Monthly Archives: March 2020
Mar 19 2020
Take Out Options Pasadena Amidst COVID-19 #survivecovid @626food
 

Are you looking for a restaurant that is offering take out?

In Pasadena there are many restaurants offering take out and many with special menus.

Here is the list.

 

Pasadena Restaurant 
Take-Out Directory

Many of our restaurants are offering take-out and/or delivery during this. To make it easier for you to know who they are and to support them, Pasadena has made a list and modified parking in front of these businesses to allow for pick-up. The Directory of Pasadena restaurants, bakeries, and cafes is now live at  https://www.visitpasadena.com/pasadenabusinesses/.
If you know of a restaurant that isn’t on the list please share this with them and encourage them to sign-up.  The link is on the directory website.
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Mar 16 2020
How Much Worse Will COVID-19 Coronavirus Get? #covid19
 

How much worse will COVID-19 Coronavirus?

As of March 16, 2020 the stock market closed down close to 3,000 points!

We are already seeing severe impacts around the world.   One of the problems right now is that the confirmed cases could rise above 200,000 quickly as testing increases.

The stock market is being pummeled by the spread of COVID-19.

This is like nothing this generation as ever seen. We are so connected yet so disconnected, and our lives are so fragile.

How people act in the coming weeks months will be critical to what happens next.  How this virus spreads and mutates and if a vaccine is developed and deployed quickly.

What is the real origin of the COVID-19 Coronavirus?  Do we really know?  Is it form a lab, is from bats and other animals?  Is it biological warfare? Was it an accident?  The truth is out there and will come out.  COVID19 has caused so far disruption to the world economy, beyond what anyone ever anticipated.

 

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Mar 12 2020
City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events #covid19
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events
PASADENA, Calif.-The City of Pasadena is cancelling all of its “non-essential” City-sponsored events and activities until further notice. “Non-essential” events and activities would generally include recreational events and classes, educational and cultural events, census events, Community Police Academy Kids Safety Academy, Police Activities League (PAL) center activity, and community excursions. The City is not presently directing the cancellation of any events or activities sponsored by third parties, although the City is reaching out to the coordinators and providing current guidelines by the California Department of Public Health regarding mass gatherings.
Because of inquiries that have been made, it should be noted that the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, third-party organization, not operated by the City of Pasadena, and it will be considering its course of action with respect to its own events; the City will assist the Senior Center in every way possible in its decision making and announcement process.
The present situation with COVID-19 is unprecedented and the decision to cancel City-sponsored events is consistent with what appears to be emerging as the “best practice” and the manner in which cities and other public and private institutions throughout the state are responding to COVID-19 public health concerns. The strategy is presently to limit the opportunity for people to come into contact with one another so as to limit the extent to which the COVID-19 virus can spread.
For a list cancelled events, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net. The City is monitoring related developments continuously, and will continue the cancellations indefinitely until the situation changes. Therefore, the decision of when to reschedule any event has not yet been made.
Everyday precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have proven effective in prior pandemics. Protect yourself and others from getting sick by:
  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow, not your hand.
  • Not touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.
  • Disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces often, including cell phones, light switches, doorknobs, and toilets.
  • Staying home if you’re feeling sick.
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick.
  • Getting your flu shot to protect against influenza.
  • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, follow public health guidance and monitor your health. Call your healthcare providers and inform them about your travel history if you need care.
You can also prepare for possible disruptions to daily routines that could be caused by COVID-19:
  • Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family;
  • Make a child care plan in case you or a care giver are sick;
  • Understand your employer’s policies regarding leave and options for working from home;
  • Make arrangements for how your family will manage a school closure; and
  • Make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net;follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.
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Mar 10 2020
Goldenvoice AEG Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 Postponed to October 2020 @goldenvoice @coachella @stagecoach
 

Goldenvoice AEG Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 Postponed to October 2020


At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.

While the announcement was oficial the dates on the respective site are still the April dates.

 

 

 

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Mar 10 2020
City of Pasadena – Spring 2020 ArtNight Canceled @PasadenaGov
 

Spring ArtNight Canceled

PASADENA, Calif.—ArtNight is a unique Pasadena event that relies on a number of independent art venues coming together to jointly produce a citywide effort. While the City’s health officer has not directed us to cancel this event, the City is concerned that ongoing community perception of current health issues will reduce attendance, as well as limit the number of volunteers available to provide staffing. A number of participating venues have also expressed concerns over health issues and reduced attendance.

Therefore, after due consideration and comprehensive discussions, the City of Pasadena regretfully will not hold the semiannual ArtNight Pasadena scheduled for Friday, March 13. We will work with our partners to coordinate the next ArtNight and keep you updated.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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Mar 6 2020
Tesla’s Next Model Lineup
 

Does Tesla have an opportunity to develop smaller autonomous vehicles?  I would say yes, based on the battery and autonomous technology developed it could either be licensed or perhaps Tesla is already in the design and prototyping of smaller vehicles.

I for sure would be interested in smaller footprint SUV, something similar to the Chevy Bolt.  GM is not sitting idle with plans to deploy upgrades for the Bolt in 2021 and beyond.

 

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Mar 5 2020
How To Defeat Trump 2020
 

Many people are really starting to believe that Trump could win the 2020 election and serve another four years.

Now that several democratic candidates are out, the field is reduced to Bernie and Biden.  Warren is really not a contender.  Rather than dilute the party votes, Biden and Bernie need to put their differences aside and focus on a ticket that will defeat Trump.    Could it be Biden and Bloomberg or Biden and Amy as a ticket, perhaps.  One thing is for sure, the sooner they consolidate their efforts and unify the sooner voters will have a clear decision to make.

There is even rumor that Pence my not serve as VP for the second term, so that could make things interesting from the other front.

 

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Mar 4 2020
Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer To Help Prevent COVID-19 Coronavirus
 

If you have been the store lately, you have seen shelves cleared out of bottled water, canned foods, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer.  Face masks are also in very short supply and those who have them are charging premiums and gouging consumers.

You can make your own hand sanitizer in a variety of formulations.

A popular recipe using alcohol base.

2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol

1/3 cup aloe vera gel

3-10 drops of essential oil your choice

mix in bowl and pour into a bottle or bottles.  Recycled soap or previously used emptied hand sanitizer bottle.

A popular non alcohol base recipe

start with spray bottle, fill about 3/4 with sterile water and tbsp of aloe very gel, then 10 drops of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus essential oils then add 20 drops of lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc..

Another popular recipe,

in 2 oz bottle 10 drops lavender oil, 6 drops lemongrass oil, 25 drops tea tree, 1 ounce aloe vera gel, 2 oz grain alcohol or which hazel, 1 tsp vitamin e oil.,

 

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Mar 4 2020
Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response @PasadenaGov #covid19 #coronavirus
 
City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower us to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There are currently NO CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in #Pasadena: bit.ly/2vvzHM6

 

Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response

 

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