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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

Tuesday 11/16/10


   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~ STALKER ALERT ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: 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 

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    11/10/2010    1400 Block BONNIE BRAE ST    Time: 20:23 Burglary
Victim dicovered property missing from an earlier reported burglary


Breaking & Entering    11/14/2010    1 Block 15TH ST    Time: 10:42 Burglary
Unknown suspect/suspects enter victim's home and removes items without permission.













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


 

We are having another Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Response Training on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Police/Fire Community room. If you have not already taken this important training that will benefit you and your neighbors in the event of a disaster, we would like to invite you. Please see the attached flyer for all the details and be sure to RSVP to Millie at (310) 802-5183 if you would like to join us.

 

Also,  "Free Fingerprinting for Children" hosted by Assemblyman Ted Lieu. This event will take place on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Police Department, 420 15th Street. Child safety publications will be available and an assortment of police vehicles will be on display. For more details see the attached flyer or call Ted Lieu's District Office at (310) 615-3515.

 

Area 6

11/5/10 - 11/6/10                    11 p.m. - 5 a.m.          1100 block of N. Ocean Drive

(Vandalism) The victim heard a loud noise and looked out to see 3 silhouettes that appeared to be male, no further description, traveling northbound on Ocean Drive. The next morning the victim discovered a large dent in his garage door.

 


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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

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.  In 2006, cooking fires were involved in roughly 1,400 reported home structure fires on Thanksgiving - that's almost three times the daily average.  NFPA studies show cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Hundreds of Americans are killed each year due to home cooking fires and thousands more are injured. Annually, cooking fires cause more than half a billion dollars in direct property damage to homes and the belongings inside. 

It can be easy to get wrapped up in entertaining guests, but it is important to remember to monitor meal preparation closely as most cooking fires start because cooking has been left unattended.  Please follow these tips when preparing your Thanksgiving meals (or any meals, for that matter):

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food.
  • If you must leave the home for even a short period of time, turn off the stove or oven.
  • If you are simmering, baking, boiling or roasting food, check it regularly and remain in the home while food is cooking. Use a timer to remind you that the stove or oven is on.
  • Stay alert. Don't cook if you are sleepy, have been drinking alcohol or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy.
  • Keep things that burn - pot holders, oven mitts, paper or plastic - off your stovetop.
  • If you plan to use a turkey fryer this holiday season, please follow manufacturer guidelines.
  • Don't store things that can burn in an oven, microwave, or toaster oven.
  • Clean food and grease off burners, stovetops and ovens.
  • Wear clothing with sleeves that are short, close fitting, or tightly rolled up.
  • Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove.
  • Use the stove's back burners whenever possible, and turn pot handles inward to reduce the risk that pots with hot contents will be knocked over.
  • Never hold a small child while cooking.




IN THE NEWS...






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

Stalking/Indecent Exposure Suspect Wanted 11/11/2010
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/news_flash/default.asp


SoCal gas prices hitting year high

The fifth increase in six days put the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County within one- tenth of a cent of its high for the year today.

2 men, driver sought in RB Von's robbery attempt

Police are investigating an attempted robbery on Saturday at about noon inside a Vons grocery store in Redondo Beach.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_16614289


Expect food prices to take bigger bite of your budget

Food prices, after at least 20 months of stability, are starting to climb again, the result of rising ingredient and commodity costs. Some analysts say prices could go up an average 4 percent in 2011.
http://www.scrippsnews.com/content/expect-food-prices-take-bigger-bite-your-budget


Protesters try to block Neo-Nazi rally in Phoenix

Several people received minor injuries, including some police officers and members of the National Socialist Movement, said Phoenix Sgt. Tommy Thompson. The group, which was marching down Jefferson Street toward the court house, was blocked several times by protesters who were marching the opposite direction. At one point, a canister of tear gas was thrown to break up the protesters but it did little to deter them.

Read more:http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2010/11/13/20101113neo-nazi-protesters.html#ixzz15NgsArZi

    Upcoming Events

CERT follow-up  The next meeting of Hermosa Beach residents who are CERT trained will update members, follow up on shakeout drill, and plan the January 2011 program.  Emergency Operation Center at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. 7 p.m. Tuesday.  For more information contact Janice Brittain at Misc98@yahoo.com.


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






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STOP CRIME 
 


 
Frank Abagnale's Holiday ID Theft Prevention Tips
  • Shop smart ...When shopping, limit the credit cards you carry and don't take extras.  Leave your Social Security card, birth certificate and passport at home.
  • Keep receipts and check your statements ... For post-holiday statements; be sure to examine every charge on your statement before paying.  Your receipts provide a great cross-reference check and guard against suspicious activity. Remember, by law, you have 30 days from the date of your statement to notify your financial institution of any discrepancies, otherwise you can be liable for any purchases made.
  • Protect computer prior to online shopping ... Make sure your security patch and antivirus software is updated regularly.  Consider purchasing technology that protects against potential viruses that threaten your identity.
  • Watch where you shop online ... Always check for the lock icon on the website's browser status bar, which signals a secure site that is safe for transactions.  If you have never heard of a website before, check to make sure it has security precautions in place and that it is not a fake website set up by identity thieves.  
  • Don't write a check ... give cash or a gift card.  All of the information on a check, such as your name, signature, address and other information, can be used by thieves to steal your identity.
  • Shred documents with personally identifiable information, preferably using a security microcut shredder.  
  • Strengthen passwords ... so that they will not be easily cracked by hackers.  Use strong passwords with at least eight characters, including a combination of letters, numbers and symbols that are easy for you to remember, but difficult for predators to pounce upon.
  • Watch your purse/wallet at parties ... restaurants, fitness clubs, shopping carts or your car.
  • Don't take the bait on phishing scams and beware of shoulder surfing (when a thief looks over your shoulder while you're at an ATM, either directly or via a camera).
  • Stop mail, newspaper delivery ... If traveling during the holidays.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tracemyid-and-frank-abagnale-release-10-holiday-id-theft-prevention-tips-108178674.html

Vehicle burglaries

The Torrance Police Department is warning motorists in the city to lock vehicles and not to leave valuables visible inside.
The department says that vehicle burglaries are on the rise and that unlocked vehicles are being targeted. The majority of vehicle burglaries in apartment complexes and single-family resident neighborhoods happen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., the department says.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department offers the following tips on preventing vehicle burglaries. To read all the tips go online to www.citymb.info/Index.aspx?page=1473.



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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.



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
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 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