Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Momentary blackout on campus

Cerritos College experienced a minor power outage surge on Feb. 20 around 3:30 p.m.

The severity of the effects of the power outage varied for different departments on campus

At some departments, the time range of the blackout was only15 seconds. For others it lasted up to 15 minutes.

“I was working on the set,” said theatre arts major Tyler Tinglui, “the lights and phones were out for a while.”

The Career Center heard a noise similar to an exploding light bulb right before the outage took place.

Almost every department suffered the same problem with the phone lines, which happened to be the appliances that were out the longest.

“The power was out for a good five seconds. No severe damage was caused, but it definitely distracted students from their classes,” said music room technician Nelson Molina.
Robert Riffle, Director of Facilities, stated that although the definite cause of the black out was unknown, a good guess would have been because of technical problems with the Edison electric company.

“The black out was not due to construction problems,” said Robert Riffle’s secretary Glenda Kornbaue.

However, due to the technical difficulties within Edison, about 8,000 costumers were affected,she said.

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