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Calendar From page 11 Rotary Halloween Bash and Auction-- Oct. 31 Don your scariest costume and join the ghoulish gathering at the Rotary Halloween Costume Bash and Auction at the M Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded for the most be-witching costumes. Bid on terror-ific silent and live auction items. Musical entertain- ment and a magician will be on stage to cast a spell on guests. Doors open at 6:30p.m.. A limited number of $45 per person tickets are available. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, 310-510-1520 November 30th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon-- Nov. 1 Swim it, Bike it, Run it, Tri it! Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the city of Avalon with the perfect end of season sprint triathlon. Come for the weekend or for the day and experience all that Catalina has to offer. Spectrum Sports Management. 909-399-3553, www. NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS REGARDING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPA- NY'S PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL RATE STRUCTURE THAT MAY INCREASE YOUR BILL (R.t2-06-013) Monday, November 3, 2014, thru Friday, November 21, 2014 9:30 a.m. CPUC Hearing Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podrm leer y descargar esta notiflcaci6n en espafiol en el sitio web de SCE wr,.sce.comlavisos o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atencion: Comunicaciones Corporativas The Cali[omia Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has scheduled Evidentiary Hearings (EHs) to con- sider Southern California Edison Company's (SCE's) proposal to revise their residential rate structure at the dates, times and location shown above. Any changes to the dates, times, and locations of the EHs will be posted to the CPUC's Daily Calen- dar, which is accessible on the CPUC website at The hearing's location is wheel- chair accessible. If you need a language or Sign interpreter, or special assistance, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office (PAO) at the address listed at the bottom of this notice at least five days in advance of the hearing date. INFORMATION ABOUT THIS REQUEST On October 7, 2013, Assembly Bill 327 (AB 327) was signed into law. This permitted electhc rate reform in Cali[omia, as well as authorizes the CPUC to consider changes to its electdcity rate struc- ture. On February 28, 2014, SCE filed a request with the CPUC for changes to residential rates starting in 2015 and a roadmap for rate changes through 2018. SCE's request will better align rates with the actual costs of providing electdc service as indicated by AB 327. As a result, lower use customers will see increases in their monthly bill and higher use customers will see decreases. This proposal will not change the amount of total revenues collected by SCE, which is determined in other proceedings. Specifically, SCE is proposing to: Transition from its current 4-tiered structure to a 3-tiered structure beginning in 2015, and finally to a 2-tierad structure beginning in 2017. Offer simplified optional non-tiered Time-of-Use rate options beginning in 2015 to provide great- er choice and flexibility. Time-of-use rates are rates that change in price depending on the time and day the energy is being used. Hold the Cali[omia AJternate Rates [or Energy (CARE) discount percentage at the current level of 32 percent. Increase the monthly service fee from $0.91 to $10 per month for non-CARE customers and from $0.73 to $5 for CARE customers. Transition customers who are receiving service on the Family Electric Rates for Energy pro- gram to a flat 10 percent discount. This will result in a 6 percent increase in the current effective discount of approximately 4 percent. Continue the Medical Baseline program, which provides additional baseline allowance for eligi- ble customers with qualified medical devices. EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS At these EHs the assigned Administrative Law Judges (Judge) will receive the testimony of SCE consumer advocacy groups, and all other parties to this proceeding. These hearings are open to the public but only those who are parties to the proceeding may present evidence, testimony, and be subject to cross-examination. The hearings and documents submitted during the proceeding become part of the formal record that the Judges rely upon in wdting a proposed decision to present to the Commissioners for their consideration. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the as- signed Judges will issue a proposed decision which may adopt SCE's proposal, modify it or deny it. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision. The proposed decision, and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon at a scheduled CPUC Voting Meeting. As a party of record, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) reviewed this application. ORA is the independent consumer advocate within the CPUC with a legislative mandate to represent investor- owned utility customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. ORA has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting and engineering. Other parties of record will also participate in the CPUC's proceeding to consider this application. For more information about ORA, please call (415) 703-1584, e-mail or visit ORA's website at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SCE You may review a copy of SCE's proposal and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA g1770). You may also view these materials at the following SCE business offices: Pebbly Beach Rd. Avalon, CA 90704 i05 W. 14th Ave. Blythe, CA 92225 26364 Pine Ave. Rim[orest, CA 92378 120 Woodland Dr. Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Customers with Internet access ma !374 Lagoon St. 3ishop, CA 93514 1820 Rimrock Rd. Barstow, CA 92311 3001 Chateau Rd. 510 S. China Lake Blvd. Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Ridgecrest, CA 93555 41694 Dinkey Creek Rd. 421 W. J St. Shaver Lake, CA 93664 Tehachapi, CA 93561 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Yucca Valley, CA 92284 view and download electronic copies of SCE's proposal and related exhibits on SCE's website, (type R.12-06-013 into the Search box and click "Go"), or on the CPUC's website, hp:// You may also obtain more information about SCE's proposal by writing to: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Law Department - Case Administration STAY INFORMED If you would like to follow this proceeding, or any other issue before the CPUC, you may use the CPUC's free subscription service. Sign up at: http:llsubscribecpuc.cpuc.cs.govl. If you would like to learn how you can participate in the proceeding, or if you have informal comments or questions about the CPUC processes, you may access the CPUC's PAO webpage at www.cpuc. and click on "Public Advisor" from the CPUC Information Menu. You may also contact the PAO as follows: Write: CPUC PublicAdvisor's Office, Room 2103 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free)or TTY 1-415-703-5282 Please reference Residential Rate Redesign for SCE Application No. R. 12-06-013 in any communica- tions you have with the Commission regarding this matter. All public comments will become part of the public correspondence file for this proceeding and made available for review for the assigned Judge, the Commissioners, and appropriate CPUC staff. P.L.A.Y. Preschool Annual Craft Auction--Nov. 14 Come support Avalon's youth at the annual Craft & Silent Auction to benefit Preschool Learning for Avalon Youth. Door prizes, great food & desserts, spirits and a Grand Prize drawing. Doors at the Catalina Island Yacht Club will open at 5p.m.. Questions? Contact PLAY Preschool at 310-510-2324. Catalina Film institute-- Nov. 28-Nov. 30 Students and industry profes- sionals immerse themselves in a workshop setting surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Catalina Island. Take advantage of differ- ent programs and be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of historic and beautiful Catalina Island. Participation in this event supports the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina's wildlands wild. Catalina Film Institute. 818-787- 1946, www.CatalinaFEorg. December 21st Annual 'Shop At Home' Night-- Dec.6 A one-night shopping extrav- aganza with holiday discounts, strolling carolers and prize draw- ings. Shop At Home Night kicks off with a holiday tree lighting Cer- emony on Wrigley Stage at 5p.m.. Have your picture taken with Santa at E1 Galleon from 6-8:30 p.m. Catalina Island Chamber of Catalina Island Eco-Marathon and Half Marathon---Nov. 8 Runner's World rates the Catalina Eco-Marathon as the "Best Island Run," because it travels through an otherworldly place where, the magazine notes, "you can see buffalo, bald eagles, seals and palm trees during a single run." The Eco-Marathon course travels through three distinct ecosystems via trails and soft dirt roads. Runners traverse single-track trails, ridgelines, and vistas that afford views of the Pacific Ocean from both sides of the Island. Spectrum Sports Management/Catalina Island Conservancy, 909-399-3553, File photo Commerce. 310-510-1520, www. Catalina Island Museum Holiday Concert-- Dec.12 A Holiday Symphony Concert featuring the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. in the Avalon Casino Theatre. Catalina Island Museum. 310- 510-2414, www.CatalinaMuseum. org. 42nd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom-- Dec. 31 Celebrate the New Year at this elegant black-tie optional dinner and dancing event in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations go on sale July 2014. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520, www. Leroy From page .!_ was pretty independent, but spent most of the time on or around the pier. Liz Greison wrote the only book that I know about Leroy. Glad that they found the statue," Liddell said. The Greison book, "Leroy the Catalina Cat," was published in 1979. At this week's council meeting, Mayor Anni Marshall said the book was popular. Greison also wrote a sequel, '% Letter from Leroy," in 1985. Leroy reportedly retired from public life in the late 1980s. A local woman looked after him in his &BLAIR declining years, but he remained as Liddelldescribed him: an inde- pendent indvidual. City Manager Ben Harvey, a comparative newcomer to Avalon, apologized for not recognizing the significance of the statue's recov- ery. Council Member Oly Olsen said Leroy used to own the town. Dennis Jaich, interim director of Public Works, said no decision had been made about where to place Leroy's statue. Quotes of the Week "Staff has begun discussions but as you might imagine, we are considering many possibilities," Jaich said. "We hope to reach a decision next week." Leroy's statue has disappeared not once, but twice since it was first created. "So Leroy has three lives gone already," Mayor Marshall said. To make a comment on this story at the Sun Newspapers' web- site, go to' "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it." 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