Monthly Archives: November 2020
Nov 28 2020
Pasadena Permits Restaurants to Continue Outdoor Dining, Now Five Restaurants Violate

Pasadena is one of the cities allowing restaurants to continue to outdoor dining.

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge and LA County continues to restrict further Pasadena was the exception with allow restaurants to continue to allow outdoor dining.

As of this post at least five restaurants have had to cease dining operations, as a result of multiple warnings and violations.

The city has not released which restaurants these are., which is troubling in itself. As the appearance of transparency on one hand, but not on the other.

These are the orders posted as of November 20, 2020.

CITY OF PASADENA HEALTH OFFICER ORDERFOR THE CONTROL OF COVID-19LIMITED STAY AT HOME ORDERTO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19RESTRICTIONSONDINING ESTABLISHMENTS,PERSONAL CARE SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTSAND PRIVATE GATHERINGSThis Order Issued: November 19, 2020This Order is in effect as of 12:01 AM November 20, 2020 until rescinded in writing by theHealth Officer.Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with thisRevised Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (CaliforniaHealth and Safety Code §120295.)SUMMARY OF THE ORDER: California is in a State of Emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a substantial danger to the health of the public within the City of Pasadena. COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another. Everyone is at risk for becoming ill with COVID-19, but some people are more vulnerable to serious illness, including pneumonia and organ failure, or death, due to their age, physical state, and/or health status.The City of Pasadena Health Officer (“Health Officer”) has issued a number ofOrders to help slow COVID-19’s spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in and around the City of Pasadena from being overwhelmed. The Revised Safer at Home Orders, dated March 22, 2020 and supplementedApril 11 and May 15, 26 and 29, June 11, 18 and 28, 2020,and July 1and 14, 2020issued by the Health Officer, as well as other “Safer at Home” orders issued by other jurisdictions haveproven to slow the spread of COVID-19.At this time, California, Los Angeles County, and Pasadena are experiencing an unprecedented rate of increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19. This significant surge incases has resulted in an increase in hospitalizations and deaths. This orderimposes limitedhours of operationforrestaurants, breweriesand bars, consistent with modifications allowed through Tier 1 (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, issued by the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”)on August 28, 2020.This order imposes, or re-imposes, restrictions onpersonal care serviceestablishments. Except as provided for herein, all previous Orders of the Pasadena Health Officer remain in full force and effect.

Page 2of 3UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETYCODE SECTIONS 120175 et seq., AND THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODESECTION 8.04.010, THE CITY OF PASADENA HEALTH OFFICERORDERS:1.This Orderrequires that all restaurants, breweriesand barsmust close for onsite dining between the hours of10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Takeout and delivery services are permitted to continue during these hours.2.This Order prohibits personal care servicesthat require the client to remove their face covering, such as for facials and shaves.3.This Order limits indoor occupancy of all other personal care services,such as nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlorsand estheticians, to 25% capacity as measured by the maximum permitted occupancy pursuant to the California Fire Code for each establishment. Personal care service establishmentsmust continue to see clients by appointment only.Personal care service establishments are still encouraged to provide outdoor services as much as possible because current scientific evidence appears to indicate a general lower risk of COVID-19 transmission outdoors, compared to indoors.4.This Order amends the Health Officer Order dated October 15, 2020 re Private Outdoor Gatherings to limit socialgatherings to15 attendees. All other restrictions set forth in the Health Officer Order dated October 15, 2020 remain in full force and effect, including but not limited to:a.Gatherings should be limited to no more than three householdsb.Gatherings should be held outside and last no longer than 2 hoursc.Attendees should maintain at least 6 feet physical separation from all other attendees who are not part of the same household or living unitd.Face coverings must be worn by all attendees over age 2 years at all times to the extent practicable, barring the exceptions listed in the State Health Officer Ordere.Singing, chanting and shouting are strongly discouraged5.All previous Orders of the Pasadena Health Officer, as revised, supplemented and/or amended,remain in full force and effect, except as provided herein.6.This Order’s intent is to continue to ensure thatCity residents remain in their residences as much as practicable, to limit close contact with others outside their households in both indoor and outdoor spaces. All persons who can telework or work from home should continue to do so as much as possible during this pandemic. All non-essential offices must continue to operate remotely, without in-person operations. Nothing in this Order prohibits members of a single household from engaging in activities together, but gatherings of people who are not part of a single household or living unit aresubject to restrictions, within the City of Pasadena PublicHealth Jurisdiction, except for the limited purposes expressly permitted by thisOrder.

Page 3of 37.People leaving their residences as permitted by this Order must strictly comply withphysical distancing measures, including: maintaining six feet or more of distance between individuals from different households, frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, and wearing a cloth face covering over the nose and mouth whenever there is or can be contact with others who are non-household members in both public and private places, whether indoors or outdoors, for the purposes of source control.8.This Order applies to all persons within the City of Pasadena under the HealthOfficer’s jurisdiction.9.Violation of this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine or both under California Health and Safety Code Section 120295. This Revised Order will be enforced by the City of Pasadena PoliceDepartment, City Attorney/City Prosecutor’s Office, and/or any other agency designated by the Pasadena CityManager for enforcement.10.If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order (or any other prior Order) or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision willnot affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Order (or any other prior Order).IT IS SO ORDERED:Date:11/19/2020Ying-Ying Goh, MD, MSHSHealth Officer, City of Pasadena


Nov 18 2020
Burbank, CA: Los Angeles County Announces Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Los Angeles County Announces Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Post Date:11/18/2020 3:21 PM

Burbank, CA (November 18, 2020) – Effective Friday, November 20, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.

COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period.

The first measures, effective this Friday, are:

  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors—including retail stores, offices, personal care services—occupancy will be limited to 25% maximum capacity.
  • The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.
  • The number customers at cardrooms, outdoor mini-golf, go-karts and batting cages will be limited to 50% maximum outdoor capacity.
  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
    •  Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
    • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customer.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households.

The Health Officer Order will be amended to reflect the above restrictions and can be found on the Department of Public Health’s website.

For creative ways to share this messaging with business’ and residents, click here.

Nov 17 2020
Mouthwash and Melatonin to Combat COVID-19?

According to various online reports, melatonin can help reduce risk of COVID-19 with some claims to be able to use melatonin to treat COVID-19.

See this article in ScienceDaily

In terms of the use of mouthwash to kill COVID-19,  30 seconds,

Oral rinses containing 0.07% of the ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride show “promising signs” of reducing COVID-19, reducing COVID-19 in saliva, research shows.

With the surge in cases in the US, and a run on toilet paper, now we will have a run on melatonin and mouthwash.


Nov 17 2020
Bob Stane’s Coffee Gallery Backstage Needs Help

Coffee Gallery Backstage Needs Help. One of the hidden gems of Altadena is, like so many others, in financial peril, and could use your help, if you can. Bob Stane is well known for his longtime efforts at keeping small-venue live-performance folk music alive and well, and COVID has hit his Coffee Gallery Backstage venue hard. An intimate venue, where everyone is up close and personal with some of the greatest talents working in the music industry, the Coffee Gallery has been shuttered for months due to the pandemic. Those who’ve been to the Coffee Gallery Backstage know it to be an amazing place, and hopes are hat sometime next year, the venue will reopen. In the interim, your help would be greatly appreciated. You can send a check to: Bob Stane The Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Altadena, CA. 91001 , or try the QR code in the second pic to send funds via PayPal.

This is from the website:

March 16, 2020

Dear Coffee Gallery Community …

The response to COVID-19/coronavirus has been quickly evolving. As of today, the Coffee Gallery Backstage’s listening room is now affected by the directives of the County of Los Angeles and the California Department of Public Health. Live performance venues of any size are now subject to closure as new measures have been announced to prevent the spread of the virus.

The decision to cancel shows is not a simple one as it impacts the musicians greatly and adversely. While we believe in the Power Of Music to bring people together in the most difficult of times, we desire to keep our community and artists safe. To comply with these mandates, we are canceling all shows up to April 30th. We will keep you updated here and on Facebook when circumstances change.

Meanwhile, wishing you all wellness, health and happiness.

~ Bob Stane

Nov 17 2020
Pasadena Police Department with The Salvation Army – Christmas basket toy & food giveaway in Pasadena – 2020

Every year, the Pasadena Police Department in collaboration with The Salvation Army, hosts a Christmas basket toy & food giveaway to underprivileged families in Pasadena.


This year, due to Covid-19 hardships, we are expecting significantly fewer toy donations than normal. We are turning to our community for help in spreading the holiday joy throughout Pasadena.


We are accepting new unwrapped toy donations in the Records Lobby of the Pasadena Police Department. The address of the Police Department is 207 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena CA 91101. The lobby hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. A toy donation box will be placed in the Records Lobby from now until December 10th.


The toy should be unwrapped. Our elves will then take care of the wrapping.


Your gift will brighten the holiday for a Pasadena child. We are all in this together. Will you help us spread joy in our community this holiday season?


If you know a Pasadena family in need who would like to sign up to receive a food and gift basket, please have them contact Yadira Sanchez at 626.744.4551 or



Nov 16 2020
Community Message: Arcadia PD and California OTS reminds you to Slow Down! New Anti-Speeding Campaign

Community: Arcadia PD and California OTS reminds you to Slow Down! New Anti-Speeding Campaign

Dear Nixle User,

The Arcadia Police Department is joining the California Office of Traffic Safety as it launches a new “Anti-Speeding Campaign.”  This campagin is geared to encourage drivers to slow down.  The holiday season is here, and we are all in a rush.  In the words of the OTS, “Slow the Fast Down!”

Please see the statement below from the the California Office of Traffic Safety:

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2020

Contact: Tim Weisberg OTS Marketing and Public Affairs (916) 509-3020

The OTS Launches New Anti-Speeding Campaign Encouraging Drivers to “Slow the Fast Down”

Elk Grove, Calif. – The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is launching a new education campaign encouraging drivers to drive at a safe, legal speed.

Starting today through Nov. 29, the “Slow the Fast Down” campaign will feature a series of safety messages on digital platforms, including social media, streaming and gaming services, and outdoor billboards. In addition, video public service announcements will run on broadcast and social media, as well as audio versions on radio.

The OTS hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding, which has been a top traffic safety issue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s clear that there have been immediate changes in driver behavior with more drivers speeding, some at excessive and extremely dangerous speeds,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “This trend is alarming. We should be focused on protecting lives and the simple action of following speed limits helps keep ourselves and others safe.”

Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 of this year, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers issued 4,851 citations for speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour, a 93% increase when compared to the same period last year.

In federal fiscal year 2017-18, speed was a factor in approximately 31% of all fatal and injury crashes in California.

According to a 2020 survey conducted by the OTS and California State University, Fresno, nearly half of respondents believed it is acceptable to speed as long as it is not more than 10 miles per hour, but 78% believed it to be unacceptable to drive 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.

“Speeding is a choice,” Director Rooney said. “We hope to shift social norms for speeding and encourage people to slow down on the road.”

To learn more about the campaign and ways to stay safe on the go, visit

The OTS administers traffic safety grants that deliver innovative programs with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries on California roads. The OTS is a department under the California State Transportation Agency.

Nov 10 2020
Ring Recalls Video Doorbells (2nd Generation) Due to Fire Hazard
Nov 9 2020
Community Message: Fraud Alert: Do your research before hiring companies providing services.

Community: Fraud Alert: Do your research before hiring companies providing services.

Dear Nixle User,

The Arcadia Police Department recently learned about a theft of property by a moving company.  The victims hired a moving company to move their belongings to their new residence out of state.  The moving company picked up the victims belongings but never delivered it to their new residence.

The victims believe the moving company they hired is a fraudulent company.

The above incident is under investigation by Arcadia PD Investigators.

We recommend doing some research on any company before entering in an agreement with them.

Start with a simple internet search.  Search for reviews of the company.  When evaluating these reviews, look for more recent ones. Read the reviews, don’t just look at the ratings.  See what other customers are saying about the business.  Typically, people will write reviews for businesses that are really good, or really bad.

The Better Business Bureau ( is a great place to get customer reviews on businesses.

Another place to search for ratings on businesses is Yelp (

Check the business address of the company on a mapping service (i.e.: Google Maps).  Verify the address is valid and that the business is located there.  If you find a business located in a residential area, that should be a reason to search further.

The Arcadia Police Department encourages you to research any business before engaging in an agreement for any services.  The more you know, the less likely you are to become a victim.

Nov 5 2020
iOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPhone

iOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:
• Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
• Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
• Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
• Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe
• Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
• Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing
• New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
• Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
• Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio
• Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating Public Health Authorities

This release also fixes the following issues:
• Apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock
• Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched
• The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode
• Reminders could default to times in the past
• Photos widget may not display content
• Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit
• Next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops
• Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls
• The screen could be black during Netflix video playback
• Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri
• Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened
• Workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and iPhone for some users
• Audio is incorrectly labeled as “Not Playing” in the CarPlay Dashboard
• Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly
• Exposure Notifications is disabled when restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new iPhone using iPhone Migration

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Nov 5 2020
No-Cost COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit for Rosemead Residents: News Release

No-Cost COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit for Rosemead Residents: News Releases


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