Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 3, 2021 


Starting today, Thursday, April 1, residents 50 through 64 years old are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. 
Additionally, on April 15, vaccines become available to any resident in Los Angeles County 
who is 16 and older. 

Currently, there are not yet enough doses to vaccinate everyone that is eligible, so we continue to 
ask for patience until supply increases. The County has prepared for increased allocations and 
expanded eligibility and is working on expanding collective capacity to be able to administer 1 million 
doses a week by the end of April. Public Health remains laser-focused on ensuring an equitable 
distribution of vaccines and ensuring 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 www.VacunateLosAngeles.
com (Spanish). Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers 
regardless of immigration status. 


By Joan Schmidt 

Everyone remembers the beautiful California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinosa and almost winning 
the Triple Crown. However, it was very exciting when Victor rode Chrome in the “Dubai World Cup” in the 
United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) in 2016. Chrome won an exciting/interesting race with many trainers and 
spectators in traditional Arabic attire. I loved it! The next year, Mike Smith won the Dubai World Cup on 

A little background about the Dubai races: Thoroughbred horse racing has been held annualy since 
1996 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, UAE. The “World Cup” is the 9th final race; its course is 2000 meters, 
about 10 furlongs). The first winner was USA’s Cigar (Memorial Plaque at Bill Motts’ barn, Belmont Park)
Recent winners: 2008: R. Albarado on Curlin, (T (Trainer): S. Asmussen); 2009:A. Gryder on Well Armed, (T: 

E. Hardy); 2010: T. Pereira on Gloria de Campeco; 2013: J. Rosario on Animal Kingdom . 
This year’s Dubai Results: Race 1, Dubai Kajaya Classic: L. Mendizal, Deryan, (T: D. Ghillemin); Race 2,
Godolphin Mile: T. O’Shea, Secret Ambition (T: S. Seemar); Race 3, Dubai Gold Cup: J. Fanning, Subjectivist 

(T:M. Johnston); Race 4, Al Quoz Sprint: R. Moore, Extravagant Kid (T: B. Walsh); Race 5, UAE Derby: W. 
Buick, Rebel’s Romance (T: C. Appleby); Race 6, Dubai Golden Shaheen: A. Fersu. Zenden (T: C. David); Race 
7, Dubai Turf: F. Dettori: Lord North (T: J. Gosden); Race 8, Dubai Sheema Classic: D. Egan, Mishriff (T. J. 
Gosden); Race 9, Dubai World Cup: L. Saez, Mystic Guide (T: M.Stidham).
Besides the Dubai Races, there was the $ 750,000 Florida Derby with 100 qualifying votes for the 
Kentucky Derby! Known Agenda ridden by Irad Ortiz (T: T. Pletcher) won over Soup N Sandwich and heavilyfavored Greatest Honor, ridden by Irad’s brother Jose. (Greatest Honor ran into traffic getting out of the gate.)

At Turfway Park, Kentucky, we were thrilled to see Drayden Van Dyke win the Jeff Ruby Stakes on 
Like a King (T: W. Ward). (Jamie Newell Photo)

Congrats to Trainer Richard Baltas, jockey Umberto Rispoli and Going to Vegas, great Santa Anita 
Stakes win; and trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Edwin Maldonado and Ax Man, awesome Santana Mile Stakes. 
(Benoit Photos.)

This year’s Kentucky Derby will be launched April 30-May 1. It’s the first leg of the Triple Crown. A 
future column will elaborate on getting into the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown winners! 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


I’ve written right here many times about wines and their status of 
trend and popularity. One spring the popular wine is a merlot and 
the next it’s back to chardonnay. Is there a Sideways movie sequel 
on the horizon? 

I called my friend Anthony Riboli , Anthony is a fourth generation 
winemaker with San Antonio Winery, LA’s oldest active winery 
and producer of some fine wines including a Pinot Noir straight 
from the highlands of Santa Lucia near Monterey. The wine falls under the label of San Simeon. I took a tour 
with Anthony just last week and he showed me the French Oak barrels that his Pinot Noir juice is stored for 
at least 10 months in. Anthony tells me that “Monterey is great for Pinot Noir due to its cool climate, which 
is highly influenced by fog and wind from the Monterey Bay. These weather conditions allow optimal fruit 
maturation and concentration of flavors, such as black cherry and raspberry. “ 

Lucky enough for me the Down Town Winery has a tasting area. I enjoyed the fruit driven flavors that Anthony 
spoke about plus light tannins that the oak ageing produced for this Pinot. 
Pinot Noir is one of the most resilient grapes, I can see why it’s popularity is skyrocketing. This reasonably 
priced Pinot Noir will be the perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or weekend pasta meal with family and 
friends, Anthony says since the wine is versatile it is ready to open, drink and enjoy. Take your own tour call 
ahead (323) 223-1401 the bonus is that you don’t have to drive too far for real wine tasting. 

Dills Score 90 
Alcohol 14.9 

Each week I will give you my Dills Score. I have added points for value. I’m starting with a base of 50 points; Iadded 8 points for color, 8 points for aroma or “nose”, 8 points for taste, 8 points for finish, and 8 points for my 
overall impression, which includes my value rating.
Tune into Dining w/ Dills Sunday 5 PM on KLAA AM RadioEmail Peter at and follow me on Twitter @KINGOFCUISINE 





Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State's 
Blueprint for a Safer Economy. 
A revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will go into effect on Monday, April 
5 at 12:01 a.m. to reflect newly permitted activities. This allows the County to follow the 
state guidelines and wait until three weeks are completed in the red tier to be sure that 
case numbers do not rise this third week since the County’s earlier re-openings. The 
Health Officer Order and modified directives for businesses will be posted today, with 
an effective date of April 5. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health teams will 
be available this week and through the weekend to provide information about upcoming 
changes, allowing establishments to be prepared for full compliance with the required 
safety modifications. 

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 


LA COUNTY CASES: 1,220,849 DEATHS: 23,235 


Altadena 43,260 3,270 69 
Arcadia 57,754 2,656 128 
Bradbury 1,069 35 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,287 92 
Monrovia 38,800 3,124 74 
Pasadena 141,371 11,144 335 
Sierra Madre 10,989 458 13 


On March 10, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health published a modified 
Health Officer Order to reflect changes for individuals who are fully vaccinated to align 
with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new guidelines and interim 
public health recommenda-tions.
The guidance provides that fully vaccinated individuals may resume certain activities, 
such as gathering with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or 
physical distancing; visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low 
risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing; 
and refraining from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic. 
The Department of Public Health recommends that fully vaccinated people should continue 

• Take steps to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 
feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. These precautions 
should be taken whenever they are:
• In public 
• Gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household 
• Visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk for severe COVID-
19 disease or who lives with a person at increased risk.
• Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
• Watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if after contact with someone 
who is sick. If they have symptoms of COVID-19, they should get tested and stay home 
and away from others. 
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