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Tuesday 12/14/10


   

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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


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

Breaking & Entering    12/11/2010    700 Block PIER AV    Time: 04:51 Burglary



Assault    12/11/2010    500 Block PIER AV    Time: 17:35 Assault
A known suspect punched the victim one time and pushed the victim several times. The victim is desirous of prosecution.


Sexual Assault    12/10/2010    1000 Block SUNSET DR    Time: 14:16 Rape
Supplemental Investigation:


Theft    12/08/2010    200 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Time: 18:24 Petty Theft
Suspect steals brand new bicycle in a box while it was to the rear of the business without permission.


Theft    12/08/2010    600 Block 30TH ST    Time: 17:14 Petty Theft
Unknown suspect steals victim's wallet from inside her purse while grocery shopping and later uses the credit cards for purchase at several local businesses.





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






 
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 including 4 different vehicle incidents that occurred on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of 19th Street.

Please pass on. Thank you.

 

Area 1

12/7/10 - 12/8/10                    5:30 p.m. - 5:45 a.m.              1300 block of 19th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked the locked vehicle in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window and removed a purse that had been left on the front seat. The purse was found outside the vehicle but the cash inside was stolen. Other items from the vehicle were found in front of a neighbor's sidewalk.

 

Area 1

12/7/10 - 12/8/10                    10 p.m. - 6:15 a.m.                 1400 block of 19th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle on the street and returned to find a gift bag left on a front seat had been rummaged through. A house key was missing from the center console and several items were missing from a wallet that had been in the vehicle, including an ID card, credit/debit cards and cash. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 1

12/7/10 - 12/8/10                    6:30 p.m. - 5:55 a.m.              1400 block of 19th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window on the vehicle that was parked and locked in the driveway and took a purse containing sunglasses and some coins from the vehicle.

 

Area 1

12/7/10 - 12/8/10                    10:30 p.m. - 4:45 a.m.            1400 block of 19th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

 

Area 2

12/6/10                                    7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.            1600 block of 10th St

(Vandalism) The victim heard an odd sound and discovered two BB pellet holes in the kitchen window. No suspects were seen.

 

Area 4

12/2/10 - 12/3/10                    8 p.m. - 9 a.m.                        900 block of 8th St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle that was parked in a driveway and took a GPS from the center console and a bag of new clothes from the rear passenger seat.

 

Stay safe and don't leave anything in your vehicles, locked or unlocked.



 



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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

 
The following is a public notice from the United States Fire Administation:
The warm glow of candles can help set the mood for holiday celebrations, but did you know that a home fire caused by candles is reported in the United States every 34 minutes?   
The majority of candle fires result from human error and negligence.  Candle fires and the damage they can cause are preventable.
  • If possible, avoid using lighted candles.
  • If you must use candles, place them in sturdy holders.
  • Keep candles away from children and pets.
  • Extinguish candles after each use.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.


Learn what you can do to prevent a tragic candle fire from starting in your home at www.usfa.fema.gov/winter/.



IN THE NEWS...






Santa and sleigh makes Hermosa stops!

www.easyreadernews.com 

For a fourth year the Hermosa police and fire departments will escort Santa and his sleigh through several neighborhoods Wednesday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 15, Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch has announced.

[For more photos go to:] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1096256475#!/group.php?gid=94585736179

Westchester woman battles armed intruder with futon

A Westchester woman described Tuesday how she feared that a home-invasion robber was going to kill her husband until she knocked him over with a futon.

Terror team ready for Rose Bowl role

PASADENA - Just minutes before the 2010 BCS National Championship football game Jan. 7, Bryan Nelson of Duarte fired a cryptic threat to a 911 operator.
A bomb, he said, had been placed in a vehicle at the Rose Bowl and was about to go off, according to court documents and accounts from Pasadena police officers.
It's a scenario Pasadena officials prepare for before every large, high-profile event and one they hope will never materialize.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16838252?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com
Federal Emergency Management Agency 
As 2011 approaches, make it your New Year's resolution to be ready for an emergency. Visit www.ready.gov to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
Do one today and share the link with your Facebook friends.
Ready.gov - Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.
www.ready.gov
The Ready Campaign of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, educating and empowering Americans to prepare for emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.


     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Ball Drive deadline extended

The deadline for the annual Daily Breeze Ball Drive has been extended to (today) Tuesday.
Balls can be dropped off at two locations:
The Daily Breeze office at 21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 170, Torrance. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16819246?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

Beach Cities Toy Drive under way at fire stations

Local fire stations are collecting toys for the 18th annual Beach Cities Toy Drive.
Members of the community are asked to drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the Hermosa Beach fire station at 540 Pier Ave. or Manhattan Beach fire stations at 1400 Manhattan Beach Blvd. and 400 15th St. through Dec. 18.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16800387?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com 
 

4th Annual

Santa Sleigh Ride 2010

SANTA SLEIGH RIDE


To celebrate this holiday season with our HBNW residents, our Hermosa Beach Police & Fire 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, Lt. 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 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.


 



Hermosa Beach CERT Meeting
 
Hermosa Beach Fire Chief David Lantzer will be speaker at  the meeting of the Hermosa Beach CERT Trained Residents, Tuesday, December 21st, 7:00 pm at the Emergency Operations Center, 710 Pier Avenue (located west of the gym).

Chief Lantzer presentation will be to inform us what the emergency plan is for HB it relates to CERT Trained residents

A group of Hermosa Beach residents with CERT training meet once a month, the 3rd Tuesday, to provide a training or information program.
January we plan to have the Red Cross present on shelter management in Hermosa Beach. February the program will be on communications and the HAM radio program. Other program suggestions are review of the Shakeout Drill on 10/21; City mapping of CERT residents, locating city resources, disaster psychology - dealing with elderly, children, pets, etc.

Our core group includes two members of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force, a Public Works Commissioner, a member of the HAM Radio Club, two board members from the Redondo Beach CERT, a retired LA County fire captain, plus members from all areas and profession of the city.  

For more information please contact Janice Brittain at Misc98@yahoo.com.



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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!


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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