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Film Fest From page 1 the perfect backdrop for unparal- leled premieres, yacht and man- sion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the Island has to offer. The Island has also been a mov- ie star itself from the days of the "silver screen" top the current era. Catalina Island Film Festival is a competitive festival with awards in up to 10 categories, including the prestigious Ronald Reagan Presi- dential Foundation "Great Com- municator" Award and the ISLA Earth Award, an honor presented by the Festival's beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy for more information. The festival is. also an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort Island. From Charlie Chaplin to Mari- lyn Monroe. to Jerry Mathers and Avalon's native son. Gregory Har- rison, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspi- ration. During the festival, films are screened at multiple venues around the Island, including the iconic, art deed, 1,200-seat Avalon Theatre the world's first sound theatre. This year's festival will feature more than 75 films, nightly events and entertainment. Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podran leer y descargar esta notificacion en espanol en el sitio Web de SCE www.sce.com/avisos o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencion: Comunicaciones Corporativas SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTIFICATION OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS IN APPLICATION 11-07-008 TO RECOVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT WITH THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY SYTEMS FOR THE 21 st CENTURY PROJECT The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has scheduled Evidentiary Hearings (EHs) in the above application proceeding. Modifications to this schedule may be made by the assigned Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for this proceed ng The EHs are scheduled for: April 10 through 1t, 20t2 Starting at 9:30 a,m, on April 10, 20t2 CPUC Hearing Room 500 Van Hess Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 On July18,2011 Southern California Edison Compeny(SCE)filedajointapplication filingwith Pacific Gas and Electric Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (collectively, "Utilities") with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The joint application filing is seeking authority from the CPUC to recover the fixed and directed project costs associated with a strategic applied research and development agreement between the Utilities and Lawrence Livermoi'e National Laboratory. The project is known as the "California Energy Systems for the 21 St Century Project." The project seeks to leverage the joint resources of the Utilities, California agencies, and California research laboretodes and institutions to develop the necessary technologies and computing power necessary to expand and enhance the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources for the benefit of California consumers, businesses, and governments. The consortium will employ a joint team of technical experts who will combine data integration with the nation's most advanced modeling, simulation, and analytical tools to provide problem solving and planning to achieve California's energy and environmental goals. CT-" --- : : ' -T - --- -I - The joint Utilities' application filing requests authorization for the Utilities to increase their eiectnc rates and charges to collect up to a maximum of $150 million over five years. SCE seeks o recover its share ($53.1 million) of the total funding request, including franchise fees and uncollectible amounts in rates over the five year period. Therefore, SCE will increase its revenue requirements by approximately $10.62 million in 2013 and this amount will remain in rates through the end of 2017. Compared to revenue at present rates as of July 1, 2011, this application could result m a revenue increase of approximately $10,62 million over a five year period, or 0.06% beginning in 2013 and continuing through the end of 2017. If total rates were to change as requested, an average residential customer using 600 kil0watt-hours (kWh) per month would see an increase of $0.14 per month, from $101,98 to $102.13. The following table shows an estimate of proposed revenue and rate changes by customer group: if this application is approved, the proposed change in rates for each customer class is as follows: Residential Lightin!:l - Sma and Medium Power Large Power Agricultural and Pumpin9 Street and Area Liqhtin,q Total Revenue Change % ($Millions) Change 5.321 0.06% 3.725 0.06% 1 230 0.06% 317 0.07% 27 0.01% 10,620 0.06% ,- _- _-I-I -- -J. Present Rates Proposed (:/kWh) Rate (C/kWh) 15.52 15.53 15.18 15.19 10.35 .10.36 11.94 11.94 18.57 18.58 14.11 14.12 At the EHs. only formal parties of record provide testimony and are subject to cress-examination before the CPUC's ALJ. These hearings are open to the public, but only those who are formal parties of record can participate. The CPUC has their own court reporters who will record the comments of those formal pares of record participating in the EHs. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned ALJ will make recommendations to the assigned Commissioner in this proceeding. The final decision is made by a majonty vote of the five CPUC Commissioners at a schedu ed Commission Meeting The Commissioners may approve SCE's proposed request, the ALJ's proposed decision, an alternate decision filed by one of the Commissioners. or the Commissioners may reject the proposed application filing by SCE. If you would like further information on the EH process, please contact the P.ublic Advisor's Office at the address sted below. The CPUC staff and the Division of Ratepayor Advocates (DRA) are currently reviewing the proposed request of SCE. DRA is an independent arm of the CPUC. The DRA participates in CPUC proceedings, workshops, hearings arid other forums with significant dollar impacts on consumers that address issues of consumer protection, development of fair rules for competition or other significant policy issues and that address service quality, rate levels, and rate of return. The DRA'S mission is to represent the interests of all utility consumers through the state to obtain the lowest possible rates for service consistent with "eliable and safe service levels. DRA has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and engineering. : P-' - IE: -- I " :M" - ".- You may submit written comments to CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at the address or e-mail shown below. Please state that you are writing conceming SCE's application A.11-07-008. Your comments will become a part of the formal correspondence file for public comment in this proceeding. The Public Advisor's Office will circulate your comments to the five Commissioners. the ALJ, DRA, and to CPUC staff assigned to this proceeding. You may also rev+ew a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue. Rosemead. CA 91770). Finally, you may also review a copy of thisApplication and related exhibits atthe CPUC's main office in San Francisco, listed below. The Public Advisor The Public Advisor California Public Utilities Commission California Public Utilities Commission 320 West Fourth Street. Suite 500 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103 Los Angeles CA 90013 San Francisco. CA 94102 Or by e-mail: Or by e-mail: Public.AdvisoM Public.Advisor(Ccouc.ca.qov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SCE As noted above, you may review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters I2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead. CA 91770). You may also view these materials at the following SCE business offices: 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. 30553 Rimrock Rd. 374 Lagoon St. Avalon CA 90704 Barstow, CA 923tl Bishop, CA 93514 505 W. 14 Ave. 3001 Chateau Rd. 510 S. China Lake Blvd Blythe. CA 92225 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Ridgecrest, CA 93555 26364 Pine Ave. 41694 Dinkey Creek Rd. 421 W. J St. Rimforest, CA 92378 Shaver Lake. CA 93664 .Tehachapi., CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr. 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Wofford Heights CA 93285 Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Customers with intemet access may view and download SCE's application and the :)apers supporting it on SCE's website, www.sce.com/aoelications. Anyone who would like to obtain more information about the application, please write to" Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead. CA 91770 Attention: Case Administration April 2012 For more information, visit www.CatalinaFEorg or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/ CatalinaFilm or Facebook: www. facebook.com/CatalinaFilm. 2012 Catalina Film The festival will also feature a special screen- ing of "The Avengers" with gthe legendary Stari Lee. Stan Lee, seen here, will make his Island debut as he is feted at the Catalina Island Film Festival in may. Film Society holds it monthly screening: "Confessions Of an Eco-Terriost" Society members admitted free of charge for the monthly film screenings in Avalon The Catalina Island Film Soci- ety will hold its next screening at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Ho- tel Metropole Conference Room (right behind the M restaurant). It will screen "Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist," a film by Peter Brown. Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, "Confes- sions" grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these, self proclaimed animal sav- A scene from the as yet unreleased film, "Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist." www..tollcontroLco 1.-855-GET-CBCI iors and sea rebels who shaped the green move.mere we know today. Brown and his associates' "exploits are as much comedy as cause. These extremists proudly fly the skull and cross-bones while performing extraordinary feats of daring on the high seas. Their fleet of ramming vessels inflicts damage to whalers, illegal drift-netters, and seal hunters that operate illegally worldwide. The hard-nosed cast of char- acters exude bravery and wit, all while engaging in action packed conflict including sinkings, board- ings, arrests, and plenty of ram- mings. The film is not yet in Theatres. Its U.S. release date is on Earth Day, April 22. There will be complimentary refreshments and snacks. 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