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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 03/16/10

 

 

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ MB CERT ~ ShakeOut

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATE 4 - Emergency Preparedness Campaign

:: 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 1With 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

 

Tuesday 3-9-10

 

Area 2

Scavenger

2300 block of Ozone

Scavenging

There was a call regarding a subject taking recyclables in the area. A check in the area for the subject met with negative results. It turns out that the call was two hours old, The subject was GOA/UTL.

 

Thursday 3-11-10

 

Area 1

484 PC

700 Loma Dr 

Theft

The resident heard noise from his garage. He checked it and noticed his bicycle missing. The bike was an older silver bike. This occurred around 2330 hours. No one was seen leaving the area. No suspect information.  

 

 

Friday 3-12-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

700 21st St

Vehicle Burglary

The victim's vehicle had a smashed out window and a leather bag (contained work related paperwork) was taken. There were two vehicles broken into during the night. This crime occurred between midnight and 0900 hours.

 

Area 1

Scavenger

10th St and Hermosa Ave

Scavenging

There was a call regarding a subject taking recyclables in the area. The subject was located and contacted regarding the violation. The subject was ultimately advised and sent on his way.

 

             

Area 2

487 PC

2600 block of The Strand

Theft

There was a call of golf clubs taken from open garage. The suspect vehicle was described as a possibly silver or light colored Ford Explorer type with wood siding. The driver was described as a M/W 30-50 Y/O-Area checked was negative.

 

 

Saturday 3-14-10

 

Area 2

484 PC

2000 block of Hillcrest

Theft

There was a vehicle broken into in the area. A GPS was taken from the open vehicle. No signs of forced entry.

 

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

03/06/10                                  4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.                   1400 block of Wendy Way

(Theft from Porch) Unknown suspect(s) took an unsecured stroller from the front porch of the residence.

 

Area 1

03/10/10                                  7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.                   1300 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence upon leaving. When he returned the residence appeared to still be locked, but a laptop computer and digital camera were missing from a bedroom. No suspects were seen or heard, but the victim believes it is possible the locks were not changed when he recently moved in.

 

Area 9

03/07/10 - 03/08/10                5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.              2900 block of Maple Avenue

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in the driveway but did not lock it. When he returned unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and attempted to steal the GPS from the dashboard. The GPS was left on the passenger seat.

 

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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

 

RBPD Facebook Page: 

www.facebook.com/redondobeachpolice

RBPD Notification System:

http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/redondo-beach/

  
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

 




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IN THE NEWS...

 

URGENT: 4.4-magnitude quake wakes up LA; damage to 5 Fwy in Downey feared

 

Driver flashes woman in Manhattan Beach as passenger looks on

A motorist pulled up to a woman walking toward a Manhattan Beach elementary school and exposed himself while his passenger looked on and smiled, police said Monday.

Redondo Beach Police seek public assistance in identifying suspicious person.

Strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake has struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 57 people, officials have said.


Travel Warning -  MEXICO

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until April 12. ...

While millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year, violence in the country has increased.  It is imperative that U.S. citizens understand the risks in Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and who to contact if victimized.  Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable.

Recent violent attacks have prompted the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states and advise U.S. citizens residing or traveling in those areas to exercise extreme caution.  Drug cartels and associated criminal elements have retaliated violently against individuals who speak out against them or whom they otherwise view as a threat to their organizations. These attacks include the abduction and murder of two resident U.S. citizens in Chihuahua.



Villaraigosa to propose carbon tax on DWP customers

"You can't go from coal, which costs 4 cents, to solar and wind that costs 8, 9 or 11 cents without the costs going up -- it's just simple plain math," he said.

Villaraigosa proposes raising DWP rates to boost solar energy

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pitched his latest plan Monday to create jobs and boost solar energy use through a DWP rate hike, but one city councilman and other critics said it was no time to ask customers to pay more. ...

With the defeat of Measure B still fresh in voters' minds, however, the mayor's proposal is expected to generate opposition and put political heat on the City Council and the Board of Water and Power Commissioners to reject it. ...

"We want to make Los Angeles one of the cleanest, greenest cities in the nation." ...

Jack Humphreville, who serves on the DWP Oversight Committee and helped defeat Measure B at the polls, said Villaraigosa should have done more outreach.

"The mayor, once again, is acting on his own without consulting with neighborhood councils, the DWP board or the City Council," Humphreville said. "He hasn't really talked to anyone but supporters.

"I'm afraid this is just Measure B all over again, trying to force something down our throats."

Also, he said the idea that Los Angeles needs to spend so much to meet the terms of AB32 shows the need to amend the measure to give some relief to local jurisdictions during recessionary times.

LA still asking for more


How much would you pay to help Antonio Villaraigosa cement his legacy as Los Angeles' "green" mayor and give him a leg up in his quest for higher office?

 

Plan Aims to Turn Hermosa Beach Into Area's First Carbon Neutral City

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Local environmental advocates are hoping to turn Hermosa Beach into the first carbon neutral city in the South Bay.

Father-son allegedly stole from elderly shoppers by staging car accidents

A father and son who allegedly stole from elderly El Segundo shoppers by faking car accidents are expected to appear in court today.

China trims holdings of Treasury securities

Economists say that unless foreign demand for U.S. Treasury debt remains strong the interest rates that the government has to pay for that debt could rise sharply, making the U.S. deficit picture look even worse.

Rising rates for government debt would also put upward pressure on private debt, sending borrowing costs up for U.S. businesses and consumers adding another risk to the U.S. economy as it struggles to emerge from the worst recession since the 1930s.


ACORN branches rename, rebrand after video scandal

Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of their parent organization and restore federal grants and other revenue streams that ran dry in the wake of a video scandal.


Greek general strike sparks riots

3rd walkout in recent weeks to protest austerity measures

Protesters clashed with riot police as tens of thousands of people marched through central Athens on Thursday during a nationwide general strike against extensive spending cuts by the country's socialist government.

 

 

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STOP CRIME 

 

crime divider

 

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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MANHATTAN BEACH CERT TRAINING LETTER

To our members, and interested Citizens,

We at the Manhattan Beach CERT Association are about to finish our first class of 2010.  It's the largest class we've ever had.  The City budget warrants a third class this year if we can get it in before the end of June.

If any of you have friends that are interested, please have them contact me.  We've room for 36 students, and as always, it's first come first serve.

We've looked at the calendar, and have picked two choices of dates.  Labor Day factored into this.

Below are two choices of classes.  Please review and again let me know which might be better, or no preference.

Saturday Classes:

May 8,  May 15, and May 22.  These are from 8AM to 4:30PM each Saturday.

Weeknight Classes, One Saturday:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30PM to 9:30PM and one Saturday.

June 1 and 3, 8 and 10, 15 and 17, and Saturday June 19th  8AM to 3:30PM.

Please let me know which if any you could attend, and then we'll decide.  Each class is $50.00 and you will leave there with more than that in materials, and knowledge.  I look forward to hearing from you all, and hope we can make it work for all.

Please feel free to call me on my cell or browse our website and learn more.

Thanks,

 

George G. Butts

President

Hotline: 310-802-5233

      Fax: 310-802-5201

      Cell: 310-701-0101

gbutts@mbcerta.org

www.mbcerta.org

Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association, Inc.

MBCERTA, Drop Box #1

400 15th Street,  Manhattan Beach,  CA  90266

The Great California ShakeOut!

Dear Concerned Citizen ,

Get Ready to ShakeOut. 10.21.10The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is eight months away, and already more than 1.8 million Californians are registered to participate. Last year there were not this many until June! 

If you have not yet registered, please login to quickly update your information and confirm your participation for 2010. 

The ShakeOut website is now completely updated for 2010, including resources such as drill manuals, posters, flyers, web banners, and more. These materials are provided to help you plan your drill, to inform your organization's employees or your community, and to encourage others to register. 

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
News from Haiti continues to remind us of how important it is to be prepared-as individuals, organizations, communities, and beyond. The ShakeOut is an opportunity for us to prepare together, hopefully before a major earthquake happens again here in California. To help we will be sending you preparedness tips each month, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

Secure Your SpaceStep 1: Secure Your Stuff.  Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your home, workplace or school can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death in the next earthquake. Conduct a "hazard hunt" to identify what needs to be secured in place, such as televisions, computers, bookcases, furniture, unstrapped water heaters, etc. Get started by following our how-to instructions.


NOTE: Firefighters, preparedness officials, and other experts agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the best way to protect yourself during earthquakes. Another method being promoted via e-mail and online is very dangerous. Read our special report to learn why.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

  

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

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

RESIDENT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - Update 4

Help distribute information packets that will help residents of Hermosa Beach to Be Prepared.

We are asking Block Captains and others that are interested to help in this first of its kind event which is being organized by the HB Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission.

There are two opportunities to help.

1. Block Captains can be involved by handing out packets March 15 - March 25.

2. Other volunteers can participate on March 20, 10 am - 3 pm.

Let me know what you would like to do and I will forward your request to the appropriate organizer.

To read the letter from City Manager, Stephen Burrell, with information on the Awareness Campaign, please go to the following link:

http://saferhermosabeach.com/archive/volunteers_in_action/letterfromhermosabeach.htm


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We have received many requests to participate in this event thus far. 

If you are a Block Captain and still need to coordinate getting the Preparedness Packets please contact Dorothy ASAP.

Thank You so much for your participation!  More participants are appreciated.


Block Captain Dorothy Forba, of 30th St. will be assisting the NW Block Captains with this event and will be contacting those who let me know they are interested with further information and directions.

THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS

 


HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster preparedness neighborhood program. 
 
To view all ACTIVE blocks in HBNW

Please request an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, so your block will be considered as 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. 
 
 
 
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

 

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If you have had the MYN training but have not yet trained your block and would like some assistance we have a resident that will help assist you with your block training. Please contact me and we will get you in contact with her.

View the MYN PowerPoint Presentation


"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.
     
     

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 Hermosa Beach city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification messages. 

Please answer your phone when you see this number 866-419-5000 and save it as CodeRed.
 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 

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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
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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.

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 MAYOR 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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