Tuesday, August 04, 2009
It's National Night Out!
Downtown/Skid Row Senior Lead Deon Joseph at last year's National Night Out (held in Little Tokyo).
Tonight is National Night Out.. a night out against crime. Block parties will be going on all over the city, and downtown LA is no exception. Downtown neighbors will want to head over to the Paseo Plaza at El Pueblo tonight as the party will be going on there from 6-10pm.
National Night out is a good opportunity to meet your SLO (Senior Lead Officer) in a fun, informal environment.. live music and food and possibly booths with local businesses and neighborhood committees might be there as well.
If you haven't seen it already, check out Downtown News article SLO Patrol about your Downtown Senior Lead Officers.
Believe it or not, the LAPD is very community minded, and the National Night Out is an excellent opportunity (among many) for residents and the community as a whole.
The LAFD should be there as well in a support mode. However, I hear from a very reliable source that they are also happy to meet the community! So say "Hi!" and if you want, thank them for their efforts. In a time of budget cuts, staffing cuts and State-wide deficits, they are still doing a most excellent job and deserve all our support.
PDF List of Events going on around LA
my (fuzzy) 2008 National Night Out flickr set