Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 24, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 7

Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 24, 2021 


By Joan Schmidt 

My husband Bob and I FINALLY made it to Santa Anita Park, recently opened to the Public. You MUST 
purchase tickets BEFORE going to the Park. There are several options. Visit and click on 
a link to purchase tickets.

It was a great reunion seeing so many since over a year ago, including Tom Quigley, Handicapper; 
Kimberly Rispoli with their precious son, (Image of his Daddy); and many jockeys-especially Jessica Pyfer, 
who placed in THREE races. She’s worked horses for her trainer stepdad, Phil D’Amato/others, earned a college 
degree and was an Intern for Supervisor Kathryn Barger! But racing has always been in her blood. Jess has 
excelled as an apprentice and we were so happy to finally see her race! (Sunday Jess won on Uncle Addouna and 
Rakassah!) Also newest apprentice Emily Ellingwood won on Question Authority on Saturday.

Victor Espinosa is back and won both races on Achilleus and Cece! Victor is such an AWESOME human 
being. His 90 year old mom Gloria fractured her back at home in Mexico and needed his help: hospitalized for 
three weeks, confided to a wheelchair and undergoing daily therapy. Victor was there from day 1-that’s why he 
hadn’t been racing. Now Mom’s returned home, and his sister can provide care, so Victor is back at Santa Anita.

Saturday had two Stakes Races. Umberto Rispoli won the Mizdirection Stakes on Constantia. (John 
Sadler, trainer) Umberto will be on Rock Your World (John Sadler, Trainer) in the Kentucky Derby in two 
weeks! CONGRATS, Umberto!

Mike Smith led Royal Ship (Richard Mandella, Trainer) to win the California Stakes. Congrats to Mike: 
so talented, but humble and always gracious to fans.

Sunday, Flavien Pratt won Tokyo City Cup Stakes on Tizamagician (Richard Madella) and Kona Gold 
Stakes on Cezanne (Baffert). Apprentice Alexis Centeno placed on Brickyard Ride. Congrats also to winners: 
Edwin Maldonado (Mucho Del Oro), Geovanni Franco (Tiz Wonderfully), and Kent Desormeaux (Sweetest 

The Kentucky Derby is first Saturday in May: CA connections include Joel Rosario on O’Neill’s Hot Rod 
Charlie; Drayden Van Dyke: Like the King (W. Ward), Umberto: Rock Your World (J. Sadler); John Velazquez on 
Medina Spirit (Baffert), Joe Talamo on Midnight Bourbon (S. Asmussen); and Rafael Bejarano on Hidden Stash.
( V, Oliver) Baffert’s Concert Tour will bypass the Kentucky Derby and do the Preakness. Good luck to all!
That’s all the News! Hope to see you at the Great Race Place 


(StatePoint) By now, you’ve heard about 5G or 
might have access to it on your smartphone, but 
do you know what it is, how it works or what it 
can do for you? 

5G is the next generation of wireless technology, 
building on its predecessors 2G, 3G and 4G, and 
is available on today’s smartphones to make and 
receive calls, run applications and send and receive 

This fifth-generation technology is a massive leap 
into what is possible in wireless. 5G is expected 
to deliver faster speeds and enhanced connectivity, 
giving businesses and consumers alike the potential 
to develop and experience new, innovative 

Here are five things you may not know about 5G: 

1. 5G improves overall wireless coverage: 5G can 
deliver better, more efficient coverage in both 
breadth and depth. Depending on where it’s deployed 
by wireless operators, it can reach cities 
and towns that were previously lacking wireless 
access. Providers like T-Mobile are committed 
to providing 5G access to rural America, and already 
cover more than 287 million people across 
more than 1.6 million square miles. 
2. Different types of 5G can support where you 
live: Providers deploy different levels of wireless 
spectrum – low, mid and high – with the ability 
to provide coverage and capacity whether you live 
in the city, the suburbs or a rural community. For 
5G, low-band spectrum provides far-reaching 
coverage outside, and reaches indoors with speeds 
that are slightly better than LTE; mid-band pro-
TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


If you have been following my articles here in the 
hometown newspaper The Mountain View News 
you know that I love a good burger, and recently I 
have fallen in love with Slater’s 50/50 (sorry Island’s 

- I have been cheating on you, but I do miss you). 
Last week I persuaded food blogger Howard Meyers 
to meet me at Slater’s. I have been there four times 
and as far as my success, they were batting a big 
1000.00 percent with me as I have enjoyed sitting at 
the bar and watching the game, sampling what brew 
I wanted and talking to the Cicerones (fancy name 
for a bartender who knows his beer). 

On this day we sat (Safely) in the main room, and while our server was full of energy things just didn’t 
seem in the groove. A few apologies are okay, but once he engaged us in the 7th inning of our meal he 
wouldn’t stop. 

I was a little disappointed with my burger, and maybe I had built up my blogger friend's expectations 
too high, but he kind of shrugged his shoulders after the meal and said it was just okay. 

So I am now officially 4-for-5 at Slaters 50/50, a sweet batting average of .800, my Angel/Dodgers Fans, 
and with both the Angels and Dodgers playing Plus-.500 baseball I’ll take .800 anytime, I’ll be back !! 

Save these dates: 
Sundays… The Dills report is back on the air AM 830 KLAA AKA The Angels station

 Next Week my Cinco de Drinko Margarita round up 2021 Edition !! 

vides blanket coverage across large areas with fast 
speeds, making it the “goldilocks” of spectrum; 
and, high-band – typically available in select urban 
areas – provides super-fast speeds over short 
distances, but needs line of sight to the device and 
doesn’t pass through physical obstructions. 

3. 5G will create “smarter cities”: From monitoring 
pollution or traffic levels to optimizing energy 
use or self-driving transportation, 5G can enable 
applications that urban cities and small towns 
alike can use to live smarter. 
4. 5G unlocks technology developments for industry: 
With 5G connectivity, and new applications 
to support certain industries, businesses 
and industries can evolve to meet the needs of a 
connected world. Imagine farmers utilizing sensors 
and drones to enhance the agriculture community, 
or businesses using real-time language 
translation, or even enhanced location services to 
improve first responder times to save lives. 
5. Virtual and augmented reality or holographic 
scenarios: 5G gives us the ability to transform 
where and how we experience our lives. Imagine 
having virtual reality access to live concerts and 
sports games, using holographic telepresence to 
be a part of your family’s birthday party in another 
state, or having real-time driving data like 
traffic or road conditions displayed on your car’s 
windshield as you drive. 
The possibilities with 5G are endless and will offer 
individuals and businesses the ability to do and 
experience the world around them in ways they 
couldn’t before. 

From 5G-enabled smartphones to the latest connected 
devices, check with your wireless provider 
to see how you can get the most out of 5G technology 
where you live. 


 Public Health will launch an Interactive Vaccine Tracker later today that allows users to 
quickly view areas with high and low vaccination rates and interactive graphs of daily and 
cumulative vaccination numbers. It will also allow the user to better understand inequities 
over time and across the county. This is one of the first trackers in in the country with 
county-level data, and can be viewed at:

 After a thorough safety review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they determined that the pause in the use 
of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine can be lifted and that use of the vaccine should 
resume. Vaccine providers in L.A. County with doses of the Janssen vaccine can resume 
administration of the vaccine tomorrow, provided they distribute the updated Janssen fact 
sheets to any recipients of the vaccine. Public Health will be posting updated safety information 
about the Janssen vaccine shortly.

 "Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone mourning a loved one lost to COVID-19," 
said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "Vaccination appointments 
are available at many sites, and it is important for people ages 16 and older to get 
vaccinated as soon as they can. Since vaccine eligibility recently expanded to include teens 
16 and 17, over 47,000 L.A. County teens 16 and 17 years old have been vaccinated, almost 
19% of that population. This is a great start, and we are hopeful that over the coming weeks, 
increased collaboration with schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers will steadily 
increase that number."

 More than 6,600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people across 
Los Angeles County. Of these, 4,254,160 were first doses, including 274,212 doses of the 
Johnson & Johnson vaccine before the pause in use last week, and 2,387,785 were second 

 Next week, Public Health is expecting to receive approximately 296,000 vaccine doses; an 
18% decrease from this week. Approximately 51% of next week’s vaccine supply will be for 
first doses and 49% will be for second doses. Of the 296,000 doses of vaccine the County 
expects to receive next week, 75% of doses will go to sites located in the most vulnerable 

 As of April 20, 75% of L.A. County residents 65 and older have received at least one dose 
and 60% of residents 65 and older have been fully vaccinated. Overall, 48% of L.A. County 
residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine and 30% have been fully 

 While there is good progress in increasing vaccination rates across the County, the County 
continues to see large geographic disparities. Many west-side communities have vaccination 
rates of 90% and other affluent areas have rates above 80%, while a significant number 
of the lower income communities have rates that fall below 50%. Rates remain lowest in 
south Los Angeles, east Los Angeles, east San Fernando Valley, the Antelope Valley, and 
pockets of the San Gabriel Valley and the Harbor Gateway region of Los Angeles.

 Public Health continues to deploy mobile vaccination teams to get shots in arms in hard-
hit communities. There are 111 mobile sites scheduled next week at various locations 
including at faith-based organizations, senior housing, food and agriculture sites, metro 
stations and at other community-based organizations. These mobile sites are critical to 
County efforts to distribute the vaccines equitably and vaccinate people in hard hit communities 
with either lower vaccination rates or lack of access.

 Public Health is offering walk-in registration spots at County-run mass vaccination sites 
through Monday, April 26 while supply lasts. Anyone 16 and older living or working in LA 
County can get vaccinated. You will need to bring a photo ID with you and teens 16 and 17 
should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration for COVID-19 appointments 
will be completed on-site.

 Visit: (English) and (Spanish)(
Spanish) to learn how to make an appointment at vaccination sites, what verifications 
people will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more. 

If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833540-
0473 for help finding an appointment. There may be an extended wait time to speak 
with an operator for help making an appointment during high demand times. Vaccinations 
are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

 Public Health will host a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines on Tuesday, April 
27, at 6:00 p.m. Join the town hall to learn more and hear updates. The town hall will be 
streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube @lapublichealth. For more information 
and to submit a question, visit: 

County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap 
to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, 
your family and your community are on the Public Health website, , www.publichealth. 


Cases: 1,230,786 
Deaths: 23,759 


Altadena 43,260 3,296 73 
Arcadia 57,754 2,692 133 
Bradbury 1,069 36 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,303 97 
Monrovia 38,800 3,162 76 
Pasadena 141,371 11,204 340 
Sierra Madre 10,989 464 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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