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News Release

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Media Relations

News Conference to Announce $30,000 in Grants from Neighborhood Councils

What:
LAPD News Conference to Announce Neighborhood Grants

When:
Saturday, August 6, 2005

Where:
“Taste of San Pedro Festival”
Point Fermin Park
700 West Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA  90731
(Cross Street of Gaffey Street)

Who:
Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger
Harbor Captain Patrick Gannon
Harbor Community Police Officers
Representatives from Yamaha Motor Corporation of America
Representatives from Pelican Industries

Why:
To acknowledge four grants totaling $30,000 made to Harbor Station by local Neighborhood Councils. The money has been spent to purchase three Yamaha 660 All Terrain Vehicles, which will be on display, and a 26-foot trailer for transportation. The vehicles are used by Police to better patrol local beaches and parks.

Additional:
Donators:
Harbor City Neighborhood Council $5,000
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council $10,000
Coast San Pedro Neighborhood Council $11,000
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council $4,000

For further information, contact Harbor Area Senior Lead Officer Steve Muirhead at 213-869-2067, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.