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Posted on 05/06/2024

Updated/Current Board 2024

Posted on 04/22/2024

Here is a roster of the current FTDNC Board for 2024 (in alphabetical order by first name):

Alisa Clairet, Corresponding Secretary

Anthony Brown

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

Raya Gayton

Roy Zarate

Steve Ortiz

Tiser Turner

Yvonne Sucich

Our board currently has no vacancies but still have room on various committees. Visit our "Committees" tab and contact the Chair for further information.

Posted on 04/14/2024

FROM LA COUNTY DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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: ph.lacounty.gov/measles.

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: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip/clinics.htm.

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.

Farmers Market

Posted on 03/18/2024

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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Join Us

Posted on 08/02/2023

The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council, which represents the La Tuna Canyon, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills areas, has open seat at both the General Board and committee levels. Stakeholders who care about their communities are encorage to apply. Please come and see what the neighborhood council is all about. Remote access via Zoom for our general meeting will be available. For more information, please sent us a message.

Help Clear the Shelters

Posted on 08/05/2023

LA Animal Services will be participating in the ninth annual Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign happening through August 31st. As part of the month-long event, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the country and Puerto Rico are partnering with local animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and help raise funds to support animal welfare in the community.

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