Bank of America Business Loan Agreement

 Bank of America	Business Loan Agreement	 
National Trust and Savings Association				 
 
 
 
This Agreement dated as of APRIL 12, 1995, is between Bank of America
National Trust and Savings Association (the "Bank") and California Water
Service Company (the "Borrower"). 
 
1.	FACILITY NO. 1: LINE OF CREDIT AMOUNT AND TERMS 
 
1.1	Line of Credit Amount. 
 
(a)	During the availability period described below, the Bank will provide a
line of credit to the Borrower.  The amount of the line of credit (the
"Facility 1 Commitment") is Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000). 
 
(b)	This is a revolving line of credit with a within line facility for letters
of credit.  During the availability period, the Borrower may repay principal
amounts and reborrow them. 
 
(c)	The Borrower agrees not to permit the outstanding principal balance of the
line of credit plus the outstanding amounts of any letters of credit, including
amounts drawn on letters of credit and not yet reimbursed, to exceed the
Facility 1 Commitment. 
 
1.2	Availability Period.  The line of credit is available between the date of
this Agreement and April 30, 1997 (the "Facility 1 Expiration Date") unless
the Borrower is in default. 
 
1.3	Interest Rate. 
 
(a)	Unless the Borrower elects an optional interest rate as described below,
the interest rate is the Bank's Reference Rate minus .5 percentage point. 
 
(b)	The Reference Rate is the rate of interest publicly announced from time to
time by the Bank in San Francisco, California, as its Reference Rate.  The
Reference Rate is set by the Bank based on various factors, including the
Bank's costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other 
factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans.  The Bank
may price loans to its customers at, above, or below the Reference Rate.  Any
change in the Reference Rate shall take effect at the opening of business on
the day specified in the public announcement of a change in the Bank's 
Reference Rate. 
 
1.4	Repayment Terms. 
 
(a)	The Borrower will pay interest on May 1, 1995, and then monthly thereafter
until payment in full of any principal outstanding under this line of credit. 
 
(b)	The Borrower will repay in full all principal and any unpaid interest or
other charges outstanding under this line of credit no later than the Facility
1 Expiration Date. 
 
1.5	Optional Interest Rates.  Instead of the interest rate based on the Bank's
Reference Rate, the Borrower may elect to have all or portions of the line of
credit (during the availability period) bear interest at the rate(s) described
below during an interest period agreed to by the Bank and the Borrower.  Each
interest rate is a rate per year.  Interest will be paid on the last day of
each interest period, and on the first day each month during the interest
period.  At the end of any interest period, the interest rate will revert to
the rate based on the Reference Rate, unless the Borrower has designated
another optional interest rate for the portion. 
 
1.6	Fixed Rate.  The Borrower may elect to have all or portions of the
principal balance of the line of credit bear interest at the Fixed Rate,
subject to the following requirements: 
 
(a)	The "Fixed Rate" means the fixed interest rate the Bank and the Borrower
agree will apply to the portion during the applicable interest period. 
 
(b)	The interest period during which the Fixed Rate will be in effect will be
one year or less. 
 
(c)	Each Fixed Rate portion will be for an amount not less than the following: 
 
(i)	for interest periods of 14 days or longer, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars
($500,000). 
 
(ii)	for interest periods of 1 to 3 days, Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000). 
 
(iii)	for interest periods of between 4 days and 13 days, an amount which,
when multiplied by the number of days in the applicable interest period, is
not less than fifteen million (15,000,000) dollar-days. 
 
(d)	The Borrower may not elect a Fixed Rate with respect to any portion of the
principal balance of the line of credit which is scheduled to be repaid before
the last day of the applicable interest period. 
 
(e)	Any portion of the principal balance of the line of credit already bearing
interest at the Fixed Rate will not be converted to a different rate during
its interest period. 
 
(f)	Each prepayment of a Fixed Rate portion, whether voluntary, by reason of
acceleration or otherwise, will be accompanied by the amount of accrued
interest on the amount prepaid, and a prepayment fee equal to the amount (if
any) by which: 
 
(i)	the additional interest which would have been payable on the amount
prepaid had it not been paid until the last day of the interest period, exceeds
 
(ii)	the interest which would have been recoverable by the Bank by placing the
amount prepaid on deposit in the certificate of deposit market for a period
starting on the date on which it was prepaid and ending on the last day of
the interest period for such portion. 
 
1.7	LIBOR Rate.  The Borrower may elect to have all or portions of the
principal balance bear interest at the LIBOR Rate. 
 
Designation of a LIBOR Rate Portion is subject to the following requirements: 
 
(a)	The interest period during which the LIBOR Rate will be in effect will be
7, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90, 180 or 365 days.  The last day of the interest period
will be determined by the Bank using the practices of the London inter-bank
market. 
 
(b)	Each LIBOR Rate portion will be for an amount not less than Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for interest periods of 30 days or longer.  For
shorter maturities, each LIBOR Rate portion will be for an amount which, when
multiplied by the number of days in the applicable interest period, is not
less than fifteen million (15,000,000) dollar-days. 
 
(c)	The Borrower shall irrevocably request a LIBOR Rate portion no later than
9:00 a.m. San Francisco time three (3) banking days before the commencement
of the interest period. 
 
(d)	The "LIBOR Rate" means the interest rate determined by the following
formula, rounded upward to the nearest 1/100 of one percent.  (All amounts
in the calculation will be determined by the Bank as of the first day of the
interest period.) 
 
LIBOR Rate = 	        London Rate         
(1.00 - Reserve Percentage) 
	Where, 
 
(i) 	"London Rate" means the interest rate (rounded upward to the nearest
1/16th of one percent) at which the Bank's London Branch, London, Great
Britain, would offer U.S. dollar deposits for the applicable interest period
to other major banks in the London inter-bank market at approximately 
11:00 a.m. London time two (2) banking days before the commencement of the
interest period. 
 
(ii)	"Reserve Percentage" means the total of the maximum reserve percentages
for determining the reserves to be maintained by member banks of the Federal
Reserve System for Eurocurrency Liabilities, as defined in Federal Reserve
Board Regulation D, rounded upward to the nearest 1/100 of one percent.  The
percentage will be expressed as a decimal, and will include, but not be
limited to, marginal, emergency, supplemental, special, and other reserve
percentages. 
 
(e)	The Borrower may not elect a LIBOR Rate with respect to any principal
amount which is scheduled to be repaid before the last day of the applicable
interest period. 
 
(f)	Any portion of the principal balance already bearing interest at the LIBOR
Rate will not be converted to a different rate during its interest period. 
 
(g)	Each prepayment of a LIBOR Rate portion, whether voluntary, by reason of
acceleration or otherwise, will be accompanied by the amount of accrued
interest on the amount prepaid and a prepayment fee as described below.  A
"prepayment" is a payment of an amount on a date earlier than the scheduled
payment date for such amount as required by this Agreement.  The prepayment
fee shall be equal to the amount (if any) by which: 
 
(i)	the additional interest which would have been payable during the interest
period on the amount prepaid had it not been prepaid, exceeds 
 
(ii)	the interest which would have been recoverable by the Bank by placing the
amount prepaid on deposit in the London inter-bank market for a period starting
on the date on which it was prepaid and ending on the last day of the interest
period for such portion  (or the scheduled payment date for the amount prepaid,
(if earlier). 
 
(h)	The Bank will have no obligation to accept an election for a LIBOR Rate
portion if any of the following described events has occurred and is
continuing: 
 
(i)	Dollar deposits in the principal amount, and for periods equal to the
interest period, of a LIBOR Rate portion are not available in the London
inter-bank market; or 
 
(ii)	the LIBOR Rate does not accurately reflect the cost of a LIBOR Rate
portion. 
 
1.8	Letters of Credit.  This line of credit may be used for financing standby
letters of credit with a maximum maturity of 365 days but not to extend more
than 90 days beyond the Facility 1 Expiration Date.  The amount of the letters
of credit outstanding at any one time, (including amounts drawn on the letters
of credit and not yet reimbursed), may not exceed Two Million Dollars
($2,000,000). 
 
The Borrower agrees: 
 
(a)	any sum drawn under a letter of credit may, at the option of the Bank, be
added to the principal amount outstanding under this Agreement.  The amount
will bear interest and be due as described elsewhere in this Agreement. 
 
(b)	if there is a default under this Agreement, to immediately prepay and make
the Bank whole for any outstanding letters of credit. 
 
(c)	the issuance of any letter of credit and any amendment to a letter of
credit is subject to the Bank's written approval and must be in form and
content satisfactory to the Bank and in favor of a beneficiary acceptable to
the Bank. 
 
(d)	to sign the Bank's form Application and Agreement for Standby Letter of
Credit. 
 
(e)	to pay any issuance and/or other fees that the Bank notifies the Borrower
will be charged for issuing and processing letters of credit for the Borrower.
 
 
(f)	to allow the Bank to automatically charge its checking account for
applicable fees, discounts, and other charges. 
 
2.	FACILITY NO. 2: LETTER OF CREDIT AMOUNT AND TERMS 
 
2.1	Standby Letter of Credit.  The following standby letter of credit is
outstanding from the Bank for the account of the Borrower: 
 
Letter of Credit Number 	Original Amount 
 
124609                      $1,363,000 
 
As of the date of this Agreement, this letter of credit shall be deemed to be
outstanding under this Agreement.  The letter of credit is being amended to
increase the amount to Two Million Seventy Five Thousand Eighty-Nine Dollars
($2,075,089), and shall be subject to all the terms and conditions stated in
this Agreement.  This letter of credit was issued with a maximum maturity of
December 31, 1996; provided, however, that the maturity date may be
automatically extended each year for an additional year unless the Bank
gives written notice to the contrary. 
 
2.2	Other Terms.  The Borrower agrees: 
 
(a)	if there is a default under this Agreement, to immediately prepay and
make the Bank whole for any outstanding letters of credit. 
 
(b)	the issuance of any letter of credit and any amendment to a letter of
credit is subject to the Bank's written approval and must be in form and
content satisfactory to the Bank and in favor of a beneficiary acceptable to
the Bank. 
 
(c)	to sign the Bank's form Application and Agreement for Standby Letter of
Credit. 
 
(d)	to pay any issuance and/or other fees that the Bank notifies the Borrower
will be charged for issuing and processing letters of credit for the Borrower.
 
(e)	to allow the Bank to automatically charge its checking account for
applicable fees, discounts, and other charges. 
 
(f)	to pay the Bank a non-refundable fee equal to .625% per annum of the
outstanding undrawn amount of each standby letter of credit, payable
quarterly in advance, calculated on the basis of the face amount outstanding
on the day the fee is calculated.   
 
3.	EXPENSES 
 
The Borrower agrees to reimburse the Bank for any expenses it incurs in the
preparation of this Agreement and any agreement or instrument required by
this Agreement.  Expenses include, but are not limited to, reasonable
attorneys' fees, including any allocated costs of the Bank's in-house counsel.
 
4.	DISBURSEMENTS, PAYMENTS AND COSTS 
 
4.1	Requests for Credit.  Each request for an extension of credit will be
made in writing in a manner acceptable to the Bank, or by another means
acceptable to the Bank. 
 
4.2	Disbursements and Payments.  Each disbursement by the Bank and each payment
by the Borrower will be: 
 
(a)	made at the Bank's branch (or other location) selected by the Bank from
time to time; 
 
(b)	made for the account of the Bank's branch selected by the Bank from time
to time; 
 
(c)	made in immediately available funds, or such other type of funds selected
by the Bank; 
 
(d)	evidenced by records kept by the Bank.  In addition, the Bank may, at its
discretion, require the Borrower to sign one or more promissory notes. 
 
4.3	Telephone Authorization. 
 
(a)	The Bank may honor telephone instructions for advances or repayments or
for the designation of optional interest rates given by any one of the
individuals authorized to sign loan agreements on behalf of the Borrower, or
any other individual designated by any one of such authorized signers. 
 
(b)	Advances will be deposited in and repayments will be withdrawn from the
Borrower's account number 14872-00230, or such other of the Borrower's
accounts with the Bank as designated in writing by the Borrower. 
 
(c)	The Borrower indemnifies and excuses the Bank (including its officers,
employees, and agents) from all liability, loss, and costs in connection
with any act resulting from telephone instructions it reasonably believes are
made by any individual authorized by the Borrower to give such instructions.
This indemnity and excuse will survive this Agreement's termination. 
 
4.4	Direct Debit. 
 
(a)	The Borrower agrees that interest will be deducted automatically on the due
date from checking account number 14872-00230. 
 
(b)	The Bank will debit the account on the dates the payments become due.  If a
due date does not fall on a banking day, the Bank will debit the account on the
first banking day following the due date. 
 
(c)	The Borrower will maintain sufficient funds in the account on the dates the
Bank enters debits authorized by this Agreement.  If there are insufficient
funds in the account on the date the Bank enters any debit authorized by this
Agreement, the debit will be reversed. 
 
4.5	Banking Days.  Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, a banking day
is a day other than a Saturday or a Sunday on which the Bank is open for
business in California.  For amounts bearing interest at a LIBOR Rate, a
banking day is a day other than a Saturday or a Sunday on which the Bank is
open for business in California, New York and London and dealing in offshore
dollars.  All payments and disbursements which would be due on a day which is
not a banking day will be due on the next banking day.  All payments received
on a day which is not a banking day will be applied to the credit on the next
banking day. 
 
4.6	Taxes.  The Borrower will not deduct any taxes from any payments it makes
to the Bank.  If any government authority imposes any taxes on any payments
made by the Borrower, the Borrower will pay the taxes and will also pay to
the Bank, at the time interest is paid, any additional amount which the Bank
specifies as necessary to preserve the after-tax yield the Bank would have
received if such taxes had not been imposed.  Upon request by the Bank, the
Borrower will confirm that it has paid the taxes by giving the Bank official
tax receipts (or notarized copies) within 30 days after the due date.
However, the Borrower will not pay the Bank's net income taxes. 
 
4.7	Additional Costs.  The Borrower will pay the Bank, on demand, for the
Bank's costs or losses arising from any statute or regulation, or any request
or requirement of a regulatory agency which is applicable to all national
banks or a class of all national banks.  The costs and losses will be allocated
to the loan in a manner determined by the Bank, using any reasonable method.
The costs include the following: 
 
(a)	any reserve or deposit requirements; and 
 
(b)	any capital requirements relating to the Bank's assets and commitments for
credit. 
 
4.8	Interest Calculation.  Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement, all
interest and fees, if any, will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year and
the actual number of days elapsed.  This results in more interest or a higher
fee than if a 365-day year is used. 
 
4.9	Interest on Late Payments.  At the Bank's sole option in each instance, any
amount not paid when due under this Agreement (including interest) shall bear
interest from the due date at the Bank's Reference Rate minus .5 percentage
point.  This may result in compounding of interest. 
 
5.	CONDITIONS 
 
The Bank must receive the following items, in form and content acceptable to
the Bank, before it is required to extend any credit to the Borrower under
this Agreement: 
 
5.1	Authorizations.  Evidence that the execution, delivery and performance by
the Borrower (and any guarantor) of this Agreement and any instrument or
agreement required under this Agreement have been duly authorized. 
 
5.2	Other Items.  Any other items that the Bank reasonably requires. 
 
6.	REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 
 
When the Borrower signs this Agreement, and until the Bank is repaid in full,
the Borrower makes the following representations and warranties.  Each request
for an extension of credit constitutes a renewed representation. 
 
6.1	Organization of Borrower.  The Borrower is a corporation duly formed and
existing under the laws of the state where organized. 
 
6.2	Authorization.  This Agreement, and any instrument or agreement required
hereunder, are within the Borrower's powers, have been duly authorized, and
do not conflict with any of its organizational papers. 
 
6.3	Enforceable Agreement.  This Agreement is a legal, valid and binding
agreement of the Borrower, enforceable against the Borrower in accordance
with its terms, and any instrument or agreement required hereunder, when
executed and delivered, will be similarly legal, valid, binding and
enforceable. 
 
6.4	Good Standing.  In each state in which the Borrower does business, it is
properly licensed, in good standing, and, where required, in compliance with
fictitious name statutes. 
 
6.5	No Conflicts.  This Agreement does not conflict with any law, agreement,
or obligation by which the Borrower is bound. 
 
6.6	Financial Information.  All financial and other information that has been
or will be supplied to the Bank is: 
 
(a)	sufficiently complete to give the Bank accurate knowledge of the
Borrower's (and any guarantor's) financial condition. 
 
(b)	in form and content required by the Bank. 
 
(c)	in compliance with all government regulations that apply. 
 
6.7	Lawsuits.  There is no lawsuit, tax claim or other dispute pending or
threatened against the Borrower, which, if lost, would impair the Borrower's
financial condition or ability to repay the loan, except as have been 
disclosed in writing to the Bank. 
 
6.8	Permits, Franchises.  The Borrower possesses all permits, memberships,
franchises, contracts and licenses required and all trademark rights, trade
name rights, patent rights and fictitious name rights necessary to 
enable it to conduct the business in which it is now engaged. 
 
6.9	Other Obligations.  The Borrower is not in default on any obligation for
borrowed money, any purchase money obligation or any other material lease,
commitment, contract, instrument or obligation. 
 
6.10	Income Tax Returns.  The Borrower has no knowledge of any pending
assessments or adjustments of its income tax for any year. 
 
6.11	No Event of Default.  There is no event which is, or with notice or
lapse of time or both would be, a default under this Agreement. 
 
6.12	Location of Borrower.  The Borrower's place of business (or, if the
Borrower has more than one place of business, its chief executive office) is
located at the address listed under the Borrower's signature on this Agreement.
 
7.	COVENANTS 
 
The Borrower agrees, so long as credit is available under this Agreement and
until the Bank is repaid in full: 
 
7.1 	Use of Proceeds. 
 
(a)	To use the proceeds of Facility No. 1 only for (i) short term operating
capital, (ii) bridge financing for capital expenditures, and (iii) issuing
standby letters of credit. 
 
(b)	To use the proceeds of Facility No. 2 only for issuing a standy letter of
credit in support of the Borrower's workers' compensation self insurance
program. 
 
7.2	Financial Information.  To provide the following financial information
and statements and such additional information as requested by the Bank from
time to time: 
 
(a)	Within 90 days of the Borrower's fiscal year end, the Borrower's annual
financial statements.  These financial statements must be audited (with an
unqualified opinion) by a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") acceptable to
the Bank. 
 
(b)	Copies of the Borrower's Form 10-K Annual Report within 90 days of the
Borrower's fiscal year end. 
 
(c)	Copies of the Borrower's Form 10-Q Quarterly Report 60 days after the
end of each quarterly accounting period. 
 
7.3	Other Debts.  Not to have outstanding or incur any direct or contingent
debts or lease obligations (other than those to the Bank), or become liable
for the debts of others without the Bank's written consent.  This does 
not prohibit: 
 
(a)	Acquiring goods, supplies, or merchandise on normal trade credit. 
 
(b)	Endorsing negotiable instruments received in the usual course of business. 
 
(c) 	Obtaining surety bonds in the usual course of business. 
 
(d)	Debts and lines of credit in existence on the date of this Agreement
disclosed in writing to the Bank in the Borrower's financial statements
dated December 31, 1994. 
 
(e)	First Mortgage Bonds issued in accordance with trust indenture. 
 
7.4	Other Liens.  Not to create, assume, or allow any security interest or
lien (including judicial liens) on property the Borrower now or later owns,
except: 
 
(a)	Deeds of trust and security agreements in favor of the Bank. 
 
(b)	Liens for taxes not yet due. 
 
(c)	Liens outstanding on the date of this Agreement disclosed in writing to the
Bank. 
 
(d)	Assets encumbered by First Mortgage Bonds currently outstanding or issured
after the date of this Agreement. 
 
7.5	Out of Debt Period.  To repay any advances in full, and not to draw any
additional advances on its revolving line of credit, for a period of at least
30 consecutive days between the date of this Agreement and December 31, 1995,
and each subsequent one-year period (if any).  For the purposes of this
paragraph, "advances" does not include undrawn amounts of outstanding letters
of credit. 
 
7.6	Notices to Bank.  To promptly notify the Bank in writing of: 
 
(a)	any lawsuit over One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) against the Borrower
(or any guarantor). 
 
(b)	any substantial dispute between the Borrower (or any guarantor) and any
government authority. 
 
(c)	any failure to comply with this Agreement. 
 
(d)	any material adverse change in the Borrower's (or any guarantor's)
financial condition or operations. 
 
(e)	any change in the Borrower's name, legal structure, place of business, or
chief executive office if the Borrower has more than one place of business. 
 
7.7	Books and Records.  To maintain adequate books and records. 
 
7.8	Audits.  To allow the Bank and its agents to inspect the Borrower's
properties and examine, audit and make copies of books and records at any
reasonable time.  If any of the Borrower's properties, books or records 
are in the possession of a third party, the Borrower authorizes that third
party to permit the Bank or its agents to have access to perform inspections
or audits and to respond to the Bank's requests for information concerning 
such properties, books and records. 
 
7.9	Compliance with Laws.  To comply with the laws (including any fictitious
name statute), regulations, and orders of any government body with authority
over the Borrower's business. 
 
7.10	Preservation of Rights.  To maintain and preserve all rights, privileges,
and franchises the Borrower now has. 
 
7.11	Maintenance of Properties.  To make any repairs, renewals, or replacements
to keep the Borrower's properties in good working condition. 
 
7.12	Cooperation.  To take any action requested by the Bank to carry out the
intent of this Agreement. 
 
7.13	General Business Insurance.  To maintain insurance as is usual for the
business it is in. 
 
7.14	Additional Negative Covenants.  Not to, without the Bank's written
consent: 
 
(a)	engage in any business activities substantially different from the
Borrower's present business. 
 
(b)	liquidate or dissolve the Borrower's business. 
 
(c)	enter into any consolidation, merger, pool, joint venture, syndicate, or
other combination. 
 
(d)	lease, or dispose of all or a substantial part of the Borrower's business
or the Borrower's assets. 
 
(e)	acquire or purchase a business or its assets. 
 
(f)	sell or otherwise dispose of any assets for less than fair market value,
or enter into any sale and leaseback agreement covering any of its fixed or
capital assets. 
 
8.	DEFAULT 
 
If any of the following events occur, the Bank may do one or more of the
following: declare the Borrower in default, stop making any additional
credit available to the Borrower, and require the Borrower to repay its
entire debt immediately and without prior notice.  If an event of default
occurs under the paragraph entitled "Bankruptcy," below, with respect to the
Borrower, then the entire debt outstanding under this Agreement will 
automatically be due immediately. 
 
8.1	Failure to Pay.  The Borrower fails to make a payment under this Agreement
when due. 
 
8.2	False Information.  The Borrower has given the Bank false or misleading
information or representations. 
 
8.3	Bankruptcy.  The Borrower (or any guarantor) files a bankruptcy petition,
a bankruptcy petition is filed against the Borrower (or any guarantor), or
the Borrower (or any guarantor) makes a general assignment for the 
benefit of creditors 
 
8.4	Receivers.  A receiver or similar official is appointed for the Borrower's
(or any guarantor's) business, or the business is terminated. 
 
8.5	Lawsuits.  Any lawsuit or lawsuits are filed on behalf of one or more trade
creditors against the Borrower in an aggregate amount of One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) or more in excess of any insurance coverage. 
 
8.6	Judgments.  Any judgments or arbitration awards are entered against the
Borrower (or any guarantor), or the Borrower (or any guarantor) enters into
any settlement agreements with respect to any litigation or arbitration, in
an aggregate amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) or more in excess of
any insurance coverage. 
 
8.7	Government Action.  Any government authority takes action that the Bank
believes materially adversely affects the Borrower's (or any guarantor's)
financial condition or ability to repay. 
 
8.8	Material Adverse Change.  A material adverse change occurs in the
Borrower's (or any guarantor's) financial condition, properties or prospects,
or ability to repay the loan. 
 
8.9	Cross-default.  Any default occurs under any agreement in connection with
any credit the Borrower (or any guarantor) has obtained from anyone else or
which the Borrower (or any guarantor) has guaranteed if the default consists
of failing to make a payment when due or gives the other lender the right to
accelerate the obligation. 
 
8.10	Default Under Related Documents.  Any guaranty, subordination agreement,
security agreement, deed of trust, or other document required by this Agreement
is violated or no longer in effect. 
 
8.11	Other Bank Agreements.  The Borrower (or any guarantor) fails to meet the
conditions of, or fails to perform any obligation under any other agreement
the Borrower (or any guarantor) has with the Bank or any affiliate of the Bank.

8.12	Other Breach Under Agreement.  The Borrower fails to meet the conditions
of, or fails to perform any obligation under, any term of this Agreement not
specifically referred to in this Article. 
 
9.	ENFORCING THIS AGREEMENT; MISCELLANEOUS 
 
9.1	GAAP.  Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement, all financial
information provided to the Bank and all financial covenants will be made
under generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied.   
 
9.2	California Law.  This Agreement is governed by California law. 
 
9.3	Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement is binding on the Borrower's and
the Bank's successors and assignees.  The Borrower agrees that it may not
assign this Agreement without the Bank's prior consent. The Bank may sell
participations in or assign this loan, and may exchange financial information
about the Borrower with actual or potential participants or assignees.  If a
participation is sold or the loan is assigned, the purchaser will have the
right of set-off against the Borrower. 
 
9.4	Arbitration. 
 
(a)	This paragraph concerns the resolution of any controversies or claims
between the Borrower and the Bank, including but not limited to those that
arise from: 
 
(i)	This Agreement (including any renewals, extensions or modifications of this
Agreement); 
 
(ii)	Any document, agreement or procedure related to or delivered in connection
with this Agreement; 
 
(iii)	Any violation of this Agreement; or 
 
(iv)	Any claims for damages resulting from any business conducted between the
Borrower and the Bank, including claims for injury to persons, property or
business interests (torts). 
 
(b)	At the request of the Borrower or the Bank, any such controversies or
claims will be settled by arbitration in accordance with the United States
 Arbitration Act.  The United States Arbitration Act will apply even 
though this Agreement provides that it is governed by California law. 
 
(c)	Arbitration proceedings will be administered by the American Arbitration
Association and will be subject to its commercial rules of arbitration. 
 
(d)	For purposes of the application of the statute of limitations, the filing
of an arbitration pursuant to this paragraph is the equivalent of the filing
of a lawsuit, and any claim or controversy which may be arbitrated under this
paragraph is subject to any applicable statute of limitations.  The arbitrators
will have the authority to decide whether any such claim or controversy is
barred by the statute of limitations and, if so, to dismiss the arbitration
on that basis. 
 
(e)	If there is a dispute as to whether an issue is arbitrable, the arbitrators
will have the authority to resolve any such dispute. 
 
(f)	The decision that results from an arbitration proceeding may be submitted
to any authorized court of law to be confirmed and enforced. 
 
(g)	The procedure described above will not apply if the controversy or claim,
at the time of the proposed submission to arbitration, arises from or relates
to an obligation to the Bank secured by real property located in California.
In this case, both the Borrower and the Bank must consent to submission of the
claim or controversy to arbitration.  If both parties do not consent to
arbitration, the controversy or claim will be settled as follows: 
 
(i)	The Borrower and the Bank will designate a referee (or a panel of referees)
selected under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association in the same
manner as arbitrators are selected in Association-sponsored proceedings; 
 
(ii)	The designated referee (or the panel of referees) will be appointed by a
court as provided in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 638 and the
following related sections; 
 
(iii)	The referee (or the presiding referee of the panel) will be an active
attorney or a retired judge; and 
 
(iv)	The award that results from the decision of the referee (or the panel)
will be entered as a judgment in the court that appointed the referee, in
accordance with the provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure Sections
644 and 645. 
 
(h)	This provision does not limit the right of the Borrower or the Bank to: 
 
(i)	exercise self-help remedies such as setoff; 
 
(ii)	foreclose against or sell any real or personal property collateral; or 
 
(iii)	act in a court of law, before, during or after the arbitration proceeding
to obtain: 
 
(A)	an interim remedy; and/or 
 
(B)	additional or supplementary remedies. 
 
(i)	The pursuit of or a successful action for interim, additional or
supplementary remedies, or the filing of a court action, does not constitute
a waiver of the right of the Borrower or the Bank, including the suing 
party, to submit the controversy or claim to arbitration if the other party
contests the lawsuit.  However, if the controversy or claim arises from or
relates to an obligation to the Bank which is secured by real property
located in California at the time of the proposed submission to arbitration,
this right is limited according to the provision above requiring the consent
of both the Borrower and the Bank to seek resolution through arbitration. 
 
(j)	If the Bank forecloses against any real property securing this Agreement,
the Bank has the option to exercise the power of sale under the deed of trust
or mortgage, or to proceed by judicial foreclosure. 
 
9.5	Severability; Waivers.  If any part of this Agreement is not enforceable,
the rest of the Agreement may be enforced.  The Bank retains all rights, even
if it makes a loan after default.  If the Bank waives a default, it may
enforce a later default.  Any consent or waiver under this Agreement must be
in writing. 
 
9.6	Administration Costs.  The Borrower shall pay the Bank for all reasonable
costs incurred by the Bank in connection with administering this Agreement. 
 
9.7	Attorneys' Fees.  The Borrower shall reimburse the Bank for any reasonable
costs and attorneys' fees incurred by the Bank in connection with the
enforcement or preservation of any rights or remedies under this Agreement
and any other documents executed in connection with this Agreement, and
including any amendment, waiver, "workout" or restructuring under this
Agreement.  In the event of a lawsuit or arbitration proceeding, the
prevailing party is entitled to recover costs and reasonable attorneys' fees
incurred in connection with the lawsuit or arbitration proceeding, as
determined by the court or arbitrator.  As used in this paragraph, 
"attorneys' fees" includes the allocated costs of in-house counsel. 
 
9.8	One Agreement.  This Agreement and any related security or other
agreements required by this Agreement, collectively: 
 
(a)	represent the sum of the understandings and agreements between the Bank
and the Borrower concerning this credit; and 
 
(b)	replace any prior oral or written agreements between the Bank and the
Borrower concerning this credit; and 
 
(c)	are intended by the Bank and the Borrower as the final, complete and
exclusive statement of the terms agreed to by them. 
 
In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and any other agreements
required by this Agreement, this Agreement will prevail. 
 
9.9	Notices.  All notices required under this Agreement shall be personally
delivered or sent by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the addresses on
the signature page of this Agreement, or to such other addresses as 
the Bank and the Borrower may specify from time to time in writing. 
 
9.10	Headings.  Article and paragraph headings are for reference only and
shall not affect the interpretation or meaning of any provisions of this
Agreement. 
 
9.11	Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in as many counterparts as
necessary or convenient, and by the different parties on separate counterparts
each of which, when so executed, shall be deemed an original but all such
counterparts shall constitute but one and the same agreement. 
 
9.12	Prior Agreement Superseded.  This Agreement supersedes the Business Loan
Agreement entered into as of April 8, 1993, between the Bank and the Borrower,
and any credit outstanding thereunder shall be deemed to be outstanding under
this Agreement. 
 
This Agreement is executed as of the date stated at the top of the first page.
 
  
Bank of America 
National Trust and Savings Association

By:
Jeff Perkins

Title:
Vice President

California Water Service Company

By:
Gerald F. Feeney

Title:
Vice President, C.F.O. and Treasurer

 
 

Address where notices to the Bank 
are to be sent:

San Jose Commercial Banking Office #1487
P.O.Box 910
San Jose, CA 95115

Address where notices to the borrower are to be sent:

P.O. Box 1150
San Jose, CA 95108 

Basic Info X:

Name: Bank of America Business Loan Agreement
Type: Loan Agreement
Date: Nov. 13, 1995
Company: CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE CO
State: California

Other info:

Date:

  • APRIL 12 , 1995
  • April 30 , 1997
  • May 1 , 1995
  • last day
  • December 31 , 1996
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • December 31 , 1994
  • December 31 , 1995
  • April 8 , 1993

Organization:

  • Bank of America Business Loan Agreement National Trust and Savings Association This Agreement
  • Thirty Million Dollars
  • Facility 1 Expiration Date
  • Optional Interest Rates
  • Five Million Dollars
  • Five Hundred Thousand Dollars
  • Bank 's London Branch
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Reserve Board Regulation D
  • Credit Number Original Amount
  • Two Million Seventy Five Thousand Eighty-Nine Dollars
  • Agreement for Standby Letter of Credit
  • Bank 's Reference Rate
  • Organization of Borrower
  • First Mortgage Bonds
  • Maintenance of Properties
  • General Business Insurance
  • Material Adverse Change
  • Default Under Related Documents
  • Other Bank Agreements
  • American Arbitration Association
  • California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 644
  • Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association
  • California Water Service
  • San Jose Commercial Banking Office

Location:

  • San Francisco
  • Great Britain
  • U.S.
  • New York
  • London
  • United States
  • California
  • San Jose

Money:

  • $ 30,000,000
  • $ 5,000,000
  • $ 500,000
  • fifteen million
  • Two Million Dollars
  • $ 2,000,000
  • $ 1,363,000
  • $ 2,075,089
  • $ 1,000,000

Person:

  • Jeff Perkins
  • Gerald F. Feeney

Time:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.

Percent:

  • one percent
  • .625 %