Last week, Southern California Edison surprised everyone when they announced that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), offline for more than a year, would be shut down permanently. Anti-nuke activist hailed it as their victory; pro-nukes folks claimed the region's electricity rates wil ... More >>
There are some fights in Orange County that are as futile as the old Spy vs. Spy of MAD Magazine infamy, and one of them was the fight to permanently shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). How many generations of activists staged protests, attended town hall meetings, and did G ... More >>
Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior, career politician--is engaging in a Twitter dialogue about marriage equality with Brian O'Leary Bennett, a conservative Republican, public relations expert and gay activist who once served as chief of staff for Congressman Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove). ... More >>
Southern California Edison (SCE), which operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), has apparently acknowledged for the first time that it may have no choice but to shutter the aging plant later this year. SCE is hoping that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will approve its ... More >>
So far most of the noise being generated against the re-opening of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has come from environmental watchdog groups. But now, the city of Los Angeles has joined the chorus of opposition. Yesterday, the city council passed a unanimous, 11 to 0 vote, callin ... More >>
*See next page for an update on new developments in this story.Original Post, April 9, 4:56 p.m.: For months, Southern California Edison has been desperately trying to find ways to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The troubled nuke plant has been shut down for more than a year, eve ... More >>
When we gave Brooke the option of meeting somewhere besides their much anticipated Sidecar Doughnuts, she requested Noah Blom's ARC at The OC Mix. It was at that moment that we knew (like we have with the previous bakers interviewed) that she had her finger on what's trending. We couldn't turn down ... More >>
See the breaking news update at the end of this post on the Coastal Commission's denial of PG&E's seismic studies proposal and foe Surfrider's reaction.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 13, 12:02 P.M.: As the Coastal Commission considers Pacific Gas & Electric's Fukushima-inspired plan to fire underwater ... 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.
The California Public Utilities Commission, meeting at Irvine City Hall this morning, voted unanimously to investigate problems at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The results of that probe may effect the five-member panel's decision on whether Southern California Edison ratepayers ... More >>
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 >>
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 30, 10:01 A.M.: About 100 people marched to the gate of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Sunday to demand the facility be shut down.They were led by Irvine Mayor Larry Agran, who said nuclear power is an unsafe option for communities surrounding such plants. Video from the ral ... 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 >>
Perhaps you've heard the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to remain shut down until plant operator Southern California Edison (SCE) can satisfy the feds that it knows why tubes wore out in two steam generators recently and that it ... 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 >>
If you live anywhere near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, (SONGS) which straddles the border of Orange and San Diego counties near San Clemente and Camp Pendleton, then boy does the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility have a treat for you. All this week, according to a story in yesterd ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 4:36 P.M.: Travel back in time, kiddies, to one month and four days ago. The world was so much different then. Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council g ... More >>
The folks who run the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)--and by "folks" I mean "Southern California Edison," or simply "SCE"--can't be happy with what's happening at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant up the coast near San Luis Obispo. Both plants were built in active earthquake zo ... More >>
Surfrider FoundationThe swindle'n continues.UPDATE, MAY 9, 4:20 P.M.: The basis for the most recent PR campaign--pushing the need for additional evacuation routes in the case of a emergency at SONGS or Camp Pendleton--was a concern expressed in a public poll from November 2010 (months before ... More >>
WikipediaSan Onofre Nuclear Generating StationThe waters off the coast of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are being considered for a massive renewable, green-energy science experiment. The group that was granted permission by the federal energy regulators hopes to one day build ... More >>
House.govMoneymakerWhen it comes to electricity made from solar panels, Southern California Edison is in a buying mood.
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 >>
Pretty!The serious reconsideration of expanded nuclear power amid our uncertain energy future can mean only one thing: the resumption of serious protests against expanded nuclear power. With the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) so close, and a public workshop and hearing about the pl ... More >>
Orange County Register: Four earthquakes have shook North Orange County in a week. Jeez, gay people, what have you done to piss off God now? . . . OC banruptcies jumped 57 percent in January. So you've got to love Southern California Edison's timing in these fucked-up financial times: included ... More >>
Shea and Choi: big anti-R funders Measure R on the Irvine ballot asks residents to approve what a great job the Irvine City Council is doing on planning the Great Park on the old El Toro Marine Corps base (or if the measure loses, one supposes, what a piss-poor job they are doing). The conflict-of- ... More >>
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