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II CATALINA'S AVIATION HISTORY'. 1946.Present The fascinating story of Catalina's legacy of aviation. Special segments include: United Airlines and the famous "Mother Goose" Available at the following Stores: Buoys & Gulls * Catalina By-The-Sea Catalina Island Conservancy * Catalina Island Museum Catalina Souvenir Shop DC-3 Gifts & Grill Lattitude 33 Steamer Trunk Sugarloaf Books A Channel Catalina production www. channelcat alina, corn CATALINA-ISLAND MUSEUM own extensive archive. To create a EXPLORES WILLIAM WRIGLEY more complex portrait of William JR.'S DREAM FOR CATALINA Wrigley Jr the museum has also ISLAND assembled archival material from the Chicago History Museum, the Synonymous with chewing William Wrigley Jr. Company, the gum and the Chicago Cubs, Wil- History Factory and other private liam Wrigley Jr. was one of the collections across the nation. World's greatest businessmen. "The information in these ar- "A Democratic Dream: William chives has given us prodigious Wrigley Jr. and Catalina Island" insight into the generosity and will tell the story of how his busi- compassion of one of the wealthi- ness empire changed the course of est men of the 20th century. This American history and his quest to exhibition shows William Wrigley make Catalina Island "the people's Jr. in stark contrast to the robber Island"--a vacation destination for barons of his era," said Catalina rich and poor alike. Island Museum Curator John Bor- This exhibition will feature an aggina. "With today's economic array of photographs and documents landscape and the struggles of the from the Catalina Island Museum's middle class, -it is inspiring to see" how one man was able to trans- Clockwise from bottom, left: William Wrigley, 'form Catalina into what he de- Jr. with President and Mrs. Coolidge at the sc1ibed as 'the playground for all, Bird Park on C~'talina Island.William Wrigley, rich or poor, youth or aged.'" Jr. on the beach in Avalon. Mrs. Ada Wrigley A middle school dropout who is seated under the umbrella (left, forefront), became a titan of the industrial age, Photo portrait of William Wrigley, Jr. Wrigley possessed a democratic Photos courtesy of the Catalina Island spirit that guided him throughout Museum all of his personal and business Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podr~n leery descargar esta notificaciOn en espa~ol en el sitio Web de SCE ~ o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencibn: Comunicaciones Corporatives SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTICE OF ENERGY RESOURCE RECOVERY ACCOUNT (ERRA) APPLICATION FILING IN A.12-08-01 PROPOSAL TO INCREASE YOUR ELECTRIC RATES In compliance with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decisions, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has filed an Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) forecast application. This application is referred to as A.12-08-01. In an ERRA forecast application, SCE estimates the costs of fuel and purchased power that is required to generate and procure electricity for the following year, in order to set rates and recover these costs. .in this application filing, SCE is requesting the Commission to authorize SCE's 2013 ERRA proceeding revenue requirement in the amount of $4.387 billion, which represents an increase of $507 million from the ERRA revenue requirement included in 2012. rate levels. The ERRA proceeding revenue requirement consists primarily of SCE's proposed 2013 fuel and purchased power costs. However, it also includes: (1) the currently estimated December 31, 2012 year-end recorded balancing account balances that SCE requests to recover from or return to customers, and (2) other miscellaneous expenses, such as spent nuclear fuel expense and Department of Energy decontamination and decommissioning fees. Compared to revenues at present rates as of June 1, 2012, this application requests a revenue increase of $484.68 million, or 4.42%, beginning in 2013. If the Commission should approve total rates as requested, an average residential electric customer using 600 kilowatt-hours per month would expect to see an increase of $5.67 per month, from $105.86 to $111.53. The following table shows current rates compared to an ~stimate of proposed revenue and rate changes by customer group. Customer Group Revenue Impact August 2012 ERRA Forecast Application Revenue Present Proposed Customer Group Change % Change Rates Rates ($000) CfkWh JkWh Residential 212,933 4.62% 15.84 16.57 Lightin9 - Small and Medium Power 170,269 4.30% 15.13 15.80 Large Power 84,261 4.37% 9.99, 10.47 A,qdcultural and Pumping 15,075 4.48% 11.63 12.16 Street and Area Lightinq 2,144 1.68% 17.74 18.04 TOTAL 484,683 .4.42% 14.15 14.80 As noted above, you may review a copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA91770). You may also view these materials at the following SCE business offices: 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. 30553 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. 4i694 Dinkey Creek Rd. 421 W. J St Rimforest, CA 92378 Shaver Lake, CA 93664Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Customers with Intemet access may view and download SCE's application and the papers suppo~ng it on SCE's website, www.sce.com/appfications. Anyone who would like to obtain more information about the application, please write to: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Case Administration :'- - ~ --:1 The CPUC may hold evitlentiary hearings whereby formal parties of record provide testimony and are subject to cross-examination before a CPUC Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). These hearings are open to the public, but only formal parties of record may participate. The CPUC has its own court reporters who will record the comments of those formal parties of record participating in the evidentiary hearings. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned ALJ will issue a proposed decision. When the CPUC issues.a final decision on the application, it may adopt, amend, or modify all or part of the ALJ's proposed decision as written. The CPUC's decision may be different than SCE's r~quest. The Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) is an independent arm of the CPUC, created by the Legislature to represent the interests of all utility customers throughout the state to obtain the lowest ~ossible rates for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. DRA has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and engineedng. You may subm t wdtten comments to the CPUC's Los Angeles Public Advisor's Office at the address or e-mail shown below. The Public Advisor California Public Utilities Commission 320 West Fourth Street, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90013 dr by e-mail: Public.Advisor.la@cpuc.ca qov Please state that you are writing concerning SCE's application A.12-08-01. Your comments will become a part of the formal correspondence file for public comment in this proceeding. The Public Advisor's Office will circulate your comments to the five Commissioners, the ALJ, DRA, and to CPUC staff assigned to this proceeding. You may also wdte to the CPUC if you need advice on how to participate in this proceeding. Should the CPUC deem necessary to hold evidentiary hearings or public participation hearings a bill insert notice will be sent to customers of SCE in their monthly bill. The insert will provide information about the dates, times and locations of any hearing. August 2012 endeavors. In the end, his true pas- sion and perhaps his most lasting legacy was Catalina Island. Wrigley's purchase of Catalina Island offered him a nearly blank canvas to express'his deeply held ideal of excellence. Between 1919 and 1932, Avalon became home to California's largest diesel gen- erator, the world's largest cafete- ria, the most diverse aviary in the world,the tallest structure in Los Angeles County, largest ballroom dance floor and the first theater built for talking motion pictures. In little over a decade, Wrigley had transformed Catalina Island into one of the world's preeminent vacation destinations. Three years after purchasing the Island, Wrigley articulated his dream for Catalina Island when he said, "I want to make this little spot an attractive, healthy and en- joyable spot for the thousands of wage-earners who get little chance to rest and enjoy themselves as they would like. I want to get the thing so adjusted that the Island is self- supporting, but run without a nickel of profit. Right now it is far from a healthy investment financially, but I am tickled to spend more money to make it the vacation spot for the tired shop girl, the artisan, the clerk or the Boy Scout." A Democratic Dream commem- orates the 80th anniversary of Wil- liam Wrigley Jr.'s death. The exhi- bition will run from Aug. 31 through Nov. 26 and can only be "viewed at the Catalina Island Museum. Opening reception Aug. 31 The Catalina Island Museum invites you to the opening recep- tion for A Democratic Dream: William Wrigley Jr. and Catalina Island on Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are free for mem- bers of the museum and $10 for the general public. For more information or to pur- chase tickets, call (310) 510-2414 or visit CatalinaMuseum.org. Film Society presents 'Home Run Showdown' The Catalina Film Society will screen "Home Run Showdown" at 3 11 in the Hotel Crescent Ave. on their ~ina the Home - Ullard 12 Friday, August 10, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER