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MARCO PITT I’m a standard Lorem Ipsum text for fill the space. By Paul Hughes Southern California Edison Paul Grigaux has a busy agenda ahead as the newly hired director of SCE’s Shop Services and Instrumentation Division (SSID). Grigaux oversees an expansive, 28-acre complex in Westminster, where more than 200 skilled craft personnel and technicians repair, test and calibrate power generation and transmission components—transformers, steam turbines, circuit breakers, motors and generators, measuring equipment and tools—for SCE and outside enterprises. SSID also provides a variety of engineering services and supplies heavy equipment, including cranes, for SCE- and third-party customers. SSID...

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Try Focused Funds for a Balanced Portfolio By Paul Hughes Quest Capital Strategies Focused funds can be a rewarding part of an investor’s portfolio, but they have some added risk. Diversification, one of the best tools for reducing risk, is the best argument for investing in mutual funds. There’s an ongoing argument about how many stocks one must own to be truly diversified. Somewhere between 15 and 30 is the general consensus.   But an investor must have stocks in different industries too; owning 100 shares of stocks in each of 25 companies within the same industry can spell disaster if that industry falters. To be really diversified, one should have stocks in different industries. In theory, at least a few of an investor’s stocks will rise when the others fall. Narrow Focus So-called focused funds typically have fewer than 50 stocks in their portfolio, and often as few as 20. CGM Focus, the top-performing focus fund the past five years, maintains 20 to 25 stocks in the fund. Focused funds can be a rewarding part of an investor’s portfolio, but they have some added risk. Like many top-performing focused funds, CGM Focus concentrates its holdings in just a few sectors. It’s a winning strategy in a narrow market. For example, the Select Sector Energy SPDR, which tracks the energy sector, has gained 44.5% over the past 12 months,...

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Edison Workers Raise Millions for Charity

Personal tragedy, desire to give back motivates employees 28 MARCH, 2016 Astronomy Life Society By Paul Hughes Southern California Edison Edison International employees last year contributed $4.2 million and volunteered countless hours to their favorite charities, proof that the spirit of giving is alive and well companywide. Compelled by personal adversity or a desire to give back to their community, employees either made contributions to charities, schools and community-based, non-profit organizations, or volunteered their efforts to civic-minded causes. Continuing a more than 100-year-old tradition, Edison International’s annual Employee Contribution Campaign will be held between September 25 and October 31.  During that period, individual department meetings will be conducted by campaign leaders who will take pledges and organize volunteer “Follow Your Heart” or “Energy in Action” fundraising events. “Edison really believes in this,” said Jeanette Duvall-Ward, project manager in Community Involvement. Save & Exit   “Edison believes in giving back to the community.” In 2006, some 8,000 employees, 50 percent of the Edison International workforce, contributed $4.1 million to 3,800 non-profit agencies and schools, she said.  In addition, 2,200 employees, their family and friends volunteered 346,000 hours at non-profit agencies and schools. When pledging, employees can make a one-time gift amount or, through payroll deduction, opt to have a certain amount deducted and donated each month to a charity they select, Duvall-Ward said. Those who volunteer record their hours on...

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SCE Facilities Mapper Receives Deputy of the Year Honor

By Paul Hughes Southern California Edison Hours before Glen Barnes was honored by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department San Dimas Boosters as Patrol Reserve Deputy of the Year, a deputy was shot dead in a surprise attack in Hawaiian Gardens. The heartrending news turned what should have been a celebratory evening into a solemn night for the SCE supervisor of Facilities Mapping and other honorees at the event. Barnes, a 21-year SCE employee, has been a reserve deputy with the sheriff’s department for the last 14 years. He currently holds the rank of sergeant in the reserves. Reserve...

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Focused Funds for a Balanced Portfolio

By Paul Hughes Quest Capital Strategies Focused funds can be a rewarding part of an investor’s portfolio, but they have some added risk. Diversification, one of the best tools for reducing risk, is the best argument for investing in mutual funds. There’s an ongoing argument about how many stocks one must own to be truly diversified. Somewhere between 15 and 30 is the general consensus. But an investor must have stocks in different industries too; owning 100 shares of stocks in each of 25 companies within the same industry can spell disaster if that industry falters. To be really...

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