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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 08/09/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~ National Preparedness Month
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ NNO 2011 Pictures
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Vehicle burglary prevention tips
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~
:: 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 List:  2011-8-2 - 2011-8-9  

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description



Theft08/03/2011 18:09:001300 Block HERMOSA AVPetty  Theft On 7/31/11 at approximately 0118 hours, the victims debit card was used at a gas station without her permission.
Assault08/04/2011 16:58:00500 Block PIER AVAssault  While playing basketball at 24 Hour Fitness, the suspect punched the victim in the face while using ethnic slurs.
Breaking & Entering08/08/2011 09:18:00500 Block PIER AVBurglary Suspect gains entry into garage
takes bicycle after cutting lock.
Breaking & Entering08/08/2011 11:17:00500 Block PIER AVBurglary
Suspect smashes window of vehicle and removes listed items.


 

   

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 
Traffic Alert car on street

The city council agreed to form a subcommittee to tackle Prospect Avenue's hazardous driving. ...The council also asked the police department to focus its enforcement on Prospect Avenue.
http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2011/06/01/hermosa_beach_news/news10.txt
NOTE: As learned in the NW Block Information Meetings the majority of the citations are given to Hermosa Beach residents in residential areas.  Please make a full stop as directed in the DMV Handbook  (p. 22)

so that it is not you that gets the next ticket.  Please share with your neighbors and visitors that there will be increased enforcement on Prospect Ave.

 

"An eight-sided red STOP sign indicates that you must make a full "STOP" whenever you see a STOP sign. Stop before entering a crosswalk or at a white limit line."

 

Stop, look left, look right, then look left again.   

 

  

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

 


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

Area 1
8/2/11 - 8/4/11            5 p.m. - 10 a.m.                      2000 block of Magnolia Av
(Attempted Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) made a pry mark on the driver's side door handle of the locked vehicle, but did not gain access to the vehicle.

Area 1
8/3/11 - 8/4/11            8:30 p.m. - 9 a.m.                   1500 block of Marine Av
(Theft from Vehicle) A GPS unit was stolen from the dash of a vehicle that was possibly left unlocked. The vehicle was parked on the street and no suspects were seen or heard.

Area 1
8/3/11 - 8/4/11            7:30 p.m. - 4:45 a.m.              1400 block of 23rd St
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street. Suspect(s) ransacked the vehicle and took the GPS unit from the glove box.

Area 5
8/4/11                          10 a.m. - 11 a.m.                    100 block of 21st Pl
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took golf clubs from inside an open garage.

Area 10
8/1/11                          10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.          3300 block of N. Ocean Dr
(Carport Burglary) The victims accidentally left a duffel bag inside their open carport. When they returned, they discovered unknown suspect(s) had taken the bag that contained clothing, shoes, boots, watches and other personal items.

Area 10
8/3/11                          6:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.                 3400 block of N. Vista Dr
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took an unsecured bicycle from inside an open garage.

 

Stay safe,

Sally


 

Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk  

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

 

  

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



National Preparedness Month (NPM)

 

September is the eighth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM). Led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ready Campaign, NPM is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, business, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.

 

Each year, FEMA designates the month of September as National Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters of any kind.  The support for National Preparedness Month has grown on a national, state, and local level since its inception. The recent disasters across the United States and around the world have inspired you, the public, to take action.

 

The theme for this year's National Preparedness Month is "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare". It is intended to help encourage activities that will:

· Honor our career and volunteer fire and EMS providers.

· Encourage community service.

· Reaffirm that preparedness is a shared responsibility.

 

 



 

IN THE NEWS...



 
  

   

 

Hermosa Beach Celebrates 

National Night Out 2011 


Fun for all who participated during National Night Out 2011. The BearCat team visited 6 locations in Hermosa Beach.

 

If you have pictures or stories about NNO please send them to me.


Emergency operations

The council unanimously agreed to accept city staff's the Emergency Operations Plan. The two-volume, 400-page document addresses the city's response to severe natural or manmade disasters and will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Hermosa Beach Fire Department.


Another smuggler's boat lands off the Palos Verdes Peninsula 

 

An investigation was under way today on a Palos Verdes Estates beach following the discovery of a capsized smugglers' boat in the water.


 Lifeguard awarded Medal of Valor   

 

Lifeguard Captain Mike Inscore said he was only doing his job when he helped rescue a woman who reportedly attempted suicide by jumping off a Palos Verdes cliff.  

 

  

 Two arrested in South Bay crime spree  

 

Two men suspected in a crime spree that not only included the beach cities, but other Southern California towns, were arrested by the Redondo Beach Police Department in Torrance on Thursday, July 21.
 


Manhattan Beach resident charged with child molestation 

 

Manhattan Beach resident Ronald Balmayne, 76, was charged on July 28 with two counts of lewd act upon a child and one count of sexual exploitation of a child, police say.
 
The police department asks that anyone with information on Balmayne contact Detective John Loy at 310-802-5121.
 


Earthquake rattles sea floor off the Peninsula 

 

A magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck near San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, about halfway between the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the northwestern tip of Santa Catalina, USGS seismographs reported.
 
The quake rattled the sea bed at a shallow depth, according to automated data from the Southern California Seismographic Network.




South Bay HOMICIDE MAP 2011


07/29/11 Gunshot Victim in RPV Park
5600 Palos Verdes Dr S
Rancho Palos Verdes
Victim 22-Year-Old Man
Description A 22-year-old man was found Friday, July 29, 2011, in Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes with gunshot wounds to the body.



Detectives investigate homicides in Hawthorne, Rancho Palos Verdes 

 

Detectives on Monday were trying to solve two South Bay homicides - a San Pedro man shot dead on a Rancho Palos Verdes trail, and a Torrance man gunned down on a Hawthorne street.
Investigators said they had no suspects in either killing, which are not related. Records showed each victim had a criminal record.
Coroner's officials on Monday identified the 22-year-old man found shot to death on an Abalone Cove trail as Joseph Beau Lewis of San Pedro.
Two hikers discovered Lewis' body about 10 p.m. Friday    

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
REMINDER Lifts and Carries Training THIS Saturday, August 13th at the Manhattan Beach City Yard. Details and RSVP:
http://www.tinyurl.com/bcjco-l ac

  

 

Map Your Neighborhood 

after disaster response training  

 

When: Wednesday, August 31 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: HB Community Center (EOC room)

                         710 Pier Ave.  Above the Hb Historical Museum 

RSVP: to Tracy   Limited space available 

 

 

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.

 

 

GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!

On October 20 at 10:20 a.m.*,

  

millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!

  

  

In 2010, more than 7.9 million Californians practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how they will protect themselves during earthquakes, and increased their overall preparedness. Join us in 2011!

  

  

* You can hold your drill at any other time or day that fits your schedule.

  

  

 

  

  

 

Ham Radio Info:     

 

Ham Radio Class September 24, 2011  

 

AMATEUR RADIO CLASS VIDEOS 

 

 

 

 

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STOP CRIME 
 
 

  

Vehicle burglary prevention tips

  

Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. When possible, leave them at home.

Do not leave gym bags, purses, briefcases and other items in plain view.

Do not "hide" a purse in the trunk after parking.

Do not leave GPS or cellphone chargers in the outlet.

Lock doors and close windows completely.

Notify police if you see suspicious activity.

 

   




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                                                                


Your Role                           emergency- pyramid   

All of us need to take a role in helping to protect each other and our families and friends in the event of an emergency.

 

All of us have a central role in the "emergency pyramid."

http://readyoc.org/ready/your-role.html

 

 

 

 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.

Thank you to all the Block Captains that planned events for their block(s) for NNO 2011.  It was a great opportunity to show our support to fight against crime and to get to know our neighbors better.

Thank you to all the Safety Teams that participated.
The kids especially loved to see you.


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 
 
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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

 

424-646-6473

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828