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Winter Wonderland Carnival to be held Sheriff's Log at Descanso Beach Club this weekend Carnival features a synthetic 'ice' rink that uses no water BY SIERRA CALDWELL Descanso Beach Club will host a Winter Wonderland Carnival this weekend. Ice skating, carni- val games, activities and treats for the whole family. The syn- thetic ice rink uses no water or refrigeration; plastic surfaces are built around new technology that closely resembles the experience of skating on real ice. The carnival will be held on the following days: Friday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed for all to enjoy "Shop at Home Night" will re-open 7-9 p.m. Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podrtn leer y descargar esta notificaci6n en espafiol en el sitio Web de SCE o escdba a: Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atenci6n: Comunicaciones Corporativas SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE) NOTICE TO CHANGE YOUR RATES FOR LOWJNCOME PROGRAMS FOR YEARS 2016-2017 APPLICATION (A.) t4-11-007 PROPOSAL AFFECTING ELECTRIC RATES Sunday, Dec. 7. at lla.m.-3 p.m. Fun-filled family festivities include: ice skating, bounce house, caricature artist, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, snow cones, churros, hot cocoa/ cider and cookies, and pictures with Santa. Special offers include: Receive $5 worth of activity tickets with the purchase of a Christmas tree through the Teen Center. Bring a new/unused gift or bag of non-perishable food items and receive $10 worth of activity tick- ets. All donated items will benefit local families. A free shuttle will be operating all weekend picking guests up at Via Casino and dropping off at Descanso Beach Club. The following is the Avalon Sheriff's Station significant inci- dents report for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 2. "It is important to note that no assumption of crimi- nal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided in this report. Many people who get arrested do not get convicted or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrest- ed," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Station. November 25 A business on Dump Road was bur- glarized and several personal items were stolen. A resi- dent of Two Harbors was report- edly assaulted by a friend after confronting her about urinating on len from his unlocked vehicle last week while it was parked in the 300 block of East Whitley Avenue. November 27 An Avalon resident reported her windshield was bro- ken by vandals while it was parked on Renton Mine Road at Wrigley Terrace Road. November 28 At 3:25 a.m., Laura Tocheny, 31, a resident of Washington, was arrested for assault. Capt. Doug Fetteroll November 29 Station commander At 10:30 p.m., Andrew Hodgson, 33, a resident of Oxford, England and Bradley Sussex, 25, resident of Tredegar Wales, were arrested for being drunk in public. On November 18, 2014, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) proposed to the California " Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approval of its Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) programs for 2015 - 2017 and budgets for 2016-2017 (In August 2014, the CPUC approved the 20.15 budget). SCE seeks budget funding approval of $70.56 million for 2016 and $70.76 million for 2017. These programs provide qualified low-income customers with discounts on their energy bills and free or low cost appliances and other devices to help lower their energy use. If this application is approved, SCE will collect $228.496 million in electdc revenues for low income programs over the 2015-2017 pedod. SCE's request in this application is a $12.563 million net decrease over the amount authorized by the CPUC for these programs for the 2012-2014 program cycle (see CPUC Decision D.12-08-044, as modified by D.14-08-030), which is an average net decrease of $4.188 million per year. If the CPUC approves the total requested amount for program e years 2015-2017, it will result in an estimated 0.03'/, system average rate decrease relative to current rates. The following table compares SCE's current average rates, by customer group, to an estimate of proposed average rates if SCE's revenue requirement and revenue allocation proposals in this Application are approved by the Commission: Customer Groun Revenue Imoact SCE's Application for ESA & CARE Programs & Budgets for 20t5-2017 System Bundled I I IESA and 2015 ESA . I and CARE Current ] Customer Group Current CARE % Revenues Change Change aes I Rates ($o0o) ('"'"" I (Cavern) Residential 5,113,741 -1,665 -0.03% 17.60 17.60 Lighting - Small and I Medium Power I 4,785,194 -1,500 -0.03% 18.31 18.31 : Laige Power I 2,162,348 -763 -0.04% 13.03 13.03 Agdculturaland Pumping I 423,153 -122 -0.03% -.:1,73 ' 14.73 Street and Area Ughting I 137,433 -95 -0.07% ;88 18.77 Standby I 282,361 -42 -0.01% 10.98 10.98 TOTAL I 12,904,231 -4,188 -0.03% 16.66 16.65 ** The actual changes in rates will be determined by the Commission. Backoround on low income oroorams SCE offers a vadety of programs and services to help income-qualified customers reduce their energy bills. The ESA Program helps low-income customers conserve energy and save money by providing free (or substantially discounted) appliances and installation of energy efficient refrigerators, air conditioners and more, as well as home efficiency solutions such as weathedzation, More information on SCE's ESA Program can be found online at The CARE Program helps ensure electricity is available at affordable rates to qualifying low income customers by providing at least a 30 percent discount on electdcity bills. SCE also proposes to fund its Cool Center Program out of the CARE administration budget, Consistent with the practices of San Diego Gas & Electdc Company (SDG&E) and Pacific Gas and Electdc Company (PG&E). More information on SCE's CARE Program can be found online at www.sce.comlcare. More information on SCE's Cool Centers Program can be found online at www.sce.corn/coolconters. For Further Information From SCE You may review a copy of thisApplication and related exhibits at SCE's Corporate headquarters (2244 Welnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, 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. 14th Ave. 3001 Chateau Rd. 510 S. China Lake Blvd. elythe, 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 Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr. 6999 OId'Vk:man 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.soe.eomlaoolications (type A.14-11-007 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 SCE's 2015-2017 ESA & CARE Application (A.14-11-007) P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Law Dept. - CaseAdmin. CPUC PROCESS This Application will be assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (Judge) who will determine how to receive evidence and other related documents, necessary for the CPUC to establish a record upon which to base its decision. Evidentiary Headngs (EHs) may be held where parties of record will present their testimony and may be subject to cross-examination by other parties. These EHs are open to the public, but only those who are parties of record can participate. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned Judge 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 http://ora.cagov/default.aspx. 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: 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 Public Advisor's Office, Room 2103 505 Van NessAvenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074 TTY 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-5282 the living room floor of her mobile I v,s. us o. I 00me Ale"' t 00ave |d e been a factor in the incident. November 26 IIg  .An Avalon resident report- . ' ed that personal items were sto- SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1135-14 At its regular meeting on October 7,2014, the Avalon City Council introduced an ordinance relating to administrative citations and penalties and adding enforcement provisions to the Avalon Municipal Code and thereafter adopted at a regular meeting on December 2, 2014 A certified copy of the full 0rdiilance No. 1135-14 is filed in the office of the Avalon City Clerk. The office of the Avalon City Clerk is located at the following address: AvaJo.n City Hail ...... 410 Avalon. Canyon; Rd. :" .....  .................................. P.O. Box 707 ; . Avalon, CA 90704 Summary of Ordinance: Ordinance 1135-14 implements a system for imposition, enforcement, collection and administrative review of administrative fines for violations of the Avalon Municipal Code and provides for reimbursement of attorneys' fees and costs when the City incurs such expenses in code enforcement matters. The Ordinance establishes a standardized and expedited method to hold parties responsible when they fail or refuse to comply with certain provisions of the AMC, its adopted codes or other ordinances adopted by the City. Dated: December 3, 2014 ATTEST: Denise A. Radde, City Clerk November 30 A female adult visitor was injured when she fell off her bicy- cle On Avalon Canyon Road. She was transported over town for treatment of her injuries. December 1 No significant incidents. December 2 Deputies conducted a cross- walk safety operation in front of the Vons Market on Metropole Avenue. The intent of the operation was not to cite motorists, but to pro- mote safe driving practices ih this area and throughout the city. ' During the two-hour operation, :eery motorist who drove through the crosswalk was alert and con- siderate of pedestrians in the area, two-drivers received warnings to better secure their children, three pedestrians were advised to use the crosswalk, no citations were issued and four drivers received rewards for a free ice crea.m, at Lloyds of Avalon for exemplary driving. Golf carts For the third week in a row, no golf carts were reported stolen. Reminder - Anyone with informa- tion regarding the taking of another person's golf cart, is encouraged to notify the detectives at the Avalon Sheriff's Station. Under California Law, it is a felony to "Joyride" and prosecution will be sought. Museum From page 11 there is little doubt that prejudice was an insurmountable obstacle that kept Glidden from obtaining what he wanted most: professional respectability and public notoriety. He achieved neither. The rea- son was simple: most people found Glidden's attitudes repugnant. View "The Search for the Lost Giant: The Giant Curse" online at for-the-lostgiants/videos. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 310-510-2414 or visit 12 ', Friday, December 5, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER