Police presence on Shalimar Dr. is not a new thing. This street has seen its fair share of crime and violence over the last few decades, but for the last six years Mika, city residents, and Costa Mesa Police have been working together to make it a better place. The goal of the C3 Tournament is to uniquely bring the whole community together. Each team is comprised of one Cop, one Church leader, and one Community member. This event draws area businesses, organizations, individuals and families to enjoy a day of basketball, food and lots of fun! It has become a community tradition that many look forward to each year.
Establishing neighborhood traditions is just one small aspect of the work of Mika’s Neighborhood Action Committees. The traditions that Mika’s neighborhood leaders have initiated and sustained are part of building a community where neighbors look out for one another and support each other. Mika’s Neighborhood Action Committees meet weekly to discuss and plan how to welcome new people to the neighborhood, gather funds for those in need of special help and to plan trainings to educate neighbors on topics that they want to learn more about.