Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 25, 2021 


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TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


If you have been around the Pasadena area long enough, you might remember 
The Pasadena Pizza Cook-off, an event that I was involved with for many 
years. In the beginning, it was a contest to see who had the best pizza in the 
area. After a few years, however, we found that some restaurants wouldn’t 
participate because not every entrant would get an award, so we softened up 
the rules and decided that everyone would get some type of award. Imagine 
this: I got so caught up in pizza that I dubbed my car the Pizazar and even 
subscribed to Pizza Today Magazine. 

Yes, I love pizza, and some of my local favorites are Tarantinos, Domenicos 
and the retired Avanti Café (Shoot me a letter if I failed to mention yours). 
However, there is this restaurant on Foothill Blvd. in Arcadia that might just 
be a contender as well. The restaurant Zelo, meaning ‘Zeal’, is a definite go-to. 
Owner Mike Freeman hails from Northern California and has brought his 
recipe for the pizza pie down here to share with us Angelinos. 

For those new to my style, I try to give you four or five dishes at each stop that 
I enjoyed and hopefully you’ll try as well. Many times I’ve driven by local 
establishments telling myself “I need to try that place one of these days”, and 
Zelo is one of them! 
What do you get when you cross one part cornmeal and four parts flour? I have the answer: it’s the crust, the 
heart and soul of the Zelo Pizza. All of the pizza is deep dish meaning there is no way to not enjoy a bite of their 
heavenly crust. On any given day Mike will put together 12 different pizza specials, including a half a pizza (three 
slices for $15) or a whole pizza (six slices for $28). Try and compare that to a medium size that your kids order 
at…gulp…Dominos. Who’s got the better value? Zelo. 

On to my recommendations! First, I love the pepperoni with mushrooms. Mike tells me all veggies are cut that 
morning! One of my new favorites is his Corn Pizza – originally slated to be a seasonal pizza the demand for it 
was just too much for Mike to say no. The pizzas are truly unique here. Not to be overshadowed are the salads. 
Two favorites in particular are the beet salad (their number one seller) and their asparagus salad with leaf lettuce 
topped with stalks of asparagus, balsamic vinaigrette, and asparagus creamy dressing. Personally, I would return 
just for the salads because of how tasty they really are. The menu at Zelo is just a guide, try out a special or even 
go for a pasta option! 

What you need to know: Zelo is very laid back with large appeal, patio seating, and is very busy on weekend 
nights. All pizzas are deep dish, parking can be limited (street parking only), and most interesting, you can order 
the pizza half baked to finish at home. They are open Tuesday through Sunday, and on the weekends (Friday and 
Saturdays) open till 10 PM. Check their hours at http://myzelopizza.infoZelo, 328 E. Foothill Blvd. Arcadia 
(626) 358-8298One More ThingI asked Mike if he ever gets tired of making pizzas? He said “Heck No”
Have a favorite pizza place? Email to 

Reflecting the overall trend in Los Angeles County, the number of COVID-19 cases among 
people experiencing homelessness increased in July and August and has declined in the 
past few weeks.

 During the week ending August 22, 184 cases were reported among people experiencing 
homelessness. This week, there were 142 new cases reported among people experiencing 
homelessness, which includes 70 cases from previous weeks that have been newly identified 
as cases associated with people experiencing homelessness and are now included in the 
new case totals. One person experiencing homelessness passed away from COVID-19 this 
week. To date, 8,948 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County have tested 
positive for COVID-19 and 232 people who were experiencing homelessness have passed 
away from COVID-19. Of these people who passed away, 109 were sheltered, 75 were unsheltered, 
and for 48 people who passed away, their shelter status was unknown. 

 There are 1,221 providers administering vaccinations to people experiencing homelessness; 
together they have administered over 57,157 doses of COVID-19 vaccine across 
Los Angeles County; 28,874 people experiencing homelessness are fully vaccinated.

 The County continues to work closely with partner organizations to vaccinate and protect 
people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19 and is offering Pfizer booster doses to 
eligible people. 

 Following CDC’s endorsement, eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving 
their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine. 

Los Angeles County residents eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer include the following 
groups of people who received the second of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least 6 
months ago and are either: 

People aged 65 years or olderResidents of long-term care facilitiesPeople aged 18 to 64 years with underlying medical conditionsPeople aged 18 to 64 years with high institutional or occupational risk, including 
healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, and 
workers in homeless shelters or prisons, among others

 Residents who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will need to wait until 
the FDA reviews the data and determines the need for and safety of boosters for these 

 Those not yet vaccinated can make an appointment to get vaccinated by using the MyTurn 
system. Eligible residents who completed their two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least six 
months ago can also make an appointment for their boosters by using the MyTurn system 
or by making an appointment at a pharmacy or clinic that offers Pfizer vaccinations. Residents 
will need to bring proof they received two previous Pfizer doses, which for most 
people will be in the form of the white vaccination card, or a photo of the white card, or a 
digital record of your two doses. At many sites, residents may be asked to sign an attestation 
form indicating they meet the criteria to receive the Pfizer booster.

 Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration 
status. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated.

 To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much 
more, visit: (English) and 
(Spanish). 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 appointment, connecting to free transportation to 
and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. 

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 
Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can 
take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, 

LOCAL STATISTICS 09/17/2021 vs. 09/24/2021 


Cases: 1,440,721 

Deaths: 25,799 


Altadena 43,260 3,954 80 
Arcadia 57,754 3,266 145 
Bradbury 1,069 42 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,689 99 
Monrovia 38,800 3,839 81 
Pasadena 141,371 13,018 359 
Sierra Madre 10,989 594 13 


Cases: 1,451,438 

Deaths: 25,972 


Altadena 43,260 3,990 80 
Arcadia 57,754 3295 147 
Bradbury 1,069 42 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,712 99 
Monrovia 38,800 3,902 82 
Pasadena 141,371 13,131 359 
Sierra Madre 10,989 601 13