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Tuesday 05/11/10

 

 

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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 ~

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ Plan Your Blocks Drill ~

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

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~ Donations Needed~

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB ~

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services ~

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ NEW SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER ~ EMERGENCY FANNY PACKS 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. Garth Gaines, 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

 

Thursday 5-6-10

 

Area 3

925

100 block of 15th St

Suspicious circumstances

There was a subject seen looking into yards/residences in the area. The subject was located and contacted in the 1400 blk Prospect. The subject was found to be on parole and had a leg ankle monitor. His parole officer was contacted. NOTE: Good call, if someone looks out of place or suspicious, give us a call so we can check them out.

 

Area 3

484 PC

1000 block of 2nd St

Theft

The victim's registration tabs were taken off of his vehicle. No one was seen or heard.

 

Area 2

594 PC

Unit block of 13th Ct

Vandalism

There was a subject seen keying a car in the area.  Police arrived on scene and the subject was subsequently arrested for the violation. NOTE: Good job looking out for your neighbors!!!

 

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 3

05/05/10                      6:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.                 1800 block of Pine Avenue

(Residential Burglary) A neighbor noticed that the front door of a neighbor's home was wide open. Knowing that the resident was not home, the neighbor went inside and found two rear bedrooms had been ransacked. A window screen to a partially opened window was found on the ground. It is unknown if anything was stolen from the residence

Area 7

05/01/10                      12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.            3600 block of N. Crest Dr.

(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's unlocked bicycle from outside the front door of the residence.


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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

 

On May 7th Imperial County received a disaster declaration from President Obama in response to the 7.2 earthquake that struck the area on April 4th.  The result of the declaration is that federal disaster aid has been made available to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

 

Federal funding will be available to the state and the local governments of Imperial County and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the earthquake.

 

Federal funding will cover not less than 75% of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly owned property, as well as certain private non-profit organizations engaged in community service activities and for removing debris from public areas and for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.

 

Calexico suffered the brunt of the damage, with an estimated $17 million in damage to its water treatment and waste water treatment facilities, the temporary closure of an elementary school, and the closure of parts of its downtown.  El Centro, Holtville and Imperial also suffered some water infrastructure damage from the earthquake.

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS...

 

Firefighter cited for career as leader

Paul Hawkins of the Hermosa Beach Fire Department will receive a Sustained Superiority Award at the 36th annual South Bay Medal of Valor ceremony today, for three decades of outstanding service as a firefighter, a mentor, and a tireless leader in a program to train paramedics in Hermosa's Mexican sister city.

Hermosa Beach Council to rule on new bar

(b) Cards from various area residents requesting that the City Council appeal the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's denial of the police chief's request to limit the alcohol serving hours to midnight at the former Il Boccaccio site, 39 Pier Ave.

 

Cards

 

HB council to rule on new bar letter to the editor

The Sharkeez chain is about to acquire a second location on Hermosa's Pier Plaza - the old Il Boccaccio restaurant site.

 

City says party is over for Six-Man Volleyball Tournament

Last year, 60,000 attendees crowded the beach during the Saturday portion of the event and spilled into downtown and residential areas. Residents complained of rowdy behavior - including fighting, littering, urinating, defecating and vomiting on public and private properties.


Greeks riot in the streets, 3 killed

ATHENS, Greece - Rioting over harsh austerity measures left three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drifting past parliament, in an outburst of anger that underlined the long and difficult struggle Greece faces to stick with painful cutbacks that come with an international bailout. ...

"Most of these lingering problems relate to the fact that excessive amounts of debt have been accumulated prior to the financial crisis. It's going to take time for these to be worked through," he said.

Deep cuts likely in updated state budget

The state budget crisis has been quiet for the past few months but will return to center stage this week as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to belt out some bad news.

President Declares Major Disaster For California

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake beginning on April 4, 2010, and continuing.


New senior center opens up

Hermosa Beach seniors are now welcome to hang out at the city's brand-new Senior Activity Center that's quickly becoming the place to be for those at least 50 years young.

EPAC

The city is requesting applications for two open positions on the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission. Filing deadline is May 18 for the terms that will end May 31, 2014. The seats currently belong to Alan Benson and Patricia Ellis who have served on EPAC since July 2007.

For application information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 1315 Valley Drive, Room 203, Hermosa Beach, (310) 318-0204, or visit the City's website at http://www.hermosabch.org and click on online services to download the application form.

Donations

The Hermosa Beach Police Department's K-9, Keef, will be spoiled by Maria Furzer and Abu Siddiq of PetMart who will donate food, grooming and flea medication for the dog who recently became a new member to the force. Cost of the donation is $60 per month. Keef has several jobs as a police K-9, with his first task to be locating illegal drugs.





 

                                                                                 
Hermosa Beach 2nd Annual Cycle Saturday

The 2nd Annual "Cycle Saturday" will be held May 22 at the amphitheater in Valley Park from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. 

 

 

Hermosa Beach Blood Drive

Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, May 23 between 10:00 am to 3:30 p.m. at the Hermosa View School's lower parking lot  (1800 Prospect Avenue)

Please consider donating blood ~ this is a crucial time for our blood supply is at its lowest levels in the upcoming Summer months.   Blood donated is available to all members of our community.

Help save lives!  Give blood!  It won't cost you anything, but it means everything to those in need!

v   All donors must be 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent)

v   Weigh at least 110 pounds

v   Be well and healthy on the day of donation

v   FREE COOKIES AND JUICE!

 All donors will receive a coupon for a piccolo cup of yummy Paciugo Gelato!

  Please call Candy Ayllon-McPhail at 310-406-5907 for any questions,

or E-mail to: camillon63@yahoo.com

Sign up now for an appointment at: http://hbeach.givesblood.org

Thank you all in advance for supporting our Blood Drive!  

 

Prescription Drugs Drop Off Locations 

Click above for a list of locations for persons who wish to drop off unused prescription drugs or other narcotics (legal or illegal).

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STOP CRIME 

 




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BE A TREND SETTER

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND SHOP IN TOWN

SUPPORT OUR PIER AVENUE RETAILERS

Abe's Liquor
Becker Surfboards
Bikram Yoga
Blue Rose Boutique
Bottleworx
Bow Wow Boutique
C'Est La Vie
Crème de la Crepe
Curious Gift & Furniture
Fritto Misto
Gum Tree
Hair Mechanics
Hermosa Chiropractic
Hermosa Lock and Safe
Java Man
Los Mychachos
Mark of Excellence Hair Salon
Marx
Maximus Salon
Mimosa
New Orleans Cajun & Creole
Nu Shuz
Planet Earth Eco-Café
RE:Style
Salvatore's
Sol Baby
Splashin Gifts
Mani Pedi Cutie!
Stars Antique Market
Studio 7
The Coastal Connection
The Massage Spot
 

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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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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo

 C.P.R., AED, and First Aid for adults, infants, and children will teach resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest, and multiple injury assistance will be taught in this American Heart Association and State of CA Emergency Medical Services Authority approved course. Participants will receive a course completion card for CPR, AED, and first aid that are valid for 2 years. Please bring lunch with you. Location: Beach Cities Room Cost: $65 Resident $75 Non-Resident

 

 Date:

 05/08/2010 - 05/08/2010

 Day of week:

 Saturday

 Location:

 Redondo , Beach Cities Room

 Time:

 09:00AM - 05:00PM

 Cost:

 Resident-$65.00   Non Resident-$75.00


The Redondo Beach CERT Alumni Association

invites you, your family and friends to the

Annual CERT Alumni Luau.

 

Date:   Saturday, May 22nd

Time:  10am to 2pm

Place:  Moonstone Park

  

Socializing

Crafts

Sport Games

        (including firefighter games)

Bar-B-Que and Refreshments

Suggested donation for Alumni guests is $10 per person

Alumni please bring a side dish (salad, fruit, chips, etc.

Things to Bring: Sunscreen, chair, umbrella, blanket

 

Please R.S.V.P by MAY 10th to rbcertaa@aol.com SEE YOU THERE!!!


Hospitality Disaster Preparedness Seminar - May 25

It's sure to be a day full of great information, support and enlightenment on disaster preparedness and response.

http://disasterprepseminar.eventbrite.com


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 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 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is six months away, and already more than 3.4 million Californians are registered to participate!

If you or your organization has not yet registered for 2010, please loginto 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. 

What's with all the earthquakes?
Since the March ShakeOut Update email, additional large earthquakes have shaken the planet. The April 4th magnitude 7.2 Baja California earthquake caused extensive damage on both sides of the border, and 2 people were killed.  This was the largest earthquake to shake southern California since 1992, and has been followed by thousands of aftershocks, including many north of the border. On April 14th the Qinghai province of China was rocked by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake with a death toll of over 2,200 people.  There are many factors that explain the differences, including building standards and other preparedness efforts.

Even though we have had additional large earthquakes in populated areas this year, scientists do not believe that they are interconnected, and do not know if the trend will continue.  Some years have more earthquakes, and some are relatively quiet. However California remains at high risk for earthquakes, so we must remember that large earthquakes can shake any part of the state at anytime.

Step 4: Is your place safe?

Most houses are not as safe as they could be. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are things that you can do to improve the structural integrity of your home. Some of the things that you might consider checking include inadequate foundations, unbraced cripple walls, soft first stories, unreinforced masonry and vulnerable pipes. Consult a contractor or engineer to help you identify your building's weaknesses and begin to fix them now.

Download the Is Your Place Safe? focus sheet (620 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #4 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country



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


Suzanne Larkin
900 block of Eighth Pl.

June 2010

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

  

 

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You may want to consider doing the MYN 9 step Drill with your block on Saturday Oct. 23 in addition to the ShakeOut! Drop, Cover and Hold On Drill on Oct 21 at 10:21 a.m.

Let me know if you plan on participating in either of these drills and we will post your name and block in the e-newsletter.

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.


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

 

 

 

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!

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Courses

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


Emergency Operations Center

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

EOC Progress

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
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

Welcome to Hermosa Beach's new,

Senior Activity Center! 

Located at the Community Center 710 Pier Ave.  310-318-0280

BINGO, LECTURES, FITNESS, EXCURSIONS, SOCIAL HOUR

Let your Senior (50+) family and neighbors know about the new Senior Center today!

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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