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July 21, 2000 | TONY PERRY and NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with growing public outrage over soaring utility bills in San Diego and southern Orange County, state legislators Thursday agreed to hold a hearing on whether to amend, delay or even repeal the utility deregulation bill blamed for the increases. State Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) and state Sen. Steve Peace (D-San Diego), author of the deregulation bill, agreed to a hearing after receiving an urgent plea from former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor.
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BUSINESS
December 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
If you're a San Diego Gas & Electric Co. customer, Thursday was an expensive day. The California Public Utilities Commission divvied up among the customers of the state's three investor-owned utilities the costs of long-term electricity contracts the state signed during the 2000-01 power crisis.
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NEWS
September 12, 2000 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gov. Gray Davis looked at the soaring electrical bills in San Diego this summer, he no doubt saw something familiar: a revolt in the making. Davis was chief of staff to Gov. Jerry Brown in 1978 when rising property taxes forced elderly people out of their homes, and a taxpayer uprising resulted in tax-slashing Proposition 13. This summer, electric bills doubled and even tripled in San Diego. Homeowners became frightened. Some small-business owners were forced to shut their doors.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2001 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A consumer activist group Monday blasted as costly and misleading a pair of deals between San Diego Gas & Electric and the state to wipe out nearly $750 million in future balloon payments by consumers and to sell the utility's transmission lines.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Most of the objections raised against Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric "are without merit," according to a report issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff. The report concludes that the merger "is consistent with the public interest and should be approved," in part because it would generate "net savings" that could be passed along to customers.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Representatives of 12 San Diego County municipalities and county government gathered here Wednesday to plot strategy in a first--and largely symbolic--show of unified concern about the planned merger of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison Co. The closed-door session in Mayor Maureen O'Connor's office was devoted to a review of the cities' options and produced no agreements.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local group that opposes Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric recently unveiled a television commercial that compared San Diego's fate in the wake of the proposed merger to that of a man facing death in the electric chair. An off-screen voice urged San Diegans to "get out of the chair and call 233-NO LA. Before it's too late." The hard-hitting commercial struck a responsive chord.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local group that opposes Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric recently unveiled a TV ad comparing San Diego's fate in such a merger to that of a man facing death in the electric chair. An off-screen voice urged San Diegans to "get out of the chair and call 233-NO LA. Before it's too late." The hard-hitting ad struck a responsive chord.
NEWS
September 1, 2000 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Legislature this week fashioned a three-pronged, temporary fix to electricity woes that hurt San Diegans severely this summer, but it is no sure thing that Gov. Gray Davis will sign all the lawmakers' bills. What's more, nobody expects the last-hour action in the Capitol, including passage of a measure to speed up power plant construction, will solve California's fundamental electricity shortage.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2001 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A consumer activist group Monday blasted as costly and misleading a pair of deals between San Diego Gas & Electric and the state to wipe out nearly $750 million in future balloon payments by consumers and to sell the utility's transmission lines.
NEWS
September 12, 2000 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gov. Gray Davis looked at the soaring electrical bills in San Diego this summer, he no doubt saw something familiar: a revolt in the making. Davis was chief of staff to Gov. Jerry Brown in 1978 when rising property taxes forced elderly people out of their homes, and a taxpayer uprising resulted in tax-slashing Proposition 13. This summer, electric bills doubled and even tripled in San Diego. Homeowners became frightened. Some small-business owners were forced to shut their doors.
NEWS
September 1, 2000 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Legislature this week fashioned a three-pronged, temporary fix to electricity woes that hurt San Diegans severely this summer, but it is no sure thing that Gov. Gray Davis will sign all the lawmakers' bills. What's more, nobody expects the last-hour action in the Capitol, including passage of a measure to speed up power plant construction, will solve California's fundamental electricity shortage.
NEWS
August 24, 2000 | TONY PERRY and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As politicians in Sacramento on Wednesday moved to stem the damaging effects of electricity deregulation, the discussion among hard-hit consumers in San Diego County and southern Orange County was more practical: How to survive skyrocketing bills? "If this doesn't stop soon, it could put us out of business," said Luis Garcia, owner of Chuey's Mexican restaurant, a San Diego institution for nearly half a century.
NEWS
July 21, 2000 | TONY PERRY and NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with growing public outrage over soaring utility bills in San Diego and southern Orange County, state legislators Thursday agreed to hold a hearing on whether to amend, delay or even repeal the utility deregulation bill blamed for the increases. State Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) and state Sen. Steve Peace (D-San Diego), author of the deregulation bill, agreed to a hearing after receiving an urgent plea from former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Most of the objections raised against Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric "are without merit," according to a report issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff. The report concludes that the merger "is consistent with the public interest and should be approved," in part because it would generate "net savings" that could be passed along to customers.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the outspoken and colorful chairman of Southern California Edison Co. and its holding company, said he might leave once he reaches the utility's retirement age of 65 next October, but he added that he will wait until August to decide. In an interview, Allen also confirmed that he met earlier this month with each member of the state Public Utilities Commission to say he was thinking of retiring--even though the company's controversial $2.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the outspoken and colorful chairman of Southern California Edison Co. and its holding company, said he might leave once he reaches the utility's retirement age of 65 next October, but he added that he will wait until August to decide. In an interview, Allen also confirmed that he met earlier this month with each member of the state Public Utilities Commission to say he was thinking of retiring--even though the company's controversial $2.
REAL ESTATE
September 7, 1986
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. paid $12.53 million for a 19-acre parcel in the first phase of San Diego's new, $130-million Daley Corporate Center, Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage Services said. The utility will build an operation and service center on the site. Daley Corporate Center, a partnership of Hooberman Group and Old Stone Development Corp., is a 100-acre research-and-development, office and commercial project that will total more than 1.1 million square feet when completed in 1988.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local group that opposes Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric recently unveiled a television commercial that compared San Diego's fate in the wake of the proposed merger to that of a man facing death in the electric chair. An off-screen voice urged San Diegans to "get out of the chair and call 233-NO LA. Before it's too late." The hard-hitting commercial struck a responsive chord.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local group that opposes Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric recently unveiled a TV ad comparing San Diego's fate in such a merger to that of a man facing death in the electric chair. An off-screen voice urged San Diegans to "get out of the chair and call 233-NO LA. Before it's too late." The hard-hitting ad struck a responsive chord.
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