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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 10/27/09

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings for the year.

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~

:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE

:: CONTACT US AT HBNW

HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1

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

 

 

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 10-19-09

 

Area 1

 

Scavenger

Longfellow and Tennyson

Scavenging

The subject was located and contacted regarding the violation. He was issued a traffic cite and advised of the scavenging.

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

2100 Monterey

Theft

There was a UPS package taken from the porch at the location. This occurred between 1400-1700 hours. 

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

2100 PCH

Theft

The victim left his Army Sleep System sitting on the ground by his vehicle. He went inside for a few minutes and the bag was missing. It is unknown who took the bag as no one was seen or heard.

 

Tuesday 10-20-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

700 block of Manhattan

Theft

There were two stretched bikes "Nirve" red and blk, taken from the area. The locks were cut and taken from an open garage.

 

Saturday 10-24-09

Area 3

 

459 PC

3001 PCH

Burglary

The Pumpkin patch business was broken into during the night. A live pig was stolen or let loose from location and about 30 pumpkins smashed. There is no suspect information at this time.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 4

10/16/09                                  9:53 p.m.                     300 block of S. Poinsettia Avenue

(Vehicle Vandalism) The vehicle was parked and locked on the street when the victim heard a loud noise. He went outside and discovered a rock had been thrown at his vehicle. The rear window was smashed and the left mirror was broken off.

Area 6

10/15/09                                  10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     500 block of 2nd Street

(Theft from Mailbox) The victim placed a DVD in the mailbox. Unknown suspect(s) removed the DVD before the mail was picked up.

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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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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

HBFD

 

FLU SEASON
Beach Cities Health District has cancelled an H1N1 vaccination clinic that was scheduled for November 14th.  Check the LA County website for other vaccination clinics that will be scheduled.  Once again, the following individuals are the first priority for vaccination from H1N1:

All people ages 6 months to 24 years

People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age

All pregnant women

Healthcare and emergency medical personnel

People ages 25-64 who have chronic health conditions like asthma or diabetes

 
The President's national emergency declaration on Saturday in regards to H1N1 is geared to provide Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the authority to bypass federal rules in the opening of alternative care sites should they become necessary.  This will allow hospitals to quickly move emergency rooms off site to facilitate treatment and protect uninfected patients.
 
There has been much ado about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine.  News articles over the weekend quoted experts who maintain that the supply of vaccine is safe.  They emphasize that the H1N1 vaccine is made the same way as seasonal flu vaccine has been made for over 60 years.  Please obtain and consider the facts in considering whether or not to become vaccinated.
 

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY

It's that time of year when we fall back an hour.  This year, the fall time change takes place on Sunday, November 1st.  When you change your clocks, don't forget to change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors.

 


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT...

COME TO THE RALLY THIS THURSDAY - HELP SAVE OUR
HERMOSA BEACH POST OFFICE!!!!
 
To find out more click
HERE

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IN THE NEWS...

Swine flu clinic brings on a headache in Redondo Beach

Thousands of people showed up at a free H1N1 flu shot clinic in Redondo Beach on Saturday, causing cars to back up for miles, overwhelming organizers and police, and angering many people who waited in their cars for hours only to be turned away when the vaccines ran out. ...

Leonardi guessed that so many people came to the Redondo event because they did not have to get out of their cars. A walk-in clinic in Wilmington also held on Saturday did not attract anywhere near the same crowds.

"They had a very low turnout," he said.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13637557

 

Wonder why H1N1 shots are late? Blame eggs

H1N1 slow to reproduce in eggs, a key part of antiquated vaccine process

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33420826/ns/health-cold_and_flu?ocid=twitter

 

Study: H1N1 vaccine too late to help most

The authors said that this is the week, through Oct. 24, during which the greatest number of people would be infected. The vaccination program has barely started in the U.S.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/20/study-swine-flu-vaccine-too-late-to-help-most/

 

H1N1 vaccine clinic schedules are now available for October 23, 2009 - November 8, 2009

 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to Rick Koenig and the residents of the 1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue for holding their Introduction Block Meeting. 

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 if you have not had it.  (Contact me after Dec. 2009 for new Introduction Block Meeting requests)
 
 
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
 

 

 

OCTOBER 2009

 

Oct 28

Hayley Larkin

00 Unit Block of The Strand

Nov 4
Jessica McIntyre
1600 Block of Ardmore

 

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STOP CRIME 

 

ASSESSOR WARNS HOMEOWNERS OF SCAM MAILERS

 

Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach reminded homeowners to be on the lookout for scam mailers from private companies offering to file assessment reduction claims for a hefty fee. Decline-in-value reviews are done for free by the Assessor's Department and they are usually without any request or appeal from the owner.

"As the tax collector mails out bills this month," Auerbach noted, "so, too, are private companies sending out their official-looking offers to implement a review procedure for fees of $150 or more. This pays the company to file a simple one-page form available at no cost on our website at
http://assessor.lacounty.gov or by calling any of our offices. The website also provides information about decline-in-value reviews.

"Many property owners assume these letters come from the county," he added, "because the firms use names resembling government agencies and include parcel identification numbers. The envelopes look official and only in small fine print do the letters sometimes mention they are not from my department."

Because of real estate market conditions, Auerbach added, his department undertook a proactive decline-in-value survey this year, which resulted in lower assessments and tax savings on 334,000 homes and condominiums.


"These are legal, but sophisticated scams, often using inaccurate data to 'estimate' potential tax savings," Auerbach stated.

"Some even violate laws requiring disclaimers that the letters are not from government agencies and the requested payment is not an official fee."

 

http://www.knabe.com/issues/safety.html

 

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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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

 

Training and Volunteer Opportunities

 

NIMS Training Available in Lawndale:Thursday, October 29th at Lawndale Library. 

NIMS ICS-100, IS700 & SEMS at 8AM

NIMS ICS-200, IS800 at 1PM

Need to RSVP to dholland@lawndalecity.org

 

Red Cross of Orange County Disaster Preparedness Academy November 4th:

The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross is presenting the 25th annual DisasterPreparednessAcademy at the AnaheimConvention Center.  This event is well-established and highly regarded as a one-of-a-kind preparedness seminar for Southern California and surrounding areas.  For more information please see the web site    www.oc-redcross.org  

November 7 CERT SEMI ANNUAL TRAINING: 

On Saturday, November 7th the second semi annual training for 2009 will be given by RBFD.   If you graduated from a CERT class prior to 2009 and want to keep your standing with RBCERTAA active you need to attend one of the semi-annual trainings.   Training was offered earlier this year in April and now in November.  If you wish you can attend both trainings each year.  Additionally graduates from 2009 are encouraged to attend as well.  Several topics will be part of the training including AED.   The training will be at 10AM to 3PM at RBFD Station 2 on Grant & McKay.   Lunch will be provided.  You must RSVP preferable by email to melissa.depaoli@redondo.org or by phone to (310) 318-0663 ext. 4336 by Monday, November 2nd or sooner please.

 

EXTRA CREDIT

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Powerpoint -
Disaster Recovery Handbook, The: A Step-by-Step Plan to Ensure Business Continuity and Protect Vital Operations, Facilities, and Assets by Michael Wallace and Lawrence Webber.
www.gouser.org/.../gousers_20050714_BusinessContinuity.ppt -

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

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 


"
Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.  It is a program that HBNW has adopted and highly encourages Block Captains to attend a class and implement the program 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.
     


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CodeRED

  

The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages.
 

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

 

ALERT LA County Logo

 

May be used to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.

Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.

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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?

 

email Ken Hartley @ HBARA


T-038 / K6KAH
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 

 

 Visit the HBARA website!


HBARA LOGO

 

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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.

Utility 1

 

Visit AES online today!

 

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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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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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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 INFORMATION

 

Tracy Hopkins

 

HBNW phone:

310-374-1828

 

Visit HBNW website 

 

 

HBNW Facebook Page


Saferhermosa Twitter Page

 

 

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