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Tuesday 05/25/10

 

   

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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 ~ 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

Monday 5-17-10 - Sunday 5-23-10

Tuesday 5-18-10

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

3200 block of The Strand

Residential Burglary

This occurred on 5-4-10. An unknown MWA entered the residence and removed $40 cash.  The residents believe the suspect used key from realtor box to gain entry.  The suspect was chased by the resident and stopped.  The victims took suspects picture but did not know about the money or the missing key until later.  They did not call police but now feel suspect may still have the key to their residence.

 

Friday 5-21-10

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

1200 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

 A female victim left her purse unattended in the bar.  The victim returned and her purse was missing. No one was seen or heard.

 

Saturday 5-22-10

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

1300 block of The Strand

Theft

There was some patio furniture taken from the area. This theft occurred during the night. No one was seen or heard.

 

Sunday 5-23-10

 

Area 1

 

245 PC

2nd St and The Strand

Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

There was a call of a stabbing that had just occurred in the area. HBPD respond and locate the victim. The victim was very uncooperative and did not want to talk. There was also an uncooperative witness that indicated essentially that there was a mutual fight. None of the involved parties would talk.  The suspect fled, but was later named by an additional witness.  The no desirous victim refused to go to the hospital with HBFD, however was convinced to go by Police. A friend agreed to take victim to the hospital. The case is currently being investigated by the HB Detectives.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

05/13/10                                  Unknown time             1600 block of 19th Street

(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unseen suspect removed a window screen and tried to open a locked west side bathroom window. A hand print was left on the outside of the window, but entry was not made into the residence.

 

Area 2

05/11/10 - 05/14/10                Unknown time             300 block of Aviation Place

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took two golf bags full of clubs from the shared garage. It's unknown how suspects entered the garage.

 

Area 3

05/16/10                                  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.          1300 block of 12th Street

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked kitchen window and took a digital camera from on top of a desk and some cash that had been in a desk drawer. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 3

05/14/10 - 05/15/10                7 p.m. - 7 p.m.            1400 block of 12th Street

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured the residence upon leaving except for two windows that were left slightly ajar. At some time unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took a Playstation along with the remotes and a game. It's unknown how entry was made.

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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

 

The Hermosa Beach City Council will consider the status of fire consolidation talks with Redondo Beach at tonight's council meeting.  Council will be presented with the Executive Overview of the work completed thus far by Redondo Fire Chief Dan Madrigal and myself. 

The Overview identifies key areas of concern that will require extensive work to resolve.  These areas include dispatching, employee contracts, and indirect costs of consolidation to handle combined payroll and human resource issues. 

There are several options for consolidation.  Administrative consolidation would combine overhead costs; a joint powers agreement could be negotiated that arranges for the shared use of personnel, vehicles, equipment, etc; and contracting fire protection with Los Angeles County (this is currently not an option for Hermosa Beach; the county will not consider contracting with a city unless that city is contiguous with the county or another contract city; if Redondo Beach or Manhattan Beach ever contracted with the county, then Hermosa Beach could be considered). 

Tonight's council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

 

 

IN THE NEWS...



DailyBreeze.com/Twitter  Follow Reporters and Local Movers and Shakers.

Moderate quakes shake Southern Calif.; no damage

A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

 

Quakes can jump to other faults, scientists say

Scientists have known for years that an earthquake on one fault can trigger movement on nearby faults.

In 1992, the 7.3 Landers quake not only caused simultaneous movement on small faults nearby, but triggered a 6.5 aftershock two hours later in Big Bear Lake, 17 miles away.

 

IMF raises fresh concerns about the Spanish economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised fresh concerns about Spain's economy, saying "far-reaching" reforms are needed to ensure its recovery.

L.A. Community College District stumbles on eco efforts

Behind the grand plans, the nine-college district has encountered the proverbial devil among the details.

Right now, the question is: Where will the money come from for projects - at Harbor College and Pierce College in Woodland Hills - that are already built?

"That's the big screw-up," said Mona Field, president of the district's board of trustees. "I didn't know we were approving projects without having the money. ... It has turned into a bit of a mess, I must admit."


Gulf Oil Spill - NEW - THURSDAY at 10P et/pt


It's one of America's biggest environmental disasters. Now, as experts scramble to stop the oil leak, Nat Geo reveals what happened to the Deepwater Horizon as a blowout tore it apart, killing 11 of the 126 men on board, and sending oil toward the coastline.

 

                                                                                 

 

  

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 

 

Police release sketch of man who reportedly chased Torrance school girl, 12

Police released a sketch Wednesday of a man sought for chasing a 12-year-old Torrance girl walking home from Hull Middle School last month.

The girl ran and was not hurt.



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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


·         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 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. 

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 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo


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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