Power outage shutters businesses Sunday in Rose Pavilion, other northeast Pleasanton areas

Trader Joe's, other nearby businesses affected by 2-hour shutdown

A widespread power outage closed businesses just as they were about to open Sunday morning in much of northeast Pleasanton and farther east along the I-580 corridor in Livermore.

The outage occurred shortly after 8 a.m. and lasted for nearly two hours.

Rose Pavilion wsa shuttered, including CVS Drug Store and Ranch 99 Market as well as Trader Joe's and McDonald's across Santa Rita Road. Costco in Livermore also was affected, with its gasoline retail outlet closed and the store expected to open once power was restored.

PG&E said crews restored power before 10 a.m. after repairing damage in a substation that serves the area.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

Don't ever forget that PG & Idiots were behind the proposition to PREVENT cities from getting their own power contracts. That is, of course, because PG&E does such a fine job of providing power for us now. Yup, those inmates are running their assylum.

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Posted by FactChecker
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2010 at 11:45 am

Yup, the idiots are running the asylum. Why don't those stupid PG&E employees do something about those darned mylar balloons that get into the lines or, those poles that jump out and bite cars without warning, oh, and yes, those earthquakes and fires. Why if the City or County were in charge, they would stop all of these things from happening and provide 100% reliability. That's why the municipal utilities, even today, still go to PG&E for help when things get to complicated. So, in other words, if you want to criticize PG&E because you hate PG&E the corporation for some reason, leave the 20,000 men and women alone. They do more for you 24/7/365 than you will ever know or appreciate.

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

and I thought is was hot day!!!, Lets blame everyone. lol

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Posted by Ted
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

PG&E's power reliability is atrocious. We moved to California from the Midwest and the reliability of power there, either urban or rural, was much better than it was here. They don't do the proper maintenance and they don't have the proper rududency built into their system. The best thing would be if a number of cities did start their own power operations.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I agree PG&E could do a better job of maintenance. To me it would seem knowing when equipment is approaching the end of a service cycle or near end of planned life they could do a better job of replacing it instead of letting it cause a problem before replacing it. That said, city run power scares me. The few municipalities that are purchasing power on behalf of residents are only getting the prices they are because everybody else is subsidizing them through their PG&E bills. I.e. we pay taxes, fees, etc. that the CPUC mandates that municipalities do not. If more and more cities began buying on behalf of their residents the CPUC is not going to take an additional loss. Furthermore, large scale purchasing power is also reduced.

The grass is always greener....

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I think one of those car dealers must've plugged in an electric car.


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