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From page 10 bending, and set the hook in some- thing big. He planted his knees against the transom and held on tight. Kathleen and Moises got a fight- ing belt on him, and marveled as he reeled and balanced with such strength. It was several minutes before they saw color and the cap- tain yelled, "Wahoo !" Bill caught that fish and brought it to the boat all alone. It was just fantastic. The captain pulled the boat up to the dock right in front of the boys' restaurants, and the fish- ermen celebrated Bill's catch at Moises' Tiki Bar; another one of the boys' restaurants right next to the Baja Cantina, and with the best sushi in town! Bill ordered a little snifter of Kahlua to celebrate his big catch, saying, "That's what I used to drink after I caught a big fish." The next day, the boys' exec[a- tive chef, Manuel Arredondo, who is famous for serving celebrities, dignitaries and presidents, pre- pared Bill's Wahoo for the fam- ily - six different ways. It was incredible. On their last night in Cabo, the Baja Cantina hosted its weekly, "Ladies Night." Bill, of course, found his opportunity to dance and had a great time. From Cabo, Moises took Bill to his home in Guadalajara where he and his lovely wife Estella took care of him for 10 days. Estella phoned the Hill family and thanked them for, "Letting her take care of their dad." Jeanne and she were so fond of each other that Jeanne used to call Estella her, "hermanita." Bill Hill poses with the Wahoo he caught single-handed during a May trip to Mexico. The Wahoo are his favorite fish to catch. Courtesy photo Bill visited the city, ate water- The Hill Family cannot thank melon from Estella's garden, and the Gonzalezes enough for their spent days on the Gonzalezes' love and generosity. Moisito was 400-acre ranch, which is about a so kind and patient, and he and half hour from their home. Bill George took care of everything had a great time seeing all the in Cabo - transportation, lodg- workings of the ranch and help- ing, fishing, food- they took such ing, "bring h the alfalfa." There good care of Bill and were so flex- were horses, and sugar cane, and ible. Bill could not have made this hot houses vith vegetables. It's a dream trip without the family's real working ranch, and Bill had help. If you see Bill on the streets, a blast bein~ there--and Estella ask him about his trip. He has lots made sure he ate like a king. of stories to tell. Vons From page 1 do in Avalon what they would nor- mally do on the mainland: close the two small stores and build a larger one. He said that if Vons did that, the community would be without a store for a minimum of one year. Some residents objected to the Sumner Avenue site. "For 10 years, we've considered other sites," Braaten said. "At this point, this is the only site," he said. Local businesswoman Pam Albers said the new store offered indoor and outdoor seating. She said she was concerned because she owns a restaurant. She also said Avalon's small town, idyllic nature is gone. Roy Rose said he hopes the project will go through. "We need it, badly," he said. Bill Hill said that until Vons provides 50 or 60 parking spac- es, the company should not be wholeheartedly supported the allowed to touch the site. store. He told the Islander that The proposed store will need there would be problems with any water, site for the store. Vons spokesman Carlos "Vons made it pretty clear at Illingworth said the water would the Planning Commission meet- be provided by a combination of ing that the proposed location is replacing old equipment and trans- the ONLY location that has been ferring water, approved by Vons senior manage- Apparentl, the Santa Catalina ment," he said. Island Comlany has agreed to City Attorney Scott Campbell transfer som~ of its water to the explained the process to the com- proposed stoe. missioners and the public. Greg Milbr thanked the VonsHe said Vons officials would company for ts efforts, make a decision to proceed or not. However, le said he was con- If they proceed, Vons will file an cerned that rater can be trans- application with the city for a site ferred, plan. He also s~id that Vons had not Campbell said that once the been a gooc neighbor and that city determines the level of envi- Vons had igmred complaints,ronmental review required, there Rudy Piltdl said he was con- will be a series of hearings. cerned that this was the only The Planning Commission will site discussd with the Island then make a decision about the Company. project. Wayne ;riffin, president Campbell said that the commis- and CEO ofthe Catalina Island sion's decision could be appealed Chamber of ?ommerce, said he to the City Council. 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(Checks are preferred) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTICE OF ENERGY RESOURCE RECOVERY ACCOUNT (ERRA) APPLICATION A.14-06-011 FOR 2015 PROPOSAL TO INCREASE YOUR ELECTRIC RATES Southem Califomia Edison Company (SCE) has filed an Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) forecast application with the Califomia Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This application is referred to as A.14-06-011. In an ERRA forecast application, SCE estimates the costs of fuel that it needs to generate electricity, and the costs of additional power it purchases for its customers fur the following year. This information is provided to the CPUC to determine SCE's rates. In addition to estimating the 2015 fuel and purchased power cost, the ERRA includes: (1) A request to recover amounts in accounts authorized by the CPUC that did not have sufficient funds to cover costs (under-cellected) in 2014, and (2) other expenses recoverable in ERRA proceedings, such as expenses related to spent nuclear fuel. In this application, SCE is requesting the Commission to authorize SCE's 2015 ERRA proceeding revenue requirement of $6.406 billion. This request represents an increase of $1.250 billion from SCE's 2014 ERRA revenue requirement (implemented on June 1, 2014). The following table compares the current 2014 ERRA rates to the forecast 2015 ERRA rates: Customer Group Revenue Impact 2015 ERRA Application Compared to Customer Group Current ERRA Rates System Bundled Current 12015 ERRAI Current 2015 ERRA RevenuesChange I % Rates Rates (/ (~;000) ($000) Change(C/kWh)kWh) Residential 5,121,426 512,246 10.0% 17.76 19.52 Lighting - Small and Medium Power 4,740,830 437,987 9.2% 18.28 20.08 .arge Power 2,135,450 213,008 10.0% 12.99 14.50 nxjricultural and Pumping 418,362 46,328 11.1% 14.67 16.30 3treet and Area Lighting 136,623 8,981 6.6% 18.81 20.05 .~tandby 279,267 31,210 11.2% 10.96 12.30 Total 12.831.959 1.249.760 9.7% 16.70 18.40 If SCE's proposed ERRA rate change Is approved as requested an average non-CARE residential electric customer would see a bill increase of $11.29 per month, from $124.76 to $136.05. The Commission is also currently investigating SCE's actions regarding the long-term outages and ultimate retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS). This is a separate proceeding (L 12-10-013) and has a proposed settlement that is pending CPUC approval. If adopted, this would result in refunds that would offset a portion of SCE's proposed rate increase in this proceeding. If this settlement is adopted by the CPUC, SCE's 2015 ERRA proceeding revenue requirement would be $5.624 billion, which would represent an increase of $468 million from SCE's 2014 ERRA revenue requirement (implemented on June 1, 2014). The following table compares the current 2014 ERRA rates to the forecast 2015 ERRA rates if the SONGS settlement is approved: Customer Group Revenue Impact 2015 ERRA Application With SONGS Settlement Compared to Current ERRA Rates Customer Group System Bundled Current 2015ERRA Current 2015 ERRA Revenues Change % Rates Rates (/ ($000) I ($00o) IChanqe (C/kWh)kWh) Residential 5,121,426163,4843.2% 17.76 18.32 Lighting - Small and Medium Power 4,740,830180,2963.8% 18.28 19.02 Large Power 2,135,45087,893 4.1% 12.99 13.61 Agricultural and Pumping 418,362 19,320 4.6% 14.67 15.35 Street and Area Lighting 136,623 4,567 3.3% 18.81 19.44 Standby 279,267 12,874 4.6% 10.96 11.51 Total 112.831.959 468.4333.7~ 16.70 17.33 If SCE's proposed ERRA rate change with SONGS settlement is approved as requested, an average non-CARE residential electric customer would see a bill increase of $3.60 per month, from $124.76 to $128.36. This Application is a forecast and Is likely to change prior to including these costs in next year's electric rates. SCE expects to update this Application in November 2014, 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: Pebbly Beach Rd. 1820 Rimrock Rd. 374 Lagoon St., ~,valon, 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., Rimforast, CA 92378 Shaver Lake, CA 93664 Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr., 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Vofford 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, ~ (type A.14-06-011 into the Search box and click "Go"). Anyone who would like to obtain more information about the application, please write to: Southem Califomia Edison Company 2015 ERRA Forecast Application P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Law Dept - Case Administration The CPUC will evaluate and determine the ERRA forecast 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 Uther parties may cross-examine them. These headngs 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: A.1~l-06-011. Your comments will Write: California Public Utilities Commission Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 E-mail: -- v Telephone: 1-866-849-8390 or 1-415-703-2074 Please state that you are writing concerning SCE's application 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 this proceeding. June 2014 participate in THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, June 27, 2014111