Power Outage Hits Parts of Hollywood

From a Times Staff Writer

A false alarm in a power distributing station shut off electricity to eight Hollywood neighborhoods Monday evening, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman said.

Power went off just after 7 p.m. in patches of blocks stretching from just east of Highland Avenue to the 101 Freeway, she said.

It was restored a little more than an hour later when DWP technicians determined that there had been no malfunction and the alarm had misfired.