Southern California Edison celebrates Women’s History Month
Rosemead, CA -- Edison Roundtable, a Southern California Edison (SCE) affinity group that promotes professional and personal growth for women, recently hosted a panel discussion in recognition of National Women’s History Month at the SCE company headquarters in Rosemead.
Lisa Cagnolatti, vice president, Business Customer Division, served as one of four executive female panelists to discuss advancements in the workplace and celebrate the contributions women have made toward achieving equal rights.
“I started in the workplace in 1983 and the work environment at that time was very different for women,” Cagnolatti told a group of more than 200 SCE employees. “We’ve made phenomenal progress, but there’s still work to do.”
Cagnolatti began by recognizing the outstanding turnout and interest in promoting women’s professional development. She said in order to achieve great success women must be determined to overcome obstacles and find ways to turn them into opportunities. She noted that identifying organizations that support a work/life balance, such as SCE, is an important part of maintaining professional happiness.
Cagnolatti discussed the importance of having a mentor and being a mentor to others. “I prefer to connect with people and be engaged in their development,” she said. “That way they feel valued and we move forward together.” She also said mentors are excellent resources for feedback and can be strong advocates for a person’s growth within the company.
COMPTON, Calif. — A fire broke out today in a commercial building in Compton, possibly compromising power lines, county fire officials said.
The blaze was reported at 3:24 p.m. in the 5000 block of Compton Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The structure was engulfed in flames and continued to burn as of 4 p.m., fire officials said.
There may be power lines down behind the burning building, fire officials said. Southern California Edison were dispatched to the scene.
Four people, including two men who stopped an assailant involved in an attack last November on a woman in Monterey Park, were honored Wednesday as “courageous citizens” by District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Hoa “Tony” Luong, 21, of Rosemead, was lauded for coming to the aid of a 60-year-old woman as she was being struck in the back of the head with a claw hammer and struggling with the assailant in a residential neighborhood of Monterey Park.
The National Regulatory Research Institute’s October 2012 report, “The Role of Natural Gas in California’s Climate Policy,” stated: “As California transitions its energy infrastructure to one that is more environmentally friendly, natural gas holds promise as a fuel that can complement the state’s cap-and-trade program, energy-efficiency measures, and transition to renewables.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — High surf pounded the coast and fierce winds howled across the Southland today, with gusts topping 70 mph whipping the Saugus area and 50 mph in Lancaster.
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—Growing up in Tema on the Atlantic coast of Ghana, Ewurabena Mensa-Wood had the dream of one day becoming a pilot. “There were no women flying in Ghana when I was growing up,” she said. “I raised a few eyebrows whenever I brought the subject up.”