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Tuesday 12/07/10


   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ SANTA'S SLEIGH RIDE
:: 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...

CRIME TYPE            DATE              ADDRESS                                               DESCRIPTION

Theft           12/01/2010    200 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Time: 15:38 Grand Theft
Tenant is ordered by courts to vacate by 11/30/10. Tenant moves out but not before damaging property and removing items from inside that did not belong to him. 


RESIDENT Q&A...

What should I do about pan handling?

The law only prohibits "aggressive" pan handling.  In other words, if they block your path, or intimidate you into giving them money we can take enforcement action.  It is our recommendation not to give them money directly.  If their sign says they are hungry, and you want to help, buy them food.  If carrying a baby and you feel like helping them, buy the diapers or baby items.  DO NOT give anyone cash!   This type of activity rises during the holidays as people are in the giving mood and/or they feel guilty after spending money on gifts and find these people in the parking lot.  This is their plan!  So do not react to it.  In general we suggest people support the valid charities that help the homeless & disadvantaged, (Salvation Army, Local Churches etc.) and do not give directly to the person asking.

Greg



FOOD DRIVE

Bring a bag of canned goods to 501 Rowell Ave in Manhattan Beach between 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday December 11. 

Canned goods collected to be donated to Hope Chapel food drive.



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



Here are the latest crime reports including a recent street robbery early Saturday morning. Please pass these on to your blocks. Thank you.

 

Area 3

11/27/10                                  2:15 a.m.                                 2400 block of Ardmore Av.

(Robbery) The female victim was walking eastbound on Ardmore talking on her cell phone when a male black suspect, approximately 30 to 40 years of age (no further description) approached her from behind, threw her on the ground and stole her purse. The suspect ran around the corner and the victim saw a black sedan drive out from Laurel Avenue westbound on Ardmore and out of sight. A second suspect was driving the car.    

 

Area 3

1127/10                                   1 a.m. - 5 a.m.                        1700 block of Laurel Av.

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) took cash and a first aid bag that were in plain sight from the unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street.

 

Area 4

11/21/10 - 11/22/10                11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.               700 block of Larsson St.

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street and took a wallet containing debit/credit cards. Unauthorized charges were made on the victim's cards.

 

Area 7

11/29/10 - 11/30/10                10 p.m. - 9 a.m.                      3300 block of Manhattan Av.

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle on the street and thought he locked it but wasn't sure. When he returned he discovered to find a rear door unlocked and a briefcase containing a computer was gone. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 8

11/28/10 - 11/29/10                11 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                 1700 block of 1st St.

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and took a power inverter from the front seat.

 

Area 9

11/28/10                                  4:47 a.m.                                 500 block of 35th St

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim heard his vehicle starting and looked out to see it being driven away eastbound on 35th Street. The vehicle had been locked and parked in front of the residence. The vehicle was equipped with On Star and was recovered a short time later. No suspects were seen.


 



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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

 


December marks the beginning of the holiday season, which includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve.  The winter holidays and all of the wonderful activities that we associate with them-decorating, cooking, parties, and warm seats by the fireplace-can also lead to holiday tragedy when not properly monitored. Make sure that you and your family know how to celebrate fire-safe holidays so tragedy doesn't occur.


On the internet, visit http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/focus/holiday.shtm for detailed fire safety information regarding Christmas trees, lights, decorations, and candle usage.



 Flyer related to the column



IN THE NEWS...







Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 Overview and Special Image Selection

The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.

Police arrest Hermosa Beach bank robbery suspect

Confronted by police detectives Wednesday, a man suspected of robbing a Hermosa Beach bank last month admitted, "All right, you got me."

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_16753522?source=rss

Gap, Wal-Mart Clothing Costs Rise on 'Terrifying' Cotton Prices

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Gap Inc., J.C. Penney Co. and other U.S. retailers may have to pay Chinese suppliers as much as 30 percent more for clothes as surging cotton prices boost costs.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-11-15/gap-wal-mart-clothing-costs-rise-on-terrifying-cotton-prices.html
[Suggestion : to stock up on clothing this holiday season]

Unemployment jumped to 9.8% in November; slow job growth blamed

The nation's unemployment rate crept back up toward double-digit levels last month, rising to 9.8 percent after being stuck around 9.6 percent for much of the year, theLabor Department reported Friday morning.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/3/unemployment-jumped-98-percent-november/

Terrorism makes New York more wary, gradually

In rail stations, travelers are bombarded with messages warning them to be on the lookout for suspicious activity. There are poison-gas sensors and radiation detectors, automatic license plate readers and random bag searches in the subways.
http://www.aolnews.com/story/terrorism-makes-new-york-more-wary/1440730


Spain pushes back against strikes

MADRID - Spain's government halted an air traffic control strike Saturday by imposing an emergency decree to threaten the disgruntled employees with prison terms under military law. Flights resumed, but hundreds of thousands of travelers remained stranded at airports.
http://onlineathens.com/stories/120510/nat_745877200.shtml
 


    UPCOMING EVENTS

FOOD DRIVE

Bring a bag of canned goods to 501 Rowell Ave in Manhattan Beach between 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday December 11. 

Canned goods collected to be donated to Hope Chapel food drive.

 
4th Annual

Santa Sleigh Ride 2010

SANTA SLEIGH RIDE


To celebrate this holiday season with our HBNW residents, our Hermosa Beach Police & Fire Department with the assistance of our Hermosa Beach Public Works Department will be escorting Santa and his Sleigh to the neighborhoods listed below.


Santa's Sleigh will stop and he will take photos with the residents waiting to meet and greet him.  Don't forget to bring your camera!


A special thank you to PD Chief Greg Savelli, FD Chief David Lantzer, Lieutenant Garth Gaines, and the Police and Fire department for their assistance.


The locations were picked based on easy access for the neighborhoods and the sleigh.


Santa Sleigh Ride appearance locations and times:


December 8, 2010


Monterey and 10th Street        6:00 PM to 6:20 PM

                                  

Hermosa and 6th Street           6:25 PM to 6:45 PM

                                  

Manhattan and 2nd Street       6:50 PM to 7:10 PM

                                  

900 Block 3rd Street                 7:15 PM to 7:35 PM

                                  

6th and Prospect                      7:40 PM to 8:00 PM

                                  

Hillcrest and 21st Street             8:05 PM to 8:25 PM



December 15, 2010   


Power and 21st Street              6:00 PM to 6:20 PM

                                  

25th Street and Silverstrand     6:25 PM to 6:45 PM

                                  

30th Street and Morningside    6:50 PM to 7:10 PM

                                  

20th Place and Prospect           7:15 PM to 7:35 PM

                                  

15th Street and Golden            7:40 PM to 8:00 PM

                                  

Bonnie Brae and 14th Street    8:05 PM to 8:25 PM


The Santa Sleigh will spend 20 minutes at each stop.






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STOP CRIME 
 


This continues to be a major problem.
 

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.

 
 
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 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?

Hermosa Beach CERT  - Misc98@yahoo.com
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 
 
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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!


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