PG&E power outage leaves hundreds in Vallejo without electricity

Full story: Vallejo Times-Herald

A blown transformer has left hundreds of people in Vallejo without electricity. Pacific Gas & Electric says about 1,150 of its north Vallejo customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly along Broadway Street between Sereno Drive and Ohio Street.
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#1
Sep 28, 2010
 
"PG&E officials on the scene would not comment about the recurring pole fire, citing the company's media policies."

After the whole San Bruno thing you'd think they WOULD comment ?

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Sep 28, 2010
 
"Vallejo fire Capt. Al Love said the fire department was called four times to put out a pole fire on Fairgrounds Drive near Whitney Avenue. The initial call came in about 4:19 a.m. and the latest one was at about 10 a.m."

Really? FOUR times? FOUR? They couldn't like...figure it out after going the second time that MAYBE PG&E might need to come out and like...uh...do something? FOUR TIMES?
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Sep 28, 2010
 
Lady Benician wrote:
"Vallejo fire Capt. Al Love said the fire department was called four times to put out a pole fire on Fairgrounds Drive near Whitney Avenue. The initial call came in about 4:19 a.m. and the latest one was at about 10 a.m."
Really? FOUR times? FOUR? They couldn't like...figure it out after going the second time that MAYBE PG&E might need to come out and like...uh...do something? FOUR TIMES?
maybe pg&e was unresponsive? or asked "is it burning now?", sort of like when we call the pd and they ask "is the robber still there?"
Robert

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#4
Sep 28, 2010
 
I had two friends of ours who called the police in Vallejo to report a call being stolen. The police said fill out a report. They told them that they did not understand the car is being stolen right now! They said they will put the form in the mail.
TOP NOTCH VPD

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#5
Sep 28, 2010
 
Stories 3 and 4 are the epitomy of VPD, don't miss this place a bit!
Teresa

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Sep 28, 2010
 
You can't blame the fire dept, if you want to blame anyone BY ALL MEANS BLAME THE MAYOR OF THE THE CITY. The fire dept can only work with what they have, and let me tell you and thats not very much..........
Teresa

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#7
Sep 28, 2010
 
You can't blame the fire dept, if you want to blame anyone BY ALL MEANS BLAME THE MAYOR OF THE CITY. The fire dept can only work with what they have, and let me tell you and thats not very much..........By the way This also applys to the Vallejo Police Dept. Get off there backs

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Sep 28, 2010
 
Teresa wrote:
You can't blame the fire dept, if you want to blame anyone BY ALL MEANS BLAME THE MAYOR OF THE CITY. The fire dept can only work with what they have, and let me tell you and thats not very much..........By the way This also applys to the Vallejo Police Dept. Get off there backs
They haven't got a phone and phone book/411 directory assistance to maybe..oh I dunno..call PG&E if all else fails? If so, I'll gladly donate this pink princess phone I have in my attic. It still works just fine.
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Sep 28, 2010
 
I'm pretty sure the FD contacted PG&E about the pole fire. I'm also pretty sure that, as usual, PG&E didn't do a damn thing about it until they wouldn't have to pay overtime.

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Sep 28, 2010
 
dave1021 wrote:
I'm pretty sure the FD contacted PG&E about the pole fire. I'm also pretty sure that, as usual, PG&E didn't do a damn thing about it until they wouldn't have to pay overtime.
Dave, as usual, STFU and keep your idiotic opinions to yourself. You have the thought process of a flea.
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Sep 28, 2010
 
dave1021 wrote:
I'm pretty sure the FD contacted PG&E about the pole fire. I'm also pretty sure that, as usual, PG&E didn't do a damn thing about it until they wouldn't have to pay overtime.
Prior to the San Bruno tragedy (actually 2 weeks before)-I could smell gas coming from my stove...just a little bit. The PGE operator told me to step outside of my house and not to turn on or off anything or use my cordless phone and a bunch of other things. I followed directions and PGE arrived in less than 15 minutes and inspected. My pilot light was out and clogged but no gas was actively leaking-it was residual from me flipping on burner. This was not an isolated incident in my lifetime. I always have found PGE to be responsive and concerned when you call and say you smell gas. I had a water heater installed by sears and the connection was not put on tight enough...pge detected it because once again I called because of the chemical they put in gas to smell it-I am sensitive to the odor. I feel like I could be a PGE "bloodhound" for leaks or something. PGE always has been a fast responder...my guess is in the last 15 years-I have called them 8 times and 3 times there was a valid leak but all times they responded quickly and professionaly and said to call whenever I smell gas so I do not understand your comments as if they do not care.
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Sep 28, 2010
 
Traditional Values wrote:
<quoted text>Dave, as usual, STFU and keep your idiotic opinions to yourself. You have the thought process of a flea.
But, but, for once he was RIGHT.:(
Rochelle Stockman

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#13
Sep 29, 2010
 
This story isn't accurate. It began Tuesday morning before I took my son to work at 5 am. The minor explosions that sent electro-light spray into the air occured around midnight some nineteen hours later. The 1st of the midnight explosions happened south of Solano Jr. High toward Whitney where they worked just hours earlier and could be seen from the hill where I live. The second explosion and light show occured north of Solano Jr. High, one stop light down and to the left aproximately one minute later. Cables were on the ground with no PG and E on site. We all thought the work they were doing throughout Tuesday from predawn to around 8 in the evening had something to do with the transformer and downed lines in American Canyon. In our area, we'd all really like to know what actually did cause these events to happen.

Your little blip, while appreciated, is peppered with total inaccuracies. Who did you get your information from, PG & E, the Fire Department, who? Is there another story behind my question? I ask because if a spokesperson from either PG & E or the Fire Department gave you this information, something is afoot. I know. I live there, on the hill overlooking both areas.

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