would like to
THANK Block Captain Barbara York for hosting and the
residents on 24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac for
attending an INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING.
The meeting was facilitated by HBNW Coordinators Kelly &
Tracy with guest speakers HBPD Chief of Police Greg Savelli,
HBFD Chief David Lantzer, HBPD Motorcycle Officer JR Smith
and HBPD Officer Nick Garcia.
Kelly and Tracy,
Thanks so much for the great meeting last night. You really
got our neighborhood fired up. Everyone wasso impressed that
we had two Chiefs and a couple of police officers attending.
And everyone learned something as well. Very interesting
This is quite an undertaking but so well worth it. I really
appreciate the work you both do to keep this going. ~ Block
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY
would like to acknowledge and THANK Block Captain Angie
Marer and EPAC Commissioner Patty Ellis for hosting a MYN
training to their Gould Terrace residents. Thanks for your
preparedness efforts in your neighborhood!
HANGING OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Our Bagel Breakfast at Chez 532 was great. We had lots of
kids that got to meet each other for the first time and
mothers met potential babysitters. We had some neighbors
from Cypress, Loma and Neighborhood Watch Rep Tamra Blair
from the 600 block joined us.
The police sent 3 men in uniform - they stayed for a while
and enjoyed eating and chatting with the neighbors. The kids
are still excited about the policemen. Everyone was pleased
with the event and we plan to make this a regular gathering.
Hope you can join us at our next Bagel Breakfast in June. We
are getting together with Cypress for an evening pot luck in
July - I'll keep you informed.
Love Hermosa - Block Captain Dy
KIDS ON WHEELS NEEDED!
Free Goodie Bag to first 100 kid bikers registered!
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.
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
Linda Verbrugge & Ann Marie Griffin
1400 - 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street
800 - 900 Block of Monterey Blvd.
1000 block of 16th Street
1100-1200 block of 21st Street
Nancy Fulton Rogers
100 block of 34th Street
1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
1100 block of Palm Drive
block of Hermosa Ave
HB Ready "Pulse" Survey 2009
At this time more than ever it is important
for us to assess how prepared we are as a
This survey is a "Pulse" of the
survey distributed last year and will take
only 5 minutes to complete.
Please take a moment to fill out the survey.
TAKE SURVEY NOW
Today, I received a letter in the mail from Magazine Union
Readers Club stating that I had continued my contract for TV
Guide and it would be $149.00 for a 3-year subscription. I
had not spoken to any person about this and I do not
currently receive the TV Guide. So, I googled the companies
name an came across this web site. I copied the invoice and
sent it to TV Guide as instructed.
basically states that you may be contacted by unauthorized
subscription agents to renew your subscription via phone or
According to TV Guide, there are MANY 'representatives' who
are contacting people on behalf of TV Guide; people who are
not affiliated with TV Guide in any way.
TV Guide is urging people not to give out any information
i.e., personal, payment, or credit card info to companies
out the scam.
Thank you to HBNW Resident Lisa Pedersen who passed on this
credit card scam and it is
verified on Snopes.
this case, they call you and have all the information on
your card number.
Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller
then says, 'I need to verify you are in possession of your
card'. He'll ask you to 'turn your card over and look for
some numbers'. There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of
your card number, the next 3 are the security Numbers that
verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the
numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to
prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the
3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers,
he'll say, 'That is correct, I just needed to verify that
the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still
have your card. Do you have any other questions?' After you
say No, the caller then thanks you and states, 'Don't
hesitate to call back if you do, and
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
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
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