Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 8, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 7

Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 8, 2021 7 
As Los Angeles County moves into the Yellow Tier, the least restrictive tier in the State 
of California’s ranking system, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued the 
following statement:
“This has been a long and difficult journey and we are so heartened to arrive at this 
latest milestone. Entering the Yellow Tier means we have reached the next-to-last stage 
before fully reopening, and this is another welcome sign we are moving toward a safe and 
healthy new normal, one that is guided by hope rather than fear.
“This new tier matches the sunny optimism of the season. Now it’s up to all of us to keep 
up the good work. It’s never been easier to get vaccinated, and that is the single most 
important action you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your community. 
Continuing to make smart choices now moves us closer to fully enjoying all the wonder-
ful things that Los Angeles County has to offer.” 
Moving from the Orange Tier into the least restrictive Yellow Tier means that capacity 
is increasing in a wide variety of settings, including private gatherings and celebrations. 
Bars are able to open indoors at 25% maximum capacity with significant safeguards. Ad-
ditional details will be provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 
on Wednesday and the new Health Officer Order will go into effect on Thursday. 
The modifications to the Health Officer Order include the following: 
Amusement/Theme Parks/Fairs can increase capacity to 35%. Fully vaccinated out of 
state visitors are permitted.
Bars that do not provide meals can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, 
whichever is fewer. Masking always required, except when eating or drinking; drinking 
and eating only while seated. Tables must be at least 6 feet apart and no counter seating/
service. Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is 
vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households. TV viewing is 
permitted. No live entertainment permitted indoors. Outdoors tables can have a maxi-
mum 8 persons per table from up to 3 different households; if everyone in a group is 
vaccinated, 8 people sit together from up to 8 different households. Live entertainment 
and TV viewing permitted outdoors. No counter seating/service.
Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can increase indoors capacity to 
50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer. No live entertainment permitted indoors. These 
establishments will follow the same public health directives as bars for their outdoor 
Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity with continued safe-
ty modifications. There must be 6 feet distancing between tables. Maximum of 6 people 
from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit to-
gether from up to 6 different householdsCardrooms/Racetracks/Satellite Wagering Facilities can operate indoors at 50% capac-
ity. There must be 6-feet of distancing between tables and masks are always required. 
Food and beverages remain banned at the tables.
Fitness Centers can operate indoors at 50% capacity. Masks are always required unless 
Movie Theatres can operate at 50% capacity. Reserved seating only where each group is 
seated with at least 6 feet of distance between any other groups (in all directions); capac-
ity is limited to ensure that there is at least 6 feet of distance between groups. Seating 
sections can be established for fully vaccinated people without 6 feet distancing require-
ments provided there is 3 feet of distance between these sections and other seats in the 
theatre. Eating is allowed in only designated areas or in your reserved seat.
Family Entertainment Centers can operate at 50% capacity, 75% if all guests are tested or 
show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required.
Grocery and Retail Stores capacity remains limited to 75% with continued requirement 
for distancing of at least 6 feet between customers.
Hair Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services can operate at 75% capacity with 
masks required, except for services where customers need to remove their masks. For 
services where customers must remove their face coverings, staff must wear a fitted N95 
mask or a face covering with a face shield.
Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can be open indoors at 75% capacity with safety 
Waterparks can operate at 40% capacity with safety modifications.
Youth and Adult Recreational Sports and Community Sporting Events can apply to 
Public Health for approval for athletic events, tournaments or competitions that involve 
more than two teams or multiple individuals. Indoor moderate and high contact sports 
are permitted following Collegiate Sports Protocols, which includes regular testing.
Live Event and Performance Indoor venues up to 1,500 guests can operate at a maxi-
mum of 25% capacity or 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Venues 
with 1,501 guests and above can operate at 10% capacity of 2,000 people; whichever is 
fewer or 50% capacity for tested or fully vaccinated guests.
Live Event and Performance Outdoor venues can expand to 67% capacity with safety 
Public Health reminds everyone to celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely. Please avoid large 
crowds, celebrate outdoors, and wear your mask at all times except when eating and 
drinking. Alcohol lowers inhibitions, please drink responsibly and safely to protect your-
self and others and never drink and drive. There continues to be higher risk of COV-
ID-19 transmission among unvaccinated people. Intermingling with others who are not 
vaccinated and unmasked increases the possibility of virus transmission. 
"To the families grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we send you our deepest 
sympathies and keep you in our thoughts every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, 
MEd, Director of Public Health. "The best way to participate in more activities is to be 
vaccinated if you are 16 years old or older. This makes it much safer to enjoy graduations, 
celebrations, and gatherings with family and friends. This is also how we prevent more 
variants from circulating and threatening our recovery." 
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites and many community sites 
without an appointment. Visit: (English) and www.Vacu- (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, to make an appoint-
ment at vaccination sites, and much more. If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a 
computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appoint-
ment. There may be an extended wait time to speak with an operator for help making 
an appointment during high demand times. Vaccinations are always free and open to 
eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. 
County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance 
Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional ac-
tions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public 
Health website, 
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Cases: 1,234,746 
Deaths: 23,966 
Altadena 43,260 3,305 74 
Arcadia 57,754 2,711 132 
Bradbury 1,069 36 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,307 98 
Monrovia 38,800 3,165 77 
Pasadena 141,371 11,241 342 
Sierra Madre 10,989 465 13 
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, the 
Upward Mobility Act of 2021, Assembly Bill 105 that 
addresses barriers to upward mobility and inclusion 
for people of color working in California’s civil services 
system passed, Thursday, the Assembly Committee on 
Public Employment and Retirement. 
“Upward mobility is integral to achieving racial 
justice, and we should be setting the example,” said 
Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The existing systems 
in place at our own state agencies fail to create inclusive 
workplace environments, and hinder qualified 
individuals to move on up within their department 
simply based on the color of their skin.” 
Data from the California Department of Human 
Resources reports shows that the majority of Non-
White civil service personnel are paid a salary in the 
“$40,000 and below” range, but when the salary range 
increases, the percentage of Non-White civil servants 
moving into management positions decreased. The 
exact opposite takes place for White civil servants. 
AB 105 requires diversity on all state boards and 
commissions that have volunteers. The bill would 
also reform processes that hinder upward mobility 
for people of color in the civil service system, giving 
attention to compliance, the appeals process, and 
annual parity goals for upward mobility. 
In September 2020, California took a bold step to 
address racial inequity in the private sector when 
Governor Newsom signed AB 979 (Holden) that 
requires diversity on corporate boards of corporations 
based in California. AB 105 will next be heard in the 
Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Specifically AB 105 would:
• Require the California State Personnel Board (SPB) 
to establish a process that includes diversity and best 
practices in each aspect of the design, announcement, 
and administration of examinations for the 
establishment of employment lists.
• The bill provides that the Department of Human 
Resources (CalHR) may develop model upward 
mobility goals to include race, gender, and LGBTQ as 
factors to the extent permissible under state and federal 
equal protection laws. 
• Require that CalHR submit within its annual 
workforce analysis and census report all of the adverse 
actions taken by departments against employees. It 
calls for the report to include the type of adverse action, 
ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, if available. 
The goal is to see if there are patterns of discrimination 
in the departments. 
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely 
recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly 
every major wine-producing country among a diverse 
spectrum of climates from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to 
Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley where it found new homes in places 
like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, and 
Sonoma. Its popularity is often attributed to its ease of 
cultivation—the grapes have thick skins and the vines are 
hardy and naturally low-yielding, budding late to avoid 
frost and other dangers. I have seen cabernets for as little as 
$8 and as high as, well the sky is the limit. 
I found a gem recently for $25 a bottle. Hailing from Napa 
Valley Side B Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of cabernet sauvignon California grapes and five other grapes. I first 
sampled the Side B at the Sonoma Film Festival (Go Figure) and have been enjoying ever since. The Cabernet has 
a rich color and splendid fruit flavors, I suggest two bottles, one for now and one for a special occasion, this wine 
will get better with age. The name you ask? B Side Cabernet Sauvignon tells the story of the flip-side of Napa Valley. 
Nestled in rural areas and rolling hills along the eastern edge of the Valley, these vineyards are just a few miles from 
the glamorous, high-priced wineries featured along Highway 29. The eastern side of Napa Valley includes areas 
such as Pope Valley, Chiles Valley, Wooden Valley, Stags Leap District and lower Calistoga. Vines in these areas 
are grown in thin volcanic soils, which yield smaller, more concentrated fruit, producing Bordeaux-style Cabernet 
Sauvignons with classic berry and cassis flavor. 
Side B Cabernet 2015 retails for $25, and can be found on sale at many fine retailers for $21 if bought in the six 
pack. I find that to be a bargain 
Dills Score: 89 
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, 8 points for aroma or “nose”, 8 points for taste, 7 points for finish, and 8 points for my overall 
impression, which includes my value rating. 
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