Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We would like to say
Captain Gerry Athas-Vasquez and the 200 - 300 block of
27th Street for hosting a INTRODUCTION
BLOCK MEETING. The meeting was attended by HBNW
Coordinators Kelly & Tracy, HBPD Motor Ofc. JR Smith,
HBPD Chief of Police Greg Savelli, HB
Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Grebbian and EPAC
commissioner Al Benson.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS and BUSINESS OWNERS!
Forward this link to all of our friends & neighbors that
live in Hermosa Beach.
A link to the city web page for residents to go to add
their phone number to the city telephone
notification/information message system, Code Red. The
link provides information about the system, how it will
be used and allows residents to add their phone number
so they will be in the system for city notifications.
SIGN UP FOR CODE RED
Featured CRIME of the week
OVERCROWDING CITATION ISSUED: CLUB SUSHI-1200 HERMOSA
From the exterior of Club Sushi, the restaurant/ bar
appeared to be overcrowded. Upon entry of the business
and after conducting an occupant load count, it was
determined that Club Sushi was over the maximum allowed
occupant load of 109 persons, by 70 persons, for a total
of 179 persons (65% over). Additionally, Club Sushi did
not have the required maximum occupant load signs (2)
posted on either the upper or lower levels of the
establishment. HBFD Powers will work with community
development to get new signs produced and posted as
required by law.
HBNW CRIME LOG ~
This log contains crimes in HB that residents can read
and learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their
home, vehicles and neighborhood.
was unable to go to the police station this week.
Sorry for the delay. As soon as possible, the crime log
will be forwarded or added to March 4, 2008 Weekly
REDONDO BEACH TSUNAMI DRILL PHOTOS
HB Amateur Radio Founder, Ken Hartley and RB Public
Safety Commissioner Jared Van Sloten
LA County Disaster Communication Service Officer, Bill
Pomeranz and HBARA Ken Hartley
RB Fire and RB CERT Alumni
Bill Pomeranz, Ken Hartley, Mordy Benjamin, Matt Cruse &
HB Resident victim
and her dog, Kathleen Knight with Torrance Animal
"Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN)
is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for
MYN will help you to:
"9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster"
to secure your home and to protect your
neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following
disaster and these steps will help you to quickly
and safely take actions that can minimize damage and
Skills and Equipment each neighbor
has that would be useful in an effective disaster
response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and
skills helps your disaster response be timely, and
allows everyone to contribute to the response in a
Neighborhood Map identifying the
locations of natural gas for quick response if
Contact List that helps identify
those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled,
or children who may be home alone during certain
hours of the day.
together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during
the first hour following a disaster and take the
contact HBNW for flip
charts for your meeting with the neighbors. HBNW will
supply the flip charts, reminder letters and bottled
water for this initial neighborhood gathering.
NEXT TRAIN THE BLOCK CAPTAIN EVENT:
Saturday, April 26, 2008
in the City Council Chambers. The time is from 1p.m. -
3:30p.m. and that includes a light snack and materials.
to secure a seat!
purchase the MYN bag
for under your bed. For any kit purchased from More
Prepared, including the MYN bag, free shipping to HB
residents applies when you enter Coupon Code MYN2008.
For any other kit, please use Coupon Code HB2007.
MBNW CRIME LOG
02/16/08 - 02/17/08 1 p.m. - 4
p.m. 1300 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole the catalytic
converter from the Toyota 4Runner that was parked and
locked on the street.
02/19/08 - 02/21/08 5:30 p.m. - 4:30
p.m. 1500 block of 10th Street
(Vehicle Theft) The victim's Toyota truck was parked and
locked on the street in front of the residence when
unknown suspect(s) took the catalytic converter.
a.m. 1200 block of 8th
(Residential Burglary) The homeowner arrived at the
residence which is currently under construction to check
on construction progress. Once inside he noticed a light
above a stairwell was on and as he approached he saw a
white teenage male suspect standing at the bottom of the
stairwell holding two white garbage bags. The suspect
ran through the interior garage door and up the driveway
of the house. He dropped the two garbage bags and ran
west on 8th Street. The homeowner and his son
attempted to follow the suspect and at one time had him
in their grasp when the suspect managed to pull free.
The suspect continued running and eventually ended up in
the backyard of a home in the 1100 block of 8th
Street, where he was positively identified by the
victims as the suspect.
02/14/08 - 02/21/08 5 p.m. - 1
a.m. 3300 block of Manhattan Avenue
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked and locked her vehicle
in the driveway. She returned to discover unknown
suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window and stole a
portfolio that was on the front passenger seat, and took
the registration and insurance papers from the glove
HBNW celebrates its 2nd Year Anniversary
Please join us as we walk in the
HB St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th
Please be present at 10:30a.m. on Valley Dr. at 11th
Street with your family and your dog if you would like
to represent HBNW!
Adrienne's Search for Children's Cancer Cure -
Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House
Saturday, March 8, 2008 @ 6p.m.
Hermosa Beach Kiwanis
$30.00 per person (tax deductible)
FREE for kids under 12 years
FLYER for more details on food, drink and music!
Hermosa Beach-Loreto Mexico
2008 Student Exchange Program
FLYER for details!
Animal Rescue Site
is having trouble getting
enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota
of getting free food
donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute to go to their site and
click on 'feed an animal
in need' for free. It's in a purple box in the middle of
the page. This
doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate
sponsors/advertisers use the
number of daily visits to donate food to
abandoned/neglected animals in
exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site!
Beach Cities Community Awareness & Emergency Response
Industry, local government and service agencies have
joined together to form CAER (Community Awareness &
Emergency Response). The Beach Cities CAER association
helps to coordinate emergency response for our
community. Although the chance of a significant chemical
release is small, the possible health effects could be
serious. Therefore, it is important for you to know what
to do. For additional information, please contact your
local fire department or CAER organization at
Shelter in Place
If you are outdoors and you smell a strong chemical
odor, protect yourself by immediately going inside the
nearest building, home or vehicle. Most chemical
releases will last only a few minutes and staying inside
should be adequate for your protection.
This is called
Shelter in Place and is the best way to
protect yourself and your family in the event of an
accidental chemical release. This works because the
outside air does not mix quickly with the air in these
spaces when they are closed or sealed. Shelter in Place
protects you from the most toxic vapors as the cloud
passes. The Beach Cities CAER association has put
on where to go and what to do in the event of a chemical
Making Peace - Tips on Managing Conflict
Irritated? Frustrated? Angry?
Ready to explode? You're not
alone. Whether it's an argument with a friend,
aggravation because a driver cuts in front of
you, or a disagreement about
the best way to do a job - conflict is part of everyday
life. Conflict produces stress, hurts friendships, and
can cause injury and death. We can't always avoid
conflict but we can learn to manage it without violence.
That way, we use conflict to improve our lives and to
learn from past mistakes.
doing the Fiesta!
We still need 12 volunteers or Kelly must work the
entire three days. Please sign up for a two-hour shift
and help HBNW raise over $3,000.00
8 volunteers per day for Saturday, May 24th,
Sunday, May 25th and Monday, May 26th.
We would need 2 people working a two-hour shift starting
at 10a.m., 12 noon, 2p.m. and 4p.m.
Kelly know if you can assist by volunteering for a
We have 12! We need 12 more to take advantage of this
opportunity that the Chamber of Commerce is giving HBNW
to raise funds.
Jeff & Susan Brown, Pearl Eszlinger, Dave Burleigh,
Terrill Burnett, Tracy Hopkins, Kelly Kovac-Reedy,
Patrick Kovac, Kris Kovac, Mary Goshtigian, Dave
Buckland and Dick Tuey