National Night Out in LA

National Night OutAugust 5th is National Night Out 2008. Across America (except TX where they’ll wait until Oct. 17th) is an evening dedicated to community building and generating support for local crime-fighting endeavors. Sponsored by National Night Out Town Watch, the annual event includes over 10,000 communities nationwide. Here in Los Angeles, the LAPD will be hosting several events. My local LAPD division, the Hollenbeck Division will be hosting several events in El Sereno, Boyle Heights, and Lincoln Heights.

Like many communities, the Hollywood Community Police Station has made NNO into something of a community fair. The event, which runs from 5pm to 8pm offers:


  • PALS
  • Explorers
  • Hollywood Community Relations Office
  • Hollywood Neighborhood City Attorney’s Office
  • Council Districts 4, 5, and 13
  • Target (Official Sponsor of National Night Out)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood


  • Dora the Explorer from Universal Studios will meet and greet children and take photos
  • Rock Nation will be performing.
  • Sergeant Deborah Gourman (National Anthem)

Kids Entertainment:

  • Jumpers
  • Face Painting
  • Balloonist


  • We will be Barbecuing Hot Dogs. We will also have chips, popcorn, snow cones and cookies.

You can find out about National Night Out events in your neighborhood by contacting your local LAPD Community Relations office or Senior Lead office. To locate your local LAPD division, visit Though the matrix has not been updated to reflect the most current events, you can also check National Night Out Events – Los Angeles (PDF) for events in your area.

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  1. If you live in the NorthEast LA area and want to continue participating in Police-Community Partnerships, come and join us on Saturday, August 16, 10a.

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    The Churches of NorthEast LA present:
    PEACE in the NorthEast Community March and Resource Fair
    Saturday, August 16 10:00a-5:00p
    Gather: 10:00a @ Highland Park Adult Senior Citizen Center, 6152 N Figueroa St
    March: 11:00a
    To: Victory Outreach, Eagle Rock, 4160 Eagle Rock Blvd
    Resource Fair: 1:00-5:00p

    Supported by: The Churches of NorthEast Los Angeles in cooperation with Mayor Villaraigosa, Northeast LAPD, Councilmember José Huizar, Councilmember Ed Reyes, Council President Eric Garcetti, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Highland Park Ministerial Association,, Historic Highland Park NC, Arroyo Seco NC, Glassell Park NC, Lincoln Heights NC, LA32 NC, Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, Glassell Park Chamber of Commerce, Greater Highland Park Kiwanis, Victory Outreach, Peace over Violence, Jesse Rosas, David Solis, Simon & Lupita Reyes & Armando Guerrero, Anahuak Youth Soccer Association, McCormack Baron Salazar, Machete Tacos, Luther Burbank Middle School, Southwest Museum Coalition, District 17 American Legion, Jarritos Where’s the Fruit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Las Cazuelas Restaurant & Pupuseria, Inca Real Estate, Casas Realty, KIA of Glendale, Southland Real Estate, Figueroa Produce, Jim’s Chevron, Ray’s Roofing, Encore Tax and Hecho de Mano

    Official Media Sponsor: Arroyo Seco Journal

    Lead by the Churches of NorthEast LA, the NorthEast LA community will meet to march against violence in the streets. The march is down York Blvd to Eagle Rock Blvd and then down Eagle Rock Blvd to the Resource Fair. Snacks will be served at both the staging area and the Resource Fair. Bottled water will also be available for marchers. Along with the Resource Fair there will be live and DJ music and a Mini Car Show.

    Community groups, families and local organizations and businesses and others are encouraged to join the march and bring organizational / identificational banners or signs. March signs will also be provided. This march and resource fair is being held in response to the violence in the streets of NorthEast LA, the crimes against the person, such as shootings / drive-bys / robberies / assaults / rapes / batteries. Summer is the time when these crimes escalate and so we are taking to the streets to march and declare:

    Peace in the NorthEast: Stop the Violence.

    RuthAnne Tarletz [email protected] 626.831.7970

    “Though we are many we are One.” 1Cor 12:12

    At a recent Churches of NorthEast LA Monthly Breakfast Gathering Chief Murphy challenged the churches to become involved in helping to reduce crime in the streets of the NorthEast LA area. In immediate response the churches and other religiously-based community organizations represented at the meeting said let’s do a peace march and so was born the Peace in the NorthEast Community March, which we believe will become an annual march.

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