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News Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Deputy Chief Honored

What:
San Pedro Italian Cultural Center to honor Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli and Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda

When:
Friday, June 22, 2007 6:00 PM

Where:
Simon's Banquet Center
1150 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA

Who:
Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli
Mr. Tommy Larsoda

Additional:
San Pedro's La Piazza Italian Cultural Center will host its second annual San Pedro Italian-American Achievement Awards Ceremony. Los Angeles Police Department's Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli and Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda will be honored for their contribution to Los Angeles' Italian-American community.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Youth Programs and the La Piazza Cultural Center.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. San Pedro is home of the largest Italian-American community in Southern California. Last year's honorees were Assistant Chief Sharon Papa and Actor/Director Joe Mantegna.

For more information, contact Harbor Area Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino at 310-869-2168.