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Name The New LAPD Station, Win $1000

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Back in November, it was announced that the West Valley would be getting an additional LAPD station in a former sex toy manufacturing plant on Schoenborn Street between Owensmouth and Canoga in Canoga Park. Tentatively called the Northwest Division, it will serve Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka when it opens this or next year. Those neighborhoods lay within Council Districts 3 and 12, both represented by LAPD Reserve Officers, Councilman Dennis Zine and Councilman Greig Smith.

Today, both representatives called on the stakeholders of those communities to give their creative input and help name the new 54,000 square-foot station. "[We] are seeking the public's help in naming the new station because we want the community to feel a sense of ownership with the facility. The police station is here to serve our constituents, so they should be included in the naming process," Zine said in the press release.

The winner of the contest will win a $1,000 gift card to Westfield shopping centers, compliments of, none other, Westfield. Contest details after the jump.

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Forms for the contest can be obtained from Westfield Topanga at 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park, at Councilman Zine's or Councilman Smith's District Offices, or online at or A winner will be chosen by a naming committee during February 2008. All entries must be received by 5:00pm on January 31, 2008. You are eligible to participate in this contest if you live or work in Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park, or Winnetka.

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