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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

 

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

:: Tonight's Planning Commission Meeting

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ CLASS PHOTO!

:: 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 ~ Fire Extinguishers and Tac Weld

:: C.E.R.T. - Register Now for Next Academy!

:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

 

RECOGNITION

 

 

 

HBNW will be on vacation next week and no weekly e-mail will be sent on Tuesday, June 24th.  We will send it out the following week.  Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT'S PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ~ RESIDENT AWARENESS RELATED AGENDA ITEMS  

HBNW lists the agenda items as a courtesy for our members at their request. 

3. Oral / Written Communications 
  

b) Letter from Michael Black, Attorney, dated June 2, 2008 requesting a revocation/modification hearing on North End Bar & Grill's Conditional Use Permit, and the City Attorney's response. 

Letters from Michael Black, Attorney

Response from the City Attorney Public Hearing(s)

Public Hearing(s)

6. 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 (continued from the May 20, 2008 meeting).

Staff Recommended Action: To modify the Conditional Use Permit.

Staff Report

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information Submitted by Blue 32 (Very Large Document)  

7. CUP 08-6 -- Revocation or modification of a Conditional Use Permit to allow on-sale general alcohol and live entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant at 1320 Hermosa Avenue, The Shore.

Staff Recommended Action: To open the public hearing and continue to the July 15, 2008 meeting.

 

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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MYN June 14th's CLASS!

MYN 1

 Photo courtesy of Tracy Hopkins

THANK YOU for attending and learning this neighborhood preparedness program!

 

Kevin Jennings - husband to facilitator & BC Julie Jennings

Deborah DeMaderios - Block Captain

Bonnie Cohn - Resident on BC Leanne Heuer's Block

Steve Silver - Block Captain & HB Amateur Radio Member

Melinda Curtis - Block Captain

Jana Lynn - Block Captain

Alice Villalobos - Resident on BC Alyssa Brennan's Block

Rick Koenig - Block Captain

Susan Blaco - Resident

Vicki Garcia - Block Captain

Michael DiVirgilio - Block Captain and Councilman

Dorothy Hartley - Co-Block Captain w/husband Ken Hartley

Olivia Reissig - Resident

Terrill Burnett - Block Captain

Ira Lifland - Resident on BC Alyssa Brennan's Block

Susan Ziegler - Block Captain

George Ziegler - husband of BC Susan Ziegler & HB Amateur Radio Member

John Macchio - Friend & Business Partner of Rick Koenig

 

Thank you to Sgt. Tom Thompson and Ofc. Dave Bohacik for their support and special appearance.

 

Many thanks to Julie Jennings for her dedication and her time to facilitate this program.  Also, we appreciate that Al Benson could video tape this class!

 

Above all, Tracy & I want to THANK our City Manager, Steve Burrell, our Chief of Police, Greg Savelli and our City Council for their continued support of HBNW and Disaster Preparednes.  

 

Once the event occurs, preparedness ends and response & recovery begins!  

 

"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)

 

  We will send it out tomorrow, Wednesday, June 18th. 

 

Thanks for your understanding!

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

 

On Friday the 13th, the team conducted four (4) occupancy inspections.  Union Cattle, Saint Rocke and the Lighthouse were found to be in compliance with authorized occupancy limits. 
 
The team conducted an inspection at 9:51p.m. of
Barnacle's Bar and Grill and found the occupancy to be overcrowded.  The team abated the hazard and issued a citation to the owner of the business.  Barnacle's was previously cited for overcrowding in May of 2008.

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

 

Area 1
06/11/08 - 06/13/08                   Noon - 8:40 a.m.                       2200 block of Manzanita Lane
(Catalytic converter) Unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from the victim's Toyota truck which was parked and locked on the street near her residence.
 
Area 1
06/12/08 - 06/13/08                   10:10 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.               2000 block of Faymont Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his residence upon leaving and returned to find a ground floor window had been smashed and pried open at the rear of the residence. Suspect(s) rummaged through drawers and closets, and ransacked several rooms but took only jewelry. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 8
06/12/08 - 06/13/08                   1 p.m. - 11 a.m.                        1100 block of Ronda Drive
(Residential Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) entered the backyard and pried off a lock to a train tunnel that houses a miniature train. Suspect(s) took out several pieces of the train and threw them about the yard and pried open some miniature buildings but nothing was taken. The residence is currently vacant while under renovation.
 
Area 8
 06/13/08 - 06/14/08                  4 p.m. - 10:20 a.m.                    1700 block of Voorhees Avenue
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) removed a screen from an unlocked window to the garage and entered the garage. Some items that had been inside the garage were found outside and other items had been moved, but nothing appeared to be missing. A Coleman lamp believed to belong to the suspect(s) was left behind.
 
Area 8
06/13/08 - 06/14/08                   5:30 p.m. - 11:45 a.m.               1300 block of Curtis Avenue
(Vehicle Vandalism) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street in front of his residence and returned to find a large dent in the top of the car and a shoe print on the rear quarter panel. A neighbor observed three male juveniles (16 to 17 years old) knocking over trash cans at approximately 10:30 p.m. and yelled at the juveniles. They ran from the scene. 
 

Area 1
O6/06/08                                   1300 blk of 19th St                                  12 noon - 4 pm
Grand Theft - On 06/06/08 at approximately 12 noon, victim last saw her three wooden doors leaning up against the side of her house. Victim stated on 06/07/08 at approximately 4:15 pm, she observed the three doors were missing. Victim described all three doors as being standard height and approximately 23 inches wide. The doors were recently painted white and had brass door handles on them. Victim stated she is desirous of prosecution.
 
Area 2 
05/27/08                                    1600 blk of 2nd St.                                 4 pm - 5 pm
Vehicle Burglary - On or about Tuesday 05/27/08 at approximately 4 pm, victim parked his vehicle in front of his house. Victim returned to his vehicle approximately one hour later, and found the driver's door ajar. Victim entered his vehicle and discovered an unknown suspect entered his vehicle by unknown means and stole various items. On 06/07/08, the victim discovered damage to the driver's door key-lock device. Victim then determined the suspect must have punched the key-lock to gain entry into the vehicle.
 
06/06/08                                    1600 blk of 11th St.                                 10:55 pm
Robbery- On 06/06/08 at 1045 pm, victim was on her way to a friend's house located on the 1600 blk of 11th St. She parked her vehicle on 11th Street. Victim exited her vehicle with her purse hung over her right arm. Victim said, out of the corner of her eye she could see a suspect MHA about 17 - 20 years old. He forcibly grabbed her purse with both hands and ran off to an awaiting vehicle. The vehicle drove off without the use of headlights. Victim said the vehicle was an older model, dark in color 4Runner with unknown license plates. A crime broadcast was issued. An area search for the suspects was met with negative results.
 
Area 5 
06/03/08 - 06/04/08                   300 blk of 18th Pl.                                   5 pm - 4 pm
Petty Theft - Victim stated she had a prescription for cough syrup filled at a pharmacy. The pharmacy delivered the cough syrup to the victim's mail box on 06/03/08 at about 5 pm. The victim checked her mail box on 06/04/08 at about 4 pm and discovered that the cough syrup had been taken. Victim said the cost of the cough syrup was $30.
 
Area 7 
06/08/08                                    400 blk of 36th Pl.                                   8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Burglary - On 06/08/08 at about 8:30 am, victim said his roommate saw victim's electric bicycle parked in the back of his garage. The bicycle was not secured. Victim said at about 12:30 pm he walked into the garage to work on the bicycle and it was missing. Several of the neighbors were contacted and none reported seeing anyone enter victim's garage and take the bicycle
 
Area 8
06/05/08                                    400 blk of Altura Way                             3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Residential Burglary - On 06/05/08 at approximately 3:30 pm the victim was trimming bushes in his yard. He was distracted by suspect # 1, a white man in his sixties who engaged him in conversation for a few minutes and than left. At about 4:30 pm the victim went into his house. He found that $40 was missing from his wallet in the kitchen and a small jewelry drawer was also missing. Victim said their was nothing of value in the box. At an unknown time in the afternoon the victim's neighbor who lives directly across the street looked out his kitchen window. The neighbor saw a white 4-door Mercedes parked in front of the victim's house. He then saw suspect # 2, a black male about 30 to 40 years old enter the rear passenger side door and suspect # 3, a black male 10 to 18 years of age enter the front passenger side door. Approximately five minutes later the neighbor saw suspect # 1 walking to the Mercedes. Victim said he did not see the black males in his yard nor the Mercedes parked in front of his house.
 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 
Summer Is Play Time and High-Risk Season for Kids
 
More young people try alcohol for the first time during June and July than at any other time of the year. Keeping teens occupied and supervised helps to ensure they have a safe summer. By involving teens in a variety of alcohol-free activities-such as sports, summer camps, and outdoor recreational activities-you can help prevent underage drinking. For tips on ways parents and community leaders can create alcohol-free activities for youth.

Official calls state water picture grim

Painting a bleak picture of the state's water reserves, the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is planning to ratchet up efforts to get the 18 million people it serves to conserve. 

Learn to be truly water efficient.  Check out ourTop 5 Actions and Best Ways to Save & Drought Tips.

Surprise quake shows Japan's vulnerability: experts
A powerful earthquake in Japan struck at a previously unknown faultline, raising new alarm that the dreaded "Big One" could hit anywhere in the country, experts said Sunday.


Ham Radio Volunteers provide support during Martin Fire

Ham Radio volunteers from the Santa Cruz County Auxiliary Communication Service provided communications to support firefighters, law enforcement, Red Cross and even animal control during the Martin Fire.

Preparedness is paramount

Know what to do in case of emergency
"When a disaster happens, getting back up and running is important economically," Phillips said. "All of us have an interest in economics. The quicker a business can get back on its feet following a disaster, the better the economy will be."
 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 

 

 America's Night Out Against Crime 

 

Thank you for signing up for NNO 2008!

Block Captain Elizabeth Riley

Block Captain Ken & Dorothy Hartley

Block Captain Jan Barylski

 

 

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