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L.A. NOWSome 694,000 of the 1.4 million customers throughout Southern California who lost power have now had power restored, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. reported at about 2:45 a.m, 11 hours after the outage occured. Power is being restored throughout......
L.A. NOWIn the wake of the San Bruno disaster, the power company in San Diego is warning customers to be vigilant for gas leaks that, while "rare," are highly flammable. The most telltale sign is a distinctive smell. But there are......
L.A. NOWSan Diego Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay $14.3 million to the state of California to settle accusations that downed power lines caused the October 2007 brush fires in northern San Diego County that destroyed more than 1500......
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersPublic Utilities Commissioner Timothy A. Simon solicited donations from companies he regulates to help pay for a nonprofit conference on green energy hosted last month by one of his political patrons, documents and interviews show. Two weeks after the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPower lines are the suspected culprit behind at least five of the 12 major fires that burned in Southern California last week, including the Witch fire, which burned nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 1,041 homes and killed two people. Although acts of...
The Sesnon fire, which started Monday near Porter Ranch and destroyed 15 homes, was sparked when high winds downed a power line. It broke out almost exactly one year after a firestorm raged across Southern California, including three wind-driven fires...
Taxes as a tool to fix economy Re "Gov.'s staff exploring new taxes," May 2 The only proven solution to California's budget deficit is a sustained economic recovery. A sales tax on services would impede that recovery. Increasing the price of services...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAs fierce Santa Ana winds finally began to subside, firefighters reached a turning point Wednesday in their desperate four-day battle against Southern California's wildfires. Although several large fires remained largely untamed and several communities...
CONSUMER CONFIDENTIALCalifornia's three biggest utilities are charging customers nearly $4.6 billion to install millions of "smart meters" at homes and businesses. These newfangled meters, the utilities promise, will revolutionize energy usage by giving consumers far...
Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have indefinitely delayed a decision on the proposed restart of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California, raising new questions Monday about whether the twin reactors will produce electricity...
Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Costs tied to the long-running shutdown of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant have soared to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can't get one reactor...
Digital Media News EditorThe Imperial Irrigation District is calling for swift negotiations of an issue that may stop a local solar facility in its tracks. San Diego Gas & Electric is back in talks with Solar Gen 2, a developer of a project near Calipatria. The solar facility...
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