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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 05/17/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ SUPER CPR SATURDAY ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ HB STUDENT FOLLOWED HOME SAFETY MESSAGE~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ Personal Preparedness in Hermosa Beach: Findings From the 2011 EPAC Resident Survey ~
:: 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 

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CRIME INFORMATION
 


Crime TypeDate/TimeAddressIdentifierDescriptionAgency

Property Crime 2011-05-15 16:27:00 1 Block THE STRAND 111350405 Vandalism/GraffittiA known suspect
possibly scratched the victims'...
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Assault 2011-05-15 02:39:00 1 Block ST & HERMOSA AV 111350095 AssaultThe victim stated unknown
suspect(s) ransacked and burglarized his...
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Breaking & Entering 2011-05-14 20:09:00 100 Block 31ST ST 111340665 BurglaryUnknown suspect(s) force entry
into vehicle and take property.
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Theft 2011-05-14 15:20:00 100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY 111340499 Grand TheftTwo suspects entered the CVS
pharmacy and stole cosmetic items worth...
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Breaking & Entering 2011-05-13 09:52:00 1 Block 15TH ST 111330272 BurglaryUnknown Suspect slashed victims
convertible roof and removed various...
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Assault 2011-05-12 18:31:00 800 Block VALLEY DR 111320759 AssaultThe victim, witness, and the
suspects were playing basketball and the...
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Theft 2011-05-12 16:09:00 100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY 111320666 Petty TheftSuspects enter CVS Pharmacy
and steal several bottles of alcohol...
Hermosa Beach Police Department

 

 

Please click below for more 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

 

 

 

Area 3

5/6/11                          5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.                 1700 block of Laurel Av

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured their residence upon departure but a sliding glass door at the back of the residence may have not engaged properly. When the victims returned home they found their dog in the front yard and the rear sliding glass door ajar. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence possibly through the sliding glass door, ransacked the residence and took a computer and stereo from the residence. Suspect(s) also took a bicycle from an outside unlocked shed.

 

Area 3

5/7/11 - 5/8/11            8:15 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.              1000 block of 33rd St

(Residential Garage Burglary) The victim accidentally left the garage door open overnight and 4 skateboards were taken by unknown suspect(s). Two of the skateboards were found later on the ground down the street.

 

Area 9

5/5/11                          6 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.                   2500 block of Maple Av

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) propped a stolen ladder against a rear window of the residence to gain access to an upstairs window. Suspect(s) pried open the window screen, broke the window and climbed through the window. Suspect(s) ransacked the master bedroom closet and bathroom and stole several pieces of jewelry including watches, rings and necklaces. Suspect(s) fled through the back door located on the first floor, in an unknown direction.

 

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...



 
  

   

  

HOPE YOU REMEMBERED TO VOTE!

 

***To view election results for the May 17, 2011 Congressional 36th Dist Special Primary & Consolidated Elections, please return to this page after 8:00 p.m. on election night. ***

Manhattan Beach officer Mark Vasquez loses battle with cancer 

 

Mark Vasquez, a Manhattan Beach police officer whose public battle with cancer resulted in community fundraisers and an event where dozens of people shaved their heads in support, died Sunday evening. He was 36.

Hermosans readiness unchanged

Hermosans' readiness for a weather emergency, natural disaster or terrorist attack is largely the same as it was in 2009, according to survey findings announced by city commissioners.
The city's collective level of preparedness continues to be 4 out of a possible 10, representing no change from 2009, but an improvement from a 3.2 score in July 2008, according to the results announced by Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission members Tracy Hopkins, Ken Hartley and Carol Russell.
http://www.easyreadernews.com/26246/hermosa-disaster-preparation/#disqus_thread

Armed robbery

 

A Hermosan was robbed at gunpoint about 9 p.m. Monday, May 2 as he walked toward his home in the area of Valley Drive and Sixth Street. A man wielding what appeared to be a 9mm pistol emerged from a black Cadillac Escalade and took his backpack, wallet and iPhone, got back in the car and fled. Items stolen included cash, credit cards and a laptop computer.
http://www.easyreadernews.com/26229/hermosa-news-briefs-9/

Rapper M-Bone found shot to death in car in Inglewood

A rapper known as M-Bone, of the group Cali Swag District, was fatally shot in Inglewood, it was reported today.
The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of north La Brea Avenue, Inglewood police Lt. Michael Marshall said. The man, wounded in the upper body, was found in a car, and he died at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Marshall said.
 TMZ.com

identified him the as the rapper M-Bone, whose real name was Montae Talbert, and reported that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Inglewood police detectives at (310) 412-5240.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_18072414

See more at:

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts  

 

 


New App for Androids and iPhones! To install this free app, tipsters can search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit" on the Apple App Store or Android Market.
Very helpful for reporting graffiti and vandalism. Quick response time in Hermosa Beach too!
 

405 Freeway to be shut for July weekend

The entire San Diego (405) Freeway will be shut down between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside beginning just after midnight on Saturday morning July 16. It will not reopen until 5 a.m. the following Monday, July 18, officials said.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_18067436 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Map the 'hood

"Learn to Map Your Neighborhood" will be the program  at Hermosa Beach CERT Trained Residents' monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Emergency Operations Center, 710 Pier Ave., located west of the gym in the Community Center.

The map program teaches the "nine steps to take immediately following a disaster" to secure the home and to protect the neighborhood. For more information contact Al Benson at albenson2@verizon.net 

or Janice Brittain at Misc98@yahoo.com


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


Pancake Breakfast
Sunday May 29, Memorial Day weekend, come to the 15th annual Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association pancake breakfast. 7AM - 12PM.

 

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 
 

 

Information on the letter sent out by HB Principal Dr. Flynn. - Incident of Child Safety

 

On Wednesday after dismissal, a middle school student was walking home alone.

A male in a gray hoodie and running pants, white tennis shoes, was on the Loma Ramp.

He followed the boy up the switchbacks and all the way to his home. The student felt threatened. The boy entered his home and observed the man outside in front of his home. The parent of the student called the police.

The man left quickly and the police did not find him but a report was made.

Increased patrols are in effect.  School personnel are monitoring activity on the Loma ramp. The school gate is locked during school hours.

Faculty and staff were notified today and teachers discussed safety rules with the students.

There has been an uptick in incidences in So. Calif. recently regarding children and strangers and we want all of our school community to be aware of safety measures for our children.

 

Safety Memo for School Children

To:   The Hermosa Valley School Community  

From:   Dr. Rita Flynn, Principal  

Date:   May 11, 2011

Subject:  Revisiting Safety for Students Walking to and From School  

A recent incident prompts us to revisit safety measures with our

students when they are walking to or from school.  Please review

safety rules with your children.  It is always best if they are

walking with a friend.  If there is any person in their environment

outside of school who is making them feel uncomfortable, advise

children to report immediately to school personnel (if they are near school)

or to a parent  (if they are near home).  If a student encounters a stranger

who makes them feel uncomfortable, seek an adult for assistance immediately.

If a stranger approaches a child outside the school, remind children

never to engage and to get help from an adult.  Report all incidents

to school personnel and the parents.  

It is prudent to periodically review safety measures with our children.

Our environment is always safer when we all are alert, knowledgeable

and watchful.  

Thank you.  

Rita Flynn

Principal, Hermosa Valley School




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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                                                                


 The resident survey results are in!

 

See how prepared we are compared to 2009.

 

Cross Tabulation Data  25pp

 

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

Thank you Kelly D. for holding a block meeting.  The meeting was attended by myself, Chief Savelli, Chief Lantzer, Al Benson (EPAC), Kevin Smith (RCC - 911)
and residents from Morningside Dr.

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. 

  
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