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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 03/15/11
  

   

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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 ~ FREE CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ HB Ready Pulse 2011 - Community Readiness Survey ~ 1 Month Food Storage Supply ~
:: 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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HB Ready Pulse 2011 -   

Community Readiness Survey   

 

Take 5 minutes to answer 20 brief questions.



CRIME TYPE          DATE        ADDRESS            DESCRIPTION

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-08    900 Block 16TH ST    Burglary Victim stated she was punched multiple times in the head and face by her ex-boyfriend .  The apartment complex manager  stated the incident was recorded by a survaillance camera in the front gated entrance area of the apartment complex.

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-09    1300 Block OWOSSO AV    Burglary Unknown suspect(s) entered victim's unlocked vehicle and stole his wallet from inside. The wallet contained misc credit cards which the suspect(s) later used at two nearby gas stations as well as an online bill pay service for pornography.

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-10    1000 Block 4TH ST    Burglary Unknown suspect enters victims vehicle and removes 4 Los Angeles Lakers tickets valued at over $630. The suspect made entry by unknown means.

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-10    1100 Block 2ND ST    Burglary Unknown Suspect enters unoccupied residence under construction. No prporty was taken, however a large sliding glass window was smashed.

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-10    1000 Block 3RD ST    Burglary Unknown suspect enters victims vehicle and removes a Garmin GPS device.

 

Theft    2011-03-11    700 Block PIER AV    Grand Theft Suspect was seen entering 711 Pier Avenue (CVS Pharmacy) and taking approximately $1,100 of nail polish. The suspect placed the nail polish into a black plastic bag and exited the location in an unknown direction with out having paid for the items.

 

Theft    2011-03-11    1 Block PIER PZ    Grand Theft As the victim was checking out of the Surf City Hostel, an unknown person took his laptop computer from his backpack.  The victim suspects another guest of the hostel who he was roommates with for the last several weeks.

 

Theft    2011-03-12    100 Block 8TH ST    Petty Theft A suspect stole a decorative rock from the exterior of the victim's residence. A witness was able to provide suspect information. The victim is desirous of prosecution.

 

Theft    2011-03-13    1300 Block HERMOSA AV    Petty Theft Female victim stated that while at a local night club a known female suspect took her purse from the table where she had left it.  The female victim did not give anyone permission to take her purse and she is desirous of prosecution.

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-03-14    400 Block MONTEREY BLVD    Burglary Suspect takes victim's bike from secured parking garage.

 

Theft    2011-03-14    300 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Petty Theft Juvenile Suspect enters store with his mother and brother.  Suspect takes Ipod while his mother speaks with Victim.





 

  

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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

  

  

Crime Stoppers Information 

 

Also, please be advised that the Map Your Neighborhood Training is Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Police and Fire Community room. Reservations are required for the training, so please give the NW office a call at (310) 802-5183 if you would like to attend the training. For more information please see the attached flyer.

 


Also, Mira Costa School Resource Officer John Loy is looking for some volunteers to help out with the "Every 15 Minute" program at the high school on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3. Some of you may remember seeing this very powerful and moving video about the dangers of teenage drinking and driving that we featured at our NW fall meeting a few years ago.

 

We realize this is a bit early, but Officer Loy is hoping to get a list started. We do not have any other details as of this moment, but we will keep you posted. If you are interested, please let me know and we will relay the information. Thank you kindly.

 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on. Thank you.

 

Area 4

3/5/11 - 3/6/11            9 p.m. - 10 a.m.                      800 block of 2nd St

(Vandalism to Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) slashed the left rear tire of a vehicle that was parked on the street in front of the residence.

Area 9

3/1/11 - 3/2/11            7 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        3300 block of Bell Av

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window of the locked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and took the owner's manual, vehicle registration and insurance card.

 

Area 9

3/7/11                          3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.              500 block of 35th St

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked the locked vehicle on the street in front of the residence and returned to discover the front driver's side lock was punched. Unknown suspect(s) stole the third row of seats, two pairs of jeans and sunglasses. A neighbor reported seeing a charcoal grey van with no windows and an extension on the roof parked behind the vehicle. Two male Hispanics were seen but the neighbor thought they were construction workers. One male was described as 42-55 years of age, medium build, 5'8", with curly, ear-length brown hair and dark circles under his eyes. No further description on the second suspect.

 

    
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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

 

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY


Now that we have sprung forward an hour, it is time to change the batteries in our smoke alarms.  Properly operating smoke alarms are responsible for saving many, many lives over the years.  The key words, though, are "properly operating".  In order for smoke alarms to do their job, they need a battery power supply.  Even hard-wired smoke alarms have battery back-ups in case of power failure.

So, please take a moment to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms and test them monthly.


EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI


City of Hermosa Beach officials were made aware at about 01:30 in the morning of the 11th that a major earthquake had struck Japan and that tsunami advisories and warnings had been issued for the United States.  City officials monitored the situation throughout the night, especially watching how the tsunami would affect Hawaii as an indication of what could occur here.

At approximately 03:00, the Fire Chief and Police Chief participated in a conference call with County officials (including from San Luis Obispo and Orange) and cities affected by the tsunami in our area.  A follow-up conference call at 06:30 reviewed the data from Hawaii.  The City Manager, Fire Chief, and Police Chief continued to monitor the situation throughout Friday.

 

Fortunately, our region was spared any significant damage.




IN THE NEWS...



 
  

   

 

 St. Patrick's Day Parade Pictures 

And the aftershocks go on: 275 new tremors hit quake-torn Japan as fears grow for missing 10,000 in flattened port town

Crescent City attracts 34 tsunamis since 1934 

The latest on Friday took one life about 20 miles to the south at the mouth of the Klamath River, where a young man was on the beach with friends taking pictures. The waves also roared into the boat basin here, ripping up docks, sinking 11 boats and damaging 47, causing untold millions of dollars in damage, authorities said.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_17612184?source=pkg

Are you ready for The Big One?

Millions of dead fish in King Harbor

Millions of sardines created a massive stink and an even bigger cleanup effort in Redondo Beach's King Harbor Marina on Tuesday after they swam inside overnight, became trapped and died.

 

Note from RBCERTAA:

A GREAT BIG Thank you to over 700 volunteers that have helped with cleaning-up the fish in the harbor.   Your are so appreciated.   The volunteer operation is complete and no further assistance is needed. It is estimated over 180 tons of fish was cleaned up by the combined efforts of the city and the volunteers.  This clean could not have been done as quickly without volunteers.

 

Thanks again,

Sandy Marchese

RBCERTAA President


On March 23rd the State is testing the Tsunami Warning System.

 

Local, State and Federal Agencies Prepare

for Annual Test of Tsunami Warning System

 

 

SACRAMENTO - Buoyed by the success of California's first three "live code" tests of the tsunami warning system, representatives of local, state and federal agencies are preparing for this year's test.

 

"Even though March 23 is more than two weeks away, it's important that sponsoring and participating agencies continue to coordinate with one another and communicate with the public so we can have a successful test," said Mike Dayton, Acting Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).

Cal EMA is sponsoring the test in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Eureka, the Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino county offices of emergency services and Native American Tribes on the North Coast.

To help ensure public awareness of the drill as well as coordination among sponsoring and participating agencies, representatives of Cal EMA, NOAA, county emergency services officials and other stakeholders are conducting regularly scheduled conference calls, holding briefings for county supervisors and tribal councils and preparing to launch a public education campaign that includes brochures on tsunami awareness and preparedness, a children's video and on-air messages.

The 11 a.m. test marks the fourth consecutive year Humboldt County public agencies, businesses and residents will participate in the test and the third straight year agencies and the members of the public in Del Norte and Mendocino counties will take part.

As in past years, a live tsunami-related Emergency Alert System (EAS) message will be broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio and local television and radio stations serving the three participating counties to help ensure the tsunami warning communications system will work when a real tsunami occurs.

In addition, some local test organizers are expected to use the drill as an opportunity to test their reverse 911 systems, sound tsunami warning sirens and conduct evacuation drills in selected counties.  Some local emergency managers are also likely to participate in a tsunami exercise sponsored by NOAA, while members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will conduct a flyover of selected communities to test their airborne messaging system.

As in previous years, organizers will be monitoring the drill and the public's response from NOAA's National Weather Service office in Eureka. Emergency managers in Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino counties will monitor the test from their respective emergency operations centers.   Once again, residents of the participating counties will be able to provide feedback via the Internet at

http://www.weather.gov/tsunamitest.php.

 

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     

Free 1 hour CPR class March 19

Red Cross course is a 1 hour Free hands only CPR + First Aid training in two locations in Los Angeles with several times throughout the day.


    CPR AND AED TRAINING 

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 09:00AM - 02:00PM

Learn resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest and how to assist non-breathing individuals. Participants will receive a certification card that is valid for two years.

 

514 N. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 374-3426

 

 

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

Wednesday April 13

 

 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's  

"Purple Stride LA 2011" 

 

This is an awareness fund-raising walk and will be taking place on May 14th 2011 at The Plaza at El Segundo and The Lakes Golf Course.

For more info contact:  

Dyan S. Kaufman, PhD

(310) 798 7004 vm 

docdyan@hotmail.com  

 

 

 

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

 



 

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STOP CRIME 
 

What are the steps I should take if I'm a victim of identity theft?

If you are a victim of identity theft, take the following four steps as soon as possible, and keep a record with the details of your conversations and copies of all correspondence.


http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/defend.html

 




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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



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

 
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed                                                                

 

HB Ready Pulse 2011 -   

Community Readiness Survey   

 

 

Take 5 minutes to answer 20 brief questions.

 

 



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 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!


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SURVIVAL KITS
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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