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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul. 24, 2007 - Sporadic power failures hit the city Tuesday, affecting a broad swath of downtown, including the arena where the San Francisco Giants play.
About 51,000 homes and businesses were without electricity at the height of the outage, which started at about 2 p.m., said Pacific Gas & Electric spokeswoman Darlene Chiu.
Many were successfully rerouted to backup power circuits, but about 30,000 customers remained in the dark an hour later as PG&E crews worked to identi