Californians Prepare for Blackouts
OAKLAND, Calif. – Paul Goettlich's condo in the Oakland hills features vaulted ceilings and skylights, a sweeping view of San Francisco's bay and state-of-the-art appliances.
But with the power crisis in full tilt, his dryer sits unused while he hangs clothes, sheets and towels on a wooden rack in the garage.
``Maybe somebody doesn't want to see somebody else's underwear or bras hanging out,'' Goettlich says. ``But, hey, that's life.''