Newsletter logo

Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.


Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log 


Tuesday 12/21/10


   

In an effort to be "user friendly", you may click the blue link in the IN THIS NEWSLETTER to go directly to your favorite section.  Once you are finished with that section, you can link BACK TO TOPtop and it will bring you back to this point.  For our readers that like to take your time, please scroll at leisure.  We recurrently make available specific information and sections in the E-Newsletter for our residents joining HBNW! 

 If you should have any problems viewing or using the links in this email, please click the HAVING TROUBLE VIEWING THIS E-MAIL? at the top of page and you will be forwarded to a webpage version.
 
 
In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ SANTA'S SLEIGH RIDE PICS~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Vehicle Burglaries Continue~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ 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








CRIME TYPE       DATE       ADDRESS                   DESCRIPTION


Theft    12/18/2010    600 Block 10TH ST    Time: 16:13 Petty Theft


Unknown suspect(s) stole a global positioning system from an unlocked vehicle.



Breaking & Entering    12/14/2010    1 Block 19TH ST    Time: 19:24 Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) stole a painting from inside of a residence.



www.CrimeReports.com
Go to CrimeReports.com to access official crime data in your neighborhood and sign up for free email alerts.



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 






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




Area 1

12/12/10 - 12/13/10                11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.     1200 block of 21st St

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in the driveway, but did not lock it since the alarm system was not working properly. Unknown suspect(s) took a camera and a wallet containing ID, credit cards and other items from inside the vehicle. By the time the victim realized the items were stolen the credit cards had been fraudulently used.

 

Area 1

12/12/10 - 12/13/10                9 p.m. - 7:50 a.m.       1200 block of 20th St

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver's side window on the locked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Nothing appeared to be stolen and it did not appear the car was rummaged through.

 

Area 8

12/14/10 - 12/15/10                7 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.       700 block of S. Herrin Av

(Vehicle Vandalism) The locked vehicle was parked on the street when unknown suspect(s) smashed the right front window. Nothing was taken or moved inside the vehicle. A few items of value had been left inside the vehicle's closed glove compartment and trunk, but out of view.

 



Area 2

12/13/10                                  1 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.                   1200 block of 5th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway and placed a purse in the rear passenger area under the driver's seat. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear passenger window, rummaged through the purse and stole cash.

 

Area 6

12/11/10 - 12/12/10                noon - 9 a.m.                          400 block of Ingleside Dr

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) used an unknown object to shatter the rear window of the victim's vehicle. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

 

Area 7

12/10 /10 - 12/11/10               6 p.m. - noon                           400 block of 32nd St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's wallet, which had been sitting on the front passenger seat in plain view, from the vehicle that was parked behind the residence. It is likely the vehicle was left unlocked.

 

Area 9

12/7/10 - 12/8/10                    6 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                   500 block of 33rd St

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in front of his residence and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) stole several items from the center console and glove box, including glasses, a camera, hunting knife and CDs.




 



.
BACK TO TOP

RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG

Courtesy of
Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
 
 
Most Recent Redondo Beach Crime Report


Please follow the link below to learn about previously published weekly crime information.
 
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
  

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS


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


BACK TO TOP

FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER


HBFD

 
Repeat from last week.


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!
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.

 4th Annual
Santa Sleigh Ride 2010

The 3 Chiefs
Tracy Hopkins, Greg Savelli and David Lantzer
Santa's Helpers
Santa and more of his helpers

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

Santa Visits Hermosa Early

Santa Claus and his escort of Hermosa Beach police and firefighters drop by the neighborhood for some early Christmas fun.

By Ronald Dam

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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's presentation will be to inform us about what the emergency plan is for HB as 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.


In January we plan to have the Red Cross present on shelter management in Hermosa Beach.  In February the program will be on communications and the HAM radio program.

Other program suggestions are a 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 Advisory Commission, 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 professions of the city.  


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




Back to Top


 
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.



crime divider

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



crime divider


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





 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 
 
 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.



BACK TO TOP

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.



  BACK TO TOP
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



BACK TO TOP

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!

 

BACK TO TOP

 

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
 
 

BACK TO TOP

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828