Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 22, 2021 


—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unani-mously approved a motion by Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger and coauthored by Su-pervisor Holly Mitchell that will allow the Department of Mental 
Health to accept a $2.9 million grant from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority 
(CHFFA) to develop 12 Crisis Stabilization Unit beds for children at the Olive View-UCLA Medical 
Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Child and Family Wellbeing Center. Each site will have six 
beds and will offer services to children ages three to 12 who are experiencing a mental health crisis 
or distress. 

“I am grateful to our partners at the State for their support of these critical men-tal health services 
for children in Los Angeles County,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “Vulnerable children and their 
families deserve quality care and accessi-ble services to meet their needs, especially when they are experiencing 
a crisis. The stabilization beds created by this grant at the Olive View-UCLA Mental Health 
Urgent Care Center will help provide these important resources.” 

The Crisis Stabilization Unit beds funded by this grant will be housed within the County’s current 
Restorative Care Villages sites, which will offer the County’s residents a full continuum of physical and 
behavioral health care in one location. 

“These dollars will help us provide the full range of health and mental health services for vulnerable 
children of all ages at the MLK campus in the Child & Family Wellbeing Center,” shared Supervisor 
Holly J. Mitchell. “In a recent two year period in our County, our psychiatric mobile response teams 
responded to 5,000 crisis calls for children under the age of 12. Psychiatric crises are frighten-ing for 
our children and their caregivers. The MLK and Olive View crisis stabili-zation units will help us 
lower the number of children needing psychiatric hospi-talization and allow for them and their families 
to get the care they need in a more comforting and therapeutic environment.” 
The two programs will offer 24/7 mental health assessment and crisis stabiliza-tion, therapeutic and 
mental health services, case management, family/caregiver support and education, and referrals to 
community-based services to meet the ongoing needs of children and their families. 
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health expects the two new pro-grams will serve an 
additional 4,380 children annually. Currently, the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Restorative Care 
Village is in the final stages of com-pletion, which will include 80 beds, a new mental health urgent 
care center and a mental health wellness center. 


Victims and Los Angeles residents are fighting for justice and the safety of 
their communities 

Los Angeles County will align with the State's June 15 plans that ease 
many capacity limits and distancing requirements and adopt CDC's 
masking guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. People 
who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to wear masks in most situations. 
There are specific requirements for large capacity indoor events. The 
County will also follow the State on lifting current travel restrictions on 
June 15 to align with CDC travel recommendations. 

Current County reopening protocols will be amended or retired on June 
15 to reflect these changes. 

"To everyone mourning the loss of a loved one, you remain in our thoughts 
and our prayers,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public 
Health. "I, like everyone in California, look forward to the changes that 
will come on June 15. Together, we all worked hard and continue to work 
hard to keep numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths low in L.A. 
County. I can't emphasize enough how the vaccine has allowed us to get 
to a place where we can safely do the things that we loved to do before the 
pandemic. If you have been putting off getting vaccinated, I ask that you 
not delay any longer and get vaccinated. The COVID-19 infection, hospitalizations 
and deaths that are still occurring are almost all among people 
not fully vaccinated. This is preventable." 

If you are not yet vaccinated or unable to get vaccinated, it is very important 
that you continue to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of distance 
when around others not in your household and consider getting the COVID-
19 vaccine as soon as you can. 

This weekend at County-run vaccination sites and L.A. City vaccination 
sites, everyone 18 years and older getting their first COVID-19 vaccine 
will have a chance to enter the Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Season Ticket 
Vaccination Sweepstakes to win a pair (2) of season tickets for next season. 
For additional information and locations, visit: Lakers Vaccination 

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Petitions for the recall of Los 
Angeles District Attorney George Gascon have been 
approved by the Los Angeles County Registrar and 
are now available for public circulation and signa-ture 
gathering. The petitions will be available for download 
at within the next 
twenty-four hours. 

To successfully trigger a recall election, proponents 
must collect 579,062 signatures from registered voters 
in Los Angeles County (10 percent of the total number 
of registered voters) within a 160-day period. The 
deadline for signature collection is October 27, 2021. 
If successful, a recall election would likely take place 
in 2022. 

“George Gascon got elected by disguising a radical, 
dangerous, and pro-criminal agenda as ‘criminal justice 
reform,’ but that’s not what he is doing,” said Desiree 
Andrade, organizer and spokesperson for the 
Recall George Gascon campaign. “What he failed to 
mention was that he would cater to the most heinous 
offenders in our society at the expense of victims and 
let cold-blooded killers back onto our streets. We have 
no choice but to seek Gascon’s immediate removal 
from office because his twisted social experiment is 
jeopardizing the safety of our communities and revictimizing 
victims and their families all over again.” 

“The outpouring of support for the recall movement 
and our fight to bring justice for victims has truly been 
amazing and is growing everyday as more residents 
learn about the destructive real-world im-pacts of 
Gascon’s policies,” said Tania Owen, Co-Chair for the 
Recall George Gascon campaign. “George Gascon has 
turned his back on victims and is failing to protect his 
constituents, so we are tak-ing matters into our own 
hands. If you want to help make our community a safer 
place, please vis-it and sign up 
to volunteer, donate, or download a petition – we are 
going to need all of the support and volunteer efforts 
we can get to be successful.” 

Recall organizers – Victims of Violent Crime for the 

Recall of District Attorney Gascon – will be hosting a 
press conference at the Los Angeles Hall of Justice in 
the coming days to formally kick-off the petition drive. 

The grass roots effort to recall George Gascon is supported 
by crime victims and their families, victims’ 
rights advocates, former law enforcement officials, and 
current and former prosecutors, including: Los Angeles 
County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, former Los Angeles 
District Attorney Steve Cooley, former Los Angeles 
City Councilman Dennis Zine, former Los Angeles 
County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Commissioner 
of Arcadia Burton Brink, former National Director 
for the Office for Victims of Crime John W. 
Gillis, Retired Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police 
Department Bob Green, Mayor of Palmdale Steve Hofbauer, 
leading expert in rescuing child sex trafficking 
victims Dr. Lois Lee, former Assistant City Prosecutor 
for the City of Long Beach Timothy O’Reilly, Mayor 
of Lancaster R. Rex Parris, Fresno County District Attorney 
Lisa Smittcamp, Kern County District Attorney 
Cynthia Zimmer, and many others. 

In addition, a growing number of City Councils across 
Los Angeles County have passed votes of no con-fidence 
against George Gascon, including:

• Whittier 
• Beverly Hills 
• Rosemead 
• La Mirada 
• Lancaster 
• Pico Rivera 
• Covina 
• Santa Clarita 
• Azusa 
• Santa Fe Springs 
• Diamond Bar 
• Redondo Beach 
• Arcadia 
• Manhattan Beach 
For the latest updates on the Recall George Gascon 
campaign, or to volunteer, download a petition, or 
contribute, please visit 

The number of COVID-19 cases among people experiencing homelessness 
remains substantially lower than the peak of 608 weekly cases reported 
during late-December. There were 42 new cases among people 
experiencing homelessness reported this week. The number of new cases 
reported this week includes 31 cases from previous weeks that were newly 
identified as cases associated with people experiencing homelessness and 
are included in the new case totals. To date, 7,099 people experiencing 
homelessness in Los Angeles County tested positive for COVID-19 and 
208 people who were experiencing homelessness passed away from COVID-
19. Of the people experiencing homelessness who passed away, 94 
were sheltered, 69 were unsheltered, and for 45 people who passed away, 
their shelter status was unknown. 

There are 147 providers administering vaccinations to people experiencing 
homelessness; together they have administered over 22,630 doses of 
COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles 
County. The County continues to work closely with partner organizations 
to vaccinate and protect people experiencing homelessness from 
COVID-19 infection. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites and many community 
sites without an appointment. Anyone 12 and older living or 
working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. To find a vaccination site near 
you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.
com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or 
you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment 
or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are 
always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration 

County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 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. 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 


Are you a propane griller or do use Charcoal? For me 
it’s charcoals all the way!! This month , May, we celebrate 
National BBQ Month, before we get into it do you know 
the difference between grilling and barbeque? Most 
times when we are invited to a backyard BBQ it’s really 
just grilling, which is great!! Though the art of BBQ is 
one step above grilling, you see BBQ ‘s definition as a 
noun is the pieces of meat, that are roasted over a flame 
and basted with sauce. The verb to roast a large piece of 
meat over an open flame. Ok enough of the verbs and 
nouns, my definition of a true barbeque is to cook meat 
low and slow. 
Here a couple of fun facts to celebrate National BBQ 

1. Grilling is no 
longer considered a 
male dominated activity. 
While 51 percent of 
males cha-cha with the 
charcoal, 49 percent of 
women flamenco with 
the flames. 
2. 263,000 moist 
towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.
3. The most common ingredient added to barbecue sauce is garlic, followed by brown sugar. 
4. The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper. 
5. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the 
White House that featured Texas-style barbecue 
Cases: 1,238,121 
Deaths: 24,140 
Altadena 43,260Arcadia 57,754Bradbury 1,069Duarte 22,016 
Monrovia 38,800Pasadena 141,371Sierra Madre 10,989 

My favorite meat to BBQ is steak, making a steak is so much better than at a restaurant, you can 
control the temperature. Pete’s Tip. Look for the steak with the most marble/fat, and don’t be scared 
away from your markets discounted meat section I’ll often find a great steak that is ready to eat in 
the discount area. 

For more BBQ tips listen in to my live radio show this Sunday at 5 PM on Angels Radio AM 830. 

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