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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Edison Blames Japanese Company for San Onofre Problems

ROSEMEAD - Oct 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Southern California Edison (SCE)  today criticized Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Mitsubishi) for "stonewalling" and made public its demand that Mitsubishi reimburse SCE for expenses incurred in responding to fundamental defects in the San Onofre replacement steam generators (RSGs) that Mitsubishi designed and manufactured.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Rosemead Mayor Presents State Of City; See Video

Rosemead Mayor Polly Low gave an optimistic  "State of the City" report at an event sponsored by the city's Chamber of Commerce on April 25 at the Double Tree Hotel.

SGVJournal.com recorded and broadcast live at Ustream.tv. The presentation lasted just under 40 minutes. To view the entire presentation, click on Journal Link.

Low covered the city's successes during the past year, as well as its strategic plan.

(Editor's note: Resolution and sound will improve as more equipment is added.)

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Layoffs Send Edison Employees Over the Edge

In the past, fear of being next to be axed was most likely based on some error the employee made. Today - its not about your quality of work, your skill level, education, personality or your attendance record, not even your ability to work well under pressure, ability to muti-task or your commitment to the job - your career comes down a whether or not your seat is a strategic benchmark for the company.

The worst feeling an employee now come to expect is a phone call to meeting with no agenda in the small conference room next to the exit sign. This fear is forcing longtime employees to opt for early retirement and scanty severance packages.

For the past 14 months, Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the largest power providers in America, located in the city of Rosemead, has had its employees on the edge. While some dodged the bullet this round, the fear of termination no longer haunts nearly 2,300 employees who have been cut with little assurance and nothing more than two month severance pay.

Within the middle level management, however, some were not waiting for the axe to fall, and skipped out on the power giant. According to circles of past Edisonites, SCE could lose a generation of seasoned project managers and senior managers some who are being recruited and many who have already found new positions other companies, some small with less perks, but possibility of stability and upward mobility.

While internal department mergers and elimination is the standard approach at SCE, some mid-level positions are becoming obsolete. The word 'reorg' has become common jargon and middle and upper level employees have had their hopes of climbing the corporate ladder kept in check at the once die-to-work-here utility offices spread around the San Gabriel Valley.

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  2. ROSEMEAD: Light Council Agenda For Tuesday, Feb. 26
  3. Rosemead Council Hears Proposal For New City Park
  4. Rosemead Candidates Tell Hopes, Dreams At Forum
  5. Rosemead Council Candidates Face Off At Forum - Tues. Feb. 19
  6. Despite Weather, Crowds Welcome Lunar New Year Festival In Rosemead
  7. Robots, Aerial Vehicles To Be On Display At Bosco Tech Open House
  8. Rosemead Turns On Holiday Lights At City Hall
  9. Edison Gets 5 Percent Rate Increase, Which Is Lower Than Requested
  10. Former Rosemead Assistant Wrestling Coach Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse
  11. Rosemead To Hold Prayer Breakfast On Nov. 12
  12. Rosemead Gets Ready For 'Big One'
  13. Garvey Schools Back To Normal After One-Day Teacher 'Sick-Out'
  14. Garvey Schools Back to Normal After 1-Day Teacher "Sick-Out"
  15. Teachers' Union Fighting Superintendent's Contract Renewal
  16. Armenta Touts Rosemead's Beautification, Business Efforts
  17. Around Rosemead: Getting The Most From Fitness Zones
  18. Worksource Career Partners Hosts Job Fair Sept. 21
  19. 'National Night Out' Spotlights Public Safety
  20. City Matters Slow Down During Summer Months
  21. Rosemead Hosts July 4 Festivities
  22. Memorial Ceremonies Scheduled in Monterey Park and Rosemead.
  23. Two Men Arrested In 2007 Rosemead Robbery, Murder
  24. Residents Learn To Cope In Disaster
  25. Armenta Speaks About Being New Rosemead Mayor
  26. Rosemead Celebrates Completion of Civic Center Complex Tues. March 27.
  27. Rosemead Picks Consolidated for New Trash Contract
  28. Rosemead Launches “Great Ready Rosemead” for Earthquake Preparedness Monthly Challenge
  29. Hundreds of Youth Expected for Saturday's (Feb. 25) Youth Summit in Rosemead
  30. Rosemead's Pacific Alliance Bank Enters 2nd 5-Years Profitably and Appoints New President & CEO
  31. L.A. Times Reports Former Rosemead Councilman Tran to Plead Guilty to Bribery
  32. Savannah Cemetery Gans Status as Historical Landmark
  33. Rain Causes Rescheduling of Rosemead Lunar New Year Festival to Sunday, Jan. 22
  34. State Legislature Had No Clue of the Impact of Eliminating Redevelopment Agencies, Says Rosemead
  35. Edison Establishes Fund for Victims of Rivergrade Shooting
  36. Edison Establishes Fund for Victims of Rivergrade Shooting
  37. Rosemead City Council Meets To Discuss $7 Million Loss From CRA Abolishment by State
  38. Woman Fatality Shot By Deputies At Mental Health Clinic
  39. Old Fashioned Christmas Open House Due Dec. 3
  40. Rosemead to Offer Shuttle Service to Connections Outside City Limits

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