More Cool Stuff Responding to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift the Safe-At-Home order, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell said local restaurants can open as soon as possible.“Earlier today, Gov. Newsom announced he was lifting the Safe-At-Home order,” Mermell said during Monday’s City Council meeting. “That places Pasadena and the rest of Southern California in the purple tier and allows us to go back to the same business operations that existed in late November and early December. Outdoor dining will be able to resume and other businesses will be able to resume as well.”When Councilmember Tyron Hampton asked when the restaurants could reopen, Mermell said they could reopen that day.The announcement clears the way for outdoor dining to reopen.Citing improving conditions in hospitals, state health officials today lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, including in the 11-county Southern California region, but counties will still be subject to tight regulations of the restrictive “purple” tier of economic reopening guidelines.“Californians heard the urgent message to stay home as much aspossible and accepted that challenge to slow the surge and save lives,” said Dr. Tomas Aragon, California Department of Public Health director and state public health officer.“Together, we changed our activities knowing our short-term sacrifices would lead to longer-term gains. COVID-19 is still here and still deadly, so our work is not over, but it’s important to recognize our collective actions saved lives and we are turning a critical corner,” Aragon said.Pasadena city officials are still studying the governor’s decision and will determine a course of action shortly. The city can implement its own health order that could keep businesses closed.The regional stay-at-home order was imposed in Southern California late last year when intensive-care unit capacity dropped below 15%. The regional capacity subsequently dropped to an adjusted 0%.But state officials said Monday that with hospitalization numbers trending downward, four-week projections now indicate ICU capacity will rise above the 15% threshold.Although the state has lifted the order with little warning, the city of Pasadena still has the option to keep the order in place.The city’s business community lauded the decision on Monday.“This is great. We’ve been waiting for this for two months. Restaurants shouldn’t have closed in the first place,” said Gregg Smith, who owns a number of local restaurants.“If you follow science and data, there isn’t a shred of evidence outdoor dining has infected one person,” Smith said.Smith said he does not think things will go back to normal.“We have to be vigilant, but businesses need to reopen,” he said.Pasadena Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Paul Little said restaurants and small businesses still need help.“The longer this drags on the more desperate it’s going to be, especially for small local retailers and the restaurants,” Little said.“It’s potentially going to be devastating over the next couple of months, even post-pandemic, because they’re just not going to be saving themselves if they don’t get some infusion of cash to pay back rent or some measure of forgiveness and landlords,” Little said.Little called Monday’s decision “a baby step in the right direction.”Little said suspending the order does not address the bigger issues surrounding the order.“There’s no link between infection rates and retail, outdoor dining, fitness studios, hair salons. They feel like they’re being arbitrarily shut down, and when the governor clearly does not believe it’s dangerous to go to a restaurant himself, why is it dangerous for the rest of us?” Little said, referring to an incident in which Newsom was caught violating his own order by attending a dinner with a donor and others.“Partly, I think, he is to blame for some of the spikes in cases, just by his own behavior,” Little said of Newsom. “You lead by example, and he did not do that.”Local Attorney Mark Geragos has filed a federal lawsuit against the state, and an effort to recall Newsom has been picking up supporters,According to the Huntington Hospital COVID information dashboard, 29 patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit are battling the virus and 167 patients in the hospital are infected with the virus.So far, Pasadena has reported 9,776 cases of the virus and 226 fatalities.“I support following the governor’s recommended guidelines for Southern California, and reopening outdoor dining, personal care services and other industries that were previously closed by these orders,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “A data-driven and pragmatic policy approach is essential to protecting public health, while balancing the devastating social, emotional and economic impacts of this virus.”Although the order has been lifted, Newsom could reinstate another health order at any time.City News Service contributed to this report. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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Norberto Arroyo, Jr.9818141418%47%$763,758 Tyler Baze9718101319%42%$745,155 ESPINOZA PONDERS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEENVictor Espinoza was back on the beat at Santa Anita Sunday morning after having the chance to sleep on California Chrome’s harrowing half-length defeat by Arrogate in the Classic. Immediately after the race, while still astride California Chrome, he told an on-track interviewer that perhaps he should have moved sooner on America’s Horse.Sunday morning, he had second thoughts.“When you lose, you think too much, going over in your mind what you might have done differently,” he said. “I could have done that, I could have done this, but at the end of the day, if I moved early, I still might have lost. Then I’m thinking, no, maybe I should have waited longer.“It’s one of those things; Chrome ran a big race. You can’t think too much about the fact that he got beat.“The crowd was awesome, all the Chromies were here to see him and support him. The most important thing is he came out of the race safe and sound and we’ll go for the next one.”Noted 84-year-old Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally on Espinoza’s post-race interview: “It was the only time I ever saw Victor not smiling.”All in all, however, Espinoza took it in stride, and perhaps channeled his “inner Yogi Berra,” saying, “When you lose, you can’t win.” Joseph Talamo60910315%37%$394,075 Jerry Hollendorfer535769%34%$681,500 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Gary Stevens3756914%54%$1,587,990 Rafael Bejarano11221261319%54%$1,449,008 Mark Glatt35761020%66%$325,261 Eddie Truman1441329%57%$107,675 Peter Eurton2342317%39%$251,049 William Spawr1553133%60%$134,358 MEMORABLE BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITAAnd so it came to pass that in the 77th year of racing at the storied venue known as Santa Anita Park, on the occasion of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships occurring for an unprecedented ninth time at The Great Race Place, there was a Race for the Ages, not once, but twice.Friday, Nov. 4, 4:42 p.m.: Beholder and Songbird, together champions four times over, waged a stretch-long battle that at the end of nine furlongs was separated by a scant nose, the photo finish picture making it appear even slimmer than it did live, with the six-year-old and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder under 53-year-old Gary Stevens handing the two-year-old female champion of 2015 Songbird her first defeat after 11 straight dominating victories under 51-year-old Mike Smith.Saturday, Nov. 5, 5:45 p.m.: the reigning alpha male, California Chrome, and Arrogate, the “Now Horse,” in a deep-stretch dogfight won by Arrogate, who was a half-length in front after a mile and a quarter in the $6 million Classic. (Arrogate earned a Beyer Speed figure of 120, while Chrome got a career-high 119).Arrogate and Songbird have their futures ahead of them. They will race again next year. For Beholder and Chrome, their future is their past. The breeding farm awaits both.This was racing. This was the Breeders’ Cup. This was Santa Anita. This was the Sport of Kings. This was Doc Strub, Shoemaker, Longden, Arcaro and George Woolf. It was Whittingham, McAnally, Lukas, Frankel and Farrell Jones.It was Seabiscuit, Round Table, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid. It was John Henry, Best Pal, Winning Colors and Swaps.It was the joy of victory for Arrogate’s trainer Bob Baffert after the Classic, and the agony of defeat for Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman.Baffert, winning his third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic, was magnanimous in victory, crediting Chrome and his multitude of fanatics for attracting a crowd of 72,811 to Santa Anita on Saturday, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders’ Cup since the event switched to a two-day format.He was right, of course. Chrome was the magnet, the headliner, the marquee performer, the horse that packed the house.But it was the Distaff and the Classic that lived up to pre-race billing and beyond. For Beholder in victory and California Chrome in defeat, their stature will only grow.As Tolkien wrote in Lord of the Rings, “History became legend. Legend became myth.” JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza78105313%23%$327,384 Kent Desormeaux761981425%54%$833,135 Peter Miller691611623%48%$571,300 Tiago Pereira7189111%25%$348,505 (Current Through Friday, Nov. 4) Carla Gaines1741224%41%$235,770 Mike Smith2756419%56%$1,346,205 Robert Hess, Jr.2042420%50%$141,755 BREEDERS’ CUP NO. 33 IS ONE FOR THE AGESESPINOZA PONDERS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEENCONGRATULATIONS TO PAPA JOE TALAMO TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Fernando Perez561131020%43%$315,800 Mario Gutierrez5156910%39%$488,055 Jeff Mullins1540327%47%$126,290 Flavien Prat10016171516%48%$1,359,148 Gary Sherlock1752129%47%$142,590 Mike Puype2741115%22%$135,960 BREEDERS’ CUPLETS:Richard Mandella said Beholder came out of Friday’s memorable Distaff triumph fine, “she’ll have a few days to settle down, then we’ll send her to the farm (of owner B. Wayne Hughes) in Kentucky.”Asked if he had a time agenda, Mandella, hoping to savor every last minute with his thrice champion mare, said, “I’ll take all the time I can. I’ll be like the guy in prison waiting for the Governor to call with a reprieve.”Jerry Hollendorfer reported that Songbird, who suffered her first defeat by an excruciating nose to Beholder in the Distaff, “will get a little break now. She’ll go to Kentucky at WinStar for 30 to 45 days, then come back and get ready for next year.”David Hofmans, back on the beat Sunday morning with assistant and nephew Brent Fabbri and son Grant Hofmans, visiting from Kentucky, said Melatonin came out of his fifth-place finish in the Classic “good, but very tired,” after his first race in more than four months. “He had a good mile in him and that was about it.“He ran hard, tried, but couldn’t catch those monsters (Arrogate and California Chrome, who were 10 ¾ lengths in front of third-place Keen Ice in the mile and a quarter Classic). Now I have two horses to duck. Melatonin will have a little teeny breather but we’ll stay here and run at Santa Anita for the Winter Meet.”Addressing the blockbuster Breeders’ Cup spectacular which attracted 118,574 fans on track over the two days, Hofmans said, “I thought it was terrific, great days, great venue, Santa Anita did a really good job. I thought the fans were terrific. The whole thing was great.”Martin Garcia and his agent, Tony Matos, endured a frustratingly disappointing meet with only one win from 46 rides through 22 days, thanks in large part to a separation mandate meted out for several months by Bob Baffert.The drought ended with a bang Saturday when Garcia guided Baffert trainee Drefong to a 1 ¼-length victory over favored Masochistic in the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Garcia’s other win this meet also was for Baffert, aboard Air Pocket, who was dropping from a maiden allowance race into a $25,000 claimer on Oct.20, returning $4.20 as the favorite.“We’re very grateful to Bob for letting us back in his barn,” an appreciative Matos said. “Hopefully, it will last forever.”Gary Stevens was not a happy camper after being fined $500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for not honoring his 10th race commitment Friday on Mr. Roary. The Hall of Fame rider was fulfilling a prior obligation, that of holding a Breeders’ Cup media conference following his Distaff victory on Beholder in the previous race.In the nine Breeders’ Cup races run yesterday, only one American-born jockey won, Mike Smith aboard Finest City in the Filly & Mare Sprint and on Arrogate in the Classic.Smith extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup victories to 25 with three wins over the weekend. His mounts earned $5,345,345 elevating his record total to $34,280,605, more than $11 million over his closest pursuer, John Velazquez.Smith also won his third Bill Shoemaker Award presented to the most outstanding jockey in the Breeders’ Cup Championships. He previously won in 2012 and 2013, also at Santa Anita.There were six winning Pick 6 tickets Saturday, each worth $292,423.20, thanks to a two-day carryover of $511,261 and an influx of $4,053,425 in fresh money on Saturday. Philip D’Amato5392517%30%$499,355 Jamie Theriot615258%20%$223,869 Victor Espinoza4168415%44%$887,895 FINISH LINES: Joe Talamo took off his scheduled mounts today to spend time at Huntington Memorial Hospital with his wife, Elizabeth, who gave birth to a son, Vincent James, at 10:20 Sunday morning. The bouncing baby boy weighed in at seven pounds, seven ounces and was 20 inches long . . . Today’s fourth race is named the Happy Trails Junior Hungerford in honor of Hungerford retiring after 42 years on the starting gate crew . . . Rafael Bejarano has been suspended three racing days (Nov. 13, 17 and 18) for causing interference on Kona Dream in the first race on Oct. 30 . . . Former trainer Paco Gonzalez was a visitor during Breeders’ Cup weekend.PHOTO COURTESY OF BREEDERS’ CUP / ECLIPSE SPORTSWIRE Doug O’Neill9015121717%49%$830,581 Richard Baltas671212718%46%$673,165 Bob Baffert38128432%63%$1,038,880