Californians fume over PG&E power outage


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  • Roll Tide
    Roll Tide  3 months back

    Do you people not know how a land grab works? If power is too “dangerous” in these areas then YOU are too dangerous to stay in these areas. Start packing your bags or fight back. You people need brains that can produce an original logical thought. Sheep

    • lifeisawar zone
      lifeisawar zone  4 months back

      ok, this is not helping californias image one bit, and where are my god damned rosary beads

      • Irate Beau
        Irate Beau  4 months back

        They're worried about wildfires and wind when it doesn't even break 90 degrees and there's hardly a breeze.

        • J G
          J G  4 months back

          Time for a new lawsuit for PG & E!!

          • Bryant Dejonge
            Bryant Dejonge  4 months back

            I am curious why everyone is just sitting and complaining about the power outages around them? I would think it would do more good if people of the public would go out and help them control the fires, like they have anything better to do if the power is out. I know it's dangerous to work the front line, I'm proposing a few miles out they can start working on a fire break. Just my two cents worth.

            • Ken Mills
              Ken Mills  4 months back

              Better not be using Non CARB compliant emergency generators. They are illegal in california

              • Nolan Gleason
                Nolan Gleason  4 months back

                guarentee some one starts a fire which will make the blackout utterly useless. Par for the course for california lawmakers

                • Nolan Gleason
                  Nolan Gleason  4 months back

                  If you believe in climate change please stay in california

                  • Joshua Lindsay
                    Joshua Lindsay  4 months back

                    PG&E 2019 Bankruptcy reminds me of Enron's 2001 Bankruptcy…

                    • Khaled
                      Khaled  4 months back

                      It is reprehensible that the millions of residents within Northern California have to endure this archaic process, due exclusively to the unbridled greed and negligence on behalf of PG&E. 

                      Climate change has been a known trajectory for decades now. Rather than reinvesting their profits in future-proofing our aging infrastructure, PG&E instead elected to reap profits for their executives.

                      Unfettered capitalism has led us to forgo rational thinking in lieu of voracious greed. 

                      PG&E is substituting one form of hazardous conditions for another, placing millions more in harm's way. Unmitigated negligence.

                      Consider the financial burdens placed on average families, during a period where most are living off of credit and vast amounts of debt. These same individuals can barely afford their residences let alone setting aside a budget for ongoing outages.

                      These outages will also further the class divide, since those with the means to do so, will hardly be inconvenienced. People with the appropriate bandwidth will be able to turn to solar and other alternative sources of energy, whereby the remaining serfs will be relegated to a return to the Dark Ages (2.0).

                      PG&E MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

                      • Alex Wongalong
                        Alex Wongalong  4 months back

                        We are going to shut off power because of very high winds

                        Pg&e -2019

                        The earth:Wdym not even 1 leaf is moving lol

                        • Nala!
                          Nala!  4 months back

                          California’s new motto: hug a tree and watch your house burn down in the dark.

                          • birdsdaword
                            birdsdaword  4 months back

                            Sparks from PG&E equipment in Paradise started the Camp Fire. Now customers are footing the bill for this bankrupt company.

                            • Kelp Farming
                              Kelp Farming  4 months back

                              California is an exporter of mass cultural pollution. This is justice

                              • K G
                                K G  4 months back

                                Pg and e does not like they are showing thier shutting ya down and saying, ohh we are protecting you....

                                This is when you think you have freedom ...

                                All they have to do is shut you off for a week...and you all go into a frenzy..and die....same with the guys would all die if that was shut off.....

                                • TN6565
                                  TN6565  4 months back

                                  Could homeowners in vulnerable areas go to the PG&E facilities that are likely to spark fires, and then use their own tools (chainsaws and other cutting tools) to clear dry brush to reduce risk? Is it possible that the State has slowly, over the past 30 years, made them hopelessly dependent and helpless? California needs vigilantes with hedge clippers!

                                  • Clay wells
                                    Clay wells  4 months back

                                    The trust is gone. I would like to know why the so called journalists of Classical Liberalism are not giving the people a voice. To them, it's governments voice first, power companies voice second, and then, in minuscule writing at the bottom of an article, the people get three syllables.
                                    To those who scoff and live in the cities, let's see how you'd feel if the government shut your power off for a total of a week. You'd freak. You'd find out how greasy and smelly you really are. Eventually you'd take a cold shower because you'd stink so much. You'd also make really close friends with this guy named of Ramen, last name of Noodles. And those power generators? They run $800 to $5,000, something many working people cannot afford.
                                    If you're so smart, I challenge you to go camping for 7-10 days. Oh, camping is fun for a while, but by that 4th day, you really want to get home and shower and eat something good. Go try it, you might have a different opinion of our brothers and sisters in California.
                                    PS- Thank you Los Angeles Times for listening to the people.

                                    • Sonoma Wine Tour Drivers
                                      Sonoma Wine Tour Drivers  4 months back

                                      Do strip joints have generators?...that's where I'm going....

                                      • Bugout Bubba
                                        Bugout Bubba  4 months back

                                        As a steam power engineer this outage business makes absolutely no sense to me. The highest danger of fire comes when the power lines are under huge demand. At no time is the demand higher than when voltage returns to a grid with millions of sources still turned on.
                                        Also, there is this simple fact. At no time is fire danger greater than when the grid is down and people are operating generators, burning candles or cooking over a fire. Duhhhhh!
                                        This fabricated dilemma is not about fire, it is about inconvenience, the kind of inconvenience that pushes people into cities per Agenda 21 and Agenda 30 (the human control and reduction Agendas)

                                        • LION JUDAH ISAIAH 10; 20
                                          LION JUDAH ISAIAH 10; 20  4 months back


                                          • Madronaxyz
                                            Madronaxyz  4 months back

                                            Time for this public utility to be owned by the public.

                                            • c pavao
                                              c pavao  4 months back

                                              Got to wake up Pelosi shift Maxine Waters whatever he Governor is brown got to fight back they use a satellite lasers melting glass it's impossible Donald Trump went to California he is not stupid he's a builder you can all melt glass countertops and yet the trash can no damage

                                              • bigbangnone
                                                bigbangnone  4 months back

                                                There is a recall petition going around to recall CA Gov Gavin Newsom - Find it and sign it !!!

                                                • STAGING & LIGHTING SensatioN

                                                  Jajajajjaja that's what you people get for sewing a company for a natrual accident. Sew the water company next

                                                  • Lee Kimberlin
                                                    Lee Kimberlin  4 months back

                                                    This is all a political stunt, and how are the wildfires really being set.

                                                    • A.LaVerne Filan
                                                      A.LaVerne Filan  4 months back

                                                      If there are any firefighter's in California who are temporarily unemployed you might try amusing yourself by watching a YouTube video, 'Evie Tornquist It Only Takes a Spark ✝️ Pass it on-smymaoslo'. She even sing's it in two language's to inspire more sparking!

                                                      • Joshua Lindsay
                                                        Joshua Lindsay  4 months back

                                                        Is PG&E the next Enron?

                                                        • kb9gkc
                                                          kb9gkc  4 months back

                                                          California has failed!

                                                          • Cliff Fraser
                                                            Cliff Fraser  4 months back

                                                            Why did you not report the power was back on - I assume the gov't is underwriting the risk.

                                                            • Cliff Fraser
                                                              Cliff Fraser  4 months back

                                                              Litguious US&A, where is it cheaper to stop providing essential services to your customers, than risk lawsuits.

                                                              • Randy Boisa
                                                                Randy Boisa  4 months back

                                                                This is "the new norm" with a state run my progressive Democrats, power outages for days if not weeks, feces and vomit and urine and filthy bums littering the sidewalks, highest gas prices in the nation, highest property taxes, highest sales taxes, welcome to the new third world.

                                                                • Bucky Pinata
                                                                  Bucky Pinata  4 months back

                                                                  What is the issue? Look at it as fighting global's what Kalifornia wants....

                                                                  • Noah.
                                                                    Noah.  4 months back

                                                                    We're fine. Maybe it's time to "actually" think for ourselves now, and go back to the Stone Age.

                                                                    • Bonney Dahlquist
                                                                      Bonney Dahlquist  4 months back

                                                                      Congratulations California your officially a 3rd world country. Keep voting socialism.

                                                                      • J Lee
                                                                        J Lee  4 months back

                                                                        There's a serious issue when Californians are still relying on/trusting a utility company that filed for bankruptcy this year to continue to provide reliable electricity. They're protecting their infrastructure assets, they don't give a shit about you.

                                                                        • G Sterling
                                                                          G Sterling  4 months back

                                                                          Guess what, the rest of America cares nothing about California crying. You elected idiots to run the state. Requiring PG&E to invest in your pipe dream renewable energy scheme, which in turn reduced its capital to adequately fund the maintenance for traditional energy sources.

                                                                          • THE WHITE DEVIL
                                                                            THE WHITE DEVIL  4 months back

                                                                            Keep voting Democrat and get more bullshit like this; MAGA Trump 2020!!!

                                                                            • Kevin Kee
                                                                              Kevin Kee  4 months back

                                                                              A day in the life in Libtadia

                                                                              • Bryan G
                                                                                Bryan G  4 months back

                                                                                This is the dumbest and the stupidest thing ever. Where I live in Texas, the electric company never intentionally shut off power when there is a hurricane that is coming (power outages where unplanned and caused by the weather itself but never by the utility completely intentionally shutting off power).

                                                                                • Russ Monte
                                                                                  Russ Monte  4 months back

                                                                                  Seems to be strongly affecting republican areas

                                                                                  • Your Neighbour
                                                                                    Your Neighbour  4 months back

                                                                                    Strong wind

                                                                                    Those trees really aren't cooperating.

                                                                                    • JFK
                                                                                      JFK  4 months back

                                                                                      Lies as usual... no wind... they used the money to keep the lines safe to line their pockets

                                                                                      • Dan
                                                                                        Dan  4 months back

                                                                                        the company wouldnt have to worry about getting sued for wildfires if the local and state government allowed more controlled burns but the extreme tree huggers will block controlled burns even though forest burns are a natural process especially in dry areas. the blame is not solely on the company. ask your representatives for more burns

                                                                                        • MISTY MISQUEZ
                                                                                          MISTY MISQUEZ  4 months back

                                                                                          Wake up sheep they're training you...
                                                                                          There should be protests lining the streets over this what else is in store for you all? I call b******* on the whole thing

                                                                                          • gail decker
                                                                                            gail decker  4 months back

                                                                                            that"s ridiculous stand up and fight i bet nancy and maxine have lights

                                                                                            • MiraGamingz :3
                                                                                              MiraGamingz :3  4 months back

                                                                                              I am really concerned about how negligent PG&E is and how far they will go.  Shutting off our power is reckless!  While I don't want to see what happened in Paradise reoccur, don't you think the proper resolution would be to fix the problems with the power lines, transformers, etc., so that what happened in Paradise does not happen again? But no, they rather turn off all of our electricity!!!  However, that can create lots of problems!!!  Not only are businesses losing money, but residents without generators (and I bet many if not most do not have generators in place as they are very expensive) are losing food.  And, since most of the grocery stores and restaurants are also closed, they won't be able to get food (and even if they did, how would they cook it?).  Furthermore, and more importantly, what if there was an emergency?  People will not be able to call for help if their phones are dead!  And, if there was a major disaster, some people will not be able to get gas to leave because the gas pumps will be closed!  I can go on and on about how dangerous and reckless PG&E is being!  We have a right to have our power on, we paid for these services, and PG&E should be forced to fix the problems not create new ones and possibly even bigger ones!  And, our government should put a stop to this!!!!  Such a shame--California, the most beautiful state with influential people living in such times--it does not make sense!

                                                                                              • - Buehmann
                                                                                                - Buehmann  4 months back

                                                                                                I guess this means they're gonna party like it's 1699.

                                                                                                Reference to Amish Paradise by "Weird" Al Yankovic


                                                                                                • Daniel Forget
                                                                                                  Daniel Forget  4 months back

                                                                                                  There losing billions on this power outage......And why ? Because you keep voting for corrupt politicians that rather put money in there pocket than paying to trim the trees along the power lines. SIGN THE PETITION TO GET RID OF THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR !!!