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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mayor Kip Holden announces plans to launch Operation Restore Pride, a continuing program established by the mayor to clean up distressed Baton Rouge neighborhoods, in the Valley Park neighborhood during the week of July 22-26. The program will clear and mow overgrown lots, remove abandoned vehicles and take other measures to clean up the area bounded by Perkins Road to the south, Wells Street to the north, College Drive to the east and Delta Street to the west.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mayor Kip Holden, left, laughs at a comment by homeowner Drexel Stewart, 87, after announcing plans Monday to launch Operation Restore Pride, a continuing program established by the mayor to clean up distressed Baton Rouge neighborhoods, in the Valley Park neighborhood this week.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Herman Bradford, 57, of the Office of Community Development, paints the side of Drexel Stewart's house in the Valley Park neighborhood Monday as part of Operation Restore Pride, a continuing program established by Mayor-President Kip Holden to clean up distressed Baton Rouge neighborhoods.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Drexel Stewart, 87, homeowner, seated, talks about Operation Restore Pride, as Carl Harris, center, and Donald Spurlock, right, paint the side of his house in the Valley Park neighborhood Monday. Operation Restore Pride was established by Mayor Kip Holden to clean up distressed Baton Rouge neighborhoods.