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News Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Valley Bureau Announces Plans for a Safe July 4th

What:
Police and Fire Department joint news conference to announce plans for a safe 4th of July celebration.

When:
Friday, June 29, 2007 1:30 p.m.

Where:
Mission Community Police Station
11121 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Who:
LA City Council-member Wendy Greuel, District 2
LA City Council-member Dennis Zine, District 3
LA City Council-member Richard Alarcon District 7
Deputy Police Chief Michel Moore, Commanding Officer, Operation Valley Bureau
Assistant Chief Timothy Manning, Los Angeles Fire Department
Commander Jerry Szymanski, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operation Valley Bureau
Battalion Chief Michael Bowman, Los Angeles Fire Department
Captain Jorge Villegas, Mission Area Commanding Officer
Detective Paul Robi, Los Angeles Police Detective Support Division, Explosive Section

Why:
In an effort to reduce injuries, death and property damage caused by illegal fireworks, the LAPD and LAFD have joined together to implement the fire works reduction program for the San Fernando Valley.

The goal of this program is to educate the public on the dangers of illegal fireworks and to announce the enforcement efforts that are in effect.

Additional:
For further information, please contact Officer Richard Stocks at Mission Area Community Relations at 818-838-9861.






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