Laker Parade Route - June 21, 2010

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STREET CLOSURES ON JUNE 21: LAKERS PARADE ROUTE

LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2010) — The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has announced the closure of several streets in the Downtown Convention Center area on Monday, June 21st. The Lakers’ Celebration Parade, scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM at West 12th and South Figueroa Streets, will proceed approximately two miles toward the USC campus before turning east on Jefferson Boulevard and ending at Grand Ave.

The City anticipates closing Figueroa Street between Olympic Boulevard to the north and Jefferson Boulevard on the south beginning at midnight Sunday. Other road closures include Chick Hearn Court between Figueroa Street and Cherry Street; Cherry Street between Olympic and Pico Boulevards; Flower Street between Washington and Jefferson Boulevards; Jefferson Boulevard between Figueroa and Hoover Streets; and all intersections along the two-mile route as designated by the Los Angeles Police Department and Department of Transportation(see attached map.) LAPD and LADOT anticipate reopening major intersections along Figueroa Street as the parade commences, pending pedestrians in those areas having dispersed and other safety conditions being met.

“Congestion in the area is expected to be heavy during the morning commute hours. We request the public’s patience in using alternative routes and allowing additional travel time during this period” said LADOT General Manager Rita L. Robinson.

To sign-up for up-to-the-minute information about the Parade (traffic, lost kids, found property, etc.) text LAWINS to phone number 888777.

LADOT is dedicated to moving Los Angeles forward as quickly and safely as possible. Drivers, bus riders, bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to visit LADOT’s website at www.ladot.lacity.org for information about DASH, Commuter Express, bicycling in the City and an array of transportation services. For general information about LADOT Transit services, call (213, 310, 323, 818) 808-2273. For METRO information, please call (800) GO-METRO, or visit www.metro.net.

Area commuters can visit the Department’s website for real-time traffic and parking facilities information. Real-time traffic reports are a product of LADOT, innovators of the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control System (ATSAC) technology.


DNA Backlog Update

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November 5, 2009 – In a press conference held outside the new Police Administration Building, City Controller Wendy Greuel announced her findings on a follow-up audit on the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Grant Program, which evaluates the Department’s progress in implementing the previous audit’s recommendations. 

B1 Controller Greuel praised the Department for “significant progress” and for ensuring that no kit went untested this year beyond the legal limit but cautioned “we still have a long way to go to resolve this issue.”

The audit found the Department has reduced the backlog of untested DNA evidence kits from rapes and assaults by two-thirds since last fall.  According to Department  statistics, the current back-log of cases stands at 2,527, down from the original 7,038 kits.  Chief-designate Charlie Beck said eliminating the backlog by the summer of 2011 is one of his top priorities.B3