Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 15, 2023 


High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of 
Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning 
as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:

· Antelope Valley: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Monday, July 17, 2023

· Western Antelope Valley Foothills: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Monday, 
July 17, 2023

· Eastern Antelope Valley Foothills: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Monday, 
July 17, 2023

· Northwest LA County Mountains/Interstate 5 Corridor: Friday, July 14, 
2023 through Monday, July 17, 2023

· West San Gabriel Mountains/Hwy 14 Corridor: Friday, July 14, 2023 
through Monday, July 17, 2023

· East San Gabriel Mountains: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Monday, July 17, 

· Santa Clarita Valley: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Monday, July 17, 2023

A heat advisory has been issued for the following areas:

· Santa Susana Mountains: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 

· West San Fernando Valley: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 

· East San Fernando Valley: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 

· San Gabriel Valley: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 2023

· West Santa Monica Mountains: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 
16, 2023

· East Santa Monica Mountains: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 
16, 2023

· Palos Verdes Hills: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 2023

· Calabasas/Agoura Hills: Friday, July 14, 2023 through Sunday, July 16, 2023

Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, 
especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and 
people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative 
health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the following 
recommendations during high temperature days:

· Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.

· If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest 
hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and 
wear a hat or use an umbrella.

· Cars get very hot inside, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open. Never 
leave children or pets in cars. Call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car 

· Beware of and know what to do for heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion 
and heat stroke. Call 911 right away if you see these symptoms: 
high body temperature (103°F or higher), vomiting, dizziness, confusion, 
and hot, red, dry, or damp skin. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.

· Check on those at risk for heat-related illness, like those who are sick or 
have chronic conditions, older adults, pregnant women, children, those 
who live alone, pets, and outdoor workers and athletes.

· If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings 
or masks not intended for athletic purposes.

· Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine 
if you are scheduled for a rolling power outage.

“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is 
equally important that we reach out and check on others, in particular those 
who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, 
including children, the elderly those who are sick or have chronic conditions, 
pregnant women, those who live alone, and pets,” said Muntu Davis, MD, 
MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “High temperatures are not just 
an inconvenience; they can be dangerous and even deadly. But we can protect 
ourselves, our families, and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool 
and hydrated. It is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, 
or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in 
vehicles, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside 
can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or unwell 
neighbor or relative, I encourage you to check on them throughout the day 
to make sure they are safe and well.”

County and City partners have planned ways to safely operate cooling centers 
during times of high heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning 
are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling centers. To 
find a location near you, visit or call 211.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with 
disabilities and others with access and functional needs can call 2-1-1 for 
emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-
free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 LA 
County services can also be accessed by visiting


We jump up in class a bit this week and still stay in California. We are still opening the darks reds as we 
travel to Paso Robles. Why Paso Robles?

Paso Robles Wine Country is home to plenty of wineries throughout the region. The perfect climate for 
producing award-winning premium wines, Paso Robles Wine Country is located in California between 
Los Angeles and San Francisco. Paso Robles Wine Country is home to more than 200 wineries, mostly 
comprised of boutique and small family-owned vineyards and wineries. Speaking of award wining 
wines from Paso Robles this past week I enjoyed the San Simeon 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon. And boy did 
I ever, this Paso Robles stand out is aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels leading to structured 
tannins** and provides texture and depth with a lengthy somewhat spicy finish. 

Winemaker Anthony Riboli tells me that this wine is one of his favorites when he is home with his family 
enjoying a dinner he went on to say "As a fourth generation winemaker, I really want every consumer to 
taste the quality and care that our family imparts into every bottle of San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon. 
From estate vineyards to artisan winemaking, we want the consumer to feel part of our family... to feel 
special." Thanks Anthony! With Labor Day fast approaching this reviewer would suggest some dark 
chocolate though on my tasting I enjoyed it with a Firm Cheddar Cheese.

Tannins…. A Dills Definition.. Tannin is the textural element that makes the wine taste dry, though I 
use the word often to describe how is feels on my tongue, thus dry, sandy, bitter etc…

Dills Score

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, 8 points for finish, and 
9 points for my overall impression, which includes my value rating.

Total Score 89 

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14 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024



 What is now the Sierra Madre Playhouse opened as 
the Wistaria movie theater 99-years ago in February 

 As a complement to the presentation of the World 
Premiere live stage musical The Right Is Ours (September 
8- October 8) about women gaining the right to 
vote, Sierra Madre Playhouse will present The Camera 
Is Ours, a silent film festival featuring films before and 
after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920).

 The films will be accompanied on the piano by the 
noted accompanist and film historian, Frederick Hodges. 
The films will be introduced by two leading experts 
on women in early Hollywood: Cari Beauchamp, author 
of the biography of Frances Marion, in her day the 
highest paid screenwriter in the business (Without Lying 
Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women 
of Early Hollywood), and Lara Gabrielle, author of the 
biography of Marion Davies (Captain of Her Soul: The 
Life of Marion Davies), a much better actress than as 
portrayed in Citizen Kane.


Here is the program (subject to change).



Noon: Daredevil Women Before the Vote. Lara Gabrielle 
will introduce hair-raising comedies and The Perils of 


The Perils of Pauline. Action/Adventure. Directed by 
Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie. Written by 
Charles W. Goddard, Basil Dickey, George B. Seitz, 
Bertram Millhauser. Based on the novel by Charles 
W. Goddard. From General Film Company, (Black-
and-white, 1914, USA, not rated) Starring Pearl White, 
Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Edward José, Francis Carlyle, 
Milton Berle. Young Pauline is left a lot of money 
when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary 
has been named as her guardian until she marries, 
at which time she will officially take possession 
of her inheritance. Meanwhile, her "guardian" and his 
confederates constantly come up with schemes to get 
rid of Pauline so that he can get his hands on the money 


3pm The Art of Accompaniment.

An illustrated talk by Frederick Hodges. Plus, Carl 
Beauchamp introduces the classic film It.


It. Comedy/Romance. Directed by Clarence Badger. 
Written by Elinor Glyn, Hope Loring, Louis D. Leighton, 
George Marion Jr. Produced by Badger and Glyn. 
From Paramount Pictures. (Black-and-white, 1927, 
USA, 72 minutes, not rated) Starring Clara Bow, Antonio 
Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner, Jacqueline 
Gladsdon, Elinor Glyn. Shopgirl Betty Lou has 
designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the 
department store where she works. Waltham, though, 
doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting 
Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his 
best friend, Monty, under the condition that they dine 
at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date that 
evening. Her plan works and in no time at all she and 
Waltham are contemplating marriage. The romance 
cools when a newspaper reporter (Gary Cooper, in an 
uncredited role) mistakenly writes a story depicting 
Betty Lou as an unwed mother.


 8 p.m. Why Be Good? Introduced by Lara Gabrielle, 
plus shorts and a newsreel.

 Why Be Good? Comedy/Drama. Directed by William 
A. Seiter. Written by Carey Wilson, Paul Perez. Produced 
by John McCormick. From Warner Bros. (Black-
and-white, 1929, USA, 84 minutes, not rated) Starring 
Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. 
Polis, Edward Martindel, Eddie Clayton. A young shopgirl 
is dance-mad, even winning prize cups in competitions. 
Circulating with lots of people gives her a dubious 
reputation, but we see it's unwarranted. The son of the 
owner of the department store she works in falls for her 
without realizing her status. At length, he puts her to a 
test to see just what kind of girl she is.


SUNDAY, August 27, 2023

2 p.m. Frederick Hodges in concert.

Plus, Sparrows, introduced by Lara Gabrielle, plus 
shorts and a newsreel.


Sparrows. Drama. Directed by William Beaudine. Written 
by Winifred Dunn, C. Gardner Sullivan, George 
Marion Jr. From United Artists. (Black-and-white, 
1926, USA, 109 minutes, not rated) Starring Mary 
Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von 
Seyffertitz, Charlotte Mineau, Spec O’Donnell. Evil 
Mr.Grimes keeps a ragtag bunch of orphans on his 
farm deep in a swamp in the American South. He forces 
them to work in his garden and treats them like slaves. 
They are watched over by the eldest, Molly. A gang in 
league with Mr. Grimes kidnaps Doris, the beautiful little 
daughter of a rich man, and hides her out on Grimes' 
farm, awaiting ransom. When the police close in and 
Mr. Grimes threatens to throw Doris into the bottomless 
mire, Molly must lead her little flock out through 
the alligator-infested swamp.


7p.m. Discussion: Women in Hollywood in the Silent Era.

Panelists: Lara Gabrielle, Carl Beauchamp, Frederick 
Hodges. Moderator: Sierra Madre playhouse’s resident 
film expert, Rich Procter.

Plus, Show People, introduced by Lara Gabrielle. Plus, 
shorts and a newsreel.


Show People. Comedy/Romance. Directed by King Vidor. 
Written by Agnes Christine Johnston, Lawrence 
Stallings, Ralph Spence. From MGM. (Black-and-white, 
1928, USA, 83 minutes, not rated). Starring Marion Davies, 
William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli, Tenen 
Holtz, Henry Gribbon. Colonel Pepper brings his 
daughter Peggy from Georgia to Hollywood to be an actress. 
There she meets Billy who gets her work at Comet 
Studio doing comedies with him. But Peggy is discovered 
by High Art Studio and she leaves Billy and Comet 
to work there. For her new image, she is now Patricia 
Pepoire and ignores Billy when he sees her on location. 
When she is not longer wanted by the little people who 
do not understand "ART", she plans to marry Andre to 
get a fake title. Billy will not let her go without a fight.


At Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, 
Sierra Madre, CA 91024. This is just east of Pasadena. 
Ample free parking is available in lots behind the 
Playhouse and across the street and on the street. Sierra 
Madre has many excellent restaurants, bars and stores.

Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online ticketing: http://

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