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The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Candlestick Outage Highlights Vulnerability Of US Electrical System

Monday’s Candlestick Park power outage highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s electrical system according to a UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering.


A darkened Candlestick Park field after the second of two power outages during the San Francisco 49ers game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Calls Candlestick Outage ‘National Embarrassment’

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called the power outages that left fans and players in the dark at Monday night’s San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park a “national embarrassment.”


Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Al Reinig/CBS)

1000s Without Power After Windstorm In Santa Cruz Mountains

Thousands of people throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains remain without electricity as repair crews work on getting the power turned back on.


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Livermore Homes Burn Amid Destructive Bay Area Wind Storm

Strong gusts downed power lines all over the Bay Area, toppled several trees and knocked out power to thousands.



Thousands Lose Power In San Francisco Neighborhoods

Nearly 7,000 customers in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods were briefly without power Thursday morning and almost 300 customers remained in the dark, a PG&E spokesman said.


A Research In Motion BlackBerry device. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tech Report: RIM To Roll Out New BlackBerry Operating System

Research In Motion announced Tuesday it would soon release a new operating system.


A Research In Motion BlackBerry device. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

International BlackBerry Outage Spreads To Bay Area

The BlackBerry outage that began on Monday started out as an inconvenience. Three days and five continents later, it’s a disaster that has hit the Bay Area.


Manager Bruce Boche #16 of the San Francisco Giants talks with umpire Gary Darling as their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks is interupted by a twenty-minute power outage in the seventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants-Diamondbacks Game Delayed By Power Failure

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ game against the San Francisco Giants was delayed 27 minutes in the seventh inning due to a power failure.



770 San Jose PG&E Customers Briefly Lose Power

Power was restored for more than 770 customers who were without service Monday afternoon in San Jose, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–05/30/2011

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Seagull Hits Capitola Power Lines; Cuts Power To 10,000

A seagull flew into two power lines Monday morning, causing an outage that affected about 10,000 residents of the Capitola area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011