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Utility Ignores Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

Editor, About 100 people show up at all of the Southern California Edison meetings about their plans to decommission San Onofre. Serious concerns are raised and ignored. SCE is continuing without changing any part of its plan when concerns are raised. They are movin...

Utility Pole Removal OK’d in Woods Cove

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke...

Flying Poles Force Brief Evacuation

Southern California Edison’s “routine” replacement of two utility poles in Bluebird Canyon was anything but routine for the residents of 50 nearby homes. They received mandatory evacuation orders prior to Wednesday’s extraction by helicopter of two utility poles...

Canyon Crash Spurs Undergrounding Advocates

Springing into action after an unexpected power outage last weekend, a Pacific Marine Mammal Center board member managed to get a generator operating to prevent thousands of pounds of fish in the center’s freezers from defrosting. The 30-hour long outage only affected one...

Edison Unplugs its Chainsaw

Utility giant Southern California Edison took full responsibility for the health of six towering eucalyptus trees in Bluebird Canyon at the City Council meeting Tuesday, including paying the bill for maintaining them. “I’ve never seen six trees get as much attention as these have...

Tree Lovers Defend Bluebird Canyon’s Grove

An arborist’s analysis of trees deemed a high-voltage hazard and destined for the chainsaw says the towering blue-gum eucalyptuses in Bluebird Canyon should stay put.  The report is the latest offshoot in a dispute that broke ground in October. The report from Tustin’s Arborgate...