Heat Wave brings mind blowing electri...

Heat Wave brings mind blowing electricity use throughout the Southland

There are 13 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Jul 15, 2010, titled Heat Wave brings mind blowing electricity use throughout the Southland. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Two-year-old Jack Pemberton of Pasadena plays in the fountain near Macy's at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, Thursday, July 15, 2010.

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#1 Jul 15, 2010
Every summer we go through this, it gets hot and there are power failures, and we are harped on to conserve. It seems that no one ever told Edison, their job is to deliver reliable and inexpensive power, all the time. They could sure do a better job of planning ahead, and maintaining their system.

What is really irritating, is that they spend a whole lot of money on public relations (TV advertisements all the time) saying how good they are, and sometimes they really don't deliver. They should put that money to a better use fixing their problems.

About ten years ago, they were a big supporter of deregulated power, and what a flop that was, and we all paid for it.
who sed

Diamond Bar, CA

#2 Jul 16, 2010
it has to be inexpensive ?

Since: Mar 10

Pasadena, CA

#3 Jul 16, 2010
I condemn this humid heat.

Jumping Jim states "Every summer we go through this". I do not remember a summer where heat clouds are over our heads and it sprinkles at night because it's so hot and humid.

I demand that meteorologists explain to me why it's so humid. Every summer now is becoming more and more humid. 5 years ago every summer meant dry heat. Apparently the dry heat now no longer happens in L.A.

I want answers and I want them now!

Since: Mar 10

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#4 Jul 16, 2010
Russman626 wrote:
I condemn this humid heat.
Jumping Jim states "Every summer we go through this". I do not remember a summer where heat clouds are over our heads and it sprinkles at night because it's so hot and humid.
I demand that meteorologists explain to me why it's so humid. Every summer now is becoming more and more humid. 5 years ago every summer meant dry heat. Apparently the dry heat now no longer happens in L.A.
I want answers and I want them now!
Maybe the world is coming to an end (that's what Al Gore says) and all the bad people in N/W Pasadena had better repent. Last year at this time, the drought was going to get us all.
Anon-

Fontana, CA

#5 Jul 16, 2010
Jumping Jim wrote:
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Maybe the world is coming to an end (that's what Al Gore says) and all the bad people in N/W Pasadena had better repent. Last year at this time, the drought was going to get us all.
Well (as in water) if we had a priority to replenish water behind the Devil's Gate Damn we might at least have something to jump into for a cooling experiance.

Since: Mar 10

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#6 Jul 16, 2010
Anon- wrote:
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Well (as in water) if we had a priority to replenish water behind the Devil's Gate Damn we might at least have something to jump into for a cooling experiance.
Try a public swimming pool to cool down, even if a lot of people pee in it.
True Freedom

Tarzana, CA

#7 Jul 16, 2010
You know, I used to keep my AC use to a minimum for energy conservation; however, they just keep packing more people into Pasadena... and the more water, electricity, etc we conserve... the more excuse they have to build build build.

Therefore, I have cranked my AC down low so the house is nice and cool.. and am watering the heck out of my lawn so it's nice and fluffy for the weekend activities.
Danforth Livingston Jr

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jul 16, 2010
Look, I can't understand this "conserve" message. My local estate has 42 rooms in the primary house alone, not counting the indoor recreational facilities; that doesn't even count the guest and servant quarters. If I'm going to keep all of that sprawl up and running, I need some electricity. You cannot play a game of squash if it is 74 degrees in the room.

The same goes for water, and Mr. Freedom made a great point there: my gardens and lawns are large enough that I need to use perhaps 500 times the water of a modest six-bedroom home. My staff is out there constantly tending to my exotic non-native plants, which need a lot of water, along with the bowling green and other grassy areas. This takes water. So long as I pay for it, I should be able to use it.

By the way, there was always enough power available when my ancestor Winston Livingston owned all those coal mines in the Rust Belt!

Since: Mar 10

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#9 Jul 16, 2010
True Freedom wrote:
You know, I used to keep my AC use to a minimum for energy conservation; however, they just keep packing more people into Pasadena... and the more water, electricity, etc we conserve... the more excuse they have to build build build.
Therefore, I have cranked my AC down low so the house is nice and cool.. and am watering the heck out of my lawn so it's nice and fluffy for the weekend activities.
You make a very good point and I fully concur. On one hand its build, build, & build; and then some of the same bozo's are saying conserve, conserve. Screw them, I too, keep my house nice and cool when it is hot.
myopinionsworth2 cents

Cerritos, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2010
Danforth Livingston Jr wrote:
Look, I can't understand this "conserve" message. My local estate has 42 rooms in the primary house alone, not counting the indoor recreational facilities; that doesn't even count the guest and servant quarters. If I'm going to keep all of that sprawl up and running, I need some electricity. You cannot play a game of squash if it is 74 degrees in the room.
The same goes for water, and Mr. Freedom made a great point there: my gardens and lawns are large enough that I need to use perhaps 500 times the water of a modest six-bedroom home. My staff is out there constantly tending to my exotic non-native plants, which need a lot of water, along with the bowling green and other grassy areas. This takes water. So long as I pay for it, I should be able to use it.
By the way, there was always enough power available when my ancestor Winston Livingston owned all those coal mines in the Rust Belt!
LOL. this is one of my favorite posters, your endless supply of imagination is hilarious. Here we are the rest of civilization burning in our cardboard box shelters while you delight in the wonder of your estate. I admire an adult that still maintains a child like imagination.keep up the great posts.
no sanctuary

San Marino, CA

#11 Jul 16, 2010
You think power is expensive and unreliable now, wait until the Cali State Legislature's AB32 mandated solar and wind power kick in.

Replacing coal and nuclear base generation with wind and solar will provide a double whammy of undependable power at quadruple the cost.

The enviro-whackos won't be happy until you can't afford to use your air conditioning, and bike to work, like China and Zimbabwe.
True Freedom

Pasadena, CA

#12 Jul 16, 2010
Danforth Livingston Jr wrote:
Look, I can't understand this "conserve" message. My local estate has 42 rooms in the primary house alone, not counting the indoor recreational facilities; that doesn't even count the guest and servant quarters. If I'm going to keep all of that sprawl up and running, I need some electricity. You cannot play a game of squash if it is 74 degrees in the room.
The same goes for water, and Mr. Freedom made a great point there: my gardens and lawns are large enough that I need to use perhaps 500 times the water of a modest six-bedroom home. My staff is out there constantly tending to my exotic non-native plants, which need a lot of water, along with the bowling green and other grassy areas. This takes water. So long as I pay for it, I should be able to use it.
By the way, there was always enough power available when my ancestor Winston Livingston owned all those coal mines in the Rust Belt!
we should hang out. At your house, of course.

Since: Mar 10

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#13 Jul 16, 2010
myopinionsworth2cents wrote:
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LOL. this is one of my favorite posters, your endless supply of imagination is hilarious. Here we are the rest of civilization burning in our cardboard box shelters while you delight in the wonder of your estate. I admire an adult that still maintains a child like imagination.keep up the great posts.
A little humor is always good.

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