• Rising temperatures cause uptick in electricity costs

    Residents of the Coachella Valley have seen not only record temperatures, but also record electricity costs this month.  Mike Rockland, resident of Palm Springs, said his bill increased more than thirty percent. “This (bill) that usually costs me $900 was $1,200 dollars,” Rockland said. Phil Giralte, a resident of Palm Springs, was also concerned when […]

  • Parachuter Caught in Power Lines in Lake Elsinore

    LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – A parachuter got caught in a set of power lines in Lake Elsinore Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the person’s condition. A call about came in at 11:11 a.m. that a parachuter was stuck in the area of Mission Trial and Vine Street, according to the Riverside County […]

  • SCE, DWP Make Major Headway To Restore Power Lost During Heat Wave

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported major progress Wednesday in restoring power to customers who lost electricity during the weekend heat wave. Both utilities were plagued by widespread failures over the Labor Day weekend as temperatures soared to record levels across the Southland. Outage figures […]

  • Thousands Still Without Power as LA City Council Seeks Answers

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers remained without power Tuesday, and electricity for some was not expected to be restored until Wednesday, as the City Council began seeking answers to the problem. Both utilities were plagued by widespread failures over the Labor Day […]

  • Traffic Alert: Part of Araby Drive will be Closed Friday

    Palm Springs is warning residents and commuters Araby Drive will be completely closed Friday at Anza Trail between E. Palm Canyon Drive and the Wash. The closure is part of a utility pole replacement being done by Southern California Edison and Diversified Electrical. The closure is scheduled from 7:00am to 4:00pm May 22. A message […]

  • Crews Working to Fix Power Outage in Cathedral City

    Southern California Edison crews are working to fix a power outage in Cathedral City. NBC Palm Springs was notified of the outage after several calls to the newsroom Monday morning. An estimated 1,300 people are being affected in the area from Ramon Road to Landau Boulevard as temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees. SCE […]

  • Husband, Wife Arrested for Stealing Power for Marijuana Grow

    Authorities Thursday shut down a marijuana grow house in Lake Elsinore that was being powered by stolen electricity, and made two arrests. Deputies served a search warrant Thursday in the 4000 block of Ash Street and found marijuana plants growing inside the house, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Jail records indicated there were between […]

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