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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
Tuesday 08/03/10
 
 

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ HB Emergency Operations Center OPEN HOUSE ~ MARCY'S CARD
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ~ Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ ShakeOut Tip for August ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ Plan Your 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 ~ AGE PREPAREDNESS KIT ~ 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 1


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. 
 
  
 
 
 
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.







Reports include:


THEFT
02 Aug 2010
500 BLOCK PIER AV
Time: 13:04
Petty Theft
Unknown suspect makes several purchases with victim's ATM card. 

PROPERTY CRIME
31 Jul 2010
1 BLOCK 11TH ST
Time: 02:33
Vandalism/Graffitti
Suspect(s) inscribed an approximately 6 foot long scratch into the driver's side of the victim's vehicle. There is possible suspect information.



EOC GRAND OPENING
(Emergency Operations Center)



Date: Wed. August 11th, 2010

Time: 2:00pm-7:00pm open house

Dedication Ceremony presented by The Mayor & Council @ 2:00pm





         Where: 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach.  It  is on the 2nd Floor, above the Museum at the Community Center.

Public Works Week


"Marsy's Card"

The Hermosa Beach Police Department would like to keep the public and members of the media informed of available victim/witness assistance services.  It is the policy of the Hermosa Beach Police Department to treat victims and witnesses with fairness, dignity, and compassion.  To ensure full support for victims, the officers of this Department notify victims of their bill of rights pursuant to California Constitution Article 1, Section 28(b), "Marsy's Rights", and will also provide victims with referral services available through the State of California and other local resources. 

The attached "Marsy's Card"is provided by our officers to victims/witnesses of crimes.  In addition to the Victims' Bill of Rights, this card contains information on obtaining additional resources such as local support groups, victim compensation programs, and California statewide and national resources.   

Please contact Sergeant Higgins 310-318-0360 with any questions you may have.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on August 28, 2010 to examine all aspects of the Hermosa Beach Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Greg Savelli announced today.

Verification by the team that Hermosa Beach Police Department meets the Commission's state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence, he said.

As a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The session will be conducted in the City of Hermosa Beach Council Chambers, located at 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (310) 318-0336 on Monday August 30, 2010 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the Public Information Session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. A copy of the CALEA Standards Manual is available at the Hermosa Beach Police Department. Please contact Georgia Lonnquist at 310-318-0331.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hermosa Beach Police Department's ability to comply with the Standards for Accreditation may send them to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Ste. 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Hermosa Beach Police Department is Georgia Lonnquist. She said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar but out of state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The Assessment Team will be comprised of two experienced CALEA assessors, namely, Commander Robert Stack, Lexington Division of Police, Lexington, KY, and Karen Ashley, Deputy Police Chief (retired)/MCAO Accreditation Manager, Surprise, AZ.

Once the Commission's assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status, Chief Savelli stated.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Ste. 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225.










MBNW CRIME LOG
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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department




Area 3

 

07/18/2010                                5 p.m. - 5 a.m.                                  1800 blk of Pine Av.

(petty theft) Unknown suspect broke into parked vehicle and removed a wallet from the glove compartment.

 

07/18/2010                                9:15 p.m. - 7 a.m.                             2700 blk of Pine Av.              

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect broke into parked vehicle and stole a GPS. No signs of forced entry.

 

07/18/2010                                9 p.m. - 6:45 a.m.                             2900 blk of Pine Av.

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect entered victims unlocked vehicle and removed an expensive remote focusing unit.

 

(07/18/2010                               3:45 p.m. - 8 a.m.                             2200 blk of Elm Av.

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect entered victim's secured vehicle and removed a wallet and cell phone charger.

 

07/18/2010                                7 p.m. - 6:45 a.m.                             2200 blk of Elm Av.

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect entered victim's vehicle and removed his leather briefcase.  There was no sign of forced entry.

 

07/18/2010                                8:30 p.m. - 6 a.m.                             2300 blk of Elm Av.

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect entered victim's vehicle and removed a portable DVD player and gym bag. No signs of forced entry.

 

07/18/2010                                8:30 p.m. - 9 a.m.                             2200 blk of Elm Av.

(vehicle burglary) Unknown suspect entered victim's vehicle and removed 6 CD's. No signs of forced entry.

 

Area 6

07/26/2010                              12 noon - 1 p.m.                                 300 blk of 4th St.

(grand theft) Unknown suspect took an unattended suitcase from the side of a residence.

 

Area 9

07/21/2010                                5 p.m. - 8 a.m.                                  500 blk of 31st St.

(vehicle burglary) An amplifier was stolen from the victim's unsecured van.

 

 Please do not leave anything you value in your unoccupied vehicle.



07/24/2010                                          11:30p.m. - 1:30 a.m.                         1700 blk of 10th St.

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's locked vehicle which was parked in front of a friend's residence and removed several items from the vehicle, including a briefcase, sunglasses, passport, wallet, and cash.  There were no signs of forced entry and no suspects were seen or heard.  The following morning, several of the missing items were found on a neighbor's lawn (including the briefcase and passport).

 

Area 3

 

07/20/2010                                          3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.                               2000 blk of Laurel Av.

Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's unattended stroller from in front of a home on the 2000 blk of Laurel Av. 

 

Area 7

 

07/24/2010                                          9 p.m. - 7 a.m.                                    2300 blk the Strand

Two unlocked bicycles removed from a carport

                       

Area 8

 

07/13/2010                                          1:30 p.m.                                             1700 blk Nelson Ave

A female white adult removed a UPS package from the victim's front porch without permission. Suspect left the location in a vehicle driven by a male Hispanic adult.

 

Area 9

 

07/13/2010                                          7:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                          700 blk of 27th St.

Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's residence and removed two Apple laptops, two Apple I pods and a Canon digital camera.

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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


Event though our weather has been mild this year we may find ourselves visiting other areas this summer that aren't so fortunate.  I have just returned from two weeks of vacation and our travels found us in areas with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s to areas in the mid to upper 90s.  It is when we get into these warmer climates that we must be more aware of heat-related illnesses. 

The following is a list of steps we can take when we travel into warmer/hotter climates (and on those days that are warm here) in order to protect ourselves:

  • Slow down on strenuous activity and exercise, especially during the sun's peak hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Exercise should be done in the early morning between 4 to 7 a.m.
  • Eat less protein and more fruits and vegetables.  Protein produces and increases metabolic heat, which causes water loss. Eat small meals, but eat more often.  Do not eat salty foods.
  • If possible, stay out of the sun and stay in air-conditioning.  Sunburn slows the skin's ability to cool itself.  The sun will also heat the inner core of your body, resulting in dehydration.  If you must go outdoors, when in the sun wear sunscreen with a high sun protector factor rating (at least SPF 15) and a hat to protect your face and head.
  • Dress appropriately.  When outdoors, wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing that will cover as much skin as possible.  Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects the heat and sunlight and helps maintain normal body temperature.  Cover as much skin as possible to avoid sunburn and over-warming effects of sunlight on your body.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible (hard to do if you're on vacation). If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine.  Even in the warmest weather, staying indoors, out of the sunshine, is safer than long periods of exposure to the sun.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water (at least 2-4 glasses of water per hour during extreme heat), even if you do not feel thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool.  Avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine.
  • Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.  Salt causes the body to retain fluids, resulting in swelling. Salt affects areas of your body that help you sweat, which would keep you cool. Persons on salt-restrictive diets should check with a physician before increasing salt intake.
  • Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a parked car or vehicle during periods of intense summer heat.  Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach over 140 degrees Fahrenheit quickly. Exposure to such high temperatures can kill within a matter of minutes.
 

If you would like to see more information on protecting yourself in warm/hot climates, visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or type in "heat safety" in your search engine for a more extensive list.


IN THE NEWS...







    Kids Are 1st  Fingerprinting and Child ID booth at Fiesta Hermosa

    Labor Day (Sept. 4, 5, and 6)

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
    We will need volunteers to help with crowd control, attach the photos of the children to the ID kits, hand out wipes to clean their hands and possibly help with taking some of the pictures. We will also have a car seat on display to address questions about proper car seat usage. We are also certified car seat technicians.

    Volunteers would be needed as available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days, Sept. 4, 5, and 6.  The booth will be located on the Pier Head near the surfer statue.  

    Please contact Marilyn Weinger, President of Kids Are 1st if you are able to help.

    310 479-1964  Office
    847 544-8169  Cell
    kidsare1st@gmail.com  E-mail

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kidsare1st#p/u   Link  to our You Tube Channel


    Health Lecture ~ Miracle of Living at the Beach. Please RSVP. Free for residents to attend.  Topic:

    HOT AND GETTING HOTTER?THE HEALTH OF WOMEN IN THEIR 40S, 50S AND 60S

    HBNW seeking to, among other goals, strive to improve the quality of life for community residents.

High school confidential

What the kids are taking, and what's being done about it

A golden retriever will show up unexpectedly to sniff your car for contraband. You will be asked to take a drug test if your parents sign off on it. If you are discovered with drugs or alcohol, or if you decide to tell on yourself, you will be offered help from well-trained peer counselors, and a well-informed teacher, and can be steered to outside counselors as well.

Rancho Palos Verdes residents hit with second power outage

More than 150 residences in Rancho Palos Verdes that went nearly 48 hours without power this week were again plunged into darkness Friday morning.

Do you have your generator, gas, water, food, looter protection and other supplies in case of a long term power outage?

Fire near Palmdale mostly contained

PALMDALE - The smoldering remnants of a wildfire that started five days ago and scorched 13,918 acres in the Palmdale area were considered 97 percent contained Monday night.

Several hundred firefighters remained assigned to the fire overnight, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. As of 6 p.m., the official number of personnel was 587.

The cause of the fire, which began about 2:20 p.m. Thursday, remained under investigation. Authorities also said the flames may have been sparked by someone in the Agua Dulce area who was working on a car wheel.

A half-dozen minor injuries have been reported, including a person stung by a bee and a sheriff's deputy who breathed in some smoke, L.A. County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said.

On Friday night, residents of 500 homes in Rancho Vista were told to "shelter in place" -- to remain in their homes and heed any future warnings. The advisory was withdrawn Saturday.

See also: Evacs lifted, progress made on Crown Fire

Alan Greenspan: Double Dip in Home Prices Could Lead to New Recession

Alan Greenspan's prognostic opinion over the weekend on NBC's Meet the Press that a further drop in home prices could lead to a second or double dip recession was a rather duh moment in the news of domestic economics. ...

With trillions of new greenbacks in circulation and a staggering deficit, we're now staring at hyper-inflation, rising interest rates and the accompanying misery which that shall bring.



A medal commemorating Germany's 1923 hyperinflation. The engraving reads: "On 1st November 1923 1 pound of bread cost 3 billion, 1 pound of meat: 36 billion, 1 glass of beer: 4 billion."




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


Starting at approx. 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 six HBNW blocks in Hermosa Beach.


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. - 8:00p.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
For signed up blocks
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.
 

NNO 2007.2
 

Only Block Captains can sign up their block.
 
We hope to see your block on Tuesday, August 3rd!
 
 

PARTICIPATING BLOCK CAPTAINS

1. Doris Eberhart
2. Terrie Sanchez
3. Erin Phillips
4. Dana Graner
5. Janine Bozeman
6. Dyan Kaufman

We are looking forward to visiting your block.


Note to participating Block Captains:

Countdown to National Night Out 2010 - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

 Thank you for organizing your block for this one night out! 

  Please have your two kids chosen to demo the Hi Lift truck before this team gets to your block.

The Public Works crew will be setting up and tearing down your street closure barricades.  Please remind your neighbors that this is happening approx two hours before event and one hour after event.  You might need to have a point person to open and close the barricades for your neighbors to get their cars in up until the event starts. 


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Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar

SEMINAR

SEMINAR SUMMARY

Experts from both the public and private sectors

will discuss how to develop and implement a

workplace violence prevention program and

response plan,their roles and responsibilities and

how both sectors interface during deployment.

Topics include: vulnerability assessments and

mitigation;plan and policy development;

employee training;assessment team

development;incident management;crisis

negotiation and communication;law enforcement

roles;and post-incident action to ensure the

continuity of operations. The FBI will also discuss

behavioral analysis and offender profiling.

PRESENTERS

W.Barry Nixon,Executive Director,

National Institute for Prevention of Workplace

Violence,Inc.

Special Agent Jeffrey Cugno,FBI

Officer Michael W.Odle,Senior Team Leader and

Crisis Negotiator for LAPD SWAT

Julie Davenport,Vice President and Regional

Emergency Manager for Southern California,

Wells Fargo

Date

Wednesday,August 4,2010

Time

Registration & Continental Breakfast:

8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Workshop: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Held At

The California Endowment

1000 North Alameda Street

Los Angeles,CA 90012

1-866-833-3533

www.calendow.org

Directions

www.calendow.org/chc/MapDirections.html

Registration Fee

$50.00 per person - BICEPP,CESA and

Federal Executive Board members.

$75.00 per person non-member

Includes continental breakfast, lunch and

free parking.

Registration Deadline

Friday,July 30,2010

Register Online

atbicepp.org.



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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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MBCERT: Next Training Class










I hope you are all enjoying your Summer???  Sun would be nice.

 

Our evening classes went quite well, and we're gearing up now for our next class in October, National Preparedness Month.  Our next class will be on, October 9, 16, and 23, 2010.  These are from 8AM to 4:30PM each Saturday.  One must attend all three days to complete the course.

 

NOTE:   We have room for 32 persons in the class.  The first 32 that email me and send in their checks to the address at the bottom of the flyer are in.  We've never come up short yet.

 

The cost of the Class has gone up as we have replaced one cheap gas wrench with another more expensive multi tool in the back pack.  It is now $60.00 and you get back and out of this much more.

 

For those of you that are interested in your Red Cross 3 year First Aid Card, we will set up an evening after you graduate to finish the certification.. A small fee for the book and card may be paid later.  Also in November we will have a Red Cross CPR Training session too.

 

Please feel free to call me on my cell if you have any questions. 

Thanks,

George G. Butts

President

Hotline: 310-802-5233

Fax: 310-802-5201

Cell: 310-701-0101

gbutts@mbcerta.org

www.mbcerta.org

Call Sign: KJ6IQJ

Manhattan Beach C.E.R.T. Association, Inc.

MBCERTA,  Drop Box #1

400 15th Street,  Manhattan Beach,  CA  90266

 
   

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The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than three months away, and already more than 4.5 million Californians are registered to participate. In 2009 this milestone was not reached until mid-September! 

If you have renewed your registration already, thank you!  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.  Now is the time to be planning how you will participate.

Help us contact you...
Have you been registered for awhile but this is this the first ShakeOut Update you have received?  (Today's email is sent from a different address. Past emails are on our ShakeOut Updates page.)  If you haven't been receiving these, the reason is likely your "spam" email filter.  The solution varies with each email provider. You may need to add info@shakeout.org to your email address list or to your spam filter "whitelist" (especially schools or larger organizations- ask your IT staff for the procedure).

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
The ShakeOut is an opportunity for us to prepare together, before a major earthquake happens again in California. To help we are sending you preparedness tips each month, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety:
Check it Out! Step 6: Check it Out! One of the first things you should do following a major disaster (if you are not injured) is to check for injuries and damages that need immediate attention. Make sure you are trained in first aid and know how to identify hazards such as damaged gas, water, and electrical lines. The webpage for this step has basic instructions for assessing injuries and damages and how to handle each appropriately.


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 special report to learn why.

Who will ShakeOut with you?
A great way to help your friends, relatives, community, employer, and others get prepared is to encourage them to register to participate in the ShakeOut!  Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you.  You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use other materials  available on the ShakeOut Resources page.

We're all in this together...
The ShakeOut has grown because of people like you, who see the value of practicing how to protect ourselves and for getting prepared. We have formed the Earthquake Country Alliance to foster an earthquake and tsunami resilient California. Our signature activity is the ShakeOut. If you have similar commitments please join the Alliance.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

Mark Benthien
Executive Director
   Earthquake Country Alliance
Director of Communication, Education, and Outreach
   Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC


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


 
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

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.
 
 
 
 
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May be used to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.

Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.



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JOIN THE AMATEUR(HAM) RADIO TEAM!

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?
 

T-038 / K6KAH
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 
 
 Visit the HBARA website!


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SURVIVAL KITS
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Order your supplies TODAY! 

 
 
We want to help you get prepared! 
 
 
 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 
 
Enter HB2007 at checkout.

 
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 

H.E.L.P. Brownbag: Age Preparedness Kit

Friday, Aug 6 12:00p to 1:00p
at Redondo Beach Public Library, Redondo Beach, CA

Bring a lunch and enjoy a workshop that will help you better understand what you need to know to care for yourself and loved ones as they get older. This is a free program, no registration required.


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.
 
 
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 

ONLY TIME FOR A QUICK MINUTE? 
 
SEE MAYOR DIVIRGILIO'S
 'MEETINGS IN A MINUTE' ON YouTube.
 
City Council & All Commission meeting media clips are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Video to view the meeting with documents, or Agenda / Minutes to see just the documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.
 

 
PHONE NUMBERS
WEBSITES
 
310-524-2750
 
310-318-0360
 
310-376-2479
 
310-318-0239
 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828