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News Release

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Media Relations

4th of July Illegal Fire Works Reduction Plan

What:
Joint news conference to announce plans for a safe 4th of July celebration.

When:
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Cabrillo Beach Fishing Pier
3720 Stephen M. White
San Pedro, CA 90731

Who:
Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
Chief Ronnie Williams, Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
Chief Douglas Barry, Los Angeles City Fire Department
Sophia Pina-Cortez, Pacific Region Superintendent, Dept. of Recreation and Parks
Detective Paul Robi, Los Angeles Police Detective Support Division, Explosive Section

Why:
In an effort to reduce injuries, death and property damage caused by illegal fireworks, the LAPD, LASD and LAFD, have joined together to implement the fire works reduction program.

The goal of the two-tiered program is to educate the public on the dangers of illegal fireworks and to announce the enforcement efforts that are in effect until July 13, 2007.

Additional:
All government vehicles with an exempt plate will be automatically validated upon leaving the parking lot. Media members and city and county officials in non-governmental vehicles will receive parking validation by providing proper identification upon exiting lot.

For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.


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