Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 28, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 28, 2023 



I Love Pizza ! A few weeks ago I reviewed Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock and I love Domenico’s too, here are 
some real deal pizza facts. 

As America celebrated National Pizza Month this October, I am writing to suggest a story about a survey 
conducted by TOP Data of America’s love for Pizza. This hot, cheesy dish comes in all sizes, and 
flavors, and has become America’s second favorite food after burgers. But Americans have very strong 
opinions about their favorite Pizza.

So far this year, Pizza Hut is winning amongst popular pizza chains followed by Papa John’s and 

Here is a full ranking of America’s Favorite Pizza Brands: 2022-2023

 #1: Pizza Hut (31%)

 #2: Papa John’s (22%)

 #3: Domino’s (17%)

 #4: Papa Murphy’s (10%)

 #5: Little Caesar’s (8%)

 #6: Sbarro (3%)

 #7: Cici’s Pizza (2.8%)

 #8: California Pizza Kitchen (2.8%)

 #9: Round Table (2.6%)

 #10: Chuck E. Cheese’s (1%)

Also, consider these interesting facts about Pizza:

• Pizza ranks the #2 most popular fast food in America behind burgers. (43% of Americans rank 

 pizza as their favorite.)

• 3% of Americans would rather eat pizza than have a boyfriend or girlfriend. 

• 18% of Americans claim that Pizza is their favorite dish.

• 2% don't like eating Pizza

Let me know if you have any questions and or your favorites. Email me at

 Opening today, the Huntington Library 
Art Museum and Botanical Gardens 
offers visitors a unique opportunity to see 
a restored residential compound from 
18th-century rural Japan. The Japanese 
Heritage Shoya House, a 3,000-square-
foot residence built around 1700, served 
as the center of village life in Marugame, 
Japan. The compound has been 
reconstructed on a 2-acre site, which 
includes a newly constructed gatehouse 
and courtyard based on the original 
structures, as well as a small garden with 
a pond, an irrigation canal, agricultural 
plots, and other landscape elements 
that closely resemble the compound’s 
original setting. Visitors will be able to 
walk through a portion of the house 
and see how inhabitants lived their daily 
lives within the thoughtfully designed 
and meticulously crafted 320-year-old 

 Los Angeles residents Yohko and Akira 
Yokoi offered their historic family home 
to The Huntington in 2016. Huntington 
representatives made numerous visits 
to the structure in Marugame and 
participated in study sessions with 
architects in Japan before developing 
a strategy for moving the house and 
reconstructing it at The Huntington. 
Since 2019, artisans from Japan have 
been working alongside local architects, 
engineers, and construction workers to 
assemble the structures and re-create the 
traditional wood and stonework features, 
as well as the roof tiles and plaster work, 
prioritizing the traditions of Japanese 
carpentry, artisanship, and sensitivity to 

 “The new Japanese Heritage Shoya 
House will offer a glimpse into rural 
Japanese life some 300 years ago and 
provide insights into that culture and 
its sustainability practices,” Huntington 
President Karen R. Lawrence said. “We 
are very grateful to the Yokoi family for 
giving The Huntington the opportunity to 
tell this important story as an immersive 
experience for visitors.”

 The historic house was the residence 
for successive generations of the Yokoi 
family, who served as the shoya, or village 
leaders, of a small farming community 
near Marugame, a city in Kagawa 
prefecture, Japan. Chosen by the feudal 
lord, a shoya acted as an intermediary 
between the government and the 
farmers. His duties included storing the 
village’s rice yield, collecting taxes, and 
maintaining census records, as well as 
settling disputes and enforcing the law. 
He also ensured that the lands remained 
productive by preserving seeds and 
organizing the planting and harvesting. 
The residence functioned as the local 
town hall and village square.

 Sustainability is a major theme of 
the interpretive scheme. “We aim 
to present a working model of Edo 
period permaculture and regenerative 
agriculture,” said Robert Hori, the 
gardens cultural curator and programs 
director at The Huntington. “It represents 
real-life circumstances. An authentically 
constructed Japanese house using 
natural materials, combined with careful 
attention to agricultural practices, will 
demonstrate how a community became 
self-sufficient. We will show how 
emphasis was placed on reducing waste 
and repairing items so they could be 
reused or repurposed. Visitors will see 
how this 18th-century Japanese village 
maintained a symbiotic relationship 
between humans and the surrounding 

 The Shoya House will be open from 
noon to 4 p.m. The Huntington Library 
is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San 
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ALL THINGS By Jeff Brown

“James Low is known for his teachings on non-duality and Buddhism.These

quotes reflect his teachings, emphasizing the direct experience of the natural state 
and the interconnectedness of all things.

"Non-duality is not about a doctrine or a philosophy, but about the direct experience 
of the natural state."

"Awareness is not something we have to achieve. It is the ground of our being."

"When we understand the nature of mind, we understand the nature of the 

"The nature of mind is empty, clear, and radiant, like the sky."

"Non-duality is recognizing that subject and object are not separate entities; they 
are interdependent."

"Our concepts and beliefs are like clouds in the vast expanse of the sky of awareness."

"Freedom is not about gaining something new but recognizing the natural state 
that has always been present."

"In non-duality, we let go of the illusion of a separate self and realize our interconnectedness 
with all of existence."

"The mind is like a mirror, reflecting everything without attachment or aversion."

"Non-duality is not something to be acquired; it is the recognition of what is already 

“The difficulties or pains or resentments that get built up when people live or work 
together, the assumptions you make about other people and how things should be 
done are like old food in the pot.

Each morning, when you meet each other, let it be like new fresh food! So don’t put 
new arisings into your dirty pot of yesterday’s food.” 12% WorldwideReal Estate Cooked to Perfection!
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