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 Tuesday, May 29, 2012 



Thanks to our HBNW resident George Ziegler


Removed a swarm on Sunday with the help of Susan Rudnicki, local bee keeper.

Came out to get the honey bees, no charge.

www.BackwardsBeekeepers.com will move accessible swarms and hives of honey bees. If they're imbedded in your attic or under the house, then a professional in pest removal is necessary because that falls under contractor licensing issues.

However, no other stinging insects, like wasps, hornets, etc.

This helps preserve the pollination of flowers and plants in our food chain.

Very important since so many honey bees have been lost to CCD (colony collapse disorder).

Really good organization in Los Angeles.

I had a friend who turned a water hose on a giant swarms of bees causing them to die from stress.  He didn't know there was a safer way to deal with them that was also free.

Our Co-Block Captain and friend, Amy Riddle referred me to Susan.  It was simple and effortless.  They have lots of bee keepers ready to care for swarming bees and give them a new home, I mean hive.


Kindest Regards,







Tuesday, June 5

7:00 PM

Parks & Rec Commission Meeting



Wednesday, June 6

7:00 PM

HB School Board Meeting



Thursday, June 7

7:15 PM

HB Amateur Radio Association

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Saturday, June 9

Sunday, June 10

HB Art Walk

10 AM - 5 PM

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Monday, June 11

7:00 PM

CIP/Budget Workshop

City Council Chambers



Tuesday, June 12

7:00 PM

City Council Meeting



Tuesday, June 19

7:00 PM

Planning Commission


Tuesday, June 19

7:00 PM

HB Disaster Service Workers

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Wednesday, June 20

8:00 PM

MADD about Laughter

Comedy & Magic Club

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Saturday, June 23

Sunday, June 24

HB Amateur Radio Assoc. participates in ARRL's nationwide field day exercise

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Tuesday, June 26

7:00 PM

City Council Meeting

Public Hearing on Budget Adoption Meeting







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Monday, 5-21-12   3:22AM                                              900 block of 14th St

415 PC (Disturbance) There was a report of a loud party at the location. There are multiple priors noted at this location. An admin cite was issued for the violation.


Monday, 5-21-12     11:34AM                                                500 block of 25th St

549 PC (Vehicle Burglary) There was a vehicle broken into during the night. A Garmin navigation and cash was taken from the center console. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence. No one was seen or heard.


Monday, 5-21-12      11:32PM                                             500 block of Pier Ave

211 PC (Robbery) We received a call of a Strong arm robbery in the area. A male Hispanic adult (MHA) walks up to victim and takes her IPhone by force. The suspect then gets into a vehicle and flees the area. The victim did not the direction of travel of the suspect. The area was checked and met with negative results.


Wednesday, 5-23-12  10:55AM                                                                          800 block of Manhattan Ave

484 PC (Theft of recyclables) There was a report of two Asian transients (male & female) going thru trash in the area. They were located and contacted. They were advised of the violation and sent on their way.


Wednesday, 5-23-12                 11:17AM                              1301 Hermosa Ave (Starbucks)

487 PC (theft) An unknown male suspect grabbed the victim's IPAD computer while seated inside Starbucks. The suspect immediately ran out the door out of sight. It should be noted that there was a delay in the report of this crime as the victim came into the HBPD to report it. This crime is still under investigation.


Wednesday, 5-23-12                 2:11PM                                                                                600 block of Manhattan Ave

484 PC (Theft) An unknown suspect stole items from inside victim's unsecured vehicle. There were DVDs and change taken. This crime occurred on 05-22-12 between 7:30p.m. and 05-23-12 at 8:30a.m.


Wednesday, 5-23-12                 10:47PM                              415 Herondo

484 PC (Theft) The victim found his bike stolen and lock cut from sub level garage. No one was seen or heard. It is unknown exactly when the bicycle was taken.


Thursday, 5-24-12    5:13AM                                                300 block of PCH

Hazard : There was a large sink hole forming with flowing water in the #3 lane of N/B PCH. Public works, HBFD, CAl Water were all notified. Lanes # 2 and #3 were shut down for an extended amount of time. It should be noted that a Sig Alert was issued. Cal water arrived on scene at approximately 7:00a.m.




HBFD Weekly Calls for Service
Courtesy of Fire Chief David Lantzer


Activity for the Week of May 20 to May 26

The fire response involved an apartment complex in Redondo Beach. Hermosa Beach Engine 12 assisted RBFD on that incident. Of the two (2) hazardous condition incidents in Hermosa Beach, one (1) involved a fallen tree resulting from high winds and the other involved a gasoline spill. HBFD responded to nine (9) automatic/mutual aid requests, four (4) in Manhattan Beach (3 emergency medical incidents and 1 cancellation) and five (5) to Redondo Beach (the aforementioned apartment fire, one 1 emergency medical incident, and 3 cancellations). Hermosa Beach received assistance from Manhattan Beach units on 12 emergency medical incidents and from Redondo Beach at one (1) emergency medical incident.


Call volume over the Memorial Day weekend was about double of what the HBFD experiences on the average weekend. The Fiesta Hermosa and warm weather attracted large crowds to the city.


The Hermosa Beach Firefighters Foundation (HBFF) hosted their 16th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Mayor Jeff Duclos displayed his pancake making skills on the grill, assisting off-duty Hermosa Beach Firefighters feed the hundreds of people who turned out for the charity fundraising event.


"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.













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RBNW Crime Log



Please follow the link to learn about recently published weekly crime information.

MBNW Crime Log
Josephine Blackwell
Police Intern Crime Prevention

P: (310) 802-5181
E: jblackwell@citymb.info


Update from Crime Prevention Officer Martin


On May 19, 2012 at 2:58 a.m. Officer Braasch attempted to stop a vehicle driving without lights on in the residential area of 1700 Pacific Ave. The driver abruptly stopped in the middle of the street and both driver and front passenger fled on foot from the vehicle. A containment was set up and a search of the area with k-9 units and officers from surrounding agencies (PVPD, HPD, HBPD, GPD, ESPD, RBPD) was conducted. The vehicle was an unreported stolen vehicle out of the City of Lawndale. Although the driver was not found, at 7:47 a.m. the female passenger was located in the area and taken into custody.


On May 21, 2012 Officers responded to a bicycle theft in progress on the 100 Block of 13th Street. Officer Kugley detained two males and one female suspect. Bolt cutters were recovered near the male suspects who, were  then arrested for attempted petty theft and possession of burglary tools. The female suspect was determined to be unrelated to the bicycle theft, but was extremely intoxicated and arrested for public intoxication.


On May 22, 2012 at 4:42 a.m. Officer Garcia stopped a subject in the 1800 Block of 2nd St. The subject was subsequently arrested for suspicion possessing of stolen property (bicycle).



5/20/2012                  7:20 p.m. - 7:26                                 1500 Block of 19th St.

(Residential Burglary) Officers responded to a fire alarm sounding in the 1500 Block of 19th Street. A resident noticed a bicycle in the front yard which was out of place. Officers arrived, observed the front door ajar, and determined a burglary had occurred.


5/17/2012                  3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                         1500 Block of 3rd St.

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect entered the victim's home from the kitchen window and stole miscellaneous items.



5/14/2012                     6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.                         Arbolado Ct.

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect took victim's unlocked bicycle from an open garage.



5/09/2012                      4:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                        300 Block of John St.

(Theft from vehicle) Unknown suspect stole golf clubs from the victim's unlocked vehicle.



5/08/2012                      5:25 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.                       1800 Block of Ocean Dr.

(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect (s) removed and damaged the victim's kitchen door window screen. No entry was made into the residence.



5/15/2012                       2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                        200 Block of 23rd Pl.  

(Petty Theft) Unknown suspect took the victim's mail from the victim's mailbox.             



5/20/2012                       9:27 p.m.                                            100 Block of 13th St.

(Attempted Petty Theft) See crime details above.



5/19/2012                       7:00 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.                       100 Block of 7th Pl.       

(Residential Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect entered unsecured vehicle parked in open garage. The suspect stole sunglasses, camera, and lens.



5/04/2012                        5:00 p.m. - 2:18 a.m.                         400 Block of 34th St. 

(Residential Burglary from Garage) Property (cell phone & skateboard) was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in an open garage. The El Segundo PD contacted the victim and stated they had a suspect in custody who was in possession of their cell phone.



5/15/2012                       9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.                         200 Block of 29th St.

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect (s) smashed vehicle window and stole items that were in plain view.



5/16/2012                        5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                         4300 Block of Crest Dr.

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect entered apartment through an open sliding glass door. The suspect (s) took a laptop, two IPods, cash, and miscellaneous jewelry.



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