More than 4,000 PG&E customers were without power for much of Sunday in the small foothill community of Cool and surrounding areas.
PG& E blames the outage, in part, on the weekend's torrential rain, but you won't hear anyone at Cool's local bar complaining.
Musicians played acoustic music to candle light.
"We had to go somewhere. It was this or sit in the dark," says customer John Curl.
At the gas station, though, no power meant a dead business day. Managers were forced to shut the gas pumps off and could only take cash for merchandise.
"The power's out and it's raining this much, it kind of kills everything else that you can do," says employee Kyle Winter.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times