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  • Residents lose power, phone, and internet service

    July 22, 2010 10:05 PM

    PG&E says more than 600 people are still without power in Santa Maria tonight, but for some, that wasn't their only inconvenience today. Verizon says a tree trimming crew in Goleta accidentally cut a main data and phone line between Goleta and Solvang. The outage caused some 8,000 Verizon customers... more »
  • Phone service restored; power still out for hundreds of residents

    July 22, 2010 4:17 PM

    Verizon customers in the Santa Maria-Guadalupe area are reconnecting via their phones and online now that service has been restored. A Verizon representative says the outage was caused Thursday morning when a tree trimming crew accidentally cut a cable between Goleta and Solvang. As of 11:30am all services... more »
  • Power outages, small fires reported in Atascadero

    June 1, 2010 12:14 PM

    Fire crews are currently staged throughout Atascadero, after a blown transformer near Highway 41 and El Camino caused several small fires in businesses around the area, according to the fire department. The transformer blew a little after 6 a.m., and caused several air conditioning units to seize up and... more »
  • Downed power lines leave thousands in the dark

    May 24, 2010 9:45 PM

    Downed power lines left some 2800 customers without power in Santa Maria. It happened just before 11:30 this morning near the 500 block of South Oakley. Santa Maria firefighters responded to a small grass fire and shut down the street while PG&E crews worked to restore power. Within 40 minutes,... more »
  • Downed lines leave thousands without power

    May 24, 2010 4:25 PM

    Downed power lines near the 500 block of South Oakley left some 2800 people without power. It happened just before 11:30 this morning. Santa Maria firefighters responded to a small grass fire and shut down the street while PG&E crews removed the hazard and restored power. Within 40 minutes,... more »
  • PG&E crews working to get power back up for Grover Beach residents

    April 28, 2010 1:45 AM

    PG&E crews are trying to get the lights back on for people in Grover Beach, after a transformer fire knocked out power. PG&E says it happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Ramona Street. Originally, more than 2,000 customers were without power. As of 10:40... more »
  • San Luis Obispo residents react to car accident

    April 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Police officers now say texting is to blame for the car accident that knocked out power to thousands in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon. Twenty-two-year-old Richard Scheidle was texting while driving on Foothill Boulevard, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a power pole near the... more »
  • Latest power outage numbers from PG&E as of 10:45 p.m. Friday

    January 23, 2010 2:42 AM

    PG&E crews are working to get the lights back on for hundreds of folks across the Central Coast. As of 10:45 p.m. Friday, PG&E says there are about 540 customers in San Luis Obispo County without power. The largest outage is in Atascadero, with 320 customers. 13 people in Santa... more »
  • Lightning strikes Lompoc home

    January 21, 2010 1:05 PM

    Lightning strikes too close to home for one Lompoc woman and her family. Nita Streetman was reading early Wednesday morning when she heard the lightning slam into a palm tree near her home. She said at least five windows on her home were broken and the front door was... more »
  • Thursday morning update on power outages

    January 21, 2010 6:44 AM

    The wild weather has Pacific Gas and Electric crews working overtime to restore power to thousands on the Central Coast. As of 3:30a.m., 2,387 homes or businesses in San Luis Obispo county are without power. Another 900 are in the dark in northern Santa Barbara county. The hardest hit local... more »
  • Power restored to thousands of PG&E customers in Morro Bay

    January 11, 2010 8:09 PM

    A piece of malfunctioning equipment is to blame for a power outage in Morro Bay earlier, according to a PG&E spokesperson. Residents lost power around 4:00p.m. Monday for about 20 minutes. About 3,800 people were effected by the power outage.
  • Lights back on for Cambria homes

    December 22, 2009 5:27 PM

    Power was restored to 65 homes in Cambria at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to a representative from PG&E. The outage occurred at 10:15 p.m. Monday evening, when a tree fell and knocked down power lines. Crews had initially thought power would be back up by 8 a.m., but the damage... more »
  • Power back up for many PG&E customers in SLO County

    November 18, 2009 12:43 PM

    A PG&E spokesman says the lights are back on for many customers who lost power in San Luis Obispo County. About 2,000 customers lost power at about 8:20 a.m. in areas of San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita and Highway 1. As of 9:40 a.m., only 100 customers were still... more »
  • PG&E working to restore power for SLO County residents

    November 18, 2009 12:12 PM

    PG&E crews are working to restore power to parts of San Luis Obispo County. A PG&E spokesman says about 2,000 customers in areas of San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita and parts of Highway 1 lost power at around 8:20 a.m. PG&E does have crews on the way and... more »

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