Hundreds of maskless revelers seen at Holmby Hills mansion hours after LA mayor vows party crackdown

On the same day Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened new sanctions against large gatherings, hundreds of people gathered at a lavish home in Holmby Hills for a celebration.
HOLMBY HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Hundreds of revelers were seen at a large celebration in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills, with many not wearing face coverings or practicing physical distancing.

AIR7 HD was over the party at a mansion along Beverly Glen Boulevard near the UCLA campus and the Los Angeles Country Club Wednesday night.

Video captured guests celebrating, dancing and gathering closer than six feet. Most were not wearing masks.

The celebration comes on the same day Mayor Eric Garcetti implored Angelenos to follow county health orders and not gather in large crowds to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

He announced a new measure designed to crack down on party houses and other venues that violate health orders.

1 dead, 4 injured after shooting near massive mansion party in Beverly Crest where many seen without masks
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One person was killed and four were injured after a shooting near a massive party at a mansion in L.A.'s Beverly Crest neighborhood, where there was little social distancing and even fewer masks.

If a large party is held at a home or business in violation of health orders, the Department of Water and Power will be authorized to shut off utility service at the property, Garcetti said.

Beginning Friday, if police confirm a large gathering at a property that has repeatedly violated orders, the LAPD will provide notice to the city to request utilities for that property be shut off within 48 hours.

Garcetti specified the orders were not intended to target small gatherings in homes.

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On Monday, AIR7 HD also captured video of a packed house party on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Crest. Gunfire later erupted near the party, killing one person and injuring four others.

"These super-spreader events, and super-spreader people have a disproportionate impact on the lives we are losing and we cannot let that happen like we saw on Mulholland Drive on Monday night," Garcetti said Wednesday.
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