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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

 

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

:: Tonight's City Council Meeting ~ Resident Awareness Related Agenda Items

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ TRAINING AVAILABLE

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: 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 HBNW Water Booth Volunteers:

Dick Tuey, Pearl Eszlinger, Mary Goshtigian, Jennifer Chew, Kiana Krolik, Susan & Jeff Brown, Kathleen Gerber, Julie Jennings, Patrick Kovac, Kristopher Kovac, Dave Burleigh, Jeff Smith, Dorothy & Ken Hartley, Michael DiVirgilio, Joel Shapiro, Pat Preiss, Barbara Rayas and Dave Buckland.  Kelly owes everything to her husband, DeWayne Reedy for his countless hours helping her set up and tear down the booth every day.  Also, extra-extra efforts were given by Ken Hartley and Janine Bozeman. 

We would like to THANK Carla Merriman, Maureen, Jaime and Lynn from the Chamber of Commerce for their assistance all weekend and the opportunity to participate in the Fiesta for outreach to the residents.

We would also like to THANK Mike Bell and Robert for their assistance in storing our goods and helping us move back and forth during set up.

We are very happy to have worked with Mina, Cindy and Rick from MORE PREPARED emgergency supplies.  They are amazing people who have dedicated a huge portion of their lives to helping residents gather supplies needed for a DISASTER.

  

OUR FIRE DEPT. NEEDS VICTIMS!

 

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF 12 VOLUNTEERS FOR A HBFD HAZ-MAT DRILL

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When:  THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST

Time:    8:a.m. - noon (at the latest)

Where:  Northrop Grumman in Manhattan Beach

 

HBFD is planning with other agencies a Haz-Mat drill.  We will need approx. 15 volunteers to be victims.   Thank you to Block Captain Steve Silver, Block Captain and HB Amateur Radio Assoc. founder Ken Hartley & Resident Dave Buckland for volunteering for this Drill.   

 

Drill Scenario: 
 
Several workers at the Northrop Grumman Facility report to work and find the facility had been breached.  While investigating, they discover numerous areas that have known and unknown chemical release points, including a truck/transport vehicle in the parking lot.  People in various locations begin seizing and call 911.  Engine 22 and  Rescue 21 are dispatched for a seizure and find people self evacuating and several people seizing, coughing and vomiting.  Based on the initial findings on scene, the Engine Captain calls for additional resources.  In addition, the Engine Captain recognizes the opportunity for a "rapid extraction" announces so over the radio, passes command and calls for Haz Mat response.

 

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.  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

LAST WEEK for the DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SURVEY UPDATE

 

Thank you HB for completing 280 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

 

 

TONIGHT'S CITY COUNTIL MEETING ~ RESIDENT AWARENESS RELATED AGENDA ITEMS

 

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - TO COMMENCE AT 7:30 P.M.


a. CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO EXTEND ENFORCEMENT HOURS IN THE PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT.  Continued from meeting of May 13, 2008.  Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 20, 2008.

RECOMMENDATION: Conduct the Public Hearing and provide direction to staff on any changes to the enforcement hours.

Staff Report

 6. MUNICIPAL MATTERS


a. SUPPLEMENTAL ENFORCEMENT OPTIONS.  Memorandum from Police Chief Greg Savelli.

RECOMMENDATION: Review, discuss and provide direction to staff as to which, if any, of the options City Council would like the Police Department to implement.


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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FYI

 

HBNW has received many e-mails in the past week regarding the TRIANGLE OF LIFE BY DAVID COPP.

This is a HOAX.

Please read these links regarding this claim. 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:

RP - Reporting Party

UTL - Unable to Locate

GOA - Gone on Arrival

 

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)

 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday 5-19-08 - Sunday 5-25-08

 

 

Monday 5-19-08

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

400 block of 11th St

Vehicle Burglary

There was a report of a vehicle window smash in the area. A shoulder bag containing misc. items was taken from inside of the vehicle. No one was seen or heard. This occurred during the night.

       

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

400 block of 11th St

Vehicle Burglary

There was another report of a window smash in the area. A GPS was taken from inside of the vehicle. No one was seen or heard. This occurred during the night.

       

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

2300 block of Manhattan Ave

Vehicle Burglary

An unknown suspect used force to enter a locked vehicle in the area. A video camera was taken from inside of the vehicle. No one was heard or seen. This occurred during the day.

       

 

Tuesday 5-20-08

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

1731 PCH (parking garage)

Theft

There was a catalytic converter taken from a vehicle in the area. The victim was out of town and did not know who did it. This occurred during the night.

       

           

Area 3

 

484 PC

1100 block of 20th Pl

Theft of recyclables

There was a report of a female going through the trash in the area. She was located and contacted regarding the city violation. This occurred at approximately 11:00a.m.

       

  

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

2400 block of PCH

Vehicle Burglary

There was a call regarding a vehicle burglary that had just occurred. The victim feels that he was followed from Best buy in El Segundo where he had just purchased his new computer. The victim drove from Best Buy in El Segundo strait to Spyder Surf on PCH in Hermosa Beach. He was inside of Spyder for no more than 2 minutes while the suspect smashed out the rear window of his vehicle and took the computer. An older model grey or tan Nissan 4 door vehicle occupied 3X was last seen S/B PCH from the location. An area check for the suspect vehicle met with negative results. This occurred at approximately 3:00p.m.

       

 

Wednesday 5-21-08

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

600 block of 4th St

Theft of recyclables

There was a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject was GOA UTL.

       

 

Friday 5-23-08

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

400 block of PCH

Theft

The suspect steals a surfboard from shop and leaves the location in a stolen vehicle. HBPD units respond and locate vehicle. A felony stop is made and the suspect was ultimately arrested for the crime. The surfboard and vehicle were returned to their owners.

       

 

Sunday 5-25-08

 

Area 1

 

925

800 block of Manhattan Ave

Suspicious circumstances

A subject was seen walking in between houses in the area. A local transient was located and was found going through the trash. He was advised and sent on his way. This was a refused RP.

       

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

HBNW would like to Thank the HB Fire and Police Dept. for keeping the Restaurant/Bar establishments IN CHECK as apparently the operators of these Restaurants fail to do so.  It will just take one tragedy to remind us of how overcrowding can kill. ~ Kelly & Tracy

 

HERMOSA BEACH YACHT CLUB

 

On Sunday, May 25, 2008, at approximately 1600 hours, police department officers requested fire department personnel for an occupancy check (possible overcrowding) at the Hermosa Yacht Club. E-11 was dispatched and I accompanied them at the request of Acting Captain Marks.

Upon arrival, we found the main bar portion to be at capacity, but not
over and the patio to be grossly overcrowded based on our observations.

 The overcrowding conditions present, was a direct result of a "Pub
Crawl" making it's way through town, from the south to north end of
town. We observed that almost all of the Pub Crawlers had brought in
large quantities of their own  alcohol (beer) not purchased on-site and
were using the patio as a destination to conduct their activities,
without any oversight from the only bartender on-duty. Acting Captain
Marks and I contacted the bartender to advise and abate the patio
hazard. In the amount of time it took to speak to the bartender, the Pub
Crawlers made a mass exit from the patio, before an occupant load count could be conducted. However, prior to leaving, the Pub Crawlers
announced their intention to move on to Barnacles Bar and Grill, at 837
Hermosa Avenue. Hazard abatement at HBYC, took approximately fifteen minutes to complete and the bartender was advised to control the occupant load.

BARNACLES BAR AND GRILL- OVERCROWDING CITATION ISSUED

Upon arrival at Barnacle's, from the street, it was very obvious that
all the Pub Crawlers had in fact moved on to Barnacle's. A preliminary
inspection and interior occupant load count determined that the bar was grossly overcrowded, and there were no security personnel conducting a count at the door, nor anywhere else inside the location. Due to the immediate life safety hazard present, Acting Captain Marks and I, made the decision to empty the bar (with PD assistance) and count occupants as they exited.


Ultimately, we determined that Barnacle's was 60 persons (45 %) over the posted legal maximum occupant load. Citation # H377136 was issued to owner Baron Van Huisen for misdemeanor overcrowding and allowing a hazard to exist.  Complete details of this incident can be found in the narrative report for # DR 08-1560 being forwarded to the City Prosecutors and Fire Chief's office. 


NIGHTTIME  LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS-ENGINE 11

At approximately 2200 hours, E-11 conducted night life safety
inspections of all bars. Acting Captain Marks reported to me that the
issuance of the misdemeanor citation at Barnacle's earlier in the day,
spread like a wildfire throughout the rest of the establishments, with
many of the security personnel advising Acting Captain Marks that they
were aware of the Barnacle's Citation. At the time of E-11's
inspections, all bars were in compliance with their posted maximum
occupant loads.

 D. Powers
Engineer / Investigator

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

 

Area 1
05/22/08 - 05/23/08                   6 p.m. - 9 a.m.              1400 block of 12th Street
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unsecured car port and took a bicycle.
 
Area 2
05/21/08                                    2 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.         1200 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) removed a screen from a front window and forced a window open approximately ten inches. It appeared entry was not made to the residence.
 
Area 4
05/19/08 - 05/20/08                   4 p.m. - 8 a.m.              900 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence and may have left it unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) took an iPod and some change from the center console.
 
Area 7
05/25/08 - 05/26/08                   11 p.m. - 9 a.m.            3300 block of Vista Drive
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle outside his home. He returned to find the rear passenger window smashed and two bags containing ropes, a harness, bike locks and clothing were missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 1
05/20/08                        10:58 a.m.                                 1100 block of 22nd Street
(Residential Burglary) The victim received a call from his alarm company stating the alarm at his residence was going off and sent someone to shut it off and check the home. When he arrived at the location, he saw that two glass panes to a rear French door had been smashed and removed and called police. The police determined this was the point of entry. Inside the home, the master bedroom and bathroom had been ransacked and an envelope containing cash had been taken from a nightstand. The victim believes jewelry might have also been taken. It is believed the unknown suspect(s) left the residence through the front door which previously had been locked, but was found unlocked after the burglary.
 
Area 9
05/20/08                        8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     3600 block of Oak Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim left her home through the garage door, closing it as she departed. She left the inner garage door that leads to the kitchen, open. When the victim returned home she noticed broken glass on the dining room floor and found a dining room window had been smashed and opened. The bedroom had been ransacked and it appeared items of jewelry had been taken by unknown suspect(s).
 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

TOP 10 FOR MORE PREPARED PUBLIC
 
Public engagement is important not only in responding to emergencies, but also in helping prevent them in the first place.
 
 
FIRST RESPONSE TO VICTIMS OF CRIME

 This new guidebook consolidates and updates the information in the earlier handbooks and expands the information with additional sections on responding to immigrant victims, victims with a disability affecting physical mobility, victims of human trafficking, and victims of mass casualty crimes.
Assistance from law enforcement makes a significant difference for victims. Victims consistently express tremendous gratitude and appreciation for the reassurance and help received from the responding officer. First Response to Victims of Crime serves as a reminder that all crime victims deserve to be treated with compassion, sensitivity, and respect. A response encompassing all those qualities undoubtedly will serve to increase the effectiveness of the entire criminal justice system. 
 
IS YOUR CHILD-CARE FACILITY SET FOR DISASTER?

It's hard enough for parents to say goodbye to their kids at drop-off time at preschool or the baby sitter's house. Add in the threat of a disaster, and the thought of being unable to reach them can make things scary.
Despite recent disasters including the 2001 terrorist attacks, many child-care providers don't have emergency plans for their charges, experts say. Parents need to take matters into their own hands by asking if plans are in place, says Linda Smith, executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. 

 

 

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

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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 

 A HB business has 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

  

 

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