Judgmental Headline Sampling
No, it doesn't look good in California right now.
Having a "smart home" in a place like California where wildfires happen and "public safety blackouts" occur seems like a really stupid idea nowadays. If Alexa can't unlock your door and you don't have a manual override...aren't you in a very bad position?
Beccaro, Tom Del. “Tom Del Beccaro: California’s Power Blackouts, Energy Nightmare and More Are Coming Your Way, America.” Fox News, October 25, 2019. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-power-blackout-energy-nightmare-tom-del-beccaro.
Chavez, Nicole. “PG&E May Cut Power to Nearly 1 Million Customers in California. It Could Be the Largest Planned Outage.” CNN, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/us/california-fires-weather-power-outages/index.html.
Colby, Clifford. “How to Survive the PG&E Power Outage and Keep Your Devices Charged.” CNET, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-survive-the-pg-e-power-outage-and-keep-your-devices-charged/.
Dillon, Nancy. “Mass Blackouts Make $499 Generators the New In-Demand Appliance in California.” nydailynews.com, October 26, 2019. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-planned-power-outages-continue-in-dry-windy-california-20191025-yxsaong6qfd3xg67d37xsfdyja-story.html.
The Mercury News. “Editorial: Gov. Newsom, You Own This Crisis of Fires and Outages,” October 25, 2019. http://www.mercurynews.com/editorial-gov-newsom-you-own-this-crisis-of-fires-and-outages.
Epstein, Kayla, Andrew Freedman, and Faiz Siddiqui. “Dangerous Winds Increase Wildfire Risk in California as Millions Face Power Outages.” Washington Post, October 26, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/26/california-wildfires-power-outages-kincade-tick/.
Finney, Michael, and Simone Chavoor. “What to Do Right Now to Prep for a Planned Power Outage.” ABC7 San Francisco, October 26, 2019. https://abc7news.com/5647161/.
Gecker, Jocelyn. “California Power Outage: What Happens When the Lights Go Out.” SFGate, October 9, 2019. https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/California-power-outage-What-happens-when-the-14502841.php.
Gerber, Marisa, and James Rainey. “The Terrifying Experience of Escaping Wildfire with the Power Shut off: ‘It Was Pitch Black.’” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/power-outages-residents-miss-fire-evacuation-alerts.
Kilgore, Tomi, and Ciara Linnane. “PG&E Stock Plunges toward Record Low after Citi Warns It Could Be Worthless.” MarketWatch, October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pge-stock-plunges-toward-record-low-after-citi-warns-it-could-be-worthless-2019-10-25.
MarketWatch. “Millions in California Facing Fire Danger, More Blackouts,” October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millions-in-california-facing-fire-danger-more-blackouts-2019-10-26.
Myers, John, and Taryn Luna. “News Analysis: California Utilities — Not Lawmakers — Are Calling the Shots on Power Outages to Prevent Wildfires.” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/california-utilities-politicians-wildfire-power-outage-analysis.
Nguyen, Daisy, and Stefanie Dazio. “Millions in California Facing More Blackouts, Fire Danger.” NBC New York, October 26, 2019. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Bigger-Longer-Blackouts-Fires-California-563898911.html.
CBS Sacramento. “PG&E Power Shutoff Survival Guide,” October 25, 2019. https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/10/25/pge-power-shutoff-survival-guide/.
Romero, Dennis. “As Many as 2 Million in California May Have Power Cut as Fires Rage.” NBC News, October 26, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/many-2-million-california-may-have-power-cut-fires-rage-n1072366.
Shalby, Colleen. “Power Outages Leave Those with Disabilities Especially Vulnerable. Help Remains a Work in a Progress.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-25/problems-disabled-help-power-outages.