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a run -ZL Some days you head out the door to go running and you just haven't got a clue where you're headed. Running can be like that some- times. One of many things I like about running in Avalon is that there are interesting things to see in almost any direction. For years, the most basic "I really didn't plan this" route has always been out past the Mole to Pebbly Beach. For a while that road was closed to pedestrians - and even though we runners don't think of ourselves as pedestrian, we still weren't allowed. Happily, the road is open again. Yeah. As you start out you get to watch the foot traffic headed either to or from the boats. I usually run in the morning so it's THE RUNNING MAN Todd Hallenbeck generally happy people coming in for a day or two of vacation on Catalina. Nice. I normally run on the street and not over x)n the sidewalk. Years. of experience will tell you that asPhalt is a lot softer and easier on your knees and ankles than concrete. It's also less crowded and you don't have to pick your way_ between the people. As I pass the Mole and start out along the ocean, I always wonder - who Los usuarios con acceso al Intemet ped~n leer y descargar esta nofificaci6n en espafiol en el sitio Web de SCE www.sce.cora/avisos o escdbe a: Southern California E.dison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencion: Comunicaciones Corporativas NOTICE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY'S REQUEST TO INCREASE YOUR ELECTRIC RATES, APPLICATION A. 14-04-006 SUMMARY Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for review of SCE's 2013 operations for certain aspects of its business. In addition, this application requests an increase in revenue to cover expenses related to two of SCE's CPUC-approved accounts. This request is referred to as the Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) review application A. 14-04-006. ABOUT THE PROPOSAL In this application, SCE provides information to demonstrate that dudng 2013: (1) SCE's electricity generation resources served customers in compliance with CPUC regulations; (2) SCE's purchased power and fuel expenses were accurately recorded in the ERRA Balancing Account; and (3) SCE's contract administration for the purchase and delivery of electricity and utility-retained generation operations were reasonable. This application will also request approval to recover $6.619 million from customers. In 2013, two SCE accounts, authorized by the CPUC, did not have sufficient funds to cover costs (under-collected): (1) the Litigation Costs Tracking Account and (2) -the Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade Memorandum Account. Also, SCE's Project Development Division Memorandum Account had more funds than was needed (over-collected). However; th@:over-collection was k~Ss thaqJl~e und~llec~o accounts discussed above. The requested $6.619 million represents the under-collected differenca between the accounts. Compared to revenues as of March 1, 2014, this application requests a revenue increase-of $6.619 million, or 0.06%, beginning in 2015. If the Commission should approve total rates as requested; an average residential electric customer using 600 kilowatt-hours per month would expect to see an increase of $0.11 per month, from $98.34 to $98.45. The following table shows current rates compared to an estimate of proposed revenue and rate changes by customer group. CUSTOMER GROUP REVENUEIMPACT ERRA Apdl 1, 2014 Applicafion Revenue Customer Group Residential Lighting -Small and Medium Power Large Power Agdcultural and Pumping Street and Area Lighting Standby TOTAL Change %Change (~OOO) 2,930 0.06% 2,187 0.05% 1,074 0.06% 226 0.06% 36 0.03% 164 0.07% 6,619 0.06% Present Retail Proposed Rates C/kWh Retail Rates C/kWh 17.46 17.47 16.61 16.62 11.78 11.79 12.96 12.97 17.69 17.69 9.76 9.76 15.70 15.71 For Further Information From SCE You may view a copy SCE's Apdl 1, 2014 filing at SCE's website: www.sce.com/aDDlications (type "A. 14-04-006" into the Search box and click "Go") or by wdting to SCE at the Rosemead mailing address below. You may also review a copy of this filing 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. 1820 Rimrock Rd. 374 Lagoon St., Avalon, CA 90704 Barstow, CA 92311 Bishop, CA 93514 505 W. 14t" 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., Rimforast, CA 92378 Shaver Lake, CA 93664 Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr., Wofford Heights, CA 93285 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Yucca Valley, CA 92284 came up with the name "Mole"? What does that mean and what does it have to do with boat docks? I've never been able to get an answer to that. Oh well, one of the many mysteries of Catalina Island. By the time I've rounded the corner and have a good view of Lovers Cove I've forgotten about the Mole and am starting to get caught up in the Ocean. The cove is usually lovely and most of the time, fairly calm - a perfect place for the snorkeling crowd and the glass bottom boats. When you round the far point you get an up-close view of the bird rocks (which are different than Two Harbors' Bird Rock with capital letters. I wonder how many places have a "bird rock" - prob- ably zillions). I usually say "hi" to the cormorants and pelicans and whatever else is hanging out there. They never say "hi" back, but that's ok. Actually, it would be pretty weird if they did. The long straight along the ocean is BY JUDY HIBBS As of March 31, 2014 Covered California, the state's Affordable Care Act component, has enrolled 1,209,791 people in new health- care plans. Here on Catalina Island about 380 enrollees selected new insurance plans or were found to be eligible for Medi-Cal. With the possibility of so many new patients needing care Catalina Island Medical Center rants to provide information about how to schedule an appointment, what to bring with you and what you may expect to happen when you arrive to see a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. The Medical Group is located at 100 Falls Canyon Road, up the street from Avalon's City Hall. The entrance is located at the bot- tom level of the hospital. The Medical Group's sched- uled hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are also often available on Monday and Tuesday. Please call (310) 510- 0096 for an appointment. When you call, it will be helpful for you to give the receptionist your name, phone number, insurance wonderful. How many places in the world do you really get to cruise right next to the ocean like this? So pretty, and always changing. Sometimes the ocean is calm, sometimes fairly rough. There are often sea lions just off the shore. Dolphins are also fairly common. Sometimes just one or two, every once in a while 15 or 20. As great as it is to look out over the ocean, I try to remem- ber to look along the cliffs as well. There are a lot of Giant Coreopsis hanging onto the cre- vasses. Giant Coreopsis are sort of Dr. Seuss plants - all boney stalks and crazy-hair leaves and flowers when they're in bloom. You only see them on cliffs and crevasses where the deer can't get to them. If you get lucky, you might see one of our local bald eagles either hanging out in a tree on the cliff or just cruising overhead.Amazingly majestic and cool. All of this looking around also information, date of birth and the reason for your visit. If your medi- cal needs are of a life threatening emergency nature, Catalina Island Medical Center's emergency room is available at all times. Please bring the following to your appointment: Photo identification Proof of insurance A list of any questions you may have for your provider Any co-payment and/or deductible for which you are responsible A list of any medications you are taking If you are under 18, you will need parental permission makes the miles go by quickly and easily. Ok, maybe not "miles" - it's only about a mile and a half from town out to Pebbly Beach. Before you know it you're out by the Buffalo Nickel and have a choice to make. The easy choice is to decide on a nice place to turn around and head back the way you came. That makes the run flat and very pleasant. The hard choice is to make the right and go up the hill to the Wrigley Mansion. That's a serious hill, but it's a nice accomplishment if you're in that sort of mood. I was last in that sort of mood back in 1995 1 think. These days, I'm happy to just let my legs figure out when it's time to turn around and head back. Give it a try the next time you're in the mood to run and sight see. Until next time, keep those feet moving. Todd Hallenbeck lives part time in Aalon and also on the mainland. He is an experienced marahon runner. . If your appointment is for a work-related injury, you will need written authorization from your employer which should include your employer's Workers Compensation insurance informa- tion. Once you arrive at the medical group, you will be asked to sign in, fill out some paperwork and pay a co-payment and/or a deductible amount for medical services prior to being seen by your scheduled provider. Every attempt will be made to make sure you are seen at your appointed time, but please understand that emergencies may cause a delay. Other patients may have appointments with a differ- ent provider, and may be called to their appointment before you, even if you arrived before they did. Catalina Island Medical Center respects your privacy and will guard your confidential- ity. The center is compliant with Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act and our Notice of Privacy ,Practice is available here. For more information about the CIMC doctors, services or programs please go to CIMC's websitewww.cimedicalcenter.org. For further information from SCE regarding this filing, please write to: Southern California Edison Company 2014 ERRA Review P.O. Box 800 i, Rosemead, CA 91770 A~ention: RussellArcher A copy of $CE's application and exhibits are also available for ~eview at the CPUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Sa.~ Francisco, CA 94102, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m~:.-noon.~SC E's~applicatioo (without exhibits). is available "on the CPUC's website at HOW DOES THE CPUC'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS WORK? The application will be reviewed through the CPUC's formal process. The application is assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge (Judge). The Judge presides over the proceeding, which may include evidentiary hearings to give parties an opportunity to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses. Members of the public may attend but not participate in these hearings unless they are parties to the case. The hearings and documents submitted in the proceeding become part of the formal record that the Judge relies upon in writing a proposed decision to present to the five-member Commission for its consideration. Any CPUC Commissioner may issue an alternate decision. The proposed and any alternate decisions are voted upon by the Commissioners at a CPUC meeting. The CPUC may adopt all or part of SCE's request, modify it or deny the application. If you would like to follow this proceeding or any other issue before the CPUC, you may use the CPUC's free subscription service. Sign up at: htte://eubecribecouc.couc.ca.oovl. If you would like to leem how you can participate in this proceeding, or if you have informal comments or . questions about the CPUC's processes, you may access the CPUC's PublicAdvisor's website at www. and click on =Public Advisor" from the CPUC Information menu. You may also: Email: Dublic.advisor@cnuc.ca.oov Mail: Public Advisor's Office 506 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103 San Francisco, CA 94102 Call: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-793-2074 TTY 1-066.036-7826 or (toll-free) 1-416-703-5282 If you are writing or emailing the PublicAdvisor's Office, please include the application number (A. 14- 04-006). All informal comments will be available to the Commissioners, the assigned Administrative Law Judge and the CPUC staff. All informal comments are also provided to the CPUC's Formal Files Office as a part of the file for this proceeding. 1 I(eel) your name out there, and support YBBB local paper! 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