For those who feel like they’re living in a piece of La Jolla’s history, now’s the time to find out for sure just how significant their home’s past may be. On Jan. 12, the La Jolla Historical Society will host a historic home-designation workshop to help homeowners wade through the how’s and why’s of historic designation. For $20 ($15 for society members), participants will learn the criteria the city uses in determining historic significance, how to conduct archival research and how to analyze the information found, how to submit information to the city and — perhaps most importantly — what the benefits and responsibilities of historic home ownership are. The workshop will be held at the society’s Balmer Annex, located at 780 Pros-pect St. from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.lajolla-history.org/events or call (858) 459-5335.
SDG&E: Stay alert when inspectors come calling
Amid reports of criminals posing as utility company inspectors, representatives from SDG&E have issued an alert to residents to remain vigilant when strangers knock on the door and ask for access to the home.
“SDG&E workers on company business are required to carry a photo ID badge and employee uniforms usually have the SDG&E logo,” said a representative in a written statement. “Always ask for identification before allowing anyone inside your home.
Most of the time, an SDG&E employee will visit in response to a service request. If no one scheduled an appointment, call SDG&E at (800) 411-SDGE (7343) before allowing anyone inside. Occasionally, SDG&E employees will stop by without an appointment but they will always have photo ID.”
If residents have any doubt about a worker, the report urged them not to open the door and call the company. SDG&E customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day.
— Staff and contribution