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Little Harbor Hike On Saturday, July 26, a hike will start from Two Harbors, this scenic 5-mile-plus hike travels the ridge route to Little Harbor. A beach barbecue lunch, includ- ing beverages, will be served at our reserved beachside picnic site and or Contact the islander (310) 510-0500 editor@thecatalinaislander, com a shuttle will return hikers to Two Harbors. The event is organized by the Marinero's, a Catalina Island Conservancy Support Group. Support Group Los Caballeros Catalina Trek From September 17-21, mem- bers of Los Caballeros, all horse- men of the Conservancy's Catalina Caballeros, will hold their 65th Annual Catalina Trek. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTICE OF 2015 GREENHOUSE GAS COST AND REVENUE FORECAST AND RECONCILIATION APPLICATION (A,) 14-06-010 PROPOSAL TO INCREASE YOUR ELECTRIC RATES On June 11, 2014, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) submitted an application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to forecast revenues from the sale of greenhouse gas (GHG) allowances under Califomia's GHG emissions reduction program. If this request is approved, SCE will be able to recover the forecasted costs associated with this program for _2015. CPUC Decision 13-12-041 authorized the utilities to spread payments of the 2013 GHG costs and allowance revenues over years 2014 and 2015. This decision will allow SCE to recover the remaining 2013 program costs not included in its 2014 application (A.13-08-002~ SCE's estimate of the forecasted 2015 costs combined with the remaining 2013 costs amounts to $437 million. Forecasted GHG costs will be recovered through electdc rates. The GHG allowance revenues will be returned, as bill credits, to some bundled customers (customers who pay SCE to generate end distribute electricity to them) and Direct Access (DA) customers (customers who have another company supply them with electricity which is distributed through SCE's system). The GHG allowance revenue bill credits reduce the electric rate impacts of the GHG costs. GN~ Costs SCE incurs various costs to comply with California's GHG emissions reduction program. These forecasted GHG costs include: 1. Costs associated with electric generation plants Owned 2. Costs that are part of market electricity prices; and 3. Costs charged by third parties to SCE. by SCE; The California Air Resources Board (CARB) encourages the reduction of GHG emissions by placing a limit on the amount of GHG emissions a facility can emit. This is regulated by CARB through the implementation of GHG allowances, or permits, to facilities that emit greenhouse gases. Starting in 2013, CARB gave SCE and other California utilities GHG emissions allowances. The CARB requires these allowances to be auctioned quarterly for customer benefit and to lessen the impact of the program's cost. Once sold, SCE is required to pass the revenue received from the sale on to its bundled and DA customers. This is done through credits on their bills. The credit will not be for the exact amount sold since SCE will charge for administration and outreach costs. SCE does not pro~ from the sale of these GHG allowances. SCE estimates that approximately $389 million in revenues will be received from the sale of GHG allowances in 2015. In addition, SCE received $195 million in revenues from the sale of GHG allowances in 2013, which are to be used in 2015. From the total available 2013 and 2015 revenues, SCE is expecting to withhold $853,000 for customer outreach and administrative costs and $24 million to reflect an estimated under-collection from 2014, as actual GHG revenues received from actions-to-date were less than forecast. The estimated remaining $559 million, or 96%, of the sale of GHG allowance revenues will be distributed to some bundled and DA customers as bill credits. Approximately $494 million of the $559 million will be allocated to residential customers and approximately $65 million will be allocated to small business and industrial customers. For some customers, the GHG allowance revenue bill credits are intended to offset the electric rate impacts of the GHG costs. The order and method in which these revenues are returned has been determined by the California legislature and CPUC as follows: 1. Some industdal customers will receive a fixed-amount bill credit annually; 2. Small business end residential customers will receive a bill credit every month based on usage; ........................................ fixed credit semi-annually. The customer clesalfica~ons defined by the CPUC am different than SCE's customer classes. For example, SCE does not have a "small business" customer class. Instead, this credit may apply to customers in SCE's small commercial, medium & large commercial & industrial, and agricultural customer classes. Further, SCE's small commercial, and medium & large commercial & industrial customers may be included within the CPUC's "industrial" clessificaiJon. The following table reflects the estimated monthly electric rate impacts of the GHG costs to be recovered from customers and the GHG allowance revenue retum to customers. The percentages shown do not necessarily reflect the changes that you may see on your bill. Actual changes in individual bills will depend on how much electricity each customer uses. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY ESTIMATED IMPACT OF THIS REQUEST ON 2015 RATES Leside / Sptem (w/ResidenlJal Climate Credit) I~ndi=:l (wlo Residential Climate Credit) I I ! cust .. i~ Cu~P.~ I .e~ueCha~ I Ju~2014 I Propo~ I ....... Ii .up / I I ntial / 5158769 (296 800) I 17.76 17.76 -0.0% | II.Jghf~ng- Small and Med~m Power I 4,775,398 110,156I 1828 16.75 2.6% I ndb 281'304 l[J 440 1 i 11141 411 If the proposed request is adopted, the average bundled non-CARE residential customer using rates in effect on June 1, 2014 will not see an increase in their 2015 monthly bill. This offset is due to (1) GHG costs being offset by GHG revenues, and (2) the semi-annual bill credit residential households will receive from the California Climate Credit program. SCE's application proposes to distribute a Califomia Climate Credit of $33.00 on each residential customer's bill in April and October of 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SCE 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. 1820 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. 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 Internet access may view and download SCE's application and the papers supporting it on SCE's website, li a ion (type A.14-06-010 into the Search box and click =Go'). Anyone who would like to obtain more information about the application, please write to: Southern California Edison Company 2015 GHG Revenue Return & Reconciliation Application P.O. Box 800 Rosemead. CA 91770 Attention: Rebecca Melers-De Pastino The CPUC will evaluate and determine SCE's Application through its administrative law process where the proceeding is assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (Judge) who will direct the method in which the record, upon which the Commission bases its decisions, is made. The Judge may hold evidentiary hearings where parties to the proceeding provide testimony and other parties may cross-examine them. These hearings are open to the public, but only formal parties of record may participate. After considering all proposals and evidence presented, the assigned Judge will issue a proposed decision. The Commissioners may approve the proposed decision as written, modify it, approve another proposal written by a Commissioner or completely deny SCE's request. The CPUC also would like to hear from you. You may submit informal comments to the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at: JWfite: California Public Utilities Commission Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 IE-mail: Public.AdvisorC~cauc.ca.oov ITelephone: 1-866-849-8390 or 1-415-i03-2074 Please state that you are writing conceming SCE's application AA4-06-010. Your comments will become a part of the formal correspondence file for public comment in this proceeding. You may also contact the CPUC Public Advisor's Office if you need advice on how to participate in this proceeding. June 2014 executive director about screenin Day's Ni Former Beatles bride to give rare interview following the film STORY AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM Whether you saw the Beatles' hit movie "A Hard Day's Night" when it first came out or later, you don't want to miss the rare oppor- tunity to see it on the big screen in the Avalon Casino Theatre. Presented by the Catalina Island Museum, the screening will take place on Sunday, July 6, the 50th anniversary of the film's London premiere. Pattie Boyd, former wife of Beatle George Harrison, whom she met on the set of the movie, will be interviewed after the screening, and will be available to meet fans and sign Beatles memo- rabilia, on sale at the event and in the museum's store. The Catalina Islander recent- ly sat down with the Executive Director of the Catalina Island Museum, Dr. Michael De Marsche, to discuss Pattie Boyd's visit to the Island. Pattie Boyd visited the Island in 2011 for an exhibition and book signing at the museum. What makes this visit so rare? We have a relationship with Pattie. She enjoyed coming to Catalina Island in 2011, and our patronsenj0yed meeting her'. It occurred tome that 2014 would mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America, and 1964 was an incredible year for the Beatles, when a lot was hap- pening, including the movie "A Hard Day's Night." We got in touch with Pattie very early on. No one had contacted her at that time. I don't think anyone was really thinking of "A Hard Day's Night" at that moment. She said immediately that she would love to come back to Catalina Island. George Harrison and Pattie Boyd marry. Copyright AHDN Corbis Because we were unable to interview her in 2011, this visit allows us to do a more in-depth interview with her. She's one of the few witnesses still with us, revealing an insider's history of the Beatles, 1964 and "A Hard Day's Night." What is so significant about the museum's upcoming screen- ing of "A Hard Day's Night"? Pattie's relationship with "A Hard Day's Night" is fascinating. She was a prominent model at the time and was in the movie. She met George Harrison and eventu- ally, of course, married him. She was really part of the Beatles phe- nomenon, almost from the begin- ning. From about March or April of 1964 throug~,~70, wh~ the Beatles broke up~ s!a~witnessed all of that history. S:h~e~ll~ a remark- able story. Clearly, folks who are part of the Beatles family, as they like to call it, are aging. Unfortunately many have left us. These oppor- tunities are becoming quite rare. This is a remarkable time to see Pattie Boyd, who will undoubtedly give great insight, that most people have never heard before, into the whole Beatles phenomenon. What is Pattie Boyd's con- nection to the Island, and why is this important for the museum and the community of Avalon? That's an interesting story. When we knew we were going to have a photography exhibition of Pattie's work in 2011, I told her I wanted to really focus on her material of the B#[ atles and Eric Clapton. She and I had many con- versations about her collection of photographs. She had told me at one point that she often goes back and looks through her cache of photographs. Many times she finds remark- able material that she's forgotten about. When I knew I was going to do a show of her work at the museum, I said: would you please take a look? Is there any chance that you might have a photograph of George and you on Catalina Island? ~ re~ber .,ever visiting ~atl!!ina Island% To be perfectly frank, she didn't remem- ber. So, she went back and called me one day. She had found two photographs of George near Catalina Island with Don Nix, while they were preparing to do the Concert for Bangladesh. They turned out to be remark- able photographs, documenting an important time in George's life. 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