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LASD - Parks Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday June 26th, 2013 :: 10:38 a.m. PDT

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Parks Bureau Deputies Conduct Abandoned Debris Clean-Up Operation in the Hollywood Hills.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Parks Bureau Deputies Conduct Abandoned Debris Clean-Up Operation in the Hollywood Hills.

Residents in the area of the Hollywood Bowl have expressed their concern regarding the trash and encampments that have built up in the hillside north of the Hollywood Bowl, governed by the Mountain and Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA).

Several times over the previous months, Parks Bureau sheriff's deputies made contact with more than a dozen transients living in the hills, joined by homeless shelter outreach workers. Offers were made for shelter, medical and mental health treatment, and other opportunities to relocate to an environment safer for both the transients and nearby community.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Parks Bureau Deputies, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), California Department of Transportation responded to the hills surrounding the Hollywood Bowl, in an effort to remove abandoned debris in the hillside.

Workers with the California Department of Transportation and clean-up crews from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Custody Division P.A.C.E. program gathered the debris and collected trash left by the homeless. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) are dedicated to the preservation and management of local open space and parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat. The MRCA manages and provides ranger services for almost 60,000 acres of public lands. The parks are owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and provide comprehensive education and interpretation programs for the public.

The MRCA will also follow up with further clean up and patrol to prevent illegal and hazardous encampments from re-establishing. The Hollywood Bowl facility is owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles. Thus the Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has policing responsibility.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland, Los Angeles.

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LASD - Parks Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff
500 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Non-emergencies: 213-893-1076

Paul D. Schrader
LASD - Parks Bureau
pdschrad@lasd.org
310-499-8531

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