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August 2, 2014 (La Mesa) - On Tuesday, August 5th, the City of La Mesa will participate in National Night Out. Every August, La Mesa Neighborhood Watch groups organize fun and informative community events with their neighbors and friends to promote crime prevention and strengthen police and community partnerships. Members of the La Mesa Police Department and City officials will meet with these groups to share information and field questions about neighborhood and city concerns.

Anyone can participate by visiting National Night Out Central at Grossmont Center in the north Target Store parking lot from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on August 5th for the third annual Emergency Preparedness Fair. This family friendly event is an informative and interactive way to learn how to prepare for a disaster.

La Mesa Police Officers and Heartland Fire & Rescue Personnel will be on hand to interact with kids and give tours of emergency vehicles. The La Mesa Police Department will also be offering free child fingerprinting. Target, the National Night Out sponsor, is generously providing free BBQ to attendees. Additional participants include American Red Cross, Securing Our City, San Diego County Aging and Independence Services, Farmers Insurance, SDG&E, and ADT. For more information, call (619) 667-7545.

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