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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Wednesday, 7/16/09



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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: In this HBNW program...

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Home security survey. Part 1 of 2.

:: HB FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER ~ Don't take a vacation from safety!

:: RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS ~ Block Captain Jay Perreault



:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association - You can communicate, but will you?


:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services







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.     


Monday, July 6, 2009 to Sunday, July 12, 2009


AREA 1  

 BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo St.)



 GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan border)



 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 

The police department was pleased to have a relatively calm 4th of July Weekend. 


This weekend will be the first sunset concert on the beach.  As a reminder, alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach at anytime INCLUDING this event.  Officers will be looking for those drinking alcohol and they will take enforcement action.
Thank you.  Chief of Police Greg Savelli

 Monday 7-6-09

Area 2


484 PC

24th Street and Valley Drive


There was a report of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject was located. The subject was subsequently cited for the violation.



Tuesday 7-7-09


Area 3


459 PC

2100 block of Borden

Vehicle Burglary

The victim parked and locked their vehicle in the 2100 block of Borden Avenue. She went to work at Hope Chapel and at approximately 1:00 PM she heard her alarm activate. As she got up from her desk thinking it was her alarm the alarm shut off so she did not respond out to her vehicle. When she returned to her vehicle several hours later she observed that the rear hatchback door was ajar. She opened and closed it without looking inside. The victim stated she notices a couple of days later that the two third row seats were missing out of the vehicle.

It is unknown where in fact the theft occurred.



Wednesday 7-8-09


Area 1



200 block of Hermosa Ave


There was a report of a Male Black Adult with clip board soliciting in the area. The subject was located and an FI card was completed.



Thursday 7-9-09


Area 2


484 PC

700 block of Pier Avenue


On 07/09/09 at approximately 12:20 PM, three suspects (two male Hispanics and one female Hispanic) entered the business. The heavier male suspect and the female suspect contacted him near the register and began asking general questions. Immediately after, the younger male suspect entered the store and walked over to the east facing shelf and began looking around. Seconds later, the younger suspect grabbed several items off of the shelf and ran out of the store without paying for the items. The store manager indicated that the other two suspects, who he believed contacted him as a distraction tactic, immediately left as well and began running E/B towards Wells Fargo bank. The surveillance video was reviewed and found consistent with both statements. There were a few still shots printed from the video showing the suspects. An inventory of the shelf where the items had been taken from revealed two bottles of Purology conditioner and styling gel missing totaling approximately $100.00  All three suspects were GOA / UTL.



Friday 7-10-09


Area 3


459 PC

1601 PCH (24hr Fitness)

Locker Burglary

On this date at approximately 10:05 PM, the victim arrived at the gym and pad locked his gym bag into a locker in the upstairs male locker room.  The gym bag contained his clothing, a 7 year old Samsung cell phone, a black Northface jacket, his wallet with $10.00 his CDL, and 3 credit cards. The victim returned to his locker at approximately 10:58 PM and found his lock to be removed and his property missing.  While looking around the victim located his gym bag around the corner from the locker in a bathroom stall.  The gym bag still contained his clothing and some personal items however he was missing his wallet, the black Northface jacket, and his cell phone. The gym bag also contained his lock he had used to secure the locker. The lock had pressure dents on the top of it consistent with being pried open; possibly with a screwdriver. No witnesses or video surveillance of this crime.



Saturday 7-11-09


Area 2



30th Street and Palm Drive


There was a report of a recyclable scavenger in the area.  The subject was located and advised of the HBMC violation. 




Area 2


459 PC

400 block of 29th Street

Vehicle Burglary

Auto burglary occurred last night.  R/p will said she would call officer tomorrow to make formal report after she investigates if her credit cards were used w/o her permission. No further information at the time of this crime log.



Sunday 7-12-09


Area 1


487 PC

00 - Unit block of 9th Street


2 bikes taken from the garage.  RP does not have much info, will recall to make report after she speaks to her husband. No further info at this time of this crime log.




In this HBNW program,


We do people.
We do crime.
We do real.
We do disaster preparedness.
We do connections.
We do fun.
We do grow.
We do collaboration.
We do "outside the box".
We do what no one thought we would do.
We get it done.
We make it happen.


Thanks to YOU!

HBNW came out Saturday to support a band and to support a program.  It was a live performance by young locals on a perfect sunny beach day in Hermosa Beach.  Cafe Boogaloo was gracious with our requests  to host the first Music 4 Neighbors event.  Their efforts to build a relationship with HBNW and to further partner in future events is appreciated.  We are most thankful to our HBNW residents for joining us.  Making connections and fostering these social networks all make a difference in preventing crime now and preparing for a devastating disaster that will happen in our lifetime.  We all feel like we are part of the solution.  The solution is creating a strong community of considerate, aware residents that want to enjoy and foster living in a unique beach environment. 






Home Security ~ part one of two


When was the last time you heard about a house being burglarized? Maybe you have been hit yourself. Not a good feeling, is it?


You don't have to be a victim of burglary. While it is one of the most frequently committed crimes, it's preventable. Most home burglaries are done by opportunists who spot an open window, a faulty lock or a house that looks like no one's going to be around for a while. In California, nearly one third of all burglaries are classified as "no-force entries" because the burglars simply walked in through an unlocked door or climbed in an open window.


You can reduce the chance that this will happen to you.   Remember - lock your doors and windows when you leave your home. If you have an alarm, use it. Don't become a crime statistic.


Home Security Survey

No house is absolutely burglar-proof when professional burglars target your home. But they would be the first to admit that you can discourage burglars if you beef up your home security. You can begin this process by identifying your weak areas and fixing them.


The checklist below will assist you in systematically surveying your home. Every

"No" check mark shows a weak point that may let a burglar into your home. If you have security risks, next week you will find out how to correct them. As you eliminate the "No" check marks, you improve your protection.  Remember, this survey will only identify your weak areas. You have not improved your home security until these are corrected. Complying with these suggestions will not, of course, make your home burglar-proof, but it will certainly improve your protection.


Do not become lax - crime prevention is a continuous process.


Yes or No


Door & Entry Areas (Including Garage Side Doors)

1. Do you plan so that you do not need to "hide" a key under the doormat or similar place?

2. Do you know everyone who has a key to your house? (Or are keys still in the possession of previous owners and friends?)

3. Are entry areas unobstructed by shrubbery and other décor to permit maximum visibility?

4. Are your trees and shrubs trimmed to eliminate hiding places?

5. Are lights installed around the perimeter of your house?

6. Do the front, back or side porch lights have a minimum 60-watt bulb?

7. Are your exterior doors of solid core construction?

8. Do entry doors have a 190° wide angle viewer?

9. Do exterior doors have cylinder-type dead bolt locks with at least a one-inch throw and beveled cylinder guard?

10. Do the doors without cylinder locks have a heavy bolt or some similar secure device that can be operated only from the inside?

11. Can all of your doors (basement, porch, french or balcony) be securely locked?

12. Do your basement doors have locks that allow you to isolate that part of your house?

13. Are all your locks in good repair?

14. Are the door strike plates (the jamb fastening that receives the bolt in the locking position) installed with three-inch screws?

15. Do all out-swinging doors have locking pins or non-removable hinges with pins?

16. Do sliding doors have an auxiliary lock that locks both the door panels together? Or do you have a lock that locks the active side to the frame?

17. Is the garage door secured with a padlock, hasp or other good auxiliary lock? And do you use it?

18. Do you lock your garage door at night?

19. Do you lock your garage door when you are away from home?

20. Do you lock your garage door leading into the house?

21. Do you lock your car and take the keys out even when it is parked in your garage or driveway?


Yes or No



22. Are all windows equipped with auxiliary locks or pinned?

23. Have you replaced or secured louvered windows?

24. Are your window locks properly and securely mounted?

25. Do you keep your windows locked when they are shut?

26. Do you have good, secure locks on garage windows?

27. Do you have garage windows covered with curtains or blinds?

28. Are you as careful of basement and second floor windows as you are of those on the first floor?

 Yes or No

When You Are On A Trip

29. Do you arrange for neighbors or friends to pick up newspapers, mail, packages and other deliveries?

30. Do you notify a neighbor?

31. Do you notify your local police or sheriff's department?

(HBPD can provide vacation checks of homes.)

32. Do you arrange to keep your lawn maintained?

33. Do you use timing devices to turn your lamps, radios or televisions on and off?

34. Do you arrange to have a neighbor put out your garbage can and put it back in the yard?

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 


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.








Its summer time and that means fun and vacations.  But a word of caution:  the summer months are the peak time for injuries for children 14 and under!


Childhood drowning and near-drowning can happen in a matter of seconds.  In 2005, 810 children aged 14 and under drowned.  In 2007, 2,780 children were treated in emergency rooms after near-drowning.  Tragically, some 20% of near-drowning victims suffer severe and permanent brain damage (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) (12/17/08).


The following are some swimming safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:


Safety basics

·         Make sure pools and spas are enclosed on four sides with a fence at least 5 feet high with a self-closing and latching gates.

·         Drains in pools and spas should have anti-entrapment drain covers.

·         Learn infant and child CPR and always have a phone near the pool for emergency use.

·         Children should always swim under the supervision of a grown-up. Every child over the age of three should have swimming lessons.

·         Children using air-filled swimming aids should always be supervised by an adult within arm's reach.

·         A U.S. Coast guard approved lifejacket should be worn for water sports such as tubing, skiing or jet skiing. Air-filled aids such as inner tubes, water wings and inflatable rafts are not substitutes for approved lifejackets.


It is important for children to learn and practice water safety rules.  Here are some helpful water safety rules for children:

·         Children should swim only if a lifeguard or a grown-up gives you permission.

·         Teach children to obey the posted rules.

·         Encourage children to:

o   Check with the lifeguard to find out how deep the water is.

o   Always swim with a buddy.

o   Never jump or dive unless the lifeguard or a grown-up says it is okay to do so.

o   Don't eat candy or chew gum when swimming.

o   Never swim at night.

o   Get out of the water right away if you hear thunder or see lightning.

o   When on a boat, everyone needs a seat and his or her own U.S. Coastguard approved lifejacket.


To see these and more safety tips go to SUMMER SAFETY WITH SPARKY at  And, remember, don't take a vacation from safety.


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for children 14 and under with almost 2,000 death in 2005. Inappropriately restrained children are nearly three and a half times more likely to be seriously injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. In 2007, more than 178,000 children ages 14 and under were injured occupants in a motor vehicle crash.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) (12/17/08). 

Safety basics

Riding in a motor vehicle

  • Children ages 12 and under should ride buckled up in the back seat in a child safety seat, booster seat or safety belt.
  • Infants should ride in a rear-facing infant seat until they are at least one-year old and weight at least 20 pounds.
  • Use a convertible or forward facing safety seat until the child outgrows it - up to about four and when the child weights 40 pounds.
  • All children who have outgrown child safety seats should be properly restrained in booster seats until they are at least eight years old, unless they are 4-feet 9 inches tall. Adult safety belts alone do not sufficiently protect children weighting less than 80 pounds form injury in a crash. Children can't ride comfortably and remain properly restrained until they are tall enough for the knees to bend over the edge of the seat when their backs are resting firmly against the back seat. If the should portion of the lap-shoulder belt comes across the neck, rather than the chest, they should be in a booster seat.


In 2005, 18 children ages 14 and under died in bicycle-related incidents, and more than 236,000 were injured in 2007. Head injury is the leading cause of death in bicycle crashes. A collision with a motor vehicle causes nearly 90 percent of bicycle-related deaths. One hundred seventy-nine children ages 14 and under died in 2005 from pedestrian injuries. Nearly 27,500 children received emergency room treatment for pedestrian injuries in 2007.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) (12/17/08). 

Safety basics
Many head injuries can be prevented with safe play rules. Here are some basic safety tips to keep children safe:

  • Children under 10 should ride on sidewalks or safe areas only like a bike path. Teens may ride in the street, riding with traffic, after they learn the rules of the road.
  • Require children (and adults) to wear a helmet should be worn every time you ride a bike, scooter, skateboard, in-line skate, ice skate, snow board or ski.
  • Make sure children ride bikes in safe areas and never at night.
  • Teach children to always come to a complete stop before entering a driveway, path or sidewalk. Look left, right, and left again for other bikes, cars, or pedestrians.
  • Encourage children to use the proper hand signals when turning to let drivers know your intent.
  • Children should walk, not ride a bike across the street, and cross only with a grown-up.
  • Children under 10 should never cross a street alone. Grown-ups and older children should be role models and set a positive example by practicing safe street-crossing rules.
  • Teach children how to cross the street. Stop at the curb or edge of the road and look left then right, then left again for moving cars. Wait until the street is clear; keep looking left and right until you have safely crossed the street.
  • Never allow children to play in a driveway or parking lot.





  We would like to THANK Block Captain Jay Perreault and the Hill Street residents for hosting and participating in an Introduction Block Meeting.  The meeting was attended by Kelly and Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli and Fire Chief David Lantzer.  The block received their new Neighborhood Watch signs courtesy of HB Public Works.


Hill Street Sign


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 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 
Sept 16
Hayley Larkin
00 block of Hermosa Ave 
Sept 23
Lisa Burt
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex



 HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

 After a damaging earthquake, emergency shelters and temporary medical centers will be set up in our community. Hermosa Beach does not have a hospital and does not have a traditional meeting location for medical needs.  Beach Cities Health District has organized volunteers to set up a temporary medical center should the need arise in one of our local parks.  Please contact them online at

Beach Cities MRC  or call (310) 376-4738 if you would like to volunteer your services to this Medical Reserve Corp program. The Medical Reserve Corps is made up of doctors, nurses, mental health professional, lifeguards and first responders who have been especially trained for disasters. It covers Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. 


Our local hospitals are hoping that people will take care of minor injuries with first aid at home and not congest the roadways and hospitals even more.  For those with more serious injuries, they will need to be transported in private vehicles as our professional first responders will be overwhelmed too.  That's why the Map Your Neighborhood program is so important. Residents will need to assist each other for these injuries.  Also, CERT volunteers can canvass areas, triage the more ill or injured victims, and transport them to a hospital.  This is what will help our local hospitals the most.     


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





Best Places to Live 2009 - Where to find rich singles
Jul 9, 2009 filed under Personal Finance CNN

With beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife, Hermosa Beach, Calif., is a playground for the wealthy and unattached. 


Teens' cell phones lure South Bay thieves

The first time Xavier Miles had a gun thrust into his face and his Sidekick cell phone stolen, he was terrified.

But, by the third time he had been robbed, the Hawthorne teenager pretty much expected it.

Toyota steers course for teen safety

Palos Verdes High School junior Kelsey Farman had been driving for just five months when her mother suggested she change lanes as the pair drove to pick up her prom dress.

Oops, not that lane - the other lane. Farman promptly collided with another car as she attempted to make the maneuver.

So Farman - and her mom, Tracy, of Rancho Palos Verdes - were prime candidates to take part in Torrance-based Toyota's Driving Expectations program, aimed at new drivers and their parents.

... A total of 7,650 teenagers are killed annually on U.S. roads, making vehicle accidents the leading cause of death for those in the 16-to-20 age bracket.

In almost 60percent of those deaths, the person failed to wear a seatbelt.

One in five teens have an accident during their first year driving.

... Classes will be offered Aug. 8-9 at Toyota's national headquarters on Western Avenue. For more information or to sign up, go to



WHO: No licensed swine flu vaccine til end of year

The decision to start vaccinating people against swine flu - which so far remains a mild virus in most people - will ultimately be a gamble, since there will be limited data on any vaccine. Until millions of people start receiving the shots, experts will not know about rare and potentially dangerous side effects.


The public health community may still be scarred by the U.S.' disastrous 1976 swine flu vaccination campaign, which was abruptly stopped after hundreds of people reported developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a paralyzing disorder, after getting the flu vaccine.




South Korea's spy agency lowers cyberattack alert


Dozens of South Korean and U.S. Web sites, including those of the White House and South Korea's presidential Blue House, were targeted in the so-called denial of service attacks, in which floods of computers try to connect to a single site at the same time to overwhelm the server.


... South Korean media reported in May that North Korea was running an Internet warfare unit that tries to hack into U.S. and South Korean military networks to gather confidential information and disrupt service.


... The state-run Korea Communications Commission has said tens of thousands of computers were infected. The commission says it has identified and blocked five Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses in five countries used to distribute computer viruses that caused the wave of Web site outages, which began in the U.S. on July 4.





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.







Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 


 Area 5
07/05/09                                    1 a.m.                                       Bike Path near 17th Street
(Robbery) The victim was walking southbound on the bike path and saw four suspects following him. After a brief exchange of words, one of the suspects hit and kicked the victim and took his wallet from his back pocket. The suspect ran southbound on the bike path out of sight. The suspect is described as male Hispanic, approximately 25 years of age, 6' tall, 215 pounds, brown hair, wearing a white and black t-shirt and blue jeans.
Area 5
07/07/09                                    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                 1400 block of Manhattan Avenue
(Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's unsecured Segway from in front of his house.


 Area 1
07/09/09                                    11 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.                  1100 block of Manzanita Lane
(Attempted Residential Burglary) The victim heard the doorbell ring and saw a male black suspect standing at the door. She didn't answer the door and saw the suspect get into the front passenger seat of a tan or beige four door vehicle. The vehicle drove off northbound on Manzanita Lane. A few minutes later the victim heard the dog barking and saw the same suspect standing in the backyard. The suspect jumped over the back wall into another yard and out of sight. The suspect is described as 16 to 17 years old, approximately 5'10" tall, thin, short hair and wearing a beige jacket or sweatshirt, long blue shorts, black shoes and carrying a black backpack. The second suspect is a male black with very short hair, no further description. (These suspects are the same ones involved in the residential burglary below.)
Area 8
07/09/09                                    10:50 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.             1700 block of Voorhees Avenue
(Residential Burglary) Officers responded to a call from a neighbor regarding two suspicious black males seen running from a residence, possibly carrying a laptop. The suspects got into a gold Chevy and were last seen driving south on Redondo Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a burglary had taken place. Suspects entered the residence through an open window by placing an upside down trashcan at the foot of the window. Items taken included a laptop, camera, a safe, a jar of quarters and an iPod. The suspects are described as between 16 and 22 years old, wearing white tee shirts, dark baggy pants or shorts and wearing backpacks. The neighbor that called also provided officers with the license plate of the vehicle and the suspects were subsequently arrested.




Courtesy of Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

Please follow the link below to learn about recently published weekly crime information. 

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS

To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to





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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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 or call 310-374-1828.
























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