IN THE NEWS...
LAX Police on Heightened Alert after Moscow Airport Bombing and U.S. Attacks on Police Officers
Los Angeles, CA - In the wake of the devastating suicide bombing in Moscow on Monday and an alarming rise in officer shootings across the U.S., the LAX Police has stepped up its own high levels of vigilance.
Moscow's busiest airport was the scene of a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people, put 86 injured in the hospital and required treatment for 94 others. Closer to home, across this nation, 11 officers were shot in a 24-hour period. In Florida, two officers were killed and a U.S. Marshall was wounded. One officer was critically wounded in Oregon, another in Indianapolis with two more officers wounded in Washington and four officers wounded in Detroit after a gunman opened fire in their precinct.
"The officers of the Los Angeles Airport Police are committed to keeping LAX and Ontario International Airport safe and are taking every precaution in light of both the terrorist attacks abroad and the violence directed at police officers in this country," states Marshall McClain, president of the L.A. Airport Peace Officers Association. "You won't find a more dedicated or better trained force anywhere and we're determined to go after every possible threat."
It is this dedication that has led two separate, independent studies to find that LAX and LA/Ontario are two of the safest international airports in the country. Airport Police's proactive measures were directly responsible for a six percent decrease in all major crime in 2010.
Government officials are investigating an apparent increase in fever-related seizures in young children after they got a flu shot.
Four men suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Redondo Beach were arrested Friday following a lengthy search of a nearby neighborhood.
A fifth man escaped.
The crime occurred shortly before 5 p.m. when a man wearing a ski mask entered Beach Cities Jewelry at 809 Torrance Blvd. and began smashing smashing display cases with a hammer, Redondo Beach police Lt. Paul Wrightsman said.
Two teens found dead in Huntington Beach with empty can of Four Loko
Police on Monday were investigating the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found in a vacant Huntington Beach apartment with an empty can of a caffeinated alcohol drink nearby.
Aaron Saenz, 15, of Westminster and Chelsea Taylor, 16, of Huntington Beach were found dead just after 10 a.m. Friday in the 15500 block of Huntington Village Lane, said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Russell Reinhart.
Formidable Footprint - A National Neighborhood Exercise Series Preview
Depiction is sponsoring "Formidable Footprint," a neighborhood tabletop exercise series created by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group.
The "Formidable Footprint" series of exercises will be an opportunity for community and neighborhood organizations, including Citizen Corps, Community Emergency Response Teams, Map Your Neighborhood Teams, and Neighborhood Associations to assess the ability of neighborhood residents to work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from a variety of natural disasters which can affect the lives of neighborhood residents, including earthquakes, flood, hurricane, influenza pandemic, tornado and wildfire.
Register to take part in the next exercise, an earthquake scenario on January 29.
Homeless Count 2011
The City of Hermosa Beach is participating in the Los Angeles County Homeless Count on January 26th, 2011. Volunteers are needed to assist by going through the city counting the number of homeless they observe. Volunteers need to be at the Clark Building at 8 PM. This should last about three hours.
Please go on-line to register to volunteer at http://theycountwillyou.org. You can sign up under team Hermosa Beach. For additional information you can call me at the below number.
Please distribute this to Neighborhood Watch, friends at work, and neighbors.
Thanks for your help.
Tom Thompson, Lieutenant
Support Services Division
Hermosa Beach Police Dept.
540 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0336 office
(310) 318-0350 fax
Lifeguard Tower Panel Auction Own a piece of Hermosa Beach history! Lifeguard tower panels from the largest public art project in the US "Summer of Color" will be auctioned to our community on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, Rm 7 from 6-9pm. Panels come in various sizes and are made of lightweight coroplast (weather resistant plastic foam core). They beautify any space....home or business... and come in fish, flower and shape patterns. Proceeds benefit the Hermosa Arts Foundation, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation and Portraits of Hope. Visit www.hbef.org to preview the panels for sale.
Please read flyer for additional details. If any questions or if you'd like to display a panel in your place of business please contact Diana Allen at 310-251-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEE FLYER HERE
RB CERT Academy #44: The next CERT Academy starts February 3rd to March 24th. Our website RBCERTAA.org has the new application. Please encourage your friends, neighbors and others you may think of to take this valuable training. For each person you get to sign up for the academy you'll be entered into a drawing for a special gift. Please advise the names of those that sign up for the class to RBCERTAA@aol.com for your entry.
Shakeout 2011: The BCJCO Planning Committee is already planning the 2011 Great Shakeout drill. It will be a daytime event held on Saturday, 10/15/11. We hope this will enable those who cannot get away from work on a weekday to participate.
Manhattan Beach will be the host city. The drill will be held in a residential area to simulate what CERT organizations would most likely be facing in a real earthquake. Exact time of the drill to be decided. Further announcements will follow. Save the date.
The next Planning Committee meeting will be on Sunday, 1/23/11 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Conference Room of the MBFD, 400 15th Street MB CA 90266. All interested Area G CERT members are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome. There are still positions on the committee to fill and lots to do.
The committee has also scheduled the first of several trainings opportunities. This will be search and rescue training consisting of a classroom session and a field exercise. The classroom training will be held on Wednesday 1/26/11 from 6 to 9 pm in the Community Room of the MBFD (address above). The field exercise will be held in early February, time and place TBD.
Any CERT member wishing to sign up for this Search & Rescue training must RSVP onlyto email@example.com.
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting and training event.
BCJCO Planning Committee
Ham Radio Info: Doug Rodriguez, RBCERTAA Vice President, has provided the follow website for those interested in the practice tests for preparing for the amateur radio licensing test: http://www.qrz.com/xtest2.html
There is an Amateur Radio Course, FCC "Technician" course (entrée level). It will be a 2 session course on February 26 and March 5 from 10AM to 2PM and FCC test will be 10AM to noon on March 23. Location: Hess Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, RVP. Classes are free, optional materials are $21 for Gordon West book with the FCC test questions, and $15 for coy of the Power Point charts. Testing is $15. For classes it is good idea to bring lunch. For further information please contact: Walt at firstname.lastname@example.org
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