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 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 

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Dear Hermosa Beach Resident,


Every year, the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission runs a survey to assess the preparedness of Hermosa Beach residents. This survey is important because it affects choices the City makes regarding Emergency Preparedness.


We are currently running this year's survey.


In recent years, the citizens of Hermosa Beach have been urged to "get ready" and to prepare for emergencies-from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. Since 2008 the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission has provided a simple, comprehensive, and consistent tool to assess our preparedness, recognize our successes, and identify gaps where more work needs to be done.


Using this survey we have seen an increase in the number of emergency kits for home, work and vehicle. However, we have seen a decrease in the number of those who have taken CPR and First Aid training within the past 5 years.


The EPAC is committed to increasing individual, family, and organizational readiness by using various means to encourage a culture of preparedness at home and at work.


In an effort to assess our current level of preparedness and our preparedness over time, we ask that you again please take a moment to answer the following 20 brief questions as honestly as possible. Thank you for your participation.


 Please TAKE SURVEY now to participate.

All responses and personal information will be kept confidential. 

We welcomed the sunshine with the cold, crazy winds on Sunday.


Nevertheless, a great turnout of almost 50 people and we brought 40 pints of life saving blood to Providence Little Company of Mary  Hospital !  Be the Marrow Registry, who was invited to our event, signed up 10 new donors which means 10 more chances for a match for someone with a life threatening disease.

Thank you to all the blood donors for helping replenish the community's blood supply,  and to all who were with us in spirit.  To our Hermosa Beach businesses; the Comedy & Magic Club, El Pollo Inka, Fritto Misto, Fresh & Easy Market and the Pita Pit.  Thank you to the City of Hermosa Beach for the use of the Clark Building, our wonderful Providence LCM nurses,  my brother Francis for designing our artwork (with the QR code !)  and to Helen Cho Anthos and Larry Wood for filming our video PSA.  We hope to inspire more people to become blood donors.  As a  community , we could really make a difference !
"Be a Blood Donor. We Need Your Type"

Wishing you all a Happy Spring!
Like us on Facebook (Hermosa Beach Blood Drive)
Follow us on Twitter (@cam4hb)


Candy Ayllon-McPhail

Hermosa Beach Blood Drive
Call/Text~Mobile # :  310-406-5907



The next Hermosa Beach Blood Drive is on Sept. 16, 2012 @Clark Building.  





Tuesday, Mar. 20

7:00 PM

Planning Commission



Wednesday, Mar. 21

7:00 PM

Public Works Commission



Saturday, Mar. 24  

11:00 AM

18th Annual

St. Patrick's Day Parade
More Info


Saturday, Mar. 24

16th Annual Hearts of Hermosa

Fundraiser to benefit HB Schools

A fun evening of dinner/auction/dance & music. 

Event Details


Tuesday, Mar. 27

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council



Thursday, Mar. 29

6:00 PM

State of the City Address

Event details




Tuesday, April 3

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting


Tuesday, April 10

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting


Tuesday, April 17

7:00 PM

Planning Commission



Tuesday, April 24

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting




 HB Neighborhood Watch


Tracy Email


Kelly Email


HB Direct Dispatch


(program this number in YOUR CELL PHONE for an emergency or a non emergency in HB)


  HB Police Dept.

Business Line


HB Fire Station

Business Line



HB City Hall

Business Line



HB Amateur Radio Assoc.




Order P.A.L. Kit


Order Survival Kit

Free Shipping to HB Residents - Enter HB2007 at checkout.


Accurate Emergency Services




SIGN UP for HB Emergency Notification System


The CodeRED system gives Hermosa Beach city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification messages. 


HBNW Crime Log
Courtesy of HBPD
Motorcycle Officer, JR Smith   






3-12-12                 9:20PM          900 block of 9th St

20002 VC (Hit and Run) The victim's vehicle was hit some time this afternoon. No one was seen or heard and a note was not left.


3-14-12                12:02AM        00 block Pier Ave

594 PC (Vandalism) There was a Male White Adult damaging a UPS drop box next to Citi Bank. Police responded and checked the area and met with negative results, the suspect was GOA/UTL. There were two female friends in the area that were located who gave the suspects name.


3-14-12                 1:17AM         600 block of 8th St

Shots (possible gun shots) There were multiple reports of Shots fired in the area. A vehicle was also heard leaving area E/B 8th St. The area check revealed four 9mm shell casings in front of 642 8th St.  Multiple residents were contacted however, no one saw anything they just heard the shots. There were no holes found in any nearby residence.  The shots possibly went into the air.

3-14-12                 7:15AM        1000 block of 2nd St

484 PC (Theft) There was an unlocked vehicle in the area that the suspect(s) entered and took items. This theft occurred during the night.


3-14-12                 1:50PM           2400 block of  Myrtle  

484 PC (Theft) The suspect(s) took the victim's vehicle license plate registration sticker. No one was seen or heard.  


3-17-12                 10:23AM           1800 block of Harper

484 PC (Theft) A GPS and a Radar Detector were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the area.  


3-17-12                 12:30PM          1200 block of 20th St

487 PC (Theft) Miscellaneous items were taken from an unlocked vehicle. No further info at the time of this crime log.


3-17-12                 12:35PM          Pier Ave and Loma Dr

487 PC (Theft) Another unlocked vehicle was entered in the area. There were miscellaneous items of clothing taken. No one was seen or heard.


3-17-12                 1:18PM             1300 Hermosa Ave

487 PC (Theft) A laptop computer was stolen from the inside of Starbucks. The laptop was unattended when it was taken. No one saw who took the lap top.


3-17-12                 2:11PM               700 block of 7th St

484 PC (Theft) Another unlocked vehicle was entered in the area. Two dollars in change was taken from inside of the vehicle.




HB Fire Department
Courtesy of Fire Chief David Lantzer 
Calls for Service 












Emergency Medical/Rescue



Traffic Collisions


HazMat/Hazard Conditions





Service Calls





Good Intent, No Emergency





False Alarm/Call





Severe Weather



General Illness

















Auto/Mutual Aid Received



No Complaint


Auto/Mutual Aid Given






The structure fire in Hermosa Beach occurred on 30th Street and involved a building's wood deck.  The fire resulted in approximately $10,000 in damage.  The cause of the fire was unintentional.  Manhattan Beach responded one engine and one paramedic ambulance and Redondo Beach responded two engines and one truck company to the fire.  Redondo Beach fire units also assisted with an emergency medical call while Hermosa Beach units were still committed to the structure fire.


Of the 15 "Auto/Mutual Aid Given" incidents, two (2) were residential structure fires in Manhattan Beach, both involving garages.  Six (6) of the 15 responses were for emergency medical incidents (4 in Manhattan and 2 in Redondo); Hermosa units were cancelled in the remaining seven (7) incidents.




"Emergency Medical/Rescue" definitions:

·         Abdominal:  Patients with non-traumatic abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, etc.

·         Behavioral:  Patients overdoses on legal and/or illegal drugs, intoxicated, and/or suffering from psychosis.

·         Cardiac:  Heart attacks, chest pain.

·         Environmental:  Heat and cold-related emergencies, allergic reactions.

·         General Illness:  Flu-related symptoms or non-specific illness complaints.

·         Neurological:  Seizure, stroke, decrease level of consciousness.

·         Respiratory:  Trouble breathing from various causes.

·         Trauma/Injury:  Non-medical emergency.  Physical injury to the body.

·         No Complaint:  Dispatched to an incident, but subject had no medical complaints.





MBNW Crime Log

Courtesy of MBNW

Sally Rendler

Police Administrative Clerk

P: (310) 802-5184

E: srendler@citymb.info



2/25/12 - 3/7/12          12:01 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.            1600 block of 23rd St

(Residential Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked garage and stole two bicycles, golf clubs and a drill set.



3/1/12                          12:45 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.            1700 block of 23rd St

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured the residence upon leaving and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had smashed a window in the master bedroom. Multiple drawers and containers were opened in the master bedroom area, but no other rooms appeared to have been disturbed. The only item missing was a case containing several gift cards.



3/6/12 - 3/7/12            10:30 p.m. - 8:40 a.m.            2600 block of Walnut Av

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's locked vehicle by punching the driver's side door lock with an unknown device and stole a checkbook and debit cards. The vehicle was parked on the street.



3/11/12 - 3/12/12        7:30 p.m. - 10 a.m.                 700 block of Rosecrans Av

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle on the street and returned to find unknown suspect(s) had emptied the contents of the glove box on the front seat and floor. Suspect(s) stole four DVDs from the vehicle.