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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

 

Tuesday 06/29/10

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ Daily updates from CrimeReports.com

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AUG 2010 SIGN UP NOW!

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ 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 

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We are now using the information on
CrimeReports.com for the crime log.

It will be a great benefit to the community as a whole to help increase  awareness and encourage residents to be more cautious.

You can go directly to the site below any time you want to check out the crime status.  The information is downloaded daily.

www.CrimeReports.com

You can also visit the HBPD on Facebook at:
Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page
 

For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for 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 

Go to www.CrimeReports.com

Go to CrimeReports.com to access official crime data in your neighborhood and sign up for free email alerts.

Item(s) reported include:

Breaking and Entering

24 Jun 2010

1200 BLOCK 9TH ST

Time: 17:21
Burglary
On Wednesday 6-23-10 between 1600 and 1630 hours, unknown suspect(s) stole property from a vehicle which was parked in the 1200-Block of 9th Street. This vehicle's front passenger's side window had been rolled down and it is unclear whether its doors were locked. Among the items stolen was a necklace worth approximately $40,000.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR DOORS OR PARK YOUR VEHICLE IN YOUR GARAGE AND DON'T LEAVE ITEMS OF VALUE IN YOUR VEHICLE.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department

Area 2

6/19/10 - 6/21/10                    6 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        200 block of Aviation Place

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in the garage area but is unsure if it was locked. When he returned the driver's side door was open and several items were missing including a credit card holder with cards inside, sunglasses and headphones. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 2

6/17/10 - 6/18/10                    3:15 p.m. - 9 a.m.                   1400 block of MBB

(Garage Theft) The victim closed her garage door with a key and returned to find the door open. Unknown suspect(s) took a bicycle and massage table from the garage.

 

Area 3

6/20/10                                    9:40 a.m.                                 500 block of 14th Street

(Attempted Residential Burglary) The resident was inside when he heard a gate open and saw an unknown male subject open the sliding screen door which leads to the kitchen. The subject became startled and exited the property through the gate. When asked what he was doing the subject said he was at the wrong residence and drove away in an older model black two door pick-up truck. The subject is male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 38 - 45 years old, 5'10" to 5'11' tall with a large build.

 

Area 7

6/13/10 - 6/15/10                    5 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        3300 block of N. Ocean Drive

(Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) stole four unsecured bicycles from the garage which is some times left open for construction workers.

 


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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

 

Welcome to the Emergency Survival Program (ESP)

Preparing for disasters

Disasters usually strike without warning. You can help your family, your neighborhood, and your business survive a disaster by being prepared. The information in these pages will help you develop your disaster plan.

 

ESPHeatWaveJuly - Heat Wave

 

IN THE NEWS...

Traffic Collision Scam - Elder Abuse

The Torrance Police Department is looking for citizens that may have been victimized by scam artists. Go to http://www.torranceca.gov/TPD/15237.htm for more information on the scam or check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiVqEB3G9I to watch our informational video on YouTube. You may have to copy/paste the links into your browser for them to work properly.


10 Russian secret agents arrested in U.S.
Following a multi-year investigation, ten people were arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Department of Justice said Monday.

Whooping Cough Now Epidemic in California

California is facing what could be the state's biggest outbreak of pertussis since 1958, according to its top public health official. This contagious disease is more commonly known as whooping cough due the distinctive whoop that occurs when sufferers cough and gasp for breath.

More than 600 arrests as G20 protests swell

Prime Minister Stephen Harper deplores actions of 'a few thugs'

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 

 

 

 

 

Introducing:

The Hermosa Beach
4th Annual National Night Out Program (NNO)
 

 

Starting at 6:15pm on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch, Police, Fire and Public Works will be meeting with neighbors and demonstrating many of their capabilities to local families at up to eight HBNW blocks in Hermosa Beach.

 

 

Attention HBNW block captains:

If you want each of these outstanding public safety teams to visit your block, please apply using this form: http://bit.ly/nnohbnw

 

Most people avoid getting to know their neighbors because everyone is so busy, and it isn't always convenient to go knock on someone's door to introduce yourself. However, if you make yourself available, there are always opportunities!

 

 

"How does my Block participate?"

1) If you're an HBNW Block Captain, please apply here

 

 

HB Neighborhood Watch, HB Police, HB Fire and HB Public Works participate in the 27th Annual National Night Out Program (NNO)  

 

LIVE Tuesday, August 3rd from 6:15p.m. - 9:00p.m.

 

 

Motor Ofc. JR Smith and kids 

NNO 2009 involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.  We have won national recognition for the past three years that we have participated in our population category.   


Future HB Fire

 

It is your party.

 

It is your neighborhood.

 

Nothing elaborate is needed or it can be as big as your imagination.

 

Doing such a simple gesture will go a long way in maintaining a relationship with your neighbors.

 

30th street

 

Only on this one night, all fees are waived and Public Works will close down your street to have a block party.  This is a unique opportunity to encourage your neighbors to come out of their homes and enjoy each others company.  A procession of HB Police & their vehicles, HB Firefighters/Paramedics & their vehicles, HB Public Works and our public officials will be on your street to meet you and your residents!  See the members from each department and meet Sparky the Fire Dog.

 


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Only Block Captains can sign up their block.

 

We hope to see your block on Tuesday, August 3rd!

 

 

PARTICIPATING BLOCK CAPTAINS






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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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The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than five months away, and already more than 3.7 million Californians are registered to participate! 

If you or your organization has not yet renewed your registration for 2010, please login today to easily update your information and confirm your participation in this year's drill.  With your help, we can reach 4.0 million participants this week (especially if school districts and colleges re-register now).  If you have renewed your registration already, thank you! 


Who will ShakeOut with you?
When we think about preparedness, we usually consider what we need to have in our disaster supplies kits, how we will protect ourselves, or how we will reopen our businesses. These are important factors in speeding our own recovery. However, your recovery will also depend on how prepared your neighbors and community are, including businesses or organizations!  Individuals should encourage their employer to be  prepared (so they will continue to have a job), and organizations should encourage their employees to be prepared at home (so that employee's can be at work with less worry about their homes or loved ones).  Organizations should also encourage their clients, customers, and suppliers to be prepared, so that work can continue or resume quickly.

A great way to help your community, your employer, and others get prepared, reduce injuries, and speed recovery is to encourage them to register to participatein the Great California ShakeOut!  Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you, perhaps by using email, Facebook, Twitter, or information on your website.  You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use other materials much available on the ShakeOut Resources page, which also includes suggested text for newsletters or emails you might send. 

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
The ShakeOut is an opportunity for us to prepare together, hopefully before a major earthquake happens again here in California. To help we will be sending you preparedness tips each month, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety:
Secure Your SpaceStep 4: Is Your Place Safe? Most houses and other buildings are not as safe as they could be, unless they were built recently.  Buildings that have raised foundations, large openings on the ground level, brick walls, and other factors are more likely to be damaged.  But in most cases there are things that can be done to secure your building to withstand strong earthquakes.  Also, earthquake insurance provides a strong foundation to help you recover quickly. Homeowners must purchase an additional policy to be covered for earthquakes in California.

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

Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

 

 

  

When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 


 

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS

 


HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster preparedness neighborhood program. 
 
To view all ACTIVE blocks in HBNW

Please request an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, so your block will be considered as an active block in HBNW.  You may have volunteered to be your block's captain and receive the HBNW E-Mails.  However, we do not know if you are connected to your residents until you have had this meeting.  Please e-mail us if you have not had it. 
 
 
 
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings

 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT 

  

 

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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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