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Newsom Sets Off Explosive Orders for Several Businesses Ahead of July 4
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Newsom Sets Off Explosive Orders for Several Businesses Ahead of July 4

Calif. Governor shuts down indoor dining due to COVID-19 spike On the eve of a major U.S. holiday, America’s Independence Day celebration, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a huge blow the newly reopened restaurant business — at least for to their indoor dining business. Wednesday, Newsom ordered 19 California counties (Contra Costa, Fresno Glenn, Imperial, Kern,…

Controversy Ensues Over Local Elected Official’s Comments at BLM Protest
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Controversy Ensues Over Local Elected Official’s Comments at BLM Protest

Lawmakers introduce proposals for police reform As growing vocal protests at Library Park continued last week, demonstrators were protesting in the 300 block of South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia when a motorist started a conflict by brandishing a gun at some young people exercising their First Amendment rights. Additionally, some in the community took exception…

Amid Pandemic, Americans Confront Racism
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Amid Pandemic, Americans Confront Racism

Last Friday afternoon May 29, the health department cleared the way for struggling local restaurants to reopen for dine-in patrons — the first time since the March stay at home mandate was enacted. For many in our collective communities this was a sign of significant progress and hope that maybe we were getting back to…

Santa Anita Canyon Road, Chantry Flats Closed
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Santa Anita Canyon Road, Chantry Flats Closed

In the wake of excessive exuberance over Memorial Day, areas such as Chantry and Eaton Canyon hiking trails now remain closed again in the ongoing effort to keep the public from breaking social distancing rules. The U.S Forest Service has shut down the Chantry Flats Recreation Area due to the Federal furlough. It will remain…

The Ups and Downs of Reopening America
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The Ups and Downs of Reopening America

By Terry Miller In the rush to open up the country from COVID-19 lockdowns, counties, states and the federal government are at loggerheads as to who can do what, when, where and how. If this past Memorial Day weekend is any gauge, the art of social distancing is history. Thousands flouted the health and safety…

Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities
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Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities

By Terry Miller The massive economic effect of COVID-19 has been acutely arduous on restaurants which were already financially fraught before the pandemic caused a shutdown of watering holes and eateries. Initially, many restaurants tapped into the take-out and delivery options only to find out that this was not sustainable, especially if third party delivery…

The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open
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The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open

Modification of mandates could help reopen restaurants for dining in By Terry Miller Tuesday’s state press conference in Sacramento was soberly optimistic, to paraphrase Governor Gavin Newsom. He announced modifications to the statewide stay-at-home order to allow more businesses in California to reopen, including dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and offices. Stressing that 70 percent of…

Arcadia Politics Becomes Ever More Confusing
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Arcadia Politics Becomes Ever More Confusing

Arcadia is often seen as a serene, quite city with some beautiful homes, an award-winning school district, a world class horse racing track as well as the ever-popular Los  Angeles County Arboretum. However, few see — especially now during the pandemic —the political calculations that happen in the city. Arcadia residents tell us they are…

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