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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
Tuesday 09/21/10
 
 

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ HBPD PERFORMANCE SURVEY
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ CPR/AED & 1ST AID TRAINING ~ 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:

BREAKING & ENTERING
15 Sep 2010
1600 BLOCK VALLEY DR
Time: 03:18
Burglary
Gabourel was cited for 3-83 IMC.

BREAKING & ENTERING
14 Sep 2010
1100 BLOCK HERMOSA AV
Time: 09:30
Burglary
Detective Follow-up.







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.

Those without Internet access may call Hermosa Beach City Hall (310-318-0239), Monday through Thursday, (7AM-6PM) to give their information over the phone.
 


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 7

9/8/10                                      7:05 p.m. - 7:23 p.m.              28th Street & Vista Drive

(Vehicle Burglary) A witness who was on a balcony observed two males walking away from a vehicle and enter a grey sedan that was parked in front of his residence. The witness then noticed the front passenger window on the vehicle was smashed. The witness called police and officers stopped a vehicle matching the description and arrested the occupants for stolen property (a laptop computer) that was found in the vehicle. Based on the report it appears the suspects followed the victim from the Apple store in Manhattan Village to the location of the crime.

 

Area 7

9/14/19                                    9:15 p.m.                                 400 block of Rosecrans Avenue

(Strong Arm Robbery) An unknown suspect assaulted the victim from behind and forcibly removed the victim's purse. The suspect then fled eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue out of sight. The suspect is described as a possible black or Hispanic male adult with a dark complexion, medium to stocky build, with dark short hair, wearing a dark pullover jacket, t-shirt and pants of unknown color.

 

Area 9

9/14/10 - 9/15/10                    5 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   3300 block of Pine Avenue

(Vehicle Petty Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a digital camera from the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The vehicle had also been ransacked.

 

Area 9

9/14/10 - 9/15/10                    7 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.                   3500 block of Pine Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked his vehicle, which may have been left unlocked, along the curb in front of his residence. When he returned he noticed the inside was ransacked and his GPS system and charger were missing along with some coins. No suspects were seen or heard and there were no signs of forced entry.

 

Area 9

9/14/10 - 9/15/10                    5 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   3600 block of Pine Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a GPS unit from the victim's vehicle which may have been left unlocked. The vehicle was parked on the street and there were no signs of ransacking or forced entry. 



Area 2
9/12/10 - 9/13/10                    6 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                   1400 block of 3rd Street
(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked the unlocked vehicle on the curb and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had removed a brown gym bag from the vehicle and strewn the contents of the bag on a nearby driveway. An iPod was missing from the bag and a vehicle key was missing from the center console.

Area 2
9/12/10 - 9/13/10                    10 p.m. - 7 a.m.                      1700 block of 3rd Street
(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole a GPS system, car charger and gift cards from the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street in front of the residence.


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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...






    3 suspects arrested in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach car burglaries

    Three Inglewood men were arrested early today on suspicion of breaking into vehicles in El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, police said.


    RPV teen awakened by intruder stroking her hair

    Sheriff's detectives released photographs Thursday of a man wanted for breaking into a Rancho Palos Verdes house, kneeling next to a teenage girl's bed and stroking her hair.

    Chilean Earthquake info that applies to us in South Bay

    Hello Everyone,

    Last week I attended a briefing on the Chilean Earthquake given by Peter Yanev, one of the leading earthquake experts in the world.

    Peter is a civil and structural engineer who has studied nearly 50 earthquakes around the world.  

    Here are a few key findings from a presentation he made.

    Mike Martinet


    Some of the impressive sound bites from the presentations:
    • At least 50% of hospital elevators failed in all of Chile.  Patients had to be carried down stairwells for evacuation.  Only 3 patients died, all from heart attacks
    • Most hospitals had emergency generators and water tanks.   The state of California will require this for all hospitals by the year 2030.  (My emphasis)
    • Suspended lay-in or "American" ceilings caused, by far, the most disruption in hospitals and other structures, generally due to the lack of seismic bracing.
    • Structural damage from unanchored equipment, furniture, inventory etc. more than doubled the losses caused by this earthquake
    • Some structures that appeared undamaged from the street were a total loss on the interior due to damage caused by the movement of furniture and equipment, etc.
    • The building code specifies non-structural mitigation but there is a lack of implementation. (In this case it appears the engineers thought the architects would do it and vice versa).

           ●  Only 0.5% of buildings were severely damaged.  However, Chilean buildings have 3 to 4 times as much seismic bracing as similar buildings in California(My emphasis)

          ●   Some of the buildings that were heavily damaged were new structures.
       

    How To ... Com


    Wikipedia - In times of crisis andnatural disasters,amateur radio is often used as a means of emergency communication whenwireline,cell phones and other conventional means of communications fail.


    Ready Campaign Public Service Advertisements (PSAs)

    In order to encourage Americans to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with The Advertising Council, has sponsored public service advertisements (PSAs) that educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies.


    Upcoming Events



    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.



    Great California ShakeOut

    The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now one month 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.





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 
 


Gym Auto Burglary Prevention

Educational video for auto burglary prevention in the parking lots of our local gyms



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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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CPR and First Aid Training Dates - MUST MAKE A RESERVATION

Attn:  RBCERTAA

Do you need to get your CPR/AED or First Aid cards renewed?  Here's the dates.

Anyone attending must call RBFD Sta 1 and reserve a spot.  Call (310) 318-0663, then 1, then extension 4336.

Thursday, Sept 23 - CPR/AED

Thursday, Sept 30 - First Aid (part 1)
Thursday, October 7 - First Aid (part 2)

Please reserve a spot for the training.  Limited space available.  Training is 2nd floor of RB Main Library (PCH & Diamond) at 6:30PM


Sandy Marchese
RBCERTAA, President



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 
 

 San Pedro Area Training

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
More Prepared Logo
 


Order your supplies TODAY! 


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



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