kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Power outage

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


crash, accident, generic

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.