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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log Tuesday, April 8, 2008
 
IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section
:: Featured CRIME of the week!
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: Bar Check!
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log
:: HELPFUL WEBSITES
:: UPCOMING 'MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD' RESIDENT TRAINING
:: FIESTA WEEKEND - WE NEED YOU!
:: EARTH DAY MONTH
:: LOOK WHAT HBARA IS UP TO!
:: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, Count on HBARA!
:: HB City Council & ALL Commission Meetings - AGENDAS, MINUTES & STREAMING VIDEO
:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB
:: We are here for you!
:: LOCAL SUPPORT
:: C.E.R.T. - Register Now for Next Academy!
:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.
:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites
 

RECOGNITION

We would like to say THANK YOU to Block Captain Dave Burleigh and the Victorian Condo Complex for hosting a INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING.  The meeting was attended by HBNW Coordinators Kelly & Tracy and HBPD Chief of Police Greg Savelli, HBFD Chief Jerry Gomez, HBPD Ofc. Mick Gaglia and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.

 
CONGRATULATIONS to the recent C.E.R.T. Graduates HB Resident(s) T.J. Brennan (husband to Block Captain Alysa Brennan), Jeff & Susan Brown (residents on Block Captain Mishell & Mike Balzer's street), Block Captain Doris & Gregor Eberhardt and Block Captain Anne Sullivan.  We appreciate your time and dedication to learning ways to prepare yourself, your family and your neighborhood by your continued support of HBNW and disaster preparednesss!
 

SPECIAL NOTE:  The Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPAC) has prepared a survey for Hermosa residents to take to give an assessment of your family's readiness for a disaster.  We will send out a special E-news as soon as the link is available. Your input will help the EPAC commission educate residents and give recommendations to Council on how to prepare Hermosa Beach for a disaster, man made or natural.

 

It is absolutely the responsibility of local, state and federal government responsibility to mitigate and prepare the residents and communities for a disaster.  Never underestimate the power of information.  Hopelessness can be crippling unless you are prepared.  Process allows people to achieve success.  If we talked before the event like we talk after an event, we would be so much better off as people would have known each other and gotten ready/prepared.

Featured CRIME of the week

We are pleased to say that there was NO MAJOR happenings this week.  HBPD and the HBNW residents by calling in calls to dispatch kept crime in check!

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. 
 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday 3-31-08 - Sunday 4-6-08

  

AREA 1 - BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo St.)

AREA 2 - GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan border)

AREA 3 - RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to Harper/Reynolds)

 

Monday 3-31-08

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

2001 Pacific Coast Highway

Vehicle Burglary

There was a vehicle window smash burglary reported in the area. Golf equipment was stolen from the vehicle. This occurred during the night.

       

 

Wednesday 4-2-08

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

900 block of Manhattan Ave.

Theft

Unknown suspect(s) stole a FedEx box from the porch of a residence. The box contained prosthetic parts and no one was seen or heard. This occurred during the day. NOTE: If at all possible have packages dropped at the back door. If you hear the delivery person it is a good idea to recover the items as soon as you can as the opportunist is just around the corner.

       

 

Area 2

 

925

1645 Valley Dr

Suspicious activity

There was a call of two subjects soliciting unknown items to children in the area. The subjects were GOA UTL, however the crossing guard advised that the subjects were handing out Bibles.

       

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

600 block of Longfellow

Theft

The victim left his vehicle unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and stole his Boeing employee ID and keys. No other items were taken.

       

 

Thursday 4-3-08

           

Area 2

 

459 PC

600 block of Longfellow

Burglary

There was a bright red Redline racing bike with Synergy wheels taken from a garage. This occurred between 1400 and 0900 hours. 

       

  

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

1500 block of Manhattan Ave

Theft

Unknown suspect(s) stole a package from the mail containing make-up from QVC. This occurred during the day.

       

 

Saturday 4-4-08

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

200 block of 28th St

Vandalism

There were three vehicles keyed sometime during the night. All three vehicles belong to the same victim.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

594 PC

1000 block of Loma Dr

Vandalism

There was a window smash to a vehicle in the area. Victim advised that there was nothing missing from inside of the vehicle.

 

Area 2

 

 

594 PC

1600 block of Hermosa Av

Vandalism to Vehicles

A suspect was arrested at 10:45 PM after smashing in the windows to a couple vehicles parked on the street. The suspect ran and tried to hide in a construction site, but was located and arrested by responding officers. The suspect was arrested for vandalism and being drunk in public.

 

 

BAR CHECK

Saturday, April 5, Sangria was issued an overcrowding citation by the Fire Department for being 63 persons over the posted occupant load of 138 for a total of 201 persons in the "main restaurant" portion of the business.  In addition to issuing a citation, Fire Department officials required the overcrowding situation be mitigated by the exiting of patrons down to the posted occupant load.

 

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on, again way too many involving vehicles. Most of these vehicles were locked, but had items stolen that were in plain sight. Please pass this on to all your neighbors and remind them not to leave anything at all in vehicles, locked or not. As always, report any suspicious activity to the police at 911 or 310-545-4566. Many thanks.

Area 2

04/02/08 - 04/03/08    6:30 p.m. - 7:05 a.m.   1200 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Vehicle Burglaries) Three separate locked vehicles that were parked in an open carport had their front passenger side windows smashed by unknown suspect(s). Some of the items that were taken included iPods, flashlight, sunglasses, watches and vehicle registration.

 Area 4

04/03/08 - 04/05/08                   6:30 p.m. - 11 a.m.                    200 block of Anderson Street                 

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street across from his residence. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the right passenger window and took a lap top computer from the right rear floor board.

 Area 4

04/04/08 - 04/05/08                   10 p.m. - 9:20 a.m.                    800 block of 3rd Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway and returned to find the left passenger window smashed. Unknown suspect(s) took a briefcase and its contents from rear seat.

Area 4

04/04/08 - 04/06/08                   6:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.               600 block of N. Poinsettia Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took a lap top from the locked vehicle by smashing a passenger side window.

Area 9

04/03/08                                    1 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.                     3200 block of Maple Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) The victim failed to close the passenger sliding door on her vehicle which was parked in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) took a sports bag containing baseball bats, gloves, batting gloves and a batting helmet from the vehicle. 

Area 10

04/02/08 - 04/03/08                   9:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                 4000 block of Crest Drive

(Stolen Catalytic Converter) The victim parked and locked her vehicle in her carport. When she started her vehicle she noticed a loud sound and discovered her catalytic converter had been stolen. No suspect(s) were seen or heard.

Area 4

04/01/08                                    10:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.             700 block of Larsson Street

(Residential Burglary) The resident observed her ground level bathroom window slightly ajar with the screen still on the window. She locked and secured her residence and left for a short time. When she returned she found the screen to the same bathroom window removed and the bathroom window open all the way. She also noticed that the rear sliding door to the residence was open and the pipe securing the door had been removed from the track of the door. It is believed suspect(s) must have entered the residence to remove the pipe, but it appeared nothing was missing from the home.

HELPFUL WEBSITES
 

California Disasters Since 1950 (including civil unrest)

http://hazardmitigation.oes.ca.gov/docs/Ch_2_Appendices/Table_2.0.pdf

  

Inglewood, California - CRS Intervention Through Contingency Planning

Inglewood, California, was the focus of varied community approaches to address the community reaction to a videotaped police use of force incident on July 16, 2002, in which Donovan Jackson, a developmentally-disabled teenager, was arrested and allegedly subjected to excessive use of force by an Inglewood police officer.

CRS worked to establish a task force of law enforcement officials, conflict resolution professionals, and municipal and community organizations to coordinate operational responses for public reactions to the officers' trials and announcement of verdicts. This partnership was designed to address response to trial issues, and new flash point dates associated with verdict announcements.

There was no violence despite intense media scrutiny, high racial tensions, and festering allegations of police misconduct against minority communities due to the extensive planning and coordination of government and community organizations, clergy, minority-oriented media, and law enforcement.

http://www.usdoj.gov/crs/pubs/fy2003/annualreport2003.htm#profiles_3

 

There's still no end in sight to California's water wars

SACRAMENTO - Fortunately, winter snowfall in the Sierra was average. So homes haven't flooded in the Central Valley. Neither is there a drought, at least caused by nature.

Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce, who led the recent initiative effort, puts it simply: "The Delta is the heart of California's water-supply system. And if the Delta has a heart attack, we're not going to be able to deliver the water to the rest of the supply system." 

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap3apr03,1,6228165.column

 

 

Map Your Neighborhood Logo

How important it is that you know first names of neighbors in your neighborhood?

 If you walk down the street and pass a person without getting their name, if something happens within that block of you passing them, you are more than likely not going to help them.  But, if you did exchange a hello and get a name, you will most likely come back to help them.  When we don't get a name, we tend to say; "Well, I don't need to get involved as I don't know them".

WE HAVE A DUTY TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN. 

This is something bigger than yourself.

"TRAIN THE RESIDENT" EVENT

  • When:  Saturday, April 26, 2008

    Where: City Council Chambers

    Time: 1p.m. - 3:30p.m. 

    **Includes a light snack and materials.

     

    Please e-mail Kelly to secure a seat!

     

     

    BLOCK CAPTAINS THAT WERE TRAINED THIS PROGRAM BY DR. LUAN JOHNSON NEED TO CONTACT HBNW TO GET THE MATERIALS TO HOST YOUR 90 MIN. MEETING WITH YOUR RESIDENTS.  THIS PROGRAM ONLY WORKS WHEN YOU GATHER THAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WORK AS A NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM!
     
    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.
     
     
    "Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.  It is a program that HBNW has adopted and is mandatory that all Block Captains attend and implement on their street.

     
    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.

     
  • HBNW sells WATER at the FIESTA!

     

    Please let Kelly know if you can assist by volunteering for a two-hour shift on Monday or if you can be a RELIEF for Sunday/Monday.

     
    STOP BY AND SAY HI TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
     

    HBNW FIESTA WATER SCHEDULE

     

     

       Saturday, May 24              Sunday, May 25                   Monday, May 26

     

    10a.m.-12noon

    Terrill Burnet &

    Dick Tuey

    10a.m.-12 noon

    Kathleen Gerber & Julie Jennings

    10a.m.-12 noon

    Kelly Kovac-Reedy & Michael DiVirgilio

    12p.m. - 2p.m.

    Pearl Eszlinger & Tracy Hopkins

    12p.m. - 2p.m.

    Pat Kovac &

    Kris Kovac

    12p.m. - 2p.m.

    Joel Shapiro & Kelly Kovac-Reedy

    2p.m. - 4p.m.

    Mary Goshtigian & Jennifer Chew /Kiana

    2p.m. - 4p.m

    Dave Burleigh &

    Jeff Smith

    2p.m. - 4p.m

    Pat Preiss &

    Barbara Raya

    4p.m. - 6p.m.

    Susan & Jeff Brown

    4p.m. - 6p.m.

    Ken & Dorothy Hartley

    4p.m. - 6p.m.

     

    RELIEF:

            Dana Graner

            Leanne Beamis-Heuer

            Anne Elling

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    EARTH DAY MONTH
     

    The Green Life: Workshops for Sustainable Living

    Location: Whole Foods Market @ Plaza El Segundo; 760 S Sepulveda Blvd 90245

    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

     

    April 9   

    Stemming the Tide of Toxics and Trash

    We're cutting down 100 million trees for junk mail and sending 2 million tons of electronic waste to landfills every year. Do more than you ever thought possible to reduce the flow of natural resources to landfills, and to keep toxics out of your life and the environment.

     

    April 16   

    Tooling Around Town in (Green) Style

    There's a reason cars and trucks are the poster children of environmental destruction: no other single consumer activity causes more environmental harm than personal vehicles. Reducing the impact of getting yourself from here to there is an essential part of greening your life. And with gas approaching $4.00 a gallon, now is a good time to start.

     

    April 22   

    Helping the Earth with Every Bite

    Producing our food takes a surprisingly significant toll on the environment, but it doesn't have to be that way. Thank Mother Earth for her delicious bounty by choosing foods that nourish the body without harming the Earth.

     

    April 30   

    Your Green Sanctuary: Making your Home a Friend to Mother Nature

    Your home represents an amazing opportunity to green your life because most everything involved with running a household affects the environmental in one way or another. Make your home a model of sustainability, inside and out, and give the Joneses something meaningful to keep up with.

     

     
    LOOK WHAT HBARA IS UP TO!

    Two years ago, HBNW was brought to life with a goal that we could provide our residents the assistance and encouragement to empower them to look out for their neighbors by reporting suspicious persons to the police and begin the process of preparing their home for a disaster scenario.  We designed a HBNW Map based on an amateur radio network that did not exist.  Today, we are so proud to have seen the beginning of an amazing group of residents who call themselves, HERMOSA BEACH AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION.  This 'club' has done a full demo of a room in the Community Center that will be the meeting room of the HBARA, HBNW and an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the City Departments should that need arise.  Below are some pictures of the club members in the demo phase of the room. The room is being prepared for a new paint job and carpet. 

     

    Cleanup party 1:

     

    Ken & Dorothy Hartley, George & Susan Ziegler, Mordy Benjamin, Matthew Cruse, Al Benson, John Kovac, Steve Silver and Rick Koenig

     

    Cleanup party 2:

     

    Ken & Dorothy Hartley, Kelly Kovac-Reedy, George Ziegler, Matthew Cruse, Al Benson, John Kovac and Steve Silver

     

    Change takes just an idea and the people behind it to breathe life into it!  Thanks to everyone who has done just that.  We look forward to the Open House!

     
     
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    HBARA 1
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, YOU CAN COUNT ON HBARA

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    Hermosa Beach City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S, MINUTES AND VIDEO

    CODE RED
    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.
     
    CONTACT US!
     
     
    LOCAL SUPPORT
     
    THANK YOU
     
    SOUTH BAY FIRE EXTINGUISHER
    10% OFF TO HBNW RESIDENTS!
    1068 Aviation Blvd
    Hermosa Beach
    (310) 376-6901 
     
    Two HB businesses have offered a $20.00 special to HBNW residents for a TAC WELD to the Catalytic Converter on your car.  This is a crime that can happen in broad daylight without you even knowing it until you start your engine.  Then, you HEAR IT.  A TAC WELD is a means to impede the criminal who has just a wrench to losen the bolts.  HBPD has seen a change in the M.O. of the catalytic converter thefts recently. The new M.O. involves the thieves using a "Sawzall" to cut the exhaust pipe and remove the converter. Try the weld for $20.00 and then you will know that you did what you could to prevent the crime and make your car less of a target. 
     
    MIDAS Muffler
     3125 Pacific Coast Highway
    (310) 376-8735
     
    LK Motorsports
    625 Cypress
    (310)779-2736
     
     

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

  • C.E.R.T. Academy No. 38 - June 5, 2008 to July 26, 2008
  • C.E.R.T. Academy No. 39 - September 4, 2008 to October 25, 2008
     

     

    A team of Redondo Beach firefighter instructors provide the training and will cover topics including disaster preparedness, CPR & First Aid, disaster medical operations, damage assessment, fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster psychology & team organization.
     
     
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  • EMERGENCY KITS
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    Order your supplies TODAY!Hermosa Beach resident COUPON CODE HB2007 for FREE SHIPPING TO HB.

    PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES
     

    310-524-2750
     
    310-318-0360
     
    310-376-2479
     
    (310) 318-0239