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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Tuesday, Dec. 30, 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

 

 

from Kelly and Tracy

 From: Kelly Kovac-Reedy

 

Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 9:13 PM

To: City Manager Steve Burrell, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Fire Chief David Lantzer, Mayor J.R. Reviczky, Mayor Pro Tem Bobko, Councilmen DiVirgilio, Keegan and Tucker 

  

Dear Tracy,

I am so very proud of you for writing Eric and telling him about HBNW and Hermosa Beach.  You (and everyone who willing wants to make a difference NOW) inspire me to reach higher.

 

I am very proud that this man has mentioned YOU and us as I truly adore one of his employees, Dr. LuAn Johnson who we had the pleasure of meeting personally and touching all of our lives with Map Your Neighborhood.

 

Thank you! 

 

Dear All,

Thank you for all giving Tracy and I the support to reach beyond what many said could never happen in Hermosa Beach.

  

Truly, Kelly

 

From: Tracy Hopkins
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 7:07 PM
To: Kelly Kovac-Reedy; Kenneth A. Hartley
Subject: We've been blogged about

 

I had been reading some posts from other people on Twitter and came across Eric's Blog.  I had a question and emailed him to get his perspective on partnering with businesses etc. in preparedness.  He liked what I said to him about what we are doing and so he blogged about it.

 

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

I just had a great conversation with Tracy Hopkins, Hermosa Beach, California. She with others have been working to establish a neighborhood watch that includes disaster preparedness.

Check out their web site:
www.Saferhermosabeach.com

And also on Twitter: www.twitter.com/saferhermosa

They started with disaster preparedness, but ended up incorporating block watch concepts to keep the teaming alive and ongoing. I think combining the two efforts is a great idea.

If we had more citizens and neighborhoods doing this kind of work we'd be a better prepared nation.

http://www.disaster-zone.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=50

Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2007

Eric Holdeman, Director, King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management

"People ask me what I do, and I say I try to get people and organizations to work together, which is not always easy. It isn't always the technology; it's the inter-jurisdictional and jurisdictional stuff that takes a lot of hard work."

"If you're not working together before an event happens, it doesn't all of a sudden magically happen post-event. That preparedness phase where you are working together lays the foundation for the resilient aspect to be able to come back and figure out, quickly, how you're going to respond and even do that during the response."

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/254384

Tracy Hopkins
www.Saferhermosabeach.com

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Celebrate Safe Communities

  

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 12-22-2008 to Sunday 12-28-2008

 

 

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.

 Wednesday December 24, 2008

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

900 Block 8th Pl

Residential Burglary

At 5 PM the suspect ran from the back of the residence after the owner arrived home. A rear window was smashed, but no entry was made and nothing was taken. The suspect is a female 5'5", 125 pounds, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue denim pants. The suspect had long dark hair.

       

 

Friday, December 26, 2008

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

2300 block of The Strand and 2400 block of Hermosa Ave.

Graffiti

Suspect(s) tagged vehicles with gang writing. Occurred sometime during the night.

       

 

 Saturday, December 27, 2008

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

1200 block of Loma Dr

Vehicle Burglary

Suspect smashed the rear window of a vehicle and took an empty purse.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

415 Herondo

Stolen Vehicle &Vehicle Burglary

No force was apparent when suspect entered a vehicle and ransacked the inside taking a GPS unit, also taken during the night was a 1995 Honda Prelude.

       

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

600 Block 6th St

Residential Burglary

A bedroom window was found open and cash missing from the inside of the residence.

       

 

 

Saturday, December 27, 2008

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

900 Block  of Aviation

Vehicle Burglary

The Victim purchased a Macintosh Book Pro computer and extra battery at the Apple store at Manhattan Village Mall. The items were placed in the trunk of the vehicle. The Victim drove to a store in Hermosa where the window to his vehicle was smashed and the trunk opened. The suspect apparently followed the Victim to this location.

       

 

 

Monday, December 29, 2008

 

 

Area 1

 

925 Subject

2nd St and Valley

Suspicious Subject

A citizen called the police when a male was seen just after midnight walking near 2nd St and Valley Drive wearing a hospital robe. The investigation showed the subject walked away from Harbor General Hospital Psychiatric Ward. The subject was returned to Harbor General.

       

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 

Here's to a safe and happy New Year to one and all. The following are the latest crime reports.
 
Area 1
12/26/08                         12:01 p.m. - 10:59 a.m.             1600 block of 18th Street
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street near his residence. He returned to discover unknown suspect(s) broke into the vehicle by prying the driver's door lock with a screwdriver which was left on the back seat. Suspect(s) took the stereo equipment from the vehicle.
 
Area 2
12/22/08 - 12/23/08          10 p.m. - 6 a.m.                        1400 block of 3rd Street
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his house and thought he locked it but wasn't sure. He returned to his vehicle and found the trunk was open. Items taken by unknown suspect(s) included sunglasses, Bluetooth, Sirius receiver, a remote helicopter and some change.
 
Area 3
12/19/08 - 12/21/08        1 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.                     1800 block of Agnes Road
(Residential burglar) The victims secured their residence upon leaving and returned to find a door leading from the garage into the house was halfway open. Once inside they discovered the residence had been ransacked and many items were missing or moved from their original locations. It is unknown how suspect(s) entered the residence. Items stolen included three guitars, a computer and a video game console.
 
Area 4
12/23/08 - 12/25/08          Unknown time                            500 block of N. Dianthus
(Residential Burglary) Suspects entered the residence possibly through a back door that was unlocked. Most of the house was ransacked, and many items were taken including a laptop, television sets, DVD players, garage door openers, jewelry, two sets of keys, and two vehicles that had been parked in the garage. The LA Sheriffs Department had three suspects in custody and was tracking down three more. (No further details were available).
 
Area 10
12/22/08 - 12/23/08          8:30 p.m. - 3:17 a.m.                 4000 block of Crest Drive
(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle which was parked and locked in a carport by smashing the front passenger window. Suspect(s) took a black bag from the vehicle but left behind golf clubs, a gym bag and wrapped presents.

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

Ready or Not? 2008 Video - How recent budget cuts are affecting preparedness

See leading experts discuss the risks associated with disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and bioterrorism; how recent budget cuts are affecting preparedness, and what America can do about it.

http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror08/video/

In-home care fraud is rampant

More than 700 instances of suspected fraud have been referred to the state Department of Health Care Services for investigation, and prosecutors said arrests of In-Home Supportive Services employees are pending.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_11318250?source=rss_viewed?southbaychat.com

 

Prepare in your COMMUNITY

Working with neighbors can save lives and property. Meet with your neighbors to plan how the neighborhood could plan for a disaster. If you're a member of a neighborhood organization, such as a home association or crime watch group, introduce disaster preparedness as a new activity.

Know your neighbors' special skills (e.g., medical, technical) and consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs, such as disabled and elderly persons.

http://www.redcross.org/services/prepare/0,1082,0_70_,00.html

 

 

Border, Internet cited in U.S. terror threat assessment

The potential use of weapons of mass destruction remains officials' top concern, the report says.

 

Intelligence officials predict that the pool of radical Islamists within the U.S. will increase over the next five years due partly to the ease of online recruiting. Officials foresee "a wave of young, self-identified Muslim 'terrorist wannabes' who aspire to carry out violent acts."

 

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-terror-threat-report26-2008dec26,0,3895419.story

 

A Critical Time to Support Neighborhood Watch

An educated community that is better prepared to address these challenges will significantly impact overall calls for service and ultimately the time demands of officers.

 

"a healthy Neighborhood Watch system instills a sense of security and trust between civilians and those sworn to protect them.."

 

http://www.usaonwatch.org/EZine/EZineMainArticle.php?EZineID=20081219

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 Chief, David Lantzer

 

On-duty HBFD personnel conduct"drive-by" inspections of businesses, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights and work with the HBPD to identify any overcrowding issues.  No violations or problems have been reported.  The HBPD also keep an eye on overcrowding issues and assist HBFD.

HBFD will have an assigned inspector work with the ABC team on New Year's Eve to do occupancy load checks.  While we don't expect any major problems, we do want to be visible and ensure compliance because of the potential for violations on such an occasion.


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:

 

Consider Buying Reusable Bags
4 reasons to reuse a bag:

The petroleum in 14 plastic bags could drive a car 1 mile.

Americans use over 14 billion plastic bags annually.

Paper bags do not biodegrade in landfills.

Cities spend up to 17 cents per bag in disposal costs.

 

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