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News Release

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Media Relations

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

St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Beach Party
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2009
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 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
 LAPD Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Chief of Staff
 Karen Wagener, President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation

WHY: At 11:00 a.m., on Sunday, March 15th, Mayor Riordan and the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society’s Pipe Band will officially send off more than 300 pre-registered participants on an unforgettable adventure.

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 Gladstone’s restaurant. 

Donations from this event will support LAPD’s Juvenile Impact Program (JIP). JIP is a boot camp style program for at risk youth that’s designed to instill discipline, pride, and respect while coaching their parents on effective communication and anger management.  Since its inception the program has turned around the lives of 10,000 teenagers while helping reduce crime in Los Angeles to a thirty-year low.
For more information regarding the Los Angeles Police Foundation, or to download an event registration form, please call 213-489-4636, or visit:  For additional information, please call LAPD
Media Relations Section at (213) 485-3586.