Post New Article

California Issues First Rolling Blackouts
Since 2001, As Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.

Original Article

Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/15/2020 9:12:52 AM

California electrical providers instituted rolling blackouts Friday night – the first since 2001–as an intense and prolonged heat wave settled over much of the Western U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have experienced brief power outages through the evening, after the body that manages most of the state's electrical utilities declared a Stage 3 emergency to help reduce stress on the larger grid. Electrical demand surged through the day as temperatures topped the triple digits in many parts of the state and people cranked up fans and air conditioning units to try and stay cool. The emergency order

Comments:

100+ degrees and no A/C.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 8/15/2020 9:18:10 AM (No. 510635)
Quick! Build some more windmills!!
24 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh 8/15/2020 9:27:19 AM (No. 510653)
Darn dangerous for the elderly that NEED the A.C.
16 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Nashville 8/15/2020 9:32:49 AM (No. 510657)
Extreme heat is a silent killer, responsible for more deaths than any other natural disaster. Stopped reading after that.... Cold kills more people by a factor of 10.
12 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: sw penn 8/15/2020 9:40:56 AM (No. 510667)
Maybe should have been building some nuclear plants instead of wasting taxpayer money on green energy fairy tales? Do some decidedly un-glamorous hydro-electric maintenance instead of wasting taxpayer money no-speed choo-choos? Stop electing "change-agents", Kali. Start electing realists.
23 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 8/15/2020 9:58:56 AM (No. 510696)
Our weather report was forecasting temps to 107 for next week, but this morning I noticed they were rolled back a bit. Cloud cover may be holding it down a little. Humidity was low yesterday, so 100 degrees was not that uncomfortable.
2 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/15/2020 10:00:44 AM (No. 510700)
What happened to 'renewable energy' whatever liberal jargon that is. California needs more bird killing windmills just not in my backyard. This is rich but large cities are in peril when summer temperatures spike.
8 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne 8/15/2020 10:08:40 AM (No. 510710)
Just your typical report of another average day in that great democrat socialist republic of Kalifornia. If enough people vote a democrat ticket, we can all experience this quality of life.
12 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/15/2020 10:12:04 AM (No. 510716)
The government of California has been so busy pushing the utilities into cost prohibitive and inefficient methods of electrical generation that there has been no money left for infrastructure maintenance. Every year I ask myself if this is the year they crash their whole system shutting down for month or years of repairs, which they will promptly demand the federal government pay for. Better not be while Trump's in office...
4 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: HotRod 8/15/2020 10:14:40 AM (No. 510719)
Generator sakes should be way up in California. The irony is that thousands of generators produce more pollution than a natural gas plant, or a nuclear power plant. I have to wonder if the education system in California started dumbing down students earlier than the rest of the country? Why do people keep voting in the left-wing wackos?
10 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Cindiana 8/15/2020 10:23:12 AM (No. 510729)
Gee, I so hate to think that Barbra Streisand & her ilk might be sweating. And what about the Pelosi Royalty? And Harry & Megan? Oh, wait. They probably all have generators the size of 18-wheelers running 24/7.
11 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Yuban 8/15/2020 10:24:51 AM (No. 510731)
The left wing wackos keep voting in the left wing wackos. We hit 97 yesterday, but since we do not live in a socialist big city our power did not go off. Our indoor temp stayed a pleasant 72 degrees. However, if the power had gone out, we have a generator to keep us cool calm and collected. We take care of ourselves and do not depend on the government. Once again, it is your decision on who runs your life, you or the govt.
7 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Yuban 8/15/2020 10:26:33 AM (No. 510732)
Forgot to mention the pro Harris, anti-Pence adv on Lucianne. Gee, thanks.
10 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/15/2020 10:33:55 AM (No. 510741)
With all these reports of independent and effective use of generators, I fully expect to soon see a bill in the CA legislature to ban them. Also, are you wearing your masks indoors like you're supposed to if you really care?
4 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/15/2020 10:37:33 AM (No. 510751)
5th largest economy in the world, huh?
6 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/15/2020 10:51:27 AM (No. 510766)
In Free America, we have electricity all the time. But then again, we haven't elected leftist eco-whackos for decades on end, and let them wreck everything.
8 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 8/15/2020 10:53:12 AM (No. 510769)
#4, they not only have NOT been building nuclear plants, they have been CLOSING nuclear plants that were built, running and still had decades of life in the units. THAT is insanity. No sympathy. A self-inflicted problem. The fix? Stop electing people who want you dead.
6 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 8/15/2020 12:42:11 PM (No. 510909)
"First rolling blackout since 2001"? I thought that these had been common - or are the shutdowns for fire season somehow "don't count"?
4 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 8/15/2020 12:43:23 PM (No. 510911)
Why don't they just position fans in front of the wind turbines so they spin faster and generate more electricity. They could also point flood lights at the solar farms at night so they will produce electricity at night too! I know this will work because i got a masters degree in wymens and gender studies at USC
5 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: avital2 8/15/2020 1:49:13 PM (No. 510986)
LADWP announced that it was not part of blackouts yesterday. it says it has enough power and reasonable reserves. good on one gov't agency, anyway.
0 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 8/15/2020 3:04:07 PM (No. 511055)
A read of the article says this is about the California Independent System Operator. I have never heard of it and we have never had a “rolling blackour” in all my years here (native Californian - a lot of years). Apparently it amounts to one hour shutdowns - just one hour - in a rolling pattern across various areas that are potentially in overload. This is from NPR and is mostly a SJW piece on how the downtrodden are most affected. I try to read the whole article before I react...
2 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Mike22 8/15/2020 6:08:46 PM (No. 511203)
The people who make the decisions live by the coast. They enjoy ocean breezes usually keeping them nice and cool (and blowing their auto exhaust and other pollutants into the central valley. The poor deplorable people live further inland. The celebrities, the wealthy and the politicians can all afford beautiful powerful dual-fuel generators to keep and lights and AC on. So they cut the power inland and the Trump-loving deplorables rightfully suffer. They also cut off the water to the farmers punishing the small family farm operations and the farm workers so they can have water to send down the river to the ocean to save the smelt. Meanwhile San Francisco relies on plentiful water from the Beautiful Hetch-Hetchy valley reservoir which the refuse to share with anyone else. But the caring, woke people of LA and San Francisco Bay (all those enlightened techies) and their welfare chattel just keep voting democrat. Also, the same folks decided that a water system deisigned for 20 million would be adequate and cancelled several large reservoir projects.
2 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by NorthernDog"
Utah delegates worry virtual Democratic convention
to nominate Biden may lack excitement
13 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 8:16:55 PM Post Reply
SALT LAKE CITY — Par Kermani, a first-time delegate to the Democratic National Convention, said even though the four-day event that starts Monday to formally nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s presidential candidate is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, there may be a small part for him to play. “There is going to be ‘applause.’ We were asked — I’m not sure if I’m sure if I’m supposed to be saying this — but we were asked to send a video of us in kind of applauding, showing enthusiasm and excitement. I did send
Downtown Milwaukee remains
"quiet" ahead of DNC
5 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 8:08:24 PM Post Reply
MILWAUKEE — The weekend before the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee was supposed to be full of activity. But the pandemic and a scaled-back convention has left downtown fairly quiet. "It's been a little quiet, honestly," said Corey Libermann. "We're from the Madison area and for us, we thought it would be a little bit more busy." (Snip) "It's a little eerie, we're kind of the only people that kind of came over here down this alleyway in front of the Bucks' stadium," Ghuman said. The city was expecting around 50,000 people to come through before the pandemic. Then the convention was
Biden and Harris run away from the press
and into the Democratic National Convention
3 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 7:14:46 PM Post Reply
The Democratic National Convention is set to begin on Monday, not that you would know it if you watched any of the Sunday shows. Despite the culmination of the highly publicized veepstakes succeeding in roiling media praise and a massive fundraising haul, Joe Biden and his newly announced running mate Kamala Harris have taken an unusually guarded approach to campaign coverage, even in the midst of a global pandemic forcing much of normal campaigning to go virtual. Biden's campaign strategy since locking down the nomination through waiting for the general election to begin in earnest has consisted largely of focus-group-tested
Privileged parents form COVID
pandemic pods that widen
education gaps. We can do better.
21 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 6:15:27 PM Post Reply
I saw a Tesla with #BlackLivesMatter written on the rear windshield the other day. It appeared to be a parent picking up their kid from a “pandemic pod,” which, if you’re not familiar, is a small cluster of families who pool resources to hire a private tutor, who may be a parent. These pods are very popular among my neighbors in the Bay Area of California. Nearby I could see a YMCA, which provides child care and after-school programming. It had shut down due to COVID-19. I’m not the first to point out that pods are emblematic of educational inequity
54% approve of Harris selection,
including 1 in 4 Republicans: Poll
34 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 5:56:38 PM Post Reply
More Americans approve than disapprove of Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris for the 2020 Democratic ticket by a 25-point margin, 54-29%, in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Approval of the pick ranges from 86-8% among Democrats to 25-55% among Republicans -- notable that one in four Republicans approves. It's 52-29% among independents, potential swing voters in presidential elections. While reaction to Harris is broadly positive, the margin narrows among those who have strong opinions. Thirty-four percent of Americans strongly approve of her selection, while 22% strongly disapprove, a 12-point margin. One reason is that her strong support
Bison attacks woman in South Dakota for
getting too close to calf: See the video
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/15/2020 3:55:44 PM Post Reply
Shocking video shows a bison dragging and thrashing a woman in a South Dakota state park after she reportedly got too close to a calf, as thousands have traveled to the state for an annual motorcycle rally, according to multiple reports. Footage of the Wednesday attack, captured by witness Jo Reed, shows the bison taking hold of the woman and dragging her across the street into the grass. The animal continues to violently shake and spin the woman as other bikers look on in horror, the video shows. The animal ripped off her pants before running off as onlookers describe
Protest held outside New York bakery over MAGA
cake, bakery says it is still making the design
10 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/15/2020 3:36:14 PM Post Reply
A protest was held outside of a New York bakery Thursday over a MAGA hat cake. Coccadotts Cake Shop in Albany put a picture on its social media of a cake baked into the shape of a red “Make American Great Again” hat. The cake was a custom-order. The cake set off a wave of backlash when it was posted in late July. Though it was quickly deleted after the negative response, protestors from the Black Lives Matter movement and those supporting the MAGA cake faced off in front of the bakery on Aug. 13. According to video footage from
Biden shouldn't rule out a
second term if he wins (opinion)
32 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/15/2020 3:27:21 PM Post Reply
It has become almost conventional wisdom that if Joseph Biden is elected President this November he will only serve one term and not seek reelection in 2024. Given Biden's age, this makes intuitive sense. At 77, he is already the oldest person ever to be a major party candidate for President. Although his doctor says he's in good health for a man his age, there is no guarantee that he will remain so for another four years, let alone eight. This reality framed Biden's decision about choosing a running mate. Because of his age, Biden needed to choose somebody who
California Issues First Rolling Blackouts
Since 2001, As Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.
21 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/15/2020 9:12:52 AM Post Reply
California electrical providers instituted rolling blackouts Friday night – the first since 2001–as an intense and prolonged heat wave settled over much of the Western U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have experienced brief power outages through the evening, after the body that manages most of the state's electrical utilities declared a Stage 3 emergency to help reduce stress on the larger grid. Electrical demand surged through the day as temperatures topped the triple digits in many parts of the state and people cranked up fans and air conditioning units to try and stay cool. The emergency order
Georgia lawmaker demoted after
slandering John Lewis: ‘His only claim
to fame was he got conked on the head'
29 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/15/2020 9:00:11 AM Post Reply
A Georgia state representative lost his committee chairmanship after he denigrated the late John Lewis on a radio show, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Tommy Benton, 70, incorrectly said that Lewis hadn’t done anything since he was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. “I have never read of a significant piece of legislation that was passed with his name on it,” Benton said, according to the AJC. “John Lewis, his only claim to fame was he got conked on the head at the Pettus Bridge. And he has milked that for 50 years.” Georgia’s house speaker, fellow Republican David
California becomes first state
to pass 600,000 coronavirus cases
16 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/14/2020 6:12:45 PM Post Reply
California has become the first state in the nation to surpass 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. As of Friday morning, there were more than 603,000 recorded cases. The state also has now reported over 11,000 deaths. Yet despite the grim numbers, there is growing evidence that the surge in infections and fatalities that began when California reopened its economy in May is beginning to slow. In Los Angeles County, the effective transmission rate of the coronavirus is now about 0.86 — meaning that every one infected person passes the virus to an average of 0.86 other people. Last week, the rate was
After 102 Days COVID-Free, New
Zealand's Resurgence Highlights the
Difficulties of Returning to Normal Life
5 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/14/2020 6:04:30 PM Post Reply
For the past three months, New Zealanders have enjoyed a ‘COVID-free’ country, with citizens hugging one another, children returning to classrooms and sport fans filling stadiums. But this changed on Tuesday, when a family of four from Auckland, the country’s biggest city, tested positive for the virus, breaking a 102 day streak without any new COVID-19 cases. As of today, 29 people have tested positive for the virus, all of which remain linked to the original four cases. Although the government says the latest outbreak appears to currently be limited to one cluster, it is taking tough actions to prohibit
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
‘No way to spin that’: Mitt Romney
blames Trump administration for
surge in US coronavirus deaths
57 replies
Posted by Ribicon 8/16/2020 2:35:23 PM Post Reply
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, offered rare Republican criticism of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response on Friday, saying the federal government dismissed the virus’s threat and failed to protect Americans as infections spiralled out of control. “Short term, I think it’s fair to say we really have not distinguished ourselves in a positive way by how we responded to the crisis when it was upon us,” Mr Romney said in a video interview with the Sutherland Institute. “And the proof of the pudding of that is simply that we have 5 per cent of the world’s population but 25 per cent of the world’s deaths due to Covid-19.
Maxine Waters: Use 25th Amendment
to Remove Trump from Office
40 replies
Posted by Imright 8/16/2020 1:56:07 PM Post Reply
Saturday on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called on President Donald Trump to be removed from office by applying the 25th Amendment.According to Section 4 of that amendment, the president can be removed if he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”When asked about Trump’s attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Waters said, “The president of the United States of America is unbelievably divisive. The president lies. He’s pitting people against each other, going back to the old birther argument that they attempted to use against Obama. This is a president that is the most deplorable human being that I have ever encountered in my life.
Booker: ‘Bully’ Trump ‘About to Get
Knocked Out’ by ‘Dynamic Duo’
Biden, Harris
39 replies
Posted by earlybird 8/16/2020 12:29:57 PM Post Reply
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) called President Donald Trump a “bully,” adding that was “about to get knocked out” in the November election by the Biden-Harris ticket. Anchor Jake Tapper asked, “So let me ask you, President Trump and his campaign have been floating this false, completely false notion that Senator Harris, who was born in Oakland, California, in 1964, and is an American, may not be eligible to be vice president. Were you surprised when they started to do that?” Booker said, “This is something I think that many Americans know. I know for my family is when you have African-American women who are rising
Media, Some Democrats Use Death Of
Trump’s Brother To Attack The President:
The Wrong Trump’ Died
35 replies
Posted by Imright 8/16/2020 1:42:39 AM Post Reply
Some media organizations, partisan talking heads, and Democrats used the death of President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, to attack the president on Saturday night.“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a statement. “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.” Some media organizations used Robert Trump’s death to attack the president or the Trump family in general. The headline of The Washington Post’s obituary stated:
54% approve of Harris selection,
including 1 in 4 Republicans: Poll
34 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 5:56:38 PM Post Reply
More Americans approve than disapprove of Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris for the 2020 Democratic ticket by a 25-point margin, 54-29%, in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Approval of the pick ranges from 86-8% among Democrats to 25-55% among Republicans -- notable that one in four Republicans approves. It's 52-29% among independents, potential swing voters in presidential elections. While reaction to Harris is broadly positive, the margin narrows among those who have strong opinions. Thirty-four percent of Americans strongly approve of her selection, while 22% strongly disapprove, a 12-point margin. One reason is that her strong support
Barack and the beach house: Longtime
friend 'builds Obama's multi-million
dollar Hawaii ocean villa using loopholes
to bypass coastal protection laws' on
site made famous by TV show Magnum PI
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 8/16/2020 10:20:59 AM Post Reply
The beachfront compound in Hawaii where former President Barack Obama reportedly plans to someday retire used a planning loophole to retain a seawall that is likely causing beach erosion, according to a new report. State officials and community members confirmed to ProPublica that Obama plans to reside in the compound on Oahu, which was purchased for $8.7 million by his close friend Marty Nesbitt in 2015. After tearing down the site's mansion made famous as the house from Magnum PI, developers are building three homes, two pools and a security perimeter on the three-acre beachfront parcel, permits show. However, the century-old seawall
Nancy Pelosi, House Dems mull early
return from break to address USPS
26 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/16/2020 4:52:14 AM Post Reply
Members of the House are reportedly considering rushing back from their August break to address the Trump administration’s handling of the U.S. Postal Service. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are discussing a possible return to Washington within the next two weeks, sources told Politico. The Chamber had originally planned to stay in recess until mid-September. Pelosi hashed out options for an early return with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) during an “emergency” call Saturday, the outlet reported.
How the NFL is shooting itself in the foot,
over and over
24 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/16/2020 5:32:25 AM Post Reply
The NFL is on the verge of precipitous decline due to a weakening of the three legs of the stool upon which the league's empire sits: attendance, viewership, and revenue. All of these items are interrelated. All three are being eroded. Taken together, it is likely that the NFL has reached its high water mark and instead of expanding, as it dreams, the league will instead diminish in importance from here on out. As to the underlying causes for the NFL's problems, start with the most glaring: the Wuhan virus.
This Secret Society of Priests Still
Won’t Recognize Pope Francis
23 replies
Posted by StormCnter 8/16/2020 3:38:11 PM Post Reply
ROME—Father Jeremy Leatherby of Sacramento, California, surely knew what was coming when he continued to preach to the faithful that Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, is still the one true pope. Since the election upon Benedict’s retirement of Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, Leatherby has shunned the new pontiff and continued to only refer to Benedict as the church’s true leader in mass. Last week, after several warnings, he was charged with schism, defrocked and excommunicated from the Catholic Church. “I continue to regard Benedict as retaining the Office of Peter, as mysterious as that might be,” he wrote in an open letter
Privileged parents form COVID
pandemic pods that widen
education gaps. We can do better.
21 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/16/2020 6:15:27 PM Post Reply
I saw a Tesla with #BlackLivesMatter written on the rear windshield the other day. It appeared to be a parent picking up their kid from a “pandemic pod,” which, if you’re not familiar, is a small cluster of families who pool resources to hire a private tutor, who may be a parent. These pods are very popular among my neighbors in the Bay Area of California. Nearby I could see a YMCA, which provides child care and after-school programming. It had shut down due to COVID-19. I’m not the first to point out that pods are emblematic of educational inequity
Philadelphia Police, City Council Organize
a “Home Gun-Check Campaign” Urging
Residents to Turn in Firearms to ‘Combat
Gun Violence’
21 replies
Posted by Imright 8/16/2020 5:38:16 PM Post Reply
Philadelphia is seeing an increase in shootings so the far-left City Council and police organized a ‘home gun-check campaign’ urging residents to turn in their firearms. Makes sense. Voluntary gun buyback programs and other programs aimed at urging residents to voluntarily turn in their firearms would only increase violence because it keeps criminals armed and disarms law abiding citizens. Far left “community groups” with backing from city officials and police are distributing flyers which reads “save a life, turn in a gun
Stanford Art Professor: Coloring Books Have
A Sinister Effect: Inducing Submission
21 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/16/2020 6:29:24 AM Post Reply
In a piece originally titled “There’s A Sinister Reason Coloring Books Are So Popular In Quarantine,” a professor who teaches the history of art, ideas, and technology at Stanford University and also writes for The Guardian and Vogue posits a unique take: “What if the recent popularity of coloring books comes not from the creativity they purportedly inspire, but from the submission they induce?” In the piece, later retitled “The Dark, Forgotten History of Coloring Books,” Emanuele Lugli asserts, “This, after all, has been their mission from the start. It may be lost to the fans of coloring books that their success peaked in the 19th century,
Post New Article