“At a news conference Wednesday evening, PG&E officials signaled that these types of massive shut-offs during fire season might be the new normal.
Sumeet Singh, vice president of PG&E’s community wildfire safety program, said customers should anticipate similar shutdowns in the future until the utility has finished its wildfire safety plan, “unless the weather changes significantly and the vegetation condition and the fuel-loading condition, and land and the forest management, changes significantly within the state.”
“We understand that this power shut-off is difficult for our customers and communities. Please check on your neighbors, friends and family and know that we will work safely, and quickly as possible, to restore power across the region,” Singh said.
The power shut-offs have prompted backlash, with some residents saying they create a whole new set of dangers as they try to keep up with news about fires. Critics worry that communications and evacuations will be hampered when the power is out, especially if traffic signals don’t work and cellphone service is affected.
There also was concern about how those with health issues who rely on electrically powered medical equipment to stay alive would cope without power.
The outage prompted UC Berkeley to cancel classes for a second consecutive day. University officials say some buildings are running on generator power for “life safety, animal care and support of critical research infrastructure.” However, the generators cannot power the entire campus.
The Oakland Zoo also remained closed after the region lost power overnight. The zoo had closed ahead of the planned blackout, and staff rushed out to purchase additional generators to power exhibits for animal safety. The gas they have will power the generators for about four days, Darren Minier, assistant director of animal care, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
In Southern California, residents have anxiously watched how the power shutdowns have affected other parts of the state, wondering if it was a glimpse of what was to come for them.
About two hours northwest of Sacramento in Clearlake, residents entered their second full day without power. At the local Safeway, which had a generator to provide electricity, customers searched for ice and charcoal hoping to save or cook the groceries in their refrigerators.
At a nearby senior center, PG&E set up a charging station in a back room for cellphones and medical equipment. At least 150 people had visited Wednesday, said representative Conrad Asper. By lunchtime Thursday, there had been more than 250.
Paul Spillane, 79, expressed what was a common sentiment at the center: frustration with PG&E.
“I think it’s an outrage,“ he said of the blackouts. “I say it’s the three most miserable days I’ve had since I’ve been up here. I haven’t been eating properly or anything.“
Amee Peterson, 66, said she feels so dirty from a lack of hot showers that she’s considering boiling water on the barbecue to wash her hair. On Wednesday night, she ate cake for dinner because she couldn’t cook. Peterson, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, fibromialgia and other conditions, said she received automated calls warning her of the blackout, but they were not specific. When the power cut out at 1 a.m. while she was reading a book, she was surprised. Even more frustrating, she said, has been the lack of clarity on when power might return.”
….read more at: LA Times
“Orange County, Calif., reached a settlement Tuesday that will allow law enforcement to immediately arrest homeless people in certain locations, including the John Wayne Airport, flood control channels and high-risk wilderness areas.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors settled two federal lawsuits filed last year aimed at efforts to clear out hundreds of homeless people who were camped out along the Santa Ana riverbed near Angel Stadium, Los Angeles’s Fox 11 reported.
The settlement reached Tuesday allows Orange County to create two zones to enforce nuisance laws—one in which homeless people can be arrested immediately, another that requires police to first seek help from social workers.
Homeless individuals will be arrested immediately in areas that include John Wayne Airport, flood control channels and high-risk wilderness areas. Police in other designated areas will have to first reach out to social workers to place homeless people in shelters. If transients refuse services, police are allowed to put them in jail.
“If it seems obvious that a patient has a medical condition then they will be transported to a county clinic for assessment” before being placed in a shelter, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do said.”
…read more at: KTTV LA – Fox News
“This is some of the connecting of the dots the far-left media doesn’t want you to know about. The dirty globalist dealings that have come at the expense of the United States and its citizens as perpetrated by (primarily) Democrats and leftist Republicans in D.C., has been going on for a very long time. In this particular case, it directly involves Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Barack Obama.
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Hunter Biden (son of Vice President Joe Biden) and Chris Heinz (stepson of Secretary of State John Kerry) create Rosemont Capital, an international investment firm with the help of Devon Archer, a businessman and close friend of Heinz. Rosemont would eventually expand and adding two branches, Rosemont Realty and Rosemont Seneca Partners.
After months of tough talks with China. Biden & Kerry back down on the South China Sea Dispute. At which point China immediately ramps up activity on the disputed territories mostly with military bases being constructed.
12 days later the bank of China creates an investment fund with Rosemont Seneca, a branch of Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz’s Rosemont Capital. The fund name was Bohai Harvest Rosemont more commonly known as BHR.
China also allows Rosemont to set up shop in the shanghai zone..which means Rosemont would actually be allowed to take Chinese government money and actually invest it outside of China..even in the US. Making Rosemont the only western company in the world with that power.
Within 2 weeks the BHR fund secured $1.5 billion dollars.
John Kerry visits China, a climate accord is reached between China and the US and its headline news around the world.
What doesn’t make headline news is a state-backed Chinese company under the name of Gemini purchases 75% of Rosemont’s Realty branch for $75 million. Just a few months later, Gemini invests $34 million into a Rosemont fund.
Hunter Biden is discharged from the US navy for cocaine usage.
White House records show Joe Biden holds a meeting in the White House with Devon Archer.
Devon Archer opens a foreign limited liability company under the name Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, using a Ft. Lauderdale address.
5 days later, Biden travels to meet with Ukrainian officials in Kiev and offers Ukraine $1 billion to help aid Ukraine’s natural gas industry and economy.
Less than a week later Devon Archer joins the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company.
2 weeks later Hunter Biden joins Archer as a board member of Burisma. Coincidentally this is around the same time Senator Edward Markey along with 3 other senators write Obama a letter asking for increased aid in Ukraine around the same time.
“We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its domestic production, and reforming its energy markets,” wrote Markey, who has also proposed legislation with about $40 million in additional aide for Ukranian energy development.
Neither Hunter nor Devon had any experience in the energy sector field. Records obtained show Hunter Biden was being paid north of $50,0000 a month by Burisma. (clearly because of his high-ranking political collections – namely his father and the Obama White House.)
Meanwhile back in China, a company named AVIC (aviation industry corporation of China) has been secretly stealing US technologies related to F-35 stealth fighter jets. AVIC also teams up with a fund known as BHR, the same BHR fund that is owned by Biden and Kerry’s sons and had secured $1.5 billion from the Chinese government. (we’re talking major national security issues here.)
Burisma makes a $3.4 million dollar payment to Rosemont Seneca Bohaii LLC.
AVIC buys 51% of a technology known as Henniges. Biden and Kerry’s BHR fund purchases the remaining 49%.
Henniges was an anti-vibration technology considered a dual-use because it’s used in on critically important military equipment like the F-35.
This technology was on the restricted commerce list so it would require the approval from the committee of foreign investments of the united states for it to be released. The person responsible for that decision? John Kerry, the Secretary of State, and the stepfather of Chris Heinz who’s BHR fund bought 49%. (talk about a conflict of interest! Sadly, this had become that status quo within the Obama administration.)
The Kerry State Department approved the deal the same year.
BHR then teams up with a Beijing company this time to buy 100% of a rare earth material called molybdenum. Four years earlier, the US had filed a complaint to the world trade organization charging Beijing with attempting to control the worlds rare-earth minerals. The WTO ruled in the US’s favor.
Back in Ukraine, Burisma makes another $3.4 million payment to Rosemont Seneca Bohaii, LLC..sparking a potential corruption probe into the natural gas company, which 2 years earlier had placed Hunter Biden and Devon Archer as board members after Joe Biden used $1 Billion of US money under the guise of boosting Ukraine’s gas and economic industries.
A high-profile Ukrainian prosecutor by the name of Shokin launches a relentless corruption probe into Burisma and almost instantly started feeling pressure from the Ukranian president to not pursue any further in the investigation of Burisma.
“On several occasions, President Poroshenko asked me to have a look at the case against Burisma and consider the possibility of winding down the investigative actions in respect of this company but I refused to close this investigation,” Shokin would later claim in reports recently obtained by the hill.
So, despite Shokin’s best efforts and unwillingness to pursue justice, as he got closer to bringing Hunter Biden in for questioning regarding the $3.4 million, so did the pressure from Ukranian officials who were in constant contact with Vice President Joe Biden.
A withdrawal is made from Rosemont Seneca Bohaii’s account on March 7th and it’s the last activity ever recorded.
Days later, Biden threatens Ukraine to end the investigation or he would cancel $1 billion in US loan guarantees.
A video has since surfaced in 2018 of him bragging about the blackmailing of Ukraine with US Taxpayer money to have Shokin terminated.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
But Biden Actually flew Poroshenko to Washington for a ‘working lunch’.
The investigation into Burisma was abruptly ended.
Devon Archer is arrested with two other men for conspiracy to commit securities fraud that totaled more than $60 million.
A jury finds Devon Archer guilty of conspiracy to commit security fraud but U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams (a 2012 Obama appointee) overturns the jury’s decision.
She upheld the convictions of the other two men who, unlike Archer, were not as politically and personally connected to the Bidens.
AND, she is also the wife of one of the staff who served on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. (yeah, go ahead and read that one again.)
On April 20th, Hunter Biden leaves Burisma.
On April 25th, Joe Biden announces his candidacy for President of the United States.”
….read more at: dcWhispers.com
On video, Biden brags like Sonny Corleone about getting the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son fired
More here from ABC News on the Joe Biden / Hunter Biden Ukrainian Scandal: