Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
Mark Your Calendar!
We invite you to walk with us in the HB St. Patrick's Day
Parade. Grab your family, friends & dog and join us as we
celebrate the 3rd Year Anniversary of HBNW!
Parade is on Saturday, March 14th!
We would like to
THANK Co-Block Captain's Sarah Kobylewski and Ryan Lee and
the 2900 - 3000 block of Hermosa Avenue & 100 block of 30th
Street for hosting an Introduction Block Meeting.
The meeting was attended by HBNW Coordinator's Kelly &
Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Fire Chief David
Lantzer and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.
THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster
preparedness neighborhood program.
To view all Active Blocks in HBNW,
If you have not had an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, your
block is not considered an active block in HBNW. You may
have volunteered to be your block's captain and receive the
HBNW E-Mails. However, we do not know if you are connected
to your residents until you have had this meeting. Please
e-mail us today if you have not had it.
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
block of Golden Ave
800 - 900 block of 15th Street
1100 - 1200 block of 7th Street
900 - 1000 block of 16th Street
Mar 14 St. Patrick's Day Parade (Saturday) 3rd Year HBNW
Valley Park Ave.
1100-1200 block of 9th Street
24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac
CPR IN THREE SIMPLE STEPS
CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION
Check the victim for
If there is no response, Call 911 and return to the victim.
In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you
with CPR instructions.
Unresponsiveness During cardiac arrest, the heart stops
pumping blood, the blood pressure falls to zero and the
pulse disappears. Within 10 seconds of cardiac arrest the
person loses consciousness and becomes unresponsive. If you
shake or shout at the victim, there will be no response.
Sometimes a person in cardiac arrest may make grunting,
gasping or snoring type breathing sounds for a couple of
minutes. Do not be confused by this abnormal type of
If a person is unresponsive (doesn't respond to shouts or
shakes) and not breathing (or is breathing abnormally) then
call 911 and begin CPR.
Tilt the head back and listen for
If not breathing normally, pinch nose and cover the mouth
with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2
breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.
Remember a person in cardiac arrest may have abnormal
breathing for a couple of minutes. This abnormal breathing
is called "agonal respiration" and is the result of the
brain's breathing center sending out signals even though
circulation has ceased. The key point is that the abnormal
breathing may sound like grunting, gasping or snoring. It
disappears in 2-3 minutes. If you see this type of breathing
DO NOT delay CPR. The person desperately needs air and only
you can provide it.
If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or
moving, begin chest compressions.
down on the chest 11/2 to 2 inches 30 times right between
the nipples. Pump at the rate of 100/minute, faster than
once per second.
Pushing on the Chest In general the chest should be pushed
down 11/2-2 inches. Sometimes you may hear a cracking sound.
Do not be alarmed. The sound is caused by cartilage or ribs
cracking. Even if this occurs the damage is not serious. The
risk of delaying CPR or not doing CPR is far greater than
the risk of a broken rib.
CONTINUE WITH 2 BREATHS AND 30 PUMPS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
NOTE: This ratio is the same for one-person & two-person
CPR. In two-person CPR the person pumping the chest stops
while the other gives mouth-to-mouth breathing.
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WITH YOU?
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE CPR POCKET GUIDE
Personal Safety Video Series
As a community service, security expert
has collaborated with VideoJug to produce this series of
free personal safety videos for the protection of your home
How likely am I to become a victim of a crime?
What types of violent crime are the most common?
What types of violent crime are most preventable?
What are the characteristics of a typical victim of
What is most important thing I can do to protect myself?
How can a family security plan protect my loved ones?
How does a family security plan work when we are not
What will make a predator view me as a victim?
Does my clothing affect a predator's perception of me?
How should I carry my handbag to avoid a purse snatcher?
How can I modify my behavior to avoid becoming a victim?
What safety precautions can I take before leaving the
How can I be safe when walking alone?
Will a weapon protect me from violent crime?
Should I take a self-defense class?
Should I get a weapon for self-defense?
How do I choose the best pepper spray?
How does pepper spray work?
Can I rely on my intuition when I sense danger?
How can I tell if someone on the street is a predator?
What are some warning signs that I am about to be
What is the best way to respond when a stranger
What should I do if I think I'm in danger of being
What should I do if someone seems drunk or on drugs
What should I do if a robber demands my purse or wallet?
If I am attacked is it better to resist or act passive?
What are some self-defense techniques to thwart an
Can I thwart an attack using a weapon?
What if a kidnapper tries to force me into a car?
How can I stay safe while driving?
What should I do if a stranger tries to help me with my
What should I do if a stranger in another car is acting
aggressive towards me?
How do I choose the safest parking spot?
What is the safest way to enter a parking space?
What changes should I make to the outside of my home?
What can I do to prevent a home invasion robbery?
How can fortify my sliding windows and glass doors from
What is a "safe room" and do I need one?
Should I keep a gun in my home for self-defense?
What common household items make good makeshift weapons?
How can I stay safe when I hire repairmen for inside my
What should I look for before hiring repairmen for
inside my home?
How can I stay safe when I'm alone with repairmen inside
What should I do if I suspect a repairman is dangerous?
What should I do if an intruder breaks into my home?
If I think I hear an intruder in my home, should I
Should I let the intruder know I'm aware of his
What should I do if a stranger attacks me in my home?
What should I use as a weapon against an intruder in my
What should I do if a violent attack occurs in my
What should I do if I am the target for an attack in my
Can I depend on building security to prevent a violent
attack at work?
What is stalking?
When does obsessive behavior officially become stalking?
What kinds of stalkers are there?
When does stalking become a serious threat and what to
do about it?
Should I call the police if I feel that I am being
Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe
- Don't assume that your neighbors have already reported the
crime or that the police already know. Report criminal or
suspicious activity each and every time it occurs.
DIRECT HB Dispatch Number
Reasons for calling the non-emergency number include, but
are not limited to the following:
You want to report a nuisance, such as a noise or
To report a non-emergency crime, one that did not just
occur, and the
suspect(s) are not in the immediate area.
You have questions about something suspicious occurring
neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal
Solicitor just came to your door or are in the
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.
The average household contains between three and ten gallons
of waste materials that are hazardous to human health or to
the environment. Collectively, these materials can create
serious health and safety risks or contaminate our
groundwater, surface waters or the air we breath if they are
not stored carefully and disposed of properly.
Saturday, January 24 from 9-3 at Clark Field between 8th and
11th on Valley is the Hazardous Waste Cleanup.
This is a great chance to get rid of your old batteries,
prescriptions, paint, computer equipment, etc.
For more information on the event and what can and can not
be collected, go to
passion to work!
Calling Green Task Force volunteers!
Following passionate interest from local residents and
businesses, the City Council initiated the GTF in November
2008 to advise City Councilors and staff on green issues,
such as clean air, energy efficiency, walk-ability, climate
change, transportation, water conservation, solar power,
green building, and recycling.
The GTF will consist of six Hermosa Beach residents,
including one School District representative, and will meet
at City Hall once every two months for a two year term.
Applications to serve on the Hermosa Beach Green Task Force
(GTF) should be submitted to City Hall by February 19,
2008. For an application form or more information, please
call Angela Mason, Hermosa Beach Community Development:
Volunteer and help us make Hermosa Beach a greener, cleaner,
smarter place for you and your children!
FOR OR AGAINST
UPCOMING COMMISSION HEARINGS:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Planning Commission of the City of Hermosa
Beach shall hold a public hearing on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009,
to consider the following:
Precise Development Plan and Parking Plan for a three-story
40-room hotel with two levels of parking containing 42
parking spaces with 32 of the 40 required spaces in tandem
to be managed with 24-hour valet parking service and to
allow greater than 30% compact parking; and adoption of an
Environmental Negative Declaration at 1081, 1085 & 1087
Conditional Use Permit amendment to allow live
entertainment, limited to five (5) weekends per year and
during city wide events with extended hours from 7:00 A.M.
to 12:00 midnight and from 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. on New
Year's Eve within the indoor portion of an existing
restaurant at 140 Pier Avenue, New Orleans Cajun Café.
Text Amendment to consider amending definitions, terms, and
standards relating to on-sale alcoholic beverage
establishments, restaurants, live entertainment and customer
Conditional Use Permit amendment for on-sale general alcohol
and live entertainment in conjunction with an existing
restaurant at 22 Pier Avenue, Dragon, requesting to extend
on-sale general alcohol from 12:00 midnight closing daily to
2:00 A.M. closing Thursday-Sunday; extend live entertainment
from 11:30 P.M to 1:30 A.M. Thursday-Sunday and various
holidays; and modify requirements regarding food sales and
entrance fees; and conduct six month review.
Text Amendment and Zone Change and adoption of an
Environmental Negative Declaration to implement
zoning-related recommendations pertaining to property
currently zoned C-2 (Restricted Commercial) along Pier
Avenue in the 'Upper Pier Avenue Committee Final Report'
approved by the City Council on March 25, 2008 to promote a
pedestrian-friendly village center serving local residents
as well as visitors, addressing permitted and conditional
uses; design standards; parking requirements; sign
standards; incentives to encourage service-type/office uses
on the second floor and retain architecturally/historically
important buildings; findings for approving conditional
uses; creation of a specific plan area or overlay zone;
standards/restrictions on outdoor seating and/or displays on
the sidewalk; and other minor related changes affecting
Chapter 17 (Zoning) and other Chapters for consistency.
Text Amendment to define and allow electronic message
display signs in open space zones and establish requirements
for community sign program within Hermosa Beach, and
adoption of an Environmental Negative Declaration.
SAID PUBLIC HEARING
shall be held at 7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
ANY AND ALL PERSONS
interested are invited to participate and speak at this
hearing at the above time and place.
Choose Your Path
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
of the City of Hermosa Beach on
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
at 7:00p.m., will convene a "round table" forum
in City Hall Council Chambers, 1315 Valley Driver, to
participation in creating a Master Bike Plan
for Hermosa Beach.
View proposed Master Bike
Sub-committees of the Public Works and the Parks and
Recreation commissions have created a preliminary plan
indicating potential bikeways for community review and
discussion. It is the desire of the commissions to obtain
broad community participation from both bikers and
non-bikers alike. Suggestions for changes and additions are
Public Works Commission
for that meeting.
Please come, make your voice heard, and help bring Hermosa
Beach into the community of bike friendly cities.
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
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
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like
for your reference.
(In the past, an application was signed by the City Manager,
Steve Burrell and was used as the PERMIT. NOW, the
city ONLY issues a permit that looks like this below).
AREA CRIME LOG
Monday 01-12-2008 to Monday 01/19/2008
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
Monday, January 12, 2009
Block 1st St
Victim places ad in Craig's list for a garage
sale. The items were placed in the closed, but
unlocked garage and taken between 4 PM and 7 PM.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
400 Block 2nd St
off-duty police officer discovered two suspects
with bolt cutters near the underground parking
garage. The suspects were wearing all black
clothing and gloves. The officer detained the
suspects and called Hermosa police. Both
suspects were arrested for possession of burglar
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Suspects were captured on store video cutting
the cable and removing two bicycles from the
rear of the bicycle store.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Bicycle Theft/Suspect Arrested
Officer Droz observed a subject riding one
bicycle at night without lights, while pulling
another bicycle. The suspect was stopped and it
was determined he had just stolen the other
bicycle. The suspect was arrested.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Street and The Strand
Subject Filming Young Girls
father of a 15 year old female saw a subject
filming his daughter. The father detained the
subject and called the police. An investigation
showed he was filming young looking females on
the beach and he was arrested.
Monday, January 19, 2009
clerk at the 7-11 Store was threatened by two
white male adults, who took a 12 pack of beer
and ran out.
LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT
Courtesy of the HB Fire Chief, David Lantzer
The extended weekend was busy for the fire department.
However, there were no issues or problems regarding occupant
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.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
01/17/09 3:30 p.m. - 7:45
p.m. 600 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
of bicycle) The victim secured two bicycles
with a cable lock to a fixed storage box in an open carport.
He returned to discover one of the bicycles was missing. A
pair of bolt cutters was found nearby. No suspects were seen
p.m. Rosecrans Avenue &
(Robbery) Two victims were walking eastbound
on Rosecrans Avenue when they were approached by two male
black suspects. One of the suspects demanded that one victim
empty his pockets and simulated a handgun. The victim handed
the suspect his cell phone and wallet. The two suspects then
got on a public bus. The victims called the police, the bus
was stopped further up on Rosecrans, and the suspects were
detained and subsequently arrested.
01/14/09 1:45 p.m. - 1:50
p.m. 1200 blk Fisher St
Theft - Victim parked her vehicle on Fisher
Street and walked with the four children under her care to
her residence. She realized that she had left her TJ Maxx
bag (containing clothing) on the street next to her vehicle.
She walked back to her vehicle and found the bag and the
01/14-15/09 4 p.m. - 8:30
a.m. 3500 blk Elm Av
Tamper - Victim parked her vehicle in front
of her residence. She did not lock the doors to the vehicle.
When she returned to her vehicle the next morning she
noticed that the dashboard had been pulled out from around
the vehicle stereo. The stereo was still intact. Nothing was
missing from her vehicle.
a.m. 400 blk
Burglary - Victim was investigating why his
vehicle alarm was sounding at 5:15 a.m. He noticed that his
wing window had been smashed out. He looked inside his
vehicle and noticed that his I-pod was missing.
01/14-15/09 9 p.m. - 9:15
a.m. 3900 blk the Strand
Burglary - Victim parked her vehicle in her
friends open carport. She secured and locked the vehicle.
When she returned to her vehicle in the morning she noticed
that the passenger window had been broken out. She also
noticed that her purse and a makeup bag containing various
pieces of costume jewelry had been taken from the front seat
of the vehicle.
01/09/09 - 01/11/09 8 p.m. - 2
p.m. 900 block of Harkness Avenue
Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle on
the street but might have left it unlocked. He returned to
find the center console and glove compartment were open,
papers moved in the vehicle and items missing including two
pairs of sunglasses and five credit cards. No suspects were
seen or heard.
01/11/09 - 01/12/09 4:30 p.m. - 8
a.m. 2300 block of N. Ardmore Avenue
(Attempted Residential Burglary) The
homeowner observed that the door stop had been pried away
from the door by unknown means by unknown suspect(s), but no
entry was made to the residence.
01/12/09 - 1/13/09 10 p.m. - 7:30
a.m. 3400 block of Valley Drive
Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his
vehicle in the parking area and returned to find the vehicle
gone. No suspect(s) were seen or heard.
01/12/09 11:45 a.m. -
11:50 a.m. 400 block of 6th Street
from yard) A stroller that was left for a
few minutes in front of the garage was taken by unknown
01/09/09 - 01/11/09 Unknown
time 600 block of 29th Street
Burglary) The victim parked and locked his
vehicle on the street in front of his residence. He returned
to find that unknown suspect(s) had broken the window latch
on the back window, entered the vehicle and took several
items including a laptop, briefcase, checkbook, clothing and
01/10/09 - 01/11/09 3 p.m. - 11
a.m. 500 block of 36th Place
Petty Thefts) Unknown suspect(s) took cell
phones and a coin purse from two unlocked vehicles that were
parked behind the residences.
RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
Please follow the link below to learn about recently
published weekly crime information.
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
firstname.lastname@example.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
YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS!
Why do you suggest that we call 310-524-2750 from our cell
phones (if we are in Hermosa Beach) for an actual
emergency? Shouldn't we dial 9-1-1?
understand we dial 310-524-2750 for all non-emergency type
matters but I am unclear on why for an emergency too.
Center) call takers respond to more than 19,000 calls each
month and we estimate that 10% of those calls come from cell
phones play a huge role in reporting emergency situations
including injuries and crime. However, there is also a
down-side to cell phone use.
Wireless 911 (Cellular)
telephone calls to 9-1-1 in the State of California have
traditionally been routed to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
As a result, delays have occurred in processing the calls to
the correct agencies responsible for the emergency
response. In an effort to mitigate these delays, the State
has relegated the responsibility of developing
infrastructure to receive 9-1-1 calls from local cellular
users to local public safety answering points (PSAPs).
these lines, several years ago the Federal Communications
Commission required all cellular telephone handset
manufacturers to integrate an XY global positioning system
(GPS) chip into their cellular telephones to allow dispatch
centers to determine the location of the cellular phone
user. To date, very few dispatch centers have developed
this infrastructure and implemented this program. However,
the Authority was committed to this effort and, beginning in
September 2003, the Authority began receiving wireless 9-1-1
calls. We were able to do this with the implementation of
the Authority's new computer aided dispatch system, which is
also integrated into our mapping system. The two phases of
the Wireless 9-1-1 program include the following: Phase I -
When a cellular telephone user dials 9-1-1, the 9-1-1 call
will be routed to the regional 9-1-1 center that serves the
cellular transmission site; and Phase II - This phase
actually captures the GPS location of the cellular telephone
user and pinpoints it to within several hundred yards on a
map in our communications center, thereby giving the
communications operators a closer location for the reporting
party. Currently, all major cellular phone companies are
compliant with the regulations and are all at Phase II of
Because your phone may still get routed to the CHP,
we encourage all emergency AND non-emergency calls be
directly dialed to (310) 524-2750. This is OUR
HB Dispatch Center known as RCC-911.
you are in another city in the South Bay, these are their
direct dial phone numbers to their PD/FD dispatch.
Segundo Dispatch 310-524-2760
Manhattan Beach Dispatch 310-545-4566
Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211
Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411
you are in a city that you do not know or are on the
freeways, call 9-1-1 and your call will be routed to
the appropriate call center.
USE OF 9-1-1
VOIP 911 (Voice Over Internet) ALERT!!!
Voice, also known as
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a technology
that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband
Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone
line. Even though there are advantages to this technology,
emergency calls to 911 centers using these new Internet
telephone services ring in through a nonemergency line and
often are not answered immediately as reported in an article
specifically, as noted on the web site
News.com, a Florida family alleges inadequacies in
Vonage's 911 Net phone service played a role in the death of
their 3-month-old daughter, one of several such claims that
have drawn increasing attention to a sensitive regulatory
issue. To understand how 911 calls are received at emergency
dispatch centers via standard phone service, please see FAQs
FCC(Federal Communications Commission) has mandated VOIP
providers to provide emergency 911 service to all their
FCC News Release.
Steer clear of peanut butter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities told
consumers on Saturday to avoid eating products that contain
peanut butter until they can determine the scope of an
outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that may have
contributed to six deaths.
All safe after US Airways jet goes down in New York's Hudson
Reporting from Los Angeles and New York -- A US Airways
plane made an emergency landing into the icy waters of the
Hudson River today, and the pilot was being called a hero
for keeping about 155 passengers and crew alive after his
craft was forced down moments after takeoff from New York
photo of Hudson River plane crash shows Web's reporting
The astounding photo below, apparently taken from a river
ferry by traveler and Twitter user Janis Krums, is one of
the earliest photos to emerge of the US Airways crash into
the Hudson River in New York City. Krums apparently snapped
the photo with his iPhone and uploaded it to the Twitter
photo service Twitpic, which was instantly brought to its
knees by exploding online interest in the image.
Hero of the Day: Capt. C. B. "Sully" Sullenberger of USAirways
Passengers on the US Airways flight that crash-landed into
the Hudson River Thursday afternoon praised the actions and
courage of the pilot, a safety consultant with 40 years of
experience in the aviation industry.
Rescued From Burning Colorado Home Moments Before It
A next-door neighbor told fire crews they'd find a man on
the first floor at the back of the burning house. Crews were
able to pull the man out shortly before the roof collapsed
along with the first and second floors.
Uses Twitter, Social Media to Expand Communications with
On Monday, FEMA Administrator David Paulison participated
in a citizens' news conference on the social media Website
Twitter. (Tracy participated in this)
Indeed, a significant part of the future of crisis response
lies in the realm of social media - whether in terms of
identifying and coordinating delivery of critical supplies
in the midst of a hurricane or providing mapped-out
directions for emergency blood drive sites in those critical
hours immediately after a terrorist attack or natural
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A PRIVATE DONATION TO THE PAWS
CAUSE, please contact
THREE MORE DAYS ADDED!
TAKE TIME TO PAWS (PAUSE) AND ENJOY A MEAL FOR A CAUSE
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
January 27th, Wednesday, January 28th and Thursday, January
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.
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
served from 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Dinner is served from 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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
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
for under your bed.
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
May 2008 edition.
Neighbors prepare themselves for major disasters
State program helps train communities for emergencies
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.
training is the perfect compliment to the Map Your
C.E.R.T. Academy No. 40 - February 5, 2009 to March 28, 2009
C.E.R.T. Academy No. 41 - Sept. 10, 2009 to October 31,
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.
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.
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
to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information
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
The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to
deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone
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
The Coordinators of the VIP's: Sgt. Robert Higgins, HBPD Ofc.
Jaime Ramirez, Kelly Kovac-Reedy of HBNW and Ken Hartley
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
email - we'd love to talk to you.
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
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:
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
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
power to identify and address specific concerns and problems
within your community.
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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) 8.5" x 11" Laminated Map Page.
(1) 8.5" x 11" Label Page.
(5) 2.5" x 3.5" (approximate size) Location Signs.
(1) 11" x 17" Instruction Page.
(1) Gas Valve Shut Off Wrench.
(2) Nylon Zip Ties.
(2 feet) of small link chain or elastic cord.
(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.
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
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FOCUS ON SENIORS
FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT
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
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.
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 email@example.com
or call 310-374-1828.