California Public Utilities Commission Judge Timothy Kenney said Tuesday that concerns over the plan will be handled in the coming weeks as the state utilities panel decides whether to approve it.
The utility, which is being sued for several massive firestorms, has said that shutting off power in rural areas during strong Santa Ana episodes and low humidity would greatly reduce the risk of another massive wildfire.
But opponents -- school and water districts, cable and telephone companies, and hospitals -- have argued that shutting off power would deprive residents of vital services. It was a coalition of such opponents that asked Kenney to throw out SDG&E's application to approve the plan, the Union-Tribune reported.
SDG&E's plan would cut power to more than 150,000 people beginning as early as September 1, if the plan is approved by the commission in August. However, it is not likely all 150,000 would lose power at the same time.
Cooler weather will continue Tuesday throughout San Diego County with even lower temperatures expected Thursday and Friday.
A San Carlos woman murdered her 14-year-old daughter and her spouse, then planted a gun next to his body and stayed in the family's home with the bodies for several days without calling police, a prosecutor alleged Monday.
San Diego State and students are mourning the loss of a student whose family says died while trying to cross Interstate 8 on foot Saturday night.
With the number of documented hepatitis A cases continuing to rise, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego County health officials and several civic leaders will join together Tuesday to kick off a “Vaccination, Sanitation and Education” campaign to urge the public to take appropriate precautions.
Years of drought and a significant build-up of grass from last winter's rains has created dangerous wildfire conditions in San Diego and surrounding areas of the county, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Brian Fennessy said Monday.
On Monday, some patients from Rady Children's Hospital had the chance to take a dive with some dolphins at SeaWorld.
Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in his first game back from Triple-A and Austin Hedges also connected for the San Diego Padres, who beat NL wild card leader Arizona 4-2 on Monday night.
Empowering veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential; that's the goal behind "No Barriers Warriors" and its "Warriors to Summits" expedition.
Actor James Cromwell has been charged with trespassing for interrupting and denouncing an orca show at SeaWorld in San Diego.
A South Bay lawyer who joined five other plaintiffs Monday in suing the Trump administration over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said that she's confident Congress will do the right thing, but trusts the courts even more.