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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Tuesday, 6/23/09

 

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ PILOT PROGRAM IN SANTA ANA FOR LOCKS ON TRASH

:: HB FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER ~ Fireworks

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

:: UPCOMING EVENTS ~ FAMILY BBQ, WELLNESS FAIR & MUSIC 4 NEIGHBORS

:: RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - LAST CALL for Pulse 2009 Survey!

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: 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 

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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.
 
 

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 15, 2009 to Sunday, June 21, 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 6-15-09

 

Area 2

 

10851 VC

1900 block of Hermosa Ave

Stolen Vehicle

95 red Honda Accord taken from location.  This occurred during the night some time; no one was seen or heard.

       

 

Area 3

 

211 PC

454 PCH (711 Liquor Store)

Robbery

 

Suspect #1: MBA 25-30 yrs, black leather jacket with vertical stripes, short curly hair.

Suspect #2: FBA, shoulder length hair, wearing a white blouse.

Suspect vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord, Dark grey or blue, license # 5CNP591.  Strong-arm, suspect physically took a pack of cigarettes from clerk.  Suspect fled in vehicle, E/B on 5th St

       

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

Ardmore and 8th St

Vehicle Burglary

Vehicle 459 PC, window smash GPS taken.  No suspect info. 

       

 

Area 2

 

 Scavenger

30th St and Palm Dr

Scavenging

There was a call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area checked negative for the subject, GOA / UTL.

       

 

Wednesday 6-17-09

           

Area 1

 

Scavenger

00 - Unit block of 7th St

Scavenging

There was a call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area checked negative for the subject, GOA / UTL.

       

  

Saturday 6-22-09

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

100 block of 22nd St

Theft

Garage door remote stolen from victim's unlocked vehicle by unknown suspect(s).

       

 

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

1707 PCH

Theft

Occurred at 1707 PCH.  Walker stolen from storage unit in the parking garage by unknown suspect.

       

 

Sunday 6-21-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

00-Unit block of Pier Ave

Theft

There was a subject seen attempting to break lock of bicycles. Officer observes subject cutting cable with small hand saw. Subject ultimately arrested for crime. NOTE: Good observation and reaction to call the Police... THX!!

       

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

800 block of 7th St

Residential Burglary

Suspect was seen in residence by Officer. Suspect ran from location and arrested. Suspect was using utilities and on active parole. The subject was also in possession of narcotics.

       


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STOP CRIME 

 

Santa Ana locks up trash bins to stop scavengers

 

Trash Bin Lock

 

SANTA ANA - It's hard to tell with just a glance that the gray recycling bin outside Lucy Bateson's house is the latest shot in an ongoing battle to keep scavengers from digging through her trash.

 

But look a little closer, and you'll see a lock on the lid. It's a piece of low technology originally designed in Alaska to keep bears from rooting through the trash - a lockable bin that only a key or a trash truck can open. Bateson and a handful of her neighbors are testing whether it's enough to keep out human scavengers as well.

The problem is by no means unique to Santa Ana. Residents of neighborhoods rich and poor have complained of midnight scavengers picking through their trash in search of milk jugs or aluminum cans that might earn them a few cents at a recycling center.

 

"It's an identity-theft thing. It's a quality-of-life thing," Bateson said. "In a sense, it's stealing."

 

Bateson lives on a quiet street in a neighborhood known as Wilshire Square, a place of wide front yards and old-fashioned street lamps. It's a neighborhood with a small-town sense of self, and the people who live there take care to keep it looking nice.
But earlier this year, neighborhood residents complained to the city that scavenging had gotten out of hand. They told of people rummaging through their recycling bins in the middle of the night, leaving trash strewn across their yards - even venturing up private driveways to get at their garbage cans.

They worried that the scavengers might be able to glean personal information from what they found in the trash and might fight back if confronted. Bateson told the City Council in January that the neighborhood was "being held hostage" by the scavengers.

 

Police went out on trash day and found around 10 scavengers - some with their children in tow - going through the bins in Wilshire Square. The police issued warnings. The city's trash hauler, Waste Management, had another idea.

Earlier this month, the company rolled out a dozen lockable recycling bins for a three-month pilot program. The bins look like any other trash bin, but their lids lock tight with a key. Trash trucks have a mechanism that can pop open the lids to empty the bins.
 


What do you think of this idea HBNW residents?  Many of you tell us that you are concerned about the same issues brought up in the above article.  A good portion of our weekly crime log is about scavengers.  Take a HBNW quick response survey to see if majority of HBNW residents are interested.

 

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

 

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple-pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than any other day of the year in the United States?  More than half of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks, with just a few simple safety tips:
 
FACTS
Each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.  The risk of fireworks injury was two-and-a-half times as high for children ages 10-14 as for the general population.
 
PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
·  Leave fireworks to the professionals.  Do not use consumer fireworks, as they are illegal in Hermosa Beach.
·  The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
·  After the fireworks display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active.
 
Consumer fireworks include sparklers and firecrackers.  The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
 
Stay safe and enjoy the show given by a professional.
 


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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 catagory.  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!

 

PARTICIPATING BLOCKS

 

Block Captain Erin Phillips and the 1900-2000 block of Hillcrest Drive 

 

 Block Captain's Ken & Dorothy Hartley and the 600-700 block of 30th Street (and surrounding streets)

 

Block Captain Dyan Kaufman and the 500 block of 11th Street 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Family BBQ 

 

Wellness Fair

 

 


 

Music 4 Neighbors 2

 

 

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RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS

  

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
    
 
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 

 

Last Call

 

Why I Should take the HB Ready Preparedness Survey?

 

Taking this brief survey is one of the simplest actions that can help cut your losses if something happens.

 

"Whether it is a minor incident or a major terrorist activity involving weapons of mass destruction, the community's collective resources must unite and work to understand the processes necessary to resolve the matter." ...

 

 "Denial of the potential for a critical incident must be eliminated, for it is not if but when disaster will strike." ...

 

"Our objective is to create public understanding of our common goal to protect lives and property while sustaining continuity of community life."  ...

 

 "Each neighborhood must be involved in assessing readiness for possible events - man-made or natural - that may strike your community, and we must calculate the potential impacts.  This self-assessment will lay a foundation for a disaster response plan.  With this assessment, a determination can be made about adequacy of community resources to handle most community disasters." ...

 

"A community said their ability to prepare and respond to emergencies is a factor in the community's quality of life and attractiveness to new business."

-                     Critical Incident Protocol, 2000

 

For those that still have not had the chance to fill out the survey, I encourage you to go now and fill it out.  It takes only 5 minutes and there are several local business coupons at the end we provide for you to use.

survey

 

 

193 HB Ready "Pulse" Survey's Completed.

 

Thank you!   


TAKE SURVEY NOW

  

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

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IN THE NEWS...

 

 Watch 2.0 Network publicizes new car scam

Watch 2.0 is putting word out via CBS News about latest scam in which scam artists are targeting elderly drivers, following them home from shops and markets, claiming their vehicle was hit.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDwHhF2OPP0

 

 

Obama: US ready for any threat from North Korea

 

Japanese media have reported Pyongyang appears to be preparing for a long-range test around July 4 and Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered additional protections for Hawaii in case a missile is launched over the Pacific Ocean.

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_NKOREA?SITE=IADES&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

President Barack Obama assured Americans in an interview broadcast Monday that the U.S. is prepared for any move North Korea might make amid media reports that Pyongyang is planning a long-range missile test in early July.

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_KOREAS_NUCLEAR?SITE=IADES&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

 

Preparedness and Fire Prevention Resources

Fire Corps teams across the country play a vital role in helping fire/EMS departments ensure their communities are prepared for emergencies of all kinds. In addition, a key function of many Fire Corps programs is to provide fire prevention and life safety education to the community. Use the resources linked below to assist in your preparedness and fire prevention efforts.

 

http://www.firecorps.org/page/874/Preparedness_and_Fire_Prevention_Resources.htm

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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

06/16/09                                    Noon - 5:20 p.m.           1200 block of 18th Street

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in his driveway and returned to find that unknown suspect(s) removed a CD player control head from the dash of the vehicle.

 

Area 8

06/15/09 - 06/16/09                   7 p.m. - 8 a.m.              1500 block of Curtis Avenue

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle on the street. A spare key to the vehicle was inside the center console. When he returned the vehicle was gone. The vehicle contained miscellaneous tools, eyeglasses, CDs and a cell phone. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 8
06/14/09 - 06/15/09                   9 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                     1700 block of Gates Avenue
(Theft from Garage) Two bicycles were stolen from the garage by unknown suspect(s). The victim believes he may have left the garage door open.
 
Area 9
06/17/09                                    10:47 p.m.                                 700 block of Marine Avenue
(Attempted Residential Burglary) Three suspects attempted to gain entry into the residence by prying on the French doors and windows in the backyard. The suspects were detected prior to gaining entry. The homeowners were awakened by noises and observed the suspects walking away from their residence after one suspect jumped a fence separating their yard from the neighbor's yard. The suspects started running away when they spotted a vehicle turn on the street and they eventually fled in a four-door, dark colored (possibly maroon) vehicle. The suspects are described as three male blacks, one approximately 45 years old, medium build, shaved head and wearing a dark sweatshirt. No further information was available on the other two suspects.
 
Area 9
06/08/09 - 06/16/09                   8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                 700 block of 33rd Street
(Garage Burglary) The victims secured their garage via remote upon leaving. When they returned they discovered an oriental rug was missing from the garage. Other items of value were not taken and there were no signs of forced entry to the garage. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 10
06/17/09                                    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                 200 block of 43rd Street
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an open window and took a bottle of liquor out of the freezer and a small television from the bedroom. 
 

 

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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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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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SURVIVAL KITS


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Order your supplies TODAY! 

 

We want to help you get prepared! 

  

 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 

 

Enter HB2007 at checkout.

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ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

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.

Utility 1

 

Visit AES online today!

 

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DON'T MISS A MEETING

SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

ONLY TIME FOR A QUICK MINUTE? 

 

SEE COUNCILMAN DIVIRGILIO'S

 'MEETINGS IN A MINUTE' ON YouTube.

 

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 City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S, MINUTES AND VIDEO

 

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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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PHONE NUMBERS

WEBSITES

 

HBPD - HBFD DISPATCH

310-524-2750

 

HB POLICE STATION

310-318-0360

 

HB FIRE STATION

310-376-2479

 

CITY OF HB

310-318-0239

 

LAX NOISE COMPLAINTS

 

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CONTACT US

 

Kelly Kovac-Reedy

 

Tracy Hopkins

 

HBNW phone:

310-374-1828

 

Visit HBNW website 

 

 

HBNW Facebook Page

 

 

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