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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log Tuesday, April 15, 2008
IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section
:: Featured CRIME of the week!
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: Restaurant/Bar Check!
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log
:: HELPFUL WEBSITES
:: UPCOMING 'MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD' RESIDENT TRAINING
:: HB Renaissance Faire
:: EARTH DAY MONTH
:: FIESTA WEEKEND
:: HAM CLASS BEGINS SOON!
:: 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
Featured CRIME of the week
Kelly & Ofc. Smith do the Crime Log together every MONDAY.  Ofc. JR Smith is ill and Kelly decided to send the E-News today without the Crime Log and Featured Crime of the Week.    If he does not return this week, Kelly will do the log on Thursday with Sgt. Tom Thompson.  We will get you the info before Friday.  Thanks!
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. 
 
RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK
No citations were issued this weekend!  Good Job.

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 3

04/07/08 - 04/08/08                   10:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.                    600 block of 18th Street

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his vehicle in his driveway but did not lock it. He returned to find unknown suspect(s) had taken his computer bag containing a computer, check book and miscellaneous papers from behind the driver's seat.

Area 3

04/07/08 - 04/08/08                   5:15 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                 600 block of 18th Street

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked her unlocked vehicle on the street in front of the residence. Unknown suspect(s) took a portable GPS system and Bluetooth headset from the vehicle.

Area 7

03/26/08 - 03/31/08                   7 a.m. - Noon                            3300 block of Manhattan Avenue

(Catalytic Converter) Unknown suspect(s) took the catalytic converter from the Toyota 4Runner that was parked on the street in front of the residence.

Area 7

03/26/08                                    9 p.m.                                       3300 block of Alma Avenue

(Garage theft) The victim left a duffel bag containing ski jackets, pants, sweaters, boots and gloves for just a few minutes inside his open garage. He returned to find unknown suspect(s) had taken it.

Area 1

04/07/08 - 04/10/08                   10 a.m. - 9 a.m.                        1400 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Catalytic Converter) Unknown suspect(s) took the catalytic converter off the Toyota 4Runner while it was parked in front of the residence.

Area 4

04/09/08 - 04/10/08                   10:45 p.m. - 6 a.m.                    300 block of John Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street and returned to find the front passenger side window smashed. Unknown suspect(s) took a purse containing a license, credit cards, checkbook, cash, cell phone and a digital camera.

Area 9

04/11/08 - 04/12/09                   10 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        2900 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle in his driveway and was certain he locked it using the keyless remote. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered several items missing including an iPod, cell phone blackberry and keys. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 9

04/11/08 - 04/12/08                   9 p.m. - 10 a.m.                        2900 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a pair of sunglasses from the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked on the street.

Area 7

04/09/08                                    6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.                 200 block of 35th Place

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took a bicycle from an unlocked garage.

HELPFUL WEBSITES
 

Shooter had several gun arrests

EL SEGUNDO: L.A. man who shot two officers before being killed was a parolee.
 
The man who shot two El Segundo police officers in a crowded theater lobby was a parolee with several arrests for carrying concealed weapons, criminal records show.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8927077

2 El Segundo officers shot at theater likely to recover

Two El Segundo police officers - both medal of valor winners - were recovering in the hospital Saturday after a shootout in a movie theater that left one suspect dead and a bystander injured, authorities said.

 http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8907988

Permit of HB bar Dragon in jeopardy

COMMISSION: The hot spot is under review for alcohol and overcrowding violations.

A popular downtown Hermosa Beach bar accused of violating occupancy limits and state alcohol laws could have its permit revoked or modified tonight.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8926892

Accord reached on aerial banners over the beach

Aerial advertising companies have agreed to limit how low their airplanes may fly when they tow ad banners over the beach, and how often they may fly over special summer events.

 http://www.easyreadernews.com/story.php?StoryID=20033334

Airplane operators agree to limits on aerial ads

Hermosa Beach officials have approved a "Code of Conduct" written by airplane company owners who claim they will abide by regulations involving the towing of advertisements at specific altitudes and limiting the number of passes over Santa Monica Bay beaches.

 http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2008/04/14/hermosa_beach_news/news02.txt

Consumer Noise Complaints

Los Angeles International Airport                 310-64-NOISE

TorranceAirport                                            310-784-7950

Long BeachAirport                                      562-570-2665

FAA Regional Office                                    310-725-7950

 

Quake-Catcher Network

The Quake-Catcher Network is a collaborative initiative for developing the worlds largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers.

With your help, the Quake-Catcher Network has the potential to provide better understanding of earthquakes, give early warning to schools, emergency response systems, and others. 

http://qcn.stanford.edu/ 

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New analysis: California in for a devastating quake within 30 years

(04-14) 11:32 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A strong and potentially deadly earthquake is virtually certain to strike on one of California's major seismic faults with a magnitude of at least 6.7 within the next 30 years, scientists said Monday in releasing the first official forecast of statewide earthquake probabilities.

By their calculations the probability of such a strong and damaging quake hitting somewhere the Golden state is now more than 99 percent.

A much more damaging quake of magnitude of 7.5 or greater is at least 46 percent likely to hit on one of California's restless web of active fault systems within the same three decades, but probably in the southern part of the state, the team of federal and state earthquake scientists warned.

The new report by the team of federal and state geologists, seismologists and geophysicists does not significantly change the current probability estimates for future large quakes on the Bay Area's major faults that were calculated five years ago, but it does provide the first detailed forecasts for the odds of future quakes on faults in the Los Angeles area: on the southern San Andreas, on the San Jacinto and on the Elsinore faults specifically.

"In our two major metropolitan areas where odds are high that a large quake is coming, people think a lot about quakes whenever even a smaller one shakes ... but ten days later most folks forget them, and they shouldn't," said David Schwartz, an earthquake geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park who served on the scientific review panel that evaluated the new probability estimates. The analysis was requested by the California Earthquake Authority, a public agency created by the state Legislature in 1996 and funded by companies throughout the state that offer limited quake insurance to all comers.

The report's details should also prove useful for city planners, building code designers and home and business owners "who can use this information to improve public safety and mitigate damage before the next destructive earthquake occurs," said geophysicist Ned Field of the U.S. Geological Survey who headed the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities that developed the forecasts.

"This new, comprehensive forecast advances our understanding of earthquakes and pulls together existing research with new techniques and data," Field said.

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Southern California Earthquake Center and the California State Geological Survey participated in the report. Aside from the scientists in California who evaluated the Working Group's conclusions, both the California and National Earthquake Prediction Councils evaluated the study too.

The scientists used complex analytical tools that they have developed over many years and new computer programs to arrive at their new forecasts of earthquake magnitudes and the faults they may rupture.

By their calculations, the probability that a 6.7 magnitude quake will hit on any one of the faults in the Bay Area is now set at 63 percent, only a tiny bit higher than the 62 percent estimated in 2003. But the probability for that kind of severely damaging quake on the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault was increased in the new forecast from 27 percent to 31 percent.

The analysis was the first the scientists done of probabilities for quakes on several Southern California faults. They calculated the odds of a 6.7 magnitude quake striking within 30 years somewhere in the greater Los Angeles at two-to-one, a probability of 67 percent, according to the report.

The single fault in all California with the highest probability of a large quake occurring within the next 30 years is the Southern San Andreas, and the seismic odds-makers set the number for it at 59 percent.

Looking at Northern California's farthest region - actually the southern end of the 750-mile-long Cascadia Subduction Zone which stretches far up the Pacific Coast into British Columbia - the quake experts set the probability for a large quake within 30 years at only 10 percent, but concluded it could register a magnitude of 8 or even 9. Quakes that powerful occur once every 500 years on average.

Estimating probabilities for future earthquakes is highly complicated and calls for analysis of many factors: the average time between quakes that have struck on a given fault; the location, the size and the time when a quake last ruptured a given fault; the type of quake that hit, the geology of the region, and the rate at which the Earth's crust is moving.

"The further you are in time from the last quake on a fault, the higher the probability is for the next one," Schwartz said.

 
I AM THE ANSWER; GET YOUR FAMILY AND BLOCK READY NOW!

 

"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.

     
  • HB RENAISSANCE FAIRE
    HB FESTIVAL
    EARTH DAY MONTH
     

    Join the City of Manhattan Beach for the 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Concert at Polliwog Park, Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    The City of Manhattan Beach, in conjunction with V.O.I.C.E (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community's Environment), will host the day's events featuring a large assortment of fresh food and family fun; including music, games, eco friendly products and information on the City of Manhattan Beach's efforts toward making our city a greater and greener place to live, play and work.

    The first "official" Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. People from around the nation got involved in efforts to help protect the environment. Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated in countries all over the world.

    The first Earth Day celebration in the City on Manhattan Beach was held in 1992 at Polliwog Park and has grown to include more than 7,000 participants annually.

    Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Stephen Michael Schwartz (Children's Entertainment)
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Environmental Hero Awards Presentation
    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Fab Forever (Beatles Tribute)
    • 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Awards and Raffle
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Pretzel Logic: A Steely Dan Revue

    See you at Polliwog Park on Saturday, April 19th!

    HBNW sells WATER at the FIESTA!

     

     
    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.

    Joel Shapiro, Dave Buckland &

    Kelly Kovac-Reedy

     

    RELIEF:

    ·        Dana Graner

    ·        Leanne Beamis-Heuer

    ·        Anne Elling

     

    RELIEF:

    • Dave Buckland

     

    RELIEF MEANS:

     

    If someone on schedule can't make it, we call in RELIEF.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    GET YOUR HAM LICENSE AND JOIN HB AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION!  HBNW NEEDS OUR HAM CLUB FOR RESIDENTIAL BLOCK COMMUNICATION. 

     

    Amateur Radio Course

     

    FCC "Technician" course (entrée level)

    The course is 2 sessions

     

    The 2 sessions are on June 14 & 21

    2:00 PM to 5:30 PM on June 14

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on June 21

    The date for the FCC test will be provided at the

    14 June session

     

    The location is Hesse Park

    29301 Hawthorne Blvd.

    Rancho Palos Verdes

     

    - No pre-registration required -

    - No fee for either course -

    - Taking the FCC Test is $14 -

     

    Optional Material

    - Study book with FCC test questions, $15 -

    - Copy of my Power Point charts, $10 -

     

    Students (thru grade 12) who take this course and get their license will be reimbursed up to $40 by

    The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club

     

    For more information contact

    Walt, K1DFO, at walt.ordway@yahoo.com

     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
     
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    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