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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
Tuesday 09/07/10
 
 

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ CRIMEREPORTS.COM v2.0 ~HBPD PERFORMANCE SURVEY
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Burglary Prevention Tips ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ ShakeOut Tip for September ~
:: 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 ~ PAL KITS
:: 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.

Crime Reports v2.0 beta

Connect to neighbors and law enforcement in our new socially-networked crime map.




Item(s) include:

BREAKING & ENTERING
05 Sep 2010
2000 BLOCK MANHATTAN AV
Time: 03:01
Burglary
Unknown suspect(s) enters vehicle by unknown means and takes victims property








There are 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, to report the theft.









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











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


Area 1

08/22-24/10                     11 p.m. - 2 p.m.                                          1400 blk of Harkness St.

 

Grand Theft (theft from vehicle) On 08/22/10 at 11 p.m. victim last saw her expensive camera equipment in the far rear passenger area of her vehicle. On 08/24/10 at approximately 2 p.m., the victim found her property missing. No sign of forced entry.

 

08/31/10                          6:50 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.                                 1800 blk Marine Ave

 

Petty Theft On 08/31/10, (theft from vehicle) between 6:50 p.m.- 7:50 p.m. unknown suspect(s) removed a purse from the victims unlocked vehicle.

 

Area 8

08/30-31/10                      7:30 p.m. - 2:37 p.m.                                  500 blk Larsson St

 

Burglary, (residential) Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim's residence which is under construction. Two unopened boxes containing a new built-in barbecue and a new vent hood lining were removed.                                           

Sally Rendler
Police Administrative Clerk
P: (310) 802-5184 
E: srendler@citymb.info



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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

Not available this week.

IN THE NEWS...






    Earthquake Hit New Zealand City Struggles Back To Business

    New Zealand's second-biggest city, Christchurch, struggled to get back to business on Tuesday as aftershocks caused more damage and kept parts of the city cordoned off three days after a magnitude 7.1 quake....


    As many as 100,000homes, about two out of three in the region, may have been damaged to some degree by the initial quake which struck early on Saturday.

    Video of new zealand earthquake


    Burglars Posing as Utility Workers Rob 2 Homes in Torrance

    TORRANCE -- Burglars posing as utility workers stole property from two homes in Torrance.

    Riots spotlight spike in world food prices

    The Rome-based agency also forecast this year's wheat crop at 648 million tons, down 5 percent from 2009, reflecting a cut in drought-hit Russia's harvest.

    However, there are few parallels between today and the 2008 food crisis, which was blamed on high oil prices and growing demand for biofuels that pushed world food stocks to their lowest levels since 1982, according to Maximo Torero, an expert on markets and trade with the International Food Policy Research Institute.

    The United States, Canada and other countries have had good harvests and supplies are sufficient, Torero said, adding that what must be avoided are panicky policy decisions, like banning exports.


    CPR CLASS AT TMH

    Free CPR class being offered at Torrance Memorial Hospital on October 9th. See our website at the link below for full details. City of Torrance - Upcoming Eventswww.torranceca.gov



    HONDA / ACURA THEFTS BULLETINhttp://www.torranceca.gov/TPD/Documents/Hondathefts.pdf


    September is National Preparedness Month.   On September 7th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will  present a scroll to the Office of Emergency Management proclaiming that September 2010 is County of Los Angeles Preparedness Month.  Also check out,www.espfocus.org andwww.ready.gov for more extensive materials on emergency preparedness of all kinds.




    9-11 bench will be unveiled


    A ceremony 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 will formally unveil a 9-11 memorial bench on the greenbelt just south of Pier Avenue.




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 
 





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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 5pm-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 CERT Alumni

We are having a get together of any Hermsoa Beach resident who has had CERT training at  the EOC on September 9th, 7:00pm-9:00pm.
     
This purpose is to begin a HB CERT network.  Also for those who would like to participate in the ShakeOut exercise in October.
 


Attention:  RBCERTAA


The California Shakeout is October 21st.  Monty Ruth led a very successful first training Sept 1st. at Beach Cities Health District.  Most of the attendees were from Manhattan Beach CERT.  We need more representation from Redondo Beach CERT.  It's not too late to participate in training!  There are 3 training sessions listed below, and more may be added depending upon demand.

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • Wed Sept 8th, 6 pm to 9 pm:     Patient Lifts and Carries and How to use a Backboard
  • Review of the many safe ways to move a victim.
    Location:       Beach Cities Health District
                     514 N. Prospect Ave
                     Redondo Beach, CA 90277
                     Basement Conference Room (look for signs)
    Bring:                   Paper and Pen, CERT Manual if available, Personal Protective Equipment (Gloves, Goggles, Helmet, Mask)

  • Sun Sept 12th, 11 am to 1 pm:   Family Radio Service Radio Operation and Radio Procedure
  •                     Learn how to turn on and use your FRS Radio. Also, learn to practice proper radio ettiquette.
  • Location:       Anderson Park
                     2229 Ernest Ave
                     Redondo Beach, CA 90277
                     Meet at the south side of the park off of Vail Ave. Go here to see map: Anderson Park Map quest

    Bring:           CERT ID, Clipboard, paper and pen, FRS Radios if available, Personal Protective Gear.

  • Wed Sept 15th, 6 pm to 9 pm:    CERT Command and Lessons Learned from our Last Big Drill at the Galleria in '08.
  • Join Mike Grady for a recap of what worked and what didn't at our last big drill. We will also be reviewing ICS Form usage and answering any other CERT Command related questions.
    Location:       Beach Cities Health District
                     514 N. Prospect Ave
                     Redondo Beach, CA 90277
                     Basement Conference Room (look for signs)
    Bring:                   Paper and Pen, CERT Manual if available, Post-it notes if available.


    Reply  to RBCERTAA 

    Use:  "Shakeout Trainings" in your subject line (to confirm you'll attend the trainings), and indicate which sessions you plan to attend.

    Use:  "Attending Shakeout" in your subject line (to confirm you'll attend the Shakeout).

    Include your full name in the email!

    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 two months away, and already more than 5.2 million Californians are registered to participate. In 2009 this milestone was not reached until late September! 

To make sure if you are listed as a participant for 2010, you can visit www.ShakeOut.org/whoisparticipating to view lists of participants by county or for the entire state.  If you or your organization is not listed for 2010, please login today to easily update your information and confirm your participation in this year's drill.

Set a reminder!
An easy way to know when on October 21st to Drop, Cover, and Hold On is to set an alarm on your phone or computer calendar for 10:21 a.m.! Your organization may also use a more widespread alarm or announcement, but your own alarm will help make sure you join the millions of others who are practicing how to protect themselves. 

T-shirts, "2010 Participant" stickers, buttons, mugs, and more...
The new ShakeOut Shop has been created as a service to ShakeOut participants who are requesting items to commemorate their drills, spread preparedness messages, and encourage others to participate.  ShakeOut ShopProceeds from each sale go to support increasing preparedness and participation in the ShakeOut. In addition, your organization can become a ShakeOutShop Affiliate, and receive 10% of every purchase made by people who click a special link on your site.  This can be a great fundraiser for schools and other groups!

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:
Communicate and Recover! Step 7: Communicate and Recover! Following a major disaster, communication will be an important step in your recover efforts. Turn on your portable radio for information and safety advisories. If your home is damaged and you have earthquake insurance, contact your insurance agent right away to begin your claims process (your homeowner's insurance policy does not cover damage from earthquakes!) The webpage for this step has basic instructions what to do in the days and weeks after a major earthquake and what to do if you must go to a shelter.


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. If you have similar commitments please join the Alliance.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!



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




 
RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

A BIG Thank You to Bree Hopkins for volunteering at the Kids 1st Safety booth on Saturday and then assisting at another booth in need on Monday at the Hermosa Beach Fiesta. 

Sometimes it is the seemingly little things to us that make the biggest difference to others.




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.



Also now available

PAL Kit™ - prepackaged personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection while evacuating or sheltering in place during an emergency

Click on PAL Kit above for flyer and special offer


 
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.
 
 
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 


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