Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 14, 2020 

11/13/2020 3:30pm 


 Total Cases 332,865 317656 

Deaths 7,246 6,974

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (10/30/2020 stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 3027 (2890) (129)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 101 (89)2 (2)

City of Arcadia 57,754 641 (580)42 (39)

Uninc. - Arcadia7.981 116 (101)4 (4)

City of Bradbury 1,06921 (20)0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 667 (620)31 (31)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428 185 (169)4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 928 (832)42 (42)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88191 (89)0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 99 (87)4 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 341 (319)26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 834 (796)18 (18)

La County Testing as of 11/13/20: 3,319,276 (3,086,527)

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

as 11/13/20: 9.2% Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 28 new deaths 
and 2,481 new cases of confirmed COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 332,865 positive 
cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 7,246 deaths. There are 942 people 
currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up 15 percent from last week Friday (11/6), and 28% of these 
people are in the ICU.

Today the state issued a travel advisory in advance of the holiday season. As COVID-19 transmission 
is increasing in many states and countries, those arriving, or returning to California, from other states 
or countries should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. During this time, people should limit 
their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals 
who cross state or country borders for essential travel. All Californians are encouraged to stay home 
or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.

As the holiday season approaches and COVID-19 spread is increasing, it is critically important that 
everyone follow the simple public health safety measures that provide protection from COVID-19 and 
minimizes spreading it to friends and family. There is a high level of risk associated with gatherings 
of any kind, especially when people are inside, not keeping physical distance of at least 6 feet and not 
wearing face coverings.

Residents that gather with up to two other households should do so only outdoors, wearing face coverings 
and keeping six feet of distance the entire time.

Because COVID-19 spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets, face coverings combined 
with other preventive measures, such as frequent handwashing and physical distancing, provides 
the best protection. If you are planning to get together with others, it is important that your 
plan follows the Public Health protocols on small private gatherings. It is critically important that 
residents not attend any private gatherings or leave their home if they are experiencing symptoms of 
illness, have tested positive for COVID-19 or if they have been exposed or likely have been exposed 
to someone who is positive.

“Many residents are experiencing sadness and despair as they cope with losing a loved one who passed 
away from COVID-19. We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time,” said Barbara Ferrer, 
PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The current surge in COVID-19 transmission in 
L.A. County is alarming. If we act now, we can prevent increasing rates of illness and death, stressing
our health care system, and further stalling our recovery. If we agree that our collective priority is to
reduce transmission of COVID-19 so we can move forward with recovery, then it is clear what needs
to be done. We will need to modify holiday plans, change up our routines and take care of each other.”


COVID-19 UPDATE 11/13/2020


David Cendejas, the superintendent at Mount Wilson Observatory, will share his first-hand Bobcat 
wildfire experiences Monday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The event will be presented by the Pasadena 
Senior Center. 

 The Bobcat wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena was the second largest wildfire 
in the history of Los Angeles County. It began Sept. 6, 2020, and finally was 100 percent contained two 
months later after having burned 115,796 acres in and around the Angeles National Forest. Nearly 300 
firefighters from multiple fire departments fought the massive wildfire valiantly and six were injured. 

 There was one particular historic jewel at the south end of the Bobcat area: Mount Wilson Observatory, 
which was in almost constant danger of being destroyed by the wildfire that often came within 
500 feet. 

 Cendejas worked with firefighters who faced and then turned back the wildfire to save the beloved 
landmark. He also helped conceive the plan for restoring the observatory due to damage from smoke, 
ash and water. When it reopens, it once again will be available to professional astronomers and the 

 To register for this free Zoom event, visit and click on Events, Clubs 
and Lectures, then Online Events or call 626-795-4331. Everyone who registers will receive an email 
link for accessing the Zoom event. 

 For the first half of the 20th century, Mount Wilson was the most famous observatory in the world, 
and the four largest telescopes in the world were there at the time. It was founded in 1904 by Pasadena 
resident George Ellery Hale, a pioneer in the field of astrophysics and a world-renowned solar 
astronomer who co-founded Caltech and helped create the plan for the Pasadena Civic Center from 
the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to the Pasadena Central Library. 

 For more information about online activities and other programs and services of the Pasadena Senior 
Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit or call 626-795-4331. 

 The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization. Doors are 
open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical assistance 
to older adults in need. Masks are required inside the building, and social distancing is maintained. 


“Housing continues to be a bright spot during an otherwise challenging economic 
time for many U.S. households. Those in sectors that weathered the transition to 
remote work successfully are now able to take advantage of low mortgage rates to 
purchase a home for the first time or to trade-up to a larger home.” -Frank Martell 
President and CEO of CoreLogic

Through September 2020 with Forecasts from October 2020 from CoreLogic 
Home Price Insights

The CoreLogic Home Price Insights report features an interactive view of our 
Home Price Index product with analysis through September 2020 with forecasts 
from October 2020 and September 2021. 2021

September 2020 National Home Prices

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 
6.7% in September 2020 compared with September 2019 and increased month 
over month by 1.1% in September 2020 compared with August 2020 (revisions 
with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates 
the newly released public data to provide updated results).

Forecast Prices Nationally

The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase on a month-
over-month basis by 0.2% from September 2020 to October 2020, and on a year-
over-year basis by 0.2% from September 2020 to September 2021.

COVID-19 Impact on Home Prices

Home-purchase demand maintained pace in the late summer compared to 
previous years, as record-low mortgage rates continue to motivate prospective 
homebuyers, including first-time buyers and homeowners looking to trade-up 
or invest in a second home. However, according to the National Association of 
Realtors and U.S. Census Bureau, the national supply of homes for sale fell to the 
lowest recorded level in September at 40% of that seen in September 2008 and 
75% of that seen in September 2000. This severe inventory shortage has intensified 
upward pressure on home price appreciation as consumers compete for the 
limited number of homes on the market.

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