Despite its sophomoric presence, the Los Angeles Fire Department News & Information blog is proud to have been feted in diverse venues. None however, has been more heartfelt than the recent 'Los Angeles Town Crier Ambassador of Goodwill Award' bestowed this week by Don Garza, the Town Crier of Los Angeles.
His salute of the LAFD Blog for "extending goodwill across social and economic lines" is among the kindest and most revered accolades we have received.
To be honored among the likes of Ed Fuentes, Eric Garcetti, Deon Joseph, Blogdowntown and LAist by Garza and Councilmember Jan Perry, is humbling indeed.
Though our inability to leave the bunker prohibited us from attending the event, we wanted to thank Mr. Garza for the honor, and wish him well as an Ambassador of our City in an upcoming Town Crier competition.
On a more personal note, we'd like to thank Mr. Garza, who prominently resides in our Central City East, for his own on-line efforts. Never one to be marginalized, his frank and often introspective writing of inner City life helps us better understand both the challenge and diversity, including the diversity of opinion, among the 'Skid Row' residents we proudly serve.
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Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department