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 Tuesday, May 8, 2012 


I have been invited to be on Blog Talk Radio's The South Bay Show on Friday May 11, 2012 at 7:00 AM. I will be discussing emergency preparedness and how strong communities are the key to survival. Specifically, I will be asked about the Map Your Neighborhood Program (MYN) which helps to build and strengthen disaster readiness among neighbors. I will share the 9 steps described in the program to immediately take following any disaster at home and with your neighbors.


Knowing what to do in the first hours of a disaster response may help you save a life, reduce the severity of possible injuries, and reduce the amount of damage the neighborhood sustains.


You can listen live online to the episode on Friday May 11 at 7AM or listen to it later On-Demand along with previous 'Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay' episodes. 


I hope you will share this with others and then join the conversation or just listen in to my first radio interview!


Best regards,

Tracy Hopkins



The South Bay Show's new Friday program, 'Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay', premiered several weeks ago and airs every Friday morning on Blog Talk Radio at 7:00 a.m.











Tuesday, May 8

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach

City Council Meeting


Firefighters to be recognized for saving a life TONIGHT



Wednesday, May 9

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach

School Board Meeting




Tuesday, May 15

7:00 PM

Planning Commission



Tuesday, May 15

7:00 PM

HBDSW - Hermosa Beach

Disaster Service Workers




Wednesday, May 16

7:00 PM

Public Works Commission



Saturday, May 19

8:00 AM

Hermosa Annual

Garden Plant Sale




Tuesday, May 22

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach

City Council Meeting



Saturday, May 26

Sunday, May 27

Monday, May 28


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM





 HB Neighborhood Watch


Tracy Hopkins



Kelly Kovac-Reedy





(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.




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Order Survival Kit

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



HBNW Crime Log
Courtesy of HBPD Lt. Tom Thompson 








04-30-12       7AM-8PM    

900 Block of 2nd St

Unknown suspect took an IPad sitting on a coffee table just inside the residence



05-01-12       7:00PM        

200 Block of Hermosa Ave

Unknown suspect punctured tires on a vehicle.



05-02-12       12:17PM      

22nd St/Strand

Unknown Suspect took a Trek 18 Speed mountain Bike white and blue in color. The front tire was secured to the frame with a lock.



05-02-12       9:52AM        

1000 Block of 4th St

Unknown Suspect stole a vehicle from the location. It was later discovered in Torrance at Artesia and Crenshaw by Torrance PD.



05-03-12       1:30 PM      

1601 PCH/Parking Structure

The front passenger window was smashed and a purse containing $200.00 and cards was taken.



05-04-12       Overnight    

00 Block of 3rd St

A bicycle was stolen by suspects who cut the cable lock

securing the bicycle in front of the residence.  



05-05-12       10AM          

415 Herondo St

Victim's bicycle was taken from the underground parking garage.      



05-06-12       12:49PM      

100 Block of 19th St

Victim left front door open and a bicycle was taken.



05-06-12       6:00PM        

3400 Block of Hermosa Av

An observant citizen observed a male taking a bicycle from the location, while riding another bicycle. He was in the company of three other males also riding

bicycles. Manhattan Beach PD stopped the subject and not only recovered the bicycle, but found counterfeit $100 bills. Great Observation!!!!!!!!



05-07-12       9:30PM        

Unit Block of 9th St.

A neighbor saw a heavy set Hispanic male 20-30 years old peeking into a neighbor's window. A similar incident occurred on 4-18-12 in the 100 block of 1st St.

Please be vigilant for this activity and call 911 immediately.




HBFD Weekly Calls for Service
Courtesy of Fire Chief David Lantzer

Activity for the Week of April 29th to May 5th 

The fire response was an automatic aid response to a Manhattan Beach house fire in a garage. The fire was contained to the garage and did not spread into the living areas. Three (3) other automatic aid responses were emergency medical (2 in Manhattan Beach and 1 in Redondo Beach) and three (3) were cancellations. Hermosa Beach received automatic aid responses from Manhattan Beach on two emergency medical incidents.


At 7 pm tonight, City Council will recognize the Hermosa Beach firefighter/paramedics who responded to a March 28th medical emergency of a Hermosa resident who suffered a cardiac arrest en route to the hospital and revived him. The resident has recovered and returned home in good condition. That incident is a dramatic example of what Hermosa Beach firefighter/paramedics do every day. At most incidents, our interventions prevent and reverse a patient's deteriorating condition. However, when a patient's condition is extremely critical upon our arrival, our firefighter/paramedics are trained and equipped to provide the best chance for survival.


"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.












Emergency Medical/Rescue


Traffic Collisions


HazMat/Hazard Conditions





Service Calls





Good Intent, No Emergency





Smoke/Fire Alarm Activation





Severe Weather



General Illness

















Auto/Mutual Aid Received



No Complaint


Auto/Mutual Aid Given






MBNW Crime Log


Courtesy of MBNW

Sally Rendler

Police Administrative Clerk

P: (310) 802-5184

E: srendler@citymb.info



I am retiring from Neighborhood Watch after 10 wonderful years. I have really enjoyed working with all of you, our amazing NW volunteers, and the incredible staff here at the Police Department, starting with my partner-in-crime-fighting, Millie.


I am so grateful to all of you, for all that you have done, and continue to do, to make this such a vibrant Neighborhood Watch program. Our City is truly lucky to have such dedicated volunteers. It has been my pleasure to work with you and I will miss you, but you can be sure you will see me around!


Josephine Blackwell will be taking over for the time being, and you will start to receive the crime reports from her next week. My emails will be forwarded to her so you can still reply to this email address. Best of all Millie will still be here, so you can always give her a call.


Thank you again and best wishes to all of you! See you at the beach! 


Stay safe,



4/27/12          6:50 p.m. - 10:25 p.m.          

1400 block of Magnolia Av

(Residential Burglary) The residents closed and locked all the windows and doors prior to leaving the residence, but it's possible one window was not closed all the way. When the residents returned home, they discovered a backyard gate was open along with a sliding door and window and one of their vehicles was gone. The master bedroom had been ransacked by unknown suspect(s) and items were missing including two laptops, an iPod, and spare vehicle keys. One of the keys was used to steal the vehicle from the driveway.



4/27/12           9 p.m. - 11 p.m.                    

1400 block of 12th St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a purse containing a wallet, checkbook, driver's license, debit card and glasses, from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in front of the residence.



4/29/12 - 4/30/12  

5 p.m. - 9:05 a.m.                  

1800 block of Poinsettia Av

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the third row seats from the vehicle that was parked in front of the residence. The vehicle was thought to be locked and there were no signs of forced entry.



4/27/12                 7 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.         

4400 block of The Strand

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) pried the lock to a sliding glass door of the studio apartment and stole a laptop computer and camera. 


RBNW Crime Log



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