Thanks for NNO help
Many residents of Brentwood celebrated the 29th annual National Night Out this year on Aug. 7.
NNO is designed to "strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership, and to send a message to criminals that communities are organized and fighting back." Residents participated in neighborhood gatherings, barbecues and socials. They all had a fun night visiting with their neighbors and city and police officials.
We would like to thank all the Neighborhood Watch group leaders and residents who participated in National Night Out. We especially want to thank Michele Keady, community service officer, for working so hard to coordinate the visits of city and police officials and Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee members.
Thank you Mayor Bob Taylor, Vice Mayor Steve Barr, City Councilman Joel Bryant, Police Chief Mark Evenson, Police Captain Martinez, Police Captain Strock, Police Sgt. DiMercurio, and B.A.N.C members Johnny Staton, Claudette Naturel-Staton, Rick Fuller, Karen Nunez, Steve Smith, and Silky Sahnan for visiting the Brentwood neighborhood NNO gatherings, and so graciously answering residents' questions and concerns.
We would also like to thank Shred This, LLC, for donating their service for NNO. They provided residents bulk shredding of sensitive personal papers. The money collected was donated to the Brentwood Police
Furthermore, we would like to thank Fresh & Easy, International Orphan Relief Foundation and B.A.N.C. for making a donation and purchasing items for the "NNO Spirit" award. The prize was awarded to the very spirited Deer Ridge Neighborhood Watch Group 18, on Torrey Pines Drive. Congratulations to the winner!
We all had a great time celebrating NNO. Next year we look forward to having more neighborhoods participate. Let's continue to get the message out -- that we in Brentwood, are all working together to keep our neighborhoods friendly, safe, and crime free.
Linda Nakaji, Yildiz Karaibrahimoglu, Aida Handt, Marilyn Van Goor, Laurel Wilson, Dani Colbasso, and Jen Fernandez
Shadow Lakes/Brentwood Hills Neighborhood Watch Deer Ridge Neighborhood Watch
Support for Jerry McNerney
Since the economic crash, various solutions have been tried to kick-start our economy, but many have fallen short. The two biggest factors in boosting our economy are, first, ensuring jobs stay here in America, and second, cutting federal programs that don't work while protecting programs which help our citizens.
This is why I support Jerry McNerney for Congress this November. He believes we need to rein in the federal debt, while protecting Social Security and Medicare. He has also fought to keep American jobs from being shipped overseas by writing a bill which gives priority for federal contracts to companies that keep jobs here.
Jerry will fight for us because he knows what many of us have gone through. He has struggled with unemployment and affording adequate health insurance. I will support Jerry come November because he is one of us and will fight for us.
McNerney knows the area
Our area needs to be represented in Congress by someone who knows our area and knows what is important to us.
Congressmen Jerry McNerney has focused on creating jobs in our area. Jerry has been unemployed and knows what it's like to provide for his family, unlike the Republican candidate who has never worked a normal job.
As a small-business owner, Jerry is committed to growing our economy. He knows that growing the economy starts keeping American jobs at home. Jerry wrote a bill to prevent American jobs being sent overseas by giving priority in federal contracts to companies that keep jobs on American soil. Jerry is an independent thinker standing up for what's right for us.
Congressmen Jerry McNerney is an honorable man who understands us and is the best person to represent California's 9th Congressional District.
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