September 28, 2000

PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2000-Seven area fans have won tickets to see the Anaheim Angels play the Seattle Mariners at Edison International Field of Anaheim at one of the last two games of the season, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Palmdale residents Raymond Horward, Jose Antonio Tovar, Ildemara Garcia, Nelson Toapanta, Yvette Guerrero and Rogelio Cortez Jr., as well as Rickie Parks of Lancaster, each won a pair of club-level tickets at the recent grand opening of Pardee Homes' new housing development, Carlton Ridge, in Palmdale.

Gary Buckenberger of Ventura also won tickets.

Southern California Edison provided the baseball tickets, through its parent company, Edison International, and use of its ENERGY STAR™  mobile education unit to celebrate the opening of the new homes, which meet ComfortWise energy-efficiency guidelines. 

SCE encourages the construction of ComfortWise homes, which are 30% more energy efficient than the national standard because they incorporate features such as heating, venting and air conditioning systems that are designed for a specific floor plan; tight ducts, which reduce drafts and the leakage of heated or cooled air into "dead" space such as the attic; and spectrally selective glass, which shields the home from the sun's heat and damaging rays, while letting in the light. 

In addition, the homes undergo an independent inspection to ensure they meet these stringent efficiency guidelines.  Because of this, they are eligible for an energy-efficiency mortgage, meaning buyers can purchase a more expensive home than they could otherwise afford because lenders recognize buyers will be spending less on energy bills.

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An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving more than 11 million people in a 50,000-square-mile area within central, coastal and Southern California.