National Night Out: Aug. 1

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, city of Tucson residents are encouraged to hang outdoors in the evening to enjoy the company of their neighbors and meet new neighbors.

The purpose is to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police partnerships. In light of the fact that we're a city racked by burglaries and personal-theft crimes, I'd say it's a darn good idea.

Members of Tucson P.D. want to join your party, so check out all the details and make some calls or start knocking on doors.

I'm going to be the ringleader hostess on my block. Come back on Aug. 2 and share your experiences.