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Downtown Not the Only Place with Heavy Police Presence

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says tonight's LAPD presence for the Lakers game will be three to four times than last year. And that's not all: other law enforcement agencies around L.A. County plan to deploy resources in three other areas, according to the LA Times. Those areas include "Crenshaw Boulevard in South L.A., Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park and Whittier Boulevard in East L.A," the paper said. Yesterday, Mayor Villaraigosa and Beck asked that game non-ticket holders (or those not attending numerous other events around the Staples Center) to stay away from downtown.