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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Wednesday, 6/10/09

 

 

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Voice Alert System

:: HB FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER

:: 26th ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ~ 3rd ANNUAL HERMOSA BEACH NIGHT OUT

:: UPCOMING EVENTS ~ HBNW SPECIAL EVENT, WELLNESS DAY, MOVIE IN THE PARK & TASTE OF THE BEACH 4

:: RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS ~ Thank you BC Linda and Joe Verbrugge!

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - Verizon Telephone & Pulse 2009 Survey!

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ This Thursday!

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: ECO-FRIENDLY PLANET PALS ~ Cold Water

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association - AUGUST CLASS ADDED

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE

:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE

:: CONTACT US AT HBNW

 
HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1

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.
 

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 

   

 

This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday, June 1, 2009 to Sunday, June 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 6-1-09

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

415 Herondo

Vehicle Burglary

Victim parked her vehicle in the underground parking lot.  Returned to vehicle to find window smashed and property taken.

       

 

Tuesday 6-2-09

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

500 block of 20th St

Scavenger

There was a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was contacted and an FI was completed. The subject was also advised regarding the City violation.

       

 

Area 3

 

594 PC

1200 block of 10th St

Vandalism

Victim's vehicle window was smashed overnight.  Nothing taken. No one was seen or heard.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

10851 VC

00-Unit block of 10th Ct

Stolen vehicle

RP's scooter was taken from the back yard of his residence sometime during the day.

       

           

Area 3

 

211 PC

1100 block of  Pacific Coast Highway

Robbery

3 male blacks dressed in all black clothing w/hooded sweatshirts enter store and threaten employees at gunpoint.  Attempt to gain entry to back room, fled in black hatchback poss. VW Jetta. Loss = 1 iPhone.  Store has video surveillance.

 

       

 

Wednesday 6-3-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

600 block of Ardmore

Theft

Blue van taking recyclables last seen s/b Ardmore. GOA / UTL

       

 

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

2800 PCH Roundtable Pizza

Theft

The victim's stereo was taken from unlocked vehicle. No one seen or heard.

       

 

Friday 6-5-09

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

1000 block of 8th St

Theft

Occurred at 6:20p.m. yesterday.  Victim's bicycle stolen from his driveway.  Crime captured on victim's surveillance camera.

       

 

Area 2

 

10851 VC

100 block of 35th St

Stolen Vehicle

Maroon 1988 Toyota sedan stolen from the 100 blk of 35th Street by unknown suspect(s).  Occurred within last 12 hrs.

       

 

Sunday 6-7-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

1000 block of Monterey

Theft

Victims purse was taken from her unlocked vehicle.  Credit cards have been used by suspect(s).

       

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STOP CRIME 

 Voice 1

Voice Driveway  

 See it at Amazon.com 
 

What is New For Home Intruder Detection?
If you are concerned about intruders, unexpected visitors, theft, mail tampering, or even dangerous areas for your children around the house, look no further than the newly patented and wireless Voice Alert Protection System. It notifies you of any intruder with your own voice.

This Voice Alert System is a new system featuring wireless sensors, transmitters and a remote receiver/speaker base unit. Users record their own alert messages and are then notified with their own voice message when activity in a monitored is detected.

The System allows a maximum of six user recorded messages. Each message is specific to one zone. For instance, zone one could be for a driveway alarm -"Car coming up the driveway" while zone two could be for a sensor monitoring the back yard- "Alert! Child by the pool!" Perhaps a third sensor guards a side entrance against intruders. However, when this sensor detects movement, the base unit plays "Intruder on patio" and triggers a floodlight using one of four relays included on the base unit. The most recent system can monitor all three zones simultaneously and still have three additional zones available when needed. Users can alter their messages and place the wireless sensors wherever they wish.

Key applications include:

· Wireless Driveway Alarm
· Residential and Small Business Security
· Child Monitoring and Pool Safety
· Home Automation


Technology moves so quickly that it is worth it to keep up with new items for home security. 
 

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.

 


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FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER

Fire

 

The tragic deaths of over 40 children at a day care fire in Mexico on June 5th should be a reminder to us of fire's deadly potential.  This fire also reveals the importance of fire code enforcement in increasing the chances for survival of occupant's.  The fire occurred in the ABC day care, which was a converted warehouse in Hermosillo, capital city of the northwestern state of Sonora.  The day care center was located in an industrial area and shared a wall with another warehouse.  While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports suggest that several fire code violations may have been major factors in the tragedy.
 
First, firefighters, parents and neighbors who were trying to help rescue the children said there was only one working exit, the front door.  Reports include accounts of individuals punching holes into the outer walls of the buildings in attempts to rescue some of the children.  A large door to the day care center was bolted shut and nobody could find the key.  Another report indicates that no fire alarm or sprinkler system was activated.  According to Reforma newspaper, Hermosillo Fire Department's Chief, Martin Lugo, said the building had fire alarms but they did not go off because they were not installed properly.
 
Despite these reports, the day care passed a safety inspection less than two weeks before the fire broke out.  The day care center is one of 1500 operated under the authority of the Social Security Institute throughout Mexico.
 
This fire points out several important issues that are addressed and enforced in our fire codes:
·         The location of a day care center in an industrial zone.
·         Locked exits.  In the case of a day care, exits can be alarmed so children cannot wander away unnoticed.
·         Fire suppression systems and fire alarms.  These systems are useless without proper inspection and testing.
 
I hope that the lessons learned from this fire tragedy will help to prevent other such tragedies from occurring in Mexico and elsewhere.  It took a very long time for our country to respond to our fire tragedies and to take serious steps in preventing them.
 

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nno B

 

The reason why most people avoid getting to know their neighbors is because everyone is busy, and it isn't always convenient to go knock on someone's door to introduce yourself. However, if you make yourself available, there are always opportunities!

19th Street Co-Block Captains and Councilman Bobko

 

HB Neighborhood Watch, HB Police, HB Fire and HB Public Works participate in the 26th Annual NNO program. 

 

LIVE Tuesday, August 4th from 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

 Motor Ofc. JR Smith and kids 

NNO 2008 involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.  We have won national recognition for the past two years that we have participated in our population category.  We want to make it a 3-peat! 


Future HB Fire

 

It is your party.

 

It is your neighborhood.

 

Nothing elaborate is needed or it can be as big as your imagination.

 

Doing such a simple gesture will go a long way in maintaining a relationship with your neighbors.

 

30th street

 

Only on this one night, all fees are waived and Public Works will close down your street to have a block party.  This is a unique opportunity to encourage your neighbors to come out of their homes and enjoy each others company.  A procession of HB Police & their vehicles, HB Firefighters/Paramedics & their vehicles, HB Public Works and our public officials will be on your street to meet you and your residents!  See the demonstrations from each department and meet Sparky the Fire Dog.

 

30th St. Band

 

As a special competition challenge, HBNW would like to encourage each block and their residents to a BEST CRIME PREVENTION IDEA.  Chief of Police Greg Savelli will judge a winner from each block and then an overall winner.  The overall winner's idea will be implemented by HBPD and HBNW.  Ribbons will be awarded!

 

Block 8 Winner

  
NNO 2007.2
 

Only Block Captains can sign up their block.

 

We hope to see your block on Tuesday, August 4th!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Just added an HBNW Special Event ~ featuring Zach & Tyler Bozeman!  Come hear for yourself!

 

Music 4 Neighbors 2

 

 

HBNW, HBPD & More Prepared will be present at this fair!  Please stop in to say HI.

Wellness Fair

 

 

SAVE THE DATE AND BRING A BEACH CHAIR!

panda movie in the park 2009

 

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RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS

 

We would like to THANK Block Captain Linda Verbrugge for hosting and the residents of the 1400-1500 block of Bonnie Brae for attending the Introduction Block Meeting last Wednesday night.  The HBNW Team included Kelly & Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Fire Chief David Lantzer, HBPD Motorcycle Officer JR Smith and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.  The block received the new NW signs!

 

Bonnie Brae sign

  

Thank you to Block Captain Carli Parker for sharing this article about her cousin with us!

 

The Earthquake Avenger

By Maryn McKenna

 

California native Marla Petal walked slowly past what had been apartment towers, the floors now pancaked and sliding, furniture spilling out through crumbled walls. She lived 60 miles away, in Istanbul, with her Turkish husband (an urban planner) and their daughter, and the couple had driven into the disaster zone to see if there was anything they could do to help the victims.
 

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. 
 
 
 
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
 
   
JUNE 2009
  
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 15
Nancy Fulton Rogers
100 block of 34th Street
 
July 22
Donna Gin
1100-1200 block of 21st Street 
 
 
AUGUST 2009 
 
August 12
Hilary Young
1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
 
August 26
Tom Gombas
1100 block of Palm Drive 
 
SEPTEMBER 2009 
 
Sept 16
Hayley Larkin
00 block of Hermosa Ave 
 
Sept 23
Lisa Burt
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
 

 

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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

   

VERIZON TELEPHONE

Following a disaster, especially earthquakes, there's usually a high volume of telephone calls.  This can cause extreme congestion on the telephone network causing Verizon and/or other long-distance companies to block calls to prevent an overload.  Some calls may be diverted to recordings, so others can be completed.

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CALL:

  • Make sure all extension phone receivers are on the hook.
  • If you don't hear a dial tone right away, stay on the line.  Dial tone could be delayed a minute or more.
  • Don't repeatedly push the switch hook down.  This will further delay your call.
  • If you get a "fast busy" or "all circuits busy" recording, hang up and try again.

 

survey

 

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.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey.
TAKE SURVEY NOW

 

Daily Breeze online poll asks "Do you have an earthquake kit?

~30% said "yes"

~70% said "no"

http://www.dailybreeze.com/index.html?_requestid=19236599 
 

 When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 
 

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Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 

READY THE RESIDENT 

  

THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH

6:30P.M. - 9:00P.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!

 

HBNW Block Captain Jay Perreault 

 

HBNW Resident & HB Chaplain Gila Katz 

HBNW Resident's Brenda Mayorga and Dino Garland

 

HB Resident Tracy Bonano

 

HBNW Block Captain Cathy Lieb

 

HBNW Block Captain Martha Logan

 

HBNW Block Captain Molly Jo Gee

 

HBNW Block Captain Maggie Dettelbach

 

HBNW Block Captain Barbara York

 

HBNW Resident Isabel Rodriguez

 

HBNW Block Captain Mary Goshtigian

Lonna Calhoun

President, Board of Directors
Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness

Michelle Riebeling Asst. to J. Featherstone, LA City Emergency Management Dept. 

 

Chris Cox Raytheon  Information Assurance Security Officer   

 

Lydia Gutierrez 

Public Safety vice chair for Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council

 

Jennifer Radisic

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council 

 
"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

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IN THE NEWS...

 

Chief Bratton and Jim Wiatt

Friends help L.A.'s top lawman keep this city safe

JW: Do you think there will be any other terrorist attacks in the U.S.?
CB: Despite all of our good intentions, there is no longer a question of will there be another terrorist attack? There will be. It's just a matter of when. ...

JW: Has there been a threat of attack that we are not aware of?
CB: We have thwarted some terrorist attempts in Los Angeles just by good, basic police work. ...

...what we uncovered was a plot that had been hatched by an imam in prison to attack U.S. Army recruiting stations and Jewish places of worship here in Los Angeles.

JW: What do you see in terms of the relationship between you, as police chief of the second largest city in the country, and government- local, state and federal?
CB: I've been a strong advocate of the idea that police are an extraordinarily essential component of our democratic fabric. In the Declaration of Independence, the only thing that's guaranteed is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The police are essential to that. If it's not safe, people will not live free of fear. If you don't have safety, then all of the other things that come with it - medical care, good schooling, good housing, jobs-they're not going to happen.

http://www.newsday.com/topic/la-mag-june072009-chief-bratton,0,2221470.story?track=rss-topicgallery

 

Survey tests residents' readiness for disaster

The Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission is trying to find out if Hermosa Beach residents have improved their readiness for a man-made or natural disaster. ...

...

"It helps us get a baseline to see where we stand, to see if we had growth," said Kelly Kovac-Reedy of the EPAC survey subcommittee. ...

..."We'll get a pulse of whether the residents have prepared more than they did last year," Hopkins said. "You want to get your city prepared. We're hoping people are."

http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2009/06/08/hermosa_beach_news/news02.txt

  

3 suspects held in early morning Redondo Beach pier robbery

Two men and a teenage boy are in custody for a predawn armed holdup Friday on the Redondo Beach pier.

The victim was on the pier around 5:20 a.m. when the 16-year-old approached, raised his shirt to reveal a silver-colored handgun in his waistband and said, "This is a stick-up," according to police Sgt. Peter Grimm.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_12527562

 

 
 Senior Services

Community Care Services provides services to improve the quality of life and maintain the independence of older and disabled beach cities residents. These include confidential home visits and assessments, links to health and community services and advocacy, ongoing contact and care plans, fitness and wellness programs, support services including peer counseling, errand volunteers, general support groups and educational programs on age-related issues.

http://www.bchd.org/programs/senior_services.html


 
Tracy has invited you to join the Facebook group "Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch".

To see more details and confirm this group invitation, follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=1096256475&k=R5FTQVQRSYXM5ADCPCXXQP

 

Facebook helps you find and keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues. You can share unlimited photos, plan events and join discussion groups. It's free and everyone can join.

 

To register, go to:

http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=1096256475&k=R5FTQVQRSYXM5ADCPCXXQP&r

 

If you're receiving this invitation and are already a member of Facebook, please make sure this email address is associated with your Facebook account.

 


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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

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 

Area 1
06/05/09 - 06/06/09                   7 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.                    1300 block of 21st Street
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked her unlocked vehicle in the driveway at her residence. Unknown suspect(s) took a purse containing cash, credit cards, and identification that had been left on the front seat. Some of the credit cards had been used by the time the victim discovered the loss.
 
Area 4
06/05/09 - 06/06/09                   9 p.m. - 6 a.m.                          300 block of S. Poinsettia Avenue
(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked the vehicle in front of the residence. The doors probably did not lock due to a malfunctioning electronic keychain. When the victim returned to the vehicle she discovered the interior was ransacked and damaged, and several items were missing including 2 portable DVD players, miscellaneous CDs, the vehicle manual, registration and insurance card. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 5
06/03/09                                    2:50 a.m. - 2:54 a.m.                 1800 block of The Strand
(Attempted Theft from vehicle) A neighbor was outside checking on his own vehicle when he heard another car door being opened and closed. The neighbor observed a male white adult who he believed did not own the vehicle, going through the interior of the vehicle. When he approached the suspect, the suspect walked through a patio area of a residence, got on a bicycle and rode northbound on Ocean Drive out of sight. The suspect is described as approximately 20 years old with short brown hair, approximately 5'8" tall, 140 pounds, wearing a short sleeve t-shirt and blue jeans. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.
 
Area 6
06/09/09                                    3 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.                     300 block of 7th Street
(Bicycle Theft from garage) Two unsecured bicycles were taken from the garage which was left open. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 6
06/05/09 - 06/06/09                   10 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        100 block of 7th Street
(Theft from patio) Unknown suspect(s) took 4 teak patio chairs from the open patio which faces 7th Street.
 
Area 6
06/05/09                                    6 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.                     800 block of N. Valley Drive
(Bicycle Theft from garage) The victim was working on a bicycle in his open garage and entered his residence for just a short time. When he returned he discovered his bicycle was missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 5
05/25/09 - 05/31/09                   Unknown time                300 block of 26th Street
(Mail Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole four items of mail from the victim's front porch.
 
Area 7/10
06/01/09                                    11 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.        200 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim locked his front door upon exiting but left a sliding glass door on the second story open. When he returned he discovered several items had been taken by unknown suspect(s) from his house including a laptop taken from a bedroom and a bicycle and snowboard taken from the garage. There were no signs of forced entry.  

 

Area 4
05/30/09 - 05/31/09       11:30 p.m. - 10 a.m.                  500 block of Pacific Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The residence was believed to be left locked and secured. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence, ransacked several rooms and took numerous items including jewelry, a flat screen television set, china, glassware and a record collection. It is unknown how the suspect(s) entered the residence and there were no signs of forced entry.
 
Area 4
05/29/09 - 05/30/09       11 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.                    300 block of Poinsettia Avenue
(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) took both side view mirrors from a vehicle that was parked and locked in the driveway.
 
Area 7
05/27/09                        11:30 p.m. - 5:15 a.m.               3000 block of Manhattan Avenue
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked her vehicle inside the attached garage, locked it with the keyless remote and left the main garage door open to the street. When she returned she noticed a rear door was unlocked and several items were missing including a gym bag, a Sirius radio receiver and a navigation system that had been in the glove box. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Also, several graffiti sightings were reported over the last few days, along the beach and at a local school. Remember if you see someone writing graffiti call the MBPD immediately at 911 or (310) 545-4566 from a cell phone. To report graffiti or vandalism that has already occurred, please call Public Works at (310) 802-5303 or you can fill out the online service request form on the City's website at www.citymb.info. And when you have time check out all the other features on the City website. You will be amazed at the wealth of information available, including upcoming events, City Council news, frequently asked questions and the resources each department offers.
 

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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

  
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp


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PLANET PALS

 

Weekly Green Tip from Planet Pals.

 

This week's Planet Pals Green Tip is:


 

Keep it cold!!!
 
Washing machines use a ton of energy, but did you know that 90% of that energy goes into heating the water? Forget the warm and hot wash cycles, and instead keep the dial on cold and rub a little eco-friendly detergent on those harder-to-clean stains. Not only are you saving the environment, but using less energy means a lower electric bill at the end of the month!!

 


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JOIN THE AMATEUR (HAM) RADIO TEAM! 

 

We know how we will communicate when phones, cell phones and Internet go down.  Do you?

 

Ken Hartley @ HBARA


T-038 / KI6KUU
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 

 

FCC "Technician" course (entrée level)
2 day class for FREE!
 
Technician License class day 1: Sat. Aug. 15th @ 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Technician License class day 2: Sat. Aug. 22nd @ 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Test: Sat, Aug. 29th @ 10:00a.m.
 
  
The location is Hesse Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rancho Palos Verdes
 
- No pre-registration required -
- No fee for class -
- Taking the FCC Test is $14 -
 
Optional Material (available to purchase at class) RECOMMENDED
- Study book with FCC test questions, $15 -
- Copy of Power Point charts, $10 -
 
Students (thru grade 12) who take this course and get their license will be reimbursed up to $40 by Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association.
 


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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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FOCUS ON SENIORS 

FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT 
 

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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310-318-0360

 

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310-376-2479

 

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310-318-0239

 

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