Posted on 04/14/2024


Posted on 04/14/2024

For Immediate Release:

April 13, 2024

Public Health Confirms Measles Case in Los Angeles County
Health Officials Identify Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified by the California Department of Public Health of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled throughout Los Angeles County from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Sunday, April 1, 2024.

Individuals who were at the following locations during the dates and times below may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date.

Saturday, 3/30/24

  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.)
  • Denny’s – 5535 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time not yet determined)
  • Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
  • Buca Di Beppo – 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 12 p.m.)
  • Cletus Chicken Shack in Universal Studies — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 4 p.m.)
  • Lard Lad Doughnuts and EC Food Truck in Universal Studios — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (time not yet determined)
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream — 445 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (time not yet determined)
  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sunday, 3/31/24

  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. -8 a.m.)
  • Jack in the Box--1127 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301 (appx. 11:00 a.m.)
  • Santa Monica Pier—Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Pier Gear — 380 Santa Monica Pier #1, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (time not yet determined)
  • El Torito Mexican Restaurant — 13715 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Monday, 4/1/24

  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Denny’s – 5535 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time not yet determined)

Additional locations where possible exposures may have occurred are being investigated.

People who were in the locations above should confirm if they have been vaccinated against measles. If they have not had measles in the past and have not yet obtained the measles vaccine, they are at risk of contracting measles if they have been exposed. Unimmunized persons or those with unknown immunization status who were at these sites during the date and times listed above are at risk of developing measles from 7 to 21 days after being exposed. Exposed individuals who have been free of symptoms for more than 21 days are no longer at risk.

“Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know you have it and can lead to severe disease,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “Measles is highly contagious for those who are not immune to it. Initially causing fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and followed by a rash, it can result in serious complications for young children and vulnerable adults.”

People who were in the locations above around the aforementioned times should:

  • Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection or received the measles immunization previously may not be protected from the measles virus and should talk with a health care provider about receiving measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.
  • Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized regardless of vaccination history.
  • Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop)
  • If symptoms develop, stay at home, and avoid school, work and any large gatherings. Call a healthcare provider immediately. Do not enter a health care facility before calling them and making them aware of your measles exposure and symptoms. Public Health can assist health care providers in appropriately diagnosing and managing your care.

Common symptoms for measles include:

  • High fever (higher than 101° F)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Tiny white spots that may appear inside the mouth 2-3 days after symptoms begin.
  • Rash 3-5 days after other signs of illness. The “measles rash” typically starts at the face and then spreads down to the rest of the body.

About Measles

Measles spreads easily through the air when an infected person breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes. The virus can stay in the air and on surfaces for many hours, even after the infected person has left. The infected person can spread the disease up to four days before a measles rash appears and up to four days after the rash appears.

If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected.

Measles can be prevented with a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR or MMRV). The MMR vaccine protects against three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella. The MMRV vaccine protects against four diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). They are administered in two doses and are highly effective: two doses are 97% effective against measles and one dose is 93% effective. The spread of measles can be prevented if 2-dose coverage of vaccine remains at 95% or above in the community. For more information on measles, visit:

Most health insurances cover the cost of the MMR and MMRV vaccine. Insured persons should check with their doctor or local pharmacy to see what vaccines are offered. Uninsured or underinsured children and adults can access free or low-cost vaccines at clinics enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program. For a list of clinics that offer free or low-cost immunizations for persons who are uninsured or underinsured, call 2-1-1 or visit:

In in the United States, as of April 11, 2024, a total of 121 measles cases have been reported this year, which is more than double the number of cases reported in all of 2023.  Furthermore, 56% of these cases required hospitalization for management of measles complications or isolation. Most of these cases have been unimmunized.  There has been one other measles case in Los Angeles County in 2024.

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Thank you to all the Angelenos that stayed safe and informed during the storm. Thanks to your preparedness, there were zero storm-related deaths this week. Thank you for staying safe and informed.

As we recover from intense rainfall this week, the City continues to respond to impacts and support recovery efforts with emergency crews clearing mud and debris flows, power outages, fallen trees, roadway flooding and other obstructions across the city.

After the 4.6M earthquake that was felt in our region this afternoon, we urge Angelenos to prepare for the possibility of ANY emergency.

NOTE: In order for the City of Los Angeles to be eligible to receive assistance from the federal government, please fill out this survey hosted by Los Angeles County if you have damage to your home.

To report mudslides or debris in the street, call 311 or submit a request for service with the MyLA311 app. We will continue gathering information to provide Angelenos with additional assistance as our recovery continues. Scroll for answers to frequently asked questions regarding assistance.

City Response 

Mud and Debris Flow:
City agencies are responding to reports of mudslides and debris flows particularly along canyon roads and hillsides. Commuters are advised to avoid driving on canyon roads.

Building and Safety Inspectors are assessing homes near the affected areas, and the Bureau of Engineering team has assessed the need for restoration of slope stability and has already begun to reconstruct the affected hillsides.

Department of Transportation Traffic Officers have been deployed to support multiple closures and direct drivers away from impacted areas. As recovery work continues, drivers are advised to avoid canyon roads which may be subject to sudden and intermittent closures as city crews work on assessment and repairs.

Heavy winds and rain caused multiple power outages across Los Angeles. Thanks to the work of LADWP crews, more than 100,000 households have had their power restored since the start of the storm. Angelenos can report outages at

Stormwater Capture:
In collaboration with LA County Flood Control and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, preliminary estimates show that more than 7 billion gallons of stormwater have been captured in Los Angeles alone since the beginning of Sunday’s storm event.

Shelter Reponse During The Storm:
With the alert of severe weather in the forecast for our region, Los Angeles established a coordinated approach in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to outreach and connect with  unhoused Angelenos across the City. Targeted outreach was done in the waterways and high flooding areas, including in the L.A. River and Sepulveda Basin. We secured hundreds of hotel vouchers and opened additional recreation and park shelters to keep unhoused Angelenos safe and dry with access to supportive services.

The work doesn’t stop there, we are shifting the way we recover by including a plan after the storm with the goal of connecting unhoused Angelenos in a shelter with ongoing services and interim housing options.

Frequently Asked Questions After The Storm:

If I have mud in my yard what do I do?

  • Angelenos can report damage to 311. The Department of Building and Safety has been activated to go out and assess reports of damage.
If my house has damages, where can I receive assistance?
  • Angelenos are recommended to contact their insurance company and document their damage. Document every loss and expense. Take photos, keep receipts and contact your Insurance Agent. A recovery plan can take these things into account and help you make the most of your time and money. To file a claim click here. Local Assistance Centers are able to provide California state or federal government disaster assistance.
How do I find out which roads are closed?
  • The city has established an Interactive Evacuation and Road Closure Map.
What if my backyard is stable, but I'm worried it's about to collapse? Where can I find help?
  • We recommend Angelenos to seek advice from a geotechnical expert. A professional can advise on the best ways to prevent or reduce landslide risk without creating further hazards.
My house was yellow or red tagged, what do I do? Where do I get updates from?
  • If evacuated, return home only when it has been indicated and safe to do so. The Department of Building and Safety will continue to communicate with impacted households until repairs have been completed. Find more information on how to determine when there is a threat of flash flooding and debris flows here.
What if there is a broken pipe in my apartment or home?
  • Floodwaters damage materials, leaving mud, silt and contaminants that can promote the growth of mold. You need to safely and thoroughly dry your home to reduce these hazards and the damage they cause. LADWP recommends having an emergency supply of water in case the pipe infrastructure in your area receives damage during an emergency disaster. Find emergency resources from LADWP here.
How can I prepare for future flooding?
  • During the storm season, local Fire Stations offer free sand and sandbags. Find your local station here.
While we won’t see the chance of rain until next week, now is a good time to prepare for any emergency or weather related disaster. 

Visit to learn how you can plan for any emergency and create an emergency kit for any disaster. 

The city will continue to assess damage and respond quickly and safely to ensure we recover and prepare for future severe weather conditions.

Clothing Drive

Posted on 01/15/2024

LA Sanitation & Environment’s City Facilities Recycling Program will be collecting new and gently used men’s, women’s, and children's clothing January 2 – March 1, 2024. Donated clothing will be provided to St. Frances Center, LASAN’s Livability Services Division, and Inside Safe participants to help Angelenos in need.

Drop off locations include the East Valley District Yard in Sun Valley.

Updated COVID Information

Posted on 01/13/2024

The Instructions for COVID-19 Cases (Isolation) and Close Contacts has been updated to aligned with the new California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Health Officer Order for COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention

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Updated/Current Board 2024

Posted on 12/08/2023

On December 7, 2023, the board welcomed three new members.  Here is a roster of the current FTDNC Board for 2024 (in alphabetical order by first name):

Alisa Clairet, Corresponding Secretary

Bonnie Rogers, Equestrian Committee Chair

Cindy Bloom, VP for Communications and Outreach and Outreach Committee Chair

Eli Wells, Treasurer and Budget and Finance Committee Chair

Josie Zarate, Public Safety Committee Chair

Kevin J. Davis, President

Leslie McGee

Marshallyn Brown

Oma El, Parliamentarian

Pamela Miller-Mitchell

Roy Zarate

Tiser Turner

Yvonne Sucich, VP for Administration, Land Use Committee Chair, Rules and Elections Committee Chair

We still have 2 seats available and would love to have you join us to serve our community.  Please see news item below dated 12/1/2023 on how to join.

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