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CALENDAR APRIL 14 17th Annual Coasenancy Ball Join the Catalina Island Conservancy for a 40th Anniversary Celebration at the 2012 Conservancy Ball! This black tie event brings together all those who love Catalina Island. Event includes silent and live auc- tions, dinner and dancin Tickets and sponsorships available online. Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595 x140; 10 Community Health Fair Improve your health and that of your family by attending the Catalina Island Health Fair in the Casino Ballroom from lOam to 3pm. A wide array of free or low-cost medi- cal screenings are available at this annual event. Catalina Island Medical Center, 310-510-0700 21 Earth Day 2012 Explore the natural side of Catalina Island and enjoy organic food, green living dis- 'plays and demonstrations, family activities and live music at City Park. Catalina Island Conservancy Education Dept (310) 510- 0954; lY i920 - White seabass &Halibut Tournament - Two Harbors Time to get out the Rod & Reel and join us for the White Seabass & Halibut Championship Series. This is event is spon- sored by Westem Outdoor News, United Anglers, and many more. http://www. wonews.c0m 5/27, 6/2*, 6/23", 6/30, 7/14, 7/28*, 8/11, 8/18-, 9/2 Summer Concert Series, May thru September *FREEconcert at Wrigley Stage, allb dates: location/price TBA The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the Xceptional Music Company present a series of family friendly concerts. Wrigley Stage concerts are FREE from 7:30 to 9:45 pm; Location TBA concerts are ticketed events, price/location to be announced: For entertainment line-up-and up to-the- minute event schedule contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce310-510-- 1520 or www.catalinaChambercom 4-6 Santa Catalina Rim Festival Celebrate the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, including a series of films dedicated to conservation. Participation in this event supports the Conservancy's work to keep Catalina's wildlands wild. Cata!ina Island Conservancy, 310-510-2595; www. . 5 Catalina Island Rugby Festival An Old Boy/Masters Format. Minimum age to participate is 40 years. Featured match of the day is a 50+ years, This event is a fundraiser for the Cancer community Support Group and the Los Angeles Rugby Club. Catalina Island Rugby Festival 310- 798-5445; 12 25th Annual Silent Rim Benefit A rare opportunity to experience the 1927 classic film "Wings" starring Clam Bow, Buddy Rogers, Richard Arien and Garj Cooper. Featuring live musical accompani- ment by Robert D. SalisburJ on the Page organ in the Art Deco splendor of one of California's last remaining movie palaces. "Wings" was the first film, and 0nly silent film, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Catalina Island Museum (310) " 510-2414; www.catalinamuseum.0rg 12 The Avalon Ball Now in its lOth year, the Avalon Ball is a fantastic joumey into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art features an evening of dancing to music from the 1920's and 308 performed by Dean Mora& the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Immerse yourself in glorious Deco opulence while gliding across the 10,000 square foot dance floor surrounded by romantic ocean views. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (310) 659-3326; artde- or 12 Catalina Moutain Bike Gran rondo and Festival For more information visit www.visitcatali- 31 8th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Kick-off to the Annual Flying fish Festival! Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from some of Avalon's finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite "tastes" of food, drink and dessert as the Taste of the Year! Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510- 1520; 5/31-s/3 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- 1520; JUNE Summer Concert Series, May thru September - see May for description June-Aug Summer Day Camp 2012 All kids entering 1st grade in the Fall - 11 years of age are invited to join the camp for arts & crafts, games, singing, swimming & beach fun, field trips, hiking and natural- ist programs. For rotes, dates & times, please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department(310) 510-1987 June-Aug Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday & Thursday) Bring your beach chaii and some friends to the South Beach Ufeguard stand every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pro. Bingo cards are $1 each and partici- pants can win fun local prizes. For more information please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 June-Aug Kid's Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 5/31-6/3 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the retum of the incomparable Catalina Flying fish with a vadety of family fun themed activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- I520; 9 Summer Wine Festival - Two Badrs Join us on the beach in Two Harbors for our unique 11th Annual Summer Wine Festival. There will be fine wine, live music, -& much more. Tickets go on sale, May 1st," 310-510-4205, this event will sell out, make sure to purchase tickets in advance. 23 "Yacht Dog" Show - Two Harbors Don your doggie lifejackets and hurry ashore for our annual Yacht Dog show. Strut your mutt and show our judges what your dog can do. 29-30 "Opening Day'- Two Harbors Although Two Harbors is open year round, we would like to invite "Fi Timers" & "Old Timers" alike to kick off the summer season. Join us for a weekend of boating seminars, raffles, & much more. 22-24 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival Join us for SUP demonstrations, films and races from Descanso Beach for the winning cash purse. Spectator viewing at Descanso Beach, along the walkway and at Casino Point. For more information visit www.visit- 6/23-9/8 Summer BBQ's at DC3 Grill One Saturday each month from June- September. 6/23, 7/21, 8/18, 9/8 Join us for our summer BBQ at the DC3 Grill located 1600 feet above sea level at Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky. Enjoy an all you can eat BBQ buffet while listening to live music on our outdoor patio. Make your reservations early as we tend to sell out! Contact us for dates and reservations: DC3 Gdil (310) 510-2196; www.CatalinaDC3. com. JULY Summer Ccert Series, May t September- see May for descriptfN June-AugSummer Day Camp 2012 - see June for description For dates, rotes & times please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 Summer Beach Bingo June-Aug Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday & Thursday) - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 City of Avalon City Council Notice of a Public Hearing in connection with the filing of reports with the City Council and the consideration by the City Council of the adoption of reports regarding property related fees ancl directing the City Manager to file reports with the County Auditor and request the Auditor place the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 property related fees on the Tax Roll Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Avalon will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, in the regular meeting place of the legislative body, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704, to hear and consider all evidence, testimony, Objections, or protest by all interested persons, property owners, voters and taxpayers, to the written reports of the annual City of Avalon property related fees, and consider (1) adopting the reports, (2) directing the City Clerk to fi!e said report with the Los Angels County Auditor, and (3) request the Auditor place the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 property related fees on the tax roll. Published: Catalina Islander- April 6, 2012 and April 13, 2012 Kid's Fishing Derby JuneAug Kid's fishing Derby (each Wednesday) - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/23-9/8 Summer BB at DC3 Grill - see June for details One Saturday evening each month from June-Septemben 6/23, 7/21, 8/18, 9/8 Make your reservations early as we tend to sell out! DC3 Grill (310) 510- 2196; 4 4 Annual 4th of July Parade, fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pro. Enjoy a BBQ buffet din- ner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; www. 6 Two Harbors Firework Sw Come watch our spectacular firework show over the Isthmus Harbor. Fireworks begin at dark. 7 Children's Festival-Two Harbors Kick off Independence Day with our 26th Annual Children's Festival. Have your kids join us on the beach for crafts & activities. Los usuaHea con acceao al Internet podran leer y descargar esta notmcaclon en espanol en el sltlo Web de SCE o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walhut Grove Avenue Rossrnead, CA 91770 Atencion: Comunicaciones Corporailves SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTIFICATION OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS IN APPUCATION 11-07-008 TO RECOVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT WITH THE LAWRENCE , LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR THE 21'tCENTURY PROJECT The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has scheduled Evidentiary Headngs (EHs) in the above application proceeding. EHs were originally scheduled forApri110-11, 2012, but were reset by the CPUC on April 5, 2012. Modifications to this schedule may be made by the assigned AdministTative Law Judge (ALl) or CPUC for this proceeding. The CPUC provides notice of modifications in its daily calendar found on The EHs are now scheduled for: May 10 through 11, 20t2 Starting at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, 20t2 CPUC Hearing Room 500 Van Net, s Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 On July 18, 2011, Southern Caiifomia Edison Company (SCE) filed a joint application filing with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (collectively, "Utilities') with the Callfomia 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 end Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The project is known as the "California Energy Systems for the 21 = Century Project. The project seeks to leverage the Joint resources of the Utilities, California agencies, and California research laboratories and ins'dtutJons 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 govemrnents. 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 epvironmantai goals. ILLUSTRATIVE EFFECT ON ELECTRIC RATES AND BILLS The Joint Utilities' application filing requests authorization for the Utilities to increase their electric rates and charges to collect up to a maximum of $150 million over five years. SCE seeks to 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 in 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 ueln 9 000 kilowatt-houre (kWh) per month woutd see an increase of $0.14 pet month, from $101.98 to $102.13. The following table shows an estimate of proposed revenue and rate changes by customer group: If this application is approved, the proposed change in rates for each customer class is as follows: Residential Lighting - Small and Medium Power 3.725 Large Power 1.230 317 ,gricultural and Pumping Street and Area Lighting Total Revenue Change % ($Miliions) Change 5.321 0.06% 0.06% 0.06% 0.07% 27 9.01% 10.620 0.06% Present Rates Proposed (e/kWh) Rate (lkWh) lS.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 cross-examination before the CPUC's ALl. Thesehearings are open to the public, but only those who are formal parties of record san participate. The CPUC has their own court reporters who will record the comments of those formal parties of record participating in the EHs. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the fontal hearing process, the assigned ALl will make recommendations to the assigned Commissioner in this proceeding. The final decision is made by a majority vote of the five CPUC Commissioners at a scheduled Commission Meating. 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 Pubhc Advisors Office at the address listed below. CPUC PROCESS The CPUC staff and the Division of Ratopayor 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 and other forums with significant dollar im .. s on consumem that address issues of consumer protecon, development of fair rules for competition or other slnlncant policy issues, and that address service quality, rate levels, and rate of return. The DRA's m=ssion is to represent the interests of all utility consumers through the state to obtain the lowest possible rates for seice consistent with reliable and safe service levels. DRA has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and engineering. THE CPUC WELCOMES YOUR COMMENTS 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 concerning SCE's application A.11-07-008. Your comments will become a part of the formal coo'espondence file forpoblic comment in this proceeding. The Public Advisor's Office will circulate your comments to the five Commissionem, the ALl, DRA, and to CPUC staff assigned to this proceeding. You may also review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCEs corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770). Finally, you may also review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at the CPUC's main office in San Francisco, listed below. The Public Advisor The Public Advisor . California Public Utilities Commission California Public Utilities Cornmission 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: PII/// FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SeE As noted above, you may review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 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, CA90704 Bamt, CA 92311 Bishop, CA 93514 505 W. 14 = Ave. 3001 Chateau Rd. 510 S. China Lake Blvd. Blythe, CA 92225 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Ridgecrost, CA 93555 26364 Pine Ave. 41694 Dinkey Creek Rd. 421 W. J St. Rimforost, 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 papers supporting it on SCE's website, www.sce.corn/alications. 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 Dec0 Casino Ballroom. 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