As COVID-19 Infections Climb, Some WeHo Residents Demand More Action From the City

As of noon today, 54 West Hollywood residents have been confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest number, an increase from 52 on Sunday, means one in every 682 residents has been diagnosed as being infected, and many more are likely to have been infected but not yet showing symptoms. As the number of infections has increased, so are demands by some local residents that city government do more to address the issue.

The number of infections confirmed in Los Angeles County is 2,474, an increase of 16% from

the 2,136 announced by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Sunday. Forty-four people have died of the COVID-19 infection.

In its announcement of the infections today, the Health Department included a calculation of the number of people per 100,000 infected in each of the cities and communities in Los Angeles County. That calculation of 148.05 infections per 100,000 put West Hollywood just behind the Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Crest, which had 153.29 infections per 100,000 residents, the most of any city or community in L.A. County.

The Health Department apparently is using old Census data in making its calculations. WEHOville is using the 2019 population estimates of the U.S. Census bureau, which means there can be slight differences in calculations of number of infections per resident.

The Melrose neighborhood on the southern border of West Hollywood, which had 56 confirmed infections on Sunday, saw a huge increase in today, with 82 reported. There were 28 infections reported in Beverly Hills, up from 24 on Sunday, and 14 in Culver City, up from nine previously reported. The Hollywood neighborhood had a reported 49 infections as of today, an increase from the 44 counted as of Sunday.

Forty percent of those infected were between the ages of 41 and 65, according to L.A. County Health Department data, which doesn’t include cases in Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments. Those ages 18 to 40 accounted for 39% of the infections, and those 65 and over accounted for 20% of the infections. Just one percent of those diagnosed as infected were under the age of 18.

With the steady rise in infections in West Hollywood there has been an outcry from some residents who say the city isn’t doing enough to address the pandemic.

“Our fair city seems to have been just as sorely unprepared for this health crisis as other cities and the federal government, which is very disheartening,” said Stephanie Harker, a resident of West Hollywood’s Eastside, in an email to City Council members and others in the community.

“The ‘exploring options’ should have been done months/years ago,” Harker wrote, in a reference to the response from City Hall about some issues like providing access to testing. “The time to make plans for an emergency is NOT a few weeks after the emergency rears its ugly head. What ARE the city’s emergency plans, if in a day, a week or a month there is an earthquake or a blackout DURING the health crisis? The lack of long-range planning is appalling and downright scary. We need some (pre-emptive) action.”

Larry Block, a local retailer who is also a candidate in the Nov. 3 City Council election, has taken to social media to denounce the City of West Hollywood for not providing face masks to protect residents from the virus, which is transmitted by microscopic droplets from coughs and sneezes of those infected. Block has begun selling masks that he imported from China (and giving them for free to West Hollywood residents who are seniors, ill or disabled.) Block and Manny Rodriquez, a West Hollywood West resident, also have been pushing the City Council and City Manager Paul Arevalo to give residents access to testing kits so they can find out if they are infected by the virus, which can have few to no symptoms among some people who nevertheless can transmit it to others.

Health experts generally have recommended supplying medical masks only to healthcare workers who are dealing directly with people who are or seem to be infected with the COVID-19 virus, citing a shortage of supply. However, more masks are becoming available and experts now are saying that medical masks may offer some small benefit to those who find themselves near people on the sidewalk who cough or sneeze. Health experts also recommend that kits for testing for the COVID-19 infection, which also have been in short supply, be used only with those who show symptoms of infection with the recommendation of a doctor. The City of Los Angeles has provided a link to testing servicesfor those who are ill. To be eligible for testing, one must have symptoms of infection and be 65 or over, or have symptoms and have chronic health issues, or have been ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days because of exposure to someone who has been infected by COVID-19. City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath says she has been in discussions with Sheila Kuehl, the Los Angeles County Supervisor whose 3rd District includes West Hollywood, about having the county provide access to testing for West Hollywood residents,

Today residents also complained to City Hall about the closure of the SOVA food pantry at 8846 W. Pico Blvd. at Robertson, where people who cannot afford to buy food can go to pick up a five-day supply of free groceries and personal hygiene products. The City of West Hollywood subsidizes the SOVA pantry. Those who go to the Pico Boulevard location now are told to go to the SOVA pantry in Van Nuys, which is located in the Valley. However, SOVA has said that it will continue to make food available every other Friday at 800 N. Kings Rd. between Willoughby and Waring, where it has routinely offered food to residents of that and two adjacent public housing projects.

David Guigni, the city’s Social Services manager, has called out other options such as Project Angel Food, which delivers food to those in need, and the L.A. LGBT Center, which provides lunches to seniors that can be picked up at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Senior Center at the Center’s headquarters at 1118 N. McCadden Place in Los Angeles.

While the City of West Hollywood has been criticized for not doing enough, it has taken number of actions. On March 16 the City Council voted to declare a state of emergency. “The city’s ability to mobilize local resources, coordinate interagency response, accelerate procurement of vital supplies, use mutual aid, and allow for future reimbursement by the state and federal governments, are critical to successfully responding to COVID-19,” said a memo from City Manager Paul Arevalo describing the need for the state of emergency declaration.

Since then, city also has added to its website a number of resources for residents dealing with the impact of the pandemic. That includes information on the city’s moratorium on evictions and links to Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas offers of utility payment assistance. For older adults, the city’s website offers links to nonprofit organizations that can help one pay the rent, grocery stores with special hours for seniors, and links to the websites of nonprofits like the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Jewish Family Services that offer special service to older people. For those who are out of work, it offers links to federal, state, and nonprofit organization websites with unemployment resources and to a list of Los Angeles companies that are looking to hire. There also are links to resources for families with children and for small businesses.

This image is from the College of Social and Behavioral Science Center for Geospatial Science and Technology. You can click on this link to go to a live map tracking the latest data on coronavirus infections by community.

Listed below are cities in Los Angeles County, unincorporated communities in the county and neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles with the number of confirmed infections, if any, included. In parentheses is the Health Department’s calculation of the number of infections per 100,000 people:

  • City of Agoura Hills 9 ( 42.52 )
  • City of Alhambra 11 ( 12.69 )
  • City of Arcadia 9 ( 15.79 )
  • City of Artesia — ( — )
  • City of Avalon 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Azusa 3 ( 6.06 )
  • City of Baldwin Park 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Bell 11 ( 30.06 )
  • City of Bell Gardens 2 ( 4.67 )
  • City of Bellflower 17 ( 22.35 )
  • City of Beverly Hills 28 ( 80.8 )
  • City of Bradbury 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Burbank 21 ( 20.06 )
  • City of Calabasas 11 ( 45.49 )
  • City of Carson 35 ( 37.34 )
  • City of Cerritos 5 ( 10.15 )
  • City of Claremont 1 ( 2.77 )
  • City of Commerce — ( — )
  • City of Compton 13 ( 12.88 )
  • City of Covina 8 ( 16.28 )
  • City of Cudahy — ( — )
  • City of Culver City 14 ( 34.7 )
  • City of Diamond Bar 3 ( 5.25 )
  • City of Downey 25 ( 21.97 )
  • City of Duarte — ( — )
  • City of El Monte 1 ( 0.88 )
  • City of El Segundo — ( — )
  • City of Gardena 7 ( 11.54 )
  • City of Glendale 62 ( 30.75 )
  • City of Glendora 6 ( 11.49 )
  • City of Hawaiian Gardens — ( — )
  • City of Hawthorne 13 ( 14.81 )
  • City of Hermosa Beach 7 ( 35.51 )
  • City of Hidden Hills 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Huntington Park 4 ( 6.72 )
  • City of Industry 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Inglewood 26 ( 22.34 )
  • City of Irwindale 0 ( 0 )
  • City of La Canada Flintridge 8 ( 39.04 )
  • City of La Habra Heights 0 ( 0 )
  • City of La Mirada 7 ( 14.15 )
  • City of La Puente 3 ( 7.43 )
  • City of La Verne 2 ( 6.04 )
  • City of Lakewood 13 ( 16.63 )
  • City of Lancaster 27 ( 17.24 )
  • City of Lawndale 4 ( 11.98 )
  • City of Lomita — ( — )
  • City of Long Beach 99
  • City of Lynwood 16 ( 22.16 )
  • City of Malibu — ( — )
  • City of Manhattan Beach 31 ( 88.14 )
  • City of Maywood 5 ( 17.78 )
  • City of Monrovia 4 ( 10.68 )
  • City of Montebello 4 ( 6.28 )
  • City of Monterey Park 5 ( 8.18 )
  • City of Norwalk 15 ( 14.3 )
  • City of Palmdale 9 ( 5.64 )
  • City of Palos Verdes Estates 14 ( 102.44 )
  • City of Paramount 7 ( 12.45 )
  • City of Pasadena 10
  • City of Pico Rivera 6 ( 9.37 )
  • City of Pomona 5 ( 3.22 )
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes 10 ( 23.31 )
  • City of Redondo Beach 34 ( 49.05 )
  • City of Rolling Hills 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Rolling Hills Estates — ( — )
  • City of Rosemead 2 ( 3.63 )
  • City of San Dimas 3 ( 8.82 )
  • City of San Fernando — ( — )
  • City of San Gabriel 6 ( 14.88 )
  • City of San Marino — ( — )
  • City of Santa Clarita 41 ( 18.69 )
  • City of Santa Fe Springs 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Santa Monica 47 ( 50.32 )
  • City of Sierra Madre 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Signal Hill — ( — )
  • City of South El Monte 0 ( 0 )
  • City of South Gate 14 ( 14.04 )
  • City of South Pasadena 5 ( 19.28 )
  • City of Temple City 1 ( 2.74 )
  • City of Torrance 43 ( 29.31 )
  • City of Vernon 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Walnut 3 ( 9.98 )
  • City of West Covina 7 ( 6.5 )
  • City of West Hollywood 53 ( 148.05 )
  • City of Westlake Village 0 ( 0 )
  • City of Whittier 8 ( 9.08 )
  • Los Angeles 1171 ( 29.03 )
  • Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Alsace — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Angelino Heights 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Arleta 5 ( 14.24 )
  • Los Angeles – Atwater Village — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills 9 ( 30.01 )
  • Los Angeles – Bel Air 9 ( 109.52 )
  • Los Angeles – Beverly Crest 19 ( 153.29 )
  • Los Angeles – Beverlywood 11 ( 82.58 )
  • Los Angeles – Boyle Heights 11 ( 12.61 )
  • Los Angeles – Brentwood 34 ( 108.74 )
  • Los Angeles – Brookside 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Canoga Park 4 ( 6.28 )
  • Los Angeles – Carthay 15 ( 111.79 )
  • Los Angeles – Central 6 ( 15.34 )
  • Los Angeles – Century City 9 ( 74.31 )
  • Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove 8 ( 23.62 )
  • Los Angeles – Chatsworth 10 ( 27.75 )
  • Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills 5 ( 53.97 )
  • Los Angeles – Chinatown 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Country Club Park — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Crenshaw District — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Crestview 13 ( 113.58 )
  • Los Angeles – Del Rey 14 ( 47.85 )
  • Los Angeles – Downtown 11 ( 45.36 )
  • Los Angeles – Eagle Rock 8 ( 20.42 )
  • Los Angeles – East Hollywood 10 ( 33.57 )
  • Los Angeles – Echo Park 5 ( 34.85 )
  • Los Angeles – El Sereno 3 ( 7.19 )
  • Los Angeles – Elysian Park — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Elysian Valley — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Encino 29 ( 68.18 )
  • Los Angeles – Exposition 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Exposition Park 4 ( 8.85 )
  • Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone 7 ( 14.33 )
  • Los Angeles – Glassell Park 8 ( 25.49 )
  • Los Angeles – Gramercy Place — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Granada Hills 9 ( 15.52 )
  • Los Angeles – Green Meadows — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Hancock Park 26 ( 158.3 )
  • Los Angeles – Harbor City 4 ( 13.81 )
  • Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway 6 ( 13.73 )
  • Los Angeles – Harbor Pines 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Harvard Heights — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Harvard Park 3 ( 7.57 )
  • Los Angeles – Highland Park 9 ( 18.68 )
  • Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Hollywood 49 ( 75.45 )
  • Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills 26 ( 90.04 )
  • Los Angeles – Hyde Park 6 ( 20.42 )
  • Los Angeles – Jefferson Park 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Koreatown 13 ( 24.71 )
  • Los Angeles – Lafayette Square — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Lake Balboa 11 ( 26.4 )
  • Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Leimert Park — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights 2 ( 6.05 )
  • Los Angeles – Little Armenia 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh 5 ( 17.2 )
  • Los Angeles – Little Tokyo — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Longwood — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Los Feliz 11 ( 51.55 )
  • Los Angeles – Manchester Square — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Mar Vista 13 ( 31.03 )
  • Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Melrose 82 ( 105.62 )
  • Los Angeles – Mid-city 10 ( 66.39 )
  • Los Angeles – Miracle Mile 10 ( 56.6 )
  • Los Angeles – Mission Hills 6 ( 25.03 )
  • Los Angeles – Mt. Washington — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – North Hills 7 ( 11.49 )
  • Los Angeles – North Hollywood 34 ( 22.46 )
  • Los Angeles – Northridge 8 ( 11.81 )
  • Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades 18 ( 86.94 )
  • Los Angeles – Pacoima 4 ( 5 )
  • Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Palms 21 ( 46.5 )
  • Los Angeles – Panorama City 7 ( 9.21 )
  • Los Angeles – Park La Brea — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Pico-Union 5 ( 11.74 )
  • Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Playa Vista 5 ( 50.08 )
  • Los Angeles – Porter Ranch 6 ( 18.07 )
  • Los Angeles – Rancho Park — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Regent Square — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Reseda 20 ( 26.4 )
  • Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Reynier Village — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – San Pedro 11 ( 14.14 )
  • Los Angeles – Shadow Hills — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks 32 ( 37.66 )
  • Los Angeles – Silverlake 18 ( 41.68 )
  • Los Angeles – South Carthay 8 ( 75.5 )
  • Los Angeles – South Park 4 ( 10.23 )
  • Los Angeles – St Elmo Village 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Studio City 15 ( 70.08 )
  • Los Angeles – Sun Valley 6 ( 10.87 )
  • Los Angeles – Sunland — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Sycamore Square 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Sylmar 18 ( 21.75 )
  • Los Angeles – Tarzana 24 ( 79.4 )
  • Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry 8 ( 20.52 )
  • Los Angeles – Thai Town — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Toluca Lake — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Toluca Woods 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – Tujunga 4 ( 14.2 )
  • Los Angeles – University Hills 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – University Park 6 ( 22.29 )
  • Los Angeles – Valley Glen 4 ( 13.4 )
  • Los Angeles – Valley Village 19 ( 81.1 )
  • Los Angeles – Van Nuys 10 ( 10.77 )
  • Los Angeles – Venice 18 ( 52.73 )
  • Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Vermont Square — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Vermont Vista 5 ( 12 )
  • Los Angeles – Vernon Central 4 ( 7.39 )
  • Los Angeles – Victoria Park — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – View Heights — ( — )
  • Los Angeles – Watts 2 ( 4.55 )
  • Los Angeles – Wellington Square 0 ( 0 )
  • Los Angeles – West Adams 9 ( 32 )
  • Los Angeles – West Hills 7 ( 17.89 )
  • Los Angeles – West Los Angeles 19 ( 50.68 )
  • Los Angeles – West Vernon 9 ( 16.57 )
  • Los Angeles – Westchester 17 ( 33.47 )
  • Los Angeles – Westlake 7 ( 11.93 )
  • Los Angeles – Westwood 26 ( 47.78 )
  • Los Angeles – Wholesale District 10 ( 26.18 )
  • Los Angeles – Wilmington 10 ( 17.46 )
  • Los Angeles – Wilshire Center 8 ( 15.55 )
  • Los Angeles – Winnetka 9 ( 17.63 )
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  • Unincorporated – Agua Dulce 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Altadena 10 ( 23.55 )
  • Unincorporated – Anaverde 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Arcadia 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont 7 ( 16.81 )
  • Unincorporated – Athens Village 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Avocado Heights 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Azusa 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Bandini Islands 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Bassett 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Bradbury 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Canyon Country — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Castaic 3 ( 10.59 )
  • Unincorporated – Cerritos 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Charter Oak 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Claremont 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Covina — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak) 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Del Aire — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Del Rey 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Del Sur 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Duarte 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East Covina 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East La Mirada 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East Lancaster 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East Los Angeles 11 ( 8.66 )
  • Unincorporated – East Pasadena 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – East Whittier — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – El Camino Village 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – El Monte 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Glendora 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights 2 ( 3.66 )
  • Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Hawthorne — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Hi Vista 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – La Habra Heights 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – La Rambla — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – La Verne — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Ladera Heights — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Lake Hughes 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Lake Manor 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Lakewood 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Lennox 7 ( 29.68 )
  • Unincorporated – Leona Valley 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Littlerock 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom 0 ( 0 )
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  • Unincorporated – Long Beach 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Lynwood 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Marina del Rey — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Miracle Mile 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Monrovia — ( — )
  • Unincorporated – Newhall 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – North Lancaster 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – North Whittier — ( — )
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  • Unincorporated – Padua Hills 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Palmdale 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula 0 ( 0 )
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  • Unincorporated – Pellissier Village 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon 0 ( 0 )
  • Unincorporated – Pomona 0 ( 0 )
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  • Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch — ( — )
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Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 months ago

This is LOS ANGELES COUNTY LED PUBLIC HEALTH PANDEMIC.

What could the City do for the Residents. The history is long and unchanged. Nothing besides U kept promises and over development.

I’m more scared what will happen when the City has lost hundreds of millions dollars it’s used to collecting… And spending at unbelievable rates.

Up parking fines, residential permit fees, MORE! sales tax??

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
6 months ago

My letter was NOT actually about the lack of testing as I am aware that the County and not the city, is calling the shots on that. Although it would be good for all people to know that. My biggest concern is about the lack of access to food for an increasing number of people who are in need. I believe about nine years ago Weho HAD a food bank that ultimately had to move out of West Hollywood because the rent was too high. Nothing has been done to replace it. I hope that the current crisis will wake… Read more »

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 months ago

I think the “Sova Food Bank” is in & for weho residents. But it is scary. I get a need not to hoard, but Trader Joe’s is amazing with keeping the store stocked. But The limit of 2 of any item, means I will have to go out way more often to shop. But BIG THANKS TO ALL THE TRADER JOE’S STAFF. I am scared for all the employees I’ve come to know for decades. I wish they would give employees perhaps a clear plastic shield (even if not “certified” it would be some protection especially at the registers O… Read more »

Rex
Rex
6 months ago

Well said!

Larry Tracy
Larry Tracy
6 months ago

“Yesterday, as the number of deaths continued to rise, the rules were tightened. No cars on the streets without the legal form stating where you began and where you’re going, which can only be for medical visits, pharmacies, or grocery shopping. Which is fine, as most everything else is closed. Leaving the house without a good reason is forbidden, as taking public transportation without the legal form. Police are everywhere asking where people are going and checking the forms, which can be downloaded from the Net. No one is allowed to go out for a walk or other exercise, though… Read more »

Jim Nasium
Jim Nasium
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry Tracy

Helpful if you would have put the “This email from a friend in Barcelona” at the TOP of your comment…..Geez!

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry Tracy

We have a TV. thanks

Vigilant
Vigilant
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry Tracy

Thank you for that. If anyone in this fair city cares enough to be informed, please wean yourself from domestic news and opinion givers and view DW from Berlin, NHK Tokyo, BBC, France 24 synthesize it and get some relevance from PBS. These sources seem to focus on people making practical, positive gains through grim statistics.

It also helps to be vigilant and have the fortitude to take charge of one’s own health and well being rather than absorbed by the Medical Industrial Complex who will manage you for a profit.

John Daniel Harrington Tyrell
John Daniel Harrington Tyrell
6 months ago

Dear all, the WHCHC Office is a public space for public benefit open to the public for public good according to it’s 5013c ability to operate as a nonprofit under California state and IRS title 42 law. Hence the ability to not pay taxes legally. That space has been unused and according to their own posting will continue to be unused and not available to the public through April 20th I have a great idea let’s open up that office right away and start a food bank or collition for West Hollywood community members I am sure WHCHC would be… Read more »

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago

Just stay home and relax. Enough complaining.

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
6 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey
Larry Block
Larry Block
6 months ago

That is a wrong statement above that Manny or myself are asking for test kits. The County has tests for those w symptoms. The City of LA is about 40% of the county. The other 60% smaller cities have no access to testing. If u have symptoms you fill out a form online and can get a test- if ur in the City of LA. They been doing that for a week. We are not able to do that yet. #countystepchild

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

There are NO TEST KITS anywhere.

I think Gavin Newsom is doing great things to procure otherwise unavailable PPE, Ventilaters etc..

He is calling on, and getting results by asking Super Rich (Richard Branson, Elon Musk) and celebrity power in CA residents to go outside the few sources all states are trying to get, AND GOT EQUIPMENT & PPE already.

Vigilant
Vigilant
6 months ago

The elephant in the room is the near complete absence of forthright plans and contingencies. as stated by Stephanie Harker and the very unusual silence which is downright creepy. The city’s view of itself, oddly enough, seems more in line with that of Donald Trump. “We do so much, don’t you appreciate us/me? ” With the number of HIV positive residents and folks that indulge in risky behavior, it is stunning. They should have been first up to the plate in terms of seniors and compromised folks. If nothing else, personally filmed and delivered comments via Wehoville to give it… Read more »

Rex
Rex
6 months ago
Reply to  Vigilant

Well said.

jose
jose
6 months ago

They sure had enough money to waste on that stupid rainbow cross walk!

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago
Reply to  jose

People run for City Council…….to fund their special interest projects. Such a waste of our tax dollars.

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 months ago
Reply to  jose

I take offense. The rainbow crosswalks are virtually $0 when compared to the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS on God knows the current “phase” for West Hollywood Park, the $30,000,000 Robogarage behind city hall.

The list continues for unimaginable spending.

Justin Rose
Justin Rose
6 months ago

54 infections but how many hospitalizations? Does anyone have this important data?

Joshua88
Joshua88
6 months ago

It is a very serious trend. And all in the same area.
What do these people have in common?

Thank you for the details.

Sony
Sony
6 months ago
Reply to  Joshua88

Most likely they’re one of (or ones unfortunate enough to come in contact with), the hordes of people who thought it was no big deal and were determined to not give up their Sunday Funday on March 15. The order to close didn’t go into effect until midnight and many restaurants/bars chose to not open that day or closed early. The few that did stay open were packed & overflowing even though it with the knowledge that COVID-19 was a major issue. I wouldn’t be surprised if those who weren’t about to give up their partying until the ciy government… Read more »