Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 30, 2021 


Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Legislature passed legislation, SB 
91, to extend the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-
19 financial hardship, from January 31, 2021, to June 30, 2021. Assemblymember 
Chris Holden released the following statement:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the crises California already faced, especially 
housing. Too many folks are just hanging by a thread, praying to make 
rent and avoid eviction. Too many small, mom-and-pop landlords who rely on 
tenants for income have been stretched thin trying to do the right thing. It is our 
responsibility to prevent tens of thousands of catastrophic life change events for 
these families.

SB 91 will provide the necessary relief to avoid the “eviction cliff” that would have happened on February 
1.This is an important and critical big step forward, and that is why I supported the legislation today. I’ll
continue to work with my colleagues, advocates, and community members in my district to close loopholes 
that put renters in insurmountable rental debt, improve solutions that solve our housing crises, and
provide support to families struggling in this pandemic.

This isn’t a perfect bill, but it provides critical protections and cash payments that will keep thousands of 
families afloat as we craft the policies and protections needed to get California through this crisis.”

SB 91 extends the eviction moratorium provisions established by last year’s AB 3088. Tenants who pay 25 
percent of monthly rent, either in a lump sum or monthly, qualify for this moratorium.

It also administers the State Rental Assistance Program, funded by the federal COVID-19 stimulus package. 
Renters with qualifying income can have 80% of their rent or utility debt covered. The funds are paid 
directly to the landlord, providing immediate relief for those struggling to pay the mortgage and protect 
their tenant’s homes. Landlords must agree to forgive the remaining 20 percent and not pursue evictions 
or go after remaining debt. Up to 25% of funds can also be paid directly to tenant if their landlord is not 
participating in the program.

For transparency, the bill requires the department to submit to Joint Legislative Budget Committee on a 
monthly basis for the duration of the program, a report that provides programmatic performance metrics 
for funds administered. It also includes intent language that the state closely monitor the usage of funding 
to ensure that the program is stabilizing households and preventing evictions.



JANUARY 29, 2021 vs January 22, 2021 

LOS ANGELE COUNTY* 01/29/2021 

Total Cases 1,091,712

Deaths 15,897 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (01/29/2021 stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 9944 (9559) 237 (203)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403175.... (173) 6 (6)

City of Arcadia 57,754 2330 (2211) 88 (78)

Uninc. - Arcadia7.981531 (506) 13 (10)

City of Bradbury 1,06933 (32)0 (0)

Uninc. Bradbury1,04848 -19 - 

City of Duarte 22,016 2064 (1954) 60 (57)

City of Monrovia 38,800 2795 (2675) 53 (76)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,881 328 (309) 1 1)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 405 (386) 8 (8)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 1161 (1104) 35 35)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 2863 (2733) 48 (45)

La County Testing as of 01/29/2021: 5,444,082 (5,301316 ) 


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

as 01/29/2021: 19% (18.6%) Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%


As of this week, 662,963 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered 
within Los Angeles County. Of this amount, 544,049 are first doses 
and 118,914 are second doses. The week of January 18, the County received 
168,575 doses, which is about 25,000 fewer doses than the previous week. 
And for this week, the County only received about 137,000 doses. Each week, 
there is an allocation from the federal government to the State that determines 
the number of vaccines allocated to L.A. County. 

Every resident is guaranteed a second dose. And most individuals will be able 
to receive their second dose at the same site where they received their first 
dose. Many individuals vaccinated at a County site received the date and location 
of their second dose appointment on their vaccination card, which will 
be 21 days after their first dose if they received a Pfizer vaccine, and 28 days 
after their first dose if they received a Moderna vaccine. All that residents 
will need to do is confirm the time that works for them via a registration link 
that is emailed to them. For individuals who were vaccinated at the dozens 
of other sites across the county, including pharmacies, health centers, and 
city clinics, please contact the provider or site where you were vaccinated to 
receive information confirming your second dose appointment.

When new appointments become available, residents with internet access 
and a computer are urged to use to sign up. For 
those without access to a computer or the internet, or with disabilities, a call 
center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to help schedule appointments 
at 833-540-0473.

Join Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Temple Station Captain Mark Reyes 
along with the unincorporated areas of Monrovia/Arcadia/Duarte 
Community to discuss public safety. 
We hope you will join us! 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2-4 pm 
To join this meeting, visit: 
To listen only: (213) 306-3065 
Access code: 146 370 4902 
If you have any questions please submit them in advance to: 
**Please indicate for Monrovia/Arcadia/Duarte 2/4/2021** 
TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

First of all, let’s agree to disagree: 
Valentine’s Day should 
be a full week long. A single 
day is not long enough to fully 
express one’s love. What do you 
say about having an evening 
at home with a bottle of bubbly 
and a candlelight table for 
dinner? You may wonder why 
a critic would dare such treason. In all truth, it’s an impossible 
night for restaurants, so let’s find three bottles in price 
ranges you can live with. In the $10 price range, Ruffino Prosecco has been produced from grapes grown 
in the hilly area of Valdobbiadene, which is the most historically active region for the production of prosecco. 
Bright straw yellow with fine bubbles, the bouquet is fragrant and intensely fruity, with clean notes 
of apples, pears and citrus. I found it crisp, clean, and yet delicate - a perfect wine for the budget-minded 
lovebird. From the $20 range, let’s go back to Paso Robles for the San Simeon Petite Sirah. I enjoyed this 
well-bodied wine with a pre-Valentines dinner of lobster thermidor. This wine is not for the “beginner” 
(nor is cooking lobster thermidor), and brings strong notes of fruit when opened with a well-rewarded 
and long finish. My $30-range selection is the Domaine Carneros. My opinion is that this estate-bottled 
wine gets as close to a “real” French champagne as any California sparkler on your supermarket shelves.

This cuvee is 51% chardonnay and 49% pinot noir, with an alcohol content of a modest 12.1%. I got a 
perfect “pop” upon opening the bottle, which I poured into a lightly chilled flute and watched the bubbles 
rush to the top. The flavor was a little toasty in the beginning with a clean, long finish. You have my permission 
to drop a strawberry in your glass for this special occasion.

Honorable Mention:

Segura Viudas Brut ($10)

Stella Rosa $9

Domaine Chandon ($16, my dad’s all time favorite)

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