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SoCal Edison Officials to be at County Meeting Tuesday

Utility officials will take questions at Tuesday's County Board of Supervisor meeting. As of Monday, 20,800 Southern California Edison customers were still in the dark.

Southern California Edison officials will be at Tuesday's County Board of Supervisors meeting to take questions from officials, according to Tony Bell, a spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who represents Altadena and other parts of the San Gabriel Valley.

The meeting takes place in dowtown Los Angeles at 500 W. Temple Street starting at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting can be viewed online here.

As a large number of San Gabriel Valley residents struggle with power outages wrought by recent windstorms, Antonovich has urged Southern California Edison to expedite the restoration of power.

During a meeting with Edison officials Monday, representatives with Antonovich’s office also requested increased communication between the utility company and customers impacted by the outage.

“Since the windstorm, my office has received dozens of phone calls and emails from residents who have been without power since last Thursday—many of whom are elderly or infirmed—expressing frustration with the lack of information being provided by Edison with regard to power restoration,” said Antonovich, in a statement.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, Edison reported that 20,800 customers still did not have power, with the most impacted areas being in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley region.

The County’s Department of Public Works continues to work around the clock to clear debris and fallen trees, according to a statement from Antonovich’s office.

Residents who have incurred damages are encouraged by officials to call the county’s recently activated disaster hotline at 2-1-1(or 800-980-4990) to report damages as a result of the windstorm. 

mark h. December 08, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Jerry, you are now changing your point. If your point is that people should be self-sufficient and also assist their neighbors, yes, that is valid. Your point was, however, that this was all caused by whiners (you can guess how they vote at the polls), liberals, Obama, poor people and government regulation. You engage in a finger-pointing discussion that advances your political beliefs when Edison's mediocre response has nothing to do with politics, conservative or liberal, right or left. You continue your diatribe by insinuating that conservatives are prepared (including with guns, presumably to kill the marauding hordes who will attack you for your generator) while those not so conservative are not. Everybody should be prepared, not everybody is. Government, particularly in Monrovia, did a good job assisting those in need. As did neighbors helping neighbors in many cases. Your political screed does not advance the discussion about preparedness.
Scott Paul Thrasher December 08, 2011 at 10:20 PM
One problem with the cell phone idea? Is that I live in Temple City. When I called AT&T about why I couldn't get a signal from my house? They told me every tower to the east of my location had no power. and that was not the first day of the power outage.
Scott Paul Thrasher December 08, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Enough of this one percent crap that Obama dreamed up to get everyone pissed off at each other. BUT you do have a point when the CEO's of Corps are making big bucks and we the people are paying thier way? We the silent need to go to meetings and start to raise a stink about how they are not serving the people they are charging high rates to so they can Make that 5 million bucks with a now proven poor product.
Scott Paul Thrasher December 08, 2011 at 10:34 PM
okay this has gone down hill fast....now it is just a bunch of pissed off people and no one is talking they are just divideing things up like the rest of the country is....later everyone....I will take my latern and fireplace and canned goods and you guys continue to argue....later. and God Bless.
Ellen Zunino December 08, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Yep, the electric must be back on. Now, we can get back to the important stuff: our politics.

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