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Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Media Relations

National Night Out Schedule of Department And Community Sponsored Events

"National Night Out" Schedule of Department And Community Sponsored Events

 

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, August 7th, community members throughout Los Angeles are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide, for the "18th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. "National Night Out," which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Los Angeles Police Department, will involve over 9,600 communities from all 50 states and around the world. Overall, 32 million people are expected to participate in "America’s National Night Out Against Crime."

Attached below is a list of LAPD and Community sponsored events related to "National Night Out." The media is encouraged to cover this important community event.

West Bureau

Hollywood Area: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, "Open House" Street Party. Street closure on Cole Place between Fountain Avenue and Homewood Avenue. Contact Hollywood Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-485-4310.

Pacific Area: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, "Going Away Party for Neighborhood Crime and Drugs" at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice, located at 2232 Lincoln Boulevard. Contact Pacific Area Community Relations Office for further information, 310-202-4524.

Wilshire Area: "March Against Crime" Fairfax-Airdrome area and Crenshaw- Venice area. Semi-annual Basic Car Meeting in Koreatown area. Contact Wilshire Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-473-0445.

West LA Area: 7:00 PM, Stoner Park, 1835 Stoner Avenue, "Walk Against Crime" through local neighborhood. Contact West LA Community Relations Office for further information, 310-575-8431.

Valley Bureau

Devonshire Area: 7:30 PM, Basic Car 17A83 will be hosting a potluck dinner at the Eton Mobile Home Park, located at 8901 Eton Avenue, Canoga Park. Other Basic Car Areas have arranged for residents to burn blue porch lights in honor of the event. Contact Devonshire Area Community Relations Office for further information, 818-756-8287.

Van Nuys Area: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Los Angeles Valley College, Monarch Hall. Contact Van Nuys Area Community Relations Office for further information, 818-755-9485.

Foothill Area: "Block Party in the Park" at Stonehurst Park, 9901 Dronfield Avenue, Sun Valley. Additional gatherings at: Agape Fellowship located at 14163 Van Nuys Boulevard, Arleta. Light and Life Christian Fellowship, 14019 Sayer Street, Sylmar. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga. Contact Foothill Area Community Relations Office for further information, 818-756-8866.

North Hollywood Area: Several Basic Car Areas are scheduling potluck dinners followed by walks through the community. Contact North Hollywood Area Community Relations Office for further information, 818-623-4001.

West Valley Area: All Basic Car Areas will be participating in some way either by community gatherings, block parties, potluck dinners, walks through the community or burning blue porch lights. Contact West Valley Area Community Relations Office for further information, 818-756-8671.

Central Bureau

Northeast Area: All Basic Car Areas will be participating in some way including: potluck dinners, candlelight vigils and Community Barbecues. Contact Northeast Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-485-2548.

Newton Area: "Dancing in the Streets" located in front of Newton Community Police Station, located at 3400 S. Central Avenue. Activities will include a live band, games for the kids, and free ice cream floats for participants. Contact Newton Area Community Relations Office for further information, 323-846-6504.

Central Area: Open Houses at three community centers: Chinatown Public Safety Association, 823 North Hill Street, The Kobon Service Center located at 307 East 1st Street, The San Fernando Building located at 400 South Main Street. Contact Central Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-485-6586.

Rampart Area: 5:30 PM, gathering at MacArthur Park then a community walk from MacArthur Park to Rampart Community Police Station for an anti-crime rally and barbecue. Contact Rampart Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-847-1903.

Hollenbeck Area: Multiple "Candle-Light Vigils/Peace Walks" throughout various Hollenbeck Communities are scheduled. Contact Hollenbeck Area Community Relations Office for further information, 323-526-3188.

South Bureau

Harbor Area: Several Community Barbecues will be held throughout the Harbor Area. Contact Harbor Area Community Relations Office for further information, 310-548-7600.

Southwest Area: "Stop the Violence March" from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. After walking through a heavily gang infested neighborhood, the 3.5 mile march will terminate at Cienega Elementary school, located at 2611 South Orange Drive. A Community Block Party will be held on school grounds. Contact Southwest Area Community Relations Office for further information, 213-847-5800.

Southeast Area: Contact Southeast Area Community Relations Office for specific details, 213-485-6934.

77th Area: Contact 77th Area Community Relations Office for specific details, 213-485-4285.

This press release was prepared by Sergeant John Pasquariello, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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