Everyone in Southern California has their own story to share about Thursday’s widespread blackout.
Ours involved a trip to Viejas Casino — one of the few places in San Diego that still had power. One quick cellphone charge later (reminder to self: must get a car charger for my iPhone), we went back home and explored a bit of Hillcrest by foot in total darkness. All the streetlights were out and the only structures projecting any light were UCSD Medical Center across the canyon and Donut Star on Washington Street.
Donut Star was doing brisk business. When they say they’re open 24/7, they mean it! It became a place for locals to hang out and chat.
Power went back online shortly before midnight. We lost no food during this blackout — one plus of having a nearly empty refrigerator near the end of the week and life went back to normal.