The Safe Routes to School Program commemorated International Walk to School day on October 5 with hundreds of students from 18 Elementary and two Middle schools participating in the world-wide celebration that encourages parents, students and teachers to walk to school. In a show of support, City Council declared October as Walktober – marking the City’s commitment to helping school children be active and safe pedestrians when walking to and from school. Mayor Paula Devine donned her walking shoes to join students from Cerritos Elementary School as they made their way to school, traversing the city’s streets in a safe manner. Across town, Mary Hovagimian, District Representative from Congressman Adam Schiff’s office and City Council member Laura Friedman joined Police Chief Robert Castro, Fire Chief Gregory Fish and hundreds of students, parents and teachers in walking to Glenoaks Elementary School where they were greeted by costume characters and a fire truck.