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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

 
 

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

:: HBPD K-9 FUNDRAISER ~ THREE DAYS ADDED!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ New class added for 2009

:: C.E.R.T. ~ Community Emergency Response Team ~ Two classes offered in 2009 by Redondo Beach Fire Department

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: VIP's ~ You've read about them, NOW JOIN the VIP team!

:: LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT

:: COMMUNICATION IS PRICELESS

:: ECO-FRIENDLY PLANET PALS

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: IDENTIFY YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK UPDATE

:: CONTACT US!

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

:: LOCAL SUPPORT ~ Fire Extinguishers, Tac Weld and GELATO!

 

 RECOGNITION

  We would like to wish you and your family

from Kelly and Tracy

  

 

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, including pets. With the season comes a change in scenery, new people visiting your home and potential loss of routine. Your pet may feel particularly anxious this time of year due to these irregularities.

The key to a stress-free holiday for your pet is to try to maintain some semblance of a normal routine. Try to remain consistent with feeding times, whether traveling or at home. You should also maintain a regular exercise schedule and play time, as these activities are proven stress relievers.

Have a designated room in your home for your pet to escape to when the crowds and commotion become overwhelming. This "pet sanctuary" should have a favorite toy, bedding, and fresh water. Some quiet time will allow your pet to relax and recharge.

If your pet is not accustomed to crowds and you are expecting a steady stream of visitors, expose them to this situation beforehand. Bring friends and family over and reward your pet for good behavior.


Remind any guests at your home to avoid feeding any table food to your pet. Although it may be viewed as a treat, sweets or fatty meats may upset your pet's digestion, particularly if they are not accustomed to it.

Many owners are faced with the need to kennel their pets for the holidays. To minimize stress for you and your pet, do your research and book early. Look for a reputable kennel that will offer many activities and one-on-one attention to keep your pet occupied. Kennels tend to fill up around the holidays so be sure to reserve your pet's spot as soon as you can.

A great way to top off the holiday season is to reward your pet with a new gift. Once the holidays have past, spend some time playing with your pet and their new toy or teaching them that new trick that is sure to wow visitors next year.

 

 Celebrate Safe Communities

 

Your Trash Tells a Tale of Treasure
Tips To Keep Criminals From Cruising Your Holiday Trash


Your holiday trash could tell a tale of treasure that awaits a thief inside your home.  The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), the nonprofit best known for McGruff the Crime Dog, says you may be bragging to a thief if you set out your boxes of trash too early.  NCPC says criminals drive through neighborhoods looking for evidence of new TVs, computers, and other expensive holiday items and then target your house for a break-in. 

The holiday season puts almost everyone in a festive mood, but a few are up to no good.  A preoccupied or unsuspecting individual is the perfect target for criminals. 

 NCPC and McGruff say the important tips below can help secure your home and keep thieves from stealing your holiday joy.

  • Lock your doors and windows, including your garage doors.  More than 60 percent of all burglaries take place without forced entry.
  • Avoid displaying expensive gifts and other valuable in areas visible from the outside.
  • Wait until trash day to set out those television, computer, or other expensive gift boxes.
  • Use automatic timers to turn on the lights, a radio, or a television when you are not home.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home while you are away and be sure your mail and newspapers are picked up to keep the place looking lived in.  You can also stop mail service through your local post office.
  • Create an inventory of the valuable items in your home by taking photographs and making a list of serial numbers.  An inventory may aid in the recovery of your items and will make insurance claims easier to file.
  • Be alert to suspicious activity in your neighborhood.  Report anything that seems unusual or suspicious to the police immediately.

For more information on how to protect your home, please visit www.ncpc.org
 

Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe environment.

  

REPORTING CRIME - HB Dispatch Number 310-524-2750
Be alert and observant wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal behavior. Report all crime to the HBPD even if it is only an attempt. Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities you can protect yourself and others.

 

 

THREE MORE DAYS ADDED!

 

TAKE TIME TO PAWS (PAUSE) AND ENJOY A MEAL FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER

 

PAWS

 

The Bottle Inn continues their fundraising event for the Hermosa Beach Police Department Police Dog "K-9" Program 

 

In support of HBPD and HBNW efforts to enhance police services to our community, the Bottle Inn will kindly donate 20% of the proceeds (excludes tax & tip) for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, January 27th, Wednesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 29th.  
 
The Bottle Inn has graciously offered to CONTINUE this fundraiser and the funds raised in these three days will go towards the purchase, training and care for a drug sniffing dog (non biting) that will be an essential addition to assist our HB Police Department and our neighboring South Bay Police agencies.
 
 Bottle Inn
The Bottle Inn 
  Located on 22nd Street @ Hermosa Avenue 
 
Two easy requirements: 
1. Please call 310.376.9595 for reservations. 
 2. Please tell the host/hostess when making the reservations, you are with PAWS or
Print this invitation and present to server.
  
Lunch is served from 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. 

 

Dinner is served from 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
  

 PAWS

 

HBNW CRIME LOG 

Every Monday, Kelly views the HBPD Daily Activity Logs for the prior week.  With the assistance of Ofc. JR Smith or Lt. Tom Thompson, we select crimes that our residents can learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, car or neighborhood.  This is a tool that is used to inform you about how the crime occurred, time of day and if there are any suggestions for the resident to learn from the crimes selected to further secure their home or car.
 
 
For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for all crimes in HB, please click the link below. 

 

Hermosa Beach Police Department Monthly Report 


Thanks for your interest in the tools that we provide to you through HBNW and our unique partnership with the HB Police Department.  

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday 12-15-2008 to Sunday 12-21-2008

 

 

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)

 

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:
RP - Reporting Party
UTL - Unable to Locate
GOA - Gone on Arrival
FI - Field Identification Card - information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.

 Tuesday December 16, 2008

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

1100 Block of 1st Pl

Residential Burglary

Suspect entered through an unlocked bathroom window and took two television sets and two laptop computers.

       

 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

100 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft of Bicycles

Two bicycles were taken from an unlocked garage. The cable securing the bicycles was cut and theft behind.

       

 

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

300 Block of Pier Ave

Commercial Burglary

Suspect used force to enter the business and took a computer and cash. The theft occurred sometime during the night.

       

 

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

1600 PCH

Grand Theft from Business

Expensive wine was removed from the business sometime during the last month. An ex-employee is suspected of the theft.

       

 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

 

Area 2

 

211 PC

1600 block of Monterey

Robbery

The Victim was at his vehicle putting his skateboard in the trunk, when four suspects approached and started hitting the Victim. Suspects entered his vehicle and took a GPS unit, IPOD, and other items from the vehicle.

       

 

 

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

1000 block of 21st St

Theft of Jewelry

The house is being shown to sell and numerous people look through the house. Jewelry was discovered missing when the resident returned.

       

 
 

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 

Happy Holidays from Sally, Millie and Charlotte

MB Neighborhood Watch 
 

Area 2
12/19/08                                    6:42 a.m.                                  1200 block of 10th Street
(Vehicle Petty Theft) Police received a call of a male subject, wearing all black clothing looking into vehicle windows and opening a vehicle door. Officers arrested the suspect who had taken coins from the vehicle's cup holder. The vehicle had been left unlocked.
 
Area 6
12/01/08 and 12/09/08      11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.          1000 block of Ocean Drive
(Petty Theft) The victim was expecting a package and was advised that it was left near his front door. Unknown suspect(s) took the package. On another date the victim left an item for FedEx to pick up, but it was taken by unknown suspect(s) before FedEx got there.
 
Tis the season! Hopefully you all read about the suspect that was caught recently in Hermosa Beach posing as a delivery man. But there are still plenty of opportunities for others to help themselves to your packages, so take extra steps to arrange to be home or have a neighbor sign for them. Make it a safe, crime free holiday!

 
12/18/08                          8:10 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.                             400 blk of John Pl
Armed Robbery - On 12/18/08 at approximately 8:10 p.m. the victims were walking northbound in the 400 blk of John Pl. when they saw a light colored SUV with its lights on in the alley one blk south. They continued to walk north and they heard the SUV rapidly approaching their position. The SUV passed them and stopped in front of them. The driver and the passenger exited the vehicle. The passenger pointed a gun at one of the victims and demanded their property. The victims gave the suspects cash and jewelry. Suspects were armed with a gun and a knife. Suspect # 1 was described as a male black adult, 22 - 26 years of age, 5'11" to 6', 170 - 200 pounds, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect # 2 was described as a black male adult, 20 - 25 yrs of age, 5'11" to 6' tall, 170 - 180 pounds, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
 
Area 9
 
12/17-18/08                 8 p.m. - 8:15 a.m.                                 700 blk Rosecrans Av
Vehicle Burglary - On 12/17/08 at 8 p.m. victim parked and locked his vehicle in front of his home. On 12/18/08 at 8:15 a.m. he noticed the rear right passenger side window had been smashed. He noticed that three pairs of sunglasses were taken from the front passenger area. He said the car was locked and equipped with an alarm. He said his car was still locked this morning.
 
Please remember to always be aware of your surroundings.

Area 1
12/12/08 - 12/13/08                   8 p.m. - 7:49 a.m.                     1800 Wendy Way
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked two unlocked vehicles in the driveway. When he returned he found one door partially open and change missing from the center consoles of both vehicles.
 
Area 3
12/06/08 - 12/14/08                   6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                     700 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his residence upon leaving. When he returned he discovered a safe that had been located in a bedroom closet was missing. The safe contained money and identification papers. No suspects were seen or heard and there were no signs of forced entry.
 
Area 8
12/07/08 - 12/13/08                   10:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.                    100 block of S. Poinsettia Avenue
(Bicycle Theft) The victim's bicycle was last seen hanging from the ceiling of the garage. Later the victim realized it was missing. The side door to the garage and the garage door itself are often left open. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 2
12/11/08 - 12/15/08      12:01 p.m. - 11:09 p.m.             1800 block of 11th Street
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence while she was out of town. Upon her return she discovered that unknown suspect(s) entered the residence possibly through a window that had pry marks on it and was found open. Suspect(s) ransacked the residence and took 2 laptops and jewelry.
 
Area 5
12/16/08                       7:41 p.m.                                  1700 block of Highland Avenue
(Theft of Surfboard) A male white was seen stealing a surfboard from the backyard of a residence. The suspect put the board in the back of a white full size pick-up truck and the vehicle was last seen heading west on 15th Street out of sight. The suspect is described as 5'11" with brown hair wearing blue jeans, a baseball cap and a light colored shirt.
 
Area 10
12/16/08                                  2:05 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.                 200 block of Gull Street
(Garage Burglary) The victim arrived home and left the garage open for a few minutes. When she returned to the garage, she found a male Hispanic suspect inside claiming he was looking for his dog. The suspect then climbed up the hood of a parked vehicle, and took a bicycle down. The suspect forced his way past the victim and drove off on the bicycle out of sight. The suspect is between 35 and 45 years old, 6' tall, weighing 225 to 250 pounds with a mustache and was wearing a green fisherman's hat, a white shirt and grey pants.  

Thieves Target Unattended Cars in Cemeteries
KTLA News
December 7, 2008
RANCHO PALOS VERDES -- The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Saturday that some thieves have found easy pickings by targeting unattended cars at cemeteries.
Officials cite 10 vehicle burglaries in the last two years at the Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes as evidence. The last of these burglaries occurred in August.
And Green Hills is not alone. In January 2007, there were 10 vehicle burglaries at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.
In each case, thieves either smashed a window or entered unlocked cars to grab property inside.
"Their biggest ploy as of late is to follow funeral services in with the idea that everybody is going to walk away from their cars and be anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour," said Green Hills' president Ray Frew. "They just see it as a golden opportunity because everybody is going to a grave site," he added.
Most of the burglars have escaped, but police did arrest three males about two years ago after they took a purse from an unlocked van on cemetary grounds.
Green Hills had an armed security guard to keep watch during the past three years, but he was let go about a month ago when it became evident that the size of the 120-acre cemetery made the measure largely ineffective.
Now, the approximately 30 workers conducting maintenance and burial on the grounds are being asked to keep watch.
 

 

RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 Please follow the link below to learn about recently published weekly crime information.
 
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
  
If you see suspicious activity in our community immediately call 9-1-1 or (310) 379-5411 to report the activity to the Redondo Beach Police Department.  Please contact Officer Ian Miesen at ian.miesen@redondo.org or the Crime Prevention Information number at (310) 318-0612.
 
Thank you for your interest and partnership in keeping Redondo Beach safe.
 
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Denver Plane-Crash Survivor Twitters From Burning Aircraft

 An American software engineer appears to have raised the bar on real-time citizen-journalism after the Boeing 737-500 he was traveling on careened off the runway on take-off at Denver International Airport Saturday.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,470946,00.html

 

Winter Fire Safety

As we change seasons from fall to winter and progress into the holiday season, the United States Fire Administration, a component of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asks you to take a few minutes to review the following fire safety tips to help ensure you and your family remain fire safe.

 

http://www.dhs.gov/journal/leadership/2008/12/winter-fire-safety.html

 

MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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READY THE RESIDENT 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009

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

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

MYN materials, light snack, HBNW bottled water and a MYN bag (see below) provided when you pre-register.

 

Reserve your seat TODAY

"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.

 Visit MorePrepared online to purchase the MYN bag 

for under your bed.  

 

MYN bag

This kit contains a hard hat (adjustable) and a pair of sturdy leather gloves with safety cuffs (size large) in a roomy drawstring bag.

Add your own personal items such as a pair of sturdy shoes, sweatshirt, flashlight etc. and store under your bed for an emergency. Every member of your household should have one. If an earthquake happens in the middle of the night, you can easily find your shoes and protect yourself from broken glass and falling debris.

Also keep your Map Your Neighborhood FLIP CHART/SHINGLE (obtained after you have a MYN block meeting ~ materials supplied by HBNW) containing contact and other valuable information for use during an actual emergency inside the bag so you can find it quickly when needed.
 

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.

 ARTICLES ON MYN: 

The Map Your Neighborhood program was recently highlighted in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program's SeismicWaves May 2008 edition.

Neighbors prepare themselves for major disasters
State program helps train communities for emergencies

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES

 

 

C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team

 

Hermosa Beach residents are invited to take either one of these two classes offered by RB Fire Department.   This training is the perfect compliment to the Map Your Neighborhood program!

 

C.E.R.T. Academy No. 40 - February 5, 2009 to March 28, 2009

 

C.E.R.T. Academy No. 41 - September 10, 2009 to October 31, 2009  

 

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.

 

Upon successfully completing the training, you will be registered as a C.E.R.T. volunteer with the Redondo Beach Fire Department. Registered volunteers are required to participate in future disaster preparedness training activities to maintain their volunteer status.

The fee is $40.00 per person. The fee includes a designated C.E.R.T. hard hat, CPR & First Aid certification, CPR pocket mask, photo identification card, training manual and graduation certificates. The C.E.R.T. Academy is taught Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and one Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during an eight-week period. 

 

Forms are available in Adobe Acrobat for your convenience. Click HERE to download.

If you are interested in participating or for additional information about the academy, please call Diane Hom at (310) 318-0663 ext. 4336. Please note that the academy will be limited to the first 40 individuals who respond.

 

To Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association www.rbcertaa.org

To Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information

 

CODE RED

 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.

The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages.
 
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone. 

 

When you receive a call from CODE RED, the number will be displayed on your caller ID as (999)911-9999.
 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 

VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING (VIP'S)

 
HERMOSA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT is please to open applications for the NEW COMMUNITY PILOT PROGRAM, VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING.

 

The Coordinators of the VIP's: Sgt. Robert Higgins, HBPD Ofc. Jaime Ramirez, Kelly Kovac-Reedy of HBNW and  Ken Hartley of HBARA.

 

Volunteers gain invaluable insights into our city's law enforcement system and how it works. Volunteers have the opportunity to improve the quality of their local law enforcement service through their work, their attitude, and ideas for improving programs. Our program increases community pride by allowing volunteers to serve as role models and most importantly, be part of a community program concerned with the common good and well being of the city we all love. So come and join the Hermosa Beach Police Department and the many others who donate their time in making our community a better place.

 

How To Get Involved
Interested in becoming a VIP? It's free, it's easy, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please send an email - we'd love to talk to you.

 

Requirements
Volunteers participating in the VIP program will be required to complete an application and interview and successfully pass a background check.   Additional requirements for the VIP Patrol program consist of possessing a valid driver's license, being 18 years of age, in good physical health, and the desire to contribute a minimum of 10 hours per-month to the program.

 

Who is qualified to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and successfully meet the selection criteria of the Hermosa Beach Police Department's Volunteers in Policing Service program.

 

VIPs' Program Mission:

The VIPs' program mission is to support the Hermosa Beach Police Department's crime prevention efforts and to actively engage the community in our quality of life improvement initiatives.

 

PURPOSE
In both the public and private sector, administrators are constantly seeking ways to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations. In the law enforcement profession, one way to do this is to recruit more officers. This, however, is not always feasible because of fiscal limitations. In Hermosa Beach, the Police Department has developed a way to maximize its service without incurring a substantial financial burden. The concept is simple: recruit volunteers from the community, train them in various police-related duties, and then allow them to function in direct support of Police Department staff. Hermosa Beach has proven to be an ideal environment for such a program since its citizens pride themselves in community involvement. Volunteers function as an auxiliary unit of the Police Department, with no powers of arrest beyond those of any private citizen. They serve as extra eyes, ears and helping hands. They carry no weapons, but they do have cellular phone/radios, which allows for direct communication with our dispatchers and police officers. This enables them to report any suspicious activity quickly so that an officer can investigate what might have otherwise gone unnoticed or unreported. V.I.P. volunteers will assume many tasks, which have previously been performed by paid police personnel. This program significantly enhances the Department's ability to focus sworn personnel on tasks, which volunteers cannot do. The volunteers will also undertake projects, which could not have otherwise been considered due to lack of manpower or resources.


Have the power to identify and address specific concerns and problems within your community.

We would like to start forming teams for the following areas:

  • Noble Park Patrol

  • Daytime Foot Patrol of Neighborhoods & Downtown

  • Nighttime Foot Patrol of Neighborhoods & Downtown

  • Bicycle Watch and Awareness

  • Alley Checks

  • View and Valley School Check

  • Skateboard Awareness

  • Parking Structures & Parking Lots

  • DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints 

  • Cab Zones
     

LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

No checks were conducted this past weekend.

 
The inspections are designed to check for overcrowding and to ensure proper exit signs, lights, pathways, doors and door hardware are maintained pursuant to the Fire Code.  

It is the responsibility of the business owner or manager to maintain an accurate occupancy load count at all times that is at or below the approved capacity; and to ensure aisles, exit signs, exit passageways and exit doors are maintained at all times.

LEARN AMATEUR RADIO

 


 
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

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PLANET PALS

 We will feature the Weekly Green Tip from Planet Pals.

 This week's Planet Pals Green Tip is:

Dry clean green. Go to greenearthcleaning.com to find a cleaner near you that uses earth-friendly processes.
 

 

SURVIVAL KITS

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Order your supplies TODAY! 

 

We want to help you get prepared! 

  

 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB.  Enter HB2007 at checkout.

 

 

ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

TESTIMONIALS 

" I have spent the last 35 years with the Hermosa Beach Public Works Dept., making my living managing the public utilities. After I heard the service that AES offers, I pulled out my checkbook".    Mike Flaherty, Director, Hermosa Beach Public Work Department

"Accurate Emergency offers an all inclusive, specialized and urgently needed service to residents that want to assure their family is aware of the locations of the gas, electric and water valves in the home so that you can quickly and safely shut them off when the emergency occurs. There product is productive and moves the customer to a preparedness level that most people forget to include in their "get ready" plan. I strongly encourage every home to become familiar with AES and give yourself the comfort of knowing that you have done all you can to properly identify, attach a label so that every one in the home can distinguish the electrical switch/fuse, the gas and
water lines that requires no thought for even a young child to operate and last to secure the tool wrench to effectively turn off the utilities should the crisis happen. The benefit of this service is to give the power to you and your family to control a situation that will be out of control. Do it today".
   Kelly Kovac Reedy, Co-Founder & Co-Coordinator, Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

"Denying the Inevitable is one of the greatest threats to our health and welfare".  R.D. King

Our business is based on quality products & services. Our goal is to provide you with top quality products and customer serevice so that you will want to refer us to your friends and neighbors.

Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit Description:

The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit is a means by which a homeowner, tenant, or neighbor can easily locate their gas, water, and electrical mains and shut them off in case of a natural disaster or accidental emergency. Following the detailed instructions and utilizing the label page the consumer will transform the blank graph section of the laminated Map Page into a customized map of their property denoting the locations of their utility shut off valves and the electrical main shut off. The Location Signs are mounted at all three of the utility shut off locations with the included nylon zip ties. Due to the fact that some properties have different types of valves and or electrical systems, (5) five different laminated Location Signs are provided and a maximum of (3) three will be used. The kit is designed for homes, apartments, condominiums, and commercial buildings.The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit includes several pieces of original graphic artwork and are all included in this provisional patent application.

The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit includes:

1.     (1) 8.5" x 11" Laminated Map Page.

2.     (1) 8.5" x 11" Label Page.

3.     (5) 2.5" x 3.5" (approximate size) Location Signs.

4.     (1) 11" x 17" Instruction Page.

5.     (1) Gas Valve Shut Off Wrench.

6.     (2) Nylon Zip Ties.

7.     (2 feet) of small link chain or elastic cord.

8.     (1) 2" x 2" (approximate size) piece of double face carpet tape to attach the electrical shut off instructions to the door of the electrical panel box.

Visit AES online today!

 

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

 

FOCUS ON SENIORS

FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT

UPDATE

 

The Senior Disaster Supply program really took off for the first couple of months as we have delivered over 80 of the packs.  We hope to distribute the balance of the kits now through March 2009.  We are providing them to seniors that are home bound, have limited mobility, disability or have limited means.

The senior will call for a kit and then when we deliver the kit to them we explain each of the items and how it would be useful and that it is important to familiarize themselves with what is in the kit and how to use it.  Each has responded with gratitude for receiving such a thoughtful item hoping never to have to us it but glad we have made it available to them.

We have been able to connect several of the seniors with block captains so in addition to having the kit they have someone that will be able to check on them and help them if needed in a disaster situation.

We have delivered a kit to the two oldest residents in Hermosa Beach, they both happen to live on Prospect Ave within 1 block of each other.  The stories they can tell being 94 and 95 years old are amazing.

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 tracy@saferhermosabeach.com  or call 310-374-1828.

 

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

 

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

 

 Los Angeles International Airport Noise Complaints and Managements 

 

LOCAL SUPPORT

THANK YOU

 


NEW PACIUGO GELATO & CAFFE NOW OPEN
~ 20% OFF to HBNW members -next to Comedy and Magic Club!  

 

Mention that you are a member and receive a discount!  

1034 Hermosa Ave.

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