Ordinance in Effect
Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky announced that the County’s Rural Outdoor Lighting District Ordinance became effective Dec. 12. Also known as “Dark Skies,” the ordinance establishes outdoor lighting regulations and standards in select unincorporated communities in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Antelope Valley, and the Santa Monica Mountains, and in other rural areas in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The regulations will permit reasonable amounts of outdoor lighting for safety and security while conserving energy and protecting natural resources, and maintaining the rural lifestyle by preserving non-obscured views of the dark, star-filled nighttime sky.
The Dept. of Regional Planning is the lead agency charged with investigating and enforcing reports of excess nighttime lighting.
For more information on the Rural Outdoor Lighting District Ordinance, visit their website at http://planning.lacounty.gov/view/rural_outdoor_lighting_district_ordinance.
GWP Warns of Fraud Calls
The Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Dept. learned that some customers received a call from a male impersonating a GWP employee. The individual asked customers to pay their utility bill over the phone by providing personal credit card information or their power would be turned off. According to GWP representatives, unfortunately these fraudulent calls are becoming more prevalent. Because of their professional and customer service oriented tactics, customers are lured into paying a non-existent utility bill via credit card.
As a reminder, GWP representatives will never ask for payment over the phone, nor will a representative visit a home and ask for payment. Customers can pay their utility bills securely online or through our automated phone system. If customers receive a call from GWP impersonators asking for payment over the phone, customers should contact GWP immediately at (818) 548 3300.
Working in conjunction with the Glendale Police Dept., Glendale Water & Power posted fraud alert messages on its Twitter, Facebook and website alerting customers about these fraudulent calls.
Volunteers Needed for Rosemont Preserve
Native plant expert Beth Miles leads volunteers in a session to restore the natural habitat at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The focus will be on identifying and removing invasive plant species to allow room for the native flora to become reestablished.
Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended.) Those who have a shovel, pickaxe, loppers or digging bar should bring them along.
The preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park.
This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at RosemontFriends@gmail.com.