Two Palisades area neighborhood watch groups got together this past weekend to clean up the neighborhood, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
Approximately 80 Palisades residents met at Wilder’s Annex along Paseo del Mar on Sunday. The residents are members of two active neighborhood watch groups, Lower Palisades West and Lower Palisades East (read more about local neighborhood watch groups on our Neighborhood Watch page).
Joining in the fun and hard work was the LAPD Harbor Division, police cadets, and Gang Alternative Program (GAP). Harbor Division supplied the tents, tables, chairs, trash bags, beverages, etc. using money granted through the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council.
Neighborhood Watch block captains Jennifer Grasso and Charles Rannells (the two on the right in the photo above) did all the organizing and coordinated with LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight (fourth from right above). Peggy Lindquist, proprietor of the Corner Store, supervised the food and drinks.
If you would like to join a Neighborhood Watch group or become a block captain, please contact us with your name and address and we will connect you with the right group.
Speaking of community spirit, the Point Fermin Neighborhood Watch group had a packed meeting last night at the Wigwam Lodge. Frustrations are high regarding partying at Sunken City and Cabrillo Beach. Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight spoke to the crowd about getting residents participation involved in reporting crimes. She would like to hear from residents interested in becoming block captains.
Representatives from City Council District 15 and the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council were in attendance.
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