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Saturday, May 11, 2002

Annual Van Nuys Community Safety and Information Fair re-cap

Quite a busy day today as we walked up to the Civic Center in Van Nuys today for this annual event. We have been in previous years, but this time it seemed bigger. There were many more organizations than usual offering information on a variety of topics.

The DWP had a neat miniature display which they used to explain the dangers of electrical systems in your neighborhood. The LAPD Racing Team had their vehicle on display. They work to move illegal street racers over to a legal and safe environment on local drag strips. Joe had a great time and got a free bicycle helmet after he attended a safety town walk-through with Safety Bill. It was quite informative and will help him to remember the safety rules as we continue to bike around the neighborhood. The LAPD K-9 officers were there as were a host of LAPD Explorers, a scout troupe focused on police work and community service. The LAPD Band also regaled us with march tunes. Local dance groups and Tae-Kwon-Do schools were also offering demonstrations.

I think that events like this are a great way to stay informed about your community. I found out about several new events and improvement programs. Joe also gets a chance to interact with fire fighters and police officers in a friendly, non-threatening environment.

Get out into your community whenever you get a chance. You might be surprised at what you find.

A few pictures...


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