Despite reports in the press that the continuing outage of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant will cause "Enron-style" power shortages throughout Southern California this sumer, one expert on the electrical grid says such fears are exaggerated.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County Republican, sponsored legislation today that would stop authorities from prosecuting federal laws against marijuana use in states that have decriminalized the drug.
Twenty California counties have endured weather-related disasters since January 2007 that were damaging enough to merit 41 Federal disaster area declarations, and two-thirds of Californians live on counties struck by those disasters.
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