Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 21, 2021

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Foothill Municipal Water District is asking 
residents to increase water conservation 
due to below average precipitation 
and high temperatures for the second year 
in a row impacting water supplies. 

Foothill’s Board of Directors unanimously 
adopted a resolution declaring a Stage 2 
Water Shortage on Monday, August 16, 
“With Stage 2, customers are asked to reduce 
irrigation. The retail agencies that 
serve the Foothill area decide based on 
their distribution system how that irrigation 
schedule should occur,” said General 
Manager Nina Jazmadarian. 
Southern California receives imported 
water from two main sources – the Colorado 
River and the California State Water 
Project. On August 16, 2021, the U.S. 
Bureau of Reclamation declared a water 
shortage for the first time in the Colorado 
River. Although this declaration does not 
currently impact California, it is anticipated 
that by 2024, California will be facing 
reductions in Colorado River supplies. 
Additionally, because of the Statewide dry 

hydrology, southern California is currently receiving only a 5% allocation from the State Water Project. The 5% 
allocation is projected to go to 0% allocation by the start of the new year. 

“Because of water previously stored in reservoirs and groundwater basins, allocations have not been needed this 
year. However, that storage is being used and worry of an extended drought has initiated the call for increased 
conservation,” said Richard Atwater, President of Foothill’s Board of Directors and Representative on Metropolitan 
Water District of Southern California’s Board. 

The District is asking residential and commercial customers to reduce their water use and implement water efficient 
practices to help lower the region’s water demand. Water conserved now will help with future needs should 
the drought continue. 

Here are some tips to conserve water. 

• Efficient Irrigation of Turf: Irrigate your turf after dusk and before dawn. Less sunlight 
means less water will evaporate.
• Cleaning Paved Surfaces: Save some money and water; hose down paved surfaces only to 
alleviate safety or sanitary hazards.
• Limits on Washing Vehicles: Use a hand-held bucket or similar container or a hand-held 
hose equipped with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle. 
Be sure to visit BeWaterWise.Com and FMWD.COM for water conservation rebates. 

Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation 
District, Liberty Utilities (formerly Mesa Crest Water Company), Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue 
Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation 
District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill. 


First of all, the term “pet friendly” might be considered an oxymoron. The rule of the thumb is that the restau

rants have some sort of outdoor (al fresco) patio dining. Each city has its 
own regulations on laws about bringing Fido to restaurants. Here are a few 
guidelines that I have come up with. 

To keep obliging restaurants happy with their decisions to include pets, 
here are some etiquette rules you and your pet should follow when dining 

• Keep your animal leashed at all times. 
• No barking 
• No begging 
• No jumping 
• No eating off the table 
• No sitting on chairs, tables or benches 
• Do not enter the inside of the restaurant. 
• Current vaccination tags should be on pet's collar 
• Bring your own food dish and water bowl. Health codes prohibit 
pets from eating and drinking from restaurant dishes and glasses.
• Get your pet to sit under or as close to the table base as possible to 
reduce the chances of your waiter tripping over your pet 
Now that we got that out of the way here is a list of local favorites, did I miss 
a spot? Please email me!! 

The wonderful Raymond Restaurant 1886 is a great place for happy hour and, depending on the weather, a great 
place for your pooch. I have it on good authority that all three Lucky Baldwin’s allow pets and that the Old Pasadena 
location even has some treats on the menu (beer?). Sierra Madre’s Casa Del Rey is very dog friendly and 
has water bowls for Lil Milo and you can enjoy the tacos!!! One of my favorite Italian restaurants is Mi Piace 

- space is limited but they will welcome your puppy with open arms. Looking for some Tex with your Mex? El 
Portal on Colorado Blvd. has a great patio and is perfect for a meeting of you and your pooch. Porta Via Italian 
Foods on California tells me that they are dog friendly. Well, the Dog Haus better be dog friendly, right? Check 
out both locations, but I would suggest the one on Green St. The new True Foods is a great place for a Sunday 
Mimosa on their patio, and Bella will feel like a champ . If your like Susan Henderson and golfing is your thing 
take your pug to Brookside Golf Course! Well, I know I missed a few but that’s a great list to start with. 
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Los Angeles County surpassed the grim milestone of losing more than 25,000 residents to 
COVID-19. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is one of the leading causes of death – surpassing 
stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. To date, the Los Angeles County Department of 
Public Health (Public Health) identified 1,362,848 positive cases of COVID-19 across all 
areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,002 deaths. 

The County’s 7-day cumulative case rate is now 204.2 new cases per 100,000 residents, 
which represents a 5% increase from last week. 

With many school districts countywide reopening this week and in the near future, Public 
Health is monitoring school cases in outbreaks among staff and students. There are several 
types of Public Health teams working with schools to ensure the safety of students and 
staff. School technical assistance or STAT teams reach out to schools proactively to assess 
preventive readiness and advise on options for improvement. Exposure management teams 
follow up on cases reported by schools and help identify possible sources of infection as 
well as close contacts, while also ensuring that schools provide appropriate isolation guidance 
to infected staff or students and their parents. And if more than one case is identified 
at a given school, educational setting outbreak teams will work with the school to determine 
whether these cases are connected. If evidence of contagion at a school site emerges, 
this team will take over the investigation and help the school identify steps it can take to 
reduce risk to the broader school community. 

To ensure transparency with school communities, Public Health will launch an online 
school dashboard in September. The dashboard will include a district map shaded to provide 
district level information on testing volume, community case rates, and community 
vaccination rates. The dashboard will also display school level information, including numbers 
of student and staff cases, details on outbreaks at the school, and the number of students 
at the school required to quarantine. 

Federal officials announced changes to vaccination strategies aimed at increasing the protection 
afforded to people by vaccines. With emerging data indicating that certain populations 
will need more support to be protected, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization 
Practices on August 13 recommended a third dose of mRNA vaccines for 
immunocompromised people, including transplant recipients, people with advanced or 
untreated HIV infection, people actively receiving cancer treatment, and people taking 
immunosuppressive medications. Third doses have been available to eligible individuals 
at vaccination sites across the county since Saturday. Additionally, following yesterday’s 
announcement by the CDC that booster doses of mRNA vaccines will be offered to all vaccinated 
people, Public Health is continuing to work with staff and residents at skilled nursing 
facilities to prioritize these most vulnerable residents for booster doses to be prepared 
for administering these as soon as the Food and Drug Administration gives their approval. 



City of Arcadia 80.6% 
City of Bradbury 63.3% 
City of Duarte 75.1% 
City of Monrovia 74.1% 
City of Pasadena 78.7% 
City of Sierra Madre 81.3% 
Uninc. Altadena 75.0% 

LOCAL STATISTICS 08/13/2021 vs. 08/20/2021 

Cases: 1,342,839 
Deaths: 24,872 


Altadena 43,260 3,675 79 
Arcadia 57,754 3,089 142 
Bradbury 1,069 40 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,532 98 
Monrovia 38,800 3,561 79 
Pasadena 141,371 12,246 353 
Sierra Madre 10,989 557 13 

Cases: 1,362,848 
Deaths: 25,002 


Altadena 43,260 3,675 79 
Arcadia 57,754 3,030 141 
Bradbury 1,069 39 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,492 98 
Monrovia 38,800 3,493 79 
Pasadena 141,371 12,435 354 
Sierra Madre 10,989 541 13 

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