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News Release

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Media Relations

The Los Angeles Police Foundation and the World Famous Gladstones Restaurant in Malibu, Partner to Tell Crime to -Take a Hike-

WHAT:
St. Patrick's Day Hike and Beach Party

WHEN:
Sunday, March 16, 2008
8:15 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - Dignitary Remarks and Hike Begins

WHERE:
Gladstone's Restaurant
17300 Pacific Coast Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90272

WHO:
Richard Riordan, Former Mayor of Los Angeles
William J. Bratton, Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department
Karen Wagener, President, Los Angeles Police Foundation

WHY:
At 10:00 a.m., on Sunday, March 16th, Mayor Riordan, Chief Bratton and the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe Band will officially send off the more than 250 pre-registered participants.

A two-mile path will lead hikers into the Topanga State Park, then back to Gladstone's for a California style St. Patty's Day Beach Party which includes entertainment and lunch hosted by the world famous restaurant. Donations from the event will support LAPD youth programs and fund essential safety equipment not included in the City's budget.

For more information regarding the Los Angeles Police Foundation, or to download an event registration form, please call 213-489-4636, or visit www.lapolicefoundation.org.

For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

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