Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
We would like to say
THANK YOU to Block Captain Nancy Amato
and the 600 & 700 Block of 24th Street for
hosting a INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING. A special THANKS to
the host & hostess, Daniel & Janice Polizzoto. The meeting
was attended by HBNW Coordinators Kelly & Tracy, HBPD Chief
of Police Greg Savelli, HBFD Kim Bridges, HBFD Greg Dale,
HBPD Motorcycle Traffic Ofc. JR Smith, Councilman Michael
DiVirgilio and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.
FIRE DEPT. NEEDS VICTIMS!
WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF 13 VOLUNTEERS FOR A HBFD HAZ-MAT
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.
to BC Steve Silver & Resident Dave Buckland for volunteering
for this Drill.
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.
if you are interested.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SURVEY UPDATE
Thank you HB for completing 239 surveys at this time.
We need to understand your readiness level to help us
prepare Hermosa Beach. If you have taken the survey, THANK
YOU! If you have not, please take 10 minutes to give us
DONATION TO HELP LAUNCH A NEW PROGRAM
We would like to
Hermosa Beach Police Officer's Association
for their donation of $500 to the Volunteers In Policing
(VIPS) program for uniforms.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
HBNW VOLUNTEERS SELL WATER THIS THREE DAY WEEKEND TO RAISE
MONEY FOR THE PROGRAM!
WE WILL BE LOCATED ON PIER AVE. AND HERMOSA AVE. ON THE PIER
PLAZA IN FRONT OF CITIBANK. THE HB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS
DONATED THE WATER BOTTLES, ICE AND LOCATION TO HBNW. WE
WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM IN ADVANCE FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND
SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM FOR THE RESIDENTS!
Prepared Emergency Kits
will be displayed and orders taken if you are interested.
We are sharing a tent hoping that residents will come by and
look at the kits up close!
STOP BY AND SAY HI TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
HBNW FIESTA WATER SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 24 Sunday, May 25 Monday, May
Terrill Burnett &
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.
Dave Buckland &
If someone on schedule can't make it, we call in
TONIGHT'S PLANNING COMMISSION
~ RESIDENT AWARENESS RELATED AGENDA ITEMS
6. CUP 08-4 -- Revocation or modification of a Conditional
Use Permit to allow on-sale general alcohol and live
entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant at 22 Pier
(continued from the April 15, 2008 meeting).
Staff Recommended Action: To modify the Conditional Use
7. CUP 08-5 -- Revocation or modification of a Conditional
Use Permit to allow on-sale general alcohol and live
entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant at 1332
Staff Recommended Action: To continue to the July 15, 2008
meeting as requested by the Blue 32 owner.
City Council & All Commission meeting
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the top of the list. Click
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Hermosa Beach City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S,
MINUTES AND VIDEO
Remember to include children when making disaster
preparations. They can have an assigned part in the Family
Disaster Plan, be taught to recognize danger signals (such
as community warning systems), and memorize important family
information and an emergency meeting place.
Tell your children that after a disaster the family will get
together again but that it may take from three days to two
Educate them on the difference between entertainment
(generally exaggerated for special effects) and reality.
Give them "disaster buddies" (stuffed animals) they can talk
Check with schools and day care about disaster policies and
Work with schools and day care to make sure they conduct
proper disaster drills.
Make plans for someone to pick up children at school or day
care if you are unable to do so.
Your child can have a personal kit kept at the foot of the
bed or with the family kit.
During a disaster, children look to the adults for help.
How you react gives them clues how to react. As an adult,
you need to keep control of the situation. Immediately after
the disaster, try to reduce your child's fear and anxiety.
Keep the family together. Make the children part of whatever
you are doing. They worry that their parents won't return.
Calmly and firmly explain the situation. Tell them what you
know about the disaster and explain what will happen next.
Get down to their eye level and talk to them.
Encourage children to talk and ask questions and describe
what they are feeling. Listen to what they say and remember
to take their feelings seriously.
Include children in recovery activities. Give them their own
Be aware that after a disaster, children are most afraid
The event will happen again.
Someone will be killed or injured.
They will be separated from the family.
They will be left alone.
After the disaster, children are reassured by the household
getting back to its normal routine. Maintain control, be
understanding but firm, make decisions for them. Avoid
TRAIN THE TRAINER
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008
1P.M. - 3:30P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
LIGHT SNACK, HBNW WATER AND MATERIALS PROVIDED
Thank you to Susan Blaco, Vicki Garcia and Bonnie Cohn for
pre-registering for the door prize ~ MYN bag!
"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
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.
together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the
first hour following a disaster and take the necessary
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.
Ready" Flash Drive $6.00
Brought to you by Tracy Hopkins of HBNW and Mina Arnao of
This 1 gig flash drive contains two very useful
questionnaires to help you prepare for a disaster:
1 - Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
A tool created by Operation Hope in conjunction with the
Dept. of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps to help Americans
prepare in advance to identify and organize their financial
records to help maintain stability and speed recovery after
a major disaster.
2 - Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide (PDPG)
This tool allows you to advise family members of your
recovery process and to reassure them if you are not
affected by the disaster. A form to be filled out by every
member of the family over 16 and a copy kept at home and
The flash drive can also be loaded with important documents
that you want to store offsite (i.e. in a safe deposit box)
in the event of an emergency. There is a password protected
section which is secure for confidential items. Store your
home inventory list and photos of valuable assets for
insurance purposes in case they are destroyed.
ORDER IT TODAY!
HBNW CRIME LOG ~
This log contains crimes in HB that residents can read and
learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, vehicles
AREA 1 - BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH &
AREA 2 - GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and
AREA 3 - RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to
Monday night 5-12-08
459 PC 200 block of
6th St Burglary
The RP (reporting party) called 911 when they heard someone
trying to open the front door. HBPD responded and were UTL
(unable to locate) any subjects in the area. No burglary.
However, there was another call that might be related, see
the next entry.
242 PC 500 block of
The victim was followed home by two subjects that
subsequently "jumped" him prior to getting home. The victim
refused paramedics and only wanted to press charges if the
subjects were located. The area was checked and met with
484 PC 21st and
Prospect Ave Theft
There was a call of a subject going through the trash in the
area. The area was checked and the subject was UTL / GOA.
(unable to locate, gone on arrival)
484 PC 2000 Prospect
There was an additional call in the area of a subject going
through the trash. The area was checked and the subject was
again UTL / GOA. NOTE: Pls try to give dispatch a
description of the following; Gender, Race, clothing,
possible age and a direction of travel.
Tuesday night 5-13-08
664/211 PC 1000 block of Palm
Dr. Attempt Robbery
There was a female walking in the alley when a male subject
grabbed her purse and knocked her to the ground. The female
hung onto the purse as the suspect left empty handed. There
were two subjects detained in the area, an in field show-up
was negative. Surrounding agencies were notified and the
complete area was checked.
MBNW CRIME LOG
05/14/08 - 05/15/08 5 p.m. - 7:45
a.m. 1500 block of 21st Street
(Construction Site burglary) Unknown suspect(s) kicked/pried
open a locked garage door at the construction site and took
several tools including a saw, drill, framing gun and a
05/15/08 1 p.m. - 2:30
p.m. 700 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Garage Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took three surfboards from
a garage that may have been left open.
05/13/08 - 05/14/08 3 p.m. - 7
a.m. 800 block of 6th Street
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle
on the street. When she returned she discovered the driver's
side window was smashed and her GPS device was missing from
the dashboard. No suspects were seen or heard.
05/13/08 - 05/14/08 6 p.m. - 6:50
a.m. 100 block of S. Poinsettia Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took a GPS device from
a vehicle that was parked and locked in front of the
residence. The device had been removed from the front window
by the victim and placed under the seat, but the suction cup
adaptor that attaches the GPS to the window was still in
place. Suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window to gain
access to the car.
05/13/08 - 05/14/08 10 p.m. - 7:30
a.m. 100 block of N. Ingleside
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked the vehicle
on the street in front of the residence. He returned to find
the driver's side window smashed and an iPod missing. No
suspects were seen or heard.
05/17/08 12 p.m. - 12: 45
p.m. 400 block of 27th Street
(Theft from yard) Unknown suspect(s) took an unattended
stroller from the front yard.
05/09/08 - 05/12/08 Noon - 6
p.m. 100 bock of Marine Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim's unlocked vehicle was parked
in a carport when the victim discovered the trunk slightly
open. Several items were missing from the trunk including a
doctor's bag, surgical items, pens and a portfolio. No
suspects were seen or heard.
05/12/08 - 05/13/08 7 p.m. - 7:25
a.m. 900 block of Highview
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle
on the street across from his residence. He returned to find
the rear passenger window smashed and a lap top computer
that had been in plain view on the floor behind the front
seat was missing. No suspects were seen or heard.
05/11/08 2 p.m. - 3
p.m. 200 block of 4th Street
(Bicycle Theft) The victim was inside his house when he
heard what sounded like a bicycle kickstand dragging on the
ground. He exited his house and discovered his bicycle had
been stolen. The victim was unable to locate the bicycle or
05/08/08 -05/12/08 4 p.m. - 6
a.m. 3100 block of The Strand
(Residential Burglary) The victim was preparing to go to
work when he discovered that his laptop computer and
computer bag were missing. It was last seen in the front
entrance of his residence. Upon further inspection a spare
key to a vehicle was also discovered missing. The victim is
unsure if the front door or sliding glass doors were locked
and there were no signs of forced entry. No suspects were
seen or heard.
EXTEND ENFORCEMENT HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING
This item is to be heard again at the May 27, 2008 city
council meeting. Three residents attended and spoke in favor
of the extended hours of enforcement, but the city council
is hoping to get a better gauge of resident opinion and
hopes more residents will share their opinions at the next
meeting on the 27th. You can also send a note to the
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO EXTEND ENFORCEMENT
HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT. Memorandum from
City Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 7, 2008.
RECOMMENDATION: Provide direction to staff.
of the City Council Regular Meeting May 13, 2008
Agenda CLICK ON:
a. PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO EXTEND
ENFORCEMENT HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 7,
IRS.GOV IS AN INDISPENSABLE RESOURCE
people now receive bank statements and documents by e-mail
or over the Web. Paper records such as W-2s, tax returns and
other documents can be scanned into an electronic format.
documents in electronic form, taxpayers can copy them onto a
USB drive as a backup, which can be sent to a relative in
another city for safe-keeping in case your computer and
paper files are destroyed.
DATING SAFETY TIPS FOR TEENS
Avoiding Teen Dating Violence
your teen has known her boyfriend or date for seven years or
seven days, she should be conscious of the person's behavior
at all times and not put her safety at risk. Pass along
these warning signs to your children so that they can
respond proactively to a threatening situation rather than
reactively. If your date exhibits these behaviors, he/she is
probably someone you should not date.
PETS, TOO, ARE SUFFERING FROM FORECLOSURE CRISIS
In response, companion animal organizations are conducting
educational campaigns and offering grants to reduce the
number of homeless pets. The American Veterinary Medical
http://www.avma.org, the Humane Society of the United
http://www.hsus.org and the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
http://www.aspca.org have advice on their Web sites.
We urge you to visit these informative Web sites if you are
facing foreclosure. Share them with your friends and
Pets bring a lot to our lives.
Let's work together to keep them in our lives.
HBFD PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS THIS SUNDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
Hosted by the
HB Garden Club
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
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 -
- 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
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
or phone 310.318.0171
Price: $50.00 per ticket
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Friends of the Park would like you to SAVE THE DATE for this
summer, August 23rd for an evening with your family and
friends. More details to follow.
ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON
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
SIGN UP FOR CODE