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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 05/03/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~ Strategic Planning Process ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ SUPER CPR SATURDAY ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ LOCK WINDOWS AND DOORS ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ Personal Preparedness in Hermosa Beach: Findings From the 2011 EPAC Resident Survey ~ 1 Month Food Storage Supply ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ NOW TAKING NAMES FOR AN UPCOMING TRAINING
:: 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

 

Assault

2011-05-02 02:31:00

500 Block PIER AV




Assault

2011-05-02 00:33:00

1 Block PIER PZ




Assault with Deadly Weapon

2011-04-30 19:59:00

100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY




Property Crime

2011-04-28 18:23:00

200 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY




Breaking & Entering

2011-04-28 15:30:00

500 Block PIER AV




Theft

2011-04-27 08:09:00

700 Block PIER AV


 

Please click below for details
  

www.CrimeReports.com
Go to CrimeReports.com to access official crime data in your neighborhood and sign up for free email alerts.



Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page  
   


 

For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for crimes in HB, please click the link below. 

 

 
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 


 

MBNW CRIME LOG  
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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department

  

 

Hi Block Captains,

Area 7

4/24/11 - 4/25/11        7:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.              400 block of 31st St

(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's unsecured bicycle from the side of his house.

 

Area 7

4/24/11                        3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.                   3100 block of N. Ocean Dr

(Stolen Bicycle) The victim left his unlocked bicycle in the carport for a few hours and returned to discover it had been stolen. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 7

4/20/11 - 4/24/11        9 a.m. - 3 p.m.                        3300 block of N. Alma Av

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's residence and took prescription medicine from on top of a desk. The exterior of the residence is being remodeled and the upstairs windows had not been installed at the time of the crime.


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

 

Fire Department initiates a strategic planning process

The members of the Hermosa Beach Fire Department have initiated a strategic planning process to help guide the organization in meeting the needs and desires of the community.  While parts of the strategic plan will begin to take shape within the next few months, the entire plan is not expected to be completed for another six to nine months.

This process started with a department-wide strategic plan workshop on March 29th.  Afterwards, the Fire Chief organized a planning group of four fire department personnel to take the information generated from the workshop and begin formulating the strategic plan.  The Planning Group's first meeting was last Thursday (April 28th), and will meet again on May 18th.

At the workshop, the members of the fire department looked at what values we want to espouse/represent and to establish a vision of the fire department, parameters for a mission statement, and goals for the next three years.

The following are our initial results

  • Core Values
    • Integrity - Do the right thing.  Maintaining a high level of professionalism.
    • CommUnity - United and bonded with the desires of the community.  We remember who we work for.  Unified within.
    • Resiliency - Rebound, adapt to, and overcome challenges.  Admit our mistakes, take ownership of our decisions, tolerate failure that is consistent with the Mission; learn from it and move on.
    • Innovative - Not afraid of trying new things in striving for the next level of quality service to the community.  Thank outside the box; be creative with less; accept and embrace change.

 

  • Vision Statement
    • An organization that encompasses and displays daily its core values.  Through community of self and others, perform at all times with the utmost integrity.
    • Continually reassesses and monitors itself objectively to strive for service excellence, both individually and as an organization.
    • Customer-driven, with a servant attitude.
    • An organization that purposefully strives to achieve national standards and industry best practices.
    • Always having a resilient attitude while helping others in need.

 

  • Mission Statement
    • Provide protection of life, property, and the environment.
    • Endeavor to provide quality service and safety to residents and visitors.
    • Through paramedic services, fire suppression, fire prevention, and public education.
    • Through effective prevention activities, preparedness of ourselves and the community, and quality emergency response.

 

      • Goals
        • Review the staffing model, consider other staffing options, and formally establish 5-person operational procedures.
        • Training:  Continue to participate in regional training efforts (South Bay and Countywide) and address specialized training needs for department personnel.
        • Facility: Create a workable plan to deal with our facility needs.
        • Formally establish a Respiratory Protection Program (and view other efforts, plans, and programs through the lens of national standards).

 

Our next step is to generate a Vision Statement and Mission Statement for review by all fire department members and establish additional goals, objectives for each goal, and performance measures for each objective.

I am sharing our progress with you because you are why we are here.  This is one avenue in which we aim to include the members of the community in the establishment of the Hermosa  

Beach Fire Department's strategic plan.

Stay tuned for more...




IN THE NEWS...



 
  

   

 

Security Beefed Up At LAX Following Bin Laden's Death 

Passengers at LAX and other airports around the country are facing a travel alert Monday morning after the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

 

Travel Alert Worldwide - Bin Laden Killing 

Travel Alert Worldwide - Bin Laden Killing - Breaking news from The Emergency Email and Wireless Network

 

Shoppers should get ready to pay more at register  

Households reeling from gasoline near $4 also face bigger bills for everything from changing their babies' diapers to wiping their noses to treating themselves to ice cream.

Volunteers help victims in storm-ravaged South

Volunteers help clear wreckage, provide aid to survivors of twisters as death toll passes 340


UPCOMING EVENTS
Learn CPR on Saturday, May, 21, 2011.  
Click on the attached link for more information on Super CPR Saturday.

El Segundo Website - News Details 

 

Free Adult CPR Training Saturday, May 21, 2011 YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND Registration Begins April 26 and closes at May 14, 2011
Training Begins 8:00 am To 11:00 am



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 
 

 

 

Keep doors, windows locked in hot weather

Police advise residents to properly secure their homes as temperatures start to rise.

 

Warm weather, police said, means residents often leave their doors and windows open to get fresh air and to cool their homes.

 

"However, we are highly encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked at all times," officers said in a statement. "Statistics show that the most common method of entry in residential burglaries is through unlocked doors and windows."




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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                                                                


 The resident survey results are in!

 

See how prepared we are compared to 2009.

 

Cross Tabulation Data  25pp

 

Personal Preparedness in Hermosa Beach: Findings From the 2011 EPAC Resident Survey 13pp

 

 

 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
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