Outdoor dining will no longer be allowed in Los Angeles County, but nearby Pasadena has no time for this and will be keeping its restaurants open for in-person business.
While Pasadena is a part of LA County, it issues its own health orders from its own health department and this is how it got around the dining shutdown.
The California Restaurant Association is generally against the order prohibiting outdoor dining, and went to court this morning to fight it, asking that specific scientific evidence be provided to support it — they were denied.
So, if you want to dine outdoors, heading on over to Pasadena is an option, but, of course, many people aren't loving this as COVID cases all over California are at a record high.
I ordered some takeout from a restaurant in pasadena and have never felt less safe than walking to get it. This dec… https://t.co/A3iQXq3D9p— Casey “Sam “The Man” Duvet” Lawrence (@Casey “Sam “The Man” Duvet” Lawrence)1606196536.0
Some people are comparing Pasadena to Florida.
Pasadena is the Florida of LA. https://t.co/4rXLDirmUL— spence (@spence)1606195601.0
Pasadena basically just said this.
Lol so Pasadena restaurants just said “No ❤️”— syd (@syd)1606237318.0
While many people are outraged about Pasadena not following the order, there's always another side to the story.
@rabonour Tons of locally owned restaurants here. Especially in the part of Pasadena I live. They are all hanging b… https://t.co/XRYmVY3BiF— Jason Neville (@Jason Neville)1606193637.0
Dining has truly become a point of contention in California.
@RachelLeishman Im angry!!!! And Pasadena’s restaurants are always packed with long lines and full sidewalks I hate it here— a s h (@a s h)1606199032.0