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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 04/19/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ South Bay Disaster Survival Expo!
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Social Media Privacy Tips
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ 1 Month Food Storage Supply ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ NOW TAKING NAMES FOR AN UPCOMING TRAINING LIST
:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB ~ UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO IF YOUR # CHANGED ~ 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 

MYN 1

 

 

 




 
CRIME INFORMATION
 



CRIME TYPE          DATE        ADDRESS            DESCRIPTION

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-04-12    200 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Burglary Male Suspects walked into Beach Cities Cycle and stole an unlocked bicycle valued at $599.99.  Entire incident caught on stores video surveillance system.  

 

Breaking & Entering    2011-04-15    600 Block 11TH ST    Burglary Synopsis: Unknown suspects(s) entered Victims' residence and removed jewelry, clothing, electronics, and a bicycle from inside the residence.

 


  

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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

  

 

Hi everybody,

Here are the latest crime reports and as you will read there are several involving unlocked vehicles in Area 1. It's time to spread the news again and remind everybody to take the time to remove items from their vehicles and lock them securely. These crimes can be prevented.

Area 1
4/7/11 - 4/8/11            4 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.                   1700 block of Ruhland Av
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and took several items including a garage door opener, an electronic game and several CDs and DVDs.

Area 1
4/10/11 - 4/11/11        8 p.m. - 6:15 a.m.                   1800 block of Wendy Way
(Theft from Vehicles) Unknown suspect(s) took two candy bars from the center console of two unlocked vehicles at the same location and rummaged through the vehicles. A screwdriver that did not belong to the victim was found in one of the vehicles.

Area 1
4/8/11 - 4/11/11          7 p.m. - 5:15 a.m.                   1800 block of Wendy Way
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim thought he locked the vehicle when he parked it in front of his residence. He returned to discover the driver's side door was ajar and an iPhone and Bluetooth headset were missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

Area 1
4/10/11                        8 p.m. - 11:20 p.m.                 2000 block of Lynngrove Dr
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole change and rummaged through the unlocked vehicle that was parked in front of the residence.

Area 1
4/10/11 - 4/11/11        6 p.m. - 5 a.m.                        2100 block of Manzanita Dr
(Theft from Vehicles) Two unlocked vehicles were parked on the street in front of the residence. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked both vehicles and stole golf clubs from one and money from another. Another vehicle that the owner thought he had locked was found with coins missing from the center console.

Area 2
4/8/11                          10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 1200 block of 11th St
(Residential Burglary) Three laptop computers were taken from the kitchen counter while a resident was taking a nap in the living room. Both the kitchen and living room doors were left open. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 2
4/10/11 - 4/11/11        10 p.m. - 9 a.m.                      1600 block of 9th St
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his truck on the street and returned to find the passenger side window pulled slightly outside of its track and frame. Unknown suspect(s) took money, registration and proof of insurance from the vehicle.

Area 9
4/7/11                          10 a.m. - 5:25 p.m.                 3400 block of Pine Av
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked upstairs balcony door. Suspect(s) ransacked the residence and took several items including a television set, iPods, cell phones, a laptop computer, jewelry and shoes. The front door was found ajar when the residents returned. Neighbors had noticed that a gate to the backyard was open, but did not see or hear anything.

Stay safe,
Sally  Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk  

P: (310) 802-5184 
E: srendler@citymb.info

 

 

 

"Every 15 Minute" program

 

Volunteers wanted

 

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.

 

 

 

Crime Stoppers Information

 
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.         


                                                                          

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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...



 
  

   

 

 

SF marks 105th anniversary of the Great Quake

"The first responders, as brilliant and as great as they are going to be here in San Francisco, can't get to everybody all at the same time in the first few hours. We are on it for ourselves, we are on it in our neighborhoods and I think the first real heroes will be the people in our own neighborhoods; people like ourselves being ready," said Mayor Lee.

US credit rating warning prompts global markets fall

Shares on major markets have dropped sharply after a ratings agency warned it could downgrade US government debt....

The agency has downgraded its outlook from stable to negative, increasing the likelihood that the rating could be cut within the next two years.

 

Wild West revival 

It's not quite Roy Rogers or John Wayne riding into town, but Hermosa Beach's mounted police unit hints at the Old West law.

Last time the police saddled up was for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of several events that warrants using the horses. There are three members of the HBPD mounted unit. The program was created in 2009 because Sgt. Dorothy Scheid felt Hermosa Beach could benefit from horse riding police, so she broached the subject to Chief Greg Savelli.

"I thought it was a great idea. It was a great tool," Savelli said.

Bottom Line - tiny Hermosa Beach city school district weighs dire options  

Four-hundred miles to the south, officials of Hermosa Beach's 1,300-student school district are weighing their options, including an uphill battle for a parcel tax, converting its campuses to charter schools, making deeper cuts in academic programs and employee pay, and the clumsy prospect of rushing into the arms of a larger, neighboring district for a merger.

 

EPAC NEWS - Commission accepting applications  

 

The city is accepting applications from community members for 3 upcoming openings on the Commission that will expire May 31, 2011

 

This seven-member commission provides advice and recommendations to the Hermosa Beach City Council on how city residents can prepare and respond to emergencies.

 

Members must be residents of the city and will serve four-year terms. The commission meets regularly in the City Council Chambers at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every other month. The next meeting is May 2, 2011

 

The deadline for applications to join the commission is May 3, 2011 at 6 p.m. 

 

Click here ---> for the Commission Application

 

Go here to view previous EPAC Agenda/Minutes/Video


UPCOMING EVENTS

South Bay Disaster Survival Expo

Time  

Saturday, April 30 · 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

There will be two identical 90 minute seminars hosted by experts such as the red Cross, local Fire Departments, Seismic Experts and Survival Trainers. These seminars will be at 10:00AM and again at 1:00PM.  

Location 

Journey of Faith 

1243 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA

Hosted at Journey of Faith, this seminar will be free to the community. Come listen and learn from experts and vendors of how to prepare your home and your family for any major disaster, what to do during it and how to survive the aftermath. We will have local fire departments, emergency kit vendors, seismic and tsunami experts, the Red Cross and many booths for you to learn about everything related to "disaster-proofing" your home and family. You won't want to miss this expo!

 

There will be fun things for the entire family, food, bouncers, fire trucks... Q&A with experts, purchase emergency kits and other survival gear at discounted prices just for this expo!

 

For more info contact Jon Crowe or Vicky Gallion by emailing:
community@journeyoffaith.com

   


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  

 

 

 

RB CERT training

Next scheduled class is Academy #45 scheduled for September 8 through October 27, 2011.

Go to RBCERTAA.org for details and application

 

 

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:    

 

AMATEUR RADIO CLASS VIDEOS 

 

 


 

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STOP CRIME 
 

 

  

Social networking privacy tips 

Don't share your birth date, age or place of birth; your address, phone number or email address; vacation plans, especially the dates you'll be traveling; and your daily routine.

Be careful when you click on shortened links. Consider using a URL expander to examine short URLs before clicking on them.

Delete cookies, including flash cookies, every time you leave a social networking site.     


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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

 
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed                                                                


 

Food For Health Vegetarian Emergency Food Supply

275 Servings

Up to a 20 Year Shelf Life

Weather Proof Bucket


 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

Kelly D.   

will hold a block meeting in May.

 



 
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. 

  
SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

Notice about CodeRed

Hermosa Beach: Did you get your CodeRed Alert call, text and email about the Tsunami Advisory?  

 

If not, sign up here now to get future emergency alerts.   

Have you changed your contact information?  
A number of telephone calls and emails did not go through because people either changed their number or email or entered the number or email incorrectly. Anyone that has changed their telephone number or email should go to the cities web page (www.hermosabch.org) and re-enter their information. Everyone entered into the Code Red system should have received a telephone call, text message, and an email about the tsunami advisory. If you did not get all three, some of the information may need to be updated.

 

Lt. Tom Thompson

 



 

 

 

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
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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
 
Weekly E-News and Crime Log from HB Neighborhood Watch