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News Release Tuesday, November 17, 2009
LAPD Hosts “A Salute to Kids” NA09309gb
Woodley Avenue will be closed between Victory Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guests attending the event are asked to take the 405 freeway and exit Victory Boulevard.
Children's Day "A Salute to Kids"
Saturday, November 21, 2009
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE:
6350 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91436
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
City of Los Angeles Councilman Dennis Zine, District 3
City of Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, District 4
City of Los Angeles Councilman Tony Cardenas, District 6
City of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon, District 7
City of Los Angeles Councilman Greig Smith, District 12
LAPD Chief-designate Charlie Beck
LAPD Deputy Chief, Michel Moore, Operations-Valley Bureau
The purpose of this event is to promote alternatives for children and to avoid gangs or tagging crews. The non-profit group 'The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs' is hosting a children’s day "A Salute to Kids". This event will celebrate our children in the Valley by showcasing all of the programs like the Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, Chivas USA Soccer camp, after school programs, and Recreation and Parks programs designed to offer children healthy alternatives to a gang lifestyle.
On this day, we are expecting over 55,000 people and we will have Radio Disney, carnival rides, rock climbing, film making for kids, entertainment, dancers, a petting zoo, and a resource fair with over 100 programs and activities that focuses on kids. There will be celebrity appearances including the voice of Bart Simpson and other cartoon characters.
For additional information, contact Sergeant John Artes, LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau, Gang Enforcement Detail at 818-644-8038 or visit website at www.childrensday2009.com