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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 02/15/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: 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

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-02-11    600 Block PALM DR    Burglary Unknown subject(s) force entry into an apartment and take unknown number of itmes.


Breaking & Entering    2011-02-09    1 Block 22ND ST    Burglary Unknown suspect(s) force victim's front door to her residence open by kicking it and remove items from inside.


Breaking & Entering    2011-02-06    500 Block PIER AV    Burglary I/O's placed Wells on a 5150 W.I.C hold and transported her to Harbor General Hospital Psychiatric Center for a 72-hour detention for evaluation and treatment.


Theft    2011-02-03    700 Block PIER AV    Petty Theft Unknown suspect stole items from inside victim's purse while in the break room to a business.


Sexual Assault    2011-01-31    1200 Block HERMOSA AV    Rape A female victim reported that she met a male subject whom she followed to a local establishment. The female victim said that she had one drink and blacked out. The female victim said she woke up the following morning naked with the male subject in the same room. The female victim said she was possibly drugged and raped and is desirous of prosecution



Breaking & Entering    2011-01-31    600 Block VALLEY DR    Burglary Unknown suspect(s) enters victim's vehicle and take listed items without permission.


  

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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.

 

Along the those same lines, Neighborhood Watch is offering another Map Your Neighborhood disaster response training on Thursday, February 24, at 7 p.m. in the Police & Fire Community room. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To reserve a spot, call Neighborhood Watch at (310) 802-5183. Thank you!

 

Area 6

2/4/11 - 2/5/11            2 p.m. - 7 p.m.                        300 block of 6th Street

(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole a surfboard, surfboard leash and bag from a surfboard rack that was located between the rear of the garage and the back of the house. A wetsuit, hood, and gloves were stolen from the side of the house. Other surfboards on the rack were not stolen.

 

Area 6

2/8/11                          1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.              300 block of Homer Street

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked entry door and took some coins and jewelry from the master bedroom. No suspects were seen or heard.

 
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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

A Hermosa Beach success story involving fire extinguishers was forwarded to me over the weekend.  A couple purchased a fire extinguisher in July after receiving safety information through their Neighborhood Watch Block Captain.  Recently, a neighbor of theirs was illegally setting off fireworks, one of which made its way under the couple's garage door and resulted in a significant fire.  The couple used their fire extinguisher to control and largely extinguish the fire until the fire department arrived.

Because they had a fire extinguisher and knew how to use it, our job was to ensure complete extinguishment of the fire (what we call "overhaul").  Otherwise, fire personnel would have been faced with a building fire involving multiple levels because the fire would have spread.  Despite the fire department's very good response times, fire spread can be so fast as to involve significant portions of buildings by the time we arrive.  In fact, fire spread doubles every 60 seconds if it has a ready supply of air and materials to burn.

Below is information from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regarding fire extinguishers.  Read it, familiarize yourself with the content, and go out and buy yourself an extinguisher (or two) if you don't already have one.  Spending money on fire protection should not be viewed as an expense, but as an investment to protect our infrastructure.  Together, the fire department and community (you) can improve fire safety in Hermosa Beach.  In light of budget cuts over the past two-plus years, it is more important than ever before that residents do more to take personal responsibility for fire protection.

Fire Extinguisher information from the NFPA:

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.  

 

Safety tips:

  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin: Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
    • Aim low: Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle.
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out.
  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
  • Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have ahome fire escape plan and workingsmoke alarms.

Together, we can protect our community from the ravages and destruction caused by fire. Stay safe!

 


  


IN THE NEWS...



 
  

   


Hermosa Beach Police 

On February 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm the pictured Hispanic female suspect entered the CVS store located at 155 PCH. The suspect was viewed on video surveillance stealing approximately $422.14 worth of Cover Girl make-up; she fled the store in a black 4dr Honda or Toyota. Anyone with information should contact Detective Mick Gaglia @ 310-318-0348 or mgaglia@hermosapolice.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hermosa-Beach-Police/348797155292
 LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)
The number of crimes reported at Los Angles International Airport dropped 5.5 percent and major crime continues to be almost non-existent, according to 2010 statistics released today by Los Angeles Airport Police.

Hermosa Beach City Council thaws two frozen police positions

Hermosa Beach City Council has approved filling two out of five previously frozen employee positions in the city's Police Department, using money saved since 11 city employees took early retirement deals.


The Salvation Army, Allentown, PA Responds to Fatal Gas Line Explosion

The public can assist with monetary donations designated for the Fire Victim Relief; non-perishable food items; grocery store gift cards; and Walmart gift cards.

 

The Salvation Army office is located at 144 N. 8th Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Phone 610-432-0129. Media Contact is Tina Bradford PR at

info@tinabradfordpr.com 

or 610-248-3460.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

     

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HBNW!!!

HBNW is turning 5 in March.  

Come celebrate by walking in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2011 at 11 a.m.  

Arrive 35 minutes early at Pier Ave. and Valley.    

RSVP at tracy@saferhermosabeach.com

 


 

 

HBCERT


Hermosa Beach CERT Trained Residents monthly meeting,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 7:00 pm

at the Emergency Operations Center, 710 Pier Avenue (located west of the gym).

 

Program:   Ham radio capabilities in  and outside the Hermosa Beach Emergency Operation Center will be the program at the

The presenter, Ken Hartley, will demo the "Echolink" and explain what is involved in getting technician class license.  

 

Click for form to register for Red Cross clearance for the shelter training

 

 

Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach

Blood Drive

 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Club Hall

2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA

Click here for flyer   

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

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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.  

 
 
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.



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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