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News Release

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Media Relations

Back to School Safety

What:
Back to School Safety News Conference

When:
Tuesday, September 6, 2005, at 7:30 AM

Where:
Clover Elementary School
11020 Clover Avenue, Los Angeles

Who:

  • Gil Botello and Charina Berroya
    from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Office
  • Paul Backstrom, Field Representative
    from Councilman Jack Weiss's Office
  • Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli,
    Commanding Officer West Bureau,
  • Captain Bill Williams,
    Commanding Officer of Pacific Division,
  • Captain David Baca,
    Commanding Officer of West Traffic Division,
  • Chief Larry Manion, Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area, in conjunction with West Traffic Division and the Los Angeles Unified School Police, will have a "Get Back to School Safely" news conference.  The news conference is to remind the public that school is back in session and to increase pedestrian/bicycle safety awareness around schools.  Additional emphasis will be to encourage parents to drop off and pick up their children safely.  The "School Valet" program will be discussed.

For further information contact Officer Leonard Johnson, West Traffic Division, School Safety Task Force, at 213-473-0216, Officer Carlos Llamas, Pacific Patrol Division at 213-482-6420, or Sergeant Lopez, LAUSD School Police Department at 213-625-6631.