Heat Wave Heats Up Power Politics

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California escaped rolling blackouts yesterday only because every generating plant in the state was running full blast and residents cut back on electricity. Today, temperatures were dropping a bit, there's still big demand on an aging system. With record heat expected between now and September, will there be enough power? With Democrat Phil Angelides complaining that Governor Schwarzenegger's energy policy is "pray for mild weather," we look for answers with political and business reporters, energy experts and the spokesman for Cal-ISO, the Independent Systems Operator that controls most of the state's electricity.
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Cal ISO declares Stage One Electrical Emergency

Marinucci's article on Schwarzenegger's lead over gubernatorial rival Phil Angelides

Lifsher's article on Angelides' criticism of Schwarzenegger's energy policy

Mayor Villaraigosa names Ray Cortines as key advisor for education

Governance of LA Unified School District (AB 1381)



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