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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


We would like to say THANK YOU to Block 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.




 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.


Featured CRIME of the week


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. 


Kelly 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 E-News/Crime Log



RB Drill 1

HB Amateur Radio Founder, Ken Hartley and RB Public Safety Commissioner Jared Van Sloten

RB Drill 2

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 & Doug Rodriguez


Moulaged Victim

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HB Resident victim and her dog, Kathleen Knight with Torrance Animal Disaster Team


Map Your Neighborhood Logo

"Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters. 

MYN will help you to:

  • Learn the "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 protect lives.
  • Identify the 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 meaningful way.
  • Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas for quick response if needed.
  • Create a 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.

  Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.

 BLOCK CAPTAINS: ready to 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.


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.

Please e-mail Kelly to secure a seat!

Link to 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.



Area 2

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.

Area 2

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.

Area 2

02/23/08                                    11:15 a.m.                     1200 block of 8th Street

(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.

Area 7

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 compartment.

HBNW celebrates its 2nd Year Anniversary

 Please join us as we walk in the HB St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th at 11a.m.

1st Year St. Patrick's Day Parade

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!


Community News!

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

See FLYER for more details on food, drink and music!

Hermosa Beach-Loreto Mexico

2008 Student Exchange Program

See FLYER for details!



The 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 (CAER)

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 310.784.7770.

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 together complete instructions on where to go and what to do in the event of a chemical emergency.

 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.

HBNW is 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.


Please let Kelly know if you can assist by volunteering for a two-hour shift.  

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


C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team

To Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information.

 To Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association


(310) 318-0239










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Hermosa Beach resident COUPON CODE HB2007 for FREE SHIPPING TO HB.

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