If the lights go out, will you be ready?

There’s been a year of public outreach, yet only now does it appear California customers are realizing the massive ramifications of Southern California Edison’s new Public Safety Power Shutoff program. Northern California’s SCE equivalent, Pacific Gas & Electricity Corp., or PG&E, made national headlines this week when it announced the coming Santa Ana winds are prompting the utility giant to […]


Memory of fallen officer besmirched by politics

It began for all the right reasons, an event that most folks were anxious to get behind. But with allegations of race and politics tinged by angry rhetoric, a flag-football event in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus, Borderline’s fallen hero, turned into a battle between red and blue and a fight reminiscent of what divides our nation today. It should […]


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an Acorn vacation photo

There’s an old Chinese proverb: “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Though its meaning is open to interpretation, we’d like to think it pertains to travel. Yes, someone who’s just returned from vacation can describe to you the feel of the sand on a Costa Rican beach, the taste of a fresh vada pav in Mumbai, and the […]


Childhood cancer too cruel to bear

Cancer is the leading cause of disease death among children, yet only 4% of key federal funding for the illness goes toward the study of pediatric cancer, research shows. September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations nationwide are working to shed light on the scourge. Three leading U.S. pediatric cancer research funding groups—the American Childhood Cancer Organization, the Pediatric […]


Aerial tracking strengthens fire prevention

In the 10 months following the Woolsey fire, Southern California Edison remains Southern California’s whipping boy, a wounded company caught in the crosshairs of an angry public still seething over SCE’s purported role in starting the horrific fire. Already facing a bevy of lawsuits charging that it failed to keep equipment and infrastructure properly maintained, Edison was sued again two […]


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