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Mainland boaters launch efforts for Island youth MARINERS OUTREACH FOUNDATION WOULD AID ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Motivated to give back to the Island they have enjoyed so much for many years, a group of Marina Del Rey boating enthusiasts have launched the Mariners Outreach Foundation, a charitable founda- tion whose primary mission is to provide Catalina Island's elemen- tary through high school students with field trips to educational and cultural venues available only on the mainland. iiii "Continuing cuts to education budgets mean that schools can no longer afford enrichment oppor-- tunities such as field trips without external funding," said found- ing President Richard G. Somers. "This is especially true for cata- lina Island's schools because of the added transportation costs for travel to and from the mainland?' The first students to benefit from a Mariners Outreach Foundation field trip this year were two second grade classes and a group of spe- cial needs students from Avalon Elementary School. The children were taken to the Aquarium of the Los usuarios con acceeo a! Inrnet podrn leer y descarger eeM notiflcaclOn en espaftol em el elffo Web de SCE www.sce.com/avisos NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS REGAROING PROPOSED RATE CHANGES BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDtSON COMPANY (SCE) Application (At.) 11-06-007 The California Public Utilities Commission "(CPUC) would like to hear from you! Public Participation Heanngs (PPHs) are being held at various locations with!n SCE's service territory and will be facilitated by a CPUC Administrative Law Judge. The dates, times and locations of the PPHs are listed below:. Date and Time of PPH Location of PPH 2:Ma0Y 14, 2012 Downey City Hall Council Chambers pm& 6:00 pm 11111 Brooksblre Avenue Downey, CA 90241 May 15, 2012 Palm Spdngs City Hall Council Chambers 2:00 pm& 6:00 pm 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Spnngs, CA 92262 May 16, 2012 Santa Ana City Hall Council Chambers 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm 22 Civic Canter Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701 May 23, 20.12 Tulare City Hall Council Chambers 2:00 pm& 6:00 pm 411 East Kern Avenue Tuiare, CA 93274 The purpose of the PPH is to accept public comment from customers of SCE regarding the proposed rate changes in the Application of Southern California Edison Company To Establish Marginal Costs, Allocate Revenues, and Design Rates (A.11-06-007). SCE'S APPUCATION FILING SCE's Application requests authority to revise retail rates for all of its customers, including how much of SCE's revenues will be collected from residential, commercial, large business, and agdcultural customers. While this application will not increase or decrease overall revenues collected from SCE's customers, a number of other proceedings will conclude and result in chanojes to SCE's " authorized revenues before the Commission finishes its review of this application. The rate design the Commission adopts in this proceeding will incorporate those revenue requirement changes. As part of its proposed residential rate design changes, SCE is proposing to reduce baseline allowances, and establish separate baseline allowances for single-family and multi-family dwellings to promote a more equitable rate structure, SCE also requests approval of default or optional dynamic pacing rates for certain non-residential customers. These dynamic pricing rates or mandatory time-of-use rates will apply to many non-residential customers whose rates up un now have not been differentiated by the tim e period when electricity is used. These dynamic pricing rates were previously proposed in A.10-09-002 and are included in this application at the direction of the Commission. The following table compares SCE's current average rates to the proposed increase (or decrease) in average rates if SCE's proposals in this application are approved by the Commission: Present Average Rates Customer Group June 2011 Proposed Rates Pcharedn tkWh tJkWh % Residential 15.8 16.0 2.3 Lighting - Smell and Medium Power 15.0 14.8 -2.7 Large Power 10.8 10.7 -0.5 Agricultural and Pumping 11.9 11.9 0 Street and Area Lighting 18.0 18.3 2.0 Total 14.2 14.1 -0.1 The actuat es in  wili be determined by the CPUC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SCE You may also view a copy of the application at the CPUC's website, htto:lldocs.couc.ca.oovlEFILEI A/136644.htm, or by wdting to SCE at the Rosernaad mailing address below. You may also review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770) or at the following SCE business offices: 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. 30553 Rimrock Rd. 374 Lagoon St., Avalon, CA 90704 Barstow, CA 92311 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, Shaver 421 W. J St., Rimforeat, CA 92378 Lake, CA 93664 Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr., 6999 Old Woman Spdngs Rd. Wofford Height s, CA 93285 Yucca Valley, CA 92284 You may also review a copy of the Application at the CPUC's Formal Files Office at 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, Monday through Fnday between the hours of 8:00 AM to noon daily. For further information from SCE regarding this Application, please write to: Southem California Edison Company 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Roserneed, CA 91770 Attention: Russell G. Worden General Rate Case Project Manager Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podrn lear y descargar esta notificacibn en espaol en el sitio Web de SCE www.sce.com/avisos o escdha a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencibn: Comunicaciones Corporativas CPUC PROCESS If you are unable to attend these bearings, you may submit written comments to the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at the address noted below. Please refer to the application filing number, A.11-06- 007. when writing. Please state if you would like a response, otherwise no response will be sent. Your comments will become a part of the formal file for public comment in this proceeding. The Public Advisor's Office will circulate your comments to the five Commissioners, the ALJ, the Division of Rafapayer Advocates (DRA), and to CPUC staff assigned to this proceeding. You may also wdta to the CPUC if you need advice on how to participate in this proceeding, or would like to receive further notices regarding the date, tme, and place of any hearing on SCE's application. The Public Advisor California Public Utilities Commission " 320 West Fourth Street, Suite 500 - Los Angeles, CA90013 Email: Pu blic.Advleor.iaCo)couc.ca.nov o Locations for these bearings are wheelchair accessible. If you need interpreters for language or for the hard of heanng, please contact the Public Advisor's Office at the following numbers at least five (5) working days in advance oftbe meeting date: Telephone: (415) 703-2074 or toll free: 1-800-849-8300 TTY: (415) 7)3-5282 or toll free "FLY: 1-866-836-7825 I Pacific in Long Beach for a special classroom program and tour after being transported to the mainland by boat. "The kids were excited to-be there and grateful for the experi- ence" said Ron Hasson, who host- ed the trip. Hasson is one of the Marine Outreach's founders. Other foundation fieldtrips scheduled this spring are to the Natural History Museum, Griffith Observatory, and Museum of Tol- erance, where all 53 seniors attend- ing Avalon High School will spend a day learning about the perils of prejudice and racism. "We're pleased to be able to give something back to Catalina Island" said Vice President Irv Weinhaus. "We hope that boating enthusiasts from various yacht and fishing clubs will join and further expand the Mariners Outreach Foundation's ability to provide more educational and cultiaral op- portunities for students from Cata- lina Island as well as other under- served communities." For more information or to join, email MARINERSFOUNDA- TION@gmail.com. Send us your news and photos! ed@cinews.us Casino Building's Avalon Theatre goes digital Santa Catalina Resort Services recently announced that the Casino Building's Avalon The.atre will be receiving one of its most important upgrades ever. April 2012 will mark a brand new era for this historic landmark, as a state of the art digital projec- tion system will be installed. Mov- ies will be shown in true 1080p high definition with digital surround sound. The initial step of this up- grade was started several years ago, when the theatre's sound system was enhanced. This second step in- volved the purchase of a new sound processor, which will provide the true surround sound experience for locals and visitors alike. The new digital system will allow Watson to construct a memorial and family cemetery at Buena Vista Point near the Wrigley Mansion, but the location was changed shortly after- ward to upper Avalon Canyon. Construction began on the new me- morial that would come to be known as the Wrigley Memorial& the Avalon Theatre the flexibility of showing, several types of media from DVDs to 35tOm film to computer PowerPoint presentations. Corporate businesses will be able to utilize the Theatre..for presentations during cor- porate meetings and events. Movie festivals will be able to screen works with the Theatre's new capabilities. Once lnterriet bandwidth service is increased to the island, this venue will be able to show live satellite television broadcasts. Installation was planned to be- gin the first week of April and is scheduled to be completed by the second week,of April 2012. A spe- cial evening screening will be held April 17, to formally launch the new digital format. From page 1 his desire to be interred on one of the great loves of his life, Catalina Island. Initially, the family planned  r ....  . Jim Watson Columnist Botanic Garden and it was there, in 1934, that Mr. Wrigley was first interred. It had originally been the plan of the Wrigleys to have all family CALL FOR ENTRIES Submit your photograph, graphic or art of CataLina. if we use itfor a cover, you'LL get a free one year subscription to the IsLander and recognition. SEND High resolution digital JPE@ fites-:3OOdpi min.-via emaiL to ed(cinews.us. originaL artwork. By submitting work, the senders agree to I.icense publishing in the Cata[ina IsLander newspaper. members eventually interred at the Memorial. In fact, the little tiled alcoves that one still sees on the top level of the Memorial were to be used for this purpose. But the plan was abandoned by Phillip K. Wrigley, the son of William Wrigley Jr., for a variety of rea- sons after the war. Part of the reason that the myth may have begun was the clandestine way in which the removal of Mr. Wrigley's remains was conducted in 1946. Although the family had publicly begun plus to move the remains as early as 1940, the war intervened and construc- tion was delayed. When the move was finally, made it was done with as little ceremony as possible and most Islanders weren't even aware of it until sometime afterwards. Islander Chuck Liddell's father, Orville, was for many years one of the top brass in the Santa Catalina Island Company. From 1945 to 1960 he served as Chief Engineer in charge of all maintenance, road- work, and assorted construction projects. "As I recall my father telling me, nobody knew about the body being removed until after the fact," said Chuck. Orville told his son that on the appointed i:late the steamer S.S. Avalon made a trip to the Island, arriving at midnight. "The side (of the ship) opened up," he said, "and a hearse came out and went up to the mausoleum. After picking up Mr. Wrigley's body, the hearse went back to the S.S. Avalon and the ship blew its horn once before going back to the mainland. The next morning the town woke up and found out the body had been removed." No one is exactly sure how the World War 1I myth began, but like most legends it probably just slowly developed over the years. As mem- ories faded and residents who had lived here during and shortly after the war moved or passed away, it slowly took on a life of its own and became part of Island lore. Today, Mr. Wrigley's remains can be found at Forest Lawn Cem- etery in Glendale. 41 Friday, April 13, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER