SCE needs to answer questions over Long Beach outage

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Like some Third World city, downtown Long Beach lost power twice in July and with it the confidence of some of its residents.

Southern California Edison, the utility company that provides power to Long Beach, needs to explain what happened and why a second underground vault that's decades old caught fire and cut off power on Thursday.

In a disturbing replay of a scene that caused a four-day outage just two weeks earlier, people were stuck in elevators, a manhole cover exploded and businesses went dark.