Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We would like to
say THANK YOU
Captain Mike Schweid and 400 -500 Block of Manhattan
Ave. and Bayview Drive 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, HB Mayor J.R. Reviczky,
HBPD Ofc. Mick Gaglia and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SURVEY
you HBNW members for completing 71 surveys at
this time. Please pass this link on to your friends
and neighbors as it is very important for the
Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission to get a
sense of how prepared our residents are or are not.
We appreciate your time and support!
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME
NOW TO LEARN THIS PROGRAM BEFORE THE DISASTER
HALTS YOUR DAILY LIVING AND THROWS YOU THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE
OF YOUR LIFE!
Thank you to these Block Captains
and Residents for signing up !
Door Prize given to all
"TRAIN THE RESIDENT" EVENT
When: Saturday, April 26,
**Includes a light snack
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MYN DVD!
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.
"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:
Work together as a
team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour
following a disaster and take the necessary actions.
Featured CRIME of the week
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.
04-14-2008 to Sunday 04/20/2008
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
Tuesday April 15, 2008
stole the Victim's bicycle from the carport
area of the complex over a two week period.
of Bike Trail Sign
observed a 63 year old male spray painting
the new Marvin Braude bike trial signs
painted on the Strand. The suspect was
arrested and charged with vandalism.
Thursday April 17, 2008
block 24th St
Theft of Property
Victim property on his driveway and in his
open garage. He returned later and
discovered several items were taken
including ski equipment/clothing, a bicycle,
and snowboard. The property was left out
like it was a garage sale, but it was not.
Suspect(s) cut the lock on the bicycle,
which had been secured to a rail. The theft
occurred overnight and was 1 week old.
of 1st St
entered an unlocked vehicle and took items.
There was a GPS taken and a pair of
alarm was activated in the Tech room. HBPD
located an open window and searched the
location. The search met with negative
results and no one was found inside. The PD
contacted a representative from the school
and they were advised to respond. This is
the second burglary in one week.
No citations were issued
this weekend! Good Job.
MBNW CRIME LOG
04/16/08 10 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1500 block of
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked
his vehicle on the street in front of his residence. He
accidentally left three doors unlocked when attempting
to lock the vehicle. When he returned to the vehicle he
noticed the glove box and center console open and items
tossed around the back seat area. Unknown suspect(s)
took the owner's manual, registration, insurance and
sunglasses from the glove box and a handicap placard
from the center console.
12:01 a.m. - 12:11 a.m. 3600 block of
(Grand Theft) The victim arrived
home and parked his vehicle in his driveway. He unloaded
several items and left a briefcase containing a laptop
computer on the ground next to the vehicle. When he
returned ten minutes later the briefcase was gone. No
suspects were seen or heard.
04/20/08 8 p.m. - 7
a.m. 3500 block of
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim
parked and locked her vehicle in front of her residence.
The next morning she found the driver's side window had
been smashed and an empty fabric bag was missing from
the front driver's seat. Other bags left on the back
seat were left untouched as well as sunglasses left in
the center console. No suspect(s) were seen or
04/14/08 3 p.m. - 6
a.m. 2300 block of
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim
parked and locked her vehicle behind her residence.
She returned to her vehicle and found the driver's
and left rear passenger door wide open. Unknown
suspect(s) took a GPS, cell phone, camera, briefcase
and a wallet containing credit cards, cash, and
04/11/08 2 p.m. - 8
a.m. 200 block of
(Theft from yard) Unknown
suspect(s) took a wooden bench from the patio area
of the residence.
Major crimes on the decline in the area
The number of major crimes reported in the South Bay
and Harbor Area dropped to its lowest level in more
than a decade in 2007, but the figure did not
reflect what's bothering police
most these days - a rise in car break-ins.
Stirred, Not Shaken
Friday's commemorations followed a new study
released this week, saying that California faces a
99.7 percent chance of having a magnitude-6.7
temblor or larger by 2037, renewing calls for quake
Awareness of senior services can be helpful
As I work in the community, I am confronted daily
with the lack of planning and awareness of programs
and services for seniors.
Most of us know about Social Security, Medicare and
nursing homes, but not know about community-based
organizations or the federally funded Area Agency on
Through a network of community organizations, AAAs
work to keep seniors in the community, with a high
quality of life, for as long as possible.
There are 33 AAAs in California, including one each
in the city and county of Los Angeles. To contact
them, call 800-510-2020 or see
Our local Beach Cities Health District provided this
The Community Care Services of Beach Cities Health
District is a great way to have an assessment
completed for an elder loved one. Call
Keriann Lawson at
310-374-3426 x. 133.
Sick animals need their space
Beachgoers who find a beached seal lion or elephant
seal along the shoreline are asked to maintain a
distance of at 50 feet and call Marine Animal
Rescue's 24-hour hotline, 800-39-WHALE.
HB RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Admission $25.00 to benefit PROJECTtouch
Dear Friends -
It's a wonderful day when we can do something good for a
great organization and truly have fun doing it. You're
probably aware of PROJECTtouch. It's the mighty little
non-profit that's been around for 35 years helping at-risk
youth. Through their new Executive Director, Hilary Henson,
they've lined up Ann Randolph to perform her one-woman show,
as a fundraiser.
was produced Off-Broadway by the legendary Anne Bancroft. It
garnered rave reviews both in New York and in LA, where it
received the prestigious LA Stage Alliance's Ovation Award.
Comic genius Mel Brooks said of Ann Randolph, "This woman is
so talented, so gloriously gifted, both as a writer and a
performer, that I wanted the world to see this."
Well, here's your chance.
Squeeze Box will
be in Hermosa Beach for one night only on Wednesday, April
30 starting at 8pm. Not only is the admission only $25, but
there's a free VIP Reception beginning at 6:30pm featuring
music from L'Strings. Of course, wine will be available.
Tickets are available online by
Or you can buy them at the PROJECTtouch office, Room 6 at
the Hermosa Beach Community Center, Monday through Friday
from 1pm until 7pm.
IT'S A DOGS
Dog Parade & Trick Show in HB.
Sunday, May 4th from
11a.m. - 1p.m.
Free Registration at Valley Dr. and Pier
Parade begins at 11a.m. and continues on the Green Belt
to Valley Park
Trick Show at 11:30a.m. followed by a
performance by Disc Dogs of Southern California at
Prizes award for the BEST TRICK, BEST
DRESSED, CUTEST DOG AND THE HERMOSA BEACH FAVORITE!
ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH.
HBNW sells WATER at the FIESTA!
STOP BY AND SAY HI TO OUR
HBNW FIESTA WATER SCHEDULE
May 24 Sunday, May 25
Monday, May 26
Terrill Burnet &
Kathleen Gerber & Julie Jennings
Kelly Kovac-Reedy & Michael DiVirgilio
12p.m. - 2p.m.
Pearl Eszlinger & Tracy Hopkins
12p.m. - 2p.m.
Pat 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 &
2p.m. - 4p.m
Pat Preiss &
4p.m. - 6p.m.
Susan & Jeff Brown
4p.m. - 6p.m.
Ken & Dorothy Hartley
4p.m. - 6p.m.
Joel Shapiro, Dave Buckland &
If someone on schedule can't make it, we
call in RELI
GET YOUR HAM LICENSE
AND JOIN HB AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION!
HBNW NEEDS OUR HAM CLUB FOR
RESIDENTIAL BLOCK COMMUNICATION.
course (entrée level)
is 2 sessions
sessions are on June 14 & 21
2:00 PM to 5:30 PM on June
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on
for the FCC test will be provided at the
location is Hesse Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rancho Palos Verdes
pre-registration required -
- No fee
for either course -
the FCC Test is $14 -
book with FCC test questions, $15 -
- Copy of
my Power Point charts, $10 -
(thru grade 12) who take this course and get their
license will be reimbursed up to $40 by
Verdes Amateur Radio Club
K1DFO, at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS,
YOU CAN COUNT ON
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list. Click Video to view the meeting with
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to see just the documents. You can also search the archives
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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
10% OFF TO
1068 Aviation Blvd
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.
Pacific Coast Highway
C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team
Academy No. 38 - June 5,
2008 to July 26, 2008
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.
PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES