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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 08/24/10
 
 

  

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ RBPD CITIZENS ACADEMY ~ MARCY'S CARD ~ PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: 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

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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.  You can also sign up to have the alerts sent to you.  The crime 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.





23 Aug 2010
1200 BLOCK 19TH ST

Time: 10:21
Grand Theft
Unknown suspect/suspects take catalytic converter from the exaust system of victim's vehicle.

21 Aug 2010
500 BLOCK PIER AV

Time: 13:20
Petty Theft
Unknown suspect takes victim's purse from restaurant.








There have been several "We Take Your Metal" Trucks circulating through our neighborhoods.  If you see them taking recyclables please call it in to 310-524-2750, the HBPD non-emergency number.







Did you have your bike stolen?

The police department may have recovered your bike. You can find out by calling Tarea Johnson at 310-318-0360 to make an appointment to view recovered bicycles.

You must have the receipt or the serial number of the bike.



Hermosa Beach Police Department Performance Survey

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish growth without destroying roots." - Frank A. Clark.

Click on the link below and answer 9 questions (takes less than 1 minute) and leave any comments you would like to help us be the best Police Department we can be for you!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2W7R85J
      


Redondo Beach police accepting applications for Citizens Academy  (HB Residents Welcome)

Starts August 25, 2010

The Redondo Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its 33rd Citizens Academy.


In 14 sessions,  participants will learn about police training, the special weapons team,  traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, the canine unit, and gangs and narcotics. Participants can go on a ridealong with a police officer.


The program, which provides residents with an opportunity to understand police operations, is aimed at creating a closer, more positive relationship between officers and the community.


Twelve sessions are held on Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 9 p.m., along with two optional Saturday mornings.


To obtain an application, go to
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/volunteer/default.asp or contact Crime Prevention Specialist Andy Sartor at Andrew.Sartor@redondo.org or 310-318-0612.

"Marsy's Card"

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


Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks featuring vehicle thefts and burglaries where items were left in plain sight and most in unlocked vehicles. ...

 

Area 3

8/12/10 - 8/13/10                    4 p.m. - 1 p.m.                        1800 block of Laurel Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked the vehicle in the driveway and is unsure if it was locked. Unknown suspect(s) took a purse containing several gift cards and the owner's manual from the glove compartment and a phone charger that was plugged into the lighter.

 

8/12/10 - 8/13/10                    7 p.m. - 1 p.m.                        1800 block of Laurel Avenue

(Vehicle Petty Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole a subwoofer from the back seat of the unlocked vehicle which was parked in a driveway.

 

8/13/10                                    5:10 p.m. - 6 p.m.                   1700 block of Pacific Avenue 

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked her unlocked vehicle in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) stole a coat and pair of pants from the driver's seat and a GPS from the center console.     

 

Area 4

8/10/10/ - 8/11/10                    11:30 p.m. - 6:47 a.m.            800 block of 6th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and returned to find the front passenger side window smashed, but nothing was taken from the vehicle. A witness heard a loud noise outside her residence and saw a dark colored sedan leave the scene.

 

Area 7

8/5/10                                      1 a.m. - 10 a.m.                      400 block of 29th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) punched the lock on the passenger side door of the locked vehicle and stole a stereo and iTouch that was docked in the stereo system.

 

Area 9

8/12/10 - 8/13/10                    9:30 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.            700 block of 29th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked the vehicle in her driveway and isn't sure if it was locked. Unknown suspect(s) took the GPS from the passenger seat area.


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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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HBFD

Not available this week.

IN THE NEWS...







YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED

    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 volunteer.

    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



    City celebrates Emergency Operations Center opening


    City celebrates Emergency Operations Center opening - City officials, staff and volunteers last week celebrated the opening of Hermosa Beach's new Emergency Operations Center. Located in a room on the second floor of the Community Center that was refurbished almost completely by volunteers, the center will allow public safety personnel to coordinate the city's response to any disaster.

    Hermosa Beach expanding emergency communications system


    Officials in Hermosa Beach will be expanding a mass communications system that instantly delivers messages to residents and business owners in the case of a citywide emergency.

    To sign up for the program, call 310-318-0239 or visit the city's website at www.hermosabch.org/. Residents are encouraged to include cellular phone numbers, e-mail addresses and text addresses to the database.


    Study shakes up scientists' view of San Andreas earthquake risk

    Researchers find major quakes on the southern section, on average, every 88 years - three times as often as previously thought. It's the strongest evidence yet that we're overdue for a massive quake.

    6.1 magnitude quake rattles coast of southwestern Mexico

    A strong earthquake rattled the Pacific coast of southwestern Mexico Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
    The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered about 185 miles southwest of Puerto Vallarta, according to the USGS.

    Teens arrested in Long Beach for string of gym thefts

    The suspects allegedly took advantage of combination locks that can be opened in seconds using homemade devices, Carroll said.

    A combo lock "is so easy to get into," he added.

    After taking locker contents, the suspects would simply reattach the lock. In some cases, club patrons didn't realize belongings were missing until after leaving the gym, police said.

    Carroll says key locks are safer than combination locks, though any lock is vulnerable.

    Ideally, gym patrons should not bring valuable items into locker rooms, he said. If necessary, keep items concealed in the car, such as in the trunk, he added.

    To avoid detection by loitering thieves, place the items in the trunk before arriving at the gym, Carroll said.

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
 

The Manhattan Beach Police Department recommends taking the following steps to help minimize theft from vehicles.

Lock Your Car. Lock your vehicle and take your keys, even during quick errands. Lock the trunk, hatchback or tailgate to block access into the car. Close all windows, including vent or wing windows and sunroofs. Buy an alarm and use it. Many people believe that alarms no longer make a difference; however, they do remain an effective deterrent to a burglar. Criminals will choose the easiest target. If they have two cars to choose from, one with an alarm and one without, they will likely burglarize the one without.

Remove visible items from your vehicle.If you leave items visible in your car, you are a target. Be aware someone may be watching as you put a wallet, purse, MP3 player, or cell-phone under your seat, especially in a public parking lot. Take these items with you or lock them in your trunk before arriving home or to a parking lot. Don't forget your GPS systems, as these portable devices are targets too.






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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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Competition Team Needs A Couple More Members - D6

Hi RBCERTAA members:

Have some fun and use your skills!

We still need a couple of people to be on our competition team for September 11th Burbank Invitational.  RBCERTAA team is currently doing review/trainings.  The next one is Wednesday, August 25 in the Redondo Room at Beach Cities Health District This will be so much fun and an opportunity to use your training.  Please consider being on the team.  Drop me an email!

If your interested below is a recap on the information:
RBCERTAA has been invited to the Burbank Fire Department 2010 CERT Invitational Competition.  We are putting together a CERT team to compete.    The date of the competition is Saturday, September 11th.  There will be some training to prepare.

Here's some details:
Ten teams will compete in high-intensity skills challenges based solely on the CERT curricula.

Teams will compete at the following stations:
1. Fire Suppression: a live fire pit will test extinguisher skills
2. Victim Triage and Casualty Collection Area
3. Search & Rescue Operations:  teams will clear a four-story fire training tower
4. Cribbing and victim extrication: a heavy object will need to be cribbed to rescue a victim
5. Disaster Medical Operations:  moulaged victims will increase assessment realism
6. and a written exam to test basic knowledge of all CERT modules

Sandy Marchese
RBCERTAA, President

RBCERTAA@aol.com



Attention:  RBCERTAA
The California Shakeout is October 21st.  The key person from our RBCERTAA that is putting together the plans is Monty Ruth, Board Member along with other leaders from neighboring CERT organizations.
The location of this joint drill with Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and perhaps other CERT organizations has been established as the AES Plant at 1100 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach.
This is a far more industrial location than the previous site (see attached photos). The new site has been the location for scenes from several movies, e.g. Die Hard, and affords a variety of search and rescue challenges, e.g. narrow staircases, poor lighting and cramped conditions in some areas.
For those of you already signed up for this drill be sure to note the new location. Because parking at the site will be limited we urge you to car pool. A list of those attending will be distributed with the final notice to facilitate arranging for car pools.
Shakeout Drill pre-Training has been established at the Beach Cities Health District: Wed September 1st, Wed Sept 8th and Wed Sept 15th. All are from 6 pm to 9 pm. If these are successful some additional training dates will be established. Our First training will be on CERT Command Structure. We need a head count of how many members will be attending our first training meeting?

Reply  to RBCERTAA
Use:  "Shakeout Trainings" in your subject line (to confirm you'll attend the trainings)
Use:  "Attending Skakeout" in your subject line (to confirm you'll attend the Shakeout)
Include your full name in the email (this is important).
Thanks so much.
Sandy Marchese, RBCERTAA President

RBCERTAA@aol.com


Redondo Beach CERT Class Begins September 9th

As a Redondo Beach business owner/operator having your staff trained in disaster preparedness, response and CPR/First Aid/AED is well laid out plan.

Please consider sending one or more of your staff to this training and post in your break areas.

The application for the next CERT Class which begins Thursday, September 9th (6:30P-9:30P at the Main Library) is in the link below. I know you will be a great addition to this next class!!

http://www.rbcertaa.org/Files/Application_Form/2010%20Class%20Application.pdf

You will note that the dates haven't been updated on the right side of the application but just make reference to the September 9th Class.

REDONDO BEACH CERT TRAINING
The Redondo Beach Fire Department provides the training covering the topics.
Class 1
Disaster Preparedness
Class 2
Fire Suppression
Photo ID Session
Class 3
CPR
Class 4
Medical Operations I
First Aid
Class 5
Medical Operations II
First Aid and Triage
Class 6
Light Search and Rescue
Class 7
Terrorism Preparedness
Class 8
Disaster Psychology
Team Organization, NIMS
Hands on Training / Graduation
Fire Suppression, Cribbing, First Aid, Disaster Simulation Exercise
(Held on Saturday) Overview

Who:  People 18 years or older, living or working in Redondo Beach have priority in the classes.  Residents of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach may attend if space is available  Classes are limited to 35 people.
When/Where: The CERT Academy is taught  over an eight week period on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the Main Library, Room A, Second Floor, 303 N. PCH, Redondo Beach.  The Disaster Simulation and Graduation is held on the Saturday following the last evening class from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Fire Station #2, 2400 Grant Avenue; lunch is provided. See the Event Calendar for upcoming classes.
Cost: $40.00 per person for Redondo Beach residents and $100 for non-residents.  This is charged by the Fire Department to cover some of their costs.  None of the money goes to RBCERTAA.  The fee includes a designated CERT hard hat, CPR & first aid certification, photo identification card, training manual and graduation certificates.
Upon successfully completing the training, you will be registered as a CERT volunteer with the Redondo Beach Fire Department and the FEMA: Code of Conduct and RBFD Waiver
Application Form: The 2010 application form is available here and also at the RB Fire Department site.
You can also pick up an application form at Fire Station #1, 401 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach 90277.
For more information contact Marcelle McCullough at 310-346-8551 or mmccullough@protectionatlocation.com

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Manhattan Beach CERT: Next Training Class





October 9, 16, and 23, 2010






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

 

"I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand."

Confucius

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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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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.

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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.
 
 
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