Southern Californians are used to Santa Ana winds howling strong and wreaking havoc, but they are usually at their worst inland, in places like my old stomping grounds of Fontucky. Right now, however, the Santa Anas--or "Devil Winds," as the preacher man calls 'em--are doing a number on the City of ... More >>
Brandon H. Orozco has been identified as the worker killed in Monday afternoon's electrical vault explosion in Huntington Beach. The 28-year-old Whittier resident worked for CAM Construction Inc., which was contracted by Southern California Edison.
Southern California Edison has sent a letter to a Latino advocacy organization demanding that a video linked to a rooftop solar campaign be taken down from its website and YouTube. Presente.org, which is actually a coalition of groups that include The Other 98%, has responded by saying it refuses " ... More >>
In a conference call with reporters this morning, Edison International President and Chief Executive Officer Theodore Craver, Jr. essentially blamed bad luck on the company's historic decision today to shutter its controversial, problem-plagued San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS. "I as ... More >>
*See end of post for an update.Original Post, March 22, 12:41 p.m.: For months, Southern California Edison has been trying to avoid having to go through a lengthy regulatory process that would force the company to prove that continued operation of the company's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ... More >>
Last week, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) released a report showing that both that company and Southern California Edison (SCE) knew that replacement steam generators built by Mitsubishi for SCE's San Onofre Nuclear Generating system had major design problems as far back as 2005. The report furth ... More >>
The anti-nuke activist has spent years fighting the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Now, the impossible is on his horizon: its permanent shutdown
Conveniently located right across the street from Edison High school, the Ascon Nesi landfill is the place to go if you're looking for a glimpse of decades of environmental degradation, neglect, and under-regulation. There are five lagoons full of oil, sludge, petroleum byproducts and various c ... More >>
It's been more than a year since the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) ceased providing power to Southern California residents. The aging plant had already retired one of its three reactors years ago, but lost the other two in December 2011 when officials discovered that thousands of tub ... More >>
2013 is surprisingly already off to a strong start. While years past have brought us a January where most artists recoup and regroup for the next 11 months, we've already had plenty of singles, videos and announcements looking to set the tone for 2013. We at the Weekly would like to get in on the ac ... More >>
We're no Grinches when it comes to homes decked out with lights for the holidays but, good God, the display along Apache River in Fountain Valley's Greenbrook tract must be stopped. Neighbors are used to homeowner Jan Stewart going all out--last year's display included 54,000 LED lights--but this ye ... More >>
Southern California Edison overlord Edison International reports it has lost more than $300 million since its two reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station went down last winter.So far.
By: Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... ... More >>
Southern California Edison has officially confirmed what has been assumed for weeks: its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will not come back online this summer.The power giant is now looking at an August restart.
Vibration from an earthquake shaking the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) could cause sensors to malfunction that would prevent back-up emergency power from kicking on, plant operators concede. The latest problem is unrelated to the steam-generator tube wear that has kept the facility s ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 21, 5:23 P.M.: The energy director of a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group calls Gregory Jaczko's resignation as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) "a terrifying example of industries trying to wreak havoc on those who regulate them-and winning.""Jaczko sou ... More >>
Two retired natural gas-powered generators at the AES plant on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach were fired back up this weekend to help with summer demand as the region struggles with the sudden loss of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. With SONGS down, Orange, Los Angeles and San ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 25, 10:53 A.M.: As expected, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night called for the shutdown of the nuclear power plant 22 miles away, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).Among the more than 200 people who turned out for the agenda item was Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear ... More >>
Southern California Edison, operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), announced more unusual wear has been discovered on steam-generator tubes in the Unit 2 reactor and that it's consistent with the degradation that has left Unit 3 closed since January. While such wear is typica ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 15, 9:17 P.M.: Southern California Edison repair crew members must have felt as if they were stuck in a Godfather 3 scene last night, for just when they thought they were out (in Lake Forest), they were back in (in Huntington Beach). Specifically, as power was near completely restore ... More >>
Huntington Beach is among eight Southern California cities that have formed the Coalition for Affordable Street Lights, which accuses Southern California Edison of pocketing millions in taxpayer money set aside for light pole maintenance and replacement.The coalition--which also includes Torrance ... More >>
Red-tailed hawk ... but not THE red-tailed hawk.With all the media tales chronicling the disconnect between the public sector, the private sector and regular old folks, it's refreshing to see the three came together beautifully when it came to rescuing a red-tailed hawk stuck atop a utility pole ... More >>
For those on both sides of the debate over whether to fire up the Unit 2 reactor at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), last week was a roller coaster.
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is running out of steam. But Edison has a crazy plan to save it.
LA is very little of all its cracked up to be, what ho!
The Intelligista get out into the light
OC manufacturer says Edisons demand for $31,000 deposit is extortion
In the Blood Misses
The dailies slept while Edison bosss income rose to $503,000 per month
Drinking the water Dana Rohrabacher surfs in
Why did the Metro kill Hugh Hewitt's piece on Larry Agran?
Former Dornan aide Brian Bennett promises to save SoCal Edison by any means necessary
Ratepayers will pay for new anti-ratepayer advertising campaign
If were being plundered, where are the festive pirates?
Now broke, the power company uses taxpayer cash to fund a global business empire
The press and politicians protect John Moorlach from tough questions about Edison investments
One ratepayers plea for government assistance
Utilities generate more hysteria than power
How the Reg helped screw up Californias power industry
Cal Rep's stunning-but ultimately lightweight-theatrical ride