Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 26, 2022 


COVID 19 Cases - It's Not Over Yet! 

WHERE WE ARE W/E 3/18/22 VERSUS LAST WEEK (3/12/22) 
Cases/Deaths are still occuring especially among the unvaccinated. 

Cases This Week ( 03/18/22) Deaths This Week (03/12/22) 
LA County 2,820,159 (2,808,409) 31,443 (31,178) 

Adults 12+ 87.6% Seniors 99.1% 
(Last Week) Cases Deaths Fully Vaccinated 
Arcadia 7,914 (7,869) 164 (163) 90.5% 
Altadena 8257 (8208) 95 (94) 82.7% 
Bradbury 65 ( 64) 0 ( 0) 71.6% 
Duarte 5,129 (5,106) 119 (119) 84.0% 
Monrovia 8,179 (8,144) 101 (100) 81.0% 
Pasadena 27,943 (27,817) 408 (405) 85.4% 
Sierra Madre 1,504 (1497) 20 ( 20) 89.2% 
So.Pasadena 3,942 (3920) 60 ( 59) 94.3% 

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a story run in February that inadvertently had an incorrect 
photo identified as Mr. Ealy. Our apologies for our error. 

Last month, , Pasadena resident, Raymond Ealy was recognized by Assemblymember 
Chris Holden (pictured above) and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as 
the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for his positive impact in the community. An 
Unsung Hero is defined as a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution 
— a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged. The California Legislative 
Black Caucus established the Black History Month Unsung Hero Award to recognize 
individuals who have contributed selflessly to their respective districts. 

“Ray is an example of leadership -- by putting the work in today, for generations to come,” 
said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through his dedication to empowering youth, he 
has worked with over 50,000 students – giving them toolkits for success and self-confidence 
to enter and excel in their careers. I commend him and STEAM:Coders.” 

Ealy is the Executive Director/Founder of STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit that inspires 
underserved and underrepresented students and their families through Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), in preparation for academic and career 
opportunities. He has over 28 years of management experience in the nonprofit, financial 
services and retail sectors with Bank of America, Countrywide Financial Services, Security 
Pacific Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.
“At STEAM:CODERS, our goal is to provide underserved and underrepresented K-12 students 
with the resources that they need to be competitive,” said Ray Ealy. “We tell students 
that their competition is not the student next to them in class, but students from across the 
country and around the world. This is why we want to equip them with the essential tools 
for future academic and career success – logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving.” 


By Joan Schmidt 

Recently, the prestigious “Eclipse Awards” for Horse Racing was held at Santa Anita 
Park. Among the local winners were Jessica Pyfer, “Apprentice of the Year”; Joel Rosario, 
“Jockey of the Year”; Ce Ce, “Best Female Sprinter”; and Corniche, “Top Two Year Old Male”. 

Jessica worked as an Intern 
for Supervisor Barger and 
earned a Degree from Azusa 
Pacific University, but chose 
horse racing over a field in law. 
It is in her blood; her mom 
Sherri put her on a horse at an 
early age, and her grandfather 
was her inspiration.

Joel Rosario is one of 
the best riders around. He was 
based her in SO CAL many 
years ago, but went back East. 
He recently returned to Santa 
Anita for a Meet and continues 
to do well. 

Ce Ce has won several 
times with Victor Espinosa 
aboard and Corniche with 
Mike Smith. 

Recently it was “Big Cap 
Day”. The Stakes Races and 
winners included: “San Carlos 
Stakes”, CEZANNE, Flavien 
Prat; “Buena Vista Stakes”,
LEGGS GALORE, Ricky Gonzalez; “San Felipe Stakes”, FORBIDDEN 
KINGDOM, Juan Hernandez; “Beholder Stakes, AS 
TIME GOES BY, Flavien Prat; “Frank E. Kilroe Mile”, COUNT 
AGAIN, Flavien Prat, and “Santa Anita Handicap Stakes”, EXPRESS 
TRAIN, Victor Espinosa. 

BIG NEWS! Jockeys Flavien Prat and Umberto Rispoli 
are moving their tacks Keeneland and on to Belmont in New 
York. Less than two years ago, Italian Rispoli and French Prat 
were battling for jockey with the most wins. Prat won the title by 
winning the last race of the meet.

Prat said he feels there is better competition back East 
and would like to win the Eclipse “Jockey of the Year” Award. 
Rispoli feels there will be more opportunity back East; there are 
four racing days per week. Pratt also said he will return to Santa 
Anita for the 2022-2023 winter-spring meet. Their exits will 

provide more opportunities 
for the 
other jockeys here. 
Juan Hernandez has 
been outstanding. 
Apprentice Diego Herrera won three on in one 
day, and Ricky Gonzalez has won a couple stakes 

This past Saturday we went to the track. 
Juan Hernandez won on two of Sadler’s horses. 
The excitement was the last race. Ricky Gonzalez 
was last most of the way on Liberal. And all of 
the sudden, on the outside, Liberal was like a bat 
shot out of hell and surpassed everyone! Mario 
Gutierrez won the only Stakes race of the day. 
And I spent a few minutes with Flavien (Prat) to 
wish him well back East! 



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