Police and sheriff’s stations throughout the county, the nation and the world are preparing to host the public at the 28th annual “National Night Out” events Tuesday.
More than 40 law enforcement stations in Los Angeles County will participate, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. Worldwide, 34 million people are expected to take part.
Activities vary from event to event, but all include information regarding public safety and community awareness. They include:
South Whittier: Officials from the sheriff’s Norwalk Station are planning a community march and rally, followed by a barbecue. The march will begin at 5 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 10750 Laurel Ave., and wind 1.2 miles to Adventure Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. The barbecue will include live dancers, music, presentations, a raffle and more.
*Pico Rivera: A community barbecue and party will be held starting at 6 p.m. at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station, 6631 Passons Boulevard. There will be free food, a jumper for the kids, giveaways and more. Former Dallas Cowboys player and two-time Superbowl champion James Washington is expected as a guest speaker.
*Pasadena: Police will host games, food and neighborhood watch updates at their event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma Street.
*Altadena: The Altadena Posse and Mountain Search & Rescue Team are scheduled to have displays, and there will be music, food, games and emergency preparedness information at the event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Farnsworth Park, 568 East Mount Curve Avenue
*La Crescenta: The sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station is planning neighborhood events from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ralph’s Fresh Air Market, 2675 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, and Vons, 635 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada Flintridge, and there will be a Neighborhood Watch barbecue in the 2700 block of Franklin Street in La Crescenta. There will be information, search and rescue team displays, activities, games, a visit from “McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog,” and more.
*Duarte: An event for residents of unincorporated areas near Monrovia, Arcadia and Duarte will have their National Night Out at Pamela Park, 2236 Goodall Ave. in Duarte from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be live music, a children’s jumper and cake and soda for families.
*Rosemead: Rosemead resident are invited to join in from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zapopan Park, 8301 Garvey Ave. There will be live music, food and games.
*Temple City: Music, food and entertainment from HOT 92.3 FM awaits residents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Drive.
*Covina — The Man-e Moreno Foundation is hosting a gathering with a jumper for children, face painting, hot dogs, snow cones, giveaways and more from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 100 block of South Kendall Way in Covina. Dignitaries including State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, are expected to attend.
*Baldwin Park: Police join radio station HOT 92.3 FM with a peace walk, barbecue, carnival style games, displays and a party. March begins at 5:30 p.m. at Baldwin Park City Hall, and the celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. at Target, 3100 Baldwin Park Blvd.
*Valinda: Sheriff’s officials, County Supervisor Gloria Molina and Rimgrove Park will have a community parade, a free concert, games, booths, arts and crafts, giveaways and more. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at the event, to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rimgrove Park, 747 N. Rimgrove Drive.
*Rowland Heights: Sheriff’s deputies are planning an event in conjunction with the city’s “Concerts in the Park.” It will begin at 6 p.m. at Schabarum Regional Park, 17250 Colima Road, and will feature food, music, bicycle/motorcycle units and the Walnut Sheriff’s Station Mobile Command Post.
While the vast majority of events are taking place Tuesday, others are being held on other days.
*Diamond Bar: Sheriff’s deputies are planning to host an event in conjunction with the city’s “Concert in the Park” at 6 p.m. at Sycamore Park, 22930 Golden Springs Drive. This event will feature food, music, bicycle/motorcycle units and the Walnut Sheriff’s Station Mobile Command Post.
*La Mirada: City officials are planning to host their National Night out event in conjunction with their “Concert in the Park.” It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at La Mirada Park, 1301 Adelfa Drive, and will include food, music, games, children’s activities, public safety demonstrations and more.
The events are sponsored nationally by Target stores.