Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 27, 2021

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After a year of virtual attractions occasioned 
by the pandemic, Sierra Madre Play-house 
is gearing up to resume productions of live, fully 
mounted shows. The first of these offerings will 
be the classic musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie 
Brown, which the Play-house is co-presenting 
with the City of Sierra Madre in an outdoor, socially 
distanced presentation in Sierra Madre 
Memorial Park, which is located at 222 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The show 
will open July 30 and run through August 29, 
2021. Performances will be Fridays through Sundays 
at a family-friendly 7:00 p.m.

 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is based 
on the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles 

M. Schulz. Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts 
gang explore life’s great ques-tions as they play 
baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, 
swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy 
of friendship. 
Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. 
Additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lip-pa. 
Additional dialogue by Michael Mayer. Produced 
and directed by Christian Lebano. As-sociate 
producer: Gary Lamb. Musical director: Sean 
Paxton. Choreography: Palmer Davis. Presented 
by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf 
of Tams-Witmark LLC.

 All Covid protocols in effect at the time of 
opening will be followed. Seating will be in socially 
distanced circles, six feet apart, to accom

modate parties of two, four, or six. This will primarily be lawn seating (please bring your own blankets), but there 
will also be cir-cles designated for people who bring chairs.

 Circles will go on sale starting May 3. Circles can be purchased at or by 
calling (626) 355-4318.

 "This will be a joyous way to return to producing theater," says Sierra Madre Play-house’s Producing Artistic 
Director Christian Lebano. "A wonderful, funny, heartwarming show which will allow families to enjoy live 
theater again. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our reopening than with this show. I am so grateful to the 
partnership that the City of Sierra Madre is providing us. I have always wanted to produce in Memorial Park - and 
now, because of COVID we'll finally get to. I hope that this will become a yearly tradi-tion."

 Sierra Madre Playhouse’s season for Fall 2021, to be produced at the historic Playhouse, will be announced in 


Join us this Sunday, March 28 at 5 pm PDT, for the real-
time premiere of our recording of "The Most Dangerous 
Game" by Richard Connell. 

"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, 
adapted and directed by Gary Lamb and star-ring Gary 
Lamb, Bill Mendieta, Saige Spinney, and Matthew Williamson 
makes its debut via real-time premiere on 
Sunday, March 28, at 5 pm PDT on Sierra Madre Play-
house's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels! 
(Learn more about the director and cast on our Facebook 
or Instagram!) 

You Tube: 


A big-game hunter from New York City falls off a yacht 


and swims to what seems to be an abandoned and isolated 
island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by 


a Russian aristocrat. This short story from 1924 was 
inspired by the big-game hunting safaris in Africa 
and South America that were particularly fashionable 

SMP's Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud Series 

among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. "The Most 

presents a full-cast, audio-only short story offering via 

Dangerous Game" is much more than a hunting story 
-- the suspense keeps building until the very end. 

real-time premiere every 4th Sunday of the month. This 
short story offering, as well as all our other Off the Shelf 
offerings, are available online permanently after their 

Join us for the real-time premiere on any of these platforms! 
Click the icons below to directly join us Sunday 

real-time premieres. New release every month! 
at 5 pm PDT. 


Reader Dottie C. got to me just in time. She asked for a couple of 
suggestions on wine pairings for her annual Easter Baked Ham. You 
see Dottie tells me that she is a traditionalist and family has been 
coming over to her family’s home for almost thirty years. While everyone one loves her cooking skills she asked 
for a couple of suggestions on the wine part and possibly a beer for her new son-in-law. 

A baked ham that has been glazed and has brown sugar is a tricky matter but I have two suggestions right away. 
Well three stay clear off a bold cabernet, the sugars will collide and make the cab just too citric. I suggested a blend 
and one of my all time favorites is Prisoner 20XX Blend. 

The reason for this Napa gem, is it not only will go great with the ham, it also will match your sides of yams, rice 
pudding and string beans. Sounds like a great menu. What time is the party? The wine has a deep ruby red color 
and aromas of black cherry and plum. The first taste was powerful, and if you have been following my columns, 
you know I don’t swirl -- I go for a complete taste. There’s no need to let this blend sit; it was ready to enjoy right 
after opening with your Easter Brunch. 

This is an absolute favorite of mine, one the best blends that I have tasted at any price. Available at finer liquor 
stores and wine departments. Sale price around $43 

Less money and a phenomenal value is the Maddalena Pinot Grigio, just like my previous comments, the Pinot 
Grigio is an ideal partner for your entrée. This Paso Robles award winner is perfect for your guests that want 
something cool and crisp. Your guests that might be the “occasional”, social drinker will think you spent double 
the amount. Available at VONS. Wine Enthuisist 90 Points and I agree. 

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 To date, Public Health identified 1,217,034 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas 
of L.A. County and a total of 23,055 deaths. 

There are 692 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 26% of these people 
are in the ICU. This is the first time daily hospitalizations dropped under 700 since October 
of last year. 

Nearly 3,800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people across 
Los Angeles County. Of those vaccinated, 1,232,348 people received second doses and 
67,016 people received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Next week, Public Health is expecting to receive 340,000 vaccine doses; a 21% increase 
over the doses received this week. This allocation includes approximately 14,000 doses 
of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Of the 340,000 doses we expect to receive next week, 
65% will go to vaccine providers located in vulnerable and hard-hit communities across 
the county, specifically those communities in the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places 
Index and communities with high COVID-19 case rates. With more than 500 sites offering 
vaccination services across the county, we continue to move the needle in our 
vaccination coverage efforts, with a strong focus on hard-hit communities. 

As of March 20, 65.1% of L.A. County residents 65 and older received at least one dose 
of the vaccine and 42.4% received both doses. Mobile vaccine teams are deploying to 
hard hit communities, with a priority of vaccinating residents 65 and older. More than 
80 mobile vaccination teams were scheduled to administer vaccinations this week at 
senior housing sites, senior centers, faith-based organizations and community-based 
organizations. In the coming weeks, an additional 150 mobile vaccination sites are 
scheduled throughout our county. 

Vaccine eligibility categories were expanded to include gardeners and landscapers, 
housekeepers and private child caretakers working at least 20 hours per week, and flight 
crews that live or are based in Los Angeles County. Persons in these occupations are now 
eligible for vaccine and can now register for a vaccination appointment. 

The State announced starting April 1, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to individuals 
age 50 and older, and starting April 15, for individuals age 16 and older. The 
County hopes the expansion of eligibility includes increased doses of vaccine coming 
into L.A. County. Public Health greatly looks forward to this expansion, however the 
success will be dependent on receiving a substantial increase in vaccine supplies. 

“We send our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-
19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "The more 
people that are vaccinated, the closer we are to ending the horrific death toll associated 
with the pandemic. We know the virus does not respect borders and we remain quite 
concerned with reports of rising cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in a growing 
number of states. If we are able to hold the line here and prevent another wave of 
infections, we will soon be able to realize the profound benefits of our mass vaccination 
efforts in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. As vaccination eligibility 
expands, we remain laser-focused on ensuring an equitable distribution of vaccines." 

Testing results are available for more 6,052,000 individuals with 19% of people testing 
positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 1.4%. 

L.A. County is working to ensure that eligible residents and workers in hard hit communities 
have increased access to vaccines. For information about who is eligible for 
COVID-19 vaccine in L.A. County, how to make an appointment if it is your turn, what 
verifications you will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more, 
visit: (English) and 
(Spanish). Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless 
of immigration status. 

Altadena 43,260 3,249 67 
Arcadia 57,754 2,642 127 
Bradbury 1,069 35 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,282 93 
Monrovia 38,800 3,114 72 
Pasadena 141,371 11,113 335 
Sierra Madre 10,989 455 13 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 
Youth Advisory Council is a newly formed group of 
youth brought together to increase youth involvement 
within the Department. 
Through the Public Health Youth Advisory Council, 
• Work directly with DPH staff at a public health 
center, serving as local DPH youth am-bassadors and 
gaining hands-on community-level work experience. 
• Develop leadership and advocacy skills through 
monthly Youth Advisory Council meet-ings focused 
strengthening youth voice, and personal and group 
• Learn about the various public health issues impacting 
Los Angeles County residents and on how the 
Department works to address them.
• Advise and make appropriate recommendations 
regarding health issues of special inter-est to youth within 
Los Angeles County, and help guide the work of the 
Department of Public Health.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 2, 2021. 

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