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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 08/23/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ MORTGAGE SCAMS
:: 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:   2011-8-16 - 2011-8-23      

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description



 

Theft08/17/2011 01:45:00800 Block HERMOSA AVPetty Theft An unknown suspect stole Trench Drain Grates from the parking lot entrance of building under construction, over the weekend.
Robbery08/19/2011 16:35:00300 Block PACIFIC COAST HWYRobbery Suspect takes victims phone by
force while she is holding it and flees on foot.
Assault with Deadly Weapon08/19/2011 17:52:00100 Block LYNDON STAssault With a Deadly Weapon
A verbal argument between a male and a female started after both parties had been consuming alcohol. The male half grabbed a firearm, threatened to kill the female half. The male half then went into his bedroom and shot himself in the head. The male half was later pronounced dead on scene.
Theft08/20/2011 09:20:00700 Block PIER AVPetty Theft Unknown suspects take items
from store without paying.  
Robbery08/21/2011 13:28:001800 Block MANHATTAN AVRobbery
An unidentified suspect pushed the victim down as she was approaching her residence's front door and took her purse. She was only able to describe the suspect as a male.







 

   

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

8/13/11                        9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                   1100 block of 22nd St

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered a guest house through an open sliding glass door and took a roll of quarters and jewelry.

 

Area 3

8/12/11 - 8/14/11        12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                 600 block of 13th St

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a window that had been left open a few inches. Items were moved in the residence but nothing appeared to have been stolen.

 

Area 4

8/1/11 - 8/2/11            10 p.m. - 7:20 a.m.                 300 block of Larsson St

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in the driveway and thought he locked the vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and removed a Disneyland passport and cell phone charger from the center console.

 

Area 6

8/12/11 - 8/13/11        10 p.m. - 5 a.m.                      100 block of 4th St

(Theft of Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) walked into the front yard of the location and took an unlocked bicycle.

 

Area 10

8/13/11                        9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.                   38th Street & Crest Dr

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim was loading items into the trunk of the vehicle and believes the trunk was left open. Unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and took a bag containing a laptop computer, cell phone and ID.

  

  

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

 

Area 1

8/17/11                        7 p.m. - 11 p.m.          2000 block of Manzanita Lane

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) opened the unlocked door of the vehicle that was parked in the driveway, ransacked the vehicle, and stole cash.

 

Area 1

8/17/11                        6 p.m. - 12:50 a.m.     1400 block of N. Meadows Av

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked the vehicle in the driveway, but may have left it unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the vehicle and stole a ring and cash from the vehicle.

 

Area 4

8/14/11                        9 p.m. - 11 p.m.          800 block of 6th St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street and removed a purse containing sunglasses and a credit card. The credit card was used to make several unauthorized purchases by the time the theft was discovered.

 

Area 6

8/15/11 - 8/16/11        6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.       1100 block of The Strand

(Stolen Bicycle) An unsecured bicycle was stolen from the yard of the victim's home. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

 

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...



 
  

    

 

5.8 quake hits W.Va.; 5.3 strikes Colorado

WASHINGTON - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.
 
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_18739820?source=rss_viewed

or this updated article at :

5.8: Quake rocks East Coast

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_18740419


Tips on school and traffic safety

If a crossing guard's STOP sign is up, you cannot drive through a crosswalk no matter if the guard is standing on the sidewalk or is in the crosswalk. It is a violation to turn or drive through a crosswalk when the school crossing guard is in the crosswalk.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_16007290


Voyages of desperation 

panga first discovered by Uraguchi earlier this month was the third suspected smuggling vessel found off the Peninsula coastline since May. Similar vessels have been discovered in waters off Orange County, Malibu and as far north as Ventura and Santa Barbara.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_18726303?source=rv


Six-Man party scares some, creates challenge for city staff


Many didn't like what they saw at the Six-Man.

Ginger Shearer, a 50-year Strand resident, watched people urinate and undress on her lawn. Some tried to get into her house because they thought there was a party. She spent the weekend in her backyard so she could monitor.

http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2011/08/22/manhattan_beach_news/news06.txt

 

 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 "Formidable Footprint - Flood", Aug. 27

 

Don't miss what over 1400 other community preparedness & response groups across the U.S. and internationally have found to be a valuable opportunity for training and assessment and at no cost to participants.  

 

Read some of the testimonials at http://www.drc-group.com/project/footprint.html#showcase. Register now for the 3-hour HSEEP designed exercise scheduled for Aug. 27 and the overview webinar (separate registration) on Aug. 25.

 

drc-group.com 

 

   

KIWANIS CLUB OF HERMOSA BEACH BLOOD DRIVE URGENTLY NEEDS DONORS 

 


Hermosa Beach, Ca.....The Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach is hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday, August 28 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the Kiwanis Club Hall located at 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, Ca.  The Drive is sponsored by the American Red Cross who, since 1940, has been supplying approximately forty percent of the nation's blood supply.

Kiwanis President, Adrienne Slaughter, emphasized the importance of this blood drive to the community and explained that, according to Red Cross statistics, every two seconds someone in the US needs blood due to a life-threatening illness, serious injury, or accident.  More than 38,000 blood transfusions are needed every day.  For example, more than one million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year and many of them will need blood, sometimes daily during their chemotherapy treatment.  Incredibly, a single car accident victim can require as many as one hundred pints of blood.

"Blood cannot be manufactured, it must come from generous donors and be used within approximately 42 days of collection so the need is constant," said Kiwanis Blood Drive Committee Chairman Mickey McRae.  "Further, the gratification is instant." he added.

The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient who needs it---patients are not required to find donors to replace the blood they use - a common practice in Europe and some US blood banks.  This allows the patient and their family to focus on recovery.

"This is the fifth Blood Drive we worked on with the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club.  At the last one we collected 30 units of blood and may have saved 82 lives.  Each whole blood unit saves up to 3 lives," said Beach Cities Red Cross Donor Resources Development spokesperson Alice Lan.  "We encourage everyone who is eligible to sign up," she added.  "Eligibility requirements are only that a person must be 17 years or older, weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in good general health.  The process itself is simple; it only takes approximately ten minutes and is completely safe.  A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded"

To make your life saving appointment, go towww.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  Hermosa Kiwanis, or contact Mickey McRae at 310-372-6939 or mickmacr@aol.com.  Identification is required.

All donors will receive a free 6-box of chocolate covered fruit from Edible Arrangements, a coupon for complimentary admission for 2 to the Laugh Factory, and will also be eligible to enter into a regional Free Gas $500 gift card drawing.
 

 

 

 

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  

 

This program can be adapted to businesses as well. 

 

 

 

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 
 
 

 On the alert: 5 mortgage scams  

  

The crooks say what you want to hear. They make the deal sound attractive and legit. You are suspicious at first, but somewhere along the way, you give them money or sign documents you were not supposed to sign. Soon, you realize you've been scammed.


Thousands of homeowners are duped in mortgage scams each year, and con artists don't have to look far for victims, says Yolanda McGill, senior counsel for the Fair Housing & Fair Lending Project, an initiative by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C.


Most of the victims reach out to the scammers themselves through Internet searches, she says. She bases her conclusion on more than 16,000 complaints her organization has received from mortgage scam victims since last year.

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_18715221?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

   




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             

   

Roadside emergency kit items 

 

The California Office of Traffic Safety says motorists should keep the following items in a roadside emergency kit in their vehicles:

Kit basics: 12-foot jumper cables, four 15-minute roadside flares, emergency red reflector triangle, first-aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries, tire-pressure gauge, rags, a roll of duct tape, a "help" sign of at least 8 inches, energy bars and bottled water (change yearly), a blanket, extra vehicle fuses, a small tool kit, a heavy duty nylon bag to keep small items together, at least 12 feet of nylon rope and a plastic tarp.

 

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_18736931 

                                                       

 

 

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.



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!


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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