Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Announces Parks After Dark Program Extended Summer Hours and Programming at Three L.A. County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has begun its Parks After Dark (PAD) program at three Los Angeles County parks. PAD will offer surrounding communities and youth extended park hours and activities and will be implemented at three County parks: Ted Watkins Park and Franklin Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone area; and Pamela Park in unincorporated Duarte.

Extended park hours will take place Wednesdays to Saturdays through September 4, 2010. Additional programming and activities for all community residents will include sports activities, cultural and educational activities, musical concerts in the parks, movies in the parks, employment opportunities for local youth and resource fairs.

PAD will provide youth with productive activities to decrease the likelihood of participation in at-risk behavior, including gang activity and is a component of the County’s Gang Initiative intended to reduce gangs and gang violence. The goal of PAD is to strengthen individuals in communities and influence them to see their communities and neighbors in a better light.

For a complete listing of hours and activities that will be available at each location, visit the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation website at:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Launches New Website

Sheriffs Website

Sheriff Lee Baca is pleased to announce that the new, the official website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is now live!

This website is designed to be very flexible and will expand significantly over time. Content is still being loaded and significant additions and enhancements will continue to be made, especially over the next few months. Information and training for LASD units to be able to create their own webpages using this dynamic format will soon be provided.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

Anonymous Gun Buyback With No Questions Asked This Saturday

Gun Buyback

Turn in your firearms to receive a Visa or Ralph’s gift card! Please transport your firearms unloaded and in the trunk of your vehicle.

$100 Gift Card for handguns, shotguns and rifles
$200 Gift Card for assault weapons

South Los Angeles Locations:

Harbor Area
Park & Ride Parking Lot

1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

77th Area
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

7900 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

For more information contact: 1-877 LAPD 247.

Today Is Denim Day

Today is the 11 Annual Denim Day – a day to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY WEARING JEANS. By doing so you:

– Send a message to survivors that you support them in their healing!

– Commit to become for educated about sexual assault!

– Break the silence surrounding sexual violence!

Learn more