Media report from ABC TV, July 21: ARCADIA (KABC) —

Southern California Edison customers could soon be facing a big jump in their power bills. The utility company wants to raise rates 25 to 30 percent to cover rising fuel costs. Customers are shocked by the big rate increase request.

This is the worst possible news for a whole lot of people. Homeowners, business owners, apartment dwellers: They’ve barely gotten over the shock of sky-high gasoline prices, and now, first, the DWP and the city of Los Angeles, and now Edison, proposing big electrical rate hikes, and for Edison, it is really a big one.

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