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News Release

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Media Relations

Traffic Safety Campaign Slow Down for Julia

What:
Traffic Safety News Conference

When:
Friday, September 17, 2010
8 a.m.

Where:
Intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Cliffwood Avenue in Brentwood

Who:
LAPD Captain Nancy Lauer, West Traffic Division
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Council District 11
Jody Siegler, Mother of Julia Siegler who was fatally struck by a car on February 26, 2010

Why:
Now that school is back in session, the LAPD will be teaming up with Councilmember Rosehdahl, community leaders, parents, and students to raise awareness of pedestrian and vehicle safety. 13-year-old Julia, was a student at Harvard Westlake School and was killed while  crossing the same intersection where the “Slow Down for Julia” campaign is being launched.  Her tragic death highlights the importance of driver and pedestrian safety. Flyers with safety information will be handed out to motorists beginning at 6 a.m.