Sheriffs Warn of Increased Phone Scams
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. is warning that Crescenta Valley is experiencing an increased number of telephone scams involving pre-paid “Green Dot” and other various pre-paid debit and credit cards.
The suspects are mostly targeting elderly residents by calling them and posing as the IRS, lottery officials and/or law enforcement officials stating they owe money, won money or they need to post bail for a relative in custody. The suspects will instruct the victim to go to a local store to purchase pre-paid credit/debit cards in an exact amount to satisfy the debt and to call them back with the pre-paid card numbers.
Once the suspects have the pre-paid card numbers, they immediately transfer the money to another pre-paid card before the victim realizes they have been scammed.
It is important for the community to understand that government officials do not demand payments from pre-paid cards over the telephone.
Deukmejian Site of Twilight Hike
A twilight hike takes place at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Participants will be in the park from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. taking part in a slow paced, moderately difficult hike as darkness creeps in.
This free program is recommended for ages 6 and older. Space is limited; RSVP is necessary. Call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park , 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta
2014 Army of Pink Campaign Kicks Off
Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) kicked off its Army of Pink campaign throughout the Glendale area and online during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The goal of the Army of Pink campaign is to raise awareness about breast cancer and to let the public know about resources available to them at GAMC.
Candidates will be working hard to increase community involvement in the campaign. They will be provided with personalized campaign materials, flyers to hand out at events, life-sized cardboard cutouts and other creative pink breast cancer collateral. The public is invited to vote for their favorite candidate online.
Voting will take place through Oct. 26 at www.GlendaleAdventist.com/ArmyofPink.