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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

 

Tuesday 11/02/10

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: 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.

Reports include...



Breaking & Entering    10/28/2010    700 Block PIER AV    Time: 07:03 Burglary
Unknown suspect(s) entered location without permission and removed listed property.


Theft    10/31/2010    500 Block PIER AV    Time: 18:22 Petty Theft
The victim's purse was stolen from the bar top inside Fat Face Fenners.


Breaking & Entering    10/31/2010    700 Block MONTEREY BLVD    Time: 22:06 Burglary
Unknown suspect entered victim's bedroom through an open side window. Once inside the suspect stole a laptop and a MP0-3 player. Suspect exited the same window.


Robbery    10/31/2010    2500 Block HERMOSA AV    Time: 01:35 Robbery
Victim gets her property forcefully taken from her during a confrontation in the 2500 block of Hermosa Avenue.









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


 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks. Thank you.

 

Area 1

10/21/10                                  3:45 p.m. - 8:42 p.m.              1700 block of 23rd Street

(Residential Burglary) The victims locked and secured the residence upon leaving and returned to find a light on that wasn't usually on, the front door wide open, and a computer that had been moved from its original location. They also discovered several of the rooms had been ransacked. It appeared that unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an upstairs bathroom window. A patio stool was found under the window and the screen had been removed from the window. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 3

10/16/10                                  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.                        2500 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked an unlocked vehicle in the driveway and returned to discover a purse containing credit cards, gift card, money and a camera had been taken by unknown suspect(s). The purse had been left on the floor in the back seat.

 

Area 4

10/13/10 - 10/18/10                6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.                 800 block of 10th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street. The purse contained keys, gift cards and checks.

 

Area 4

10/21/10 - 10/22/10                8 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   200 block of S. Poinsettia Avenue

(Vehicle Petty Theft) The victim parked her unlocked vehicle in the driveway and returned to find some items were missing from the glove box including a make-up bag full of make-up and candy.


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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

 

Change your clock, change your battery Nov. 7

Functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives

               
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, and marks the 23rd anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which reminds people to check and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the fall time change. This message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving.

Forty percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 23 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate. Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Over the past 22 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments. This year, people have an opportunity to get involved in a very simple way to help increase the donation.

In an effort to reach more community members nationwide, Energizer, as part of its new Now That's Positivenergy program, is enlisting people across the country to help double the donation of batteries to local fire departments.

When people visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page www.facebook.com/energizerbunny, they can send a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery reminder to their friends to trigger a battery donation. In addition, people can make an online pledge to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors or develop a home escape plan online to help increase the number of batteries the company donates this year, up to 400,000 batteries.

"Each year, thousands of lives are forever changed due to the devastating effects of a home fire, especially when home fire fatalities are a factor,"said Chief Jack E. Parow, EFO, president and chairman of the board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. "For that reason alone, Energizer's donation of batteries has become a vital and necessary component to keeping communities across the nation safe and sound. A working smoke alarm is a family's best defense for surviving a home fire."

This year, the public can play an important role in helping to spread the life-saving message.

"For 23 years, Energizer, the IAFC and more than 6,200 fire departments have partnered to educate communities on the importance of home fire safety and having working smoke alarms," said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. "By asking for the public's help this year, we hope to further raise awareness of the life-saving message, while also increasing the battery donation to help more community members in need avoid devastating home fire fatalities."
http://www.wickedlocal.com/marshfield/news/x1696248456/Change-your-clock-change-your-battery-Nov-7



IN THE NEWS...






DID YOU VOTE TODAY?  YOU STILL HAVE TIME.

Police release sketches of suspected burglars posing as workers

Police released sketches Monday of two men sought for posing as construction workers to get into South Bay residents' homes to commit burglaries.
The men have struck in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles and in Temple City, El Segundo police Lt. Ray Garcia said.

Firefighter injured in Redondo Beach Target blaze

A Redondo Beach firefighter was injured Monday while battling a blaze that ignited in the back of the Target store in Redondo Beach, sending scores of customers and employees out into the street and nearby parking lots.

Federal Reserve QE2 Plan: Economists Worried About Quantitative Easing

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce its plan to implement quantitative easing this week. Some economists have expressed concern that the move, dubbed as QE2, won't work.
According to a CNNMoney report, the Fed is likely to announce within the week their move to pump more money into the economy. The plan will involve "hundreds of billions of new asset purchases, particularly long-term Treasuries," the report said....

In his October 26 letter to Bernanke, Brady said he is worried  that additional quantitative easing is an "unwise policy." Brady said: "I fear the risk...far exceeds the potential reward."

@Lebcommodities  Corn 3-5 higher. Beans 2-4 higher. Wheat 3-5 higher. Crude up. Gold up. Indices up. Dollar down.

Watch these numbers after the Federal Reserve statement comes out Wednesday.

Cost for milk already up 6.5%. It may be time to think about powdered milk.

Powdered Milk

Powdered milk doesn't have to be gross...you just need to learn how to use it correctly!


Hermosa shakes in quake drill

Police, firefighters, schools, lifeguards, amateur radio operators and Neighborhood Watch volunteers took part as Hermosa participated in the Great California Shake Out earthquake preparedness drill.

Disaster drill tests community response to earthquake

In the drill scenario, the Redondo Beach Fire Department asks CERT members to head to the AES power plant to perform light search and rescue, triage and first aid. The Beach Cities Health District's Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) arrives to provide medical treatment, and other CERT organizations from Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Lomita and Gardena send volunteers to help.

"This was the first time that these cities came together to participate in a drill," said Marcelle McCullough, a member of the CERT alumni association's board of directors.

    Upcoming Events

Free amateur radio class Nov. 6 & 13

Here is a rare opportunity for a free 2 day class for either the technician (entree level) or general amateur radio license -- in Palos Verdes.  3 hr class on each of Nov. 6 & 13, and the exam is Nov. 20.

The city needs more "hams" -- some areas have none, and all areas should have more than one. 

Pass this on to other appropriate people for their consideration.

Summer of Color flyer to recruit volunteers
Paint the railings of the lifeguard towers back
to their original color


Drug Influence Recognition in Teens Seminar
DATE: Wednesday Nov. 10th
LOCATION: Torrance Police Department
TIME: 6:00 PM
TOPIC: Identifying Drug Influence in Teens

Many teens make the mistake of experimenting with drugs. The key is to identify the problem early so you can help them before it is too late. This class will help you recognize the signs.
Go to https://www.torrnet.com/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=4K3954L2372KG to register or contact the Community Affairs Division at (310) 618-6391. Attendance is limited to the first 35 people who register. Please note that these safety workshops are for adults only.





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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

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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 Planes drop food as Indonesia struggles with aid

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia - Relief planes dropped boxes of dried noodles onto tsunami-ravaged Indonesian islands Friday because storms and a shortage of vessels made helicopter and boat deliveries almost impossible days after the wave killed more than 400 people.

Hundreds of miles (kilometers) away, a volcano on the island of Java that killed 35 people this week erupted five more times Friday, sending searing clouds of ash cascading down its slopes. No more casualties were reported as the number of refugees swelled to 47,000.

Four days after the tsunami crashed into the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, details of survivors' misery and new accounts of the terrifying moments when the wave struck were still trickling out from the area, which was cut off by rough seas for nearly two days after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that churned up the killer wave.

 
 

Beach Cities Joint CERT Organizations


Beach Cities Joint CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Organization; A joint committee of Redondo Beach CERT, Manhattan Beach CERT, and El Segundo CERT.

Mission: WHAT DO WE DO?
Coordinate the efforts of our combined membership to optimize participation of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.

HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Redondo Beach CERT www.rbcertaa.org
Manhattan Beach CERT www.mbcerta.org
El Segundo CERT www.elsegundo.org/depts/fire/emergency/cert.asp

 
  
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 
 
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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