In Brief

Burrtec Announces Holiday Schedule

The offices of trash collection company Burrtec will be closed Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Those who live in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles/La Crescenta will have collection service delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Public Warned of Scam

Although it is not tax season, another phishing scam by phone is popping up again – the IRS Scam. A few years ago, a city of Arcadia employee received a call on a non-published line from a female caller claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller appeared not to know she had reached a city line and tried to solicit personal information from the employee. The caller claimed there was a problem with the employee’s taxes and wished to confirm her social security number and other information. The caller hung up when the employee politely told her that her taxes had already been filed and the refund received.

Some recent reports are of automated/recorded calls telling folks the call is a final notice of a pending law suit by the IRS for taxes owed. The call instructs the victim to immediately call a specified number for further instructions. Do not return these calls!

The IRS offers some good advice and information on scams on the IRS website. Take a look at the their video below for additional information on this recurring scam. And, remember, the IRS will never call you seeking personal information over the phone! IRS video link is

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday morning, Dec. 26. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the late afternoon light.

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.

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, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at