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Tuesday 04/13/10

 

 

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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 7 - Emergency Preparedness Campaign Part 2 on May 1, 2010~

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident

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

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~ Work Party and Donations Needed~

:: 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 

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.
 
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

Monday 4-5-10

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

31st and Palm Dr

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was located and advised of the violation.

 

Tuesday 4-6-10

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

1800 Ardmore

Theft

 Stolen bicycle from location.  Suspects caught on surveillance camera according to victim.  Follow-up needed to contact apartment management for copy of video.

 

Wednesday 4-7-10

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

1100 block of PCH

Theft

The victim was at Mobil getting gas. During this time the suspect reached in and took her wallet from the passenger seat. The suspect vehicle was possibly a tan Chevy Tahoe.

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

800 block of Bard St

Vehicle Burglary

There were three subjects cleaning the victim's resident. The three subjects subsequently took money out of a bedroom drawer. This is an ongoing investigation with the Detectives.

Friday 4-11-10

           

Area 2

 

484 PC

Manhattan Ave and 14th St

Theft

There was a bike locked to a light pole in the area. The bike was a Silver Urban Lady with a cup holder. The cable lock was cut and the bike was taken. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.  

 

REMINDER:  HBNW SERVES TO BUILD UNITY WITHIN OUR
NEIGHBORHOODS AND WOULD REMIND MEMBERS AS
REPRESENTATIVES OF HBNW TO BE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES THAT CONTINUE TO HELP WEAVE THE TAPESTRY WHICH WE HAVE SO CAREFULLY WOVEN BY BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONE ANOTHER IN OUR EFFORT TO STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CRIME PREVENTION AWARENESS AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION.

Sincerely,

Tracy Hopkins
Co-founder and Coordinator - HBNW

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 3

04/11/10                                  12:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.            1400 block of Pine Avenue

(Vehicle Vandalism) The victims parked and locked two vehicles on the street near the residence. When they returned they discovered both vehicles had been written on with what appeared to be a black soft tip pen. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 5

04/08/10 - 04/09/10                5 p.m. - 8:40 a.m.                   100 block of 19th Street

(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole an unsecured bicycle from the garage which was closed, but unlocked.

 

Area 9

04/07/10                                  8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                 500 block of 30th Street

(Attempted Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) punched a hole in the right front door handle and partially pried the handle away from the body of the vehicle. It did not appear that entry was made into the vehicle and it's possible the suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to steal the third row of seats from the Toyota SUV.

 

Area 10

04/02/10 - 04/07/10                10 a.m. - 6 p.m.                      200 block of Kelp Street

(Stolen Bicycles) Unknown suspect(s) stole three bicycles, two of which were locked together, from a garage which may have been left open for a period of time.

 

Area 11

04/09/10 - 04/10/10                Unknown time                         Cayman Court, Sausalito Ct. West and East & Gateway Drive

(Vandalism/Hate Crimes) At various locations at Manhattan Village, several incidents of vandalism were reported. Damage included graffiti to vehicles, mail boxes, garage doors, signs and other private property. 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

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the southeastern corner of California on April 4th.  The earthquake was felt in our area, as well.  The following are some of the key pieces of information coming out of Imperial County:

  • There was damage across the county, but Calexico was hit the hardest. Downtown businesses there are closed due to damage and the downtown port of entry was also closed for a time.  A sewer line in Calexico also ruptured, spilling raw sewage into the New River.
  • Many county offices were closed, and some remain closed due to damage from the quake. Local media reported that schools in many cities were damaged, but again Calexico suffered the worst of it. Jefferson Elementary School is closed for the rest of this school year.
  • Businesses and home owners who suffered damages more than likely did not have earthquake insurance.
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Barbara Boxer visited and toured the area last week.
  • By Friday as many as 44 businesses in Calexico were red-tagged, or deemed unsafe by the city to enter or occupy, and estimated damage to commercial property and private property is about $29.8 million.
  • Calexico is seeking over $17 million for repairs of its water and wastewater treatment plants, which were damaged in the quake.
  • El Centro damage estimates are estimated to be over $50 million, so far.
  • Calexico, El Centro, Holtville and Imperial have all reported damage to their respective city's water distribution system.

 

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IN THE NEWS...

In California, Louder Calls to Prepare for Quakes

As residents on both sides of the Mexican border cleaned up after Sunday's earthquake, the authorities warned that many Californians remained unprepared for a serious quake, and emergency officials said that budget cuts have strained their ability to handle a disaster.


Chile quake offers tough lessons for US coast

SANTIAGO, Chile - As the Easter earthquake shook Southern California, the state's disaster management chief was thousands of miles away in Chile, examining what experts say is the best case study yet for how a truly catastrophic earthquake could impact the United States.

7.7 quake strikes Sumatra island

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra early Wednesday, triggering a small tsunami, snapping power lines and sending panicked residents rushing for higher ground.


Scam alert issued on new health care law

President Barack Obama's top health official says scam artists are taking advantage of the new insurance law to peddle phony policies.


Below is a list of locations for person who wish to drop off unused prescription drugs or other narcotics (legal or illegal).

Here are the following Hermosa Beach area drop-off locations for drugs/sharps:

 

Manhattan Beach Police Department

1400 Highland Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(In front of library) (Prescription drugs only)

 

Redondo Beach Fire Department

Fire Station #1

401 S. Broadway

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

(Must turn in at front desk) (Prescription drugs and sharps)

 

Hawthorne Police Department

12501 S. Hawthorne Boulevard

Hawthorne, CA 90250

(Anything except drugs containing "hazardous materials" such as PCP)

(Must turn in at front desk - no questions asked)

 

El Segundo City Hall

350 Main Street

El Segundo, CA 90245

(Turn in during twice yearly round-up.  No illegal drugs.  Email for information at lmahakian@elsegundo.org)

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lennox Station

4331 Lennox Boulevard

Inglewood, CA 90304

(In front of station, all types)

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lomita Station

26123 Narbonne Avenue

Lomita, CA 90717

(In front of station, all types)

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STOP CRIME 

 

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY SERIES

APRIL 9, 2010

Over the past several months, the City of Torrance has experienced an increase of daytime residential burglaries. The most common method of this increased trend seems to be where a suspect knocks on the door to the residence to see if anyone is home. If no one answers the door, the suspect walks to the rear of the house and forcibly enters via a rear door or window. Once inside, the suspect ransacks the residence and takes items that are easy to flee with (i.e. cash, jewelry, video games, laptop computers, etc). The suspect will make several trips to an awaiting vehicle, then flee the area with another suspect driving the car.

We are asking our community to be more aware of people in their neighborhood who they do not recognize as residents of the block, and/or, individuals acting suspicious.

For example, in two of our recent daytime burglaries, neighbors saw a subject in a neighbor's backyard that they did not recognize as a resident of the house and did not call us. Both of these houses were broken into. The suspets will also use ploys to justify their presence in your neighborhood. They may pretend to be a solicitor of some type or act as if they are trying to find a "friend's" house.

If you can be a good witness, please get the suspect's description, the suspect vehicle description (a license plate would be great) and possibly a direction of travel if you see the vehicle leave the area. Please DO NOT confront any suspect(s) or ask them "what they are doing" or tell them that you are "calling the police."

Please call the Torrance Police Department (310-328-3456) regardless of how insignificant you feel a situation may be. This may result in an arrest of a burglar.





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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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Business Continuity Forum 
              
Friday, April 30, 2010

"GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS"

Featuring nationally renowned speaker, Lt. General Russel L. Honoré.

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

Register early! 
To view flyer,
click here.To register, click here.

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.

 

 

Prepare for Emergencies with American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Courses

American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED programs are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life.

Additional training in bloodborne pathogens, oxygen administration and injury prevention can be added to CPR and first aid training to prepare you to prevent and respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Red Cross Preparedness programs in first aid, CPR and AED are available for any age and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and individuals. Whether you work with children, want training for employees, are a professional rescuer, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency, the American Red Cross has a program for you. Click here to watch a short presentation on different training course options and delivery methods.

CPR is one of the most selfless things you can learn because you can never use it on yourself. It is purely to be able to help someone else.  For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net

 

 

The Great California ShakeOut! - April 2010

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is six months away, and already more than 3 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 more 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 disaster supplies kits.

Personal disaster supplies kits

Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep them where you spend most of your time, so they can be reached even if your building is badly damaged. The kits will be useful for many emergencies.

Keep one kit in your home, another in your car, and a third kit at work. Backpacks or other small bags are best for your disaster supplies kits so you can take them with you if you evacuate.  Include at least the following items: (more)


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

May 1, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Packet Deliveries - Volunteer Opportunity

We have slated Saturday, May 1, 2010, as the day to complete delivery of the emergency preparedness information to those households that did not receive it on March 20th.  We will meet at City Hall at 10AM, hand out the packets and ask that they be delivered to the houses.  we will not be asking questions of the neighbors for this walk. We will only be delivering the packets to their homes.

   To do this, we are asking for volunteers and need your help. If you are interested in 'walking our neighborhoods' please contact George Schmeltzer @
g.j.schmletzer@att.net or Patty Ellis @ ellishbch@roadrunner.com.

   Thank you for what you do.

 

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

Judy Anderson -

1600 Ardmore/ Commodore HOA

 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

  

 

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IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A MAJOR DISASTER AT HOME...

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES.
2. PROTECT YOUR HEAD, FEET AND HANDS.
3. CHECK THE GAS AT YOUR HOME.
4. SHUT OFF WATER AT THE HOUSE...

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

Public Awareness Award (Division 2, State/Regional National Government, International, or Non-Profit Organization)

First Place: Washington State Emergency Management for its Map Your Neighborhood Program to build and strengthen disaster preparedness in neighborhoods.

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! 



A picture of the club room/EOC with drop ceiling tiles & lighting installed.

EOC Progress

DONATIONS ARE STILL NEEDED TO HELP COMPLETE THE EOC.  ANY AMOUNT SMALL OR LARGE WOULD BE APPRECIATED TO HELP REACH THE $16K GOAL NEEDED!

We know how wewill communicate when phones, cell phones and Internet go down. Do you?

 


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.

 

 

 

 

PHONE NUMBERS

WEBSITES

 

310-524-2750

 

310-318-0360

 

310-376-2479

 

310-318-0239

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

HBNW phone:

310-374-1828

 

 

 

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