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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Media Relations

405 Freeway Demolition Unified Command Press Conference Schedule NA11161an

WHAT:       
Press Conference Schedule for the 405 Demolition Weekend

WHEN:       
1.    Friday, July 15, 2011, 4:00 p.m.     
       Unified Command Post (UCP)
       500 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles

2.    Saturday, July 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
       Transportation Management Center (TMC)
       2901 W. Broadway, Los Angeles

3.    Saturday, July 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
       Photo Op Only – No News Conference
       Escorted Media Tour onto 405 Freeway by CHP
       Skirball Park & Ride Parking Lot (Media Staging Area)

4.    Saturday, July 16, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
       Unified Command Post (UCP)
       500 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles

5.    Sunday, July 17, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
       Unified Command Post (UCP)
       500 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles

6.    Monday, July 18, 2011, 5:00 a.m. (If Needed)
       Unified Command Post (UCP)
       500 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles

WHO:   
1. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and Unified     Command Representatives
2.  Representatives from Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol
3.  California Highway Patrol representatives
4.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Unified Command representatives
5.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Unified Command representatives
6.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Unified Command representatives

WHY:          
To provide information on the planning, preparation, and progress of the 405 Freeway Expansion Project and any public safety issues related to the project.  All other requests for interviews or information related to the 405 Freeway Expansion Project during the weekend, shall be referred to the Joint Information Center (JIC) located at the Unified Command Post.  Contact numbers for members of the JIC during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. will be disseminated in a future advisory.  For All Unified Command JIC inquiries after 11:00 p.m. during the weekend, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

CONTACT:   
For more information, please contact the Unified Command Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Andy Neiman, LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910 or  818-693-2461.


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