Cockroaches and rodent droppings shut down Pasadena’s Diamond Bar and restaurants – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Two restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health risks.
Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5, these facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations, according to reports from the Los Angeles County and Pasadena County Public Health Departments.
Restaurants and markets with suspended licenses must close until another inspection determines that the issues have been resolved. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated inspections, complaint investigations and re-inspections.
The ministry did not provide details on the nature of the cockroach infestation, such as the number of cockroaches and where they were found in the facility.
In Los Angeles County, the top health risks causing restaurant closures currently cost facilities just four points, so facilities can receive an A rating when they close. Starting in 2017, the ministry will start implementing new point deductions so that this cannot happen again.
The Pasadena health agency does things differently. Instead of rating restaurants, the city gives restaurants signs with the words “Pass”, “Pass conditional” or “Closed”. The city deducts points in the same way as the county, but if a health inspector determines that a closure is warranted, the restaurant automatically loses 26 points.
Here are the catering facilities that have been temporarily closed. Unless otherwise indicated, ratings for facilities were received on the day they closed.
• the white horse show
Location: 41 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
Reason for the closure: rat and mouse droppings observed on the ground, between the water heater room and the meat cutter, on the table under the meat cutter, in the mop room and in the bar’s service station
Closing date: Nov 1
Reopening date: November 2
• barbecue chicken
Location: 2891 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Ste. C, Diamond bar, CA 91765
Reason for closure: cockroaches
Closing date: November 2
Reopening date: November 5
Note: B (87)