Southern California Edison
A power outage Monday caused several traffic signals to fail in Alhambra, according to police.
Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The power company blacked out 2,486 addresses in the vicinity of Ramsdell Drive, east of Heacock Street, and 1,653 addresses in an area south of Black Walnut Street at the Moreno Valley Unified School District.
Residents in Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, along with campers at nearby state parks, heard what could be the final test of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s warning system.
A federal inspector says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission missed opportunities to spot potential trouble with an equipment swap that led to the installation of faulty machinery in a Southland nuclear plant.
This week’s heat wave just got hotter after power was knocked out to thousands of customers throughout Los Angeles County.
It did not take long for the heat to return on Sunday. In some areas, it never really went away.
A cracked wooden power pole that eventually fell into the road led authorities to close Pacific Coast Highway just west of Pepperdine University on Saturday morning, snarling traffic for much of the day.
Authorities on Saturday continued to work on a power pole that was knocked down by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Malibu.
The California Public Utilities Commission finalized $24.5 million in penalties Thursday against Southern California Edison for extended outages caused by a 2011 windstorm that left almost 400,000 customers without power, and for a separate case in which three people were electrocuted.
Nearly 400 Southern California Edison customers were without service Saturday afternoon as crews worked to repair an overhead circuit in the same area where a pole caught fire on Friday.
More than 1,500 Southern California Edison customers lost power Saturday morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole in San Jacinto.
A transformer failure in Fullerton Saturday left nearly 1,900 Southern California Edison customers without power.
The company says 4,975 customers lost power Saturday evening just after 5:40 p.m.
Southern California Edison announced Tuesday that it plans to layoff hundreds of employees in an effort to streamline management.