At about 15:45, 8-Sept, 2011 – A power outage spread across Southern California, mostly San Diego and South Orange County, and it appears to be out of the ordinary, in that even the utility is predicting 24 hours or more of outage.
EDIT: Update – As of 2135 Local time, the power has been restored. I’m impressed, for such a large area, and a long forecast, they got it going so soon.

I’ve opened on EFNet in the meantime, available at

A2Central: Uh, everything’s under control. Situation normal.
The Internet: What happened?
A2Central: Uh, we had a slight electrical grid malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?