Thursday, March 31, 2016

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE, HEARING SCHEDULE AND OTHER MATTERS FOR HEARING IN APRIL 2016

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE, HEARING SCHEDULE AND OTHER MATTERS FOR HEARING IN APRIL 2016 document copy is embedded. IT IS RULED that:
1. The March 25, 2016 motion for an all-party meeting is treated as a motion for a prehearing conference. The motion for a prehearing conference is granted to the extent provided herein, and denied in all other respects. A prehearing conference shall be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon on April 11, 2016, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California to discuss schedule and other matters.
2. Evidentiary hearing shall be held on April 11, 2016, and continue through April 15, 2016, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. The evidentiary hearing shall begin at 1:30 p.m. or, if the Prehearing Conference ends early, at the conclusion the Prehearing Conference.
3. The Evidentiary Hearing Guidelines adopted by Administrative Law Judge Ruling dated February 13, 2013 remain in effect, with one modification. Parties shall not reserve exhibits that have already been served (when doing so would only be for the purpose of the item being pre-marked).
4. Exhibit numbers shall continue in order from those used in the prior hearings. Parties shall serve (but not file) proposed exhibit lists by April 6, 2016.
5. The order of witnesses shall be as stated in the body of this ruling. Witnesses scheduled for later in the week (except for those with a date certain) shall be available earlier in the week should the hearing move more quickly than outlined in the body of this ruling. Parties may move for an alternative order of witnesses, but shall use all reasonable means to make a joint motion to adopt one agreed-upon alternative schedule.
Filing Date 3-30-16
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE, HEARING SCHEDULE AND OTHER MATTERS FOR HEARING IN APRIL 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: DISTRICT ATTORNEY DETERMINES NO VIOLATION OF LAW IN CARMEL BALLOT STAPLING INQUIRY


NEWS RELEASE *
DISTRICT ATTORNEY DETERMINES NO VIOLATION OF LAW IN CARMEL BALLOT STAPLING INQUIRY
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2016

MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA) SPECIAL DIRECTOR'S MEETING AGENDA & MINUTES, March 24, 2016

SPECIAL DIRECTOR'S MEETING AGENDA PACKET
MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)
March 24, 2016

MPRWA Minutes 03-24-16 by L. A. Paterson
DRAFT MINUTES
MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)
March 24, 2016

Proceeding Number I.14-11-008 OPENING BRIEF OF THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK

ABSTRACT: Re: BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Order Instituting Investigation And Order to Show Cause on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of Pacific Gas and Electric Company with Respect to Facilities Records for its Natural Gas Distribution System Pipelines, the OPENING BRIEF OF THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK document copy is embedded. CONCLUSION For the reasons set forth above, TURN urges the Commission to adopt each of the recommendations set forth in TURN’s Summary of Recommendations in Appendix A.
Appendix A
TURN’s SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
1. The Commission should extend to gas distribution recordkeeping each of the 21 transmission recordkeeping remedies adopted by the Commission in D.15-04-024. 24
2. The Commission should order PG&E to undertake proactive and systematic efforts to identify and correct in its maps and records all unmapped or inaccurately mapped records of plastic inserts in its distribution system and order this work to be completed within three years.
3. The Commission should order PG&E to undertake proactive and systematic efforts to identify and correct in its maps and records all unmapped or inaccurately mapped stubs in its distribution system and order this work to be completed within three years.
4. The Commission should order PG&E to take the necessary steps to establish MAOP in compliance with applicable law and, within 90 days, to submit a compliance plan for Commission approval, via a Tier 3 advice letter.
5. The Commission should order that costs incurred by PG&E related to any remedies ordered in the proceeding be paid by PG&E’s shareholders and not be recovered from ratepayers.
24 These remedies appear in Appendix E to D.15-4-024, pages 7-11 under the heading “Adopted Remedies Proposed by CPSD in I.11-02-016 (Recordkeeping OII)”.
NOTE: maximum allowable operating pressure (“MAOP”)
Filing Date 2-26-16
OPENING BRIEF OF THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK

Investigation 11-11-009 CPUC 4-09-15

Date of Issuance April 9, 2015

Sunday, March 20, 2016

STEPHANIE ATIGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS, INVESTIGATION & INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Acacia Way Berm, Construction & Removal, Public Works Department, Total Taxpayer Expenditure $3970.63

ABSTRACT: On December 23, 2015, STEPHANIE ATIGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS, wrote a letter to Police Chief Michael Calhoun, Interim City Administrator, serving to “record our Agreement of the terms and conditions of Stephanie Atigh’s retention” involving “a workplace investigation involving allegations involving the Public Works Department of the City of Carmel-by-the Sea.” The INVESTIGATIVE REPORT, dated January 29, 2016, states “On December 17, 2015, City resident Barbara Buikema emailed Mayor Jason Burnett to inquire about City employees constructing a berm at or near her neighbor's property on Acacia Way which she described as "a private lane." Buikema noted that the property belonged to City Council Member Victoria Beach."
FINDINGS
1. Acacia Way is a private road that has never received City Public Works services or street maintenance in at least twenty years prior to December 17, 2015.
2. On November 17, 2015, Victoria Beach asked Rob Culver to inspect her property on Acacia to show him erosion damage near her property caused by storm water runoff from Flanders and to seek City assistance with this matter.
3. On November 18, 2015, Victoria Beach asked Jesse Garibay to inspect her property on Acacia to identify ways to solve the problem of storm waters from Flanders eroding her property. At that time Garibay told Beach that a berm near her property would solve the problem.
4. In an email dated November 18, 2015, Victoria Beach asked Rob Culver to consider asphalt berms to reduce debris problems in winter storms on Acacia from storm waters coming from Flanders and to "factor it into department decisions about the repair list."
5. Victoria Beach was aware that Acacia Way is a private road which does not normally receive city services. She believed that because the storm runoff on Acacia originated from Flanders, a city right of way, that it was appropriate to ask the City for assistance.
6. Rob Culver asked his supervisor Rob Mullane how to respond to Beach's request because he wanted to provide good customer service, he didn't know how to respond to the councilmember's request, and the runoff from the public right of way (Flanders) was causing the erosion at the Beach property.
7. Although Rob Mullane did not do a site visit, he had been told that Acacia Way was a private road.
8. Rob Mullane believed that Culver was seeking his direction regarding Beach's request because of the sensitive nature of a councilmember requesting city services and because Culver or Garibay, or both, felt pressured to expedite Beach's request.
9. Rob Mullane was not aware that the berm requested by Beach would be constructed on private property (Acacia Way) or adjacent to Beach's home. Rather, Mullane assumed that the work would be performed on city right of way to remedy the issue of water draining onto Acacia Way and that was the basis for his approval.
10. On November 19, 2015, Mullane authorized Culver to place Beach's request for a berm on the customer service list, which Culver did.
11. On November 19, 2015, Culver received an email from Mullane notifying him that Calhoun was aware of the work request and Mullane's approval. Culver shared that information with Garibay. Culver and Garibay believed that Mullane and Calhoun approved the work.
12. On November 19, 2015, Mullane forwarded to Chief Calhoun the November 18, 2015, email from Victoria Beach asking that Culver consider her request for a berm to solve the water runoff problems on Acacia. Mullane's message to Calhoun reflects Mullane's understanding that Public Works staff felt "pressure” from Beach to expedite her request. Mullane also forwarded Culver's email to Beach informing her that her request would be placed on the department's work list.
13. Chief Calhoun was never informed that the request from Victoria Beach involved City crews building a berm on Acacia Way or near her property. Calhoun believed he was being notified about Beach's request because Public Works staff felt that Beach wanted this work to receive priority in scheduling.
14. Culver assigned Jesse Garibay to construct the berm adjacent to the Beach residence based on Mullane's approval.
15. On the morning of December 17, 2015, Jesse Garibay and his crew constructed an asphalt, cold mix berm on Acacia Way adjacent to Victoria Beach's home. That afternoon this berm was removed by the City crew in response to the complaint from Barbara Buikema.
16. It is more likely than not that the authorization for the berm on Acacia Way adjacent to the Beach residence was the result of lack of information, incorrect assumptions, and poor communication between Rob Culver and Rob Mullane.
Interestingly, footnote 3 states “It should be noted that the Investigator asked each employee if he knew what to do if he were ever directed by a superior to do work that he believed was improper or illegal. None mentioned the option of contacting the City Attorney.”
Importantly, "Culver could not explain why he didn't close off the conversation with Beach at that initial meeting by explaining that the City cannot provide services to private roads nor could he answer why he felt the need to "follow through" with a request that he thought could not be approved." And “From Mullane's perspective, Culver brought Beach's request to him not because it involved her private property but because the request was coming from a council member who may have been pressuring staff to get the work done as a top priority.”
STEPHANIE ATIGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, expended 19.7 hours @ $200/hour, with Copy Charges of $30.63, for a total taxpayer expenditure of $3970.63.
The INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (January 29, 2015), with Attachments A-G, Engagement Agreement - Workplace Investigation (December 23, 2015) and Invoice Workplace Investigations: City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Subject: Acacia Way document copies are embedded.
Complainant: Barbara Buikema
Employer: City of Carmel-by-the-Sea ("City")
INVOICE
Agency: City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Workplace Investigation: Acacia Way
STEPHANIE ATIGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW
WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS
RE: Engagement Agreement - Workplace Investigation
December 23, 2015

REFERENCE: CITY WORK ON PRIVATE LAND PROMPTS INVESTIGATION, MARY SCHLEY, The Carmel Pine Cone, February 19, 2016, 1A & 27A

Friday, March 18, 2016

Notice to all Parties California American Water Co. Application A.12-04-019: Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP) MPWSP EIR/EIS Schedule

ABSTRACT: On March 14, 2016, CalAm submitted an amended application with a revised project description which will be included in the draft EIR/EIS. The coordinated EIR/Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and amended application, among other events, have led to a revised schedule, as set forth below. These dates are subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances,” according to the Notice.
REVISED SCHEDULE
Task
Completion Date

Preparation of the draft EIR/EIS
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Draft EIR/EIS Issued for Public Comment
December 21, 2016
End of the 45 day Public Review/Comment
Period
February 4, 2017

Final EIR/EIS Distributed
September 25, 2017
30 Day Review Federal Review Period
October 25, 2017
EIR/EIS Certification plus Notice Of
Determination and Record Of Decision
November 8, 2017

 The Notice to all Parties document copy is embedded. 
Notice to all Parties
California American Water Co. Application A.12-04-019: Monterey
Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP)
MPWSP EIR/EIS Schedule

REFERENCES:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
(Application A.12-04-019, filed April 23, 2012)

Desal project faces another delay, could result in water rationing
By Jim Johnson, Monterey Herald

Posted:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REJECTING CITIZENS FOR PUBLIC WATER’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO CLAIM INTERVENOR COMPENSATION AND SHOWING OF SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

ABSTRACT:  Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REJECTING CITIZENS FOR PUBLIC WATER’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO CLAIM INTERVENOR COMPENSATION AND SHOWING OF SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP document copy is embedded. 
The Notice of Intent (NOI) is rejected for the reasons stated below.
1. Riley is not a party to the proceeding and did not timely file an NOI for Riley, an individual.
2. The NOI/Amended NOI does not demonstrate that CPW/PWN is a Category 1 Customer.
3. The NOI/Amended NOI does not demonstrate that CPW/PWN is a Category 3 Customer.
II. The NOI has not adequately described the scope of anticipated participation…
III. The NOI has not demonstrated significant financial hardship…
IV. The Administrative Law Judge provides the following additional guidance (see § 1804(b)(2)):
This ruling makes a preliminary finding that CPW/PWN will not be eligible to later claim intervenor compensation. This ruling does not preclude CPW/PWN from participating in this proceeding, at their costs. If they participate and if a claim is later filed, the Commission will reach a final decision on eligibility and the award, if any.
IT IS RULED that:
1. The Notices of Intent to Claim Intervenor Compensation filed by Citizens for Public Water, Public Water Now and George T. Riley are rejected, as set forth above.
2. Additional guidance is provided to the customer as set forth above.
Filing Date 03-17-16
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REJECTING CITIZENS FOR PUBLIC WATER’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO CLAIM INTERVENOR COMPENSATION AND SHOWING OF SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 AMENDED APPLICATION OF CALIFORNIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY (U210W)

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the AMENDED APPLICATION OF CALIFORNIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY (U210W) document copy is embedded. Through this Amended Application, California American Water provides an updated project description reflecting the proposed project configuration. California American Water does so by providing updated versions of Appendices B (Project Schedule), C (Project Map), E (Project Cost Estimate), and H (Project Description) (individually and collectively, “Updated Appendices”), which are included as Attachments hereto… Finally, the Application, showing changes in red-lined and clean fashion, will be posted to the “watersupplyproject.org” website under the documents tab.

APPENDIX B (Updated)
APPENDIX C (Updated)

APPENDIX E (Updated)
APPENDIX H (Updated)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Proceeding Number I.14-11-008 OPENING BRIEF OF THE SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

ABSTRACT: Re: BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Order Instituting Investigation And Order to Show Cause on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of Pacific Gas and Electric Company with Respect to Facilities Records for its Natural Gas Distribution System Pipelines, the OPENING BRIEF OF THE SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION document copy is embedded.  Importantly, Carmel House Explosion: Based on the available evidence, SED recommends that this violation be assessed from the plastic insert manufacturing date of July 17, 1997, until the incident date on March 3, 2014. From July 17, 1997 until December 31, 2011, SED recommends a maximum base fine of $20,000 per PU Code § 2107. From January 1, 2012 until March 3, 2014, SED recommends a maximum base fine of $50,000 per PU Code § 2107. Given the gravity of the explosion, SED recommends compounding the violation weekly, during the subject time period per PU Code § 2108. This results in a fine of $20.73 million. CONCLUSION For the abovementioned reasons, PG&E should be found in violation of the identified code sections, fined $111.926 million, and ordered to commence the identified remedial measures.
Filing Date 2-26-16
OPENING BRIEF OF THE SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

Proceeding Number I.14-11-008 OPENING BRIEF OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

ABSTRACT: Re: BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Order Instituting Investigation And Order to Show Cause on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of Pacific Gas and Electric Company with Respect to Facilities Records for its Natural Gas Distribution System Pipelines, the OPENING BRIEF OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY document copy is embedded.
Carmel identified seven incidents that were not mentioned in either the OII or PWA’s reports, which Carmel claims show “PG&E doesn’t know what is in the ground.” Ex. 43 at 2:4 to 2:26 (Carmel Testimony, Calhoun). In fact, only one of these incidents had any relationship to PG&E’s recordkeeping. Ex. 4 at 3-35:20 to 3-40:14 (PG&E Reply Testimony, Higgins). However, Carmel does not allege any legal violations in connection with those incidents.
PWA also claims that the relationship between the Mountain View and Carmel incidents constitutes a violation of 49 C.F.R. § 192.617, which requires operators to “establish procedures for analyzing accidents and failures . . . for the purpose of determining the causes of the failure and minimizing the possibility of a recurrence.” Ex. 1 at 40:14-18, 48 tbl.5 (PWA Report). Both because PG&E has such procedures and because this is not a recordkeeping regulation, there is no basis for finding PG&E in violation of section 192.617 here. See also Appendices B & C.
Conclusion
PG&E has an unwavering commitment to continuously improving not only its gas distribution system recordkeeping practices but also the safety of its distribution system, and complying with all applicable rules, regulations, and statutes. PG&E is also committed to continuing to work with the Commission to pursue these important goals. PG&E submits that its investments and initiatives to improve the accuracy of its gas distribution records and minimize the risk of incidents on PG&E’s gas distribution system comply with an appropriate standard of care that implements the safety mandate the Commission has held is incorporated in section 451, and is consistent with the federal and state pipeline safety regulations. While PG&E acknowledges that more work remains to be done—because, when it comes to safety, there is always work to be done—it respectfully disagrees that it has violated the statutory provisions and regulations alleged by SED.384
384 PG&E does not address the issue of a penalty in this submission because no penalty proposal has been put forward by SED or Intervenors.
PG&E supports many of the further actions recommended by PWA and has already either implemented these initiatives or is conducting the recommended investigations and analyses. PG&E looks forward to working cooperatively with the Commission and SED to identify and consider further opportunities to continue improving its recordkeeping and other practices to better serve the public and promote the safety of its employees, contractors, and the communities it serves.
Filing Date 2-26-16
OPENING BRIEF OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
Appendices A-D

Saturday, March 12, 2016

One Noteworthy 15 March 2016 City Council Special Meeting Agenda Item

ABSTRACT: One Noteworthy 15 March 2016 City Council Special Meeting Agenda Item, namely, Annual presentation of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Fiscal Year 2016/17 draft Capital Improvement Plan, is presented. The CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA packet document copy is embedded.
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA PACKET
SPECIAL MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

CRIMINAL TRIAL DELAYED: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, CASE NO. CR-14-00175-THE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION

ABSTRACT: U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson delayed the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. criminal trial over the 2010 San Bruno natural gas explosion until April 12, 2016. CRIMINAL MINUTES, March 7, 2016, document copy is embedded. Additionally, DEFENDANT’S SUPPLEMENT OF RECENT ADVERSE PUBLICITY IN SUPPORT OF ITS REQUEST FOR JURY QUESTIONNAIRE AND CERTAIN OTHER JURY SELECTION PROCEDURES documents copy is embedded.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CRIMINAL MINUTES
Date: March 7, 2016
DEFENDANT’S SUPPLEMENT OF RECENT ADVERSE PUBLICITY IN SUPPORT OF ITS REQUEST FOR JURY QUESTIONNAIRE AND CERTAIN OTHER JURY SELECTION PROCEDURES

REFERENCE:
Criminal, US District Court
PG&E Criminal Trial Delayed
by Pamela A. MacLean • March 8, 2016

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REGARDING WITNESS LISTS AND SCHEDULE FOR HEARINGS IN APRIL 2016

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REGARDING WITNESS LISTS AND SCHEDULE FOR HEARINGS IN APRIL 2016 document copy is embedded. IT IS RULED that:
1. Parties shall file and serve responses within 7 days of the date of this ruling that include proposed witness lists, subject(s) to be addressed by each witness, a proposed order for presenting witnesses, an estimate of the time needed for cross-examination, and anything else parties recommend to make the hearings to be held the week of April 11, 2016 as efficient, equitable, fair, and productive as reasonably possible. Parties shall make all reasonable efforts to present one joint response.
2.Parties shall file and serve amended responses by March 25, 2016 that include proposed witness lists, subject(s) to be addressed by each witness, a proposed order for presenting witnesses, estimated time for cross-examination, and anything else to attain reasonable goals for the hearings. Parties shall make all reasonable efforts to present one joint amended response.

Alj's Ruling Regarding Witness Lists and Schedule for Hearings 3-10-16
Filing Date 3-10-16
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REGARDING WITNESS LISTS AND SCHEDULE FOR HEARINGS IN APRIL 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Carmel Art Association Presents Carmel Art Association Presents GROUP SHOW: PRINTS! CAA PRINTMAKERS EXHIBITION AND GALLERY SHOWCASE: PEGGY JELMINI & RICHARD TETTE


Mission Statement: 
The Association exists to provide its members with a permanent art gallery, to advance knowledge of, and interest in the arts, and to create a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among artists and the community. 

A Proud Heritage: 
The legendary Carmel Art Association was formed on August 8, 1927 by a small group of artists who gathered at “Gray Gables,” the modest home/studio of Josephine Culbertson and Ida Johnson at the corner of Seventh and Lincoln in Carmel-by-the-Sea. These nineteen “pioneers”—who grew up in the 19th century and individually found their respective paths to Carmel from all corners of the world—each desired a greater sense of community, a spirit of collaboration, and a place to show their work. Before the meeting concluded, they had established an association with a mission “to advance art and cooperation among artists, secure a permanent exhibition space, and promote greater fellowship between artists and the public.” 

W/s Dolores St. between 5th Av. & 6th Av.
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Daily
Open to the Public at No Charge

For more information, Online or (831) 624-6176.

Carmel Art Association Presents GROUP SHOW: PRINTS! CAA PRINTMAKERS EXHIBITION AND GALLERY SHOWCASE: PEGGY JELMINI & RICHARD TETTE


Thursday, March 3 – Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GROUP SHOW: PRINTS! CAA PRINTMAKERS EXHIBITION
Nine printmakers exhibit works on paper.

Jennifer Anderson View nine images including ”Moments,” “Where I’m Going,” “Soft Songs,” “By Your Side,” “Color of Warmth,” “A Slice of Silence,” “Interruptions,” “Best Kept Secret,” “As I  Listen” and “Love is Quiet.

 Eleen Auvil View seventeen images including “Fisher,” “Small Journey,” “Frog Or Fish,” “Red Moon,” “Waterfall,” “Window Hanging Blue I,” “Window Hanging Yellow II,” “Window Hanging Sun IV,” “Tower For Collecting Dreams,” “Passage Within,” “Crow’N,” “Dare Me,” “Tall Heron,” “Guarded Nest,” “Bird In Hand,” “Seafoam” and “Estuary.”
Eleen Auvil Sculpture and Monotype

 Alice Geller-Robertson View eighteen images including “Play Ball,” “The Eyes Have It,” “Waiting,” “Topiary,” “Maze,” “Fly By,” “Time Is Passing,” “Masquerade,” “Happy,” “Pork Pride,” “Dreaming,” “Ridgeback,” “Squirrelly,” “Pensive,” “Best Friend,” “Walk on the Beach,” “Ball Dog” and “The Raven.”

Susan Giacometti View thirteen images including “Guinea Fowl Sees Something Delicious,” “Lei Seller,” “Napping,” “Feeding Fish in Haunama  Bay,” “Mrs. Sakamaki Makes Sushi,” “Auntie Hannah Quilting on Her Back Porch,” “Shells,” “Mauka Rain,” “Swimming in Keauhou Bay,” “Hawaiian Girl,” “Luan Kau Kau,” “Poi Dog” and “Pau Hana.”
susan giacometti

 Kathryn Greenwald View twenty-four images including “Valley Fog,” “Up Valley Ridge,” “Shadowed Ridge,” “Reflected Sky,” “Red Floating,” “May River,” “Holding Light,” “Hills and fog,” “Garrapata,” “February River,” “Breaking Fog,” “After Rain,” “Streambed,” “Crossing,” “Spring Reflection,” “Spring Crossing,” “Shadow Dance,” “River Garden,” “Into Night,” “Alight,” “Interface,” “Near the Crossing,” “Red and Green Pool” and  “Shimmer and Sticks.”

Barbara Johnson  View Twelve images including “Spring Festival Dance,” “That Summer Day,” “Spring Is Born,” “The Spaces Between,” “Bondi Beach,” “Collision,” “Memory Of Japan,” “Summer Rain,” “Tropical Disturbance,” “Calypso Beat,” “Friends” and “The Moon’s Path.”

Noro Partido View ten images including “Threshold #1,” “Threshold #2,” “Threshold #3,” “Uncharted Territory #1,” “Uncharted Territory #2,” “Uncharted Territory #3,” “Departures #2,” “Departures #1,” Departures #3” and “Departures #4.”

Pamela Takigawa View Twenty-three images including “Green Flash” “Green Flash,” “Ventana,” “Current,” “Terra Nova,” “Ascending,” “Glow,” “Purple Rain,” “Maroon,” “Squall,” “Over Monterey,” “Middle Canyon,” “The Acorn,” “Chestnut-backed Chickadee,” “Junco,” “Titmouse,” “Cottonwoods,” “North Wind,” “Descent,” “White-breasted Nuthatch,” “Eventide,” “Sunset” and “Back Bay.”
Pamela Takigawa fine art

Justin Ward View seventeen images including “Adobe Rose Garden,” “Sherman’s Adobe,” “Returning Fishermen,” “Tor House Carmel,” “Carmel Mission,” “Customs House,” “Sherman’s Quarters Old Mry,” “Fallen Cypress Carmel,” “Big Sur Coastline,” “Coming Home-Fishermans Wharf,” “San Carlos Cathedral,” “Monterey Bay,” “Monterey Past, Present & Future,” “Monterey Bay Boats,” “Storm Driven-After Armin Hansen,” “Lone Cypress-Pebble Beach” and “Venice Doorway.

Justin Ward - Etcher

GALLERY SHOWCASE: PEGGY JELMINI & RICHARD TETTE
Peggy Jelmini and  Richard Tette  exhibit California landscapes.  Jelmini's oils on canvas capture the lush colors of vineyards and valleys; Richard Tette tunes into serene rural scenes and pastures found off the beaten track.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

MEET THE ARTISTS
Printmaking Open House
Sunday, March 13, 1:00 -3:00 P.M.
Please join CAA Printmakers for an afternoon of making prints. Learn about different methods of printmaking. Two presses and all materials provided for making your own artwork. Call the CAA office at (831) 624-6176 Ext. 12 to reserve your space. Free!

ADDENDUM:
Carmel Art Association on facebook

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REVISING SCHEDULES

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REVISING SCHEDULES document copy is embedded. IT IS RULED that:
1. Evidentiary hearings will be conducted in Application 12-04-019 starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday April 11, 2016, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, and continue through April 12, 2016. First priority will be given to the direct testimony and cross-examination of applicant’s witnesses in support of the amended application. Next will be the witnesses and cross-examination of those witnesses on the proposed testimonies for Phases 1 and 2 that have been served in compliance with the November 17, 2015 Ruling setting evidentiary issues to complete Phases 1 and 2.
2. Evidentiary hearings will be conducted in Phase 2 of A.15-07-019 starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday May 11, 2016, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. Hearings will continue as necessary through Tuesday May 17, 2016.
Filing Date 3-2-16
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING REVISING SCHEDULES

Proceeding Number I.14-11-008 MOTION OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR ADOPTION OF CORRECTIONS TO THE TRANSCRIPT FROM EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS

ABSTRACT: Re: BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Order Instituting Investigation And Order to Show Cause on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of Pacific Gas and Electric Company with Respect to Facilities Records for its Natural Gas Distribution System Pipelines, the MOTION OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR ADOPTION OF CORRECTIONS TO THE TRANSCRIPT FROM EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS document copy is embedded. Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) hereby moves for adoption of corrections to the transcript from the evidentiary hearings held in this matter on January 19-21, 2016. PG&E’s requested corrections are set forth in Attachment A hereto.
Filing Date 2-12-16
MOTION OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR ADOPTION OF CORRECTIONS TO THE TRANSCRIPT FROM EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING CLOSED SESSION CONTINUANCE, March 1, 2016


CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING
MONDAY, February 29, 2016
CLOSED SESSION CONTINUANCE
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:00 P.M. continued to
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – 4:00 P.M.