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 TONIGHT ONLY
The Regular Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting
 of Tuesday, August 11, 2009
will be held at
Hermosa View School, located at
1800 Prospect Avenue.
The start time will be 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited.

 
 

Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday, 8/11/09

 

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ See NNO winners for Best Crime Prevention Idea in Recognition of HBNW Volunteers Section

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~ Information on CPR classes

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ Marcelle McCullough, friend and founder of Protection at Location & National Night Out Photos!

:: TASTE OF THE BEACH ~ KIWANIS FUNDRAISER

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ Tsunami Signage in HB

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association - THIS SATURDAY!

:: 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, August 3, 2009 to Sunday, August 9, 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 8-3-09

 

Area 1

 

Scavenger

900 block of Manhattan Ave

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area.  The area was checked and met with negative results.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

30th St and Tennyson

Scavenging

This is the same call from before.  The subject was seen going N/B Tennyson into MB.  The area check was negative as the subject was GOA / UTL.

       

 

           

Area 3

 

487 PC

PCH and 14th St

Theft

The victim left her purse on top of a newspaper stand while loading her vehicle, drove away from the location, realized that she forgot her purse, returned to the location, and discovered that her purse was missing. There are no known suspects to this crime.

       

 

 

 

Tuesday 8-4-09

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

Prospect and 17th St

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area.  The area was checked and the subject was located. The subject was ultimately cited for the violation.

       

 

   

Area 2

 

484 PC

400 block of 28th St

Theft

There was a GPS unit taken from the vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and no one was seen or heard.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

Unit block of 15th St

Theft

There were 4 locked bikes stolen from garage area.  The locks were cut and no one was seen or heard.

       

 

Wednesday 8-5-09

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

Unit block of 21st St

Vandalism

Known suspects possibly broke the victim's garage door opening mechanism by forcing the garage door upward.

       

 

Thursday 8-6-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

1300 block of Monterey

Theft

Victim returned home & discovered that $600 was taken from her bedroom. The suspect in this crime is a recovering meth addict that has been staying with the victim.  The suspect is now gone and not responding to phone calls from victim.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

Unit block of Pier Ave

Theft

While at Sharkeez the victim left her purse on the bar. The victim returned 10 minutes later and discovered the purse was missing. There is no suspect information at the time of this report.

       

 

Friday 8-7-09

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

1645 Valley Dr

Vandalism

Unk suspect(s) entered Valley School and spray painted the back wall with black paint. The writing was "The Moon is a Guant! Krak Rok!" there is also a drawing of a kids face next to it. No one was seen or heard. No suspect information at this time.

       

  

 

Saturday 8-8-09

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

300 block of 35th Ct

Residential Burglary

Reporting party returns home to find her residence burglarized. Most of the residence had been ransacked. The only items reported to be missing are some necklaces that the RP indicated were "cheap". During the initial investigation id was determined that the suspect(s) made entry through a second story window via a ladder. There were several latent finger prints taken from the scene and the case is currently being investigated by the detective bureau.

       

 

Sunday 8-9-09

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

300 block of 28th St

Theft

There was a baby stroller taken from open garage in the area. This theft occurred between midnight and 10:00a.m. No suspect information.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

Longfellow and Palm Dr

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area.  The area was checked and the subject was located. The subject was ultimately cited for the violation.

       

 

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STOP CRIME 

 On National Night Out, HBNW held a friendly competition for neighbors on each block to come up with the BEST CRIME PREVENTION IDEA to be judged "on the spot" by Chief of Police Greg Savelli.  Chief Savelli awarded one resident from each of the 8 blocks that we visited.  Please click winners to see their photo and their idea.

 
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.
  • Unusual foot traffic.
  • People you don't recognize walking your block with no seemingly specific direction or purpose.
  • Parked, occupied vehicles at unusual hours.
  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • Business transactions conducted from vehicles.
  • Unfamiliar people peering into parked vehicles.
  • Person removing vehicle accessories.

 
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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INFORMATION ON CPR CLASSES

 

FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

  

CPR 

C.P.R., AED, and First Aid
C.P.R., AED, and First Aid for adults, infants, and children will teach resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest, assisting non breathing individuals, and multiple injury assistance will be taught in this American Heart Association-approved and State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority approved course.   Participants will receive a course completion card for CPR, AED, and first aid that is valid for 2 years
 

Date:       Saturday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                 Saturday, October 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Beach Cities Health District, Beach Cities Room
Cost:        $65 Resident, $75 Non-resident

 

C.P.R. and AED
C.P.R. and AED for adults, infants, and children will teach resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest and assisting non breathing individuals will be taught in this American Heart Association-approved course and participants will receive certification cards valid for two years. 

 Date:       Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                  Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Beach Cities Health District, Beach Cities Room
Cost:        $55 Resident, $65 Non-resident 

 


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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

   

PAL

 

HBNW would like to recognize the efforts of a person who has inspired us and has become a respected friend, Marcelle McCullough.  Tracy and I met Marcelle when we took the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) offered by the Redondo Beach Fire Department.  Since then, we have had the privilege of working with Marcelle on many programs benefiting our communities such as Map Your Neighborhood and a new program in the development, Business Beach Watch.  We are very proud of her new business, PAL ~ Protection at Location.  We promote her message and hopefully the business community will recognize this amazing concept for their customers, clients and guests.  We wish her much success as this is a very smart, innovative approach to disaster preparedness. 

 

Please read about her in this recent article.

 

Visit the website too! 

  

NNO a

 

  NNO 2009 11

HBFD Chief Lantzer lights the fire and young HB resident puts out fire for fire extinguisher demo.

  

NNO 2009 7 

  Firefighters hang with the residents on 17th & Golden.

 

 NNO 2009 11

Everyone loves SPARKY THE FIRE DOG!

 

NNO 2009 11

 

 

NNO 2009 11

Lt. Tom Thompson shows the kids the new T3.

 

NNO 2009 12

Assault Recovery Vehicle - this is shared between South Bay cities.

 

NNO 2009 11 

 

 

NNO 2009 8
Lt. Thompson giving a little driving lesson. 

NNO 2009 13

 Block Captain Dana Graner, Police Chief Savelli and Mayor Pro Tem DiVirgilio

 

 NNO 2009 5

 Future Junior Lifeguards!

NNO 2009 1

 Sgt. Bob Higgins demos the Pepper Ball gun to residents.

 

NNO 2009 SGT. HIGGINS 

NNO 2009 2

HB Public Works Mike Flaherty assists in putting harness on resident for Hi Lift Bucket Truck demo.

 

 NNO 2009 3

 Look ma', NO HANDS!

 

 

NNO 2009 10 

 Kids wearing newly designed HBPD and HBFD NNO T-Shirt.

 

 

BestWINNERS OF BEST CRIME PREVENTION IDEAS

 

 

NNO 2009 11

 

19th Street ~ Be the "BEST" Neighborhood Watch Block by actively doing all that is recommended in the program.

 

  

NNO 2009 11

 

31st Street ~ When going on vacation, be sure to lock all doors and windows and check around your yard for valuables that could be stolen and secure them before leaving.
 

NNO 2009 11

 

11th Street ~ Install Call Boxes on the green belt so people can report crime and activity more rapidly 
 

 

NNO 2009 11

8th Street ~ Change Zoning Laws in the City to encourage more R1 Single Family homes and prohibit more restaurant and bars by changing the commercial zones.
 

NNO 2009 11 

17th and Golden ~ Have Camera's on each home in a neighborhood. 

 

 

NNO 2009 11

20th Place ~ Use GPS like devices on residents vehicles to distinguish them from strangers.  Create a system that would notify the police if an unrecognized vehicle remains in a neighborhood too long.
  

NNO 2009 11

30th Street ~ A gun with a laser device that can cause the suspects to go to sleep.
 

NNO 2009 11

Hillcrest Drive ~ encouraged all residents to prepare a Emergency Numbers Calling list and keeping it by all phones in the home. 
 

 

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
 
AUGUST 2009 
 
August 12
Josh Ochs
00-Unit Block of 9th and 10th Street

900 Block of The Strand 


 
SEPTEMBER 2009  
 
 
Sept 23
Lisa Burt
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
 

Sept 30

Hilary Young

1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue

 

 

OCTOBER 2009

 

Oct 21

Rick Koenig

1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue

Oct 28

Hayley Larkin

00 Unit Block of The Strand 

 

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REMINDER FOR UPCOMING AUGUST EVENT   

 

Taste of the Beach 4 


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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

 

Tsunami Signs 

 

At it's meeting of January 5, 2009, the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee recommended to Council the implementation of the proposed Tsunami Warning Program including installation of the Tsunami signs.  Subsequently, staff developed the map indicating recommended locations and types of signage to be installed and depicts the flood hazard area susceptible to Tsunami wave run-up.
 
Signage on the Strand will identify being in the "Tsunami Hazard Zone".  Hermosa Avenue signage will identify the "Tsunami Evacuation Route" with an arrow pointing to high ground. 

 

Signs are being placed on west bound travel lanes on Longfellow Avenue, Pier Avenue and Herondo Avenue informing that you are "Entering a Tsunami Hazard Area".
 

 

  

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

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IN THE NEWS...

  

Interesting perspective sent from Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) Rep.

Swine flu alert! News/Death ratio: 8176

Swine Flu : Tuberculosis Death reporting ratio =  8,176 : 0.1

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8bUtbODV-Q

 

Flu drugs 'unhelpful' in children

But the drugs can cause unpleasant side effects, such as vomiting with Tamiflu.

There is also the risk that widespread use of the drugs will mean the virus will develop resistance to them.

For most children aged between 1 and 12, the risks associated with taking the drugs may well outweigh any benefits, say the researchers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8193012.stm

 

 GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!



Countdown to ShakeOut:

2 months, 3 days

 

At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever!

The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home.

Everyone can participate!

http://www.shakeout.org/

 


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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 4
08/01/09                                    4:45 p.m. - 11:12 p.m.               800 block of 6th Street
(Trespassing) The victims secured their residence upon leaving but possibly left one door unlocked. They returned home to see the front door ajar and a light on and called the police. Inside, police located a suspect sleeping on the floor. The suspect stated he thought he was in a house in Torrance and he appeared to be drinking and disoriented. The suspect was taken into custody.
 
Area 8
08/03/09 - 08/04/09                   5:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.                     1500 block of Mathews Avenue
(Theft from Vehicles) Unknown suspect(s) entered two unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway and ransacked them. The only thing missing was a stick from one vehicle which was found in the other vehicle. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 9
08/04/09 - 08/05/09                   10 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                    3300 block of Palm Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and set the alarm. When he returned he found the driver's side door lock had been punched, a portion of the dashboard was forcibly removed and the GPS unit was gone. No suspects were seen or heard.
 

 

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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

 More Prepared Logo

 

 

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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