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Stories for September 9, 2011

Power Restored For SDG&E Customers In Linda Vista Area

Sept. 9
KPBS News
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Power was still out for some customers in the Clairemont, Bay Park and Linda Vista area following the massive blackout on Thursday.

Energy Experts Question Scale of Blackout

Sept. 9
By Amita Sharma

One local engineer calls the region’s power outage an outrage.

San Diego Non-Profit Helps Local Refugee Community

Sept. 9
Chris Milholland

Trying to build on the spirit of unity following the 9/11 attacks, a San Diego non-profit is working to reach out to a community of impoverished refugees.

San Diego School Kids Get One More Summer Beach Day

Sept. 9
By Kyla Calvert

With schools closed after the power outage, some families hit the beach.

Power Consultant Offers Explanation For San Diego Blackout

Sept. 9
By Ed Joyce
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A former consultant at the San Onofre power plant explains how the blackout could have spread so far.

Electric Grid Was Designed To Prevent Arizona Outage

Sept. 9
Scott Neuman, NPR
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If you thought that the nation's electrical grid was designed to prevent a single, localized malfunction from triggering a blackout for millions of people, you'd be right.

Boil Water Order For Parts of County Follows Massive Blackout

Sept. 9
City News Service

Residents in parts of the county were advised today to boil their water or use bottled water following a historic power outage which left some 5 million people from Mexico to southern Orange county without power until early this morning.

Officials Responded Quickly To San Diego Blackout, But Information Was Slow

Sept. 9
By Ruxandra Guidi
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San Diego County has received hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure and technology to deal with disasters. But a Red Cross official said the failure during the outage was in communicating with the public in a timely manner.

Authorities Search Del Cerro House For Bomb Manufacturing

Sept. 9
10News

Authorities responded to a report of a possible bomb discovery in a Del Cerro neighborhood.

Beaches Closed After Blackout Causes Sewage Spills

Sept. 9
City News Service
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Several beaches are closed today due to sewage spills caused by Thursday's blackout.

Review: 'Warrior'

Sept. 9
By Beth Accomando
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"Warrior" (opening September 9 throughout San Diego) is a complete formula film raised quite a few notches by Tom Hardy's ferociously focused performance.

Local Attractions Open For Business After Blackout

Sept. 9
KPBS

The blackout on Thursday led to school and business closures across the county, giving San Diegans an unexpected three-day weekend. Several residents are taking advantage of the day off and visiting local attractions.

Blackout Leaves Us Still Vulnerable

Sept. 9
Midday Edition
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Power updates and your stories about San Diego's Big Blackout. We hear from listeners with stories about the blackout and questions about the power outage.

Federal Regulators To Investigate Blackout

Sept. 9
Associated Press
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Federal regulators will investigate the massive power outage that blacked out millions of customers in Southern California, Arizona and Mexico.

What Was Your Experience During The San Diego Blackout?

Sept. 9
KPBS News
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Some people said the stars were amazing. Others gathered with neighbors for barbecues and bon fires. Some spent hours stranded without gas. What was your experience?

Local Musician Competes In Prestigious Jazz Competition

Sept. 9
By Angela Carone
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A local musician competes in a prestigious jazz competition this weekend in Washington DC. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone tells us what’s ahead for pianist Joshua White.

Suggested Viewing: Blackout Films

Sept. 9
By Beth Accomando
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So if you were affected by the power outage yesterday, here are some films to supplement that experience.

Did Obama's Jobs Speech Seize The 'Big Moment'?

Sept. 9
Liz Halloran, NPR
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President Obama's jobs speech on Thursday had been characterized in the wide world of punditry as his "Moment of Truth." His "Last Chance." His "Big Speech."

Military Families Face Longer Separations Since 9/11

Sept. 9
By Dwane Brown, Nicholas McVicker

Military deployments no matter what branch are longer because of 9/11

Legislature Passes Stronger Penalties for Cell Phones in Prisons

Sept. 9
By California Capitol Network

A bill that would impose fines and extra prison time for the use or smuggling of cell phones in California prisons is on its way to the governor.

Assembly GOP Splits on Brown's Tax Package

Sept. 9
By California Capitol Network

Legislative Republicans appeared split on whether to support the governor’s tax package. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who’s running for Mayor of San Diego, was one of two GOP members who gave the measure its necessary two-thirds supermajority.

US Officials Chase Unconfirmed But Credible Al-Qaida Plot

Sept. 9
EILEEN SULLIVAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP
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U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington.

Scenes From Downtown San Diego During The Outage

Sept. 9
By Katie Orr
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Some workers wondered if the city was under attack, while others had to wait patiently for hours in dark elevators to get rescued.