City Services Shine on National Night Out

PHOTO: Derek Vaughan | | National Night Out attracted hundreds of South Pasadena residents to Orange Grove Park.

Orange Grove Park was the scene of South Pasadena city services engaging with the community for National Night Out on August 7.

The South Pasadena Police Department, Fire Department, City Manager’s Office, and a wide variety of other local service organizations which directly serve South Pasadena participated.

PHOTO: Derek Vaughan | | Detective Michael Palmieri and K-9 Officer Chris Perez welcome visitors to the South Pasadena Police Department booth.
PHOTO: Derek Vaughan | | Kyle Benalcazar, Management Intern with the City Manager’s Office greets visitors on National Night Out.
PHOTO: Derek Vaughan | | Shannon Devuty and Julia Law with the Pasadena Humane Society giving out tips on animal safety and adoption.

Early in the event there were hundreds of South Pasadenans enjoying everything at the park from an elaborate bounce house, to food trucks, to free giveaways at the booths to the ever popular portable rock wall.

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PHOTO: Derek Vaughan | | Brave young climbers tackle the formidable rock wall at National Night Out in Orange Grove Park.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and encourages neighborhood camaraderie leading to safer communities.

Judging by the turnout, this year’s edition of the National Night Out was a resounding success. South Pasadena city services have proved once again that they are willing to go the extra mile to engage and serve the City of South Pasadena.

Derek Vaughan is a contributing writer and local realtor specializing in South Pasadena. Known for his expert knowledge of digital marketing and the local real estate market, Derek has lived in South Pasadena for the past 20 years. Derek has also worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for digital marketing for both the properties and the NASCAR online store. He also holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.