Flipside Fanzine, My Aim Is True

1980 Hudley

My obligation to Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine. (1977 to 2002)

As a co-publisher, editor of Flipside Fanzine I hold to my heart a need to protect and preserve the memory of this Fanzine. Being its roughly 20 years of existence.

How it is presented to the world is important to me. At one time Flipside Fanzine supported a beginning and then growing underground, and international, punk rock scene.  

Over the last few years, I have had bands, record labels, writers and major movie companies approach me for images for their work and/or production pertaining to Flipside Fanzine. I engage the many demands in a proper and organized manner.

There is not another Flipside person who has stepped forward to engage this pressure.

My intentions are good for Flipside Fanzine, and I will continue to protect it as best I can. I hold good integrity too. I can choose with whom I share or sell things from this Fanzine.

Be it the fanzine itself, videos, or records. I am under an umbrella of protection, and I can release things for such productions as I always mention those involved at the time if they are dead, or otherwise, or do not want to be bothered. Flipside was a fast moving fanzine with many who did willfully engage freely in its creative life time.

I love Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine. It is ironic to me, but Flipside’s created products become more precious with time. Everything Flipside “produced and created” is becoming more in demand.

In its publishing history there have only been two owners of Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine, its “living publishing time,” Al Flipside (Al Kowalewski) and me Hudley Flipside (Holly D Cornell).

I promise to do my best with all of Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine documented materials and all products over its full life. Yet now it is a defunct fanzine and we only see it as a history of what once was and so many of its creations still shine in many corners of the world.

My Aim Is True,

Hudley Flipside / Holly D Cornell

The Seminary of Praying Mantis Publishing



Art Mineral Film

Do you remember those art films you watched in class in elementary school. They got me to wondering just like a mystery or scary film. So, I decided to engage those memories with my own art mineral film.

Youngest son had to go study minerals and gems … a fun day at the LA Museum but both the LA Memorial Coliseum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are surrounded by poverty and such a treacherous drive to get there.

The duality of life is witnessed! Many older women wait at the bus stop, as fast cars cut corners in the pursuit of oblivion? Strange dark corners in old broken apartments hold desperation or reflection as I see!

In return the big rich donors to the museum are great, as the surrounding community lacks such concern!

Happy unaware children and babies and a history of preservation even on a hooked tip of a once weaponized airplane!

Love Working all my life

A. Shea Writer

 A mother’s heart

is never her own.

Bits of it are sown

into the souls

of her daughters

and her sons.


Working all my life, on and off, with many types of jobs I stopped working after I had children. Now at 65, I am short of one point. This comes to around two thousand dollars ($1,640) based on my social security to receive any of my benefits.

I saw that there was a women’s movement in this country to have “Housewives” get paid for their “love” work at home.

I think the “Wages For Homework” should be a current movement for those who choose to stay home and take care of the kids, and all the other chores that come with running the household. Cooking, cleaning, accounts, changing the kitty litter box etc. It is not a sex thing but a government thing. Our government bases everything on the amount of taxes a person pays which is based on their earned income.

My goal is to sell 100 Los Angeles Flipside Fanzines (Only 20 dollars each) this year to make my point in order to earn my social security benefits and Medicare. And to bring back the campaign “Wages For Housework” because if women can’t have abortions who is going to stay home and take care of the kids? We need to take care of the mamas, grand-mamas, the babies and support our families! All with excellent healthcare too.

Just click on the image…

“Since 1978, you can earn up to a maximum of 4 credits per year.

Credits are based on your total wages and self-employment income for the year. You might work all year to earn 4 credits, or you might earn enough for all 4 in much less time.

The amount of earnings it takes to earn a credit may change each year. In 2023, you earn 1 Social Security and Medicare credit for every $1,640 in covered earnings each year. You must earn $6,560 to get the maximum 4 credits for the year.

During your lifetime, you might earn more credits than the minimum number you need to be eligible for benefits. These extra credits do not increase your benefit amount. The average of your earnings over your working years, not the total number of credits you earn, determines how much your monthly payment will be when you receive benefits.”



The beetle bug and the worm, it turned out pleasant for them.

Beetle Bug in our garden.

beetle bug

After opening the bathroom drawer up on the Q-Tips box was a large beetle bug. I think we both were surprised. I swooped it up to the ground and got my two sleeping kitty girls. I know this is their favorite pass time going after bugs that enter the house. I am guilty because I’m prejudice on how cats think over the needs of this bug.

As the two girls altered to attention and moved towards the bug it was not a long chase. Seems beetle turned around and pinched one of the girls. End of their engagement. Yet over the week the two kitties did keep beetle bug in the bathroom.

Youngest son and I did some cleaning in the bathroom and did not find beetle bug. So, I put a small plastic container in the bathroom in case the bug showed up.

Beetle bug was there one day in the bottom closet and seemed to be waiting for me. Husband and I caught the bug and put the creature outside on the grass near the rosemary bush.

Hungry as if the beetle bug came upon the biggest smorgasbord in town. Embracing a purple anarchy flower, grass and leaves, this beetle bug’s feast began. Beautiful little beetle bug is now free.


While walking around the block. A break from the rain. I saw a worm halfway across the cement walkway. Knowing about other people walking, dogs and wild things, it seemed like this little creation did not have much of a chance of survival. I often find rolled up ones dried from the heat.

I tried to gently hold the little worm that was very long. He was slimy, grey, and untouchable. So, I grabbed a small leaf and got him and softly put him on the earth near a bush.

The worm slowly moved with all its body’s muscles into the darkness of the earth. Only leaving the tip of a tail. I smiled and touched it saying loudly,


With boundless rapidity the little worm pulled a worm tail into the safety of the dark grassy earth and was gone.

He taught me proper “HUMAN” sarcasm etiquette. Isn’t It BLISS?

As a late 70s and 1980s female punk natural documentarian and fledgling journalist, I was there to experience it. Often not listened to or marginalized as today. A fish out of water where the early scene was hard to find a female punk who was nice to finding some of the best Hilda and Dee for instance. I made my way regardless as today. Human was someone that seemed to understand this and listened and saw me.

Later when the Facebook thing happened, we found each other again. And his edgy humor dismayed me more than once.

We were communicating about female folk singers of the 1960 and 1970s. I brought up modern words by Jean Shinoda Bolen, “The Goddess is every-woman.” He laughed and said, “What about men are you ignoring men HUD?”

This is when I came up with a. Mr. Fuck “The God is every-fucking-man.” He inspired this. I hope he laughed as much as I. A watercolor doodle. He seemed to like them.

I told him how redundant it was. Hey, we often had heated debates. Later I would get a message from him saying,

“HUD, you know I am not serious; I was just being funny, nothing personal, OK?”

He taught me proper “HUMAN” sarcasm etiquette and that being a woman in the punk scene in the 1980s mattered to many. I embraced equality or androgyny as working together to support a punk scene.

As we all know there was a lot more to Human than a band or a punk scene. He was talented, unique, and suffered as all of us. The world was just better knowing he was here.

Send In the Clowns” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman‘s 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act Two, in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life.

Title X funding

If women and men and all those in between and around, don’t fight for their rights, be it small or major world changing … unfortunately there are nut jobs ready to take over the world in a very unfair, crazy, and fascist way. Most of them have lost their ability to discern and hold to a propaganda or support system that is a dark, fear inspired, hate and stupidity blended homogeneous in their coffee coffee. They are drinking it down…

No American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition.

~ Richard Nixon

Dorothea: What is that?

Abbie: It’s The Raincoats.

Dorothea: Can’t things just be pretty?

Jamie: Pretty music is used to hide how unfair and corrupt society is.

Dorothea: Ah, okay so… they’re not very good, and they know that, right?

Abbie: Yeah, it’s like they’ve got this feeling, and they don’t have any skill, and they don’t want skill, because it’s really interesting what happens when your passion is bigger than the tools you have to deal with it. It creates this energy that’s raw. Isn’t it great?

~ 20th Century Women

When I was growing up my dad would not let us talk politics, religion, or science fiction. We lived in a male dominated world and that was how it was. When the 70’s hit things started to change. When the civil rights movement grasped the main media in the late 1960s and the women’s rights movement in the 1970s, it changed the main media exchange and life became a real lesson on our human rights.

“Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion.”

As a young lady Planned Parenthood clinics became available to us all over the USA and beyond.

“Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, amending the Public Health Service Act. Title X of that law provides funding for family planning services, including contraception and family planning information. The law had support from both Republicans and Democrats. Nixon described Title X funding as based on the premise that “no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition.”

I have a friend who I grew up with who plays by the extreme conservative playbook. Where civil rights and a woman’s rights are changing for the worst. She did not want to have children, so she consciously got sterilized. When I was about 18 after being group raped and then having an abortion, I too almost took that measure. Yet I am glad I did not. I now have two sons that I can’t imagine living life without.

Now in some states she could not have that right to choose, nor I for that matter. God did not strike us down for our decisions.

Yet now she supports a political agenda hurriedly ascending to take away those rights, well it does not make sense.

It is like seeing a big image of Nixon on the back of a stage with Kari Lake foaming at the mouth with her anti humanity propaganda. They don’t make sense. It is absurd.

How do you reason with a drunk dad who is calling you a moron when you want to watch Star Trek.? You can’t.

20th Century Women (2016) was not a big film, but it holds a high degree of foresight about what was coming and is right upon us now, again. It tells a narrative rich and believable and endearing. And yes, I got to work with the production to share a image but it is an image that is endearing to me.

It was my story about being a woman in the late 1970s and how one image was used, and I never got credit for it,  until in the ending credits of this awesome film. I could not think of a better way to achieve my goal. Which makes the film so special to me and that I took my two boys to see it when they both were still living at home. A special time to teach my boys about women, civil rights, and the early punk scene. But most importantly about what it is like being a mom.

In conclusion as a mama, punk, one who supports civil rights and a woman’s right to choose, to one who wants national healthcare for all, I just had to set the scene straight… there is something off here in the time we are witnessing, and it is not good.

Tape Nine 10/08/84 The Weirdos to Dix…

Dix Denney has passed away so I thought of this tape I did with Flipside Radio and The Weirdos marathon… we were so spoiled… we really are… my heart just aches….  1984 and before and beyond.

Tape Nine 10/08/84

Weirdo Enjoy the BIG PUNK ROCK 1984

The real deal. This tape was released around 28 fucking years ago. Where a process of recording, organizing, mailing, and airing tapes live turned out to be a very successful project indeed!!  Wow!! Projects took some time back in the 1980s. All sent through our post office box. The Flipside post office was a busy place in Whittier California. One little, tiny post office box oversaw a vast number of gifts. which consisted of records, mail, ads, and money. It was like Christmas every day. Then there was the Post Office Master. A lady that I hated at first but who turned out to leave little gifts for us in our ‘po box each Christmas season. She thought we were weird at first with our wild ways but later she became a part of our unofficial crew in her own dependable way.

Enjoy a cameo appearance by Henry Rollins.

(You must trust your eyes you’re not insane)

Live Flipside Video Music with Plain Wrap at the legendary Cathay de Grande. On Track 2…


Electric Honey: The Heart is more than a muscle that pumps blood.

Watercolor by Hudley Flipside

A reflection on Pluto in Aquarius … prose, experience and the imagination.

“What exactly is a computer chip?

A computer chip is a packaged set of electronic circuits printed onto a thin, circular wafer made of the element silicon, one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust. These electronic circuits work with the help of transistors, which serve as tiny switches that turn an electrical current on or off. These operations are the basis for all modern computing.”

“What are the 7 functions of the heart? The heart plays the following roles in the human body:

Pumping oxygenated blood into other body parts. Circulating hormones and other essential substances to different parts of the body. Receiving oxygen-poor blood and pumping it into the lungs for oxygenation, transporting waste products from the body. Maintaining blood pressure.”

The new Prometheus

A computer chip

Our Heart pumps blood.

A novel

Our technology

Life for all.

Frankenstein’s Monster: “By degrees I made a discovery of still greater moment. I found that these people possessed a method of communicating their experience and feelings to one another by articulate sounds. I perceived that the words they spoke sometimes produced pleasure or pain, smiles or sadness, in the minds and countenances of the hearers. This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.”

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

I remember one rainy night when a storm was brewing overhead. My computer was turned off, yet the room lit up as thunder broke close to our car. I stood in the dark room at that moment and witnessed my computer turn on without a password. I saw my husband’s yahoo emails open up and I saw much more before my gaze. I walked over and pulled the plug. It went dark as the room and the storm rumpled past us.

Was it only a surge of electricity that ran through my computer that night? Electricity animates many things and gives life.

“It’s not the love you make. It’s the love you give.” ~ Nikola Tesla

I am studying the astrological effects that Pluto in Aquarius will have on humanity and the world. I read a lot about the underworld, technology, transformation and even the word rebellion.

I think back upon Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Novel, Frankenstein. I realize the same old idea has haunted me from the get-go. Who’s soul did Frankenstein’s monster have?

A computer chip, a human heart all needs energy or electricity for life. Be it in a story or on the computer I am using now or my heart that is beating.

I remember a dream I had years ago, and I learned in my dream that Pluto Loves Persephone.

All this foresight, astrology and science and I find the word “Love” lacking.

As though electricity flowing through everything is incapable of love?

Maybe we are approaching a time when we see that love is electricity. If we become aware of it as it is flowing into our unconscious and shadowy places, and into those endlessly created computer chips.

I have solved my mystery. The Modern Prometheus is a higher level of love and if electrify is fast, it is also explosive, it is also hot and gives of itself freely.  

As the dear Monster observed,

“This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.”

“The electrical stimulus travels down through the conduction pathways and causes the heart’s ventricles to contract and pump out blood. The 2 upper chambers of the heart (atria) are stimulated first and contract for a short period of time before the 2 lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).”

Intellect is so valuable but now comes the time of the heart brain.

I am observing bees outside my window and see that in a way they live the perfect life. They work and collect nectar. They transform it into form and home and community. They can change their sex if need be. This is the best symbol of electricity based on love.

Still the individual bees are important. Still the soul, spirit and psyche are there. To learn and grow.

Dionysos…deep amethyst, crimson and wine-dark red, emerald and lapis…lavish velvets and brocades, the rich fur of a wildcat and the delicate warmth of the flower’s petal…He is the sap that bleeds from the tree and the golden viscosity of the gift of the mother bees—honey.

Aguilar, A. Marina. Alchemy of The Heart: The Sacred Marriage of Dionysos & Ariadne. Chiron Publications. Kindle Edition.

The newsprint / ink thing?

“I’d rather be a sprat than a mackerel, you can slip through the net
It’s set, it also takes one to catch one.”

It is imperative then that a woman brings up the masculine side of her nature, that she learns to love a thing, or an idea, even, though this is primarily a man’s prerogative, and even though her attitude toward the thing or idea will never be his. For however completely she has succeeded in this task, she will care more about the application of the idea than for the idea itself, though she will still call it the idea. So it is, her love finds its way through the thing to the human being back of the thing.

Harding, Esther. The Way of All Women (C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series) (p. 99). Shambhala. Kindle Edition.

I am reading a book, The Astrology of Midlife and Aging by Erin Sullivan. I ordered years ago on my Kindle but forgot yet recently got a paperback copy. It is helping me make this on the “limn,” means edge, experience of turning 65 much better.

All the trash I have to throw away from those companies that what to entrap me in some medicare deals makes me feel like a target for sure.

Thinking of things I love… but might have to let go of.

I am making changes in my life. Seeing what is valuable in life. What to keep and what to let go of. Finding out, it is normal to daydream of the past and remember how things were but also to do a few more modern things as well. Yet my need to be on the cutting edge is about gone from my need or guilt to hang on or somehow feel responsible. I will keep to what inspires me, makes me angry or affirms by position on things.

Funny I decided to order the LA Times paper to get that lovely feeling again of holding a paper and reading it again. I found out that in 5 days that I am allergic to the ink in the paper used.

Tight chest, hard time breathing and feeling drained, and I thought it was Covid-19 again or maybe the old rainy weather. That is ironic to me.

The newsprint / ink thing? I once was addicted to the smell of new ink on newsprint in fanzines and vinyl record covers and inserts. I now know those days are over. Funny how fate can make decisions for you.

I call for a mandatory ‘stop building bill.’

Topper and Hopalong Cassidy

CPUC Public Advisor’s Office, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

SoCalGas GRC Application


I call for a mandatory ‘stop building bill.’

A Wake-Up call for the San Fernando Valley, West Hills California. To our politicians, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California Energy Commission

I don’t think our California politicians, or corporate building contractors or big baron tycoons want us to have land.

They want it all to be too expensive to have a small piece of land where the earth is below you and the stars are above you. They have a goal to buy up all the land and force us into apartments.

Shame on our Governor for appointing this commission who have proven they have all lost their marbles.

I got my email message to pay our gas bill. I have lived in California most all my life, some 65 years. I know the bell curve for seasonal gas usage. That is fine by me. Yet today I noticed a double fee. I had to look twice to believe what I saw. I overlooked my yearly average, and this is just insane. It doubled in only one month.

Nothing has changed in our usage of gas. In fact, we got a new energy efficient heater last year and a new washer and dryer this year. Yes, again both are energy efficient.

We have lived in our home for close to 23 years. Our home is 65 years old and was built in 1958.

I called our Southern California Gas Company thinking we had a gas leak.

I finally got through to a nice representative and she told me that the California Energy Commission passed a bill that began January 1, 2023, to raise our fees. Now they want to do it again?

After a pandemic, I feel is still very observable, and during a major storm season here in California they do this to us. This seems insane.

I watch as the big houses are being built smooched next to each other right here in the San Fernando Valley during a drought, pandemic and now an economic recession.

Yes, many ugly apartments are going up and they do this to us. Apartments plugged into every space not leaving any place for our good Earth Mother to breathe.

We need to create and pass a mandatory ‘stop building bill.’ We need to conserve our precious earthly resources now. We can do this by, not building more but less. Taking the time to fix up and recycle old buildings and regenerating and protecting our great historical places. Not run them over with a large bulldozer.

We need to step back and take a look at where and why we are building. Is it for our community? Are we considering the environment or our precious wildlife? Will all these apartments and large homes put a real danger on our gas and water usage? I won’t go into how awful public transportation is here.

All these buildings have caused much more traffic while contributing to pollution and other negative players.

Other countries protect the land and consider the environment and the resources they have by not exploiting their communities.

Building contractors can save and regenerate old buildings and turn to creative conservation energy efficient means of protecting the environment. Yet they are now exploiting our environment for extreme profits, with the permission of our politicians and other bad players, by overbuilding and then raising our gas and water fees.

For example, at Vanowen Street and Canoga Ave in the San Fernando Valley there is a block where once was an open area where two Mexican Restaurants were. Across the street from where once stood Rocketdyne. A wonderful place for family and young people to gather.

Now there are apartments on that same square block. Ugly apartments create more traffic, more pollution and use up more water and gas. Apply that by many more apartments that have been built throughout the area. Not to forget to mention what is planned for the empty Rocketdyne campus.

Viewing an image of Rocketdyne today at a Car Repair Shop in Canoga Park I was amazed by the structure.

The view was showing the perspective where the viewer can see the Verdugo Mountain range in the background. At the time of the picture, 1950s, Rocketdyne is surrounded by farmlands and wild fields. Canoga Ave, Owensmouth and Victory Blvd. are only small two-lane streets.

Vanowen street parallels the buildings as a rough asphalt two lane highway. Rocketdyne looks like a large computer chip plugged into the surrounding farm and open wild land, including a large parking lot filled with cars.

Ironically and sadly today the same once futuristic rocket business is now an empty field where wildflowers and weeds are growing. I hope this will become a museum or open park in Rocketdyne’s memory.

The only things remaining on the Rocketdyne campus are a few old pepper and eucalyptus trees. It is now hopelessly surrounded by cars, apartments, and more ugly apartments. And yesterday I saw a homeless camp of many homeless people set up on Canoga Ave right across from the old Rocketdyne campus.

Once at Valley Circle and Reseda Blvd was a horse stable where I used to go riding in the wild hills above. Now in the last five years massive, large homes have been built there. No sense of the environment or any room for a garden or place for children to play. The natural environment was raped by putting in massive water, electric and gas eating monsters. No sense of the surrounding wildlife. It is very sad to see. All built during a drought, and pandemic when ironically conservation is shamelessly pushed upon those who have lived here responsibly for years. These big homes and apartments are built never-endingly while there are more homeless people in our communities. Something is desperately wrong here.

Who is giving these companies permits to build on the one hand while raising our water and gas fees on the other? Time for you to consider greed, and other bad players. Time for our politicians, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California Energy Commission to see this for what it is. Are you part of the problem or do you really want to get down to the job to help us all and create a real answer to the problem?

I call for a mandatory ‘stop building bill.’ So, our politicians, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California Energy Commission can take the time to really do something to help us all!

Not just doing the foulest and cruelest thing of all, which is to increase our water and gas fees when we are already finding life too expensive. Not to mention more people moving onto the streets because they cannot afford to rent or lease these ugly apartments and massive homes being built. This is not governance but irresponsible corruption, this is just downright embarrassing.

I have lived here 65 years and never has it been like this. It is unacceptable.

Why am I receiving this notice?
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a public forum, also called a Public Participation Hearing (PPH), about SoCalGas’ 2024 General Rate Case (GRC) application. At the public forum, you can make comments and raise concerns with the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge (Judge) who is overseeing this rate increase request.

How will the public forums be held?
As part of the CPUC’s ongoing efforts to protect customers and community members, and provide the greatest access, these hearings will be held virtually. Your participation by providing your thoughts on SoCalGas’ request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.

You can also provide written public comments at any time during the proceeding at apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/A2205015.

Where and when will this/these Public Forum(s) be held?

March 6, 2023
2:00 p.m.
Virtual PPH
Phone Number: 800-857-1917
Passcode: 1767567#
Webcast: adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc
March 15, 2023
6:00 p.m.
Virtual PPH
Phone Number: 800-857-1917
Passcode: 1767567#
Webcast: adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc

SoCalGas’ March 6 and March 15, 2023, PPHs will be held virtually, meaning you can participate via internet or via phone using the access details above. Please note: If you need a language interpreter for these virtual hearings, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office using the contact information at the end of this notice at least five business days before the Public Forum. If you wish to make a public comment, you must participate by phone using the phone number above. After calling in and entering the passcode above, press *1, unmute your phone and record your name when prompted. You will be put into a queue in the order you dialed in.

Why is SoCalGas requesting this increase?
On May 16, 2022, SoCalGas filed its 2024 General Rate Case application (A.22-05-015) with the CPUC. The application, as updated in November 2022, requests authority to increase revenues for 2024-2027. SoCalGas is requesting to increase revenues by $738 million (20.2% increase over 2023 expected revenues) in 2024. This application also includes requested increases of $295 million (6.7%) in 2025, $261 million (5.6%) in 2026, and $379 million (7.7%) in 2027. The cumulative requested revenue increase is $4,740 million.

Every four years, SoCalGas is required to file a GRC application with the CPUC to set annual revenues. Annual revenues are the total amount of money a utility is allowed to collect through rates in a given year. The revenues requested in this application pay for the costs of owning and operating gas infrastructure. This application does not include the cost to purchase natural gas for SoCalGas customers and does not determine how revenues are assigned to customer groups. Those are evaluated and authorized in separate proceedings.

SoCalGas is requesting this increase to:

  • Continue to invest in its gas delivery system to enhance safety and reliability, and to manage risks that could impact its employees, customers, and/or system;
  • Invest in the gas system and technologies that advance clean energy for customers and the environment;
  • Continue to invest in the needs of customers by enabling diverse customer service capabilities, and to empower customers with information and tools to better manage their gas use;
  • Meet regulatory and compliance requirements driven by system safety and reliability and environmental compliance; and
  • Invest in efforts and programs to maintain a highly-trained, qualified, and diverse workforce.

If the CPUC approves this application, SoCalGas will implement new revenues in gas rates beginning on January 1, 2024. This will impact your monthly bill.

How could this affect my monthly gas bill?
If SoCalGas’ rate request is approved by the CPUC, the typical residential monthly bill using 36 therms per month would increase by approximately $8.28 or 13.2% per month in 2024, compared to estimated 2023. Individual customer bills may vary.

How does the rest of this process work?
The assigned Judge will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process. The Judge will issue a proposed decision that may adopt SoCalGas’s application, modify it, or deny it. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a different outcome. The proposed decision, and any alternate decision(s), will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public CPUC Voting Meeting.

Parties to the proceeding are currently reviewing SoCalGas’ application, including the Public Advocates Office. The Public Advocates Office is an independent consumer advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. For more information, please call 1-415-703-1584, email PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov, or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc.ca.gov.

Your participation by providing your thoughts on SoCalGas’ request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.

Where can I get more information?
Contact SoCalGas
Email: centralfiles@semprautilities.com
Mail: Jamie York, 8330 Century Park Court, CP31E, San Diego, CA 92123

A copy of the Application and any related documents may also be reviewed at https://www.socalgas.com/regulatory/2024-general-rate-case.

Contact CPUC
Please visit apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/A2205015 to submit a comment about this proceeding on the CPUC Docket Card. Here you can also view documents and other public comments related to this proceeding.

If you have questions about CPUC processes, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at:

  • Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074
  • Email: Public.Advisor@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Mail: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Please reference SoCalGas GRC Application A.22-05-015, in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.