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PET OF THE WEEK: Max Max, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador, stands on Flag Hill, paying his respects to the flag of our great country. Max loves the family who raised him, Tracy and Janie Matthews, the family who adopted him, John and Becky Regalado, and his lovely Helen. Can you guess where Flag Hill is? Los usuarios con acceso al Intemet podrn leer y descargar esta notificecibn en espafiol en el sitio Web de SCE www.see.coraJaWsos o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencibn: Comunicaciones Corporativas SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTICE OF PHASE 2 OF SGE'S 2015 GENERAL RATE CASE (GRC) APPLICATION (A.) 1406-014 PROPOSAL TO REVISE ELECTRIC RATES On June 20, 2014, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) filed Application 14-06-014 with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) seeking approval to revise rates for all of its customers. This application is part of the Commission's process to establish costs, allocate revenues, and design rates for all customers. This filing is referred to as Phase 2 of SCE's 2015 General Rate Case (GRC). This application will not increase or decrease overall revenues collected from SCE's customers. Revenue changes will be determined in separate proceedings and will be taken into account before the CPUC concludes its review of this application. The rate design the_Commission adopts in the Phase 2 proceeding will incorporate those revenue requirement changes. Included in this proceeding is SCE's proposal to establish a new method for assigning baseline allowances to all-electric customers. This new methodology would result in single-family all-electric residences receiving a higher baseline amount than multi-family all-electric residences. SCE also requests approval to transition small and medium commercial and industrial customers, and large agricultural and pumping customers, to default "cdticel peak pricing" (CPP) rates. This may be avoided if customers cheese to opt out. CPP customers are charged a significantly higher energy charge during twelve annual CPP event periods, but receive a lower rate for non-event period usage and/or demand. In Phase 1 of SCE's 2015 GRC (proceeding A.13-11--003), the Commission is currently reviewing SCE's requests for additional revenues needed to operate and maintain its electric generation and delivery systems. If the Commission should approve total rates as requested in this Application, SCE estimates that its Phase 1 request and other revenue requirement changes pending in other proceedings will result in an 11% system average rate  relative to April 2014 rates. The Phase 2 revisions are estimated to change rates for customers in the fourth quarter of 2015. The following table compares SCE's April 2014 average rates, by customer group, to an estimate of proposed average rates if SCE's revenue allocation proposals in this Application are approved by the Commission: Customer GrouP Revenue Imoact 2015 GRC Phase 2 Application Customer Group Residential Average Rates April 2014 C/kWh 16.3 Proposed Rates C/kWh 16.7 Proposed Change % 2.4% Lightinq - Small and Medium Power 17.2 16.8 - 2.3% Large Power 12.3 12.1 -1.5% 14.4 Agricultural and Pumping Street and Area Li,qhtinq Standby TOTAL 18.8 13.5 18.0 6.2% 4.6% 10.4 10.5 1.3% 15.6 15.6 0.2% The actual changes in rates will be determined by the Commission. 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, Rosamead, 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 Tehechapi, 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, www.sce.com/aanlications (type A.14-06-014 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 GRC Phase 2 Proceeding P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Russell Garwacki CPUC PROCESS The CPUC will evaluate and determine SCE's 2015 GRC Phase 2 proposals 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: Write: California Public Utilities Commission Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 E-mail: Pu blic.AdvisorCcouc.ce.aov Telephone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1.415-703-2074 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or TTY 1-415-703-5282 Please state that you are writing conceming SCE's application A.14-06-014. 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 Calendar From page All Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m'. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Inaugural Gold Star Dive .--July 19 Scuba divers search for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park. This event is a fundrais- er for the LA County Sheriff's Community Programs and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. ASCSA Avalon Station Community Services Association. 310-510-0174. 'Chaplin and Goddard' Exhibit--thru Sept. 28 She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love. A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape. An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Museum, 310-510- 2414, www.catalinaislandmuse- um.org. Kid's Fishing Derby--thru August 27 Meet at the Green Pier each Wednesday at 7 a.m. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510'1987, www.CityofAvalon. com. Summer Beach Bingo --June 24-Aug. 28 Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 -7 p.m. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987, www. CityofAvalon.com. Urban Adventure Quest Challenge-- thru-Sept. 1 Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is 2 to 5 people. You MUST use promo code: CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competi- tion and to receive 15 percent off. Good for the Catalina walk- ing tour only. Must have a smart phone to play. Sign up online at: www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Free Family Friendly Concerts on Wrigley Plaza Stage-- August 2 .... NOTICE (,iE\\; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Avalon is seeking Yt j candidates to fill three vacancies on the Avalon Medical Development Corporation Board of Directors. The term is for three years, expiring on June 30; 2017. Any citizen interested in serving on this Board should pick up an application at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, and return it in person or send to the City Clerk, P0 Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at t2:00 p.m. Appointments will be made atthe July 15, 2014 City Council Meeting. Denise A. Radde City Clerk Published: The Catalina Islander, June 27, 2014 and July 4, 2014. The California DMV will conduct business ( in the City of Avalon July 8 - 10, 2014 v Appointments are available and may be scheduled at City Hall California driver license and identification card applications will be processed. Drive tests will be conducted and basic vehicle registration renewals/ applications will also be processed. DMV hours of operation will be: Tuesday 8:00am- 5:00pm Wednesday 8:00am- 5:00pm Thursday 8:00am- 11:30am Acceptable methods of payment will be: cash, chocks, and money orders. (Checks are preferred) CrosswoM Solt  . :.i .I= . ,.li, l I I=klultddLldd = d EILI d I =I  Tl The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Aero Club Social Fly-In (weather permitting) --August 9 Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky on the sec- ond Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amaz- ing airplanes. Second Saturday of the month. 310-510-0954. www. CatalinaConservancy.org. Catalina Film Society-- August 13 On the second Wednesday of every other month, the Catalina Film Society provides an opportu- nity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films. Suggested donation of $10 for non- members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of indepen- dent films. 818-787-1946, www. CatalinaFEorg. Free Family Friendly Concert on Wrigley Plaza Stage--August 16 The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to l0 p.m. Free Family Friendly Concert on Wrigley Plaza Stage-- August 23 The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. August 31 Labor Day Weekend at the 'M' by Zest Catering--August 29 Going out in style: Featuring the last of the summer season ingredients. 310-510-8404, www. zestcateringcatalina.com. &BLAIR A12 i Friday, July 4, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER