SoCal Connected Takes to the Streets with LAPD's Reserve Officers...Plus an Update on California's High Speed Rail Line

SOCAL CONNECTED TAKES TO THE STREETS WITH LAPD'S RESERVE OFFICERS WHO PATROL FOR FREE

PLUS WILL IT OR WON'T IT BE BUILT? AN UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA'S PROPOSED HIGH SPEED RAIL LINE UP THE COAST

 

Episode airs February 11 at 9:00 PM

 

Los Angeles, CA - February 7, 2012 - This week, SoCal Connected correspondent Brian Rooney takes to the streets with the LAPD reserve officers--those cops who volunteer their time to patrol for free.  At a time when the department has little money for overtime, the efforts of these 422 trained volunteers save the city more than $5 million a year.  The program recently got attention when a volunteer cop (a lawyer by trade) singlehandedly arrested a man accused of torching dozens of cars in Hollywood. 

 

Then, SoCal Connected's Val Zavala updates the controversy over building a high-speed rail line up the coast.  Not only is the project price rising, but so are the tempers. 

 

Lastly, SoCal Humorist Brian Unger looks at the High-Speed Rail debate in his own inimitable way.  Unger asks the question, 'Why are we worrying about the high speed transportation from Los Angeles to San Francisco, when we can't even get around LA because of all the traffic?'

 

SoCal Connected airs Friday, February 11th at 9:00 p.m. with encore airings on Saturdays at 6:00 PM, Sundays at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and Mondays at 10:00  PM.

 

The Executive Producer of SoCal Connected is Bret Marcus. Co-Executive Producer is Justine Schmidt. Anchor is Val Zavala.

 

About SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 18 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (9:00 p.m.), with encores Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and (6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)  and Mondays (10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit http://www.socalconnected.org. 

 

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; The Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and UCLA.

 

Press Contacts

Nick Jones or Liza Nedelman, MPRM Communications

323-933-3399; socal@mprm.com

 

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