SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Gas & Electric Tuesday unveiled changes to its online outage map, which allows visitors to see planned outages as well as unplanned ones.
With planned outages, which are scheduled throughout the year for system reliability upgrades, SDG&E notifies customers in advance so they can prepare.
Because planned outages now appear on the online map, it might appear that more outages are happening, "but that isn't the case," according to an SDG&E statement.
The utility urged the news media to report only on unplanned outages, "since the customers have already been notified of planned outages and know the time frame that their power will be out."
For customer safety reasons, the general area of the planned outage is displayed on the outage map, according to SDG&E.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed says that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65.
Residents in Nestor on Monday said they will continue to fight to keep a halfway house out of their neighborhood.
Arson investigators Monday sought to determine who is responsible for a series of intentionally set Ocean Beach alley fires that damaged a home, several vehicles, a wooden fence and a tree.
A Santee man shot and killed his estranged wife, then killed himself inside a Grantville home where his wife was staying with her sister and brother-in-law and their two young children, police said Monday.
North County residents continued returning to their homes Monday as firefighters have reached 90 percent containment on a wildfire that scorched 4,100 acres between Fallbrook and Oceanside.
In the immediate aftermath of the Lilac Fire, Bonsall residents were not sure what burned down and what was saved.
Some North County residents on Monday were allowed to return to their home as fire officials lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire.
Methane and volatile chemicals such as benzene have been discovered underground at a yet-to-be completed Otay Ranch project that is marketed as one of the largest planned housing developments in the U.S.