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News Release

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Media Relations

Anti-Hate Crime Billboard Unveiling

What:
News Conference unveiling new anti-hate crime billboard

When:
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Where:
Southeast corner of Corbin Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana

Who:
Officers from West Valley Area
Community members

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Division sponsors a volunteer Group called the West Valley Hate Crime Alliance. Alliance members donate time and talent to speak to citizen and church groups about hate crimes.

This year the Alliance sponsored an art project in three elementary schools. Fourth graders were asked to draw pictures depicting what they learned in school about treating others with respect. The winning picture was selected to appear on a billboard donated by Clear Channel and will be displayed for four weeks.

For further information, contact West Valley Detective Steve Galeria at 818-374-7768.