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 Tuesday, April 10, 2012 


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is launching a Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign from April 4th to April 18th. The Department, along with 225 other local agencies and the CHP, will be offering "zero tolerance" to those texting and operating hand-held cell phone during this time. Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk. Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. In addition, studies have shown that texting while driving can delay a driver's reaction time just as severely as having a blood alcohol level of a legally drunk driver. The California Office of Traffic Safety encourages the driving public to turn off their cell phones and other hand-held devices and put them out of reach when getting into the car to avoid any temptation to violate the law. The current minimum ticket is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. 







"Hermosa Beach Police Department's on-going commitment to community safety, which will include our participation in the Distracted Driving Awareness program".

~ Interim Chief of Police Steve Johnson




At the Council Meeting tonight, Tracy and I will proudly accept a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Hermosa Beach on behalf of our HBNW webmaster, Mary Lue Ramey. 
For the past 6 years, Ms. Ramey has volunteered her time to launch and sustain the SaferHermosa website.  What makes this so special and truly unique is that she is not a HB resident.  Mary Lue resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She does it because she loves it!  

Mary Lue is a dear friend of HBNW supporter and Block Captain, Jan Brittain.  We sincerely appreciate Ms. Ramey's support of HBNW and her immeasurable dedication to the website and the mission. 
~  Kelly and Tracy, HBNW co-founders and active coordinators


Tuesday, April 10

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting



Wednesday, April 11

7:00 PM

School Board Meeting



Tuesday, April 17

7:00 PM

Planning Commission


Tuesday, April 17

7:00 P.M.

Hermosa Beach Disaster Service Workers (HBDSW)

Meet at the HB Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

More Information


Saturday, April 21

6th Annual

Hermosa Beach 5000 

Registration now open at www.hb5000.com.

See website for complete details. 

Tuesday, April 24

7:00 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting


Saturday, April 28

8:00 AM

25th Annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon

Event Details and Registration



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Preparedness is special activities we do prior to an emergency to be ready to respond to and recover from any emergency. Part of preparedness is educating the community. 
Discover the preparedness skills you have and the gaps that may need additional attention by taking this brief survey now and reduce YOUR risk in the event of a disaster!

 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
Lt. Tom Thompson   





04-04-12   10:11PM                                             500 block of PCH

Window smash to a vehicle and a purse and cellphone were taken.



04-05-12               09:46AM                                 400 block of Monterey

Convertible top cut to gain entry and a briefcase and laptop were taken.



04-05-12               4:40PM                                   700 block of 4th Street

Unlocked bicycle taken from an open garage.



04-06-12               7:45PM                                 1301 Hermosa (Parking Structure)

The lock was punched to gain entry to a Cadillac Escalade and the third row seat was taken.



04-07-12               4:09PM                                 1000 block of The Strand 

2010 White Hummer stolen from parking lot.  Onstar reported the vehicle N/B I-5 near Bakersfield and CHP was notified. Apparently a spare set of keys was kept in the glove compartment. 



04-08-12               12:20PM                                  100 block of 34th Street

Theft of a grey Raleigh bicycle with Hawaiian print. The lock was cut off by the suspect.



04-08-12               6:26PM                                   600 block of The Strand

Suspect cut the chain to the garage to gain access and took an air compressor.



04-09-12               1:49PM                 

1600 PCH 

The door lock and ignition lock was punched on a vehicle, but the suspect(s) were unsuccessful in taking the vehicle.

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


Activity for the Week of April 1st to April 7th












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






Of the three fire responses last week, one (1) was a fire involving heating equipment in a four-unit residence on The Strand.  A fast response by Hermosa Beach fire units and personnel confined the fire to the equipment and adjoining structural members.  Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach assisted with an automatic aid response.  A second fire involved a building in Manhattan Beach in which Hermosa Beach provided automatic aid.  The third fire occurred in Hermosa Beach and involved a small amount of rubbish in an open area.  The hazardous condition incident involved downed power lines in Hermosa Beach.



"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



3/30/12        9 a.m. - 10 a.m.                      1400 block of 6th St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole three pieces of outgoing mail containing checks from the victim's mailbox. Suspect(s) cashed the stolen checks at three different locations.


Area 4  4/3/12 - 4/4/12    12a.m./8a.m.                    700 block of N. Dianthus

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victims parked their two vehicles in the driveway and locked both of them. They returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had damaged the driver's side door locks and entered the vehicles. The third row seats were stolen from both vehicles.

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