Aug 052012


 The annual “National Night Out” returns on Tuesday.

  West Sacramento police and local neighborhood blocks will get together for block parties with a crime-fighting message. If past years are any indication, there will be visits from police, K-9 units, military personnel and other special guests at many of the local sites.

  Residents are encouraged to turn on their outdoor lights and visit a local block party.

  Scheduled for block parties between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday are the following locations:

  • 1400 Anna   Street, (Baptist Church)
  • 500 7th   Street
  • 685 Lighthouse Drive (Las Casitas Apartments)
  • 1611   Madrone Street (Sunset Village Apartments)
  • 2455 West   Capitol Ave. (West Capitol courtyards)
  • 1016   Meadow Road
  • 1710   Maryland Ave.
  • 409 10th   Street
  • 1613 19th   Street
  • Aster Street and Manchester Street
  • 2683   Bethel Way
  • Barona   Court
  • 3079   Apache Street
  • Sumatra and Madura Street (corner)
  • 3590 Antigua   Street
  • 3650 Bass   Road
  • 3170   Venice Street

(The above list may have been updated since the News-Ledger published it on Aug. 1.)

This year’s “featured site” is at the corner of Aster Avenue and Manchester Street, with activities planned at 7:30 p.m.

According to the West Sacramento Police Department, the annual (national) event is intended to raise awareness of crime prevention, generate support for local anti-crime measures and “send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

  For information, call 617-4937.

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