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National Night Out brings out Southern California families

August 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Thousands of people from Southern California were expected to take to the streets Tuesday night for the 28th annual National Night Out.

The idea is to get people involved in the safety of their own communities and the prevention of crime and drug abuse.

There will be events held all over the Southland, including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

The events included free food, music and visits from police officers.