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Festival to Benefit Gang Prevention

July 16, 1998|TOM SCHULTZ

Planners of the Sin Fronteras Latino Music Festival, to be held Sunday at the Hansen Dam Sports Complex, said they hope to raise $100,000 or more to benefit gang-prevention programs.

The Sin Fronteras--Without Borders--festival has raised nearly $1 million since it started seven years ago, said Bill Beadles, marketing director for three sister radio stations--1020 AM, La Nueva 101.9 FM and KLVE 107.5 FM--that sponsor the event with the Los Angeles Police Department and Sears department stores. "It's a big festival," Beadles said. "Lots of music, lots of families."

The brainchild of Beadles and LAPD Officer Richard Stocks, the festival annually draws about 50,000 to 60,000 people, Beadles said.

Money raised by donations from concert-goers benefits a program called Jeopardy, Balancing the Odds, a partnership between a foundation of the same name and the LAPD.

The Jeopardy program offers counseling, basketball programs, tutoring, acting and dance classes, boxing instruction and equestrian lessons to at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and 17.

The musical lineup for Sunday's festival includes mariachis and the groups Los Tucanes, Banda Maguey and Los Tiranos del Norte.

LAPD officers will hold K-9 dog and SWAT team exhibits. Food and free carnival rides for children also will be available at Hansen Dam, 11770 Foothill Blvd. Gates open at 11 a.m. Planners have requested adults and children older than 12 make a $5 donation.

For more information, call (213) 465-3171.

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