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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

 

 

 

 

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

:: TONIGHT'S COUNCIL AGENDA

:: 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

:: HBFD Pancake Breakfast is back!

:: FIESTA WEEKEND

:: Plant Sale!

:: Become an Amateur Radio Operator for your community!

:: TASTE @ THE BEACH 3 to benefit PROJECTtouch

:: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, Count on HBARA!

:: 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

 

Thank you to Police Chief Greg Savelli for taking the residents concerns of the traffic on Prospect Ave. and getting in a patrol car and issueing tickets to speeders and stop sign violators!

 

Chief Savelli

Photo courtesy of HB Resident, Joel Shapiro

 

HBNW Kelly & Tracy would like to wish Fire Chief Jerry Gomez a HBNW Good-bye and look forward to hearing about all his travels as he enjoys his retirement!  It has been our pleasure working with him this past year. 

 

Thank you to the HB Restaurant Association (HBRA) & members of our community Julie Jennings, Marianne Wibberley and Jeff Duclos for attending a meeting to find ways to make our neighborhoods safer, cleaner and quieter in the evening hours.  Marianne hosts the website THISISHERMOSA.COM.  We appreciate her comments and look forward to working with all the parties for continued formal discussion and education.

 

 

NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR A HBFD HAZ-MAT DRILL

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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.   Thank you to BC Steve Silver for volunteering for this Drill.  We would like to see more CERT members volunteer for the experience!

 

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

 

WE REALLY NEED MORE SURVEYS COMPLETED TO MAKE A GOOD ASSESSMENT OF THE NEEDS OF HB RESIDENTS!  PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY.

 

Thank you HBNW members for completing 101 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

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT'S CITY COUNCIL ~ RESIDENT RELATED AGENDA ITEMS

 

"DOWNTOWN" CRIME AND RELATED ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

 

Memorandum from Police Chief Greg Savelli.

 

http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=39&meta_id=20351

 

Extending the parking hour enforcement from 10p.m. - 12 midnight in the residential around the downtown

 

Memorandum from Councilman Peter Tucker

 

http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=39

 

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

 

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Coastal climate change & earthquakes are happening now. Myanmar & China should be a tragic reminder for us all. And we shouldn't need any more reminding.

It will be too late after the fact of another major catastrophe to say: "Why didn't we do something sooner? Why weren't we prepared?" These questions are too hauntingly familiar.

You can do something NOW.  Take the MYN program to learn how to work with your neighbors as these are the ONLY people who will be there to help YOU!

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

STOP CRIME

 

After a lull in catalytic converter thefts, we got hit for two in the area of Manhattan and 25th Street. Both victim vehicles were Toyota's. One of the methods used by the thieves was a "Sawzall" tool to just cut the converter from the exhaust pipe. They used to unbolt them, but that apparently takes to long.  

  

 

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 05-05-2008 to Sunday 05/11/2008

 

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 5-6-08

 

Area 2

 

415 PC

2600 Valley Dr (Valley Park)

Disturbance

There was a call of several subjects sitting in and around a vehicle causing a disturbance. The vehicle was parked on the North end of Valley Park and the subjects were plating loud music and drinking beer. HBPD arrive on scene and observe several empty beer cans on the ground next to the vehicle. The subjects were advised to clean up their mess and FI cards were filled out on each of them. NOTE: Thx for the call, school was just letting out and we don't need your kids having to deal with this type of behavior.

       

 

Friday 5-9-08

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

31st St and Palm Dr

Theft of recyclables

There was a subject walking in the area looking into trash cans. The subject was located and advised regarding the HBMC violation. An FI card was filled out and completed.

       

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

25th St and Myrtle

Theft

There was a report call regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle. The catalytic converter was taken from a 1995 Toyota 4Runner.

       

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

2600 block of Palm Dr

Theft

There was another call regarding the theft of a catalytic converter in the area. The catalytic converter was taken from a 1988 Toyota Pick-up.

       

   

Saturday 5-10-08

           

Area 2

 

487 PC

2800 block of El Oeste

Theft

There was a report of a theft of a dog in the area. The victim was able to provide a surveillance video of the theft.  PD reviewed the video and observed the suspect enter the backyard by jumping over a fence which is located on the northwest corner of the property. According to the time and date on the surveillance video, the suspect entered the property on 5-10-08 at approximately 9:42p.m. The suspect spent approximately six minutes with the dog. The suspect then tied either a string or cable around the dog's neck (constructing a leash), placed the dog over the north fence, and climbed over the fence. According to the time and date on the video, the suspect left the location with the dog on 5-10-08 at approximately 9:48p.m. It appeared that the suspect then proceeded eastbound along the north side of the fence. Detectives are currently investigating leads regarding this crime.

       

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

 

LINK TO SEE THE DISPOSITIONS OF PAST CITATIONS

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 7

05/01/08                                    8:20 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.                 2800 block of Manhattan Ave

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took a golf bag full of golf clubs and golf shoes from the garage that was closed. There was no sign of forced entry to the garage and no suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 1

05/07/08                        12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.               1300 block of Marine Avenue

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his home upon leaving. When he returned he found the front door which is hidden by bushes, kicked in and a number of CD's on the front steps. Once inside he discovered several items were stolen including a guitar, a camera, three swords, and several DVD's and Playstation games. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 4

04/29/08                        6:57 p.m.                                  900 block of John Street

(Residential Burglary) A male was seen looking through windows of a house for sale. The witness then saw the male try the doors on the house and enter the house through an unlocked door. The witness called police and they arrived in time to see the suspect exit the residence with a water bottle and a fruit punch container. The suspect said he went inside to look at the residence because he was considering buying it and said the water bottle and fruit punch belonged to him. It was determined that the beverages came from inside the house and the suspect was arrested. Several real estate flyers were found in the suspect's vehicle.

 

Area 5

05/09/08 - 05/10/08                   10:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.               100 block of 19th Place

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his locked vehicle in his driveway and returned to discover several doors open along with the trunk, but no signs of forced entry. Unknown suspect(s) took several items including a wallet containing debit and credit cards, cash, sunglasses, amplifiers and woofers. A set of keys to the vehicle was lost one to two years ago.

 

Area 5

05/09/08 - 05/11/08                   2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     2200 block of The Strand

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the car port area of his residence. He returned to find the driver's side door slightly ajar, but no signs of forced entry. Unknown suspect(s) took a cell phone and a key to another vehicle.

 

Area 7

05/09/08 - 05/10/08                   4 p.m. - 9:50 a.m.                     2900 block of Ocean Drive

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked garage and took a bicycle and watch. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 7

05/10/08 - 05/11/08                   8 p.m. - 10 a.m.                        3400 block of Ocean Drive

(Patio theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a large potted ceramic plant from a table outside the front door. There have been similar occurrences approximately every four to five months.

 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

TAKE A LOOK

 

 

Myanmar May Face Disease, Malnutrition

Lack of Health Services, Clean Water, Food Threatens Cyclone Survivors

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Weather/story?id=4803996&page=1

 

 

China Quake Toll Nears 12,000; Thousands More Buried

China Rushes to Dig Out Buried Quake Victims

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weather/story?id=4843787&page=1

 

Weekend Twisters Mark Deadly, Active Season

One OklahomaTown May Not Rebuild After Damage

A severe rash of wicked weekend weather has made this tornado season one of the deadliest in a decade. Sixty-six tornadoes created havoc from the Midwest to the East Coast this weekend, resulting in at least 22 deaths and pushing the season's fatality total to 97 deaths, the most since the 1998 tornado season. The tornado period is in the midst of its peak activity time, which is between March and May. So far, 665 tornadoes have been reported or observed this season.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weather/comments?type=story&id=4835385 

 

 

 

HBFD PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS BACK!

HBFD PANCAKE FLYER

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!



 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

HBARA LOGO

 

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