Communities and local neighborhoods are encouraged to form their own future "Night Out" events
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — From North County to the South Bay, communities across San Diego County Tuesday night took a stand against crime.
While most "National Night Out" events were cancelled last year because of the pandemic, they returned this year in a big way, bringing together community members and law enforcement.
In fact, last year at this time, the city of La Mesa was still reeling from protests for police reform and racial justice that escalated into riots. Now, more than a year out here at a National Night Out event, the community is continuing to heal.
"I feel it is more peaceful, but you don't know what it going to happen," said Jessica Michael, who helped organize a gathering on Rosebud lane in la Mesa.
She said that, the extraordinary events of last …