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Tuesday 05/18/10

 

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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 ~ KEEP YOUR WHEELS ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ RB CERT Alumni Luau ~ HOSPITALITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ~ MB CERT CLASS ~ 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 ~

:: 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

 

Tuesday May 11

Area 1

459 PC

600 Block 8th Place

Burglary

Unknown suspects removed a bicycle, surfboard and wetsuits from an open garage.

 

Close and lock your garage!

 

Area 1

10851VC

1200 Block Monterey Ave. 

Stolen Motorcycle

Victim reported their motorcycle stolen.  The theft occurred approximately 3 weeks prior.  Victim did not have insurance and was not going to report the crime until prompted by a friend.

 

Please report crimes promptly.  This vehicle may have been stopped by police and the suspect allowed to go free because it had not been reported stolen.

 

Thursday May 13

Area 3

484 PC

1200 block 8th St

Recyclables theft

Subjects going through trash.  Subjects gone on arrival of officers.

 

Continue to report recyclables thefts.

 

Area 2

220PC

1200 Block of the Beach

Sexual Assault

Female victim assaulted by a Middle Eastern male, 5'8" tall, medium build with medium length hair wearing a dark shirt and denim pants.  Occurred 50 yards north of the Pier.  The suspect tackled the victim and attempted to force himself on her.  Victim was able to escape and run away.  Area check for the suspect was unsuccessful due to 30 minute delay in crime being reported.

 

Be aware of your surroundings!  Notify police immediately if you are the victim of a crime.  Women should not walk alone late at night in secluded areas.

 

 

Friday May 14             

Area 3

 

925

800 Block 8th Place

Suspicious person

Female Hispanic seen jumping over fences carrying a black lap top computer bag.  Suspect was gone on officer's arrival.

 

Great job reporting the incident.

 

 

 

Area 3

459

1100 Block 7th Street

Burglary report

Surprise!  Black computer bag containing a lap top computer taken from an unlocked vehicle.

 

Always lock your car and store valuables out of sight.

 

Saturday May 15

Area 3

925

1100 Block 7th Street

Suspicious person

Subject seen walking down the street checking the door handles on parked cars.  Subject was gone upon officers arrival. 

 

This is probably how the computer above was stolen.  Keep calling on suspicious people.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 9

05/6/10                        9:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.              2800 block of N. Valley Drive

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence upon leaving. When she entered the residence she saw items in the kitchen had been knocked over, hall cabinet doors were open and the master bedroom had been ransacked. A laptop computer, camera and pieces of jewelry were missing. The point of entry appeared to be a bedroom window where the screen had been removed and the window had been pried open. The front door was also found open. 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

 

It Can Happen Here

 

Many of the columns I have written for the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch newsletter recount fire tragedies in other communities involving the loss of human life.  I have used these tragic events in order to illustrate the importance of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, escape plans, etc., in the home.

 

Now, a fire tragedy has occurred in Hermosa Beach.  Last Friday night a 68 year old female died as a result of a fire at 1075 Aviation Blvd.  It is the first fire-related fatality since I became chief here in December of 2008...and I hope it will be the last.

 

Prevention and mitigation are the keys to fire safety.  As I have stated before, I will reiterate here:

·       Smoke detectors:  Smoke detectors are an early warning device that alerts occupants of a fire.  Fire department response times of five minutes or less are not very helpful if the first indication of a fire is when smoke and flame are billowing out of windows and doors.  Smoke detectors alert occupants to take action, including early alerting of the fire department.

·       Fire extinguishers:  Every household should have at least one fire extinguisher, preferably two (perhaps more, depending on the size of your home).  An occupant receiving early notification of a fire in their home via a smoke detector can immediately call the fire department and use a fire extinguisher to "knock down" or extinguish the fire until the fire department arrives.  The key to fire extinguisher use is proper training.

·       EDITH:  Exit Drills in the Home.  In cases of a fast moving fire in which a fire extinguisher would not be affective, occupants must have prearranged "exit drills" from the home, including a pre-determined meeting place for all family members so all may be accounted for.

·       Prevention and Mitigation:  Survey your home and look for fire hazards, especially kitchens.  Look for overloaded electrical outlets.  Check your garage.  We are all notorious for putting "whatever" into our garages, including flammable and combustible liquids.  Strategically locate fire extinguishers where you can get to one quickly, and place it on or near the path to an exit so you still have that option as you go to retrieve it.

 

You can obtain more information on the items above, and many others, by visiting www.nfpa.org, www.befiresmart.com, or simply do a "fire safety" or "home fire safety" web search.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS...

Woman whose Hermosa Beach frame shop burned dies

The woman was identified as Linda King, 69, said Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Bob Higgins. She was the owner of Linda's Frame Shop, the business that burned, Higgins said. The store is in the 1000 block of Artesia Boulevard.


Copy Machines, a Security Risk?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the good, old-fashioned copy machine. But, as Armen Keteyian reports, advanced technology has opened a dangerous hole in data security.


LA approves $6.7B budget that cuts workers, reduces services

With ambivalence toward a plan that cuts city workers and reduces services, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $6.7 billion city budget Monday.

Parking Attendants Trained to Watch For Terrorists

Parking attendants and meter maids could be the nation's latest line of defense against terrorist attacks. A new government program aims to train thousands of parking industry employees nationwide to watch for and report anything suspicious - abandoned cars, for example, or people hanging around garages, taking photographs or asking unusual questions.

As Death Toll Rises, Thai PM Defends Crackdown

Thailand's leader defended the deadly army crackdown on protesters besieging the capital's heart, saying Saturday the country's very future was at stake.



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.






 

                                                                                 
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 

 

'Keeping Your Wheels'

Whether you leave your car for a minute or for several hours, roll up the windows, lock it and take the key. Park in a busy, well-lighted area.

Don't leave any personal identification documents, keys or credit cards anywhere in the vehicle.




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BE A TREND SETTER

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND SHOP IN TOWN

SUPPORT OUR PIER AVENUE RETAILERS

First Thursdays

SHOP. EAT. PLAY
The First Thursday of every month in Downtown Hermosa Beach from 6pm-9pm. Participating shops, cafes, and art galleries will feature events and other cool stuff for you to enjoy.

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




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 

  

 

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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.

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

 For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net



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

 

email Ken Hartley @ HBARA


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

 

 Visit the HBARA website!


HBARA LOGO

 

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SURVIVAL KITS
More Prepared Logo

 

 

Order your supplies TODAY! 

 

 

We want to help you get prepared! 

 

 

 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 

 

Enter HB2007 at checkout.

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ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit Description:

The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit is a means by which a homeowner, tenant, or neighbor can easily locate their gas, water, and electrical mains and shut them off in case of a natural disaster or accidental emergency.

Utility 1

 

Visit AES online today!

 

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FOCUS ON SENIORS

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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