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News Release

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Media Relations

National Night Out Media Advisory

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

"National Night Out Media Advisory"

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event where law enforcement, in conjunction with the community, participate in providing a safe gathering place for the night against crime or criminal activities. This year's NNO activities are scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2000, between 7:00 P M, and 10:00 P M.

Police Stations throughout the City have coordinated efforts to participate in this event with members of their Neighborhood Watch groups, Community-Police Advisory Boards or volunteer group within the "Area Station." Suggestions for events can included, cook-outs, block parties, having a specific Reporting District turn their porch lights on, the placing of lighting of a specific color at their homes (i.e., blue light represent law enforcement), or open houses at area stations.

The planned activities are as follows:

Hollywood Area- Hotdog cookout, and safety awareness fair, Hollywood Station Parking Lot;

Hollenbeck Area- Youth rally march, Salesian Boys and Girls' Club, 4th Street and Breed Street;

West Los Angeles Area- Porch light illumination, Various Reporting Districts;

Pacific Area- Fair at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice; 2223 Lincoln Boulevard;

Wilshire Area- Neighborhood association march with Basic Car 7A29, 2nd Street and Havard Ave;

North Hollywood Area- Block party, 11200 block of Covello Street, blue porch light illumination, 4600 block of Laurel Grove Avenue;

Van Nuys Area- Porch light illumination, various Reporting Districts;

West Valley Area- Ice cream give away, caravan and porch light illumination, neighborhood round up, area of Lubao Avenue and Hart Street;

Foothill Area- Various community barbecues and gatherings, Stonehurst Park, Liberty Temple Church of God, Palabra De Vida Church, Community Christian Church of the Foothills, and Osborne Church;

Devonshire Area- Porch light illumination, Various Reporting Districts;

Harbor Area- Various barbecue site, Community Service Center, 1522 West Pacific Coast Highway, Harbor City, The Beacon House Association, 1003 South Beacon Street, San Pedro, Park Western Estates, 1327 Park Western Drive #1, San Pedro;

Southeast Area- Operation porch light, various Reporting Districts;

77th Street Area- Operation porch light, various Reporting Districts;

Southwest Area- Various planned events, locations unknown;

Northeast Area- Operation porch light, various Reporting Districts.

Any question regarding National Night Out activities can be referred to Lieutenant Fred Booker, Officer in Charge, Community Relations Section at 213-485-4101.

For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 1, 2000