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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

 
 

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

:: MYN ~ TRAIN THE TRAINER ~ NEW DATE ADDED

:: Featured CRIME of the week!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: Restaurant/Bar Check!

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: Plant Sale!

:: TASTE @ THE BEACH 3 to benefit PROJECTtouch

:: 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 Corinne Ybarra and the Marineland Mobile Park 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, HBFD Brian Grebbien, HBPD Ofc. Mick Gaglia and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.

We would like to say THANK YOU to Block Captain Sandra Essex and the 1000 block of 8th Street 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. JR Smith and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.

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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 92 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

 

 

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TRAIN THE TRAINER

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008

1P.M. - 3:30P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

LIGHT SNACK, HBNW WATER AND MATERIALS PROVIDED

"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

On Sunday, 5-4-08 at approx 9pm, officers responded to a reported fight in the 1100 Blk of Manhattan Ave.  Upon arrival they found two subjects who had sustained injuries from a fight.  The two subjects, (both of whom had been drinking) told officers they were attacked by several subjects who fled in a light colored (silver or gray) 4dr sedan, possibly a Honda with a sunroof.  Several neighbors heard the incident and provided witness accounts to the officers which support the statements of the victims.  Neither victim could provide a motive for the attack and did not know their attackers.  It was determined that one of the victims was struck with a blunt object and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The suspects who fled were described as males in their 20's, either white or Hispanic.   

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 04-28-2008 to Sunday 05/04/2008

 

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)

 

Wednesday 4-30-08

Area 3

 

459 PC

Hermosa View School

Commercial Burglary

Hermosa View School was burglarized during the night. There was a lap top and a computer monitor missing from the location. During the investigation there were numerous pieces of evidence located at the scene. There was a clean and clear shoe print located at the point of entry. There was also a full size hand print recovered from one of the windows near the point of entry.

       

 

Thursday 5-1-08

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

1900 block of Ardmore

Garage burglary

The suspect took victim's lawnmower from garage. The suspect was located and was found with other property inside the vehicle that belongs to the victim. The suspect was ultimately arrested for the crime and transported to the HBPD jail for booking.

       

 

Saturday 5-3-08

 

Area 1

 

925

500 block of 11th St

Suspicious activity

There was a call of a Male Hispanic Adult going through boxes in the side yard of the Reporting Party. The subject was also seen looking into parked vehicles in the area. The subject was located and contacted. An Field Identification Card was filled out and photos were taken.

       

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

The Fire Marshal was unavailable for occupancy inspections this past weekend.

 LINK TO SEE THE DISPOSITIONS OF PAST CITATIONS

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

TAKE A LOOK

 

Satellite Navigation Equipment 2006

Advice on how to keep your satellite navigation equipment safe from car thieves.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/sat-nav-protect-advice06?view=Binary

 

 

Table showing the risks of car theft in different places

 

Thefts of cars are much more often reported to the police due to insurance requirements, the potentially greater loss and the fact that police might help find stolen cars that are later abandoned. However, theft from cars is the larger category, constituting about 85 percent of all car-related thefts.

 

http://www.popcenter.org/problems/parking_garage_theft/images/mirlees_table_p1.gif

 

 

Reno on edge after odd series of earthquakes

 

The 'Mogul sequence' is especially shallow and is growing over time, defying patterns and predictions.

 

MOGUL, NEV. -- An unusually intense swarm of earthquakes -- more than 1,000 over the last two months -- has struck beneath a small suburb of Reno, leaving residents shaken and scientists puzzling over the cause.

 

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-na-quakes1-2008may01,0,2696106.story?page=1

 

MITIGATION IN THE CENTRAL US:

A KEY PIECE OF THE PUZZLE

In their recently released Spring newsletter, the Central US Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) shares important updates on earthquake research, mitigation and preparation efforts. Among the useful information, CUSEC stresses the importance of strong building codes:

 Cost benefit analysis show that the overall cost to mitigate earthquake risk is small compared to the consequences of not mitigating.

The most cost-effective way to mitigate is at the time of new construction-designing buildings prior to construction with earthquake provisions in mind. Retrofitting existing structures is often the next best solution. According to a FEMA Costs and Benefits of Natural Hazard Mitigation report, Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLG&W) initiated a seismic retrofit project to protect its Davis Water Pumping Station located in southwest Memphis. After the completion of the project, it was reported that the retrofitting of the pumping station prevented an estimated loss of $1.4 million in services per day in the event of an earthquake.

Click here to read the newsletter in its entirety. http://www.cusec.org/Library/cusec/Newsletter/spring2008.pdf

 

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!

 

TASTE @ THE BEACH 3

 HB Kiwanis presents a fun early evening of FINE WINE & FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA to benefit PROJECTtouch

 Sunday, August 17th, 4p.m. - 8p.m.

HB Community Center

Taste Great Food and Wine from Local Restaurants

Live Smooth Jazz by Brian Sisson Trio

Free Museum Tours

 

For Reservations: visit www.hermosakiwanis.org

or phone 310.318.0171

 Price: $50.00 per ticket

 

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

HBARA LOGO

City Council & All Commission meeting media clips are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Video to view the meeting with documents, or Agenda / Minutes to see just the documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.


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