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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

 

IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT PHOTOS

:: Featured CRIME of the week!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: Restaurant/Bar Check!

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: Squeeze Box to benefit PROJECTtouch

:: IT'S A DOGS DAY!

:: Plant Sale!

:: 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

 NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR A HBFD HAZ-MAT DRILL

HBFD

When:  SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST

Time:    8:a.m. - 3p.m.

Where:  Northrop Grumman in Manhattan Beach

 

HBFD is planning with other agencies a Haz-Mat drill.  We will need approx. 15 volunteers to be patients. 

 

The hands on exercise will utilize area "G" resources as first responders to a major haz-mat incident with victims. SMFD, LAFD, TFD, LBFD and Chevron will participate in the mitigation portion of the exercise.  Little Co. of Mary ER will be conducting an internal disaster drill involving the patients they will receive from our exercise.  RCC will also be involved with the drill and conducting internal training to coincide with this exercise. 

 Please contact Kelly if you are interested.

HB READY

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SURVEY UPDATE

 

Thank you HBNW members for completing 84 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!

 http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB227P98QDN6Q 

 

 

Map Your Neighborhood Logo

GREAT SUCCESS!

Thank you to these Block Captains and Residents for attending this event.  Julie Jennings was a great presenter and we look forward to the next MYN workshop! Also, we appreciate Robin, Sect. to Steve Burrell and the City of HB for the use of the Council Chambers!

Kathleen Gerber

Thank you for setting up yesterdays training. I am looking forward to putting together my own MYN meeting soon. ~ Kathleen

Adrienne Slaughter

I so enjoyed the HBNW class yesterday. And I look forward to setting up a meeting for my "block"'s residents. Thanks for your support! ~ Adrienne

Ruth Burrill

Ken Bergeron

Dana Graner  

Betty Ryan

Ken Hartley

Alan Benson

Linda Verbrugge

Corinne Ybarra

Lisa Burt

Barbara Raya

 

MYN 1MYN 1

 

MYN 4MYN 1

 

MYN 5MYN 6

A Vision of Catastrophe

·         It's our future: a gigantic earthquake like this magnitude 7.8 on the southern San Andreas fault.  

·         An earthquake like this has long-term, regional consequences. Even if you avoid its strong ground shaking, you will be affected.

·         In an earthquake like this one, the shaking will last two to three minutes. The 1994 Northridge earthquake shook for seven seconds.

·         The strongest shaking will be near the fault, with pockets of strong shaking far away from the fault where sediments trap the waves.

·         An earthquake like this causes damage that will never occur in a smaller event like the magnitude 6.7, Northridge earthquake. Getting ready for a Northridge does not get you ready for this.

Natural Disasters vs. Human Catastrophes

Natural disasters are unavoidable but we can control our readiness for them. In fact, the efforts we make now will determine our society's resilience later: do we bounce back quickly, slowly, or never? When a disaster strikes a society that is not ready for it, the consequences can be so widespread and severe that recovery takes decades, because society is a fabric that holds together through the strength of its interwoven threads. Disaster preparation begins at the individual level but must include businesses, organizations, institutions, neighborhoods, communities - and a recognition that our own preparations will affect the recovery of others.

"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.

 ·  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.

 

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES

Featured CRIME of the week

Solicitor

Confine your charitable giving to reputable established organizations, preferably those with a local branch.

If solicited by an individual for personal charity, don't give cash; offer to buy the individual food or drink or refer them to local assistance resources.

If solicited for an unfamiliar organized charity, ask for literature so you can make an informed decision about giving; any reputable organization will be glad to provide material or a website address where you can check them out.

To avoid telephone solicitation to the extent possible, sign up for the
"National Do-Not Call List". If solicited by telephone despite being on the list, simply hang up - it's your phone. If you choose to speak to the solicitor, do not give out credit card numbers or personal information not listed in the telephone directory, and don't allow the organization to come to your home until you are certain of their reliability. Instead, ask them to send you information so you can make an informed decision and mail in your donation.

With the exception of local organizations, door-to-door sales are often fraudulent, and should be viewed with skepticism. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.  Ask to see the City of Hermosa Beach PERMIT with the City Seal on it.  If they do not have this paper signed by our City Manager, Steve Burrell, close the door and call HBPD at 310-524-2750.  Inform Dispatch of their appearance and direction of travel.

Under consumer protection laws, you have a right to written information about any offer, and the right to cancel any order within three days should you reconsider your decision.

Make sure you obtain enough information to enable you to re-contact the vendor or his/her office in the event you have questions or change your mind. If you don't want to be bothered by door-to-door solicitors, most locations have a law that solicitors must avoid homes which display a "NO SOLICITORS" sign; bear in mind this usually doesn't apply to religious proselytizing, charitable organizations or political workers.

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 04-21-2008 to Sunday 04/27/2008

 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 4-22-08

 

Area 2

 

Prowler

1800 block of Palm Dr

Prowler

There was a call regarding a subject seen on the side of a residence with a flashlight. HBPD Officers respond and locate the subject with the flashlight. It is unknown what he was up to, he was ultimately arrested for prowling.

       

 

Area 2

 

Prowler

1600 block of Hermosa Ave

Prowler

There was a report of a Male Hispanic Adult looking into vehicle windows. The subject was last seen leaving the area an a mountain bike. The initial call was made to the HBPD and was then transferred through RCC to us. Due to the extreme delay, Officers were unable to locate the suspect. NOTE: Don't call the HBPD station, call DISPATCH @ 310-524-2750.

       

 

Friday 4-25-08

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

300 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a patio table taken sometime during the night. No one was seen or heard.

       

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

No citations were issued this weekend!  Good Job.

MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 3

04/27/08 - 04/28/08                   Noon - 10 a.m.              2500 block of Oak Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in front of his residence. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked his vehicle and stole several items including a watch, a canvas bag containing tools, a buck knife and an iPod.

Area 9

04/27/-08                                   9:15 p.m.                      700 block of 29th Street

(Peeping) An adult male suspect with a dark colored mustache was seen looking in a bedroom window of the residence. No other description was provided and the suspect was not found.

Area 9

04/27/08 - 04/28/08                   9 p.m. - 11 a.m.            2900 block of Maple Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle along the curb and locked it. He returned to find the driver's side rear window smashed, the passenger side door handle removed and the GPS system missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 9

04/27/08 - 04/28/08                   9:30 p.m. - 4:50 a.m.     2500 block of Laurel Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the right rear passenger's side window and took a portable X-ray machine from the vehicle.

Area 3

04/22/08                                    2:45 a.m.                                  2100 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim heard a noise in his driveway where his locked vehicle was parked. He heard what sounded like a vehicle and two people near his vehicle. He opened his door and noticed the front passenger window of his vehicle had been smashed, but the suspects were gone. The inside of his vehicle had been ransacked and several items were missing including a box of ring samples, a cash box containing cash and a leather portfolio.

Area 3

04/22/08 - 04/23/08                   10 p.m. - 2:50 a.m.                    2200 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) While officers were on patrol searching for suspects in the vehicle burglary in the 2100 block of Palm Avenue, they discovered another vehicle with a smashed passenger side window parked in the driveway in the 2200 block of Palm. Unknown suspect(s) stole a guitar from the back seat of the vehicle. The suspects were not found.

Area 10

04/17/08 - 04/19/08                   8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                     4400 block of The Strand

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took a booklet of Laker tickets from the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked in an open garage.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

TAKE A LOOK

 

National Volunteer Week, 2008

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Through countless acts of kindness, volunteers across America are changing our Nation for the better.  During National Volunteer Week, we recognize those who take the time to help their fellow citizens realize the full potential of America.

http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/about_usafc/newsroom/announcements_dynamic.asp?ID=1829

 Window may be closing for earthquake insurance

"MetLife has a moratorium on earthquake insurance," she said Saturday afternoon. "That means if you have over a 4.0 earthquake that you can't sell any earthquake insurance for 30 days."

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080427/NEWS/804270357/1321

Earthquake Insurance Not Available

COLUMBIA - After last Friday's earthquake, many Missouri residents went to sign up for earthquake insurance only to find they couldn't get it.

State Farm and American Family Insurance have issued a 30 day moratorium on new earthquake insurance policies. Both say it is standard procedure.

However, Shelter Insurance says that because the earthquake was far enough away from Columbia, they will still sell the insurance.

http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-9bd94c70b769/782a77f4-80ce-0971-008d-edcc58ad47a5

Safety tips

The Solano County Office of Emergency Services offers the following preparedness tips in observance of Earthquake Awareness Month:

· Identify a safe place in every room.
· Discuss and determine a meeting place if family members become separated.
· Choose an out-of-town family contact.
· Consult a professional to find more ways to protect your home.
· Take a first aid class and keep your training current.
· Get training on how to use a fire extinguisher.
· Inform baby sitters and caregivers of your plan.
· Identify elderly neighbors or those with special needs that mayrequire assistance.
· Eliminate hazards by bolting tall furniture to studs in walls,   strapping the water heater to wall studs and removing heavy items from above your headboard.

SQUEEZE BOX

TOMORROW NIGHT!

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.

McGruff the Crime Dog

NO CATS ALLOWED!

 

PLANT SALE!

Hosted by the HB Garden Club

 

Plant Blooming


When:Saturday, May 31st

Where:  Clark Building

Time: 8:00a.m. - 1p.m.

PLANTS, TREASURES AND SNACKS! 

 

PLEASE STOP BY!



 

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 Burnett &

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.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

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, 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.

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

CONTACT US!

 

SCHEDULE INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING

 

SCHEDULE POLICE OR FIRE RIDE-ALONG

 

SCHEDULE TOUR OF RCC-911 DISPATCH CENTER

 

E-MAIL KELLY KOVAC-REEDY

 

E-MAIL TRACY HOPKINS

 

VISIT US ON THE WEB

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.

 

·  To Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information.

·  To Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association

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

HBPD - HBFD DISPATCH

310-524-2750

 

HB POLICE STATION

310-318-0360

 

HB FIRE STATION

310-376-2479

 

CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH

(310) 318-0239