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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 09/14/10
 
 

  

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ HBPD PERFORMANCE SURVEY
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ ShakeOut Tip for September ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ SAN PEDRO AREA TRAINING ~ 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 ~ 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.



Item(s) include:

THEFT
11 Sep 2010
1400 BLOCK HERMOSA AV

Time: 22:57
Grand Theft
Unknown suspect(s) makes unknown method of entry into a secured parking garage and steals 2 bikes.

ROBBERY
11 Sep 2010
500 BLOCK GRAVLEY CT

Time: 02:37
Robbery
Unknown suspect attempts to take victims backpack




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


No new reports.

 

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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

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is sponsored by FEMA's Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council and is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.

This year marks the seventh annual NPM and its focus is on encouraging Americans to work together to take concrete actions toward emergency preparedness.

Every disaster teaches us how important this is, most recently with the pipeline explosion in San Bruno.  For more information on how the Ready Campaign can assist you in preparation, please visit http://www.ready.gov/.

IN THE NEWS...






    Hermosa Beach Blood Drive: Sept. 19th (click for flyer)

    Be a LifeSaver, Give Blood
    Providence Little Company of Mary is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, September 19th at Jamba Juice on PCH/Pier Ave.  The Bloodmobile unit will be there from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Sign up for an appointment at http://www.hbeach.givesblood.org.  For more info, please call Candy at 310-406-5907 or e-mail cam4hb@gmail,com.
    You can save up to 3 lives with your donation!


    Torrance Police Department invites you to go to our upcoming events page to sign up for the free Rape Aggression Defense class being held on October 15 and 16.
    www.torranceca.gov

    First Person: The shared stories of 9/11

    "Wake up. TheWorld Trade Center is gone."

    That's how Sept. 11, 2001,started for Gwen Navarrete. And maybe for you, too.

    The shared nature of the tragedy both broke and - paradoxically - strengthened the heart of a nation.


    NTSB: No proof yet of gas complaints before blast

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Federal investigators are asking for the public's help to determine whether a gas line in a San Francisco suburb was leaking before a deadly fireball destroyed nearly 50 homes.
    Christopher Hart of the National Transportation Safety Board says investigators have not yet seen any record of gas leak complaints before Thursday's explosion in a San Bruno neighborhood.
    Some residents have said they smelled gas in the days leading up to the blast.
    Officials are asking those people - especially anyone who called Pacific Gas and Electric about the problem - to tell officials.
    Hart also says investigators want to talk to residents who noticed dead vegetation around the rupture spot, which can be a sign of a leak.

    Suspicious backpack sparks Mira Costa lockdown

    A suspicious unattended backpack containing flammable materials triggered a lockdown at Mira Costa High School Sept. 8.

    No one was injured and police say no crime was committed, but the owner of the backpack has still not been identified.

    The backpack, containing lighter fluid and a large amount of matches, was found outside of classrooms near a staircase along Peck Avenue around 10 a.m., authorities said. As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes as police and school officials searched the campus and individual classrooms.

    The Bed Bug Blues

    Infestations Are Up Across the Country; Find Out Why the Tiny Biters' Worst Enemy Is Man's Best Friend!


    "But one thing's that's changed in the past ten years is the way we control things like cockroaches and ants. We tend to use baits instead of sprays for them, and we've lost a few of the chemicals that we would have used against those pests, and that may have given bedbugs a window to catch hold of our cities."



    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 Events www.torranceca.gov



    September is National Preparedness Month.  
    Check out,
    www.espfocus.org and www.ready.gov for more extensive materials on emergency preparedness of all kinds.





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
 

Keeping children safe

Areawide. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers the following tips - the first in a series of four - on making children safer.

To read all 25 tips or to download them, go to www.take25.org. Click on safety tips under the heading "about Take 25."

At home:

Teach your children their full names, address and home telephone number. Make sure they know your full name.

Make sure your children know how to reach you at work or on your cell phone.

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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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Attention:  RBCERTAA


The California Shakeout is October 21st. 

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • 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



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

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 
 

For San Pedro Area Residents

COPE Preparedness presents a


"Become a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Organizer" 

WORKSHOP


Disasters happen!  It's not a question of IF but WHEN!

Is YOUR Neighborhood Ready?


Saturday, October 2, 2010
10:00am to 12:00pm


Cost: FREE

Space is LIMITED - Please RSVP today!

(Click RSVP for flyer)

 

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

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



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JOIN THE AMATEUR(HAM) RADIO TEAM!

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Courses

 For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net



We know how we will communicate when phones, cell phones and Internet go down. Do you?
 

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