West Long Beach’s Third Annual National Night Out (NNO) — also taking place nationwide as the 34th — will be among Long Beach organizations and neighborhoods trying to send a message to criminals they’re working with police to keep crime at bay.
The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.).
Another Long Beach event is Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.’s potluck from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lawler home, 3005 San Francisco Ave. Free hot dogs, chips and juice will be provided from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. and people can bring a dish to share. Long Beach Police West Division officers will be among those present. Organizers said they request no dogs, as it will distract police dogs.
The Long Beach Police Department will visit 27 events so far, including residences, parks and organizations, according to Long Beach Police Department’s community engagement division’s Kare Owens. She said she couldn’t provide locations of homes, but parks officers will visit include Bixby (130 Cherry Ave.), Grace (Elm Ave. and Plymouth St.), Seaside (1413 Chestnut Ave.), Silverado (1545 W. 31st St.) and Martin Luther King Jr. King (1950 Lemon Ave.). All will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
“The point is to encourage other events to include police in their plans,” Owens said. “The purpose is to be in the neighborhoods (to discourage crime).”
it’s also meant to strengthen neighborhood camaraderie and community/police partnerships and convey that neighborhoods are involved. Additionally, people can lock their…
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