Los Angeles Police Officer Briggs, right, with Officer Velasco, who declined to give their first names, shows Miranda Eslick, 4, of Santa Maria, Calif., how to work the siren on their patrol vehicle ... more 
Los Angeles Police Officer Briggs, right, with Officer Velasco, who declined to give their first names, shows Miranda Eslick, 4, of Santa Maria, Calif., how to work the siren on their patrol vehicle gestures as they patrol Ocean Front Walk in Los Angeles' Venice Beach Thursday, May 5, 2011. With a shooting and a stabbing occurring on the beach weeks ahead of the official start of the summer season on Memorial Day, police are gearing up for many long days as the Southern California heat sets in this year. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon
Sat, May 7, 2011 2:38 PM EDT