Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced that he would be modifying statewide restrictions on retail as early as Friday, but he was also clear that each County would have the flexibility to be more restrictive if local conditions warranted. Dr. Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Health Officer, indicated last week that because of such high infection rates, Los Angeles County would likely be more restrictive than other counties. When asked in an interview Monday May 4th she said it will likely be Wednesday before the County announces its plans. The city of South Pasadena will be governed by the County orders rather than those issued by the Governor. While the city and our local retail stores are preparing to reopen, we await further direction from the County later this week.