Pleasanton neighborhoods celebrate 'National Night Out'

Potlucks, music and just good old neighborly conversation highlight block parties

Pleasanton neighborhoods celebrated National Night Out with hundreds setting up curbside barbecues and children's games on blocked off streets and courts for an evening of good old-fashioned get-togethers.

Scores of officers and volunteers from the Pleasanton Police Department, which co-sponsors the National Night Out crime and drug prevention event here, went from neighborhood to neighborhood to join in the gatherings. Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, Councilman Jerry Thorne and City Manager Nelson Fialho also were at many of the neighborhood events.

The annual, nationwide event is held the first Tuesday in August to increase crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime activities, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and to inform criminals neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Firefighters and staff from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department also participated.

An estimated 35 million people in more than 11,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world were expected to participate in this year's 26th National Night Out that was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

National Night Out

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 5:51 pm

this is the first I've heard of this...... and it's tonight.... Perhaps Next year it will be publicized better.

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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 5, 2009 at 4:53 am

This has been happening in Pleasanton neighborhoods for years now. Where have you been, Claudette?

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 5, 2009 at 8:16 am

It's so sad that no one wanted to get involved in my neighborhood!! I think it's time to move into a "family oriented" neighborhood.

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Aug 5, 2009 at 9:32 am

Diane, There were actually two events in the Ruby Hill area. This is usually coordinated through Neighborhodd Watch and the Pleasanton PD. If you are interested, next year they can tell you if there is a party in your area.

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