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VOLUME 11 NO. 50 
VOLUME 11 NO. 50 
PWP Warns 
of Recent 

 Christmas trees are among 
the most flammable items 
in homes and businesses at 
this time of year. A dry tree 


 Scammers disguising 

may literally explode and be 

themselves as Pasadena Water 

consumed by fire in a matter 

and Power (PWP) employees 

of seconds. 

are attempting to extort 

When the trees are placed 

money from customers, 

in any area where the public 

threatening to shut off service 

may gather, the California 

unless a payment is made 

Code of Regulations requires 
Customers can request 

that they be treated with a 
identification, employer 

flame-retardant solution 
name, and a call back number

or process approved by the 

 Call PWP at (626) 744-4005 

State Fire Marshal. 

to verify the legitimacy of the 

The Pasadena Fire 

caller or Pasadena Police at 

Department requires that • The support device that

(626) 744-4241 to report a 
the following regulations be holds the tree is an upright 

fraudulent payment

observed regarding the use position must be of a type 

In the last two weeks, 

of Christmas trees in areas of that is stable and of adequate 

customers have reported 

train then struck the Toyota 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
Altadena Sheriff ’s Station 
deputies remain on the 
lookout for package thefts, 
and offer advice to residents 
to avoid becoming a victim of 
the ‘porch pirates.’ 
Altadena Sheriff ’s Station is 
taking steps to help prevent 
package thefts during the 
holiday season, with patrol 
deputies increasing patrol 
checks in neighborhoods 
and detectives are working 
hand-in-hand with the U.S. 
Postmaster to investigate local 
mail theft. 
Altadena Sheriffs are also 
asking for residents’ help to 
report any incidents of theft 
or other suspicious behavior. 
If you see a crime in progress, 
please use 911 to report. If 
you have information about 
mail thefts that have occurred 
in Altadena area, please 
contact our Detective Bureau 
at (626) 798-1131. 
The following tips may 
prevent residents from being 
victim to mail and package 
Use the letter slots inside 
your Post Office for your mail, 
or hand it to a letter carrier. 
Pick up your mail promptly 
after delivery. Don’t leave it in 
your mailbox overnight.
Don’t send cash in the mail. 
Tell your Post Office when 
you’ll be out of town, so they 
can hold your mail until you 
Report all suspected mail 
theft to the Sheriff ’s Station 
and the Postal Inspector.
Connect with your neighbors 
on the social network and 
form a neighborhood watch 
where you can watch each 
other’s mailboxes (and 
Some homeowners use video 
surveillance cameras to detect 
motion in front of residence. 
If you are expecting a 
package, use a tracking 
number to follow your 
package’s status and request 
that your package delivery 
requires a recipient signature. 
Utilize mail or text 
notifications regarding the 
status of your delivery; and 
consider purchasing a locking 
parcel delivery box that can 
be bolted down or otherwise 
Consider in-store delivery or 
have packages delivered to 
a reputable package pickup 
location, such as Amazon 
Locker or other business that 
accepts package deliveries. 
Residents could also request 
that the delivery service 
leaves your packages at a side 
door, back door, an enclosed 
porch or other area where the 
package will be out of sight. 
If permissible, have your 
packages delivered to your 
Sheriff Shares 
Mail Theft 
Safety tips 
public assemblage, including size avoid tipping 

two different scams. One 

to over 

Car Collides Camry.

schools, institutions, retail of the tree and capable of 
a technique to falsify the 

of the attempts “spoofing”, 

 Pasadena fire Public 

stores, public areas in hotels, containing enough water to 
telephone number so it 

with Gold Information Officer Lisa 

apartment houses, and office cover at least two inches of 

appears as if calls are coming 

Derderian said the train was 

buildings:the tree stem. 

from another source, like 

Line Traincarrying around 30 to 35 

• Flame retardant, applied• The bottom of the trunk 
PWP. The other uses a non-

passengers at the time. No 

by an operator licensed by must be immersed in at least 

PWP phone number, but 

 An 82-year-old man one on the train was reported 

the California State Fire two inches of water at all 

replicates PWP’s recorded 

suffered only minor injuries hurt. Firefighter escorted the 

Marshal’s Office, is required times. Immediately prior to 

customer service message so 

after his car collided with a riders off the train. 

for all holiday trees in public immersion, the trunk must 

that callers believe they are 

Gold Line train Thursday She said Pasadena police 

speaking with a real PWP 

buildings. be cut off at least one inch 

morning near the Del Mar had contacted the Rail 

• Per the fire code, trees and above the original cut. 
is a common fraud attempt, 
employee. While spoofing 

Station. Pasadena fire cut the Operation Center (ROC) to 

other decorations cannot • No readily combustiblePWP alerts customers to be 

roof off the car to free the halt all train services. Delays 

block or obstruct any exit materials may be placed on, 

especially vigilant of this type 

trapped driver. only lasted 10 to 15 minutes 

way or pedestrian path of under or within four feet of 

of identity theft. Recognize 

 According to a police report, according to Metro officials. 

travel. the maximum horizontal 

that scammers are becoming 

the man had driven under The driver of the vehicle 

• The tree shall bear a tagprojection of any tree, 
more clever and bold. 

the railroad crossing arms was transported to a local 

approved by the California including live specimens. 

Customers can protect 

onto the train tracks around area hospital complaining of 

State Fire Marshal’s Office • No tree or decoration may

themselves by becoming 

9:30 a.m. A northbound pain to his thigh. 
indicating the date, type be displayed in a way that 
resolves bill-related issues. 

familiar with how PWP 

of retardant, name of the impedes or affects any exit. 

Metro Needs Applicants

Customers with delinquent 

concern that applied the • No tree may be displayed

accounts will always receive 

retardant and the license for more than 30 days. 

on Measure M Committee

a “Final Notice” from PWP 

number. • Only use electrical lights

by U.S. mail before any 

• Candles are prohibited onthat are UL listed for use 
phone contact from PWP is 

trees and wreaths. on indoor trees. The Fire 

made. While bill payments 

• Wreaths must be properlyDepartment recommends 
are accepted over the phone, 

treated with a flame that low-heat mini-lights be 

PWP encourages customers 

retardant approved by the used for all trees.

to use the secure online 

State Fire Marshal’s Office For more information call 

payment system or make a 
payment in person at the 

and so tagged. (626) 744-4655.
City Hall Municipal Services 

• Robinson Park, 1081 N. 
To learn more about how 
Free Christmas Fair Oaks Ave., parking lot on 
to avoid potential scams, 

Morton Street

Tree Recycling


 From Jan. 2-12, 2018, residents 

 Make tree recycling a part of can also place trees at curbside 
The Los Angeles the committee includes 

your post-holiday tradition. for recycling. Christmas trees 
County Metropolitan experts in public finance 

The City offers an easy way for will be collected on your 
Transportation and budget, transit 

you to “Go Green” with your normal service day.
Christmas tree. Thanks to your Remember, all ornaments, 

Authority (Metro) operations and labor, 

help, the City last year collected lights and stands must 

announced Monday construction, business, 

more than 10,000 trees for be removed. Flocked 

that they are searching architecture, engineering 

recycling, saving valuable and fire retardant treated 

for two individuals to and the legal expertise 

landfill space and generating trees are acceptable. For 

serve on the Measure M brought by a retired 

protective landscaping mulch.more information, call the 

Independent Taxpayer judge. The committee 

 Drop off your tree from 7 a.m. Citizen Service Center at 

Oversight Committee to reviews all Measure 

to 2 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 26, (626) 744-7311 or online at 
help provide government M related audits and 

2017 until Thursday, Jan. 4 at:www.
accountability and holds an annual public 

• Easton Blanche Park, 3100 E.publicworks.
transparency for county hearing to report on the 
Del Mar Blvd., parking lot on Remember, no bulky pickup 
Millicent Way now to Jan. 20. 

residents and taxpayers. results of the audits. The 
An essential part of the committee then prepares 
process is to organize the and shares an annual 
seven-member oversight report of the audits and 
committee that will public comments with 
monitor Measure M.the Metro Board of 

 The Metro Board Directors. 
formally approved the The committee also 
initial seven-member reviews all proposed 
committee in June. Two debt financing and any 
positions have become proposed amendments 
vacant in recent weeks. to the Measure M 
Metro is looking for ordinance, including 
someone with expertise the ballot measure’s 
in transit operations and expenditure plan. The 
labor practices as well committee reviews 
as an individual with the comprehensive 
expertise in management program assessment 
of large-scale of the expenditure 
construction projects. plan and makes 

 These two vacancies are findings and provides 
important positions that recommendations for 
require expertise and improving the program.
knowledge of specific “As we grow our 
fields. Those interested in transportation system 
applying can go to metro.across the county, we will 
net/projects/itoc-do so in a transparent, 
measurem/ for more fiscally responsible 
criteria. manner. We encourage 

 As outlined by the interested individuals 
Measure M ordinance, to become part of this 

Photo courtesy of Pasadena Fire 

Pasadena Fire Offers 
Christmas Tree Guidelines

Photo by Metro

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