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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2002 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO and NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Top California officials on Wednesday deplored disclosures that a company run by H. Ross Perot provided energy traders with a blueprint for manipulating the state's electricity market, and Gov. Gray Davis called on the federal government to investigate. "If true, this is an ethical violation of the highest order and quite possibly a criminal offense," Davis said in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate the allegations against Perot Systems Corp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997
Two Lynwood sisters died Wednesday after a hair dryer fell into a bathtub and electrocuted them. Here are safety suggestions that could prevent a similar tragedy: * Unplug all counter-top appliances when not in use. This includes toasters, coffee makers, curling irons and hair dryers. When plugged into an outlet, all appliances still have dangerous electrical voltage inside--even when turned off.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
As supermarkets try to figure out how to cut down on waste and experiment with alternative forms of energy,  Kroger Co. says it's doing both simultaneously by turning landfill-bound organic matter into electricity that powers its stores, The Times' Tiffany Hsu reports . An August report from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. When that 20 pounds of food per person per month ends up in landfills, it contributes to 25% of the country's methane emissions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
A man climbed up an electrical tower in North Hollywood on Friday afternoon and started taking off his clothes, police said. He is now nude and several stories up. "So naked guy on electricity pole, that's what it is," said Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No. After getting the call about 4:20 p.m., officers used a loudspeaker to begin trying to persuade the man to come down from the tower, off Denny Avenue and Whitnall Highway....
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Nikola Tesla would be proud. In May, Croatia will host its first electric car rally that winds from the northern coast to the capital Zagreb through some of the country's most scenic spots. The route includes a visit to electricity pioneer Tesla's hometown too. The Nikola Tesla EV Rally 2014 starts May 27 and will be divided into five legs that cover some 530 miles. It starts in the coastal town of Pula in the north, heading south to the mountain village Smiljan where Tesla was born, Krka National Park and Zadar on the coast before heading inland and north to the capital Zagreb.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
The operator of the state's electrical grid asked Californians to conserve energy Monday after a Southern California transmission path reached its peak capacity. The California Independent System Operator issued a transmission emergency, but officials said they didn't expect to have to order rolling blackouts. ISO officials did ask some large electricity users to curtail their electricity use voluntarily.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997
Edison will soon have a new competitor for electricity in Sierra Madre: City Hall. When private utility markets open to competitors next year, Sierra Madre will be getting into the utility business. The city has registered as an electrical service provider under state deregulation. City officials hope to be able to turn a profit so they can place all local utility lines underground.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
A year after the nation's worst blackout, federal regulators issued a scathing review of the electricity industry's voluntary efforts to make their power grids more reliable. Industry audits play down shortcomings of the grid system and rely on ambiguous standards that often are ignored, according to a staff report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The agency cited improvements since the blackout that started Aug.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1997 | John O'Dell
With California's bold move into deregulation of electric utilities less than two months off, a group of giant electricity users has banded together to form a nonprofit energy information and education association headquartered in Orange County. Right now, most information about energy policy and deregulation comes from the energy companies, said David Noller, president of the Institute for Multi-Site Energy Consumers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soaring electric bills for an estimated 100,000 south Orange County customers prompted two supervisors Monday to seek a countywide emergency declaration that would call on the governor for help. Supervisors Tom Wilson and Todd Spitzer, whose districts extend to the San Diego County border, will ask approval for the declaration at today's board meeting. San Diego County already has declared a state of emergency.
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