Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 31, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 7


Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 31, 2020 

10/30/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 10/16/2020)


 Total Cases 306,327 296,821 

Deaths 7056 6,974

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 2819 (2721) 129 (129)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 89 (87)2 (2)

City of Arcadia 57,754 595 (580)39 (39)

Uninc. - Arcadia7.981 101 (97)4 (4)

City of Bradbury 1,06919 (20)0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 626 (620)31 (31)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428 169 (169)4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 848 (832)42 (41)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88189 (88)0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 87 (85)3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 319 (313)26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 796 (778)18 (18)

La County Testing as of 10/30/20: 3,086,527 (2,991,042)

Positivity Rate (No. of persons positive out of total persons tested)

as 10/30/20: 9.8% Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%

L.A. County Sees Highest Number of New Cases Since Late-
August; Public Health Reports 19 New Deaths and 1,745 New
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 19 
new deaths and 1,745 new cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number of new cases 
reported since late-August not associated with backlog cases.

 To date, Public Health identified 305,070 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas 
of L.A. County and a total of 7,044 deaths. Upon further investigation, 44 cases and 15 
deaths reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

 There are 750 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 31% of these people 
are in the ICU. The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has remained stable for most 
of September and October.

 Schools have reopened for specialized services for students with high-needs, waiver programs 
for students in grades TK-2, childcare, and modified youth sports programs. They 
are required to follow school re-opening protocols for infection control, distancing, and 
cohorting to minimize COVID-19 spread. Additionally, Public Health has a dedicated 
team of specialists providing technical assistance and disease management to all schools 
that are re-opened or re-opening, and every school that re-opens receives a site visit from 
Public Health.

 Parents play a vital part in the shared responsibility to prevent COVID-19 spread in 
schools and communities. To date, nearly 30,000 COVID-19 cases have occurred in children 
under 18 years old in L.A. County. If a child’s school has reopened for one of the 
approved purposes, the decision to send a child back to school rests with each family. It 
is essential for families to follow the Department of Public Health’s safety guidance to 
reduce the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The necessary steps include:

 Keeping your child at home if she or he is sick and or has any symptoms of COVID-
19, or if your child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19; symptoms 
to look out for in your child are fever, new onset of cough, diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal 
pain, and new onset of severe headache;

 Instructing your child to always wear a mask while at school and when in public 
outside of your home;

 Developing good hand hygiene habits so that your child frequently washes their 
hands, particularly before eating and after toileting;

 Teaching your child to stay 6 feet apart from others who aren’t in your household.

There are also actions that parents can take to increase their child’s safety at school:

 Find out if your child’s school does a symptom screening daily before children and 
staff enter school; they should be requiring this step for the entire school community.

Ask your child about their experience at school regarding distance between students, 
mask-wearing, and hand washing.

Model the behaviors you wish to see your child demonstrate when they go to school; 
these behaviors include wearing a face covering when outside the home, physical distancing, 
and hand washing.

 Ask the school to share its safety protocols and other plans for how it will handle 
cases and exposure that might occur at the school and ask how the school will communicate 
with parents if that happens.

 Be part of school efforts that promote compliance with safety directives.

“To everyone who is facing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19, our hearts go 
out to all of you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The 
high numbers of daily cases are very concerning because, as we have seen in the past, 
increases in cases lead to increases in hospitalizations and deaths. These increases impede 
our ability to move forward with re-opening additional sectors and getting more children 
back to school. As individuals, we get to choose whether to party or help our economy recover; 
we get to choose whether to protect others from our respiratory droplets or infect 
others who may go on to need hospital care or even die. What we don't get to do, is sit on 
the sidelines. We have an awesome opportunity to slow the spread with every decision we 
make about how we interact with others."



Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), 
Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) announced that the Library of Congress will recognize 
the Armenian Genocide by amending the catalog entry which previously referred to the Armenian 

This decision from Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress was announced after bipartisan let-
ters to the Library and a formal request for a subject heading change initiated by the University of 
California-Los Angeles library. This change comes after both the House and Senate overwhelmingly 
passed legislation recognizing the facts of the Armenian Genocide in 2019. Dr. Hayden informed the 
Members in a phone call. 

“It is welcome news that the Library Congress, at our urging, will now use the historically accurate 
term ‘Armenian Genocide.’ This is one further step in overcoming the decades long campaign of denial 
that has silenced too many about the murder of 1.5 million Armenians,” said Rep. Schiff. “This recognition 
is particularly meaningful at a time when the genocide of a century ago seems all too immediate, 
as Azerbaijan and Turkey are committing atrocities right now in Artsakh.”

“I am glad that the Library of Congress has chosen to honor the Armenian Caucus’s request to change 
the subject heading to match the historical fact that the Ottoman Turks perpetrated a geno-cidal 
campaign in the early 20th century that systemically and ruthlessly targeted Armenians,” said Rep. 
Pallone. “This change establishes the categorization that the Armenian Genocide deserves to match 
the historical record and helps set an example for scholars worldwide. The Library’s change follows the 
important precedent set by Congress last year when both the House of Representatives and the Senate 
passed resolutions commemorating the Armenian Genocide.”

“I am glad to see the Library of Congress will finally recognize the Armenian Genocide for what it was; 
a genocide,” said Rep. Bilirakis. “For decades there has been a campaign of denial that si-lenced any 
attempt at recognizing the 1.5 million Armenian lives that were lost. While our work is not done, this 
is an incredible step as we work towards international recognition of the atrocities that were committed 
by Turkey only a century ago.”

“Last year I was proud to co-lead the historic House resolution to formally recognize the Armenian 
Genocide, along with the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Armenian Caucus,” Rep. Speier said. “As an 
institution founded on the principles of scholarship and learning, it is imperative that the Library not 
shy away from the truth. I am encouraged to see the Library correct its research headings to adhere to 
historical accuracy – and to properly acknowledge the murder of 1.5 million Armenians at the hand 
of the Ottoman Empire.”

“The use of the term ‘Armenian Genocide’ is necessary to paint an accurate picture of history and 
rightly honor the victims of this atrocity,” said Rep. Titus. “I am grateful that the Library of Congress 
will no longer conceal the truth about these horrific crimes. The Trump Administration should do the 

“This long-overdue correction by the Library of Congress – a principled, fact-based stand for the 
integrity of American institutions against malign foreign influence – comes at a particularly meaning-
ful moment for Americans of Armenian heritage,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the 
ANCA. “We see today the painful, real-world results of American leaders having allowed Turkey to 
bully our country into a century of silence on the Armenian Genocide. As Ankara and Baku openly 
seek to complete the destruction of the Armenian homeland with the ongoing brutal onslaught on 
Artsakh and Armenia – our government remains all too fearful of truth-telling to Erdogan and Aliyev. 
That has to end.”

“We commend the bipartisan and bicameral effort to effectuate this change following the historic and 
overwhelming passage of the Armenian Genocide resolutions in the House and Senate last year. The 
decision by the Library of Congress represents another blow to decades-old and well-financed Turkish 
campaign to deny the Armenian Genocide and whitewash America’s proud record of humanitarian 
intervention to save countless lives,” said Armenian Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. 
“Sadly, we are witness to another attempted genocide today by Turkey and Azer-baijan in their relentless 
attacks against the Armenian people.”


COVID-19 UPDATE 10/30/2020



The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area is doing its part to help voters safely navigate 
voting with a Voter Hotline, 626-798-0965. Everyday from 2-7 pm volunteers from the 
League will answer questions about voting by mail, drop-box locations, polling information 
and much more. The hotline will remain open until 9 pm on election day. 

Volunteers have been fielding questions such as:

• Am I registered?

• I haven’t received my Vote by Mail ballot, what do I do?

• What do I need to include in my Vote by Mail ballot?

• How do I track my ballot?

• Where is my local Official Ballot Drop Box?

• If voting in person, what should I expect at my Vote Center?

• How ill I know if my ballot is counted?

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Our trend reviewing California blends continues on for one more week as we go value hunting through 
the supermarket wine aisle. A blend is usually a combination of up to eight different grapes, most 
popular grape being cabernet followed by merlot and zinfandel. Add a petite sirah and you have a red 
blend. Much like the cabernet grape , the cargnane (pronounced “CAR-in-yan”, grape is also high in 
tannins, and also a very popular grape to be assembled with other grapes to make a blend. All that said, 
let me introduce you to the 2010 Mysterium from the 
Trinitas Cellars in Mendocino. My initial opinion was 
that the fruit might be too young, but how could that be 
for a four-year-old bottle of wine? My reservations were 
quickly extinguished as this dark (almost black) wine is 
very well balanced with rich and supple tannins. The 
cargnane grape, though not as well known as the cabernet, 
offers the perfect grape for blending. I will be on 
the lookout for other wines using this grape from the 
northern California wine region. It’s not a wine I would 
pick for a glass at the bar, but with a food pair-ing, consider 
lasagna, Indian food, or even gumbo!

Winemaker Notes:

 The grapes are harvested, and then each varietal is separately fermented and barrel-aged for 18 months. 
Doing this develops more complexity in each varietal and also allows for the very best blend to be assembled. 
The blend for the 2010 vintage is made up of carignane (53%), zinfandel (33%), petite sirah 
(7%), mataro (5%), black malvasia (1%), and alicante bouschet (1%). Buy it at Vons

Dills Score: 89

Closure: Corked

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

 Join me this Sunday at 8 AM for Dining w/Dills FM 105

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