Pleasanton Weekly

News - August 5, 2011

Chalk it up to National Night Out

Hundreds turned out in 24 separate neighborhoods across Pleasanton to join in the anti-crime and drug prevention celebrations Tuesday, co-sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and the Pleasanton Police Department.

The South Valley Trails "National Night Out" event drew a steady stream of people who came to talk with police and firefighters or just to have a burger with friends or new acquaintances.

In Pleasanton, the annual event has become a chance to close off neighborhood streets for a few hours of barbecuing and social chatter, with police, firefighters and representatives of the city government stopping by to introduce themselves and join in the fun. Although this was the 28th annual National Night Out across the country, it was just 10 years ago that Pleasanton joined in.

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