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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log Tuesday, April 22, 2008
IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section
:: THIS SATURDAY - MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT
:: Featured CRIME of the week!
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: Restaurant/Bar Check!
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log
:: HELPFUL WEBSITES
:: HB Renaissance Faire
:: Squeeze Box to benefit PROJECTtouch
:: IT'S A DOGS DAY!
:: FIESTA WEEKEND
:: Become an Amateur Radio Operator for your community!
:: 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 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.

 

HB READY

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SURVEY UPDATE

 

Thank 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!

 
 
 
MAP OF GROUND SHAKING

Map Your Neighborhood Logo

THIS SATURDAY!

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 that PRE-REGISTER!

 Paula Barksdale
Kimbra Schmidt
Lyllah Horlander
Kathleen Gerber
Dana Graner
Adrienne Slaughter
Rick Koenig
Linda Verbrugge
Corinne Ybarra
Lisa Burt

"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.

  • SEE THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MYN DVD!

    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.

     

    "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.

     
  • Featured CRIME of the week
     

    GIFT WRAP YOUR CAR FOR CRIMINALS

    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 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 Harper/Reynolds)

     

    Tuesday April 15, 2008

     

    Area 1

     

    484 PC

    415 Herondo St

    Bicycle Theft

    Someone stole the Victim's bicycle from the carport area of the complex over a two week period.

           

     

    Area 2

     

    594 PC

    Pier and Strand

    Vandalism of Bike Trail Sign

    A witness 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

    Area 3

     

    487 PC

    1200 block 24th St

    Theft of Property

    The 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.

           

     

    Area 1

     

    484 PC

    500 Block Monterey

    Bicycle Taken

    Suspect(s) cut the lock on the bicycle, which had been secured to a rail. The theft occurred overnight and was 1 week old.

     

    Friday 4-18-08

     

    Area 3

     

    487 PC

    900 block of 1st St

    Theft of Property

    The suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and took items. There was a GPS taken and a pair of sunglasses.

     

           

     

    Saturday 4-19-08

     

    Area 2

     

    459 PC

    1645 Valley Dr.

    (Valley School)

    Burglary

    An audible 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.

     

    RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK
    No citations were issued this weekend!  Good Job.

     

    MBNW CRIME LOG

    Area 1

    04/15/08 - 04/16/08                   10 p.m. - 2 p.m.                       1500 block of Marine Avenue

    (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.

    Area 7

    04/09/08                                    12:01 a.m. - 12:11 a.m.             3600 block of Alma Avenue

    (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.

    Area 9

    04/19/08 - 04/20/08                   8 p.m. - 7 a.m.                          3500 block of Pacific Avenue

    (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 heard.      

    Area 5

    04/13/08 - 04/14/08                   3 p.m. - 6 a.m.              2300 block of Blanche Road

    (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 identification.

     

    Area 6

    04/08/08 - 04/11/08                   2 p.m. - 8 a.m.              200 block of 8th Street

    (Theft from yard) Unknown suspect(s) took a wooden bench from the patio area of the residence.

     

     

     

    HELPFUL WEBSITES
     

    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.

    http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8988931

     

    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 safety.

    http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8978804

    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 Aging.

    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 www.lacity.org/DOA or www.ladcss.org.

    http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8951874

    Our local Beach Cities Health District provided this resource:

    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.

    http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8980069

     

    HB RENAISSANCE FAIRE
    HB FESTIVAL
    SQUEEZE BOX
    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, Squeeze Box, as a fundraiser.

    Squeeze Box 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 Clicking Here. 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 DAY!
    Dog Parade & Trick Show in HB.

    Sunday, May 4th from 11a.m. - 1p.m.

     
    Free Registration at Valley Dr. and Pier Ave. 
     
    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 12:30p.m.
     
    Prizes award for the BEST TRICK, BEST DRESSED, CUTEST DOG AND THE HERMOSA BEACH FAVORITE!
     
    ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH.
     
    NO CATS ALLOWED!
     

    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 RELI

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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
     
    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