Calif. outage leaves 123,000 without power - Jul 19th, 2013 - National
— Authorities say a power outage in Southern California has left at least 123,000 customers in the dark in San Diego and Orange counties.
San Diego Gas & Electric spokeswoman Jennifer Ramp says the blackout began at just after 11:40 p.m. on Thursday and continued into the early morning hours.
Ramp told KNBC-TV that the company's entire south Orange County customer base was without power. That includes the cities of Mission Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as Camp Pendleton in neighboring San Diego County.
The company is investigating the cause of the outage.