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News Release

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Media Relations

Halloween Safety News Conference

What:
News Conference Announcing Halloween Safety Tips

When:
Monday, October 31, 2005
8:00 a.m.

Where:
Van Nuys Elementary School
6464 Sylmar Avenue
Van Nuys, CA  91401
Northeast corner of Sylmar Avenue and Gilmore Street
(Thomas Guide Pg. 532 A-6)

Who:
Councilmember Tony Cardenas, 6th Council District
Councilmember Wendy Greuel, 2nd Council District (Chairperson,City of Los Angeles Traffic Committee)
Captain Ron Marbrey, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Captain Fabian Lizarraga, Commanding Officer, Van Nuys Patrol
Detective William Bustos, Officer in Charge, Valley Traffic Detectives
Chief Larry Manion, Los Angeles School Police
Acting Deputy Chief Mike Bowman, Los Angeles School Police

Why:
Every year on Halloween, our neighborhood streets are filled with children trick-or-treating in darkness.  It is important to remind motorists and parents to be aware of children crossing streets and to use extra caution.

The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division, Van Nuys Division and the Los Angeles School Police, will be educating the public and children with traffic safety tips, and giving children reflective trick-or-treat bags imprinted with Halloween traffic safety messages.

For further information, please contact Officer Norman Kellems at 818-902-0336.



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