink is great. 
Sometimes they put a bit too much 
sauce on, so order it on the side.

These days great food and services 
hard to match and many times 
NOT as advertised. So, no matter 
if you own a restaurant or print T 
Shirts don't just meet expectations 
beat them.

 I had a post on my asking me if I have reviewed a certain area 
eatery, I said no I’m currently not reviewing restaurants, let me explain , I am reporting on 
restaurants and their activities I just feel right now the industry is in trouble with a capital 
T! So, join me in not posting any reviews of a negative slant on Yelp or Google. The ones 
that will survive will and the ones that won’t do need any help failing.

Dr. Hogly Wogly’s 8136 Sepulveda Blvd. Van Nuys 

As always call first for hours (818) 780-6701

Listen in Sunday Morning on Go Country FM 105 for more details

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