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By Mary O’Keefe | November 15, 2007
A noon power outage affected La Cañada residents and businesses along Foothill Boulevard for a little over an hour on Monday. ?We responded, secured the area and waited for [Southern California] Edison to show up,? said Captain Rick Bodmer, from Los Angeles County Fire Department?s Station 19. Bodmer said that there was no fire at the scene when they arrived. Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s deputies also responded. Both deputies and firefighters departed after a Southern California Edison represented arrived.
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November 18, 2004
At about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, a professionally licensed, bonded, and insured tree service company who has maintained my trees for more than 10 years was pruning 90' tall eucalyptus trees behind my home. They had pruned the same trees in June 1999 and were familiar with them. Every large branch was carefully roped down to ground level. Smaller branches were allowed to fall directly. It was a perfectly planned job. Unfortunately, one small branch ricocheted and fell across the high voltage line knocking out power, as I understand, to all of La Cañada.
NEWS
July 22, 2004
Southern California Edison is looking at ways to reduce or eliminate power outages that have temporarily dimmed La Cañada Flintridge in recent months, utility officials said. In what is being called the "perfect storm" for power outages, squirrels birds and growing trees in La Cañada have been the causes of several outages, said Christine McLeod, Southern California Edison region manager. The utility has assembled a team of members from various Edison departments to look at the situation and devise a solution, said Joe Hall, designing and planning manager for the utility.
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By Jennifer Berry | January 5, 2006
Several La Cañada Flintridge residents started the new year with a power interruption due to Monday's heavy rains and blustering winds. "We did have several problems in La Cañada yesterday related to trees and tree limbs," Mark Olson, region manager for Southern California Edison, said Tuesday. Southern California Edison provides electricity to La Cañada streets, homes and businesses. The storm caused extensive power interruptions throughout Southern California Edison's territory, which includes 4.6 million customers in 430 cities in Southern California, Central California and coastal regions.
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July 27, 2006
Myth : Leaving the light on will use less energy than turning it off and on again when I come back. Truth: Leaving an incandescent or fluorescent bulb on uses more energy than turning it on and off as needed. Myth: It's more energy efficient to leave my computer running even when I'm not using it. Truth: Any time you can turn off your computer, it will save money. The surge of power used by a personal computer to boot up is far less than the energy used by the unit when left on for over three minutes.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
Rare is the day that Southern California Edison gets high praise in La Cañada Flintridge. It is more common to hear residents and civic officials grumble about occasional power outages and an unresponsive bureaucracy. But Edison came through for residents in recent weeks. In the middle of July, deteriorating and damaged underground power lines in and around Big Briar Way gave out, leaving dozens of homes in the dark. It was not the first time the neighborhood had experienced problems.
NEWS
November 27, 2013
This Saturday, Nov. 30, marks the two-year anniversary that my family's home, and hundreds of other La Cañada Flintridge homes, lost their power for six to seven days following a windstorm. Thousands of additional LCF homes also lost their power during the same windstorm, for periods lasting from two to five days. This is an excellent opportunity to publicly ask Southern California Edison and the city of La Cañada Flintridge what's being done to alleviate this untenable situation from ever happening again.
NEWS
December 16, 2013
[UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: Power was restored in La Cañada on Monday following an outage that Edison officials say was caused by an animal inside electrical equipment. ] The outage was reported about 8:15 a.m. and has impacted Southern California Edison customers in the area, Edison's online outage map indicates . By 11:15 a.m. power was restored in the area, said Crescenta Valley Sheriff's dispatcher Nina Tepirdzhyan. Drivers were cautioned to treat lights that aren't working as stop signs, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crescenta Valley Station officials.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 24, 2008
If you?re tired of creeping slowly through the one-lane of traffic along Foothill Boulevard these days, the good news is ? construction is almost completed and most work should be finished by the end of May, city staff said during an update at Monday night?s City Council meeting. That?s really good news for John Yeghiaian, owner of Berge?s Sandwiches, which has lost between 30% and 40% of its business in the past few weeks while construction work continued on the boulevard, Yeghiasian said.
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By Sara Cardine | January 22, 2014
Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning hours of Jan. 15. She was 93. Her death came after a long period of illness, through which Blackwelder continued to work to build and improve the city's trails system, according to her daughter, Glendale...
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NEWS
December 16, 2013
[UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: Power was restored in La Cañada on Monday following an outage that Edison officials say was caused by an animal inside electrical equipment. ] The outage was reported about 8:15 a.m. and has impacted Southern California Edison customers in the area, Edison's online outage map indicates . By 11:15 a.m. power was restored in the area, said Crescenta Valley Sheriff's dispatcher Nina Tepirdzhyan. Drivers were cautioned to treat lights that aren't working as stop signs, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crescenta Valley Station officials.
NEWS
November 27, 2013
This Saturday, Nov. 30, marks the two-year anniversary that my family's home, and hundreds of other La Cañada Flintridge homes, lost their power for six to seven days following a windstorm. Thousands of additional LCF homes also lost their power during the same windstorm, for periods lasting from two to five days. This is an excellent opportunity to publicly ask Southern California Edison and the city of La Cañada Flintridge what's being done to alleviate this untenable situation from ever happening again.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Residents who drive or walk past an open dirt space on Foothill Boulevard will soon have a more pleasant view. A project to turn a Southern California Edison plot of land into park-like grounds is set to be completed next month. It will include trees, benches and parking spaces. It will also offer more appealing scenery for those using a trail link that traverses the property. Neighbors have long complained that the vacant lot was unattractive, said Ann Wilson, senior management analyst for the city.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 23, 2013
City officials will not force a longtime resident to rip out his persimmon trees any time soon. The City Council voted Tuesday to approve the city's updated General Plan, which does not permit agricultural activity on open spaces. But they may make a deal with one resident to keep his operation running. William Johnson maintains a farm on his property with a 475-tree persimmon grove, horses and alpacas. Southern California Edison owns the 11-acre plot of land where the trees are located.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 26, 2012
A new law inspired by the windstorms that hammered the San Gabriel Valley in 2011 was signed into law over the weekend, forcing utilities to develop emergency management plans and work closely with local cities on how to respond to natural disasters. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), requires Southern California Edison and other privately owned utilities to develop an emergency and disaster preparedness plan every two years and to hold comprehensive disaster preparedness meetings with the counties and cities they service.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 17, 2012
La Cañada High School students had a short and sweet school day Monday, as a power outage prompted administrators to turn students loose at 11 a.m. A nearby transformer failed at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Southern California Edison, knocking out power to the school and more than 1,200 other customers. Power to all customers except one returned by 11 a.m. Monday. Electricity was restored to the last customer, a residence, at around 9 p.m. La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat said the power outage made life difficult in myriad ways, prompting the decision to go to a shortened schedule.
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September 8, 2012
Rare is the day that Southern California Edison gets high praise in La Cañada Flintridge. It is more common to hear residents and civic officials grumble about occasional power outages and an unresponsive bureaucracy. But Edison came through for residents in recent weeks. In the middle of July, deteriorating and damaged underground power lines in and around Big Briar Way gave out, leaving dozens of homes in the dark. It was not the first time the neighborhood had experienced problems.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
A Southern California Edison subcontractor and noted ornithologist died Wednesday after falling 200 feet while conducting surveying work in rugged terrain north of Mt. Wilson. Michael San Miguel, 70, of Arcadia, was working on an environmental survey in Angeles National Forest for a new transmission project, Southern California Edison spokesperson Vanessa McGrady said. The biologist and his colleague Jon Feenstra were standing on an embankment shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday when San Miguel fell about 200 feet into a steep gully, sustaining massive injuries.
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