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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

 
 

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

:: HBPD K-9 FUNDRAISER ~ TODAY, TOMORROW AND THURDAY!

:: C.E.R.T. ~ Community Emergency Response Team ~ ONE MORE SPACE LEFT for HB Resident for this Feb. 5th class!

:: FIRE CHIEF DAVID LANTZER RECOMMENDS FIRE SPRINKLERS!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: Life Safety/Occupancy Enforcement

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS! ~ HBNW members ask us questions

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ February 21st class. Block Captain's encouraged to sign up!

:: PLANET PALS

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: VIP's ~ Doing great work on our community!

:: How will YOU communicate after the Internet, phone & cell lines go down?

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: IDENTIFY YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE

:: CONTACT US!

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

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

IT'S HERE! 

THE PAWS CAUSE IS TODAY, TOMORROW AND THURSDAY!

 

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.
 


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

RECOGNITION

 

Volunteer Thank You

 

We would like to THANK Block Captain's Diana & Kent Allen and the 1500 block of  Golden Ave. 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, HBPD Detective Mick Gaglia and EPAC Commissioner Alan Benson.

 

I wanted to thank you, Tracy and the City Officials for their time, effort and commitment to our neighborhood and community. The meeting last night was very successful and I have already received positive feedback. Please forward this message to everyone in attendance. They definitely inspired us to be a more vigilant and careful neighborhood. I applaud their investment in our community. I know it is very difficult to give up a Wed. night....especially over and over again.  Thank you.  ~ Diana & Kent Allen
 

 

We would like to acknowledge and say THANKS to VIPS Ken Hartley and Chris Park.  Per Sgt. Robert Higgins, "They observed a suspicious subject entering a parked vehicle in the parking structure.  They put the information out on the police radio, and responding officers were able to catch the suspect in the process of burglarizing a parked car.  This suspect was caught "with his hand in the cookie jar".  We were later able to locate the vehicle the suspect arrived in.  It contained numerous items that were likely stolen". 
 
"This was a great job by Ken and Chris, and further proves the VIPS value"!

 

We agree completely!  To volunteer to be a VIP, please see Volunteer in Policing section in this E-News!
 

 

Thank you to HBFD Firefighter/Paramedic Aaron Bush for sharing these photos of Santa Ride 2008 on December 17th with HBNW members.  To view.

  

 

THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster preparedness neighborhood program. 

 

To view all Active Blocks in HBNW, click here.

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

 

FEBRUARY 2009

 

Feb 4

Anne Sassano

800-900 block of 15th Street 


Feb 11
Angie Marer
Gould Terrace

Feb 18
Sanja Randall
1100 - 1200 block of 7th Street

Feb 25
Steve Silver
900 - 1000 block of  16th Street


MARCH 2009


Mar 14  St. Patrick's Day Parade (Saturday)  3rd Year HBNW Anniversary

 
Mar 18

Cathy Lieb

Valley Park Ave.


Mar 25  

Maggie Dettelbach

1100-1200 block of 9th Street

 

 

APRIL 2009

 

Apr 29

Barbara York

24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac

 

HB Disaster Preparedness Logo

 

 

Be Prepared

 

First Aid Kit 

Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand can help you manage a health emergency, whether it's a minor burn or a major sprain.

 

HBNW coordinators strongly encourage you to take CPR, learn basic first aid and participate in programs offered in the community such as C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Preparedness Training/Teams).  Immediately after the regional Earthquake, our professional paramedics will not be able to respond to your individual block.  It will be up to you to help youself, your family and your neighbors.   We are not experts in the medical profession and we are not telling you that the below listed medical problems must be treated this way.  We are trying to give you some tools on how to recognize and treat minor or basic first aid wounds until you are able to get professional medical assistance. 

The THREE MOST COMMON INJURIES AFTER the EARTHQUAKE are:

CUTS (as a result of broken glass)

window pane

 

FOR MINOR CUTS

1.     Wash your hands with soap to avoid infection.

2.     Wash the cut thoroughly with mild soap and water.

3.     Use direct pressure to stop the bleeding.

4.     Apply an antibacterial ointment.

5.     If the cut is likely to get dirty or be re-opened by friction, cover it (once the bleeding has stopped) with a bandage that will not stick to the injury.

bandage

FOR MINOR PUNCTURES

1.     Wash your hands.

2.     Use a stream of water for at least five minutes to rinse the puncture wound. Wash with soap.

3.     Look (but DO NOT probe) for objects inside the wound. If found, DO NOT remove -- go to the emergency room. If you cannot see anything inside the wound, but a piece of the object that caused the injury is missing, also seek medical attention.

4.     Apply antibacterial ointment and a clean bandage.

Do Not

  • DO NOT assume that a minor wound is clean because you can't see dirt or debris inside. Wash it.
  • DO NOT breathe on an open wound.
  • DO NOT try to clean a major wound, especially after the bleeding is under control.
  • DO NOT remove a long or deeply embedded object. Seek medical attention.
  • DO NOT probe or pick debris from a wound. Seek medical attention.
  • DO NOT push exposed body parts back in. Cover them with clean material until medical help arrives.



A Sprain (as a result of being tossed around as the ground shakes)


sprain 

 

Call it what you want - twisted, pulled, injured, or sprained - the result is the same: pain. You only need four things to deal with this emergency: an ice pack, an Ace bandage, over-the-counter pain medications, and anti-inflammatory pills. You can treat most sprains with PRINCE, which stands for protection, rest, ice, NSAIDs [nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs], compression, and elevation.

 

Burns (fires due to broken gas lines & electrical sparks)

 

There are three levels of burns:

 

First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness, and swelling.

Second-degree (partial thickness) burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

Third-degree (full thickness) burns extend into deeper tissues. They cause white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.

 

Three degrees of burn

FOR MINOR BURNS

cool water 

1.     If the skin is unbroken, run cool water over the area of the burn or soak it in a cool water bath (not ice water). Keep the area submerged for at least 5 minutes. A clean, cold, wet towel will also help reduce pain.

2.     Calm and reassure the person.

3.     After flushing or soaking, cover the burn with a dry, sterile bandage or clean dressing.

4.     Protect the burn from pressure and friction.

5.     Over-the-counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help relieve pain and swelling. DO NOT give children under 12 aspirin.

6.     Minor burns will usually heal without further treatment. However, if a second-degree burn covers an area more than 2 to 3 inches in diameter, or if it is located on the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, or a major joint, treat the burn as a major burn.

FOR MAJOR BURNS

1.     If someone is on fire, tell the person to STOP, DROP, and ROLL. Wrap the person in thick material to smother the flames (a wool or cotton coat, rug, or blanket). Douse the person with water.

2.     Call 911.  (if this is an option ~ phone lines might be not working)

3.     Make sure that the person is no longer in contact with smoldering materials. However, DO NOT remove burnt clothing that is stuck to the skin. cutting pants

4.     Make sure the person is breathing. If breathing has stopped, or if the person's airway is blocked, open the airway. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and CPR.

5.     Cover the burn area with a dry sterile bandage (if available) or clean cloth. A sheet will do if the burned area is large. DO NOT apply any ointments. Avoid breaking burn blisters.

6.     If fingers or toes have been burned, separate them with dry, sterile, non-adhesive dressings.

7.     Elevate the body part that is burned above the level of the heart. Protect the burnt area from pressure and friction.

8.     Take steps to prevent shock.

shock position

 

Lay the person flat, elevate the feet about 12 inches, and cover him or her with a coat or blanket. However, DO NOT place the person in this shock position if a head, neck, back, or leg injury is suspected or if it makes the person uncomfortable.

Do Not

  • DO NOT apply ointment, butter, ice, medications, cream, oil spray, or any household remedy to a severe burn.
  • DO NOT breathe, blow, or cough on the burn.
  • DO NOT disturb blistered or dead skin.
  • DO NOT remove clothing that is stuck to the skin.
  • DO NOT give the person anything by mouth, if there is a severe burn.
  • DO NOT immerse a severe burn in cold water. This can cause shock.
  • DO NOT place a pillow under the person's head if there is an airway burn. This can close the airway.

 
STOP CRIME
 

Stranger Danger Safety Tips for Walkers
 
Prevention
There is no technique or tip or weapon to guarantee you won't be attacked. If you have been attacked, and you are reading this, you did the right thing - whatever you did allowed you to survive. You won.The bad guys have surprise on their side and even the best martial arts expert can become a target. If it happens to you, don't agonize over coulda-shoulda-woulda. You survived. You won. 

 

High pedestrian traffic areas: Bad guys don't want witnesses. Being in view of a well-traveled vehicular street is good, but having people on the path with you is better.

Open areas: Paths lined with bushes and trees are pleasant for walking, but afford many hiding places for the bad guys and places they can take you to finish their crimes out of view.

Deterrents: Strangers aren't out to attack YOU. It is nothing personal, they are just looking for a target of opportunity. Your goal, therefore, is to look like somebody who will be too much trouble to mess with.

Attitude: Keep your head up and striding purposefully. Look aware of your surroundings and be aware of them. Headphones may give the impression that you are less aware.  Your posture can make all the difference in how you are percieved by a potential attacker. If you are looking down, seem distracted or look afraid you are more likely to become a target. Why? Simple, an attacker makes you as an easy mark when your body language tells him/her that you are fearful. Keep your head up, be aware of what is going on around you and keep your gaze fixed at nose level.

Companions: Walking with a friend or group reduces your chance of attack significantly.  

 
Dog: Walking with a dog, even a little ankle-biter, will greatly reduce the chance of attack.

Alarm: A brightly colored personal body alarm can be a deterrent when visibly worn. Bad guys don't want to attract attention. A whistle is also a good signal device.

 

Walk with the light:

Stay in well lit areas. Do not walk in dark parking lots, dark alleys, dark lanes, dark trails, or dark anything. A well lit path in a well populated area is your safest route to any destination, even if it takes a bit longer. Afterall, is your personal safety worth risking for a few saved minutes?

  

If you are in Hermosa Beach, call 310-524-2750 from your cell phone.  Do not call 9-1-1 on your dial pad.  Program the number 310-524-2750 in to your cell phone.

Yell very loud and try to sound authoritative rather than panicked. Do not yell, "Help!" instead yell, "Call 911!" or "Call the Police!" When people hear cries for help there are several reasons why they do not intervene; they are unsure that there is a real life-threatening situation happening, they fear for their own safety in getting involved and/or they believe that somebody else will respond to the cries. If you yell "Call 911!" it has two important psychological impacts on those who hear it; it sounds like an order and in emergency situations most untrained people need to be told what to do, and it makes it clear that somebody needs immediate help. Some safety advisors will tell you to yell, "Fire!" This is another good strategy but can backfire in settings where it is easy to verify if there really is a fire. What yelling "Fire!" usually will do is cause others to come out of their homes out of curiosity and in doing so they may spook your attacker or come to your rescue when they see what is really happening.

Yell "Call 911!" and then start to describe the situation and the attacker(s). Speak in the third person as if you are a witness who is simply unable to make a phone call yourself (do not use the words "I" or "me"). Tell what is happening (ie: a girl is being pulled into a car, a boy is being hit with a club) and then start to describe the attackers (ie: a girl is being pulled into a red car by a tall heavy set White man with brown hair the license plate is ABC123, a boy is being hit with a baseball bat by an Asian teen wearing a brown jacket and ripped blue jeans). Give as many details as you can register and repeat them as often as possible. If you know your attackers name yell their name (ie: a girl is being pulled into a red car by a man named John Doe). This is an important strategy for many reasons; it makes the reality of the situation more personal for witnesses, it gives witnesses something valuable to tell police later on during the investigation, it helps you remember details of the crime to later relay to police, and for many assailants hearing themselves being described or called by name is enough to spook them and make them runaway.

Repeat the "Call 911!" scenario described above as often as possible and add, "Nobody has called 911 yet!" This will push those people who think that somebody else has already made the call into action. Remember; yell these things as if they are orders and repeat them as often as possible. People witnessing or hearing a crime are going to feel stunned and a little shocked and are more likely to respond to calls they perceive as instructions than those they perceive as pleas for help.


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

 

Report Crime - 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 

310-524-2750

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 parking complaint.
  • 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 in your
    neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal activity.
  • Solicitor just came to your door or are in the neighborhood.
  • Trash diggers.

 
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.

 

If you are in another city in the South Bay, these are their direct dial phone numbers to their PD/FD dispatch. 

El Segundo Dispatch  310-524-2760

Manhattan Beach Dispatch 310-545-4566

Palos Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211

Redondo Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411

Torrance Dispatch 310-320-2611

 

If 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.

 

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 - Sept. 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

 

FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER

 

Automatic Fire Sprinklers

 

 

Automatic fire sprinklers have a more than century-old record of effective fire control.  They are the most effective automatic fire suppression device ever invented.  Go to http://www.nfaonline.dhs.gov/browse/index.shtm#P1366 to learn about the early days and development of sprinklers, and the many innovations that have evolved to make sprinklers the best life-safety and fire protection tool we have today.

 

Hollywood's depiction of fire sprinkler system operation is very inaccurate, just like many things portrayed in movies and television series.  Sprinkler heads are individually activated by fire, not all at once as depicted in movies and on TV.

 

Residential fires are usually controlled with one sprinkler head, and 90 percent of all fires (business and commercial buildings) are controlled with six or fewer heads.

 

Some fear water damage from fire sprinklers.  Most fire sprinklers release between 8 and 25 gallons per minute, which is enough to knock down or extinguish a small fire.  Fire hose nozzles used to fight structure and building fires flow between 100 to 300 gallons per minute.  The water expelled by a fire sprinkler is a small issue compared to a fire-gutted room, house, or entire structure loss to a growing fire not held in check.

 

For more information on the myths and facts of fire sprinklers, please visit the following website:

 

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/all_citizens/home_fire_prev/sprinklers/facts.shtm.

 

 

SPRINKER DEMONSTRATION

 

Watch the sprinkler TV advert

 

See how much safer your family will be when you get sprinklers installed in your home.  

 
HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1

 

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.  

 

 

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).    

SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 

 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 to Sunday Jan. 25, 2009

 

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 is information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.

NRD    No Report Desired

 

Monday Jan. 19, 2009

 

Area 2

Theft  484 PC           1400 block of Hermosa Ave          

There were several subjects seen going through the recyclables in the area. An area check for the subjects was negative.

 

Area 2

Theft  484 PC             Ardmore and Longfellow 

There were three subjects seen going through the trash and recyclables in the area. The subjects were located and advised of the violation.

 

Tuesday Jan. 20, 2009

 

Area 3

Robbery  211 PC          454 PCH (7eleven)       

Two male white adults, possibly locals, threatened clerk and took a 12 pack of beer. They left the area prior to our arrival and were UTL GOA. This occurred during the night at approximately 11:00p.m.

 

Area 2

Theft  484 PC                 500 block of 21st St      

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. An area check for the subject was negative.

           

Area 3

Theft  484 PC                   1100 block of 20th Pl 

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. An area check for the subject was negative.

 

 

Wednesday Jan. 21, 2009

 

Area 1

Robbery  211 PC             1100 block of Monterey        

Three male black adults approached victim and demand her purse. One of them was armed with a blue steel revolver. See press release report and note from the Chief.

 

Thursday Jan. 22, 2009

 

Area 3

Theft  484 PC                   1st and Meyer Ct         

There was a call of a subject going through the trash and recyclables in the area. The subject was located and cited for scavenging.  Had been warned twice before.  Also cited on a warrant out of RBPD.

 

Friday Jan. 23, 2009

 

Area 2

Burglary  459 PC                    2400 block of Park          

Construction tools taken from unsecured house under construction. No one was seen or heard. This occurred during the night.

 

Area 2

Vehicle Burglary  459 PC       2600 block of Valley Dr

There was a purse taken from vehicle within the past hour.  No forced entry noted.  Windows were partially down but victim swears they were up all the way when she last saw her car. This occurred during the day at approximately 11:00a.m.

 

Area 3

Residential Burglary  459 PC         1200 block of 8th St         

Unknown suspect(s) entered open garage and unlocked vehicle and removed items.  This occurred between 8:30p.m. and 3:00a.m.

 

Area 2

Residential Burglary  459 PC      2200 block of Ardmore      

A residence was ransacked. There was jewelry and coins taken. A pillow case was used as a loot bag and the slider door in back had been pried open. This occurred between 8:30a.m. and 10:00p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009

 

Area 2

Vehicle Burglary 459PC       3000 block of Manhattan Ave.

A vehicle was broken into overnight in the area.  The vehicle was left unlocked and the suspect took the art paints.  The victim was NRD.

 

Area 3

Solicitor     1100 block of 9th Street

There was a male subject going door to door.  An area check met with negative results.  He was GOA UTL. 

 

 

LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT
 
Courtesy of the HB Fire Chief, David Lantzer 
 
We have gone through another weekend with no problems noted nor any complaints received regarding overcrowding.

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 Department 

 

 01/21/09                                    2 - 8 p.m.                                             1600 blk N. Valley
Grand Theft - Victim parked her vehicle on the East side of Valley Dr across from the Joslyn Center. She believes she locked the vehicle. She left the vehicle unattended for the next 6 hrs. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered several items missing. These items included cash and jewelry.
 
 
O1/21/09                                   9:10 a.m. - 9:45a.m.                             500blk 35th Pl
Grand Theft - Victim parked her vehicle in her driveway. The passenger door was open. While she was in her garage she heard a vehicle drive by.
A few moments later she drove away from her residence. While driving she noticed her Gucci bag was missing from the front passenger floorboard of her vehicle.
Victim feels the bag was taken when her vehicle was parked in her driveway and the door was left open.
 
01/21-22/09                               9:30 p.m. - 8 a.m.                                3500 blk Pacific Av
Vehicle Burglary - Victim parked and secured her vehicle in her driveway. The following morning she received a phone call from the Hampton Inn. They said they had recovered a canvas bag in their parking lot with the victim's business card inside. She walked outside and discovered that her passenger side window was smashed and her canvas bag was missing.
 

01/16/09 - 01/19/09                   8 p.m. - 10 a.m.                        1300 block of Gates Avenue
(Residential Construction Burglary) The home is under construction and secured except for a door that was left open a few inches because of work that was being done. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took several items including 2 chandeliers, door handles, faucets, and other plumbing items.              
 

01/20/09                                   9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.               3100 block of Pine Avenue
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked the car on the street in front of her residence and returned to discover the right rear tire was missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

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

 

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS!

Question

More on that VERIZON door to door soliciting.  Block Captain Ken Hartley found this ad on Craig's List.   

 

VERIZON FiOS HIRING (SOUTH BAY)

Reply to: see below
Date: 2009-01-12, 8:45AM PST

When you hear the word "commission", you get a little nervous. However, you don't know the outcome until you try it first. THIS JOB SAVED MY LIFE!

We are hiring in the home- sales department.
The job is simple, we are DOOR-2-DOOR agents upgrading current Verizon customers (DSL & phone) to FiOS (Fiber- optic services). You've seen the commercials & billboards I'm sure. We upgrade the phone, internet & TV service to the #1 fiber- optic service available. The upgrade is free for our customers, but we get paid for their upgrade. We have all the leads to the existing customers, it's like they're pretty much expecting us to show up & upgrade them. It's a convenience for the customer, no waiting on the phone for answers, no need to go out & find a store who can help them upgrade, we're there to help with their order.

You can make $1,000 a week or better. Those who do, work about 6 hours a day, doing a minimum 2 upgrades a day. Payday is every Friday!
Classes start this week.
Commission only.
We prefer experienced sales, if not, will train.
(Areas in need of agents: Torrance, Manhattan Bch, Redondo Bch, Hermosa Bch, Long Bch.)

This is big! This is FiOS!

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HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead safer and healthier lives.

 

View the MSNBC.com video on this page.

 

http://redcrossla.org/getprepared/

 

Keeping Young Drivers Safe

 

A resource for parents and educators

 

http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=84849

 

Nine out of 10 Americans are Vulnerable to Home Break-ins

In 2007, the average paid claim for stolen personal property was more than $5,000, according to State Farm, which insures one in every five homes. Findings from the survey indicate that Americans are putting their personal properties at risk because they often leave key entry points unprotected:

      Less than half lock their front door at all times

      Nearly half of have left their windows open

      33 percent have left their back doors unlocked

      Nearly 3 in 10 hide a key outside their house, such as under a doormat

      22 percent have left their inside garage doors unlocked

http://www.statefarm.com/about/media/media_releases/prevent_home_theft.asp

 

PLANET PALS
  
This week's Planet Pals Green Tip is:

 

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving.  2 minutes off can save 4.4 gallons - enough water to stay hydrated for 12 days!!
 

 

 Building Green

 

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

 

 
 

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.

 

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WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

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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

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.

Utility 1


 

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 

 

 

 
 

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LOCAL SUPPORT

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PACIUGO GELATO & CAFFE 
~ 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