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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

 

 

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

:: Tonight's City Council Meeting

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ THIS SATURDAY

:: Become an Amateur Radio Operator for your community!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: National Night Out 2008 ~ Sign your block up today!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK KITS

:: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, Count on HBARA!

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: Accurate Emergency Services

:: 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

 

HBNW SignHBNW Sign 2

 

We would like to say THANK YOU to Block Captain Shane Mathews and the 400 & 500 Block of Gould Ave. for hosting a INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING.   The meeting was attended by HBNW Coordinators Kelly & Tracy, HBPD Chief of Police Greg Savelli, HBFD Interim Chief Steve Parker, HBPD Motorcycle Traffic Ofc. JR Smith, HBPD Ofc. Dave Bohacik, Mayor J.R. Reviczky and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson. 
 

 

Safety ConeWith the school year coming to an end, HBNW would like to THANK Janine Bozeman, Corinne Ybarra, Gina DeRosa, Gina Stewart, Karlee McCarroll, Dave Buckland, Sandie Hauck, Cathy McCurdy, Jan Brittain and Melissa Baldo for volunteering to assist the HB Police Dept. in the launch of the Hermosa Valley School Safety Valet Program.  We also would like to THANK Motorcycle Ofc.'s JR Smith and Tony Parente and special appearances to assist by Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Sgt. Tom Thompson, Ofc. Dave Bohacik and Ofc. Jaime Ramirez.  We are very proud and honored to have worked with the best student volunteers and hope that we see them again next year.  We wish the 8th grade volunteers a good Freshman year in High School.

 

5th Grade                  
Alison DeRosa, Cole Riddle, Cody Perkins, Dylan Linnell, Sarah Colen, Carter Kimble, Maggie Hackney, Matteo Casentini, Carson Hart, Lincoln Personius, Madison Braybrooke, Emma Zimmerman, Derek Hanson
 
6th Grade
Drew Dates, Richie O'Reilly, Ari Gevov, Nicole Tordella, Maddy Vogel, Taylor Estes, Elle Gannon, Makena McCarroll, Grace Greenspan, Luna LaBelle, James Beck
 
8th Grade

Ian Goodbody, Ashleigh DeRosa, Katie Courtney

 

Also, we would like to THANK Dunham Stewart of South Bay Brokers for hosting the monthy Valet Pizza Party! 


School CrossingOur Student Valet Program improves the safety of students who are dropped off at school and provides a more fluid motion of vehicular traffic. Parents no longer have to park or illegally stop to drop off their children. Parents can trust that their children will safely go from their cars to the classroom.  There is a designated lane for families to drop off their child(ren). Volunteers help direct traffic through the Safety Valet Zone, open car doors for children, greet them as they arrive, and make sure they enter the school safely. Adult volunteers commit to physically watching over children during the times they are going to school. They are trained to identify and report suspicious activity and crimes, as well as respond to any emergency situations.   By utilizing one of the school's greatest resources, our students, school safety is improved, the valet members have the opportunity to volunteer, gain self-esteem, responsibility and leadership. Valets are 5 - 8th graders who have shown an interest in participating. Their parental, teacher and principal permission is necessary to join. The students will serve for a term of one school year, generally one day a week. We have up to four adult volunteers present to monitor the valets and control the two parking lots designated for teachers and staff.  Hermosa Valley School is excited about the induction of its new Safety Valet Program.  The City of Hermosa Beach is known for its beach community.  A hazardous environment existed for children around HVS, especially during drop-off and pickup times. With parents trying to get in and out of the congestion as quickly as possible, they are often unaware of children cutting through the parked cars which could have resulted in a vehicle-pedestrian collision.  The City of Hermosa Beach, the HBCSD, the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch program and the HBPD have partnered together to resolve this issue. Funded by the City of Hermosa Beach Public Works Department, the HBPD and HVS, "Safety Valet" is a volunteer based program that seeks to create a safer environment for children around schools. This program enables the school, our community and the City to work together towards creative solutions that promote child safety.
 

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

 

6. MUNICIPAL MATTERS
a. REVIEW OF PUBLIC SAFETY PREPARATIONS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY.  Memorandum from Police Chief Greg Savelli.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Staff Report

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

NEXT TUES. JUNE 17 AT 7P.M.

PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA ITEM: REVIEW OF CUP - BLUE 32

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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THIS SATURDAY! 

 

TRAIN THE TRAINER  

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008

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

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

LIGHT SNACK, HBNW WATER AND MATERIALS PROVIDED

 

 Pre-Registered attendees receive a MYN BAG:

 Bonnie Cohn
Susan Blaco
Vicki Garcia
Kevin Jennings
Alice Villalobos
Ira Lifland
Dorothy Hartley
Deb Wright-DeMaderios

Steve Silver 

Terrill Burnett

Olivia Reissig

George Ziegler

Susan Ziegler

 

"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

 

 

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

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 6-2-08- Sunday 6-8-08

 

 

Monday 6-2-08

 

Area 3

 

Traffic

6th and Prospect

Traffic

There was a report of an 18 wheeler driving on residential streets in the area. HBPD units respond and were unable to locate the vehicle. NOTE: If there is a direction of travel please give it to dispatch. Also, look for business names or any other distinctive markings on the vehicle so that we can pick them out of a crowd.

       

 

Tuesday 6-3-08

 

Area 3

 

594 PC

1300 block of Ocean

Vandalism

An Officer observed a window smashed out on a vehicle in the area. A note was left on the windshield for victim. No report at this time.

       

 

Area 3

 

594 PC

1000 block of 14th St

Vandalism

There was another vehicle located with a window smashed out. The victim was contacted and a report was taken. No items missing from inside.

       

 

Thursday 6-5-08

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

900 block of Montgomery

Theft

The suspect siphoned gas out of victim's vehicle. The victim request extra patrol during the night hours.

       

           

 

 

Saturday 6-7-08

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

55 14th St

Vehicle Burglary

There was a subject caught by the victim breaking into his vehicle. The subject was held for PD. The subject was unable to make entry and there was nothing missing or damaged.

       

 


 

 

 

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

 Friday-
The Shore was inspected.  The Manager was cooperative and acknowledged there was an overcrowding condition.  He immediately began having patrons leave The Shore as our enforcement team inspected the occupancy.  They clearly noted an overcrowding condition and proceeded to empty the occupancy and count patrons back in to a proper occupancy level.  A citation was not issued to the Manager empyting the patrons thus preventing an accurate overcrowding count-out.

Union Cattle was inspected and no overcrowding condition was found.


Saturday -

The enforcement team inspected Sangria and found extreme overcrowding.  The owner  acknowledged that fact.  The team counted all patrons and found the occupancy to be 75 over approved occupant load.  The owner was issued a citation for overcrowding.

Susie's Bar and Grill was inspected and found to be in compliance and under occupant load.

MBNW CRIME LOG

  

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Seminars set traps for seniors

The grilled salmon at the free lunch seminar tasted fine. The mashed potatoes had too much pepper, though. But the worst aftertaste was from the speakers who kept scaring and pressuring the mostly elderly audience with half-truths and distortions. 

 Family Preparedness Checklist
Protect your family from emergencies by developing a home emergency response plan. The following check list may help you in developing an emergency plan for your family to follow in any disaster. If your responses to the majority of the questions asked in the checklist are "yes," then you are well on your way to developing a plan. If your answers are "no" to all or most of these questions, then develop and implement a home plan as soon as possible. 
  
9-1-1 During Area-wide Emergencies

True Emergency Calls Cannot Get Through

Overloading the system with non-essential calls creates a serious problem for those individuals who really do need help. If citizens cannot not get a dial tone on their telephone, they cannot call 9-1-1. This hinders and even prevents notification of emergency response personnel, including police, fire, and emergency medical service workers. Getting a dial tone to call 9-1-1 can make a life-saving difference. 

Non-Emergency Calls Prevent Dispatchers from Responding to Real Emergencies

Another experience that occurred during the last earthquake was when citizens who did get a dial tone called 9-1-1, even though they did not have an emergency. During the hour following the quake, the number of 9-1-1 calls increased approximately ten times the normal call volume. Most of these calls were citizens informing us there had been an earthquake! Several people asked us if there was going to be another one. These calls tied up the 9-1-1 trunk lines so people with true emergencies may have received a busy signal when they dialed 9-1-1. 

Be Part of the Solution - Use Your Telephone and 9-1-1 Responsibly 

If there is another area-wide emergency, such as an earthquake, do not use your telephone or cell phone for any reason unless you need to call 9-1-1 to report an emergency. 

Only call 9-1-1 if you need immediate emergency assistance from police, fire or emergency medical personnel. 

Turn on your television or radio to learn about emergency instructions and information. This is a good way to get quick answers to your questions about damage, injuries and possible casualties.  

Be prepared! Make sure you have a family disaster plan so everyone knows what to do during and after emergencies. Everyone in your family should have their own disaster supply kit (be sure to include a portable radio with extra batteries so you have a way to learn about emergency news and information).  

For emergencies call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies call 310-524-2750.

FIRE AT CHEMICAL PLANT INITIATES CALL TO SHELTER IN PLACE
 
The flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles. Two tanker trucks and a container erupted in a huge inferno at the Ashland Chemical Distribution Center in Fairfield.
 
SHELTER IN PLACE
 
What to do if a dangerous chemical is ever accidentally spilled or released in your neighborhood.
 
Find shelter as soon as possible. Go inside. Stay inside. And follow the Shelter in Place procedure, whether it's a fire, an earthquake or a hazardous gas cloud. 
 
 Hazardous Materials Sites - Torrance Map
See page 22 for graphic
 
  
29 industrial sites in South Bay source map

 
Insurance Advice - Earthquakes

Statewide, only 12 percent of California homeowners have earthquake coverage. Coverage is even less common on the east coast and other areas of minimal quake threat - below 2% of residents and businesses, even though premiums are quite low.
 

SUMMERTIME SECURITY TIPS FROM THE HBPD 
 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 

  America's Night Out Against Crime 

 

NNO 2007

 

Tuesday, August 5th from 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.

All HBNW Blocks Invited to participate in the 25th Annual NNO 2008. 

 

Please e-mail kelly@saferhermosabeach.com

to sign your block up for this fun block party, community party and National party!  Your street will be block off and you throw the party!

 

HB Police, Fire and City Officials will visit each participating block with demonstrations and engine/paramedic/motorcycle/police vehicle viewings.

 

Last year, HBNW won an award for our first time entry out of 11,000 communities that joined in on this one night event.  View website for more information on 25th Annual Event which takes place in neighborhoods NATIONWIDE.

 

NNO 2007.2
 


 

FOCUS ON SENIORS

FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch and the newly established Hermosa Beach Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission applied for and received a Micro Enrichment Grant from the Beach Cities Health District. The grant will be used to purchase and distribute 138 Disaster Supply Fanny Packs to disabled and/or homebound seniors residing in Hermosa Beach.
 

To apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.

 

 

 

 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

 

ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

We are very proud and supportive of this new adventure for two local entrepreneurs who can give you the peace and mind of knowing where your gas, electric & water shut off valves are and putting labels on them so that EVERY FAMILY MEMBER knows what to do should they need to be turned OFF.   For HBNW members, $39.95 will get you a shut off valve wrench and the PERSONALIZED fact sheet.  Many of us think we will know how to do this when a disaster occurs.  HOWEVER, it is proven that our mind goes "RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW" and we have a hard time focusing and performing basic tasks such as this.  This is a great new addition to our MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD program too! 
 

AES

 AES FACT SHEET 
 

    

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. 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