Tips Promote Customer Safety & Awareness on Identifying Utility Workers


LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2013 –Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas ) is alerting customers to be aware of people posing as gas company employees to gain entry to a customer’s home for the purpose of committing a crime. SoCalGas wants to assure customers that employees who perform in-home appliance services, work on gas meters, or service natural gas pipelines wear uniforms and carry official photo identification while on the job.

“SoCalGas encourages customers to verify the uniform and proper identification of utility workers before letting anyone into their home or property,” said Jimmie Cho, SoCalGas vice president of field services. “Customer safety is a top priority for SoCalGas and our employees will gladly wait while customers confirm their identity.”

The following tips can help customers avoid being a victim of utility impostors:

  • Customers are encouraged to be vigilant and question anyone who presents themselves as a representative of SoCalGas, especially if the visit is unscheduled.
  • Customers should ask for identification before allowing someone into the home. SoCalGas workers who perform in-home appliance services, work on gas meters or work on gas pipeline wear uniforms. However, some other employees do not.
  • The majority of authorized SoCalGas field service employees will be in uniform with a SoCalGas company logo, carry an official employee badge with a photo, and most of the time drive a company car bearing the SoCalGas logo.
  • Most SoCalGas employee visits are in response to a service request. If no one scheduled an appointment, call SoCalGas before allowing anyone into the home.
  • To verify the authenticity of anyone claiming to be a representative of SoCalGas, customers are encouraged to ask for proper identification or call SoCalGas at 1-800-427-2200 (or 1-800-342-4545 in Spanish) during normal business hours. SoCalGas customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. for more information on staying safe.

News media can get the latest news by following @SoCalGasNews on Twitter.


About Southern California Gas Co.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for 145 years.  It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 20.9 million consumers connected through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities.  The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border.  SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary ofSempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Kristine D. Scott

Public Affairs Manager


155 S. G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410




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City of Rialto’s 11th Annual Memorial Day Tribute



Good neighbor property pride award -Post your home and or nominate your neighbor!

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So summer is almost here and we know what that means to the IE right heat and tons of events. Well we have two events I would like to highlight this weekend that I thought you might like.


7th Annual Community Garden Open House

Saturday, May 18th

From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

539 N. Acacia Ave.

(Behind Grace Lutheran Church)

FREE MULCH! Donated by BURRTEC Waste (Bring your own bags & shovel!)

There will also be:

Plant and Vegetable Sale, Information Booths, Garden Tours, Free Kids Craft, Butterfly Lady & Orchid Society. For more information call 421-7222.

Children’s Safety Fair — May 18th, 2013


This event takes place Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rialto Racquet and Fitness Center, 1243 S. Riverside Ave, Rialto. For an appointment, please call 820-8025.



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Seeds of Hope Sponsors Local Job Fair

Hello everyone with unemployment at still record high levels its nice to see local charitable organizations looking to bring the employers together with the unemployed.

Take advantage of these resources and tell Gloria from Seeds of Hope that we sent you.


Also check out this awesome organization that helps employ people for the Early Childhood field tell Kirsten their local recruiter we sent you over. (877) 222-6070
(877) 222-6070


Children’s Safety Fair

Call 909-820-2611 Ext 106 for details

Call 909-820-2611 Ext 106 for details

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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Host Business Summit and Expo on May 17

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Host Business Summit and Expo on May 17

SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities, will host a free Business Summit and Expo featuring expert research economist Dr. John Husing in partnership with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) and the Inland Empire Small Business Financial Development Corporation (IESBFDC) on Friday, May 17 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The event will feature various panel discussions and offer networking opportunities for Inland Empire business owners. Keynote speaker Dr. Husing, an expert analyst in Southern California’s growing economy, will give an address on regional economic trends for San Bernardino County.


“During the event, we plan to launch a series of forums on issues that are of interest and concern to our local business owners, said Assemblymember Brown. “Dr. Husing and other special guest speakers will share their experience and knowledge on a variety of business related topics and we’ll also talk about available funding for small business owners.”


Managing your business credit, financial services solutions and creative marketing will be some of the topics under discussion at the event. Participating banks include Wells Fargo, Citizen’s Business Bank, Community Bank, and Union Bank of California. Among other guest speakers include Greg Devereaux, CEO, San Bernardino County, Vincent McCoy, executive director, California Small Business Development Center, Carla Ulloa, loan specialist, Community Development Corporation, and more.


“The goal of this event is to inform business owners, especially small business owners, of the opportunities that are available to them to assist in their growth. There are funding opportunities that small business owners should be aware of; I strongly encourage Inland Empire business owners to attend this event,” concluded Asssemblymember Brown.


This year’s event is proudly sponsored by the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, the California Small Business Development Center and Minority Lead Coalition. Vendor opportunities are available. Please RSVP by Friday, May 10, space is limited. Contact Lisa Blacksher by email or telephone (909) 381-3238 for more information.


Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

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