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Metro Water District Inspection and Maintenance Jan 6 – 15



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about a planned inspection and maintenance of water supply infrastructure by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWDSC).

As part of efforts to ensure the water distribution system continues to deliver reliable water supplies, MWDSC will coordinate a ten-day project to dewater, inspect, and maintain the major water pipeline running under Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood in three locations between La Cienega Boulevard and N. Harper Avenue.

Work will commence on Monday, January 6, 2020 and continue intermittently through Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Traffic control may be implemented during pipeline inspections and westbound traffic lanes on Sunset Boulevard may be impacted during maintenance work from Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Friday, January 10, 2020.

Motorists are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes in anticipation of potential delays.

Parking will be temporarily limited at locations impacted by maintenance work; temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance in the affected work areas.

Specific locations include:

  • Sunset Boulevard east of La Cienega Boulevard
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Sweetzer Avenue
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Harper Avenue

One of the biggest challenges in ensuring reliable water deliveries in Southern California is the need to routinely repair and upgrade existing pipelines and associated facilities, some of which are more than 60 years old.

To meet that responsibility, MWDSC temporarily takes parts of its delivery system out of service to conduct inspections and perform maintenance and upgrades with the least impact on consumers. Water supply to homes and businesses will not be affected.

To safely gain access to many of these facilities, Metropolitan must halt the flow of water temporarily and allow the pipeline to empty. In some areas, particularly low points in the system, this water must be pumped out. Metropolitan makes every effort to minimize the amount of water that is discharged. When feasible, the water that is pumped out is discharged into facilities that replenish watersheds and local groundwater supplies. In some isolated situations, however, some of the water is not able to be captured.

For more information about this project, please call Rupam Soni, Metropolitan Water District Principal Public Affairs Representative, at (213) 217-7262 or

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Aid for Renters, Seniors, and Community During Emergency



photo by Douglas McLaughlin

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has updated its website with information and links to resources for a range of programs to assist residents and businesses, and they say they are implementing additional programs to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

For the latest City of West Hollywood information, visit .

The City’s website features information about rental assistance and eviction protections for renters facing economic hardship due to coronavirus; links to resources for workers and businesses; and information for seniors to connect to services from community organizations and find out about basics such as current neighborhood grocery store hours.

There are also details about the Safer at Home LA County Order, which urges all community members to stay at home to reduce transmission of coronavirus. 

As a reminder, West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and is suspending all in-person transactions. All public City buildings and facilities are closed.

City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at

The City encourages community members to continue to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information.

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LA County Workers Cut Down Beach Volleyball Nets Due to Coronavirus



LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving new meaning to the March tradition of cutting down nets … beaches across Los Angeles County are making sure no one plays volleyball.

L.A. County workers are busy cutting down volleyball nets across the Santa Monica, this only hours after California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered residents to stay home to help slow down the spread of the novel virus.

The decision to take volleyball off the table makes sense when you think about it … everyone in a volleyball match touches the ball, and they’re usually sweating and perspiring, which is not a good combination when it comes to COVID-19.

Despite the “Safer at Home” order for California residents, people can still go outside to walk and get exercise … officials urged folks not to congregate at the beach, and now there’s no way to get a volleyball game going.

We’re used to seeing basketball players cut down the nets during March Madness … but that’s just another annual tradition suspended due to the pandemic.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit

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