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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 5, 2010

Volunteers spruce up Chinatown

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Stella Li and Yang Zhang paint a light pole near A'ala Park in Chinatown on Saturday during the Honolulu Police Department's project C.L.E.A.N. The goal: a clean and safe community.

KENT NISHIMURA | The Honolulu Advertiser

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About 200 volunteers combed through Chinatown searching out graffiti to paint out and trash to pick up this morning.

They spent about two hours volunteering for the Honolulu Police Department's Project C.L.E.A.N., a Community Lokahi to Enrich our Aina Now, project initiated by Honolulu's Chief Louis Kealoha to clean up neighborhoods and to reduce crime. They cleaned up from Aala Park to Fort Street Mal to Nimitz Highway and Beretania Street.

"It's about bringing together everyone to keep the community clean and safe," said HPD Chief Randy Macadangdang.