Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Power to the People?

The Meadows experienced two power outages on Saturday, July 22 for approximately 12 hours and Monday, July 24 for approximately 7 hours. This was the third lengthy outage this year with the first being on January 2 for approximately 12 hours.

Our Town Councilman, Dennis Bridwell, addressed these outages with the County Supervisor’s office while we were in the middle of the outage. He was told that Supervisor Antonovich contacted Southern California Edison which will be addressing the problem. The SCE believes we have an old grid that services our area. Other theories heard by residents include the possibility that an old transformer services our neighborhood. Dennis will be calling for an investigation into why The Meadows appears to have more power outages than many of the surrounding areas at the next Town Council meeting. Please support his efforts by attending the meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Altadena Community Center. Thanks to Dennis for his proactive approach.

Also note that the Sunday’s Star News coverage of the outages in Southern California never mentioned Altadena. In an email response from the reporter, he acknowledged that he inadvertently left Altadena off the list. Please contact these reporters when oversights occur. (Emailing the reporter is fast and easy.) “Getting press” on the issue helps stir offices like the SCE and County Supervisor’s office into action.

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