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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

 

IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: National Night Out 2008 ~ See you in one week!

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ SEPTEMBER CLASS ADDED!

:: MOVIES IN THE PARK ~ SURF'S UP!

:: TASTE AT THE BEACH ~ Aug. 17th

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT DRILL

:: See the Council Meetings and Commission Meetings ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK KITS

:: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, Count on HBARA!

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: NEW GELATO STORE offers 20% discount to HBNW members!

:: Accurate Emergency Services

:: We are here for you!

:: LOCAL SUPPORT ~ Fire Extinguishers and Tac Weld

:: C.E.R.T. - Register Now for Next Academy!

:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

 

RECOGNITION

We would like to THANK Block Captain Janice Brittain and the 200-300 Block of 30th Street for hosting a HBNW Introduction Meeting.  The meeting was attended by HBNW Coordinators Kelly & Tracy, Chief of Police, Greg Savelli, HBPD Office Dave Bohacik, Interim Fire Chief Steve Parker and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.  We appreciate the extra effort from Janice to invite the 400 Block of 30th and the 200-300 Block of 31st Street to her meeting.  We all hope that she was successful in her goal to have one of the residents from these streets become a Block Captain.  Her street is strenghtened if her neighboring streets get involved in the HB Neighborbood Watch program! 
 

LOCK UP IMAGE

HBNW NEEDS OUR MAYOR BACK! 

I'm proud to tell you that I'm being locked up...that's right, I'm going behind bars to help Jerry's Kids© and MDA.  To be released on good behavior I have to raise bail and I need your help! 

All you have to do is click here to make a secure, online donation before 08/21/08. Your donation will help families living in our community and help guarantee me an early release. I can't wait to add you to my list of contributors. 

I'm having fun as a Jailbird, but really I take great pride in bringing all my friends and associates together to make a difference. We've helped MDA provide vital services such as:

MDA Summer Camp - A magical week of fun

Outpatient Clinics- Families see the top specialists for their disease

Medical Equipment - Providing mobility and independence through communication devices, wheelchairs and leg braces

Support Groups - Families and the people MDA serve sharing and caring together

Research - Hope for the future

Thanks in advance for your help.


Together we'll make a difference,
J.R.Reviczky

LEADERSHIP HERMOSA BEGINS NEW CLASS

As active community members and residents, the Board of Leadership Hermosa Beach would like to extend a personal invitation to apply for a spot in the 2008-09 class.  LHB is an organization dedicated to educating local residents about the City, how it functions, how it is run, and how we can become more involved within it as educated local citizens.    Currently, Councilmen, Commissioners, committee members and various civic leaders, including the LHB Board, went through the program since its inception in 2001.  The program involves attending a sponsored class event one evening a month, for nine months, starting this September.    You can also take a look at the website

 Applications for the 2008-09 class are now available on the website (upper right corner), and the "fillable" form can be submitted online.  The application deadline is August 16th.  Feel free to contact our Director of Recruiting, Michelle Keegan [(310)245-4390], if you have any questions, and forward this on to others in the community that you feel might be interested.    We are happy that so many of our local residents are already enthused about Leadership Hermosa Beach and this year's program, and we are excited to kick-off our new class!
 

HBNW CRIME LOG

 ~ This log contains crimes in HB that residents can read and learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, vehicles and neighborhood.

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:

RP - Reporting Party

UTL - Unable to Locate

GOA - Gone on Arrival

 

AREA 1 - BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo St.)

AREA 2 - GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan border)

AREA 3 - RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to Harper/Reynolds)

 

AREA CRIME LOG
Monday 7-21-08 - Sunday 7-27-08
              

Monday 7-21-08

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

500 block of Longfellow

Burglary

There was a vehicle burglary in the area. The vehicle was broken into and items taken from inside. This occurred during the night.

       

 

Area 3

 

925 PC

900 block of 2nd St

Suspicious vehicle

There was a suspicious vehicle seen in the area. The male occupant of the vehicle had binoculars and was looking around in the area. The vehicle left the area prior to PDs arrival.

       

 

Tuesday 7-22-08

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

2100 block of Power St

Theft

There was a subject seen in the area going through recyclables. He was last seen in a White Toyota Corolla. The vehicle was GOA / UTL.

       

 

Wednesday 7-23-08

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

100 block of 2nd St

Theft

Another call of a subject going through the trash in the area. An area check for the subject was negative, GOA / UTL.

       

           

Area 2

 

484 PC

30th St and Manhattan Ave

Theft

There was a call of another subject going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was advised of the violation.

       

  

 

 

Area 2

 

Solicitor

2300 block of The Strand

Solicitor

There were three females in the area selling candy. An area check was negative. There were lots of people on The Strand and they were GOA / UTL.

       

 

Thursday 7-24-08

 

Area 2

 

Solicitor

400 block of 31st St

Solicitor

There was a male subject going door to door asking residence if they needed any dent removal on their vehicles. PD responded and the subject left the area prior to their arrival.

 

NOTE: This is a scam, if you need den removal call a reputable place, do not use people off the street. There have been several cases were the vehicle end up worse than they started.  The resident called dispatch to report this as she had read about it in last week's MBNW crime log which is provided to HBNW as a courtesy.  This was the report:

 

Basically two males will knock on victim's home. They say they notice the victim's car has dents or scratches and that they can remove them for a discounted price of about $300.00. They put putty on car and tell victim not to remove it for several days and when the victim removes the putty, there is paint damage and the dent has not been fixed.  Please call MBPD if these men approach you as they are working without a business license and we will issue citations for this violation. There is no crime as far as the bad work being done, this is a civil issue. That is why we need to use the no business license angle.  

 

       

 

Friday 7-25-08

 

Area 3

 

602 PC

Hermosa View School

Trespassing

There were three juveniles cited for trespassing at the school. NOTE: When the school is closed for the summer there are to be no kids on the grounds.

       

 

Saturday 7-26-08

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

100 block of The Strand`

Residential Burglary

A residence was entered and a laptop was taken. The suspect entered the residence via kicking the front door in.

       

 

Sunday 7-27-08

 

Area 1

 

415 PC

800 block of The Strand

Disturbance

There was a group of kids skateboarding, being loud in the area. This was occurring at approximately 11:00p.m. (Curfew is at 10:00p.m.)  According to the reporting party this is an ongoing problem. Two juveniles were contacted as the rest of the group scurried away. They were subsequently cited for curfew and released to their parents.

       

  

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

 

Life safety occupancy load checks were performed on the public assembly bars and restaurants this weekend on both Friday and Saturday night by the FD/PD team.  Half the occupancies were check Friday and the other half Saturday.  All locations were found to be in compliance with their approved occupancy load limits.

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

 

 

Area 2
07/25/08                        3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.                 1200 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
(Vehicle Theft) The victim was carrying groceries into his residence from his unlocked vehicle. He left his wallet on the dashboard in front of the passenger seat and returned to find unknown suspect(s) had taken the wallet. The wallet contained numerous credit cards, driver's license and checks. The victim checked his bank account on line and found one card had been used already.
 
Area 5
07/27/08                        12:30 a.m. - Noon                     1200 block of The Strand
(Theft from porch) The victim was expecting some luggage to be delivered to a neighbor's house. She was told by the delivery service that it had been delivered, but it was not there. No suspects were seen or heard. 
     

 

Area 6             07/23/08                                    1am - 1pm                                300 blk of Homer Av
Grand Theft Auto - Victim last saw his vehicle when he parked it in the driveway in front of his garage at 1am on 07/23/08. He locked all the windows and doors. At approximately 1pm on 7/23/08 He noticed his vehicle was missing. He said he has all the vehicle keys in his possession.
 
Area 7
07/03/08                                    `                                               400 blk of 34th Pl
Grand Theft - Victim stated that on 07/03/08 he was scheduled to receive a shipment of medicine at his residence. He returned home on 07/03/08 at 6pm and the package was not there. The victim called UPS and they advised that the package was delivered at 3:43pm and was left on his front porch.
 
07/22-23/08                               10 pm - 6am                             3520 Manhattan Av
Petty Theft - On 07/22/08 at 10pm victim observed her Palm Tree was in good condition. On 07/23/08 at 6am she observed the palm was missing. The victim described the tree as a "King Palm Tree" and as being approximately 8 feet in height

 

NNO Logo 2008

 

2ND ANNUAL HERMOSA BEACH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

 

We will see you in one week!

 

Block Captain Ken & Dorothy Hartley

Block Captain Jan Barylski

Block Captain Julie Jennings

Co-Block Captain's Gloria Vialpondo & Terrie Sanchez 

Block Captain Jennifer Chew

Block Captain's Doris & Greg Eberhardt

Block Captain Janine Bozeman 

Co-Block Captain's Nancy Amato & Janice Polizzotto

Block Captain Terrill Burnett

Co-Block Captain's Susan Ziegler & Amy Riddle

 

 HBFD and kids

NNO 2007

 

Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

HB Police, Fire and City Officials will visit each participating block with demonstrations and engine/paramedic/motorcycle/police vehicle viewings.

 

HBNW is challenging participating blocks to a signature dessert 'THROWDOWN' in the spirit of good fun inspired by the television series on Food Network, Throwdown with Bobby Flay.  Each neighborhood will compete and the winner from each block will receive a $15.00 gift certificate to Paciugo Gelato and be entered to compete with the other 9 block winners.  A NNO 2008 Hermosa Beach Block resident will be chosen and win a gift certificate to The Bottle Inn Ristorante.

 

Last year, HBNW won an award for our first time entry out of 11,000 communities that joined in on this one night event.  View website for more information on 25th Annual Event which takes place in neighborhoods NATIONWIDE.

 

 NNO 2007 - 7

NNO 2007.2

NNO 2007 - 5 

 

 

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THANK YOU TO BLOCK CAPTAIN DANA GRANER FOR SETTING THE DATE TO TEACH THIS PROGRAM TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS!

NEW DATE for READY THE RESIDENT 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008

1P.M. - 3:30P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

MYN materials, light snack, HBNW bottled water and a door prize provided.

 

Reserve your seat TODAY

   

Meeting Disaster With More Than a Wing and a Prayer

By ALINA TUGEND Published: July 19, 2008

THIS is one of those columns that will make you feel guilty. Or smug. Or perhaps a bit of both.

It's about being prepared for a disaster - something I've been thinking about lately, because the wildfires in California came perilously close to the homes of some of our friends and family. And in another part of the country, hurricane season has started. Now seems like a good time to take stock.

I checked with the nonprofit Council for Excellence in Government and tested my "readiness quotient" (whatsyourrq.org). The result was not good: I scored 2 out of 10, somewhat under the national average of 4.41.

I scored low because I don't know how to find the emergency broadcast channel on my radio (though I think I should have earned a point for having a battery-operated radio - and batteries). I have not made a specific plan for how our family would communicate or meet up in case of a calamity. I also don't have a disaster supply kit, which would include water, food and medicine, though all our important documents are safely stored in a fireproof lockbox.

I guess I fall into the category too many of us do: Our preparation consists largely of closing our eyes and crossing our fingers.
 

"Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.  It is a program that HBNW has adopted and is mandatory that all Block Captains attend and implement 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.

 Link to purchase the MYN bag for under your bed.  For any kit purchased from More Prepared, including the MYN bag, free shipping to HB residents applies when you enter Coupon Code MYN2008.  For any other kit, please use Coupon Code HB2007.

 

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES

Once the event occurs, preparedness ends and response & recovery begins!   

BRING THE FAMILY FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT UNDER THE STARS!

 

Movie in the Park 2008

 

Remember the good time you had 2 years ago at the First Taste at the Beach?

Well, it's time again to order your tickets.

 
Kiwanis is supporting Project Touch this year.
 
Visit the website for all the details including:
 
. How to order tickets
. Info on Project Touch
. Restaurants and Vintners
. Silent Auction Items
. Photos from 2006 and 2007 events
 
 
Reserve August 17, 2008.
 
Hope to see you there!
~Hermosa Beach Kiwanis

 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 Tropical Storm Dolly Threatens Texas Coast
 
American Red Cross encourages residents to prepare by completing the below checklist in a disaster.
-- Monitor media reports. Watch TV, listen to AM/FM or NOAA weather radio and check the Internet for updates.
-- Review or develop a family communication plan so you will know how to contact each other and where to meet. Identify an out-of-area contact person that family members and friends can call if you are separated from one another.
-- Register with the Red Cross Safe and Well Web site. If you are affected by a disaster, this public site provides a way for you to register yourself and communicate your well-being to your family members. You can input information directly or via phone.  
 
 
County hate crimes reach a 5-year high

 "There is a lot of stuff going on and these people are not only targeting the mainstream to increase hatred, but are specifically targeting kids, so parents need to talk to their kids about hatred." 

 
Can, bottle poachers create unease

But in recent months he's watched a van park on the street as an organized group of strangers wandered from house to house.
Locally, officials are suggesting residents pull their bins to the curb just before scheduled pick-ups, and shred any documents containing personal information.
 

THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT

 SHAKE OUT LOGO

  

Tracy and Kelly attended the KICK OFF EVENT on June 4, 2008 in Pasadena for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history. 

 Kelly signing the GIANT MAP OF CALIFORNIA for Shake Out

 

We signed the GIANT MAP OF CALIFORNIA with all the attendees from around California as a commitment to the drill.

 

MYN 1

 

It is a week in  November of special events organized to inspire Southern Californias to get ready for big earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.  

 

The City of Hermosa Beach will participate in the earthquake drill on Thursday, November 13th at 10a.m. when a DROP, COVER AND HOLD drill will be asked by HBNW of all residents regardless of where you are.  Our emergency First Responders, HB Fire and Police will be running a drill with the County of Los Angeles.  The County will be running a drill with the California Office of Emergency Management in Sacramento.    We are in the planning stages with the Police, Fire, Public Works, Chamber of Commerce, School District, Amateur Radio and the City Manager to organize a city-wide drill.  We will keep you posted of details.

LONG TERM SCENARIO INFO ON DRILL

 

GRAPHICS AND MOVIES

 

PROJECT UPDATES AND PRESS RELEASES

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS AND INFO

 

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.

 

Hermosa Beach City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S, MINUTES AND VIDEO

 

FOCUS ON SENIORS

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 disabled and/or homebound seniors residing in Hermosa Beach.  We have given 30 packs to our HB residents as this point.
 

To apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.

 

 

 

 

 WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

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CODE RED

ATTENTION RESIDENTS and BUSINESS OWNERS!

 

Forward this link to all of our friends & neighbors that live in Hermosa Beach.

 

A link to the city web page for residents to go to add their phone number to the city telephone notification/information message system, Code Red. The link provides information about the system, how it will be used and allows residents to add their phone number so they will be in the system for city notifications.

 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 

NEW GELATO & CAFFE NOW OPEN ~ 20% OFF to HBNW members - next to Comedy and Magic Club!

Mention that you are a member and receive a discount!  You do not need to print this coupon for discount.

GELATO 

 

ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

We are very proud and supportive of this new adventure for two local entrepreneurs who can give you the peace and mind of knowing where your gas, electric & water shut off valves are and putting labels on them so that EVERY FAMILY MEMBER knows what to do should they need to be turned OFF.   For HBNW members, $39.95 will get you a shut off valve wrench and the PERSONALIZED fact sheet.  Many of us think we will know how to do this when a disaster occurs.  HOWEVER, it is proven that our mind goes "RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW" and we have a hard time focusing and performing basic tasks such as this.  This is a great new addition to our MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD program too! 
 

AES

 

AES FACT SHEET 
 

CONTACT US!

 

SCHEDULE INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING

 

SCHEDULE POLICE OR FIRE RIDE-ALONG

 

SCHEDULE TOUR OF RCC-911 DISPATCH CENTER

 

E-MAIL KELLY KOVAC-REEDY

 

E-MAIL TRACY HOPKINS

 VISIT US ON THE WEB

LOCAL SUPPORT

THANK YOU

 SOUTH BAY FIRE EXTINGUISHER

10% OFF TO HBNW RESIDENTS!

1068 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-6901 

 A HB business has offered a $20.00 special to HBNW residents for a TAC WELD to the Catalytic Converter on your car.  This is a crime that can happen in broad daylight without you even knowing it until you start your engine.  Then, you HEAR IT.  A TAC WELD is a means to impede the criminal who has just a wrench to losen the bolts.  HBPD has seen a change in the M.O. of the catalytic converter thefts recently. The new M.O. involves the thieves using a "Sawzall" to cut the exhaust pipe and remove the converter. Try the weld for $20.00 and then you will know that you did what you could to prevent the crime and make your car less of a target. 

 MIDAS Muffler

 3125 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 376-8735

 

C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team

·  C.E.R.T. Academy No. 39 - September 4, 2008 to October 25, 2008

 

·  A team of Redondo Beach firefighter instructors provide the training and will cover topics including disaster preparedness, CPR & First Aid, disaster medical operations, damage assessment, fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster psychology & team organization.

 

·  To Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information.

·  To Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association

EMERGENCY KITS
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 Order your supplies TODAY!Hermosa Beach resident COUPON CODE HB2007 for FREE SHIPPING TO HB.

PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

HBPD - HBFD DISPATCH

310-524-2750

HB POLICE STATION

310-318-0360

 

HB FIRE STATION

310-376-2479

 

CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH

(310) 318-0239