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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

 

Tuesday 02/01/11

 

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ NEW ITEM
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ NEW ITEM
:: 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 

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CRIME TYPE       DATE       ADDRESS                   DESCRIPTION

 

Theft    2011-01-27    1100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Petty Theft Victim believes the Arco station made fraudulent charges to her bank account.

 

Theft    2011-01-26    1100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Petty Theft Female suspect steals phone from store.  

 

Theft    2011-01-25    500 Block PIER AV    Grand Theft Unknown suspect(s) removes mail from victim's mailbox. The mail missing is the victim's California driver's license.


 

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
 
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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department


 


 

CERT class (Community Emergency Response Team). The training is scheduled for three consecutive Saturdays, starting March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We highly recommend this emergency preparedness training that covers everything from life-saving skills to search and rescue and everything in between! For more information see the attached flyer or visit their website at www.MBCERTA.org


or email info@mbcerta.org.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, but with priority for those who live or work in MB. There is a $60 fee for the class and kit.


 


 

Area 4

1/28/11 - 1/29/11        8 p.m. - 1 p.m.                        600 block of Manhattan Bch Bl

(Residential Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) entered an open garage, cut a lock on a bicycle and stole the bicycle.

 

Area 9

1/29/11 - 1/30/11        10:30 p.m. - 5 a.m.                 2900 block of Flournoy Rd

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle on the street and thought he locked it. When he returned he discovered the glove box was open, items were on the seat and several items were missing including an ID, sunglasses, and change. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 9

1/29/11/ - 1/30/11        10:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.            3000 block of Agnes Rd

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole two iPods and change from the center console of an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway.



Area 1

1/24/11 - 1/25/11         7:15 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.              1300 block of 21st St

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger side window on the locked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole a camera that had been on the seat.

 

Area 2

1/17/11 - 1/18/11        6 p.m. - 7:19 a.m.                   1400 block of 8th St

(Stolen Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. All keys were accounted for and there were no signs of forced entry.

 

Area 2

1/17/11 - 1/18/11        11:55 p.m. - 7:25 a.m.            1400 block of 10th St

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked her vehicle in the driveway and thought it was locked. Unknown suspect(s) stole a briefcase and gift cards from inside the vehicle.

 

Area 4

1/17/11                        12:01 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 500 block of Pacific Av

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) ransacked an unlocked vehicle that was parked in front of the residence and stole a spare key from the center console and a duffel bag from the trunk.

 

Area 8

1/21/11 - 1/22/11        11 p.m. - 8 a.m.                      1700 block of Gates Av

(Attempted Residential Burglary) The victim heard rustling noises around the outer perimeter of the residence. The next morning the victim discovered a gate to the back yard was open, a door to the water heater was open, and a window screen had been removed by unknown suspect(s). Entry was not made into the residence.



 

 

Crime Stoppers
 

 


 

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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 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
 


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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER


HBFD

The United State Fire Administration (USFA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Winter fires can be prevented! Learn more about maintaining a fire-safe home this winter season at USFA's website at

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/winter.shtm.

 

This website has links that guide you to more information regarding several categories of winter time hazards, such as cooking, candle use, heating, electrical issues, etc.

Though our weather is nice now, we are still in the midst of winter and we'll probably go
through at least one more cold snap before spring (or at least what we consider to be cold).

So be prepared and knowledgeable and stay safe!!!


 


IN THE NEWS...



 

 

 
 

Blizzard warnings in 9 states; Chicago fears 2 feet of snow 

100 million could be impacted by 2,100-mile-wide reach; 5,900 flights canceled

A monster storm was bearing down on the middle of the United States on Tuesday, with freezing rain and sleet pelting several states from Texas through Ohio ahead of blizzard conditions expected overnight....

 

Hardware stores were selling out of snow shovels, backup generators and ice-melting salt. Grocery stores doing all they could to keep supplied with the staples.  

 

Police watch for sex trafficking ahead of big game

ARLINGTON, Texas - As thousands of football fans descend on Texas for Sunday's Super Bowl, law enforcement agencies are keeping watch for a different kind of out-of-town visitor: pimps selling children for sex.

Cities that host the big game often attract a bustling sex trade. This year, Texas authorities and advocacy groups are stepping up their anti-prostitution efforts, especially where young girls are concerned.


Report on Calif pipeline blast finds weld defects

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal investigators probing the cause of a deadly pipeline explosion in Northern California said Friday they found dozens of defects and cracks in welds that held together segments of the pipe....

Because PG&E had increased pressure in the pipe a number of times in the past, Bea said it was likely the faulty welds were weakened a bit each time until finally giving way on Sept. 9.

 

He said the NTSB study found so many defects, he was surprised the problems were not discovered earlier.

 

 

Raytheon planning to open public safety communications center

Raytheon Co. said Monday that it plans to open a center to improve communications technologies used by public safety agencies such as police and fire departments. ...

 
Among the center's tasks will be to develop a strategy to merge current and future communications devices so they are compatible with each other.



CERT volunteer honored


More than five years ago, Redondo Beach resident Monty Ruth was at the Memorial Day Parade when he saw members of CERT taking part in the annual event. When he found out what the volunteers do to help educate themselves and the community about disaster preparedness, he felt a need to become involved.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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 diana@candm.com.

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 training@mbcerta.org.

     

    We hope to see many of you at our next meeting and training event.

     

    Gary Stabile

    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 walt.ordway@yahoo.com





     
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    STOP CRIME 
     


    "Remove it or Lose it"

    A Message from the Irvine Police Department

    (our Hermosa Beach PD has reminded us of these same concerns )


    Dear Community Members:

    Although Irvine remains one of America's safest cities, like any community, we are not crime-free.  Theft from vehicles is one example of an area we are trying to focus our resources. Apartment communities, fitness centers, parking garages, shopping centers and other parking areas can all attract opportunistic thieves who are looking for an easy target.

    We have found that often times when vehicles are broken into, the property stolen has generally been clearly visible from outside the vehicle left conspicuously on the front seat or center console. Among items most stolen are: portable GPS navigation units, laptop computers, mP3 players (ipods), wallets and purses.  Simply taking these items with you, or hiding them very well in your vehicle before you reach your destination, can have a significant effect on would-be thieves.

    Next time you park your car, be sure to lock it, and remember, "Remove it or Lose it." We will continue to aggressively pursue thieves on our end, and we appreciate your efforts in working in partnership with us.

    Please contact your local Crime Prevention Specialist at (949)724-7193 with any questions, or to find out more about what you can do in your neighborhood to prevent crime.  You may also find more information at www.cityofirvine.org/ipd/divisions/crimeprev.

    Sincerely,
    Mike Hamel
    Portola Area Police Commander
    Irvine Police Department
    (949) 724-7055
    mhamel@ci.irvine.ca.us 

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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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    AS MAJOR WINTER STORM APPROACHES, FEMA URGES RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED


    Storm Could Impact 100 Million Americans; Families Should Visit Ready.gov for Tips on how to Prepare

    Families and individuals can visit

    http://www.ready.gov/

    or

    http://www.listo.gov/

    for tips on how to prepare for snowstorms, dangerous driving conditions and other types of winter emergencies.



     
     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.



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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