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City of Ventura Announces $8 Million Settlement with Southern California Edison for Thomas Wildfire Claims

City of Ventura Announces $8 Million Settlement with Southern California Edison for Thomas Wildfire Claims

Today, the City of Ventura announces an $8 million settlement with Southern California Edison Company to resolve wildfire claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire. The City of Ventura’s $8 million settlement is part of a larger settlement for a group of six public entities, including the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito Debris Flow, […]

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has agreed to a $20.8 million settlement with Southern California Edison to resolve claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. After costs and attorney’s fees, the County will receive a net total of $16.7 million. “This settlement is a big step in offsetting […]

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

By Debra Tash Residents of Ventura County recently experienced the effects of a Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  It was the utility’s attempt to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment/grid failures in a high wind event.  Customers were left in the dark for days resulting in food spoilage, revenue loss with businesses […]

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300,000 Southern California Edison customers across southern and central California could lose power as the utility considers preemptively shutting off electricity to reduce the risk of fire. The “public safety power shutoff” is aimed at lowering the threat of blazes erupting amid expected windy conditions, SCE said. Areas without power and under consideration for power […]

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

  By Richard Eber With the threat of high winds igniting wildfires in California, the two largest utilities Southern California Edison & Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)  in the name of public safety, have cut power to over one million customers throughout the State. Given what has transpired we have to ask: Are the utilities […]

Parts of the County affected by Blackouts

Parts of the County affected by Blackouts

From the Southern California Edison website: Public Safety Power Shutoff – Am I Impacted? Due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk, Public Safety Power Shutoffs are under consideration in parts of the SCE service territory. To find out if you are impacted, please refer to the information below. If […]

State’s largest ‘community choice’ energy program takes a hit

State’s largest ‘community choice’ energy program takes a hit

By Chris Reed The community choice aggregation (CCA) movement has built considerable momentum in California in recent years. In CCA programs, groups of local government agencies team up to take over decision-making on what sources of power to use in the local electric grid – with utilities continuing to hold responsibility for maintaining the grid.  […]

For Some Accounts Ventura County cities plan return to Southern California Edison

For Some Accounts Ventura County cities plan return to Southern California Edison

    By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The good news is that even socialists find out they can’t pay for total control of families and businesses.  This is an ‘I TOLD YOU SO MOMENT.”  While this is about Ventura County, I am sending this to the Mayor of San Diego, who has […]

Camarillo | Temporary Overnight Road Closure on June 14

Camarillo | Temporary Overnight Road Closure on June 14

Camarillo, California – Southern California Edison (SCE) is planning a temporary closure of Pleasant Valley Road from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14 until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. At the public meeting of May 8, 2019, the Camarillo City Council authorized a temporary nighttime closure of Pleasant Valley Road for a one-time, four […]

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES – One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that resulted in two […]

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