Tuesday night community members throughout our district came out to participate in “National Night Out!” This is an amazing annual community –building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Here’s a snapshot of the activities that happened in the Sixth District this week:
LAPD Foothill Division: At the Stonehurst Recreation Center, Phil Tabbi organized a BBQ! He brought his huge grill and smoker and provided BBQ for those that attend. Those who joined were encouraged to bring side dishes. Lots of folks from Sun Valley area attended!
LAPD Van Nuys Division: Held at the Children’s Community School, the event was organized by Maria Serna from the Neighborhood Watch and Senior Lead Officer Tony Cabounic. LAPD provided hot dogs, and folks from the neighborhood watch brought side dishes. My office chipped in with ice to keep everything cool.
LAPD West Valley Division: Folks gathered at the West Valley Park for an event organized by all of the Senior Lead Officers for the area. This is where community members from the Lake Balboa area were, and they showed the movie Kung Fu Panda 3.
LAPD Mission Division: There was a Peace March at this National Night Out event. The march went down Sepulveda Blvd., and most everyone was wearing white. They returned to a small resource fair along with music and family activities. Pollo Campero, Vallarta, and Starbucks all donated to the event. My office had a booth at the resource fair.
Panorama City National Night Out: Held at the Plaza del Valle, there was a small program and resource fair organized by the three Senior Lead Officers for the area. We were happy to help out with chairs and tables!
Arleta Neighborhood Council National Night Out: The neighborhood council organized this event. They were joined by all four neighborhood watch groups in the area. Raspado Xpress donated raspados and El Ranchito provided tacos. We also had a booth at this event.
It’s always great when the community comes out and comes together to make our neighborhoods safer places where we can work more closely with LAPD. I encourage everyone to get involved! Thanks to everyone who helped make National Night Out a success in the Sixth District!