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CityWalk in cops’ spotlight

UNIVERSAL CITY – In an effort to stop a gang problem before it starts, police who patrol Universal CityWalk are getting extra help over the next month to keep the San Fernando Valley hilltop tourist attraction safe as the popular summer season heats up. For years, the restaurant, entertainment and shopping strip bordering Universal Studios has been the kind of place Los Angeles-area gang members have brought their girlfriends – but not their guns, police say. But even though gang-related crimes remain a rarity at the neon-lit beacon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has received extra officers from the California Highway Patrol to keep gangsters from taking root and declaring it their territory. They will patrol on weekends through June. For the full story visit http://www.dailynews.com/ci_9387506

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