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Tuesday 03/30/10

 

 

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ HAITI LECTURE ~ MB CERT ~ ShakeOut

:: 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.
 
Facebook.com/HermosaBeachPolice

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

Wednesday 3-24-10

 

Area 2

454 PC

1300 The Strand

Burglary

The suspect jumped the balcony wall and attempted to get in the sliding glass door. No entry made. No loss.

 

Thursday 3-25-10

 

Area 3

487 PC

600 Block PCH

Grand Theft

Twelve (12) catalytic converters were stolen from the business over the weekend. No forced entry and no suspect information.

 

Area 2

487 PC

2300 Block Hermosa

Stolen Bicycle

A Mongoose bicycle was taken from an open garage. The Victim will attempt to locate the serial number and give it to detectives.

 

Friday 3-26-10

Area 2

211 PC

1300 block Hermosa Ave

Robbery

A female was getting into her vehicle. A male held the door for her and then demanded her purse. A second suspect was standing at the rear of the vehicle. The suspect ordered the vehicle to leave. The victim drove away and then called the police.

 

             

Area 2

484 PC

715 Pier Ave 

Theft from Unlocked Vehicle

The suspect removed an IPod and GPS unit from an unlocked vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 3-27-10

Area 2

487 PC

2600 Hermosa Ave 

Theft of Bicycle

A bicycle had been chained to a fence and the lock was cut. The bicycle was taken between 6:30 and 10:30 PM.

 

 

Area 2

459 PC

2500 Manhattan Av

Window Smash Vehicle Burglary

Two vehicles had the windows smashed and GPS units taken. Do not leave valuables in plain site in the vehicle. These thefts occurred between 9 PM and 8 AM.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

03/26/10 - 03/27/10                9 p.m. - 7 a.m.                       1800 block of 12th Street

(Stolen Bicycles) The victim locked three bicycles in the carport. When she returned she found the lock on the ground and all three bicycles were gone. Video surveillance showed three white male juveniles wearing hooded sweatshirts entered the garage at 2:59 a.m. and rode out on the bicycles.

 

Area 2

03/21/10- 03/23/10                  10:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.            200 block of Aviation Place

(Stolen Bicycles) Unknown suspect(s) rolled up a metal cage style garage door on a carport and stole two bicycles that were hanging in the rear of the carport.

 

Area 2

03/24/10- 03/25/10                  7:30 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.            300 block of Aviation Place

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in a guest parking spot in the underground carport and left his wallet near the center console and a briefcase on the seat. He returned to find the rear driver's side window smashed and his wallet and briefcase were 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

 

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...

 

Crime rates rise in beach cities

"When the numbers are small it doesn't take much to move them to make a difference," Hermosa Beach Police Chief Greg Savelli said. ...

Although not reflected in these statistics, vehicle break-ins continue to be an areawide problem. Burglars prey on motorists who leave laptop computers, cellular telephones and other property in plain view on their seats.

Police urge people to lock their belongings away.

 

Local Gang Giving Away Free Heroin Samples

Police say concerns are growing over an apparent heroin give-a-way program initiated by gang members hoping to increase their clientele.

Investigation targets state pension fund

SACRAMENTO -- Federal prosecutors have started a criminal investigation into the investment activities of the California Public Employees Retirement System, a newspaper reported Friday.

The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, said Justice Department officials in Los Angeles are examining potential influence-peddling within CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension fund.

 

LAUSD, UTLA announce labor deal

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines and United Teachers Los Angeles president A.J. Duffy announced a major agreement in labor negotiations Saturday morning.

Terms of the deal include shortening the current school year by at least five days and pay cuts to teachers.

 

Business leaders decry plan to raise DWP rates

Villaraigosa's proposed hikes of up to 22% for firms, which in part would further his renewable energy goals, stun the leaders, who had been delighted with his recent promise to focus on the economy.

The environmentally friendly positions envisioned by the mayor are "not more important than the jobs that need to be preserved and supported now," said Glen Berryhill, vice president of property management for Thomas Properties Group. ...

Chief Deputy Mayor Jay Carson and Villaraigosa's deputy chief of staff, Matt Szabo, attempted some damage control on Monday, acknowledging to dozens of business leaders that they should have consulted with them more about the plan. ...

An additional 1,600 positions would be for DWP "green doctors," who would tell residents whether their homes could be more energy-efficient, she said. ...

"There are going to be more businesses that will not succeed."


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STOP CRIME 

 

 

Calif. Inmate Release Plan Draws Protests


A law intended to reduce inmate overcrowding by allowing early releases at state prisons and county jails is sowing confusion throughout California a month after it took effect....
Other counties -- including Los Angeles, the state's most populous -- decided the law should not be applied retroactively, thus avoiding a mass release.



California attorney general weighs in on early-release law

In contrast, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has not released any inmates early as a result of the law. L.A. County requires that most male inmates serve 80% of their sentences, and officials said they wouldn't reduce that in the wake of the new law because they don't believe it applies to counties.



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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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Debra Hawk at MBCERTA Guest Speaker's Program

Debra Hawk in Haiti

Debra Hawk will be our next guest at the Speaker's Program on April 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Joslyn Center Auditorium, 1601 N Valley Drive, MB.

Debra, a MB resident and nurse anesthetist,  was on a plane to Haiti with a medical team within hours after the Haiti earthquake struck. She will relate her experiences, illustrated with some of the 1500 slides she took during her time there.

Reply to training@mbcerta.org

Business Continuity Forum 

"GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS"

Friday, April 30, 2010
Forum:  9:00 - 11:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Learn from the experts how to protect your business in the event of a disaster!

Please join us with

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré

LT. General Russel L. Honoré, US Army (Ret), is widely hailed by the media as the "Hero of Katrina", who led the Task Force in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  General Honoré is a dynamic and captivating speaker who delivers a powerful message about "creating a culture of preparedness."

"Honoré's book 'Survival' reminds us why American must forge a new culture of preparedness.  Honoré dissects our lessons learned and illuminates the measure leaders must take to effectively protect and defend the American people from the future calamities."  - President Bill Clinton

Business Continuity Forum
Presented by Traiden Global Solutions (TGS)

One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster, never reopen. Businesses that have a disaster-preparedness plan - and implement it - typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not.  This summit will provide you with a usable plan and the training you need to implement it.  TGS is recognized throughout the public and private industry as a leader in Safety, Security, Emergency Management, and Business Continuity Planning.

Table Sponsorship Opportunities:

Platinum    $1,000.00  (10 table seats w/ Forum & Lunch)
Gold             $750.00  (5 seats w/ Forum & Lunch)
Silver           $500.00  (3 seats w/Forum & Lunch)

Individual Ticket Prices:

Forum Only               $35 per person
Lunch Only                $40 per person
Forum & Lunch          $70 per person

Register Now!

 

MBCERT Class in June

We are pleased to let you know that CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) led by the MB Fire Department is offering an additional emergency preparedness training session starting on June 8. This series will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks and finish on Saturday, June 26. Classes are held in the Public Works Training Room, 3621 Bell Avenue.

For additional information visit www.mbcerta.org or send an email to info@mbcerta.org.

 

The Great California ShakeOut! - March 2010

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is seven months away, and already more than 2.6 million Californians are registered to participate!

If you or your organization has not yet registered for 2010, please login to quickly update your information and confirm your participation.  With your help, we can reach 3 million participants this week (especially if school districts and colleges re-register now).

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!
The Haiti and Chile earthquakes show the value of improved building codes and public education, and demonstrate how important it is to be prepared-as individuals, organizations, communities, and beyond. Smaller earthquakes here help remind us that California is earthquake country.  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 2: Make a Plan. Planning for an earthquake or other emergency is somewhat like planning to leave on vacation. Make sure that your emergency plan includes evacuation and reunion plans; your out-of-state contact person's name and number; the location of your emergency supplies and other pertinent information. Additional planning actions can be completed over time. By planning now, you will be ready for the next emergency.


NOTE: Firefighters, preparedness officials, and other experts agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the best way to protect yourself during earthquakes. Other methods can be very dangerous. Read our updated 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

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 

  

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo


If you have had the MYN training but have not yet trained your block and would like some assistance just let me know.

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! 

 

Hello all,

The regularly scheduled HBARA meeting for April 1st has been canceled until
May.

The first coat of paint in the hallway/stairwell is complete. We will begin
the topcoat/semi-gloss on Sunday, April 11th from 9am-2pm. Please feel free
to come out and help. The hallway is looking great! This is the entrance to
the club room/EOC, so it's important for it to look fresh & clean.

Today I have ordered the 'whips' that connect the office cubicles to
electrical power. (Thank you Jeff Smith for tracking down the proper type
and where to purchase!)

"THANK YOU!"  to all of you who have been coming out on the weekends to
volunteer!!!! For those who haven't been able to come out over the past few
weekends - feel free to come out on April 11th! We'd love to have you.

-Ken


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!


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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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