Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 9, 2021 


TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 

ROE Fusion, welcome to the neighborhood! 

Sushi honorable enough for a samurai warrior to defend, plus a variety 
of hot and cold dishes! First of all what is Japanese Fusion, or should 
I say, “what is Fusion”? Think of a bottle of red wine, a blend, it’s basically 
the best of Japanese cuisine and other foreign cuisine elements. 

If you are familiar with the address of 120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. you 
know that spot has had more than a handful different restaurants in 
the past 10 years – BBQ joint, hamburgers, and a wine bar come to 
mind - they say the real estate is cursed. Well, I think we have a restaurant 
that will have staying power – it just needs a few tweaks to 
succeed. I visited this place solo, so don’t pick on me if I didn’t try your 
favorite dish restaurant. Reviewing restaurants has its limits (budget) 

Here is what I did try!! The Baked Crab and Avocado Handroll ($8) 
comes on soy paper (as opposed to seaweed) is absolutely out of this 
world. I could have ordered three of those and been quite content. 
Next up was the miso glazed black Cod ($26) - another great choice though not as exciting as the 
smoky seared salmon or the baked crab mac n’ cheese. The restaurant offers a full bar with some 
incredible offerings of whiskeys and Bourbons. At first glance my eyeballs popped out at the Yamazaki 
for $70 and the Blanton’s for $55, but owner Edward explained that these are very hard to get. As 
a Vons shopper I know that to be true, but my suggestion would be to have those hand-sold (off the 
regular menu). All said, this truly great dining experience might even give Parkway Grill a run for 
their money. 

Fun fact: Owner Edward Weng started cooking because he wanted to impress his high school girlfriend. 
No, I didn’t ask if they got married. 

When friends ask me to go to the Westside to get Fusion, I yawn and say “no thanks”. Invite your 
Westside friends to Sierra Madre – it’s well worth the trip! 

Roe Restaurant 120 W. Sierra Madre. Sierra Madre 
Open Wednesday – Sunday 4:30pm – 8:30pm 
For Reservations Call: 626-921-0198 

Los Angeles County continues to see a downward 
trend in cases, hospitalizations, and 

On September 27, the County’s 7-day daily 
case average was 1,050 new cases – a decrease 
of more than 57% from a month earlier. 
Over the same period, hospitalizations 
and deaths both declined by 45%. And while 
the declines are promising, the County continues 
to see, on average, 14 deaths a day, a 
particular tragedy because so many of them 
could have been prevented by vaccination. 

Today, the Los Angeles County Department 
of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 
35 new deaths and 964 new cases of COVID-
19. Of the 35 new deaths reported today, 
six people who passed away were over the 
age of 80, 10 people who died were between 
the ages of 65 and 79, 12 people who died 
were between the ages of 50 and 64, five 
people who died were between the ages of 
30 and 49, and one person who died was between 
the ages of 18 to 29. One death was 
reported by the City of Pasadena. To date, 
Public Health identified 1,464,793 positive 
cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. 
County and a total of 26,195 deaths. 

There are 768 people with COVID-19 currently 
hospitalized and 30% of these people 
are in the ICU. This is a decrease of 122 daily 
hospitalizations over the past week. 

Testing results are available for nearly 
8,704,000 individuals with 16% of people 
testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 
0.9%, a slight decrease from last week’s same 
day rate of 1.2% 

The slowing of community transmission is 
also reflected in the number of new cases at 
schools. The overall case numbers in schools 
continue to decrease across the entire county. 
There were only 559 student cases the 
week of September 26 through October 1, 
while staff cases decreased to 82 over the 
same period. This is a 54% decrease from 
the prior week for students, and a 51% decrease 
for staff. 

Most K-12 cases are not associated with 
outbreaks, but when three or more cases 
are linked at a school or school-based activity, 
they are considered to be part of an 
outbreak, and are met with additional resources 
dedicated to investigating and stopping 
transmission among students, staff, 
and communities. The number of school 
outbreaks also decreased by more than half 
between the prior week and last week, from 
12 outbreaks the week ending September 26 
to five outbreaks the week ending October 

2. This past week, there was one outbreak 
in youth sports, and two outbreaks each in 
elementary and middle schools. 
With more than 3,000 schools now open 
county-wide, these are astonishingly low 
numbers, and this is possible only because 
of the hard work of our school community 
members: staff, students, and families. 
Multiple vaccination verification requirements 
now affect L.A. County residents and 
workers. As of September 20, proof of vaccination 
status or a negative test result at indoor 
events in L.A. County with more than 
1,000 attendees is required. September 30 
was the deadline for healthcare and homecare 
workers across L.A. County to be fully 
vaccinated, while L.A. County employees 
had until October 1 and L.A. City employees 
have until today, October 5. 

On October 7, proof of full vaccination or a 
negative test result will be required to enter 
outdoor mega events, and proof of at least 
one dose of the vaccine will be required to 
enter or work in indoor portions of bars, 
lounges, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, 
and distilleries in L.A. County. On November 
4, bars and similar establishments 
throughout L.A. County will be required 
to verify full vaccination of all patrons and 
employees prior to entry to indoor portions 
of their establishments. To help businesses 
through all stages of implementation, which 

LOCAL STATISTICS 10/01/2021 vs. 10/08/2021 


Cases: 1,459,182 

Deaths: 25,972 


Altadena 43,260 4,013 81 
Arcadia 57,754 3,315 147 
Bradbury 1,069 42 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,725 99 
Monrovia 38,800 3,936 82 
Pasadena 141,371 13,205 361 
Sierra Madre 10,989 607 13 


Cases: 1,468,634 

Deaths: 26,284 


Altadena 43,260 4,013 81 
Arcadia 57,754 3,330 147 
Bradbury 1,069 42 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,740 99 
Monrovia 38,800 3,955 82 
Pasadena 141,371 13,294 363 
Sierra Madre 10,989 623 13 

includes an overview of vaccination and 
testing requirements, Public Health created 
toolkits that are available online, at: http://

Under a state order, K-12 school staff across 
the county are required to be vaccinated by 
October 15 or test weekly. LAUSD students 
participating in extracurricular activities 
must be fully vaccinated by October 31, and 
Culver City students are required to be vaccinated 
by November 19. All LAUSD students 
12 and over must be fully vaccinated 
by December 19. Last week, Governor 
Newsom announced the state’s plan to require 
COVID-19 vaccination of all students 
and staff at private and public schools statewide 
as a condition of in-person attendance. 
The requirement will be effective for each 
student beginning the term following full 
FDA approval of the vaccine for their grade 
span, beginning with students in grades 7 
through 12, followed by students in grades 
K through 6. Depending on the timing of 
approvals, this likely means the requirement 
will go into effect beginning either January 
1 or July 1 of 2022. There are also federal 
requirements, including President Biden’s 
executive order requiring federal workers to 
be fully vaccinated by November 22. 

Helping organizations and businesses comply 
with targeted vaccination requirements 
over the next few months will be a focus for 
Public Health teams. Over the course of the 
pandemic, the County has seen high rates 
of compliance with other safety measures, 
and we anticipate similar cooperation as we 
work together to add the additional powerful 
protection of vaccinations for workers, 
customers, students, and families. 

Public Health encourages everyone unvaccinated 
for COVID-19 to get vaccinated 
ahead of time to be fully protected for the 
holidays. For those not yet vaccinated, you 
are only considered fully protected two 
weeks after all doses are complete. For the 
one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 
you’re considered fully protected two weeks 
after your one shot. For the Pfizer and Moderna 
vaccines, which both involve two shots 
several weeks apart, you’re only considered 
fully protected two weeks after your second 

If you’re unvaccinated today, you could walk 
into one of our county-run vaccination sites 
and get a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then 
two weeks later, be considered fully vaccinated. 
That means you’d be fully protected 
by Halloween. 

Anyone 12 and older living or working in 

L.A. County can get vaccinated. Vaccinations 
are always free and open to eligible 
residents and workers regardless of immigration 
status. Boosters are available for eligible 
individuals at all sites offering the Pfizer 
vaccine. Many vaccination sites across the 
county, including all the County-run sites, 
are also offering third doses of vaccine to 
eligible immunocompromised people. Appointments 
are not needed at many sites and 
all Public Health vaccination sites where 
first, second, and third doses are available. 
Visit: (English) 
(Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, 
make an appointment 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 appointment, connecting to free 
transportation to and from a vaccination 
site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are 

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 

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