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CSI: MIAMI GIVES BACK TO LOS ANGELES
FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMUNITY
The California Forensic Science Institute at Cal State L.A. to Receive a Donation Used Toward Creation of L.A. Regional Crime Lab
The cast and crew of CSI: Miami will present a $25,000 check to the California Forensic Science Institute (CFSI) whoÂin collaboration with the Los Angeles SheriffÂs Department (LASD), the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and California State University, Los AngelesÂare working together to finance the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory (formally named as the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center in 2006), scheduled to open in February 2007.
The CSI: Miami $25,000 contribution will be used to fund the CFSI and the shared public space furniture/equipment needs in the new facility.
Actors David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander, Jonathan Togo, Rexx Linn, and Eva La Rue, along with Executive Producer Ann Donahue and Co-Executive Producer Liz Devine.
L.A. Sheriff Leroy Baca; District Attorney Steve Cooley; Rose Ochi, executive director of the California Forensic Science Institute; and Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab Directors Barry Fisher (LASD) and Michelle Kestler (LAPD).
TOMORROWÂFriday, February 17, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Stage 24, Raleigh Studios (Set for CSI: Miami)
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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