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August 18, 2010
Power has been restored to most households affected by the sweeping power outage and all electricity is expected to be restored by 7 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. The power has been restored to about 16,000 users who went off the grid at 2:53 p.m., said Southern California Edison spokesman Paul Klein. There are still more than 4,000 users without power between Yorktown and Indianapolis avenues and Lake and Bushard streets, Klein said. All power should be restored by 7 p.m., Klein said.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
For the second consecutive week, the South Huntington Beach Electricity rolled up a big advantage by halftime, and then coasted to victory, this time, defeating the Newport-Mesa Lakers, 37-12, in a girls' National Junior Basketball game played Sunday at Ensign Middle School in Newport Beach. Eileen Flanagan scored 10 points to go along with seven steals, four assists, and a pair of rebounds as the Electricity improved to 7-0 overall. Lauren Kaprielian led all scorers with 14 points and Melissa Salcius had six steals for South Huntington Beach, which took a 20-4 lead at the half.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | May 13, 2010
Big Brother is now watching us. Workers from Corix Utilities, under contract to Southern California Edison, just installed what Edison calls a smart meter at our house under Edison’s new SmartConnect program. We got a mailer several weeks ago that told us the smart meter was coming, but it didn’t say when. Monday, the doorbell rang, and before I could get to the door, our power was out. They need to disconnect the power for a minute while they remove the old meter and install the new one. Fortunately, we have power backups on both computers, so we didn’t lose any work.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
My wife was wondering why I didn't lift a finger around the house over the weekend. I gave her my amazed look. "Don't you know there's an energy crisis?" I asked. She assumed that same confused look politicians get when you ask them why they haven't fulfilled their election promises? "The governor's asked that we conserve energy," I continued. "I'm just trying to do my part." "Not that kind of energy, you nitwit!" she fired back. "The governor's talking about electrical energy.
NEWS
January 25, 2001
Our current electricity crisis is ridiculous. Using formulas meaningful only to them, the power companies are turning off the electricity with no realistic warning, plunging the populace back into the pre-Edison era. This random, surprise loss of power is not only irritating and inconvenient, it's downright dangerous. When the power goes out, traffic lights cease functioning, causing hazardous situations at intersections. Elevators stop, stranding hapless occupants.
NEWS
November 25, 2004
The Huntington Beach Independent went to Jane Gardner's fourth-grade class at Kettler Elementary and asked them, 'What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?' "I am thankful for my parents and my brother and sister and my cousin." DEVIN HALEY, 9 Huntington Beach "I am thankful for electricity, my family, my friends, food and the environment." IAN MARTIN, 9 Huntington Beach "I am thankful for my family, friends, house and my school."
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Crystal Perez poured in a game-high 19 points and Amanada Cecil grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Fountain Valley Hotshots over Newport Mesa, 37-26 in a National Junior Basketball girls' Division I contest. Perez also added three steals and 10 rebounds. Cecil scored six points and fouled out in the final quarter, forcing the Hotshots to finish the game with just five players. The Hotshots improved to 5-3 in division play. In Division II girls' play the Electricity improved to 8-0 after topping the Snappers, 32-23.
NEWS
By TOM HARMAN | November 22, 2007
I recently toured the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI. This facility, under the direction of Scott Samuelson, is the leading fuel-cell research facility in the United Sates. The widespread availability of this technology in the future would greatly benefit California?s economic vitality and help it become energy independent. All of us agree on the importance of finding ways to increase our energy supply to maintain California?s economic health and stability. California is faced with an ever-growing population, increased electricity consumption and possible climate change problems.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- California's power crisis hit home for some residents and city employees as the doors of City Hall and the Central Library closed early for a day in an effort to save electricity and avoid hefty penalties. More than 400 employees left City Hall, 2000 Main St., by 11 a.m. Friday to go home or relocate to an alternative location for the rest of the workday. The Huntington Beach Police Department, also at the same address, remained open, however.
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By Jennifer Lane | February 19, 2014
When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would drop at any time. It was really scary for Beth. " For about a year, the couple didn't cycle. Then they heard about electric bikes. After test riding several, they decided on Pedego, and that led them to where they are today - operating the Pedego Electric Bikes shop in Seal Beach, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 1, 2013
The Orange County coroner's office Tuesday identified the electrical worker killed in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour. Brandon Orozco, 28, of Whittier, died Monday when electricity suddenly began flowing through the vault he was working on as part of a five-person crew and it caught on fire, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported, Huntington Beach Fire Department Capt. Bob Culhane said Tuesday. He said Orozco's body was removed from the area about 5:15 p.m. Monday and transported to the Orange County coroner's office.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | September 16, 2013
Revelers hollered, jumped and pumped their fists as a disc jockey bumped remixes of Nirvana, Macklemore and M.I.A. at one of the three stages at the Wet Electric dance party Saturday at Huntington State Beach. Contrary to the fears of many Huntington Beach residents and city officials, the electronic music festival went on without any major incidents. About 6,000 people attended the event, at Brookhurst Street and Pacific Coast Highway, according to Steve Thacher, president of event organizer Premiere Media Group.
NEWS
September 13, 2013
Alcohol will not be served at Saturday's Wet Electric event at Huntington State Beach, according to a state official. California Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman John Carr said the music festival was denied a permit to sell alcohol because it posed a safety threat to the public. "The alcohol service plan that was submitted, along with not enough time to coordinate all effective allied law enforcement in the area created public safety concerns," he said. "We determined that we would deny the application for sales of alcohol.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | September 11, 2013
Despite the city vying for a temporary restraining order to stop the event, the Wet Electric electronic dance music festival will still be held this weekend at the Huntington State Beach, a judge ruled Wednesday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jamoa A. Moberly ruled that the beachside party put on by promoter Premiere Media Group will go on as scheduled on Saturday because the permit acquired by the group didn't violate Huntington Beach's zoning ordinances. Peter Freeman, an attorney representing PMG and the nonprofit Giving It Back To Kids, argued that if the event was contrary to the city's zoning, they should have taken immediate action.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | September 4, 2013
Huntington Beach has authorized the city attorney to file suit to halt a daytime rave planned for the beach. City attorney Jennifer McGrath announced during Tuesday night's council meeting that the city will be filling a lawsuit against the groups associated with Wet Electric - event promoter Premiere Media Group, the state of California and nonprofit Giving It Back To Kids - to prevent the event from occurring Sept. 14. Councilman Joe Carchio said the concern is for public safety, but the official letter sent by the city attorney asking the promoter to cancel the event refers to zoning and ordinance issues.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | August 14, 2013
Timing is everything, as they say. I mean, had there not been the recent rioting after the U.S. Open of Surfing, then I'm guessing that the Wet Electric Beach Party may have gone if not unnoticed then at least earned a lot less scrutiny. If you haven't heard the latest controversy, a big party is happening Sept. 14 at Huntington State Beach. The Wet Electric Beach Party will feature almost two dozen well-known deejays, a slew of giant water slides and rides, zip lines, cabanas, day beds and bars.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 14, 2013
Last month's riot following the U.S. Open of Surfing still lingers in the minds of residents and city officials, but an upcoming event expected to draw scores of electronic dance music fans has some just as concerned. Wet Electric is set to take place from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, with some 10,000 revelers over the age of 21 expected to occupy Huntington State Beach at Brookhurst Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The one-day event, the first of its kind in Huntington Beach, is set to have giant inflatable water slides, a zip line, sand sculptures, a music stage with disc jockeys and a fully stocked bar, said Steve Thacher, president of Premiere Media Group, the parent company of the promotion group staging the event, Activated Events.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | December 12, 2012
A familiar shop on downtown Huntington Beach's Main Street is being evicted from its location because it can longer make the rent. Electric Chair, a store which sells punk-rock, rockabilly, alternative and pin-up girl attire and accessories, will close its doors at 410 Main St. for good Christmas Eve. The business was hit hard by the economic downturn in 2008, co-owner Mohammed "Moe" Memon said. "We're just scrambling and trying to figure things out," Memon said. "We have been pretty financially devastated from this whole thing.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | January 25, 2012
The Huntington Beach City School District has slashed its electric bills in half and expects to save more than $15 million over the next 25 years in electricity. The lower bills, which have even had a negative balance at times, come thanks to solar upgrades that have been underway for the past two years, said Jon Archibald, the district's assistant superintendent of administration services. The district replaced internal and external lightings at all of its nine schools, and the new lights demand less energy.
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