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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES MAY ELIMINATE ADULT DAY PROGRAM

Jewish Family Services may be forced to eliminate their Adult Day Healthcare Services program as part of the continued State program reductions proposed by the Governor. The City provides only 8% of the annual operating budget of $800,000. If eliminated, most West Hollywood residents will be able to receive some in-home care through other programs.

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via Councilmember Jeffrey Prang’s Newsletter:

Jewish Family Service (JFS) has informed the City that Adult Day Healthcare Services (ADHC) are slated to be eliminated effective March 1, 2010, as part of the continued State program reductions proposed by the Governor. The City provides only 8% of the annual operating budget of $800,000.

ADHC is one of two programs housed at the center, the other being the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center. There are twenty-three West Hollywood community members currently enrolled in the programs, from a total enrollment of eighty.

If they are forced to close the ADHC program, most West Hollywood residents will be able to receive some in-home care through other programs. In fact, JFS has already enrolled some people in other services in anticipation of these pending changes.

Due to union contract requirements, JFS will need to notify staff members of the possibility of changes in work assignments and/or layoffs if the program closes.

For more information, contact Jewish Family Services directly at (323) 883-0330.

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RAGE is Latest Venue to Fall Victim to the Pandemic

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Another LGBTQ+ Nightlife Destination Has Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

WEST HOLLYWOOD (L.A. Magazine) — Rage nightclub has been a destination for LGBTQ+ nightlife in the bustling Santa Monica Boulevard corridor of West Hollywood for decades. Now, nearly 40 years after first opening its doors, the club has announced it has permanently closed, yet another local business to collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rage nightclub management lays some portion of the blame on their landlord, Monte Overstreet. The club’s now-former general manager, Ron Madrill, told Q Voice News that rent for the location was already “very high” prior to operations shutting down in March. He says he believes an impasse over rent payments may have contributed to Rage’s closure.

Overstreet also reportedly owns the space formerly occupied by neighboring bar Flaming Saddles Saloon, which also announced […]

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LAPD Hollywood Arrests Serial Identity Theft Suspect

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HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Burglary/Theft detectives have announced the arrest of Raj Weaver-Bey of Arleta for Identity Theft and are urging anyone with information about these or other crimes involving the suspect to come forward.

During a relationship with a victim, Weaver-Bey stole her ATM card after obtaining the PIN without the victim’s knowledge.  He then used the card to purchase laptop computers and money orders without the victim’s permission. Weaver-Bey was convicted of a similar crime in Santa Barbara in 2018.  

Raj Weaver-Bey

Detectives arrested Weaver-Bey on April 9, 2020.  When he was detained, Weaver-Bey had two ATM cards and several fraudulent checks.  Both owners of the cards told detectives they had recently been the victims of identity theft and theft by use of access card. One of the victims further stated an unknown suspect had deposited fake checks into her account and immediately withdrew cash before the checks cleared, causing a negative account balance.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Brian Richardson at (213) 972-2929 or email him at 36402@lapd.online.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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‘Safer at Home’ Extended to May 15, Face Covers Required in Public

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Barbara Ferrer

LOS ANGELES — Today, Los Angeles County issued a new Health Officer Order to extend the stipulation in the previous Health Officer Order through May 15, 2020. The Order also requires essential businesses to provide a cloth face covering for all of their employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post their physical distancing plans.

“Recent data modeling done in partnership with the Department of Health Services and UCLA suggests that our collective distancing efforts are working and that we must continue to stay home whenever possible,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The updated Health Officer Order extends ‘Safer at Home’ through May 15, and enhances measures that will protect employees who are working in essential services.”

The public is also required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses.  All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited.  Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed. It is critical that everyone continue to take these actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Order allows essential businesses to implement the new measures by April 15.

“Our community is embracing Safer at Home orders and is doing everything it can to flatten the curve,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “The revised order from LA County extends the stay-at-home timeline to mid May. Even though that seems like a long time – because I think it’s already April 97th – I want to encourage everyone in West Hollywood and say loud-and-clear: we can do this and we must stick with it. Humor and creativity will help: let’s all take a fashion challenge and ‘Cover That Face!’ with our fabulous homemade bandanas and scarves and we’ll each be doing our part to help protect ourselves and one another. Together we will defeat the coronavirus.”

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health also on Friday confirmed 18 new deaths and 475 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the last 48 hours, there have been 900 new cases. Ten people who died were over the age of 65; seven people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and one death by the City of Pasadena.

There have been 101 confirmed cases confirmed in West Hollywood

To date, Public Health has identified 8,430 cases across all areas of LA County, including 241 deaths.  Upon further investigation, 22 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 2,043 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (24% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA county, with almost 40,700 individuals tested and 15% of people testing positive.

DHS also released its COVID-19 Hospital Demand Modeling Projections showing that physical distancing is slowing the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the county. The projections indicate that if current levels of physical distancing are not maintained, there will be an exponential rapid increase in the rate of infection, severely hampering the ability of the hospital system to meet that demand.

The insights from this modeling effort in large part informed the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health’s decision to extend the ‘Safer at Home’ order until May 15, 2020.

“Physical distancing has ‘flattened the curve’ by slowing the rate of transmission of the virus.  Because of this, our healthcare system is able to meet the demand for treatment for COVID-19 patients, providing quality lifesaving services to all those who need them,” DHS Director Dr. Christina Ghaly said. “However, we need to remember that while, yes, transmission is slowing, we are still on a growth curve, and thus need to maintain the public health interventions in place. Physical distancing is the single biggest action we can take to continue to fight this virus. If we went back to life as normal today, by late summer the vast majority of Los Angeles County residents would likely have experienced infection with the virus, putting excessive strain on the healthcare system.”

The modeling team was tasked with taking available data and making the best possible predictions regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and associated demand for hospital-based care including hospital beds, intensive care unit (ICU) beds, and ventilators. The team assessed the effectiveness of current physical distancing efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and “flattening the curve.”

The predictive analysis which models the impending surge provides a depiction of the best- and worst-case scenarios for Los Angeles should physical distancing efforts continue and to what degree. The model projects that if we reverted to pre-order physical distancing behavior now, by August 1, 95.6% of Los Angeles County residents will likely have been infected over the course of the pandemic. Under this worst-case scenario, Los Angeles County would face an infection rate at such magnitude that the healthcare system would not be able to treat patients who need hospitalization, underscoring the need to continue to maintain current levels of physical distancing.

Total Cases*
Laboratory Confirmed Cases 8430
— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)8020
— Long Beach303
— Pasadena107
Deaths241
— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)228
— Long Beach8
— Pasadena5
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas) 
–  0 to 1784
–  18 to 402617
–  41 to 653561
–  over 651730
–  Under Investigation28
Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas) 
–  Male4013
–  Female3768
–  Other2
–  Under Investigation237
Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas) 
–  Asian526
–  Black429
–  Hispanic/Latino1621
–  White1292
–  Other655
–  Under Investigation3497
Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas) 
–  Hospitalized (Ever)2043
Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas) 
–  Asian38
–  Black26
–  Hispanic/Latino51
–  White54
–  Other7
–  Under Investigation52
CITY / COMMUNITY** Rate***
City of Agoura Hills2095.77
City of Alhambra3236.9
City of Arcadia1932.9
City of Artesia
City of Avalon00
City of Azusa1835.97
City of Baldwin Park1823.45
City of Bell3596.33
City of Bell Gardens2353.4
City of Bellflower4861.75
City of Beverly Hills71205.68
City of Bradbury00
City of Burbank9689.57
City of Calabasas2394.56
City of Carson113120.41
City of Cerritos3059.92
City of Claremont1027.41
City of Commerce
City of Compton5454.05
City of Covina3571.38
City of Cudahy2082.15
City of Culver City3177.76
City of Diamond Bar1831.3
City of Downey9482.27
City of Duarte836.34
City of El Monte2622.17
City of El Segundo1059.57
City of Gardena5386.45
City of Glendale218105.57
City of Glendora1834.11
City of Hawaiian Gardens
City of Hawthorne6472.08
City of Hermosa Beach1786.43
City of Hidden Hills00
City of Huntington Park3965.56
City of Industry
City of Inglewood10592.44
City of Irwindale00
City of La Canada Flintridge1782.15
City of La Habra Heights
City of La Mirada2142.34
City of La Puente1844.23
City of La Verne824.04
City of Lakewood4049.77
City of Lancaster7948.9
City of Lawndale2471.4
City of Lomita1886.83
City of Lynwood6488.83
City of Malibu14108.02
City of Manhattan Beach53147.23
City of Maywood2589.13
City of Monrovia1230.93
City of Montebello4671.46
City of Monterey Park2946.58
City of Norwalk6964.11
City of Palmdale8855.36
City of Palos Verdes Estates32236.65
City of Paramount3664.26
City of Pico Rivera5280.89
City of Pomona4528.86
City of Rancho Palos Verdes3684.22
City of Redondo Beach81117.91
City of Rolling Hills
City of Rolling Hills Estates9110.93
City of Rosemead1221.68
City of San Dimas1749.25
City of San Fernando1873.14
City of San Gabriel1331.74
City of San Marino537.66
City of Santa Clarita13058.98
City of Santa Fe Springs527.23
City of Santa Monica8895.19
City of Sierra Madre
City of Signal Hill
City of South El Monte
City of South Gate8889.65
City of South Pasadena1246.06
City of Temple City1130.17
City of Torrance12583.74
City of Vernon00
City of Walnut1239.3
City of West Covina2624.02
City of West Hollywood101273.33
City of Westlake Village671.77
City of Whittier4450.32
Los Angeles378793.63
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie15182.88
Los Angeles – Alsace540.18
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest00
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights
Los Angeles – Arleta2366.92
Los Angeles – Atwater Village854.55
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills2889.96
Los Angeles – Bel Air21249.14
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest26207.58
Los Angeles – Beverlywood19144.23
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights5361
Los Angeles – Brentwood53171.22
Los Angeles – Brookside00
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning
Los Angeles – Canoga Park6396.49
Los Angeles – Carthay28194.95
Los Angeles – Central3692.33
Los Angeles – Century City24187.62
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove2677
Los Angeles – Chatsworth3594.44
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills11119.94
Los Angeles – Chinatown
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran1175.59
Los Angeles – Country Club Park21138.59
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District1394.01
Los Angeles – Crestview35307.88
Los Angeles – Del Rey31103.55
Los Angeles – Downtown2487.25
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock3485.88
Los Angeles – East Hollywood37126.34
Los Angeles – Echo Park1070.15
Los Angeles – El Sereno3583.72
Los Angeles – Elysian Park587.54
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley878.65
Los Angeles – Encino49108.47
Los Angeles – Exposition00
Los Angeles – Exposition Park4395.73
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square780.27
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone4288.52
Los Angeles – Glassell Park52164.54
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place874.32
Los Angeles – Granada Hills4272.18
Los Angeles – Green Meadows1465.1
Los Angeles – Hancock Park45264.1
Los Angeles – Harbor City2379.12
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway3068.81
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines00
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights1688.72
Los Angeles – Harvard Park2463.27
Los Angeles – Highland Park2755.8
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown19136.99
Los Angeles – Hollywood110161.16
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills46156.28
Los Angeles – Hyde Park1656.06
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park
Los Angeles – Koreatown4790.92
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square6131.61
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa3173.45
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace16121.83
Los Angeles – Leimert Park23150.97
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights1546.02
Los Angeles – Little Armenia29361.37
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh2898.79
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo
Los Angeles – Longwood
Los Angeles – Los Feliz2197.19
Los Angeles – Manchester Square
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon
Los Angeles – Mar Vista3480.05
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula8183.49
Los Angeles – Melrose192247.12
Los Angeles – Mid-city23153.03
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile19105.64
Los Angeles – Mission Hills1666.32
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington1249.7
Los Angeles – North Hills3963.34
Los Angeles – North Hollywood11374.63
Los Angeles – Northridge3753.01
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades31145.6
Los Angeles – Pacoima4963.65
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands
Los Angeles – Palms62141.3
Los Angeles – Panorama City5877.08
Los Angeles – Park La Brea966.27
Los Angeles – Pico-Union47112.33
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey
Los Angeles – Playa Vista1091.35
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch2878.68
Los Angeles – Rancho Park9137.2
Los Angeles – Regent Square
Los Angeles – Reseda6280.92
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch7150.99
Los Angeles – Reynier Village5118.26
Los Angeles – San Pedro3949.98
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills7157.59
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks7282.52
Los Angeles – Silverlake71161.06
Los Angeles – South Carthay20188.77
Los Angeles – South Park3694.83
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village
Los Angeles – Studio City2298.04
Los Angeles – Sun Valley2853.35
Los Angeles – Sunland30147
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square00
Los Angeles – Sylmar91110.44
Los Angeles – Tarzana44142.51
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry48121.57
Los Angeles – Thai Town991.75
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake780.42
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace00
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods
Los Angeles – Tujunga1553.94
Los Angeles – University Hills00
Los Angeles – University Park2487.41
Los Angeles – Valley Glen31103.28
Los Angeles – Valley Village33133.5
Los Angeles – Van Nuys7378.33
Los Angeles – Venice34100.34
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls1693.02
Los Angeles – Vermont Square14182.84
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista2150.99
Los Angeles – Vernon Central3567.31
Los Angeles – Victoria Park17202.41
Los Angeles – View Heights
Los Angeles – Watts2456.24
Los Angeles – Wellington Square
Los Angeles – West Adams34123.05
Los Angeles – West Hills2151.79
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles3490.34
Los Angeles – West Vernon5398.8
Los Angeles – Westchester3160.07
Los Angeles – Westlake4880.87
Los Angeles – Westwood3360.99
Los Angeles – Wholesale District1747.05
Los Angeles – Wilmington2849.57
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center4079.73
Los Angeles – Winnetka4383.03
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills6291.1
Unincorporated – Acton562.73
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce
Unincorporated – Altadena3477.95
Unincorporated – Anaverde00
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest00
Unincorporated – Arcadia
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont3480.11
Unincorporated – Athens Village5102.1
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights
Unincorporated – Azusa
Unincorporated – Bandini Islands00
Unincorporated – Bassett
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon
Unincorporated – Bradbury00
Unincorporated – Canyon Country12155.28
Unincorporated – Castaic829.42
Unincorporated – Cerritos00
Unincorporated – Charter Oak00
Unincorporated – Claremont00
Unincorporated – Covina1271.35
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)645.65
Unincorporated – Del Aire5113.82
Unincorporated – Del Rey00
Unincorporated – Del Sur00
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands
Unincorporated – Duarte00
Unincorporated – East Covina00
Unincorporated – East La Mirada
Unincorporated – East Lancaster00
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles7559.87
Unincorporated – East Pasadena00
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez958.79
Unincorporated – East Whittier
Unincorporated – El Camino Village
Unincorporated – El Monte00
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake00
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone5788.09
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon00
Unincorporated – Glendora00
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights2748.28
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway00
Unincorporated – Hawthorne
Unincorporated – Hi Vista00
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons00
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose1050.5
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights00
Unincorporated – La Rambla
Unincorporated – La Verne
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights12169.71
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes00
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles
Unincorporated – Lake Manor
Unincorporated – Lakewood00
Unincorporated – Lennox1879.85
Unincorporated – Leona Valley00
Unincorporated – Littlerock00
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom
Unincorporated – Llano00
Unincorporated – Lynwood00
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey663.76
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile00
Unincorporated – Monrovia5128.83
Unincorporated – Newhall00
Unincorporated – North Lancaster00
Unincorporated – North Whittier
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel624.96
Unincorporated – Palmdale00
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula00
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano00
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village00
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon00
Unincorporated – Pomona00
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez5187.9
Unincorporated – Roosevelt00
Unincorporated – Rosewood
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena00
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights1325.48
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island00
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon00
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills
Unincorporated – San Pasqual00
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon00
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains526.85
Unincorporated – Saugus
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country00
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – South Edwards00
Unincorporated – South El Monte00
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel779.11
Unincorporated – South Whittier2542.21
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch1152.47
Unincorporated – Sun Village
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain
Unincorporated – Universal City00
Unincorporated – Val Verde00
Unincorporated – Valencia
Unincorporated – Valinda834.23
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills14120.33
Unincorporated – Walnut00
Unincorporated – Walnut Park18111.5
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley
Unincorporated – West Carson28126.78
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth00
Unincorporated – West LA
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley661.01
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos1037.14
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills00
Unincorporated – Westhills00
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms00
Unincorporated – Whittier
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows00
Unincorporated – Willowbrook2057.29
Unincorporated – Wiseburn
–  Under Investigation628 

  *These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. Twenty-two previously reported cases and two deaths were not in Public Health’s jurisdiction

 **– means that case numbers are suppressed (between 1 and 4 cases in communities <25,000 people).

 ***Rate is crude and is per 100,000.

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