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News Release

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Media Relations

1st Annual Italian American Achievement Awards

What:
San Pedro Italian Cultural Center To Honor Chief Sharon Papa and Actor Joe Mantegna

When:
Friday, June 16, 2006
at 8 PM (Awards Ceremony)

Where:
Top of the Market Restaurant
Ports O’ Call, Berth 78
1190 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, Ca 90731

Who:
Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Office of Support Services
Assistant Chief George Gascon, Office of Operations
Deputy Chief Richard A. Roupoli, Special Operations Bureau
Captain Paul S. Pesqueira, Harbour Area Patrol Commanding Officer
Councilmember Janice Hahn, 15th District
Representative from Command Officers Association
Representative from Los Angeles Women Police Association

Why:
San Pedro's La Piazza Italian Cultural Center will host its first Italian-American Achievement Awards Ceremony. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Assistant Chief Sharon Papa and Actor Joe Mantegna will be honored for their contributions to Los Angeles Italian American community.

KTLA News Reporter Kim Rouggie will emcee the awards ceremony. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area Youth Programs and the La Piazza Cultural Center.

Social hour will begin at 6 PM, with dinner at 7 PM, and the awards ceremony at 8PM.

For additional information, please call Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino, at 310-869-2168.