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Man arrested for for assault with force likely to There were no injuries. cause great bodily injury and bat- A woman's ring was stolen setting a boat on fire tery on a peace officer, from a store in the 100 block of in Little Harbor Sumner Avenue. The following is the Avalon Sheriff'S Station significant inci- dents report for the week of July 3 to July 8. "It is important to note that no assump- tion of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the con- tent of the information provided in this report. Many people who get arrested do not get con- victed or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Station. July 4 Joseph Brain, M/43, a resident of Huntington Beach, was arrested for boating under the influence of alcohol in Avalon Bay. Yafet Mengesha, M/21, a resident of Avalon, was arrested for drunk in public. Capt. Doug Fetteroll Station commander July 3 Nickolas Hajek, M/22, a resi- dent of Two Harbors, was arrested for starting an unlawful fire to an inhabited structure (a vessel) in Little Harbor. Kathryn Newlander, F/29, a resident of Avalon, was arrested The alleged July 5 Taylor Vanderwall- Kelly, F/19, a resident of Avalon, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (bottle). investigation into the assault is on-going. July 6 Lon Gaither, M/46, a resident of Venice, was arrested for drunk in public. July 7 A visitor from Paso Robles drove a rented golf cart into a parked vehicle in the 100 block of Catalina Avenue. July 8 A business in Avalon reported being the victim of a grand theft (U.S. currency). The alleged theft occurred in May of 2014. Skating on the mainland Last week, as part of the Sheriff's YAL Summer program, Deputy Flotree escorted a few local teenagers to a skate park in Long Beach. Golf carts Four g01f carts were reported stolen this week. One golf cart was taken from From page 6 the 100 block of Claressa Avenue that could never be revealed. They and found parked around the cor- ner 30 minutes later, had only one escape. A golf cart was taken from An island, 26 miles off the Casino Way and found within the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina hour parked in the middle of the Island Museum, 310-510-2414, street in the 100 block of Catalina Standing beside Deputy Flotree, are David Montane, Mason Eubank, Ripken Saldana, and Frankie Jones. As part of the Avalon Sheriff's Station YAL Summer program, Flotree took a few Island youth to a Long Beach skate park. Courtesy photo Avenue. A golf cart was accidentally Kid's Fishing Derbym taken by a visitor and returned through Aug. 27 approximately an hour later. Meet at the Green Pier each The fourth golf cart was taken Wednesday at 7 a.m. City of on July 7z from the 200 block of Avalon Recreation Department. Sumner Avenue and as of July 8 310-510-1987, www.CityofAvalon. has not been located, com. Urban Adventure Quest Challengem 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 competition and to receive 15 percent off. Good for the Catalina walking tour only. Must have a smart phone to play. Sign up online at- www. July 11, 2014 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION HEREBY PROVIDES NOTICE OF ITS PROPOSED STAGE 2 MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION AND RATIONING ACTIVATION, REVISIONS AND ADDITION TO ITS WATER TARIFFS, AND PUBLIC MEETING FOR SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) has requested authority from the CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMISSION (CPUC) to activate Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Stage 2 Activation) for Catalina Island pursuant to SCE Catalina Water Tariffs Rule 14.1, Santa Catalina Island Fresh Water Rationing Plan (Rule 14.1) and Schedule 14.1. Staged Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing (Schedule 14.1). The proposed Stage 2 Activation would go into effect starting on August 11, 2014, Additionally and pursuant to CPUC Resolution W-4976, SCE has requested revisions and an addition to its Catalina Water tariffs. SCE will hold two public meetings on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Avalon School Auditorium, located at 200 Falls Canyon Road, Avalon. CA 90704, to explain the proposed Stage 2 Activation, requested revisions and addition to SCE's Catalina Water tariffs, and receive public input. SCE PROPOSES THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stage 2 Activatian: Since June 2013. Catalina Island has been in Stage 1 Mandatory Water Conservation when Catalina'e Middle Ranch Reservoir (Reservoir} level dropped below 60g acre-feet. Stage 2 Activation must soon go into effect for the island because the Reservoir water level is anticipated to drop below 300 acre-feet by August 11. 2014. Part of the Stage 2 Activation includes the use of water allotments. Stage 2 Activation will require a 25percent rndnntionfrom baseline water usage, which means that e customer's water allotment during Stage 2 is 75 percent of their base water usage. Customers are responsible for monitoring their own water use to ensure that they do not exceed their allotment. The CPUC-approved Schedule 14.1 explains the requirements and restrictions that are part of Stage 2 (available online at Entarcement: Exceeding Water AIIotment In order to reduce the likelihood of entering addffional stages of water rationing, SCE must emphasize that the 259/0 Water Usage Reduction will be strictly enforced. First offense: Customer will receive a written warning on their bill. Second offense: SCE will install a flow-restricting device on the customer's water service line. The device will be removed after a minimum 3-day period has elapsed and upon payment of a $200 fee. Third offense: SCE will install a flow-restricting device on the customer's water service line. The device witl be removed until water rationing is no longer required and upon payment of another $200 fee. 2. Revisions and an Addition ta SCE's Catalina Water Tariffs: In compliance with CPUC Resolution W-4976. SCE needs to revise sections of its Rule and Schedule 14,1 tariffs. The revisions include, but are not limited to. the requirement to file a Tier 2 Advice Letter prior to activation of a particular stage of Schedule 14.1 and the requirement to conduct a public meeting prior to activating a mandatory rationing stage if activation of Schedule 14.1 occurs one year or more since the last public meeting. Other revisions are being requested consistent with Resolution W-4976, the CPUC's Standard Practice U-40-W, Procedures for Water Conservation, Rationingand Service Connection Moratoria (U-40-W), and industry practices. Pursuant to Findings end Conclusions Numbers 22 and 23 of Resolution W-4970. SCE has also requested for the establishment of a new Preliminary Statement tariff entitled. "Catalina Lost Revenue Memorandum Account" (CLRMA) to track revenue shortfalls associated with reduced sales from either activation of voluntary conservation measures or mandatory rationing. Consistent with U-40-W, SCE will track the lost revenue as long as conservation measures are in effect and would request recovery of any lost revenue tracked in the CLRMA through an advice letter The CPUC will make a thorough investigation of SCE's request. Following the investigation, the CPUC may grant SCE's request in whole or in part. or may deny it It may also orde~SCE to change the design of Stage 2 Activation from that described in this notice. The public meetings will be held: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Avalon School Auditorium 200 Falls Canyon Road Avalon, CA 90704 The public meetings are informal and afford customers the opportunity to ask questions and express their views. SCE will have representatives there to expbin the reasons for the proposed Stage 2 Activation and requested revisions and addition to its water tariffs. Any tampering with a fiow-restdeting device may result in fines or discontinuation of water use at SCE's discretion pursuant to Rule 14.1, Section C.5 and Schedule 14.1, Section F. Enforcement: Water Use Violation Fines Stage 1 Restrictions. which can be found in Schedule 14.1. will still be enforced. Additionally. Stage 2 Activation requires that the watering of outdoor landscaping vegetation by hoses or sprinkler systems shall be limited to Tuesdays and Fridays only. during the hours of 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Watering by use of a container or bucket. not exceeding a three-gallon capacity, will be permitted at any time on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Customers who violate any water use restriction will be subject to the following fines: Section 351 of the California Water Code provides that except in cases of extreme emergency, such as the failure of a dam, pump or pipeline, a public meeting will be held at which consumers shall have an opportunity to be heard to protest against the declaration of water rationing and to present their respective needs, Customers who would like to provide any other information or comments regarding this requested Plan should write to the CPUC at the following address: California Public Utilities Commission Division of Water and Audits 609 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Attention: James Boothe, Supervisor, Division o1 Water and Audits Responses should mention that they pertain to SCE, Advice 92-W, and should be sent no later than (20) calendar days from the date of this Notice. A copy of SCE's Advice 92-W filing may be inspected at: SCE Pebbly Beach Office 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. Avalon, CA 90704 Far More Information Please visit or call 1-800-307-8851. Firstaffense: Written warning Second offense: $25 Third offense: $50 Each additionaloffense: $25 morethan the previousfineimposed SCE may, after one written warning, instal/a flow-restricting device on the service line of any customer observed by SCE personnel to be using water for any non-essential or unauthorized use pursuant to Rule 14.1. Section C.2. sotnnne~ c, kueoeN u~ 11 de julio de 2014 EDISON" ~91sON I~,InON~.LI c~=p.~y POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION NOTIFICA SU PROPUESTA DE ACTIVACION DE LA FASE 2 DEL PLAN DE CONSERVACION Y RACIONAMIENTO OBLIGATORIOS DEL AGUA, REVISIONES Y SUPLEMENTO A SUS TARIFAS DE AGUA Y UNA REUNION POBLICA PARA CATALINA ISLAND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) ha solicitado autorizacign a ia COMISION DE SERVICIOS PIJBLICOS DE CALIFORNIA (CPUC par sus siglas en ingles) para activar Io Fase 2 del Plan de Conservaci6n y Racionamiento 0bligatorios del Ague (Activacign de la Peso 2) pare Catalina Island en conformided con ]a Norme 14.1 sabre los Tarifas de Agua de SCE para Catalina, el Plan de Racionamiento del Ague Fresco de Catalina Island (Norma 14.1) y el Esquema 14.1, Pesos del Plan de Conservecign y Racionamiento 0bligatorios del Agua (Esquema 143) La activacidn propuesta de le Fase 2 entraria en vigor a partir de111 de agostn de 2014. Adem~s. y de acuerde con la Resoluci6n W-4976 de ta CPUC. SCE ha solicitado revisiones y un suplemento a sus tarifae de ague para Catalina. SCE Ilevar~ a eabo dos reuniones p~blicas el martes 22 de julia de 2014 a las 10:00 a.m. y a los 6:00 p.m. en el Auditorio de Avalon School, Iocalizado en 200 Falls Canyon Road, Avalon. CA 90704, para explicar la propuesta de la activaci6n de la Fase 2. los revisiones solicitadas y el suplemento e los tarifas de ague de SCE pare Catalina asi come pare recibir los opiniones del pgblico. SCE PROPONE LO SIGUIENTE: f. Activaci6n de la Fase 2: Desde junio de 2013, Catalina Island ha eetado en la Paso 1 de la Conservacidn Obfigatoria de Ague cuando el nivel de la represe Middle Ranch de Catalina habla bajado a menus de 600 acres-pies, la Activacign de le Fase 2 deber~ entrar en vigor pronto ee la isle, ya qua se prev~ qua el nivel de ague de la represa bejar~ a menus de 300 acres-pies pare el 11 de agosto de 2014. Porte de la Activaci6n de la Paso 2 incluye asignaciones de ague. La Activacibn de la Fase 2 requerir~ ona reduccidn del2Spor cienta respecto al consumo de referencia, In coal significa que la asignacide de agua para un usuario durante le Fase 2 ser~ de175 per ciento de su consume de ague de referencia. Los usuafios son responsables de monitoreer su propio consume de ague pare asegurarse de no sobrepesar su asignecidn. El Esquema 14.1 aprobade per la CPUC explica los requisites y restricciones que son porte de la Fese 2 (disponihle en alinat arif f). Camplimionta: Ou~ sueede si sobrepasa su asignaci6n de agua Afin de redncir los probabilidedes de activar rases edicionales del plan de racionamiento del ague, SCE debe recalcar qua la reduccidn de125% en el consume de ague se hare cumplir de manera estricta. Primera infrecci6n: El usuario recibir~ una advertencia par escrito en su factura. Segenda infraccign: SCE instalare un dispositivo de restriccidn del caudal en la caRerla de agua del usuerio. Este regulador sara retirado 3 d[as mes tarde come minima y bajo el pago de una malta de $200. Tereera infrsccign: SCE instalar~ un dispositivo de restriccidn dei caudal en la cafierla de agua del usuario, el cual se retirar& sglo cuande el racionamiento de ague ya no sea necesario y bale el page de otre multa de $200 Cualquier cambio indebido a un mgulador de ague puede dedvar en multas o la intermpciOn del servicio de ague a critedo de SCE on conformidad con la Norton 14. l, Seecign C.5 y el Esquema 14,1, Seccidn E Cnmplimianto: Multns par infrnccianaa en el consume de agun Las restricciones de le Fase 1, qua pueden consultarse en el Esquema 14.1, atin se heron cumplir. Ademes, la AutivaciOn de la Fase 2 requiem qua el riego de los jardines y plantas de exterior con mangueras o sistemas de rociaderes se limite exclusivamente a los martes y viernes, entre las 6:00 p.m. y 7:00 p.m. (horario de verano del Pacifice). Regar con un recipiente o cuba de menus de tres galones de capacidad este permitide s51o los martes y viernes a cuelquier bera. Los usuafios qua infrinjan cualquier restricci6n el consumo de ague estar~n sujetos a las siguientes multas: Primera infraccidn: Advertencia par escrito Sagueda infraccign: $25 Tercera infraccign: $50 Par coda infraccidn adicional: $25 rues que la multa previa Despu~s de caviar one advertencia per escrito, SCE podrfa instalar un regulador de caudal an la cafieda de ague de cualquier usuario qua el personal de SCE haya observado utilizando ague pare un use no esencial o no autorizado en conformidad con la Nonna 14.1, Seccign C Z 2. Revisianes ysuplementa a los Tarifas da Ague de SCE pare Catalina: En cumplimiento con le Reselucidn W-4976 de la CPUC. SCE necesita reviser secciones de los tarifas de su Norton y Esquema 14.1. Los revisiones incluyen, peru no se limitan, al requisite de presenter una Carte de Arise Nivel 2 (Tier 2 Advice Letter} antes de activar uaa fase en particular del Esquema 14.1 y al requisite de Ile,/ar a cabo una reunign peblica antes de activa~ una fase de racionemiento obligatorio si la activacidn del Esqueme 14.1 ocerre un aSo o m~s desde la 01time reunign ptiblica. Se est~n requiriende otras revisiones de conformided con la Resolucign W-4976, la Prentice Normalizada U-40-W de la CPUC. los Procedimientos pare la Conservaci6n del Ague, el Racienamiento y Moratnrias a le Conexidn del Servicio (U-40-W) y con los pr&cticas de la industria. De conformidad con los Resultades y Conclusiones Ntimeros 22 y 23 de la Resolucidn W-497B. SCE tambidn ha solicitade qua se establezca una nueva tarifa Preliminar al Estade de Cuenta titulada "Cuenta de Orden per Perdidas de Ingresos en Catalina" (CLRMA per sus sidles en inglds) pare monitorear el d~ficit de ingresos esociade con la reduccide de yearns, ye sea debide a la activacign de los medides voluntaries de conservacidn o a la activacidn del racionamiento obligatorio. En conformided con le U-40-W, SCE monitorear~ los ingresos perdides mientras est~n en efecto los medidas de conservacidn y solicitare la recuperacign de los ingresos perdidos monito~'eades en la CLBMA per mealie de one Carte de Aviso. - La CPUC investigate a fonde la solicitud de SCE. Despu~s de la investigacide, 5e CPUC puede aprobar total o parcialmente la solieitud de SCE o bien puede rechazarla. Tambien puede ordenar a SCE qua cambie el disefio de la Activaci6n de la Fase 2 de alguna forme diferente a la que se describid en este notificaci6n. Las reuniones p0blicas se Ilevaren a cabo el: Martes 22 de julia de 2014 10:00 a.m. y 0:00 p,m. Auditoria de Avalon School 200 Fails Canyon Road Avalon, CA 90704 Los reuniones ptiblicas son informales y dan a los usuados la oportunided de honer preguntas y expresar sue puntos de vista. Algunos representantes de SCE estar~n presentes pare explicar los razones per los cuales se propuso la Activacidn de la Paso 2 y los revisiones y el suplemento qua se solicitaron pare sus tarifas de ague. La seccign 351 del C(tdigo de Ague de California establece qua excepto en cases de emergencia extreme, come la folio de una represa, bomba o caSerfa. se Ilevar& a cabo una reunidn peblica en la cual los usuarios tendr~n la oportunided de expresarse y protester centre la declareci6n del racionemiento del ague y de presenter sus respectivas necesidades. Los usuarios qua deseen proporcionar cuelquier otra informacign o comentarios sobre este Plan solicitade, deben escribir a la CPUC a la siguiente direccign: California Public Utilities Commission Division of Water and Audits 905 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco. CA 94102 Attention: James Baatbe, Supervisor. Division of Water and Audits~ - Los respuestas deber~n mencionar qua pertenecen a SCE, Arise 92-W, y deber~n enviarse a m~s tardar 20 dlas calendario e partir de le roche de esta notificacidn. Una copia del archivo del Aviso 92-W de SCE podr~ consultarse an: SCE Pebbly Beach Office 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. Avalon, CA 90704 Para mbs infarmaciGn Favor de visiter o Ilamar al 1-900-367-8851, THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, July 11,2014 ! 13