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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Wednesday, April 8, 2009

 
 

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

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ APRIL 11th CLASS

:: WALK WITH US ~ TEAM HBNW! PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: HB FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER

:: Life Safety/Occupancy Enforcement

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: ECO-FRIENDLY PLANET PALS

:: C.E.R.T. ~ Community Emergency Response Team

:: HB Amateur Radio Association

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW! See Councilman Michael DiVirgilio's MEETINGS IN A MINUTE

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE

:: CONTACT US!

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

BREAKING
NEWS!

 

Robbery suspect arrested after early morning street robbery in Hermosa Beach.
 
Clement Theodore Smith a 51 year old from Hawthorne was arrested by officers at 1:15a.m. this morning at Aviation and Artesia Blvd. Smith is on parole for robbery and other serious crimes and had an ankle bracelet on to monitor his location.
 
Just after 1 am, the Victim, a 74 year old Hermosa resident arrived home in the 2000 block of Hermosa Avenue and he noticed a newer model 4 door Japanese model vehicle stop nearby. He saw the driver get out and appear to walk down the sidewalk. The driver instead ran up to him and knocked him to the ground. The suspect threatened the victim and took his wallet before driving away.

 

The victim called the police and a description was broadcast. Officer Eckles from Manhattan Beach Police was at Prospect and Artesia when the call came out and saw the suspect driving east on Artesia. Officers made a stop of the vehicle at Aviation and Artesia. Currency taken from the victim was recovered in the vehicle.
 
A great job by Officer Eckles.
Tom Thompson, Lieutenant   Hermosa Beach Police Department
    

 

RECOGNITION

 

Volunteer Thank You

 

We would like to THANK Block Captain Tamra Blair and the 1100-600 - 700 block of 11th Street for hosting an Introduction Block Meeting.  The meeting was attended by the HBNW Team; Coordinators Kelly and Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Motorcycle Officer JR Smith, HB Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Grebbian and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.  New Neighborhood Watch signs were installed on the street recognizing this block as an ACTIVE block in HBNW.

 

 Street Sign 11 

 


Hermosa Beach's First Annual
Cycle Saturday!
 
May 16, 2009
9AM - 1PM
Valley Park Amphitheater
Kids 8-16 yrs
 
Please join us on May 16 for a 3-hour workshop on bicycle safety, rules of the road, and equipment maintenance.  The workshop will start with safety and protocol education presented by the Hermosa Beach Police Department in the amphitheater at the south end of Valley Park, followed by an equipment maintenance demonstration on the lawn adjacent to the picnic tables.  Families are welcome to bring their own refreshments. and spend the morning at the park.
 
Attendees should bring a bike and wear comfortable clothes, and a parent should accompany younger children.  If you would like assistance with more involved maintenance (replacing pedals, mounting headlights, etc), please bring those accessories and related tools; representatives from Hermosa's bike shops will be present to advise on services and replacement parts.
 
Residents are still welcome to attend without bikes or kids!  The safety instruction will include new information on Hermosa's Bike Master Plan currently in development, as well as protocol and the laws for pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists.   
 
WORKSHOP AGENDA

9:00 AM Arrival
9:30-10:30 Safety & Etiquette
10:30-11:00 Cycling in Hermosa
11:00-11:10 Stretch Break & Demo Prep
11:10-12:30 Equipment Demo & Safety Inspections
12:30-1:00 Closing & Q&A

 
  
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
If you are interested in assisting with preparations for the workshop, please contact Kim MacMullan at kmacmullan@gmail.com.   We need your help with marketing, distributing details on the event, and planning the program.  If you are an experienced cyclist, please volunteer to coach attendees one-on-one during the equipment maintenance session.    
 
  
REGISTRATION
This workshop is free for residents but registration is recommended in order to have enough supplies.  Please RSVP for this event to kmacmullan@gmail.com and include your name, email (or phone number), first name and age of children attending.  If you need more information, Kim can be reached through the Public Works Department (310.318.0214).  More details to come!
 

 

GOOD NEWS! 

Hey Kelly,
This was in the Daily Breeze today. You may want to post this on HBNW website as an update to the armed robbery at Van's shoe store last September. I testified against this suspect in Pomona court.
 
Mick

Detective Mick Gaglia
Hermosa Beach Police Department

 

Man gets life for Hermosa Beach , L.A. crime spree
 

POMONA - A 27-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 400 years in prison for a September crime spree that included carjacking, burglarizing and shooting a psychologist during a robbery.
Anthony Hislar must serve at least 85 percent of a 93-year prison sentence before beginning a separate term of 429 years to life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

 
Hislar was convicted of 33 felony counts last month in Superior Court, including robbery, burglary, carjacking and evading police. His crime spree was carried out in Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles and parts of the San Gabriel Valley before he was arrested leaving Disneyland on Sept. 24. 
 

Among his crimes was carjacking a vehicle with two children inside, burglarizing a home and fleeing a sheriff's deputy who broke both her legs in the pursuit.

 

Prosecutors said four of the victims gave emotional impact statements at sentencing.

 

Hislar had three prior convictions, including two 2006 residential burglaries and a 2002 federal bank robbery. The 429-year sentence was achieved under a California "three strikes" law, which provides for a term of 25 years to life for each felony conviction.

 

 

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.

 

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 Meeting.  Thanks!

 Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings

 

APRIL 2009

 

Apr 29

Barbara York

24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac

 

 

JUNE 2009

 

June 3

Linda Verbrugge & Ann Marie Griffin

1400 - 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street

 

June 10

Manny Serrano

800 - 900 Block of Monterey Blvd.

 

June 24

Steve Silver
900 - 1000 block of 16th Street

   

 

JULY 2009 

 

July 8

Jay Perreault

Hill Street 

 

July 22

Donna Gin

1100-1200 block of 21st Street 

 

July 29

Nancy Fulton Rogers

100 block of 34th Street

 

AUGUST 2009 

 

August 12

Hilary Young

1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue

 

 

August 26

Tom Gombas

1100 block of Palm Drive 

                                                                                                    

 

HB Disaster Preparedness Logo

 

 

Know what to do in case household members are separated in a disaster. Disaster situations are stressful and can create confusion. Keep it simple.

 

Pick two places to meet:

  • Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire.
  • Outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home or are asked to leave your neighborhood.

 

Pick two out-of-town contacts:

  • A friend or relative who will be your household's primary contact.
  • A friend or relative who will be your household's alternative contact.

 

Both adults and children should know the primary and alternative contacts' names, addresses, and home and cell telephone numbers, or carry the information with them. In addition, include these contact numbers on your pet's identification tags, or use a national pet locator service that someone could call to report finding your pet.

 

Separation is particularly likely during the day when adults are at work and children are at school. If household members are separated from one another in a disaster, they should call the primary contact. If the primary contact cannot be reached, they should call the alternative contact.

 

Remember, after a disaster, it is often easier to complete a long-distance connection than a local call. Make sure that adults and children know how to tell the contact where they are, how to reach them, and what happened or to leave this essential information in a brief voice mail.
 

 
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HOT SHEET

Courtesy of MBNW mutual-aid, shared information with HBNW

 

A good witness is someone who remembers the details, such as the height, weight, hair color and style, and clothing of a suspect. If a vehicle was involved, a good witness would remember a license plate, color, make, model, and any other identifying marks. The longer you wait to write information down the more you forget.
 

 

Date: ______________Time:_________
Location:______________________________
Vehicle Description
        License:____________ State:_________ Make:_________Model:_________
Color:________________________
Oddities/Identifiers:____________
What Street/Direction of travel:____________ 

_______________________________________ 

Suspect Information
Race:__________    Sex:____________
Height:_________   Build:__________
Hair Color :______  Length:________

 

Clothing:(hat, shirt, jacket, pants, shoes)

 

_______________________________________
 

 

What are they doing?____________________

 

_______________________________________

 

_______________________________________
 
EMERGENCY 911 from your home phone OR (310) 524-2750 from your cell phone.

 

 

Detective Game

Ask A Cop Bulldog 

So you think you would be a good witness?

The police have asked your help in identifying someone you saw clearly before they ran away from the scene of a crime.

 

Can you do it?

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 

READY THE RESIDENT 

  

SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH

1:00P.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! 

 

Thank you for pre-registering!

 

 
Co-Block Captain Shauna Valenzuela
Block Captain Paula Barksdale  
Block Captain Diana Allen
Block Captain Nancy Fulton Rogers

Block Captain Jan Miller 


Rolling Hills City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch
Rolling Hills Block Captain Marcia Gold
 
RESIDENTS: 
Patty Davies 
Jilleen Taylor 
Barbara Willis
Guy Grimm 
Al Chacon
Joe Pinato 
Ron Makorn
Grant Moriyama 
Barbara Watkins 
Kay Blanchard
Shoji Dambara
 

"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 

 

 

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

 

 

TEAM HERMOSA BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

 

Team HBNW will have t-shirts for our walkers.  E-mail us once you have signed up with  your shirt size!

 

LOGO for Walkathon 2009

 

 

As of today, TEAM HBNW is:

Kelly Kovac-Reedy

Janine Bozeman

Margo Hershey

Jennifer Beekman

 

TEAM HBNW DONATION total:

$150.00 

 

Please Join us
Saturday, April 25th
as we take a few steps to help prevent & treat child abuse!

 

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN:   Saturday, April 25, 2009
7:30-8:00 am - Check-in
8:00-9:00 am - Walk
9:00-9:30 am - Entertainment & Awards

WHERE:  Starts @ Manhattan Beach Pier  (Walk from Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach Pier & back: approx 3.4 miles)

WHO:  Everyone! Walk as an individual or as part of the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch team.  
                 Bring anyone who wants to support a worthy cause!

REGISTRATION FEE*: $25/pre-registration or $30/at the event
*Fee includes a commemorative event t-shirt. You must be present at the Walk to receive a shirt.


 

Start by registering here... 

  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE 

 

When you REGISTER to walk, please say YES - COMMUNITY TEAM for Question No. 2. 

 

Example:

 

2. Are you walking as part of a team? 

 

No

Yes - School Team

Yes - Community Team

 
If you are unable to walk with us and would like to DONATE to the TEAM...

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

 

Click on the Community Teams section and scroll to Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch.

 

Closer to the event, we will give more details as to the meeting location.  Proudly, we will bring the new HBNW banner for a Community Photo! 

 

 
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, March 30, 2009 to Tuesday, April 7, 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

ADAST  Advised and/or assisted 

 

Monday, March 30, 2009

  

Area 3

 

484 PC

400 block of Gentry

Theft from Vehicle

Victim locked his vehicle, but left the passenger window half way down. Suspect reached in and took papers from the glove compartment.

       

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

 

Area 1

 

476 PC

Pier Plaza

Counterfeit Bill

A 20 year resident of Redondo Beach was arrested for passing a counterfeit twenty dollar bill to pay for food.

       

 

Area 3

 

594 PC

400 block of PCH

Graffiti Etched in Glass

Two stores had the front plate glass window etched at 01:30 am. The crime was caught on video tape and an investigation is being conducted.

       

 

 Wednesday, April 1, 2009

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

400 Block 30th St

Theft from Residence

A baby bag was taken from just inside the open front door. Inside the bag was cash, palm pilot, and a Fossil coin purse.

       

 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Area 1

 

211 PC

Pier Plaza

Bicycle Theft/Suspect Arrested

The Victim saw the suspect taking his bicycle and confronted him. A struggle ensued over the bicycle and the suspect was arrested by responding officers. The suspect is a 18 year old Hermosa resident.

       

 

Area 3

 

211 PC

7-11 store - 5th and PCH

Robbery

A black male 40-50 years old entered the 7-11 wearing a ski mask and told the clerk to open the register. The clerk opened the register and the suspect removed cash from the drawer. The suspect was last seen running east on 5th Street.

       

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

400 block of Herondo

Bicycle Theft

Suspect entered the carport area and cut the lock securing a bicycle.

       

 

Monday April 6, 2009

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

100 block of PCH

Attempt Commercial Burglary

The manager of CVS was inside the store when he heard someone trying to pry open the rear door. The manager called the police and two suspects from Long Beach were caught with crow bar in hand. Both were booked for attempted burglary.

       

 

Tuesday April 7, 2009

 

Area 1

 

476 PC

1000 block of Hermosa Ave

Counterfeit Bill

A male Hispanic was arrested for trying to pass a counterfeit $100 to make a purchase at a store. The suspect had a second counterfeit bill in his pocket.

       

 

 

FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER

   

 

Hermosa Beach Fire Department personnel will be attending a meeting of the Curriculum Council on April 23rd at Hermosa Valley School to present the department's plans for providing fire and life safety training to the school's students.  There are several different programs we are looking at.  They are:

         Fire prevention presentations during Fire Prevention Week.

         Disaster preparedness.

         Train-the-trainer in fire prevention presentations.

 

In addition, the department is looking into providing fire extinguisher and CPR training for the school's teachers.  CPR training may be available through Beach Cities Health District.

 

NOTE:  Arson Awareness Week is May 3 to 7.  Children's fire play causes nearly 80,000 fires per year, resulting in approximately 760 deaths and more than 3,500 injuries.

 

 

LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT
 
Courtesy of the HB Fire Chief, David Lantzer 

  
One complaint of overcrowding was received over the weekend by the fire department.  Inspection of the referenced establishment and of others revealed no violation of occupant load requirements.



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 

 

Area 5
04/03/09                                    8:45 p.m. - 11 p.m.                    1400 block of The Strand
(Residential Burglary/Stolen Vehicle) The residence was locked and secured upon leaving. When the victims returned home they discovered a remote garage door opener was missing from the kitchen counter along with keys to a vehicle that had been parked inside the garage. Unknown suspect(s) took a cell phone and two iPods from a guest bedroom and stole the vehicle which contained a cell phone and archery bow. No suspects were seen or heard and there were no signs of forced entry to the residence.
 
Area 9
04/03/09 - 04/04/09                   7 p.m. - 8 a.m.                          600 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his locked vehicle on the street near his residence. Unknown suspect(s) smashed out the rear gate window and took several items including wine, a laptop computer and bags with exercise gear inside. The items had been covered by a blanket.
 
Area 9
04/04/09 - 04/05/09                   1 p.m. - 8 a.m.                          700 block of 31st Street
(Petty Theft of Mail) The victim went to retrieve his mail and discovered the lockable mailbox door was open and the mail was gone. Upon further inspection he saw the locking mechanism/keyhole had been removed. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 9
04/04/09                                    9:24 p.m.                                  Flournoy and 33rd Street
(Robbery) The victim was walking to a friend's house carrying two duffle bags. He was approached by a male suspect riding a bicycle who appeared to be very intoxicated. The suspect got off his bicycle, spoke to the victim and placed the victim in a headlock, but the victim broke free. The suspect took one of the victim's duffle bags and rode off on his bicycle northbound on Flournoy. The victim called police and the suspect was located in the area and taken into custody.

 

Area 3
03/31/09- 04/01/09         8 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.                     2700 block of Ardmore Avenue
(Vehicle Vandalism/Theft) The victim's locked car was parked in front of the house. Unknown suspect(s) punched or drilled a hole in the gas tank and drained the gas. It is unknown if this was a theft of gasoline or an act of vandalism.
 
Area 9
04/01/09 - 04/02/09       11:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.               3600 block of Poinsettia Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle in front of her residence. Sometime early in the morning the victim heard a loud pop coming from in front of the residence but did not see anything. Later it was discovered that unknown suspect(s) stole the third row of seats from the vehicle. The seal around the driver's side door handle had been pulled away from the handle with an unknown tool. 

 

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 
  

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS


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

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

Home Fire Escape Plan

Each family member must know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Unless a small fire can be easily controlled, it is recommended that fighting the fire be left to professional firefighters and that family members escape safely from the home.

A home escape plan must be created and practiced so that each person knows exactly what to do. It also is important to practice Exit Drills In The Home (EDITH).

Most residential fires occur between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Deaths from residential fires occur in greater numbers between midnight and 4 a.m. when most people are asleep. An average of 800 fires strike residential buildings each day in the United States. More than 6,500 persons die each year from fire - more than half of them children and senior citizens. The majority of these deaths are in home fires.

Regardless of the cause of the fire, a home may be filled with smoke. This is a very dangerous situation. Family members may be unable to see very well. The smoke and toxic gases may cause dizziness and disorientation. In the confusion, one can easily become lost or trapped in the home. Family members must understand that their safety depends upon quickly leaving the home. It has been proven that exit drills reduce chances of panic and injury in fires and that trained and informed people have a much better chance to survive fires in their home.

http://www.phoenix.gov/FIRE/escfire.html

 

Crime Prevention Tips For Seniors

Crime and the fear of crime create special problems for the elderly. Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, commonsense suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, to make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood.

Tips For When You Are:

At Home
Banking
In Your Car
Shopping
Walking

http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/seniorsafety.asp

 

 

In these difficult financial times here is a great idea. 

In Your Own Backyard

When Susan Webb-Grimmett drives up to the Portland, Ore., home she shares with her husband Henry, she's greeted by a growing crop of pea shoots, 6-foot-tall tomato vines and strawberry plants that blush with berries. It's a welcome sight for those whose work schedules leave little time for pursuits like growing their own food.

"We've tried to put in gardens, but we sometimes work 80 hours a week. The gardens we did before were very expensive failures," says Susan. The difference this time is that Henry hired Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter, owners of Your Backyard Farmer (yourbackyardfarmer.com), to plant and tend a miniature farm in their yard.

http://www.relishmag.com/article/32689.html

 

 

 

PLANET PALS

 

We will feature the Weekly Green Tip from Planet Pals.

 

This week's Planet Pals Green Tip is:

 

As beach season approaches, Planet Pals would like you take more of a look at what's in that sunscreen.   SPF is important, but reading the ingredients of the sunscreen is just as important to your health and the health of our oceans.  Choose sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide versus sunscreens containing oxybenzone and parabens.   For more information on choosing sunscreens, go to

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/sun-screen.html

 

To see how your sunscreen rates (or any other beauty product), check our http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com .
 

 

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

 

Hermosa Beach residents are invited to take this class offered by RB Fire Department.   This training is the perfect compliment to the Map Your Neighborhood program!

 

 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

 

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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.     (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.

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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 receive a kit, please contact tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.

 

 

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