Long Beach utilities

Crimson Pipeline Reminds Residents to Call 811 Before You Dig

811-call-before-you-dig Crimson Pipeline calls attention to Monday’s date, 8/11, and hopes it will serve as a reminder for residents to call 811 prior to embarking on any digging project. Every eight minutes an underground utility line is damaged due to the carelessness of an individual digging without first calling 811.

Call 811 Before Digging: Crimson Pipeline Celebrates National Safe Digging Month

811-call-before-you-dig This April marks the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month, and Crimson Pipeline is reminding all homeowners and buisnesses to utilize safe digging practices and always call 811 before beginning any digging projects.

Police Offer Tips to Avoid Becoming Victim of Burglaries Committed by Fake Utility Workers; Seek Victims of Crime

Crime Scene Tape The Long Beach Police Department, once again, is alerting residents about recent reports of persons falsely representing themselves as utility workers, as a ruse to commit burglary. In this scam, the phony “employees” work as a team to distract the occupant and burglarize the home.

Utility Lines are Going Underground on Alamitos Avenue

Alamitos Underground Utilities SCE will move the utility lines underground on Alamitos Avenue in a project slated to go from 7th Street to Pacific Coast Highway. (Image from Google Maps) Southern California Edison (SCE) and other utility companies will soon be starting work to underground all overhead utility lines along Alamitos Avenue between 7th Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

Preparation is Key as Rainstorm and High Tides Expected in Southland

storm-longbeach A cold rainstorm with fog and wind gusts is forecast to move through Southern California beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting high tides with rip currents for local beaches, as well as along the West Coast.

Road Widening Project at PCH and Second Street Resumes Next Week

road construction on ocean blvd Work will continue next week on a project to alleviate congestion at the intersection of southbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) at Second Street. The project will add a second left turn lane and provide room for right turns onto Second Street without blocking through-traffic, and add sidewalk along PCH.

Smart Grid: How Smart Is It; CSULB Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series to Host Panel of Experts Oct. 27

Smart Grid Lecture “Smart Grid: How Smart Is It?” will be the topic of a panel discussion at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Pointe Event and Conference Center in the Walter Pyramid. The event begins with registration and an opportunity to network and meet the panel of experts.

New Year Brings New Home in Coronado for Long Beach Graphic Designer

new homeowner moves into coronado community in Long Beach As a new owner of a town home in the Coronado Community, Alquin Velasquez encourages potential buyers to remain optimistic and follow their dream. This New Year’s Eve was unlike any other for Alquinn Velasquez. At 32 years old, the Long Beach graphic designer moved in to his dream home with the help of friends.

SCE Construction Project to Add 1,000 Temporary Jobs and $300 Million to Southland Economy

job-search Photo by Kevin H Southern California Edison (SCE) plans this fall to shut down one of two reactor units at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station for a major construction program. The project involves replacing the plant’s largest components – steam generators – and will add approximately 1,000 temporary jobs to the region.

Southern California Edison Increases Pool Pump Rebate to $300

swimming-pool SCE pump rebate Southern California Edison (SCE) has increased the rebate from $200 to $300 for customers who buy a qualified energy-efficient pool pump. “We hope that the higher rebate will be the extra nudge customers need to upgrade to a more efficient pool pump,” said Gene Rodrigues, SCE’s director, Energy Efficiency and Solar Division.

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