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Hollywood Power Outage Sends City Into Chaos :-)
This sounds like a farce but I can't tell for sure. For right now I'm laughing about it, and preparing to feel embarrassed if it turns out there could be ANY truth to this. "Blistering 78 degree heat", the poor things!

http://www.grassapple.com/

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No electricity for 26 minutes. ‘This is our Tsunami.’

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 12, 2005 – Horror and disbelief swept through the greater Hollywood area this afternoon as a minor power-outage turned the city into a virtual war zone and local residents struggled to deal with the devastating aftermath.

The outage struck at 1:35 PM, during L.A.’s busy afternoon coffee and Pilates rush hour. Traffic lights fell dark, local gyms and sushi restaurants were without power for nearly 30 minutes and many businesses were illuminated only by the light of the sun and its blistering 78 degree heat. "It was horrible," said out of work actor and voice-over artist Rick Shea. "I was in a Jamba Juice on Melrose when it hit and the blenders simply shut down. A woman lunged for my Berry Lime Sublime an after that, well, it got pretty ugly."
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browneyedgirl65 From: browneyedgirl65 Date: September 19th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
This sounds like a hoax to me, for the simple reason that no one here in their right minds would consider 78 degrees blistering. It has to get up into the nineties for that... Change that little detail, though, and it's pretty amusing.
browneyedgirl65 From: browneyedgirl65 Date: September 19th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, sorry, looking at the dates, I think this was the power outage we had last week, when two workers cut through power lines (in the process of upgrading the powerlines so that power wouldn't be lost ... oh the irony). But, no, no one started riots in Jamba Juice parlours :-). Mostly traffic snarls (signals out) and people stuck in elevators.
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