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File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Grabs Super Bowl Spotlight With Record Number Of Tweets

Beyonce’s splashy show, a freak power outage, and—oh, yeah—a captivating game of football combined to generate a record 24.1 million posts on Twitter during Sunday night’s Super Bowl.

02/04/2013

Superdome Power Outage

Power Outage Halted Super Bowl Play For Over 30 Minutes

The Super Bowl was halted for 34 minutes because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness in the biggest game of the year.

02/03/2013

Power Pole Crash

Car Fleeing CHP Hits Power Pole, Cuts Service To Thousands In SF SoMa

The driver of a car that crashed into a power pole and a parked truck in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood following a California Highway Patrol pursuit early Friday morning fled on foot, a police spokesman said.

01/04/2013

A CBS 5 crew drives on the Bay Bridge during a power outage on December 11, 2012. (CBS)

Lights On Bay Bridge Restored After Outage

Power was restored to lights on both spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after an outage Tuesday night.

12/11/2012

Approaching Toll Plaza

Storm Causes Widespread Outages; Bay Area Bridge Lights Go Out

Bay Area storm-related power outages affected nearly 16,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers overnight and into Friday morning, according to the utility.

11/30/2012

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Car Hits Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power To 3,000 Near Santa Cruz

A vehicle struck a utility pole on state Highway 9, causing injury, blocking traffic in both directions and leaving more than 3,000 PG&E customers in unincorporated Santa Cruz County without power Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

11/13/2012

PG&E crews on the scene of a power outage.  (CBS)

Lightning Strikes Transformer In San Francisco, Causes Power Outage

The cause of a power outage that left 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood without power Friday morning was a nearby lightning strike, a utility spokesman said.

11/09/2012

A Duracell Instant USB charger. (Duracell)

Tech Watch: Keeping Your Phone Charged When Power Is Out

You never know when its going to come: storm, wind, earthquake or fire can all knock out power for an extended period.

10/30/2012

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1000s Without Power In 2 Bay Area Cities

PG&E crews were working to restore power to thousands of customers in two different Bay Area cities Saturday afternoon.

10/20/2012

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1000s Lose Power In Oakland, Berkeley Hills

Pacific Gas & Electric was reporting a major power outage in Oakland and in the Berkeley Hills on Saturday.

09/29/2012

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