Independent Staff Report
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will celebrate National Night Out Aug. 4, 2015 with a dozen events scheduled throughout the city.
Approximately 2,000 residents are expected to take to the streets in a show of unity against crime.
“National Night Out is an annual opportunity to celebrate community and bring neighborhoods together, while working to strengthen relationships and communication with our public safety leaders,” Mayor Lindsey Horvath said. “Each day, men and women from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, West Hollywood City Hall and numerous other agencies work hard to keep us safe.”
National Night Out is a national campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities across the country.
Neighborhood watch groups will hold evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout the city offering block parties, barbecues, live entertainment and dancing.
As part of the city’s events this year, there will be a free screening of “Big Hero 6” at 8 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Community members are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars.
In addition, Charo will participate at the Palm/Larrabee Neighborhood Alliance block party and there will be Bollywood dancers at the Fountain Day School event.
There also will be street closures from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the following locations:
• 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 Avenue to Norma Place.
• Westmount Drive from Sherwood Drive up to and including the driveway of 821 Westmount Drive.
- Norton Avenue between Laurel Avenue and Hayworth Avenue.
• The 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.
• And Harratt Street between Palm Avenue and Larrabee Street.
A complete up-to-date list of events, times, and locations is available on the city’s website at www.weho.org/nno.
Information: Laura Manukian at (323) 848-6831.