WEST HOLLYWOOD — As many as 2,000 residents are expected to celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the city’s annual National Night Out Aug. 2. The city’s neighborhood watch groups, in coordination with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and city officials and staff, will hold evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Events will include block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, movie night in the park and dancing.
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of National Night Out, which began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police and community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Eight neighborhood watch groups along with Fountain Day School, West Hollywood Gateway, the Russian Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Recreation Services Division will be participating in National Night Out with a total of 12 separate events throughout the city.
Street closures for National Night Out will take place from 4 to 11 p.m. at:
• 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 up to and including the driveway of 821 Westmount Drive.
• 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.
• And Harratt Street between Palm Avenue and Larrabee Street.
Information: Bonnie Smith at (323) 848-6371.