It Matter Today?
Staying informed is more important than ever.
know that everyone has been touched by the tough economic
times. Some of us kissed and some of us slapped!
Today, Americans are making financial decisions not knowing
what is going to happen in the next few months let alone
planning for the upcoming years. The delivery of new
information is constant and it is not always what one had
hoped to hear. We are bombarded with television and radio
messages concerning our Federal and State Budget status.
Our City Council members will be forced (just like you are
in your personal and/or professional life) to make hard
decisions that will effect the services of all city
departments which includes Police and Fire/Paramedic.
can't think of a more positive way to stay engaged with your
community then to become aware of local concerns that will
directly impact your family (if not now...soon) and speak up
in a healthy, constructive forum. Please review the agenda
link in our weekly e-news for City Council meetings to see
if you would like to voice your suggestions or concerns
about upcoming budget items. Tough decisions will be
made. Make sure you are heard!
Thank you for your continued support of your community! ~
Kelly and Tracy
57th Annual Hermosa Beach Sand & Strand Run
Dear Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch,
We are inviting you to participate in the most unique event
in the South Bay - the Annual Hermosa Beach Sand & Strand
Run - with the newest segment, a Celebration Walk!
The race is the second oldest in the Los Angeles area and
the only distinctive course design where 45% is on the
famous Strand and 55% is right on the beach Sand.
The event includes: 2.5 and 5 mile runs; Munchkin Race
(ages 10 and under); and a Celebration Walk. With 1,000's
of participants, their families, and cheering on-lookers,
our event regularly draws a fun-loving mass of humanity!
All proceeds from the event benefit the youth and family
programs of PROJECTtouch, a community-based, non-profit
counseling organization serving the special needs of at-risk
youth and their families. The Celebration Walk will be held
this year to commemorate 35 years of service in the South
NOTE: PROJECTtouch is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit
Corporation, ID# 23-7332857. So, donations to Sand &
Strand are Tax Deductible!
We greatly appreciate your consideration in sponsoring our
event. Please contact us with any questions or comments.
Dorothy M. Forba-Hartley
Hermosa Schools in crisis!
90% of school funding comes from a State on the verge of
Project Forward wants to hear from you!
Your opinions are important and will help define the future
of the Hermosa Beach Community
Make yourself a part of education in Hermosa!
Project Forward Town Hall Forum
Saturday March 28th at 10:00 AM
Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach
Project Forward Survey
Take the online survey now!
View and print the survey now!
Project Forward Committee
c/o 1645 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Did you know...?
only 15% of Hermosa households have children, compared
to almost 30% in Manhattan Beach
there has been a steady increase in students in Hermosa
Schools over the past 10 years
North School would require significant life safety and
handicapped disability upgrades to re-open
Hermosa Beach City School District teachers' and school
administrators' salaries are all public record
3 of 5 School Board seats are open in the November
Come join your neighbors in Project Forward's 2nd
Town Forum. These meetings are open to the public and
include Project Forward updates and community discussion
forums. Today we will get an overview on school financing,
curriculum, and how studies have shown that strong education
benefits the community at large.
AGENDA - Saturday, March 28, 2009 - Hermosa City Council
10am - Introduction
10:10 - Curriculum, finance and peer review presentations
10:30 - Questionnaire update
10:35 - Preliminary guiding principles
10:40 - Questions and Answers, Community Brainstorming /
12pm - Adjourn
Come get answers to these types of questions:
Should Hermosa continue to have and maintain its own
What does Education in Hermosa mean to me?
Can we afford education in Hermosa?
How good are our schools?
What level of excellence shall our schools provide?
Is there a question of trust and why?
We THANK YOU for your feedback!
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.
PLEASE let us know if you have extra Block Meeting PACKETS
that we can pick up from you after you have passed them out
to the residents that did not show at your Introduction
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
Combined Block Meeting
Valley Park Ave.
Marcei Brown 500 block of 18th Street
1100-1200 block of 9th Street
600 - 700 block of 11th Street
24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac
Linda Verbrugge & Ann Marie Griffin
1400 - 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street
800 - 900 Block of Monterey Blvd.
1000 block of 16th Street
Here's Something To Think About...
weekend to updating telephone numbers, buying emergency
supplies and reviewing your emergency plan with everyone.
Watching out and helping out is a key principle of crime
prevention. But just how much do people know and trust their
more than three out of four Americans believe they can
personally do something to prevent crimes from occurring.
uniting neighbors with neighbors, in watching out and
helping out, they also enhance the capacity for emergency
preparedness. After all, hometown safety is at the core of
homeland security. A neighborhood, whether it be a suburban
community or downtown area or even a busy port, is more
secure against a natural disaster or a terrorist attack when
its residents or workers are already united in a common
Crime Prevention Council's
mission is to be
the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their
families, and their communities safe from crime.
NCPC was founded in 1982 to manage the National Citizens'
Crime Prevention Campaign and McGruff the Crime Dog and to
administer the Crime Prevention Coalition of America. Now 25
years after McGruff's first TV appearance, more than 75
percent of children recognize McGruff and over 4,000 law
enforcement agencies own a McGruff suit. That's a lot of
people who know how to "Take A Bite Out Of Crime!"
Over the next five years, NCPC will seize opportunities to
address the challenges incumbent on the nation's -- and the
world's -- premier center of excellence for crime
prevention. We will aggregate this work under a powerful
Safer With McGruff.
The new Strategic
Plan (PDF) outlines
NCPC's goals for the future as well as past accomplishments.
It's easy to get involved in crime prevention. Find out how
you can "Take A Bite Out Of Crime" or learn about a specific
crime prevention issue.
Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Tips, information, and publications aimed at preventing
Information and resources to help prevent the serious
problem of bullying
Tips on controlling anger and publications intended to
promote nonviolence and diplomacy
Don't become a victim of fraud or identity theft! Use these
tips and publications to learn more.
Trick or Treat Safety Tips
Information and resources regarding hate crimes and bias
and Neighborhood Safety
Crime prevention and personal safety tips to help keep you
and your community safe from crime
Tools and Resources To Help You Start or Maintain a
Neighborhood Watch Program
Here you will find information on how to stay safe, and keep
yourself from becoming a victim of crime.
Find out what you can do for Homeland Security, and learn
how to prepare for natural disasters.
Tips and resources for students, parents, and teachers to
help keep America's schools safe
Stay informed on how technology affects crime trends, and
keep yourself safe from high-tech crimes.
Tips and resources to help prevent violent crime, plus
information and publications for victims of violence
Find something you enjoy while making a tremendous
difference in the lives of others.
Take crime prevention to work.
Please select the section which best describes you.
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
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
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
Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211
Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411
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.