LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison is ramping up the number of crews available to respond to possible power outages as sweltering temperatures send electricity use climbing.
The company said Wednesday that high electricity use — particularly from air conditioners — is straining distribution equipment, but no power outages have been reported.
Local officials have been preparing for months to handle tight power supplies after the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down in January following a break in a tube that carries radioactive water.
The company is urging customers to conserve power as triple-digit temperatures bake the region's valleys and inland areas including the deserts.
Southern California Edison is a unit of Edison International that serves an area with nearly 14 million people.
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MiraCosta College announced Monday that tuition will be fully waived for first-time full-time students as part of the MiraCosta Promise program.
San Diego police are searching for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the vicinity of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue in Chollas Creek Monday and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Two people shot in a drive-by attack on State Route 94 in Lemon Grove remain hospitalized Monday, but are expected to recover, authorities said.
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Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Monday will officially open the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One person was reported dead Monday after a vehicle went off the San Diego I-5 Freeway in National City and a man apparently from that vehicle ran across freeway lanes, authorities said.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
Temperatures will be similar, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Steady onshore flow will strengthen the marine layer, leading to overnight/morning low clouds and potentially fog along the coast.