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Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES – One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that resulted in two […]

Southern California Edison Reported Circuit Malfunction Minutes Before Woolsey Fire Began

Southern California Edison Reported Circuit Malfunction Minutes Before Woolsey Fire Began

By JOSHUA CAPLAN Southern California Edison disclosed to state officials that a circuit operated by electricity supply company malfunctioned two minutes prior to the Woolsey fire’s eruption. California Public Utilities Commission received a report via SCE on Thursday, which it says was filed “out of an abundance of caution,” detailing the incident. The utility giant told the agency a […]

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman The Ventura City Council meeting on October 8 opened with a special presentation by Southern California Edison, who aimed at providing information of fires, their current and added technology and safety issues and advice. The presentation was by Rondi Gunthrie, Government Relations Manager of So Cal Edison, regarding “Wildfire and Emergency Procedures.” […]

Santa Paula Council: SCE Presents $582 million Grid Safety and Resiliency Program

Santa Paula Council: SCE Presents $582 million Grid Safety and Resiliency Program

By Sheryl Hamlin Southern California Edison presented the new $582 million Grid Safety and Resiliency Program at the Wednesday, October 3, 2018 council meeting. The program was a result of the major fires in California and the perception that grid failures exacerbated the fires. The entire testimony SCE filed with the CPUC may be read […]

Oxnard “Project Assist” Utility Rate Assistance Program Continues Accepting Applications – Two Signup Events

Oxnard “Project Assist” Utility Rate Assistance Program Continues Accepting Applications – Two Signup Events

The City of Oxnard continues its public outreach for the utility rate assistance program “Project Assist” in September and is eager to offer financial assistance to income-qualified customers. The program offers low-income residents a $10 monthly discount toward residents’ trash, sewer, and water utility bills. To qualify, customers must be participants in Southern California Edison […]

Utilities Commission sides with Edison over family killed by downed power line

Utilities Commission sides with Edison over family killed by downed power line

Energy, Water Saving Kits Available to Southern California Gas Co. Customers

Energy, Water Saving Kits Available to Southern California Gas Co. Customers

So Cal Edison Event Will Connect Customers With Solar Contractors

So Cal Edison Event Will Connect Customers With Solar Contractors

State Official Demands CEO of Private Firm Justify Salary

State Official Demands CEO of Private Firm Justify Salary

By Stephen Frank State Controller Betty T. Yee today called on Southern California Edison and Edison International to justify executive pay at the utility in light of the costly failure and decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Since when does a private company have to justify salaries, adiposity of any employee to a […]

Oxnard- $35MM Las Cortes low income housing bond approved- its displaced residents complain, $35MM water bond refi, revenue projections presented

By George Miller The April 22 meeting was supposed to be all about money: refinancing of water bonds, low income housing financing (no obligation to city) and next year’s revenue projections.  However, numerous bitter complaints surfaced about the relocation of Las Cortes residents affected by its renovation in what was supposed to be a slam-dunk […]

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