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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

 

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

:: STOP BY AND SAY HI THIS WEEKEND AT THE FIESTA TO OUR WATER BOOTH VOLUNTEERS!

:: Tonight's Planning Commission - CUP of Dragon Restaurant

:: MYN ~ TRAIN THE TRAINER ~ NEW DATE ADDED

:: Featured PRODUCT - Flash Drive

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: HBFD Pancake Breakfast THIS SUNDAY!

:: Plant Sale!

:: Become an Amateur Radio Operator for your community!

:: TASTE @ THE BEACH 3 to benefit PROJECTtouch

:: Movie in the Park ~ Save the Date

:: 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

 

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. 

 

OUR FIRE DEPT. NEEDS VICTIMS!

 

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF 13 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 & 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. 

 Please contact Kelly if you are interested.

 

HB READY

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 your OPINION. 

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

 GENEROUS DONATION TO HELP LAUNCH A NEW PROGRAM

We would like to THANK the 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!

 

ALSO, More 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT'S PLANNING COMMISSION ~ RESIDENT AWARENESS RELATED AGENDA ITEMS

 

Public Hearing(s)  

 

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 Avenue, Dragon (continued from the April 15, 2008 meeting).  


Staff Recommended Action: To modify the Conditional Use Permit. 
 
Staff Report

 

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 Hermosa Avenue, Blue 32.

 

Staff Recommended Action: To continue to the July 15, 2008 meeting as requested by the Blue 32 owner. 
 Staff Report

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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Children 

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 weeks.

Educate them on the difference between entertainment (generally exaggerated for special effects) and reality.

Give them "disaster buddies" (stuffed animals) they can talk to afterwards.  

Check with schools and day care about disaster policies and procedures.

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 responsibilities.
Be aware that after a disaster, children are most afraid that:

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 inactivity.


 

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 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 PRODUCT

 

 

 "Be Ready" Flash Drive $6.00

Brought to you by Tracy Hopkins of HBNW and Mina Arnao of More Prepared! 

 

FLASH DRIVE



 
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 work.

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 and neighborhood.

 

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)

 

   
Monday night 5-12-08
 
Area 1
 
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.

 
Area 1
 
242 PC                                      500 block of Monterey Battery
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 negative results.

 
Tuesday 5-13-08
 
Area 3
 
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)

 
Area 3
 
484 PC                                        2000 Prospect Ave Theft
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
           
Area 1
 
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

 

 

 Area 1
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 radio.
 
Area 3
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.
 
Area 4
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.
 
Area 4
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.
 
Area 6
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.
 
Area 7
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. 
 

 

Area 5
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.
 
Area 4
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.
 
Area 6
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 suspect(s).
 
Area 7
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.
 
 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

EXTEND ENFORCEMENT HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT
 
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 council.    
 
a. 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. 
 
Staff Report
 
then
WATCH THE VIDEO  of the City Council Regular Meeting May 13, 2008 Agenda  CLICK ON:  JUMP TO

 a. PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO EXTEND ENFORCEMENT HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 7, 2008. 


   
 
IRS.GOV IS AN INDISPENSABLE RESOURCE
Paperless Recordkeeping
Many 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.
With 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
Whether 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 Association http://www.avma.org, the Humane Society of the United States 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 neighbors. 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.

HBFD PANCAKE FLYER

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 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
More Prepared Logo

 

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