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News Release

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Media Relations

Police and Community Leaders Walk for Peace in Hollywood NA10545js

What:       
Peace Walk
 
When:       
Friday, November 19, 2010
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:          
Start – Lemon Grove Park
4959 Lemon Grove Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90029

End – Sunset Blvd. and Western Ave.
    
Who:       
Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti
Representatives from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Ayda Pinilla, President of Community Leaders in Action
Captain Beatrice M. Girmala, Hollywood Area Commanding Officer
Hollywood Area officers
 
Why:         
The Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area officers have partnered with the Officer of Council President Eric Garcetti, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and its Division of Adolescent Medicine and Community Leaders in Action, a group of parent volunteers seeking to end drug abuse and violence in the community.

Research conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that high crime and gang violence, easy access to drugs and alcohol, and lack of adult supervision and after school activities contribute to increased rates of substance abuse among youth.  These risk factors are still prominent in Hollywood.  

For more information, contact Ayda Pinilla at 323-537-1337.

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