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Tuesday 10/05/10


   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ NW 10:21:10 ~ HBPD PERFORMANCE SURVEY
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ CPR/AED & 1ST AID TRAINING ~ ShakeOut Tip for October ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ 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
02 Oct 2010
100 BLOCK PACIFIC COAST HWY
Time: 09:00
Petty Theft
INVESTIGATION/INTERVIEW 

THEFT
28 Sep 2010
1 BLOCK 13TH ST
Time: 15:26
Petty Theft
Victim had a digital recorder taken from her work locker
 



Practice how you will report your blocks status after a major disaster

 

HB Emergency Operations Center ShakeOut Drill 10/21/10 at 10:21 a.m.

When a disaster strikes Block Captains or NW members should account for the residents on their block and report the status of injured people or pets and damaged structures to the city.

During this drill participating Block Captains and other NW members will call in, text in, Facebook in, Twitter in or walk in this pretend status information for the drill between 10:25 a.m. and 10:45 a.m on Thursday October 21, 2010 after doing the Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill.

To participate in this EOC drill please click here.









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 2

9/27/10                                    Approximately 6 p.m.              1500 block of 6th Street

(Lewd Conduct) A resident and her child were followed from McDonald's to 6th Street. When the suspect approached them, he grabbed himself in the groin area. The suspect fled and the victim called the police and was able to provide them with a licenses plate number. Redondo Beach officers assisted and detained the suspect at his residence. The suspect was positively identified and was subsequently arrested.

 

Area 5

9/26/10 - 9/27/10                    8 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.                 400 block of 16th Street

(Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's garage which was believed to be closed and locked and stole two bicycles. There were no signs of forced entry.

 

Area 9

9/24/10 - 9/25/10                    10:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.                 600 block of 29th Street

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence which is being renovated and removed the refrigerator from the kitchen. The residence was locked but a spare key was left hidden for the workers.

 

We have also had three separate incidents of burglaries at local churches including American Martyrs, Journey of Faith and the MB Community Church. All incidents had similar MOs and no signs of forced entry. It is most likely that suspect(s) are trying door handles late at night, gaining entry and looking for small items. They have left other valuable items behind. Vandalism has been minimal and targeted at obtaining property that may be locked in desks and cabinets.

 

Please help spread the word to our local churches to double and triple check their doors and windows to prevent further incidents. Thank you.

 








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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

 

This week is Fire Prevention Week!!! 

The theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week  is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. 

Smoke alarms are a very important means of preventing home fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal so you and your family can escape.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 385,500 fires occur in residential buildings every year resulting in 2,770 civilian deaths and 13,250 injuries.  When a smoke alarm sounds, it is time for you to spring into action. 

You can prevent tragedy simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan.  Make sure your home fire escape plan is up to date and everyone in the home knows what to do when the smoke alarm sounds.  Practice your plan often. 

Visit http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/focus/smoke_alarms2010.shtm to watch an educational video on smoke alarms and to test your smoke alarm knowledge through an interactive quiz.  You will also find links to valuable fire prevention resources available from the USFA. 

Earthquake Safety

This month's Emergency Survival Program (ESP) focus sheet is in regards to earthquake safety.  Additionally, the City of Hermosa Beach management staff will be participating in an earthquake response exercise in the new Emergency Operations Center on October 21st, starting at 10:21. 

To access this months informative ESP focus sheet, please visit the following website: http://lacoa.org/PDF/ESP10/Oct10.pdf.





IN THE NEWS...






Inglewood police kill alleged armed robber after chase into San Pedro
SAN PEDRO ( KTLA) -- Inglewood police officers shot and killed a robbery and carjacking suspect after a pursuit that ended in a hospital parking lot in San Pedro.

State Department Travel Warning
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe.  Current information suggests that al-Qa'ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.  European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions....

We recommend U.S. citizens register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through theState Department's travel registration website. Travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from elsewhere in the world.

Youth Hockey Coach Accused Of Child Molestation
HERMOSA BEACH (CBS) - Police say a youth hockey coach is free on bail after being accused of molesting a boy....

Anyone with more information on Gibb can contact Detective Mick Gaglia at (310) 318-0348.

Light Showers Hit Southern California
The cool weather was expected to continue through mid-week, with a 30 percent of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday,
according to the Weather Channel.

     

    Upcoming Events

October 5 - Please attend recognition of 15 years of CERT - D6

RBCERTAA Alumni

As the Redondo Beach City Council recognizes 15 years of CERT in Redondo Beach we, as the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni Association Board, would like to extend an invitation for you attend this event and also we will honor several businesses that helped refurbish the CERT van.   Note our regular board meeting at Billy's is cancelled and we will have the board meeting after the presentation at alternate location.  

Location:   City Council Chambers, Redondo Beach Civic Center, Diamond and PCH.
Time:  6PM
Date:  Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Parking Available in Garage below Library

Hope you can make the event.  The van will be on display in front of Council Chambers.

Thanks,
Sandy Marchese
RBCERTAA President

     

    Pier Ave Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Thursday October 7 at 10:00 a.m.



    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


    Great California ShakeOut

    The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than one month away, and already more than 6.9 million Californians are registered to participate.
     

    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.



Deadlines To Mail A Request For A Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Election Date Last day to apply for a
vote-by-mail ballot by mail
       November 2, 2010
       (General Election)
                   October 26, 2010





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 
 


 

Carjacking Prevention Tips

You can reduce your chances for carjacking by taking the following steps:

  • Keep doors and windows locked when driving.
  • When stopped, allow at least one car length between you and the car in front of you. This allows you room to maneuver, if it becomes necessary.
  • If you can't drive away from a threatening situation, draw attention to yourself-- honk your horn or yell. Remain in your locked car if possible.
  • Keep your purse and other valuables out of view while driving.
  • Drive in the center lane if possible to avoid being pushed onto the shoulder.
  • Don't stop at isolated pay phones or cash machines.
  • Keep a lookout if you see a stranger approaching your car. If you're in the car, drive away as quickly as possible. Walk away from the car if you're outside.
  • Above all, don't resist an armed suspect. Your car isn't worth risking personal injury.


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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

after 30 years in business Re:Style will be closing their doors. I hope you can come down and pay tribute this First Thursday! Rodge and Danielle will be there selling off everything at amazing prices. Get down here and send them off in 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, 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 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.

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.

Have you and/or your neighbors helped another neighbor in need?  Let me know about it and I may include it in this section.

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 
 

 

COPE Preparedness presented a

(their website is cope-preparedness.org)


"Become a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Organizer" 

WORKSHOP

on Saturday.


CONGRATULATIONS TO NEARLY 100 MORE RESIDENTS IN SAN PEDRO NOW TRAINED TO TRAIN THERE BLOCK TO BE MYN PREPARED.  THERE WILL BE REGULARLY SCHEDULED QUARTERLY TRAININGS IN THE FUTURE.  GREAT JOB!


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You may want to consider doing the MYN 9 step Drill with your block 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 seniors residing in Hermosa Beach.  

 
To receive a kit, please contact tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call Tracy at 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