Have you been side blinded by your mortgage company trying to up sell you insurance, or worse, trying adding it to your mortgage and collecting monthly basically adding a premium to your mortgage. And people wonder how mortgage companies make money…… this sort of practice is sickening. And needs to be stopped, I smell a class-action lawsuit for deceptive practices.
Based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205, issued June 25, 2020, the following states meet the criteria for required quarantine:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
This is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.
Guidance for Travel
The travel advisory is effective at 12:01 am on Thursday, June 25, 2020. If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days from the last travel within such designated state, provided on the date you enter into New York State that such state met the criteria for requiring such quarantine.
The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel.
Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or lay-overs for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.
The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety.
To file a report of an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel advisory, please call 1-833-789-0470 or visit this website. Individuals may also contact their local department of health
As the pandemic continues to cause decline in business and disruptions in the economy, restaurants are faced with another challenge on top of everything else.
With their increase overhead and decreasing margins services like Grubhub, Postmates, UberEats, DoorDash and others take a percentage of potential profits from restaurant owners. So with the increase in these services the cost of meals are increasing.
Some services have cut fees during the pandemic, but the fees are still high. Fees range from 13.5 to 40% of the order. Assuming the claim is that restaurant would not have received the order had it not been for the service. Some cities have imposed a fee cap on these services/
I encourage friends and others to pickup direct from the restaurant when possible.
Bars, Breweries, and Wine Tasting Rooms are Required to Close in L.A. County
Effective June 28, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Public Health Order was amended to require that all bars, breweries, brewpubs, wineries and tasting rooms in Los Angeles County close unless they are offering sit-down dine-in meals. This includes closing bar areas in restaurants. There has been a sharp increase in new cases and hospitalizations. The timing of these increases is in line with the reopening of key sectors, including bars, which are places where people remove their face covering to drink while they may be socializing with people not in their household. To review the amended Order, please click here.
Please note that specific higher-risk businesses and locations remain closed. Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit must also remain prohibited. Higher-risk businesses and locations include:
- Lounges and nightclubs;
- Bars, breweries, tasting rooms, craft distilleries, and wineries that possess a valid low risk restaurant permit issued by the County of Los Angeles;
- Brewpubs, craft distilleries and wineries, with premises set aside for beer and/or wine tasting, that are exempt from the definition of a food facility by California Health and Safety Code Section 113789(c)(5), and do not hold a health permit for preparing and serving on site;
- Public entertainment venues such as theaters, concert venues theme parks, and festivals;
- Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades and miniature golf courses, and batting cages;
- Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on residential property; and
- All events and gatherings unless allowed by the health Order.
While we are making good progress, it’s important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still active. Residents, business owners and employees must observe physical distancing requirements and prevention techniques outlined above under the Safer at Home order. To learn more about the County of Los Angeles’ Roadmap to Recovery, please click here. Please remember that violation of or failure to comply with the County’s Order is a crime and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.
Charter parent of Spectrum is requesting of the FCC that it be allowed to set data caps and to be able to charge streaming companies fees.
Through the merger with Time Warner Charter agreed to not set data caps until May 2020.
Now Charter is asking for that to be terminated early and allow it to basically do whatever it wants, charge for data and charge streaming companies, so much for net neutrality. Charter has to be one of the most profit centered, with executives being paid millions and millions in bonuses. The customer is second to profit.
Spectrum internet is by far one of the most complained about, with reliability issues constantly plaguing the company. Customer service experiences are horrible to say the least. And the bait and switch tactics are dishonest and take advantage of customers new and old.
You can search some of the public comments already appear on the FCC site as of today when the pettion was filed.
You can see the filing here
How to watch the WWDC keynote on iPhone, iPad, Mac, the web
WWDC20 keynote starts at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m PT ET on June 22
- Any device, watch from Apple’s Special Events website
- the Apple Developer app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and for the first time, Mac too!
- Watch from the Apple TV app on any of your supported devices
- Watch on the YouTube stream (below)
- livestream on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and Youku.
Watch from here:
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUMS
FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY’S
2021 GENERAL RATE CASE A.19-08-013
Why am I receiving this notice? Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a public forum regarding SCE’s application to raise electricity rates. At the public forum, you can make comments and raise concerns with the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge(s) (Judge) who are overseeing this rate increase request.
How will the public forums be held? Due to the Governor’s directive and the CPUC’s ongoing efforts to protect customers and community members during COVID-19, there will be no in-person physical location for these public forums.
The public forums can be viewed via internet, or listened to via phone, with the information below. If you wish to make a public comment, please participate by phone using the phone number and passcode below.
|Tuesday, June 30||2 p.m.||Phone number: 1-800-857-1917
|Wednesday, July 1||2 p.m.|
Written public comments may also be provided at any time during the proceeding using the “Add Public Comment” button on the “Public Comment” tab of the Docket Card for A.19-08-013, available at cpuc.ca.gov/SCE2021GRCPublicComments.
Bundled service customers’ average rate impacts:
|Customer Group||Current Average Rates
as of July 2019 (cents/kWh)
|Proposed Average Rates
as of January 2021 (cents/kWh)
|Residential||18.1 cents/kWh||20.7 cents/kWh||2.6 cents/kWh||14.4%|
|Lighting — Small and Medium Power||
|Large Power||12.4 cents/kWh||13.5 cents/kWh||1.1 cents/kWh||8.9%|
|Agricultural||13.7 cents/kWh||15.1 cents/kWh||1.4 cents/kWh||10.2%|
|Street Lighting||25.5 cents/kWh||26.2 cents/kWh||0.7 cents/kWh||2.7%|
|Standby||10.2 cents/kWh||10.8 cents/kWh||0.6 cents/kWh||5.9%|
|Total||16.3 cents/kWh||18.2 cents/kWh||1.9 cents/kWh||11.7%|
Note: Total percentage system revenue increase including bundled and non-bundled service customers is 12.9%
The rates and percentages shown above are averages and are not the exact changes you may see in your bill. Changes in individual bills depend on how much energy each customer uses.
Why is SCE requesting this rate increase? SCE delivers your electricity. Every four years, SCE must file what is known as a General Rate Case (GRC) application with the CPUC. GRCs set rates that customers pay to fund SCE’s day-to-day operations, including maintenance for its equipment and electricity grid upgrades.
How could this affect my monthly bill? If SCE’s rate request is approved by the CPUC, the average residential monthly bill would increase by approximately $14 in 2021, $4 in 2022, and $6 in 2023.
How does the rest of the process work? This application has been assigned to a Judge, who will consider all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process. The Judge will issue a proposed decision which may adopt SCE’s application, 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 by the CPUC Commissioners.
The Public Advocates Office (Cal Advocates) is currently reviewing this application. Cal Advocates is the independent consumer advocate within the CPUC with a statutory mandate to represent customers of investor-owned utilities to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with safe and reliable service and the state’s environmental policy goals. Cal Advocates has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting and engineering. For more information about Cal Advocates, please call 1-415-703-1584, e-mail PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov, or visit Cal Advocates’ website at publicadvocates.cpuc.ca.gov.
Where can I get more information?
- Mail: Southern California Edison Company
Attention: Douglas Snow, Director, General Rate Case
A.19-08-013 – SCE’s 2021 GRC
P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, CA 91770
- Email: email@example.com
- View SCE’s GRC Application:
- View related information:
Contact the CPUC:
You may also get information about this proceeding by contacting the CPUC:
Visit cpuc.ca.gov/SCE2021GRCPublicComments to submit a public comment.
Contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office if you have questions about CPUC processes:
Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074
Mail: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sus tarifas pueden aumentar. Para obtener más información por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Los usuarios con acceso al Internet podrán leer y descargar esta notificación en español en el sitio Web de SCE www.sce.com/avisos o escriba a: Southern California Edison Company, P.O. Box 800, 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770. Atención: Comunicaciones Corporativas. Para más detalles en español, llame al 1-800-441-2233 todos los días 8:00-20:00.
Please reference SCE A.19-08-013 in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.
If you are late making a payment to your Costco Citi Credit Card:
Late Payment Warning
If we do not receive your minimum payment by Jul. 08, 2020, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $40.00 and your APRs may be increased up to the variable Penalty APR of 29.99%.
This warning message is part of the CARD Act of 2009 and the revised Truth in Lending Act, intended to make customers more aware of payment due dates and the implications of paying late. This message will appear each month and will not change during the billing cycle, regardless of payments made.
All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena and City Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced.
Fire danger and injuries from fireworks still exist even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before and during the Fourth of July holiday. Violators are subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; and serving up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.
Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that a majority of fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which are illegal in Pasadena.
Help keep all of us, our children, our homes, and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If you see something, say something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the Pasadena Citizen Service Center mobile app to report illegal fireworks.
Due to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will patrol the city looking for illegal firework activity, and police officers will seize fireworks in an effort to protect the public. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4 are impounded.
The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.
Pasadena Water Rates Going Up Approx 7.8% July 1, 2020
Rates for Pasadena water is going up July 1, 2020. Here’s more info on the rate increasing.