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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

 

Tuesday 11/09/10


   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ UPCOMING EVENTS~
:: 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 

MYN 1


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    11/04/2010    2200 Block HERMOSA AV    Time: 09:44 Burglary


Unknown suspect(s) stole four of the victim's surfboards from his unlocked garage. The victim later found one subject in possession of one of his surfboards.


Theft    11/06/2010    1 Block PIER PZ    Time: 04:31 Grand Theft
Unknown suspect took the victim's bicycle from a bicycle rack on Pier Plaza.


Robbery    11/07/2010    1 Block THE STRAND    Time: 12:08 Robbery
Suspect takes cell phone out of victim's hands.









 
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

11/1/10 - 11/2/10                    5:30 p.m. - 8:49 a.m.              1700 block of Magnolia Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle on the street near his residence and locked the door with the remote. When he returned to the car all four doors were unlocked, and unknown suspect(s) had taken the registration, insurance card, navigation system, glasses and a wallet containing a license, credit cards and a debit card. When the victim cancelled the cards he learned that both credit cards had already been used.

 

Area 4

11/3/10 - 11/4/10                    4:30 p.m. - 6:50 a.m.              800 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Construction Site Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) cut the lock and chain at a construction site and stole miscellaneous tools, including two saws, a cutting board and two drills.

 

Area 5

10/30/10 - 10/31/10                8 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        2500 block of Manhattan Avenue

(Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) wrote graffiti on the victim's garage doors.

 

Area 7

10/28/10                                  6:15 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.              2500 block of Highland Avenue

(Stolen Bicycles) Unknown suspect(s) stole two bicycles from an unlocked garage. The bicycles were last seen locked together and hanging from the ceiling of the garage.


Also, the latest On the Beat concerning a recent arrest in area 1, thanks to a resident who became suspicious after someone rang the doorbell early Sunday morning. Please click On the Beat for all the details.  On The Beat  
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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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HBFD

  No Column This Week



IN THE NEWS...






Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans

A U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric linked to previous attacks on the U.S. called for Muslims around world to kill Americans in a new video message posted on radical websites Monday.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_16555587

Manhunt on for truck driver suspected of killing officer

California authorities searched Monday for a truck driver accused of killing a Riverside police officer during a gunfight after the lawman stopped the big-rig driver for a hit-and-run accident.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_16554935

DRUG WAR: 20 killed over weekend in border city

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - At least 20 people were killed in drug-gang violence over the weekend in this northern Mexican border city, including seven found dead outside one house.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_16554990

Unemployment payouts push California deeper into debt

The state is borrowing $40 million a day from the federal government to provide assistance to jobless workers, but has resisted changing the formulas it uses to determine and fund those benefits.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/06/business/la-fi-jobless-fund-broke-20101107

Oakland residents awaken to broken windows, debris

OAKLAND, Calif. - Looking out her front window in a usually quiet residential neighborhood in this city, Deanna Goldstein's knees began to shake.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/topstories/2010-11-05-2523689567_x.htm

Indonesia tsunami death toll soars (1:25)

Oct. 27 - The number of people confirmed killed in the Indonesian tsunami rises to 280, with more than 400 missing and a trail of destruction in the archipelago's western islands.Travis Brecher reports.
http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=163954252

MONEYWISE: Tips for reducing personal debt

Many young couples, concerned about the persisting economic doldrums, are worried that they're carrying too much debt. They're discovering, based on experiences of friends who've lost jobs, that they themselves might just be a few months from financial disaster if even one spouse becomes unemployed. Several readers have asked for tips to kick their debt-reduction activity into high gear. Following are a handful of tried-and-true approaches: ...
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16502335?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

NIA's special U.S. food price projection report is now available to download for free by
clicking here.

    Upcoming Events

You are cordially invited to attend the City of Hermosa Beach
Veterans Day Commemoration

Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:30 pm

Veterans Memorial, located at the Community Center East Lawn


Pier Avenue sidewalk festival


For those South Bay residents who haven't heard, Hermosa Beach's Pier Avenue received a major makeover. And now, its business owners and the city's chamber of commerce are welcoming folks to a grand reopening event that'll introduce the new streetscape and kick off the holiday season.

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.

 
 
HB Disaster Preparedness Logo



Specific Needs Awareness Planning (S.N.A.P)- voluntary disaster registry website for Los Angeles County

For millions of Los Angeles County residents who have access and functional needs including those relating to physical, medical, sensory, cognitive or age-related conditions; disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires or floods will present a real challenge.

Disasters can strike at any time and without warning. To better prepare County residents for these and other types of disasters, the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announced the launch of the Specific Needs Awareness Planning (S.N.A.P.) voluntary disaster registry.

The S.N.A.P. registry is an Internet-based system that allows residents to provide information, which will be kept confidential, to public safety officials about their access or functional needs. S.N.A.P. does not guarantee priority response to registrants, it assists emergency response officials in planning and responding to the requirements of people with access and functional needs during a disaster by integrating database and mapping technology together.

S.N.A.P. was developed by the University of California Los Angeles School of Public Affairs in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, Chief Executive Office, Office of Affirmative Action Compliance, Community and Senior Services, Fire, Health Services, Internal Services, Mental Health, Public Health, Public Social Services, Public Works and Sheriff, cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, and non-profit organizations such as American Red Cross and Emergency Network Los Angeles.


TO REGISTER FOR S.N.A.P., go to http://snap.lacounty.gov and click on "Register Now." Registrations can be made on an individual basis or as a group. Those individuals who do not have access to the Internet or may require additional assistance can ask a family member, friend or caregiver to register for them.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL:  2-1-1 La County.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Office of Emergency Management
www.lacounty.gov



 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 
 
 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

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!


HBARA LOGO



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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