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October 15, 2013
The Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Ave., will be closed Thursday because of a scheduled power outage. Southern California Edison will repair and upgrade equipment in the area during the shutoff, according to a news release. The Central Library and the Mariners and Balboa branches of the Newport Beach Public Library will not be affected by the outage. - Hannah Fry @HannahFryTCN
NEWS
April 3, 2009
Industry, government and university representatives are coming to UCI Tuesday for a day-long research symposium focusing on generating and distributing power in a cleaner more sustainable way. Representatives of Southern California Edison, General Electric, Google, IBM, Cisco and the California Energy Commission will present at the Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium. Billions of dollars are earmarked for energy research in the stimulus bill, and industry and government leaders are looking for projects to utilize it. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Building.
LOCAL
September 6, 2007
A Newport Beach neighborhood has been without power for nearly three days as Southern California Edison scrambles to get the power back on, Edison representatives said. At 7 p.m. Sunday, 42 Edison customers between Bedford and Cornwall Lanes lost power, Edison spokesman Paul Klein said. “They have been out of power for that long. They are a high priority for us,” Klein said. But he couldn’t say when power will be restored. The cause of the outage has not been determined but is most likely due to overuse of air conditioners during the heat wave, Klein said.
NEWS
February 17, 2014
Downed power lines caused a small fire at a Corona del Mar restaurant Monday morning, authorities said. The power lines fell after a power transformer blew in the area just after 10 a.m., said Sgt. Brad Miller of the Newport Beach Police Department. The fire was contained to the awning of the Port Restaurant & Bar, 440 Heliotrope Ave., and extinguished quickly, he said. No one was injured, but several nearby homes and businesses reported power outages. Miller said Southern California Edison has been notified.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 3, 2009
A Southern California Edison employee is recovering from a severe burn to his hand in a Los Angeles County hospital burn center, a day after he was injured at a Costa Mesa business, company officials said. The company declined to identify the employee, but said he is a trouble-shooter for the company who fixes problems for customers at all times, day or night. The Edison employee was called to a dental office at 2000 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa on Wednesday afternoon to fix an electrical problem, said company spokesman Steve Conroy.
NEWS
June 18, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- Just three weeks after city crews trimmed about 40 eucalyptus trees along Santa Ana Avenue, staffers were alarmed to see that someone had given the trees another, far more dramatic buzz cut. It turns out Southern California Edison sent in its tree-trimming contractors last week to cut the limbs clear of power lines that run along the avenue. "They should have contacted city staff and alerted us ahead of time," said John Conway, the city's urban forester, who oversees tree-trimming schedules for city trees.
NEWS
December 16, 2008
UCI has won a statewide award for its efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and conserve energy and water. UCI was one of five applicants out of hundreds to earn “Best Overall” recognition in the state “Flex Your Power” campaign’s annual award. Those winners were picked by representatives of the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, League of California Council, Southern California Edison and other public and private groups.
NEWS
March 9, 2003
PUBLIC SAFETY Costa Mesans lose power after outage An underground transformer outside Triangle Square Tuesday afternoon paralyzed downtown businesses and triggering power outages in the area. No one was hurt in the incident that happened at about 3:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, but more than 2,000 customers lost power. Service was restored in an hour to all but 22 customers, who had to wait until the next morning. However, most businesses in Triangle Square closed for rest of the day. Witnesses said they saw a concrete grill cover blow up and shatter and then saw yellow smoke spewing from the damaged vault.
NEWS
July 7, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- To help residents brace for rolling blackouts, Southern California Edison is implementing a public notification program that will dispel the mystery about which neighborhoods will be hit. Edison unveiled the plan, which includes a revamped Web site, on Thursday. Edison customers, a group that includes most of Southern California, can check which specific neighborhoods are set to be blacked out via the Edison Web site (http://www.
NEWS
October 1, 2003
Deirdre Newman After seeing their monthly bills jump an average of $1.44 in July, residents will now see their bills dip by about 32 cents a month. A domino effect enabled the Mesa Consolidated Water District to reduce its rates from 15 cents per billing unit to 13 cents per billing unit. The district's board of directors approved the reduction last week, based on Southern California Edison reducing its electric rates in August. "We're very happy that we can pass these savings along to our customers," said Amanda Gavin, the district's public information coordinator.
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February 17, 2014
Downed power lines caused a small fire at a Corona del Mar restaurant Monday morning, authorities said. The power lines fell after a power transformer blew in the area just after 10 a.m., said Sgt. Brad Miller of the Newport Beach Police Department. The fire was contained to the awning of the Port Restaurant & Bar, 440 Heliotrope Ave., and extinguished quickly, he said. No one was injured, but several nearby homes and businesses reported power outages. Miller said Southern California Edison has been notified.
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NEWS
October 15, 2013
The Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Ave., will be closed Thursday because of a scheduled power outage. Southern California Edison will repair and upgrade equipment in the area during the shutoff, according to a news release. The Central Library and the Mariners and Balboa branches of the Newport Beach Public Library will not be affected by the outage. - Hannah Fry @HannahFryTCN
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Where's a campfire when you need it? About 850 customers in the SoBeCa area of Costa Mesa will be affected by a scheduled outage Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that will affect The Camp's shops and restaurants among other businesses, according to shops and an official. Businesses including Native Foods, Bikram's Yoga College of India, Umami Burger and Wine Lab at the Camp have hours that stretch past the planned outage, which is set to take place from 8 p.m. Tuesday night to 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to Southern California Edison spokeswoman Michelle Aguirre.
NEWS
By Denny Freidenrich | December 1, 2012
Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is exactly what Mitt Romney's brain trust did. Is it any wonder then why Obama was reelected? I mention this in light of a mid-September poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth. The results indicated strong support among Southern California Edison customers for closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 14, 2012
Local schools will receive almost $1 million in free upgrades starting next week, thanks to the state Public Utilities Commission. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District approved an agreement Tuesday with Southern California Edison to be a part of its Public Schools Program, which will go into each school and district facility to upgrade indoor lights where needed. It will save the district an expected $220,000 in utility costs, according to the board agenda. An estimated $940,000 in upgrades will be put into Newport-Mesa Unified properties, with the district only contributing labor - which was already allocated - to oversee and inspect the projects, said Tim Marsh, the district's administrative director of facilities support services.
NEWS
August 24, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — About 250 Southern California Edison customers along the Peninsula lost power Tuesday morning after a transformer failed, officials said. Workers with SCE were working to isolate the outage and restore power to residents in the area, said Vanessa McGrady, spokeswoman for SCE. The power outage first occurred at 4:22 a.m., affecting nearly 3,380 customers in the area, McGrady said. She said power was restored at 1:36 p.m. Workers were able to isolate the problem and restore power to most residents and businesses along West 17th Street on the north, Oceanfront on the south, the Balboa Pavilion area on the east and Monrovia Avenue on the west.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 17, 2010
Costa Mesa and Newport Beach homeowners are seeing fractional increases in their monthly energy bills to pay for the new Smart electric meters, but most say it's a small price to pay for energy efficiency. The $1.6 billion SmartConnect program was implemented by Southern California Edison earlier this year. Workers have been installing the new electric meters not only in Newport-Mesa, but throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. The goal is to have five million new Smart meters, which have the capacity to be read wirelessly and provide hourly data, installed in homes and small businesses throughout SCE's 50,000-square-mile territory.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 3, 2009
A Southern California Edison employee is recovering from a severe burn to his hand in a Los Angeles County hospital burn center, a day after he was injured at a Costa Mesa business, company officials said. The company declined to identify the employee, but said he is a trouble-shooter for the company who fixes problems for customers at all times, day or night. The Edison employee was called to a dental office at 2000 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa on Wednesday afternoon to fix an electrical problem, said company spokesman Steve Conroy.
NEWS
June 3, 2009
Thousands of Newport-Mesa residents were temporarily without electricity late Tuesday and early Wednesday when an overnight thunderstorm shook electrical transformers and caused some intersection signals to malfunction. By Wednesday afternoon, only a few hundred throughout Orange County were left without power, and all of it was expected to be restored by nightfall, according to representatives from Southern California Edison. But overnight, the situation was worse. Edison officials had told police up to 3,000 Newport Beach residents lost electricity, police said.
NEWS
April 3, 2009
Industry, government and university representatives are coming to UCI Tuesday for a day-long research symposium focusing on generating and distributing power in a cleaner more sustainable way. Representatives of Southern California Edison, General Electric, Google, IBM, Cisco and the California Energy Commission will present at the Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium. Billions of dollars are earmarked for energy research in the stimulus bill, and industry and government leaders are looking for projects to utilize it. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Building.
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