Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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We are on the cutting edge of what Neighborhood Watch is
developing into around the country. Since its beginnings,
Neighborhood Watch has grown from an "extra eyes and ears"
approach to crime prevention to a much more proactive,
community-oriented endeavor providing a unique
infrastructure that brings together local officials, law
enforcement, fire fighters and citizens for the protection
of their communities. Today's Neighborhood Watch programs
incorporate activities that not only address crime
prevention issues, but also restore pride and unity to a
neighborhood. It is not uncommon to see members of
Neighborhood Watch groups participating in Disaster
Preparedness and other activities that strive to improve the
quality of life for community residents.
It is the mission of the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch
Program, through the assistance and sponsorship of the
Hermosa Beach Police Department, Fire Department and City of
Hermosa Beach, to actively seek, educate and involve city
residents, neighborhoods and communities in "A Partnership
in Crime Prevention" through the development of crime
awareness, observation skills training and reporting. While
also, preparing our community for disaster preparedness for
any type of emergency situation that may arise.
Members often forward e-mail messages to HBNW. We research
ALL CLAIMS. Thank you HBNW member Kathy Bergstrom for
passing this on as some still do not know about it.
The LAFD talks about ICE
Chances are that your e-mail inbox has filled with messages
Make the Paramedics job easier with ICE. ICE stands for "In
Case of Emergency". If you add an entry to the contacts list
of your cell phone under the name "ICE", Paramedics will
call that number if they find you unconscious or...
2005, the Los Angeles Fire Department has received thousands
of e-mail inquiries, all seeking to know "Is this true"?
The quick answer?
The original "ICE" concept for listing your personal
emergency contact on a cell phone is well known to the men
and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It is
obviously an idea that gives people peace of mind - yet
should not be relied upon as a sole source for personal
identification or emergency contacts.
It is important to note that the original ICE concept is
both free and simple: you choose an appropriate person to be
contacted in case of an emergency and label their phone
number as "ICE".
As one might anticipate, some businesses are now seeking to
offer "fee-based" services related to ICE. Contrary to what
some may infer, it is not necessary to register or pay money
to make an entry named ICE on your personal phone.
Our friends at
Snopes.com offer a good deal of information about the
history of ICE and some regretful hoaxes that have followed.
Los Angeles Fire Department supports the original ICE
concept as a free and potentially helpful tool in the
minutes and hours that follow an emergency.
Contrary to several chain e-mail warnings, ICE is not
something that Paramedics rush to look for the instant they
arrive at an emergency, and is certainly not required in
order for LAFD Paramedics to provide quick, focused and
compassionate emergency care.
We tell people: Add ICE contact information in your cell
phone only after you've affixed similar information to (or
near) the official photo identification you routinely carry
in your wallet.
With so many types and brands of wireless phones, it can
take precious minutes to learn how to access a phone's
directory. Many wireless devices are also found to be
locked, damaged or have discharged batteries following an
incident, rendering ICE unusable.
Please do encourage your interested friends and colleagues
to make a free ICE entry in their cell phone, especially if
it will give them peace of mind - but not at the expense of
written emergency contact and medical information.
The free original ICE concept works best when it is part of
a comprehensive family or business plan for dealing with
emergencies and disasters.
IS WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN:
ICE Campaign - Message from the Ambulance Service
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored
in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or
were taken ill, the people attending us would have our
mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are
hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact
person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of
The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method
of contact during emergency situations. As mobile phones are
carried by the majority of the population, all you need to
do is store the number of a contact person or persons who
should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' (
In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a
paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of
accidents there were always mobile phones with patients but
they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought
that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally
recognised name for this purpose.
In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and
hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right
person by simply dialling the number you have stored as
'ICE'. Please forward this. It won't take too many
'forwards'> before everybody will know about this. It really
could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
July 15, 2008
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Pizer, Vice Chairman
Section II 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,
(continued from the May 20 and June 17, 2008 meetings).
Staff Recommended Action: To modify the Conditional Use
Report dated 7-8-08
7-10-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 1 of 4 (large document)
7-10-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 2 of 4 (large document)
7-10-08 Submitttal from Blue 32, 3 of 4 (large document)
7-10-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 4 of 4 (large document)
Staff Report dated 6-11-08
Staff Report dated 6-16-08
6-12-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 1 of 4 (large document)
6-12-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 2 of 4 (large document)
6-12-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 3 of 4 (large document)
6-12-08 Submittal from Blue 32, 4 of 4 (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,
(continued from the June 17, 2008 meeting)..
Staff Recommended Action: To modify the Conditional Use
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Hermosa Beach City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S,
MINUTES AND VIDEO
HBNW CRIME LOG
This log contains crimes in HB that residents can read and
learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, vehicles
Used by Officers:
- Reporting Party
UTL - Unable to Locate
GOA - Gone on Arrival
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
AREA CRIME LOG
Monday 7-7-08 - Sunday 7-13-08
There was a report of several racing bikes taken from a
parking garage in the area. There is video surveillance of a
lone suspect taking the bikes. This occurred in the evening
484PC31stand Palm Dr Theft
There was a report of a male Hispanic adult, black hat and
red pick-up truck going through the neighborhood taking
recyclables. The subject was contacted and advised on the
There was a call of subjects soliciting donations and
subscriptions to The Daily Breeze. HBPD located two male
juveniles from Team Challenge that were very cooperative.
They checked okay and were advised to obtain a permit to
solicit in Hermosa Beach. This was at 8p.m.NOTE:FYI
-legitimate solicitor hours are from 9a.m.-7p.m.
925600 block of 24thStSolicitor call
Another call of juveniles in the area going door to door
regarding some type of fundraiser. They did not have permit
and were unable to be located, UTL / GOA.
459/211 PC100 block of The Strand Burglary/ Robbery
The suspect entered victim's residence and took laptop. The
victim confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The
suspect fled with the laptop as HBPD units respond. A MBPD
K9 unit also responded and assisted in the locating of the
suspect. The victim was able to identify the suspect and
recovered the laptop. Press release sent out by HBPD to
211PC931 PCH (Mobil)Robbery
The suspect, male black adult entered the business and
demanded money. The suspect simulated a hand gun under
shirt, took money and was last seen on foot running S/B from
the location. Numerous pedestrians and vehicles stopped
925PC100block of 29thStProwlercall
There was a report of a male looking into neighbor's
residence. HBPD arrived on scene and determined that the
subject was drunk in public. He was arrested and booked for
NOTE: Good looking out for your neighbors!!!
25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ~ America's Night Out
2ND ANNUAL HERMOSA BEACH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
you for signing up for NNO 2008!
Block Captain Elizabeth Riley
Block Captain Ken & Dorothy Hartley
Block Captain Jan Barylski
Block Captain Julie Jennings
Block Captain Gloria Vialpondo
Block Captain Terrie Sanchez
Block Captain Jennifer Chew
Block Captain's Doris & Greg Eberhardt
Block Captain Janine Bozeman
Tuesday, August 5th from 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
All HBNW Blocks Invited to participate in the 25th Annual
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.
HBNW is challenging participating blocks to a signature
dessert 'THROWDOWN' in the spirit of good fun inspired by
the television series on Food Network, Throwdown with Bobby
Each neighborhood will compete and the winner from each
block will be entered to compete with the other block
winners. A NNO 2008 Hermosa Beach Block resident will be
chosen and win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
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.
NEW DATE for TRAIN THE RESIDENT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
1P.M. - 3:30P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
MYN materials, light snack, HBNW bottled water and a door
Reserve your seat
Once the event occurs,
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.
Courtesy of the HB Fire Department
On Saturday night, the Engine Company conducted random
occupancy checks on the Pier Plaza area. There were no
overcrowding conditions found.
The Engine Company received a complaint of crowding problems
at Susie's but found the occupancy to be below occupant load
BRING THE FAMILY FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT UNDER THE STARS!
MBNW CRIME LOG
07/11/08 - 07/13/08 7 a.m. - 3:45
p.m. 2300 block of Walnut Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured
her residence before leaving and returned to find the front
door and rear sliding door were open. Several areas of the
residence had been ransacked by unknown suspect(s) and
several items were missing including a jewelry box full of
jewelry, a flat screen television, a DVD player and a floor
safe. It appeared suspect(s) entered the residence by
forcing open the rear sliding door, and exited through the
front door. No suspects were seen or heard.
07/11/08 - 07/14/08 8:30 a.m. - 7:40
a.m. 1100 block of Meadows Avenue
Vehicle) The victim parked and locked her
vehicle around the corner from her residence on the street.
She returned to discover the car was missing. No suspects
were seen or heard.
07/12/08 11 a.m. - 4
p.m. 100 block of 16th Street
(Residential burglary) Unknown suspect(s)
entered the victim's residence through an unlocked side door
and took a laptop computer and a backpack containing a
camera. No suspects were seen or heard.
07/12/08 2:30 p.m. - 5
p.m. 300 block of 21st Street
(Residential burglary) The victims left the
residence for a short time, but left a rear door unlocked.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took two cell
phones, a charger and a wallet containing credit cards, cash
07/12/08 12:30 p.m. - 1:30
p.m. 2300 block of Bayview Drive
(Residential burglary) The victims arrived
home and left their garage door open and the door leading to
the family room from the garage unlocked. The victims left
two cell phones and cash on the family room counter and went
upstairs. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took
the cell phones and cash. A neighbor observed a male Black
adult walk into the garage and then walk out approximately
two minutes later. The subject was last seen walking
westbound on 23rd Street. The suspect is described as 6 feet
tall, 180 pounds, short black hair, in his early twenties
and was wearing long pants with a t-shirt.
As we all know, you can't be too careful when locking up
your residence, whether you are home or not. Be safe.
Torrance's Meth Crackdown
A team of community lead officers, those assigned to deal
with so-called quality-of-life issues, took on the local
methamphetamine trade after determining its sale and users
were the root causes behind numerous crimes in the city,
including burglaries and robberies, child and elder abuse,
identity theft and credit card fraud. They were also
responsible for the breakdown of families and declines in
Discovery may lead to quake early-warning system
Scientists working at California's San Andreas Fault have
detected subtle geological changes occurring hours before an
earthquake that could enable them to develop an
early-warning system aimed at saving lives.
Mudslide, floods in SoCal; more could be ahead
More heavy rain was forecast Monday in Southern California,
where crews were still clearing debris from weekend flooding
and a mudslide that damaged more than 50 homes and blocked a
The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches for
the mountains of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura
counties, saying scattered showers and thunderstorms capable
of producing heavy downpours were likely Monday.
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. We have given 30 packs to our HB residents as this
apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or
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
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!
THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE
Tracy and Kelly attended the KICK OFF EVENT on June 4, 2008
in Pasadena for the largest earthquake drill in U.S.
history. It is a week in November of special events
organized to inspire Southern Californias to get ready for
big earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming
The City of Hermosa Beach will participate in the earthquake
drill on Thursday, November 13th at 10a.m. when a DROP,
COVER AND HOLD drill will be asked by HBNW of all residents
regardless of where you are. Our emergency First
Responders, HB Fire and Police will be running a drill with
the County of Los Angeles. The County will be running a
drill with the California Office of Emergency Management in
On Saturday, November 15th at 11a.m., HBNW will conduct a
Map Your Neighborhood Drill with the Block Captain's that
have learned the 9 step neighborhood program. We will drill
with the HB Fire Dept. and the HB Amateur Radio Club.
LONG TERM SCENARIO INFO ON DRILL
GRAPHICS AND MOVIES
PROJECT UPDATES AND PRESS RELEASES
NOVEMBER EVENTS AND INFO