WEST HOLLYWOOD—The City of West Hollywoodâ€™s Neighborhood Watch Groups, in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriffâ€™s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department, participated with city officials and staff with assistance to celebrate The National Night Out. The celebration will be held on Tuesday, August 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Residents will celebrate the event in the streets of West Hollywood to show unity against crimes. Throughout the area social gatherings and evening events will be held, including live entertainment, block parties, barbecues, movie night in the park and dancing.
The National Night Out began in 1984 to promote crime prevention and to send a strong message to criminals that the neighborhood is well organized and will fight back.
Approximately 2000 WeHo residents are expected to attend the event. The event is a national campaign that involves citizens, law enforcements, and civic agencies.
According to a press release from the City of West Hollywood, 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in the National Night Out. In 2013, more than 37.5 million people participated in the event. The following streets will be closed for the National Night out:
- The cul-de-sac at Sherbourne Drive and Ashcroft Avenue, with closures at San Vicente Boulevard and Ashcroft Avenue, and Ashcroft Avenue at Sherbourne Drive;
- Lloyd Place extending east from Elevado Street to Norma Place;
- Westmount Drive from Sherwood up to and including the driveway of 821 Westmount Drive;
- Fuller Street from 1205 to 1215 Fuller;
- Norton Avenue between Laurel Avenue and Hayworth Avenue;
- Westmount Drive cul-de-sac starting at the barricade just north of Santa Monica Boulevard up to 940 Westmount Drive, south of the Westmount Drive/West Knoll Drive traffic circle;
For more information about the locations of the events and the time, please visit, http://www.weho.org/services/public-safety/neighborhood-watch/national-night-out or contact Laura Manukian at (323) 848-6831.