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Storm knocks out power to 50,000 Peninsula-wide

Original post made on Jan 4, 2008

The powerful storms have knocked out power to 50,000 Peninsula PG&E customers, a company spokesman reported earlier this morning, but Palo Alto residents have faired better thus far, with spotty outages and only one neighborhod-wide outage.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 4, 2008, 11:14 AM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Power outages would not be a problem during this storm if the power lines were underground. Note where the outages are and note that the areas with underground power are not affected.


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Posted by TBerk
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 4, 2008 at 5:13 pm

A particular section of E. Palo Alto bordered (roughly) by Bay rd, University Ave, Highway 101, & Pulgas has been effected by blackouts THREE times in the last thirty days; once in Dec 07, again on New Years Day (just after Midnight), and again today the 4th of Jan 08.

Things are moving past it being just inconvenient.


TBerk



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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 5, 2008 at 1:51 am

If rates were based on dependability rather than greenieness, utilities might hire more engineers and linemen and fewer political panacea pushers.
California voted for high cost, low dependability energy. They got it.