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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
 
 

Tuesday 02/08/11
  

   

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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 ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: 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

 

NO CRIMES ON THE LOG FOR THIS PAST WEEK



  

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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.

  

Crime Stoppers

 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks, with arrests made in two of them. Thank you.

 

Area 2

1/28/11 - 1/29/11                    6 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.                 1400 block of Man Bch Bl

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured the residence upon leaving but left a front window open, with the screen on. When the victims returned they discovered the front door was slightly open and unknown suspect(s) had entered the residence and stole numerous items. Items that were taken included several pairs of shoes, several purses, a computer, a gaming system and games, numerous movies, a cell phone and a television set.

 

Area 3

1/29/11 - 1/30/11                    2 p.m. - 6:11 a.m.                   1700 block of Poinsettia Av

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked her vehicle in the driveway and is unsure if it was locked. Suspects took a cell phone from the vehicle. The suspects were located with the stolen cell phone in their possession after another victim reported to police that two male individuals were trying to enter his truck in the 600 block of Poinsettia. The suspects were arrested.

 

Area 9

1/28/11 - 1/29/11                    4 p.m. - 3:52 a.m.                   600 block of Rosecrans Av

(Residential Garage Burglary) The victim left the door to his garage open a few feet with no lights on. The victim discovered a light on and realized several tools were missing from the garage including sanders, saws, screwdrivers and a hand drill. Officers were investigating another call involving two male suspects when they discovered the stolen items in their vehicle. The suspects were arrested.


                                                                          

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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

 

IN THE NEWS...


 
  

   


Hermosa Beach nightspots mostly peaceable in 2010

The year 2010 was marked by continued cooperation from Hermosa Beach nightspots to limit disturbances and other incidents, Police Chief Greg Savelli said. He added, however, that incidents requiring police responses have risen a bit over the past two years.

San Bruno gas line lacked shutoff valve

 

SAN BRUNO - First, the pipeline exploded. Then the flames, like a blowtorch, set the neighborhood overlooking San Francisco Bay ablaze.  

 

Flaming chunks of asphalt hurled into the air from the blast blew through the roof at Bill Magoolaghan's house. As he watched from a nearby hillside in San Bruno, one question came to his mind: Why can't someone stop the tower of fire?  

 

Mammoth storm blankets Midwest, East

CHICAGO - A winter weather colossus roared into the nation's heartland Tuesday, laying down a paralyzing punch of dangerous ice and whiteout snow that served notice from Texas to Maine that the storm billed as the worst in decades could live up to the hype.


Attempted abduction 'misconstrued' 

Reports last Thursday that a man attempted to abduct an 8-year-old boy in the 2500 block of Huntington Lane turned out to be false, according to Redondo Beach police, when it was determined that the incident was "misconstrued" by the child.

 

 

Police seek witnesses to deadly accident 

Redondo Beach police are seeking witnesses to an accident that killed a 69-year-old bicyclist after he was struck by a vehicle at Pacific Coast Highway and Agate Street.


    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



 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

 

Would you like to walk in the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

HBNW is turning 5.  

Come celebrate by walking in the parade on March 12, 2011 at 11 a.m.  

Arrive 35 minutes early.   

RSVP - here.


Date changed for First aid Class and Info for Board Meeting

Attn:  All RBCERTAA Alumni

1.  The dates changed for First Aid part II.  Here's the correct dates for the recertifications.  Reminder you can get your recertification at NO COST as a graduate of the RB CERT program.  However you must reserve a seat.  Please respond to this email to RSVP by February 9. The classes start at 6:30 in the second floor library.  Check your cards and see if you need to update.  Cards are good for two years.

CPR/AED -  February 17
First Aid Part 1 - February 24
First Aid Part 2 - March 10

2.  RBCERTAA Board Meetings are open to ALL RBCERT Alumni.  The board meetings are the first Monday of the month at Fire Station 2 at Grant & Mackay.  Enter through the door on the Mackay side.  Meetings start at 6:30PM.  Note we will have elections in June.  To be eligible for a seat on the board you must have valid CPR and First Aid cards and have attended 2 board meetings in the six months preceding the election.  Please consider being on the board.  Note if you are not on the board you can still be apart of a committee.  Also by attending the meetings you can give input to the board.  Consider being active in your association.

  

 

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 
 
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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