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May 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's power woes will force Orange County to spend at least $7.7 million more in the next fiscal year on energy-related bills, including higher electricity costs, according to the county's proposed $4.6-billion budget unveiled Wednesday. Energy costs are projected to rise 40% to an estimated $19.5 million from $13.6 million for the current year, which ends June 30. That is enough to represent a "big hit" to the budget, said Gary Burton, the county's chief financial officer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's power woes will force Orange County to spend at least $7.7 million more in the next fiscal year on energy-related bills, including higher electricity costs, according to the county's proposed $4.6-billion budget unveiled Wednesday. Energy costs are projected to rise 40% to an estimated $19.5 million from $13.6 million for the current year, which ends June 30. That is enough to represent a "big hit" to the budget, said Gary Burton, the county's chief financial officer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Orange County government's power bill expected to increase 40% or more, officials have been urged to look for ways to slash costs, including alternative work schedules for the county's 15,000 workers and generating its own energy. As a major energy user, the county paid $12 million over the last year for lights, air conditioning and heating at more than 220 buildings. With power costs rising, the $13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Orange County government's power bill expected to increase 40% or more, officials have been urged to look for ways to slash costs, including alternative work schedules for the county's 15,000 workers and generating its own energy. As a major energy user, the county paid $12 million over the last year for lights, air conditioning and heating at more than 220 buildings. With power costs rising, the $13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than $30 million for critical water and watershed projects in Orange County was included in a bill that cleared the House on Thursday and is expected to be approved by the Senate early next week. Among projects the legislation would fund are beach restoration in Surfside, flood controls along the Santa Ana River and a study of water supplies in South County. The announcement of the $23.
NEWS
March 7, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gasoline prices in Southern California fell below 90 cents a gallon in some locations this week, driven down a dime in the last three weeks by conditions as varied as El Nino's rains and Asia's economic woes. These and other elements have left the world swimming in crude oil--at least for a little while. And from the commuter at the corner gas station to the airline company pumping millions of gallons of aviation fuel into its jets, consumers are cheering the cheaper fuel prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2001 | ALEX MURASHKO and DANIEL YI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Knott's Berry Farm was a bit of a ghost town Thursday, and chilly weather was not the only reason visitors stayed away. Several major rides considered heavy energy users were shut down to save electricity, officials said. Knott's closed its Bigfoot Rapids and Perilous Plunge rides Wednesday to comply with state and energy utility requests to conserve power, said Susan Tierney, director of public relations for the Buena Park attraction.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1988 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Why does Southern California Edison, the electric company for much of Los Angeles and Orange counties, want to merge with San Diego Gas & Electric, the utility serving the area directly south of Edison's? The answer, strangely enough, is competitive reasons. SCEcorp, as the Edison company now calls itself, is afraid that if San Diego Gas completes a merger with Tucson Electric Power Co., an aggressive Arizona utility, that merged company would begin poaching its customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While their Orange County neighbors have been buffeted for months with power shortages and rate hikes, Anaheim denizens have basked cozily--and cheaply--in the warmth provided by the city's robust public utility. But Anaheim's independence has limits. It is still tethered to the state power grid, so it would be vulnerable to rolling blackouts if they reach Southern California. That would be no small matter.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When some neighbors living near Enertech's factory in Brea learned recently of the company's involvement in the nuclear power industry, they became alarmed by the possibility that radioactive materials were being handled near their homes. The neighbors' concerns were quieted after Enertech officials explained that the company makes safety equipment and provides maintenance service at nuclear power plants--no glowing green rods or the like are handled there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While their Orange County neighbors have been buffeted for months with power shortages and rate hikes, Anaheim denizens have basked cozily--and cheaply--in the warmth provided by the city's robust public utility. But Anaheim's independence has limits. It is still tethered to the state power grid, so it would be vulnerable to rolling blackouts if they reach Southern California. That would be no small matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2001 | ALEX MURASHKO and DANIEL YI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Knott's Berry Farm was a bit of a ghost town Thursday, and chilly weather was not the only reason visitors stayed away. Several major rides considered heavy energy users were shut down to save electricity, officials said. Knott's closed its Bigfoot Rapids and Perilous Plunge rides Wednesday to comply with state and energy utility requests to conserve power, said Susan Tierney, director of public relations for the Buena Park attraction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than $30 million for critical water and watershed projects in Orange County was included in a bill that cleared the House on Thursday and is expected to be approved by the Senate early next week. Among projects the legislation would fund are beach restoration in Surfside, flood controls along the Santa Ana River and a study of water supplies in South County. The announcement of the $23.
NEWS
March 7, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gasoline prices in Southern California fell below 90 cents a gallon in some locations this week, driven down a dime in the last three weeks by conditions as varied as El Nino's rains and Asia's economic woes. These and other elements have left the world swimming in crude oil--at least for a little while. And from the commuter at the corner gas station to the airline company pumping millions of gallons of aviation fuel into its jets, consumers are cheering the cheaper fuel prices.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When some neighbors living near Enertech's factory in Brea learned recently of the company's involvement in the nuclear power industry, they became alarmed by the possibility that radioactive materials were being handled near their homes. The neighbors' concerns were quieted after Enertech officials explained that the company makes safety equipment and provides maintenance service at nuclear power plants--no glowing green rods or the like are handled there.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1988 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Why does Southern California Edison, the electric company for much of Los Angeles and Orange counties, want to merge with San Diego Gas & Electric, the utility serving the area directly south of Edison's? The answer, strangely enough, is competitive reasons. SCEcorp, as the Edison company now calls itself, is afraid that if San Diego Gas completes a merger with Tucson Electric Power Co., an aggressive Arizona utility, that merged company would begin poaching its customers.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1994 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major victory for forces seeking to keep businesses in Orange County, Johnson Controls Inc. has decided not to move an automotive battery plant--and 280 jobs--from Fullerton, officials said Thursday. A team of executives from the Orange County Economic Development Consortium have been meeting with Johnson managers and union representatives during the summer to find ways that the company can cut its energy costs and meet environmental regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Brown would either be an Olympic sprinter or a computer whiz--perhaps both, his family had hoped. A day after the 18-year-old Narbonne High School senior drowned in Lake Mission Viejo, his family mourned Sunday that he will do neither. "I thought he could do a lot of good in this world," said his aunt, Barbara Green-Taylor of Torrance. "When I saw him coming, I just had to put a smile on my face." Authorities are still investigating Saturday's incident.
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