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Mayor visits park’s after-school program

Mayor Eric Garcetti visited the after-school program at Van Ness Recreation Center in South Los Angeles Aug. 19.

He was joined by City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles school board member George McKenna and Police Commission nominee Matthew Johnson.

With the visit timed to coincide with the start of the new school year, Garcetti helped distribute school supplies and emphasized the importance of strong partnerships and a collaborative approach to education and public safety.

Mayor Eric Garcetti visits with childrean at the Van Ness Recreation Center's after-school program Aug. 19. (Photo courtesy of the mayor's office)
Mayor Eric Garcetti visits with children at the Van Ness Recreation Center’s after-school program Aug. 19. (Photo courtesy of the mayor’s office)