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have improved the format to be more "user friendly".
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Every Monday, Kelly views the HBPD
Daily Activity Logs for the prior week. With the assistance
of Motorcycle Ofc. JR Smith, Dect. Mick Gaglia 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.
those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for
all crimes in HB, please click the link below.
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR
PERMIT looks like for your reference.
AREA CRIME LOG
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 to Sunday, May 24, 2009
BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH
& Herondo St.)
GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH
RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to
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
block of Myrtle
Subject going through the
trash/recyclables in the area. The area was checked and met with negative
results, the subject was GOA / UTL.
block of Prospect
There was a call regarding
subjects going door to door soliciting in the area. They were asking
residence if they wanted their address painted on the curb. They were
located and contacted. The permit checked out valid and they were
The curb painters hold a valid permit
in the city. They are Canning
Hunger, Inc. If you would
like to donate to their cause, you can learn more about them by
visiting their website. If you have any concerns about their
solicitors, please call Canning Hunger at 562-690-3035 and/or the HB non-emergency
dispatch number at 310-524-2750 to report suspicious behavior to the
We do encourage curb painting as it proves to be very beneficial for
the police and fire departments.
block of 1st St
There was a person seen going
through the recyclables in the area. The subject was located and advised
of the violation.
block of 20th St
There was a person seen going
through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject
was GOA / UTL.
block of Manhattan
There was a bicycle stolen
from a residence. The bike was locked on the patio.
When you move into a new building request
that the lock/cylinder be changed.
Use only a first initial and last name on your mailbox and /or buzzer.
Introduce yourself to your neighbors.
Participate in the apartment club or watch force or organize one with HBNW.
Never let a stranger follow you through your building's security door.
If your apartment doorbell rings, never buzz someone in until you have
If a stranger tells you they are going to visit one of your neighbors, tell
them they have to wait until that neighbor lets them in.
Never prop open security doors.
If someone you don't know is standing in the lobby fumbling for keys, don't
assume they live there. They may be trying to trick you into letting them
Be cautious in and around elevators. If you are suspicious of another
passenger, wait for the next elevator. 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.
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
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
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 SouthBay, 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.
This morning I attended a workshop on
emergency response to public health emergencies, such as our recent new flu
A H1N1 (Swine Flu). This workshop was organized back in January, but its
timing was impeccable, and not just because of the recent H1N1
outbreak. The workshop included a table top exercise that started
with a major earthquake. As the exercise progressed a meningitis
outbreak occurred at multiple shelters.
Thus, this table top exercise developed back in January incorporated two
events similar to what we have encountered in the past month: the 4.7
earthquake on May 17th and the new flu A H1N1 outbreak since April.
Both of our real-life events were much less severe than the table top
exercise scenario, but they elicited similar responses as to larger events.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding of the LA County Department of Public Health said it
best this morning when he stated (and I am paraphrasing) that events such
as the recent H1N1 outbreak are the best exercises. All levels of
government responded aggressively to the outbreak, unsure of how serious it
was. Fortunately, this outbreak was not too serious; though public
health officials are guarded about how new flu A H1N1 may evolve by the
is located in what is called Area G of the Disaster Management Areas.
There were several other Area G cities represented at the workshop,
including Redondo Beach,
and Rolling Hills. Area G's Disaster Management Area Coordinator,
Mike Martinet, was also present.
The County is planning on conducting workshops such as the one today on a
quarterly basis, helping to keep your decision makers informed, up-to-date,
and skilled to face a major emergency.
I relay this information to you in hopes that you can see that your local,
state, and federal governments are hard at work in preparing for the worse,
though were always hoping for the best.
thank KEN HARTLEY, STEVE SILVER, JILL & GIL IRWIN, KATHLEEN
GERBER, LIZ CONNELY & ADRIENNE SLAUGHTER for volunteering at the
Surfboard Raffle Booth with Planet Pals on Sunday! The raffle raised a total of
$645.00. The money will be split between the EmergencyOperationsCenter (EOC) and Planet Pals.
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
Linda Verbrugge & Ann Marie Griffin
1400 - 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street
800 - 900 Block of Monterey Blvd.
900 - 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
COMMUNICATION FOR THE EMERGENCYOPERATIONCENTER (EOC)
The HB Amateur Radio Association (HBARA) with assistance from
the HB Fire Department went on the roof of the EOC this past Saturday to
identify & inspect five existing antennas. With help from
members of the South Bay Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), HBARA was able to
confirm that four of the five antennas are fully operable. The one
non-working antenna will be replaced with a new 2 tri-band antenna in the
next couple of months. By utilizing an antenna analyzer, each antenna was
tested, identified and tagged with it's corresponding connector
inside the EOC. Photos courtesy of Mordy Benjamin and Ken Hartley.
HB Ready "Pulse" Survey 2009 At this time, more than ever, it is important for us to assess how prepared we are as a community.
This survey is a "Pulse" of the survey distributed last year and will take only 5 minutes to complete.
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!
Block Captain Jay Perreault
Resident & HB Chaplain Gila Katz
Brenda Mayorga and Dino Garland
HB Resident Tracy
HBNW Block Captain
HBNW Block Captain
HBNW Block Captain
Molly Jo Gee
Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness
Michelle Riebeling Asst. to J.
Featherstone, LA City Emergency Management Dept.
"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.
My most persuasive message is my own
preparedness story. I explain the details of the threat and response. I use
my experience to answer the questions, and people walk out the door feeling
enabled, empowered and motivated.
Remember, the passion that persuades stems from walking the preparedness
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Six months ago, Jim Wiseman
didn't even have a spare nutrition bar in his kitchen cabinet.
Now, the 54-year-old businessman and father
of five has a backup generator, a water filter, a grain mill and a
4-foot-tall pile of emergency food tucked in his home in the expensive San
Diego suburb of La Jolla. ...
...In the past few months, Springer has
stockpiled enough freeze-dried food for three months and bought 72-hour
emergency supply kits for himself, his wife and two young children. The 39-year-old
is also teaching himself to can food.
Mayor Says MoreSchool Closings Won't
Stop Swine Flu's Spread
After weeks in which many parents,
teachers, union leaders and elected officials have demanded more closings, the
mayor declared bluntly that shutting schools "has absolutely nothing
to do with the spread of the disease."
He said the closings had not prevented
children from gathering elsewhere. Noting that the flu
is spread by contact between people, he added, "That is exactly what's
going to happen if the kids don't go to school and instead go to the
shopping mall or go to the park."
Yet he refrained from urging children
citywide to attend classes, saying the decision was ultimately up to
Thomas R. Frieden, and the schools chancellor, Joel I. Klein, said on Friday that deciding to close a school
"balances a definite harm - lost education, parental wages, school nutrition programs and possible unsupervised children - with a possible
and business-continuity planning also contributed to the newspaper's
ability to keep publishing.
When Hurricane Ike entered the Gulf of Mexico,
the news team, according to plan, began preparation in earnest. "We
filled 55-gallon drums with water so we could flush toilets," Baker
said. "We got plywood and screws. We brought in drinking water, food
and a grill so we could cook our food."
New York Terrorist Plot Arrests Bring Special
The arrests last Wednesday of four men --
charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the United States
and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles -- involved the
cooperative efforts of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern
District of New York, FBI, NYPD, NYSP, Newburgh, N.Y., Police Department,
town of New Windsor Police Department, United States Air Force Office of
Special Investigations, and the New York State Office of Homeland Security.
Seventy investigators from those organizations were honored Friday in a
ceremony at New YorkCity Hall. "We
know we live in very dangerous times," said Mayor Bloomberg," but
thankfully we have an excellent system of defenses to protect us. And in
the first line of these defenses are our superb law enforcement officers,
including those we honor today."
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
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.
receive a call from CODE RED, the number will be displayed on your caller
ID as (999)911-9999.
Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took two bicycles that were partially hidden
behind bushes from the victim's front yard. A neighbor reported hearing
"kid's voices" during the night, but did not call the police.
300 block of 17th
Residential Burglary) The victim was sitting in the living room when she
heard the front door know rattle. She turned on a porch light and looked
out to see a male Hispanic adult trying to open her front door by twisting
the knob aggressively. The suspect looked at the victim and said something.
The victim said she was going to call the police and last saw the suspect
running westbound on 17th
Street, out of sight. The suspect is described
as approximately 25 years of age, 5'9", 160 pounds, clean shaven, wearing
a white long sleeve waffle shirt and blue jeans.
Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street near his
residence. When he returned he saw the passenger side door was hinged, but
not completely secure. Papers had been removed from the glove compartment
and three pairs of sunglasses were stolen. No suspects were seen or heard.
05/17/09 - 05/18/09
7 p.m. - 10
block of Vista Drive
Burglary/Stolen Vehicle) The victim believes that the vehicle/house keys
may have accidentally been left in the lock on the outside of the front
door. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through the door and took a
garage door opener, and other assorted keys from an entryway table and
stole the victim's vehicle which was parked in the garage.
Burglary) The victim entered his house through the unlocked front door and
heard the shower going. Since nobody was supposed to be home he called out,
walked upstairs and saw a male black suspect exit the bathroom. The suspect
stated that he was given permission to clean the house, which turned out
not to be true, and was wearing the homeowner's clothing. The victim told
the suspect to leave the house and chased him out. A neighbor saw the same
suspect looking in her garage and called the police. The suspect was
arrested as he walked northbound on Laurel.
05/15/09 - 05/16/09
9 p.m. - 8:40 a.m. 700
block of 35th
Theft) The victim parked the vehicle on the street and may have left it
unlocked. The victim returned to find the rear door wide open and a
backpack containing a computer was gone along with a pouch of coins. No
suspects were seen or heard.
05/13/09 - 05/14/09
10 p.m. - 11 a.m. 2200
block of Valley Drive
Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's locked vehicle from the
driveway of the residence.
11:42 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. 100 block of Gull Street
The victim was getting something out of her vehicle when she observed a
large group of subjects on the beach. She flagged down an officer and
informed him of the group. Then she observed two male subjects walking down
her walk to her back yard. Officers arrested the two suspects who were
found in the back yard.
Start a fish night! Did you know that if you alone
gave it up red meat once every 7 days, you would save the 840 gallons of
fresh water it takes to produce a single serving? The international
meat industry generates 18% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions--even
more than transportation. Methane (from the cow's gas!) has a warming
effect 23 times greater than CO2, while nitrous oxide is 296 times as
great. In addition, the American Heart Association recommends that
you eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week. Eating fish
helps us take care of our health and our planet!
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
1.(1) 8.5" x 11" Laminated Map
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
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.
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 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.