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Calendar From page 11 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 (each Wednesday)-- Thru Aug. 27 City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987, www. CityofAvalon.com. Summer Beach Bingo --through 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. Free Family Friendly Concert-- Aug. 2 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) Aug. 9 Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky. From 10 a,m.-2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month. 310-510-0954. www. CatalinaConservancy.org. Catalina Film Society -- Aug. 13 An opportunity for film enthu- siasts to enjoy, discuss and cel- ebrate brand new unreleased inde- pendent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non- members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films. Second Wednesday, every other month._818-787-1946, www. CatalinaFF.org. Free Family Friendly Concert--Aug. 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 10 p.m. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Free Family Friendly Concert-- Aug. 23 Catalina_ annual art Show and Sale Local artist Porschia Denning at work during a past art festival. File photo The Longest running annual event on Catalina Island, the Catalina Art show will, from Sept. 19-Sept. 21, feature art- ists from all over the ,country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photog- raphy. Highlights include charity art auction and kids art show. Catalina Art Association. 310- 510-2788, www.catalinaartasso- ciation.org. 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. Labor Day Weekend at the 'M'--- Aug. 29-Aug. 31 Going out in style: Featuring the last of the summer season ingredients. 310-510-8404, www. zestcateringcatalina.com. Free Family Friendly Concertm Aug. 31 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. September 'Chaplin and Goddard' Exhibit--thru Sept. 28 She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love. A love miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Museum, 310-510- 2414, www.catalinaislandmuse- um.org. 55th Catalina Channel Crossing--Sept. 6-Sept, 7 Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Women race over to Catalina on Saturday; Men race back to the mainland on Sunday. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon's center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to support local charities. Southern California Outrigger Racing that could never be revealed. They Association. 858-442-2536, www. had only one escape. An island, 26 catalinacrossing.org. An eDISON ttrrrNanoNt. Cecum r 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 141) The proposed Stage 2 Activation would go into effect starting an August 11, 2014. Additionally and pursuant to CPUC Resolution W-4976, SCE has requested revisions and an addition to its Catalina Water tariffs. SCh will hold two public meetings 0n 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 St aoje 2 Activation, requested revisions and addition to SCE's Catalina Water tariffs, and receive public input. SCE PROPOSES THE FOLLOWING: f. Stage 2 Activation: Since June 2013, Catalina Island has been in Stage 1 Mandatory Water Conservation when Catalina's Middle Ranch Reservoir (Reservoir)level dropped below 600 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 tductionfrem baseline water usage, which means that a 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-appreved Schedule 14.t explains the requirements and restrictions that are part of Stage 2 (available online at http://on.sce.com/catalinatarif f) Enforcement: Exceeding Water Allotment In order to reduce the likelihood of entering additional stages of water rationing, SCE must emphasize that the 25% Water Usage Reduction wig he strictly enforced. First offense: Customer will receive a written warning on their bill. Second offense: SCE will install a flaw-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 will be removed until water rationing is no longer required and upon payment of another $200 fee, Any tampering with a flow-mstdcting device may result m fines or discontinuation of water use at SCE's discretion pursuant to Rule 14.1, Section C 5 and Schedule 14. I. 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: First offense: Written warning Second offense: $25 Third offense: $50 Each additional offense: $25 more than the previous fine imposed SCE may, after one written warning, install a flow-restrictiogflevice 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.Z 2. Revisions and an Addition to 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 d 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, Rationing and Service Connection Moratoria (U-40-W), and industry practices, Pursuant to Findings and Conclusions Numbers 22 and 23 of Resolution W-4976, SCC has also requested for the establishment of a new Preliminary Statement tariff entitled, "Catalina Lost Revenue Memorandum Account" ICLRMA) 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 ost revenue as-long as conserva!ion 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 order 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 mee'ti'ng's-areinfoimal and afford customers the opportunity to ask questions and express their views SCE will have representatives there to explain the reasons for the proposed Stage 2 Activation and requested revisions and addition to its water tariffs. 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 rationieg 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 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Attention: James Boothe, Supervisor, Division of 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 Reach Rd, Avalon, CA 90704 For More Information Please visit www.sce.eom/oatalina or call 1-000-367-8851. SOOTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON" i EOISON INItNATIO.L Company 11 de julio de 2014 POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION NOTIFICA SU PROPUESTA DE ACTIVACION DE LA FASE 2 DEL PLAN DE CONSEBVACI()N Y RACIONAMIENTO OBLIGATORIOS DEL AGUA, REVISIONES Y SUPEEMENTO A SUS TARIFAS DE AGUA Y UNA REUNII)N PUBLICA PARA CATALINAiSLAND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) ha solicitado autorizacidn a la COMISION DE SERVICIOS PUBLICOS DE CALIFORNIA (CPUC por sus siglas en ingles) para activar la Fase 2 del Plan de Conservaci0n y Racionamiento 0bligatodos del Agua (Activacibn de la Fase 2) para Catalina Island en conformidad con la Norton 141 sobre los Tarifas de Agua de SCE para Catalina, el Plan de Racionamiento del Agua Fresca de Catalina Island (Norma 141) y el Esquema 141, Fuses del Plan de Conservaci0n y Racionamiento 0bligatorios del Agua (Esquema 141}. La activacion propuesta de la Fuse 2 entraria en vigor a paTtir de[ 11 de agosto de 2014. Adents, y do acuerdo con la Resolucidn W-4976 de la CPUC, SOL ha solicitado revisiones y un suplemento a sos tarifas de agua para Catalina, SCE Ilevara a eabo dos reueiones p0bricas el martes 22 de julio de 2014 a Ins 10:00 a.m. a Ins 6:00 p.m. en el Auditorio de Avalon School, Iocalizado en 200 Falls Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704, para explicar la propuesta do la activacidn de la Fuse 2. las Fevisiones solicitadas y el soplemento a los tafifas de agua de SCE para Catalina asi como para recihir/as opiniones del pdb/ico. SCE PROPONE LO SIGUIENTE: 1. Activacidn de la Fuse 2: Desde junto de 2013, Catalina Island ha estado en la Fase 1 de In Coeservacidn Obligatoria de Agua cuando el nivel de la represa Middle Ranch de Catalina habia baiado a mends de 600 acres-pies. La Activacibn de la Fase 2 deber entrar en vigor pronto en la isla, ya que se preve que el nivel de agua de la represa bajar a mends de 300 acres-pies para el 11 de agosto de 2014 Parte de la Activacibn de la Fuse 2 incluye asignaciones de agua. La Activacion de la Fase 2 requerir una reduccidn de125par ciento respecto al consumo de referencia, Io coal significa que la asignacidn de agua para un usuario durante ta Fase 2 ser de175 por ciento de so consumo de agua de referencia Los usuarios son responsables de monitorear su propio consumo de agua para asegurarse de no sobrepasar su asignacidn El Esquema 14.1 aprobado por la CPUO explica los requisitos y restricciones qoe son paTte de la Fuse 2 (disponible en http://on sce com/catalinatariff) Cumplimiento: Qud sucede si sobrepasa su asignaeidn de agua A fin de reducir las probabilidades de activar rases adicionales del plan de racionamiento del agua. SCE debe recalcar que la reduccibn de125% en el consumo de agua se har cumplir de manera estricta Primera infraccidn: El usuario recibira una advertencia por escrito en su factura. Segunda iefraccidn: SCE instalara un dispositivo de restriccidn del caudal en la cafieria de agua del usuario. Este regutador sara retirado 3 dfas ms tarde como minimo y bajo el pago de una multa de $200 Tercera infraccibn: SCE instalar un dispositivo de restriccibn del caudal en la cafieria de agua del asuario, el cual se retirar solo cuando el racienamiento de agua ya no sea necesado y bajo el pago de otra multa de $200. Cualquier carebio mdebldo a un regulador de agua puede defivar en multas o la mterrepcidn del servicio de agua a criteno de SCE en conformidad con la Norma 14.1, Seceien C5 y el Esquema 14.1, Seccign / Cumplimiento: Multas per infracciones en el consume de agua " Las restricciones de la Fase 1, que pueden consultarse en el Esquema 141, nun se harn cumplir Adems, la Activacidn de la Fase 2 requiere que el riego de los jardines y piantas de exterior con mangueras o sistemas de reciadores se limite exclusivamente a los mattes y viernes, entre las 6:00 pm. y 7:00 pro. (horatio de verano del Pacifico). Regar con un recipiente o cubo de menus de tres galones de capacidad est permitido solo los mattes y viernes a cualquier hora. Los usuarios que inffinjan cualquier restricci0n al consumo de agua estarn sajetos a las siguientes multas: Primera infraccibn: Advertencia por escrito Segunda infraccidn: $25 Tercera infraccidn: $50 Por coda infrnccibn edicional: $25 ms que la multa previa Bespues de enviar una advertenci a por escfito, SCE podffa instalar un regulador de caudal en la eafieffa de agua de cualquier usuafie qua el personal de SCE haya observado utilizando agua paraun usa no esencial o no autorizado en conformidad con la Norma 14.1, Secddn C.2 2. Revisiones y suplemento a los Tarifas de Anna de SCE para Catalina: En sumplimiento con la Resolucidn W-4976 de la CPUC, SCE necesita revisar secciones de las tarifas de su Norton y Esquema 14.1. Las revisiones incluyen, pero no se limitan, al requisito de presentar una Carta de Aviso Nivel 2 (Tier 2 Advice Letter) antes de activar una fuse en particular del Esquema 14.1 y al requisito de Ilevar a caho una reuni6n p0blica antes de activar una fuse de racionamiento obligatorio sila activacidn del Esquema 14.1 ocurre un ado o ms desde ia 6ltima reuni6n pgblica. Se estn requiriendo otras revisiones de conformidad Con la Resoluei6n W-4976. la Frctica Normalizada U-40-W de la CPUC, los Procedimientos para la Conservaci6n del Agua, el Raeionamiento y Moratorias a la Conexidn del Servicio {U-40-W) y con las pr#cticas de ia industria. De conformidad con los Resultados y Conclusiones Nemeros 22 y 23 de la Resolucidn W-4976, SCE tambien ha solicitado que se establezca una nueva tadfa Preliminar al Estado de Cuenta titulada "Cuenta de Orden por Perdidas de Ingresos en Catalina" (CLRMA por sus siglas en ingles) para monitorear el deficit de ingresos asociado con la reduccidn de ventas, ya sea debido a la activacidn de los medidas voluntarias de Conservacidn o a la activacibn del raeiouamiento obligatorio. En conformidad con la U-40-W, SCE monitorear los ingresos perdidos mientras esten en efecto las medida do conservacidn y solicitar la recuperacidn de los ingresos perdidos monitoreados en la CLRMA pot medic de una Carta de Aviso. La CPUC investigar; a rondo la solicitud de SCE. Despoes de la investigaci6n la CPUC puede aprobar total o parcialmente la solicitud de SCE o bien puede rechazarla. Tambien puede ordenar a SeE que cambie el dise5o de la Activacidn de la Fuse 2 de alguna forma diferente a la qua se describid en esta notificacidn. Los reuniones p0blicas se Ilevarn a cabo el: Martes 22 de julio de 2014 10:00 a.m. y 6:00 p.m. Auditorio de Avalon School 200 Falls Canyon Road Avalon. CA 90704 Las reuniones pblicas son in@males y dan a los usuarios fa oportunidad de hacer preguntas y expresar sus puntos de vista. Algunos representantes de SCE estarn presentes para explicar las razones por las cuales se propuso la Activacidn de la Fuse 2 y las revisiones y el suplemento qua se solicitaron para sus tarifas de agua. La seccidn 351 del Cddigo de Agua de California establece qua excepto en casos de emergencia extrema, cored la falla de una represa, bomba o cageria, se Ilevar a cabo ann reuni6n pdblica en la cual los usuarios tendrn la oportunidad de expresarse y protestar contra la deelaracidn del racionamiento del agua y de presentar sus respectivas necesidades. Los usuarios qua deseen proporcionar cualquier otra informaciOn o comentarios sobre este Plan solicitado, deben escribir a la CPUC a la siguiente direcci6n: California Public Utilities Commission Division of Water and Audits 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Attention: James Boothe, Supervisor. Division of Water and Audits Las respuestas debern mencionar que pertenecen a SCE, Aviso 92-W, y debern enviarse a ms tardar 20 d[as calendario a partir de la fecha de esta notifieacidn. Una opia del archivo de1 Aviso 92-W de SeE podr consultarse en: SCE Pebbly Beach Office 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. Avalon, CA 98704 Para m:ts informacidn Favor de visitar www,sce.com/catalina o Ilamar al 1-800-367-8851. THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, July 18, 2014 i 13