Smart Meters and Wireless Blog Articles from La Mesa Patch

This series of articles on the online news source, La Mesa Patch (LaMesa.Patch.com), by S. Brinchman, Director of Center for Electrosmog Prevention, is very popular, providing detailed information, media, and documents on the smart meter issue in California and beyond. La Mesa Patch articles have extensive commentary as well, that may be of interest to Readers.

We ask that you help by clicking Recommend at the top of each article read, and leave your smart meter Comments below each article, on the La Mesa Patch. This will help get the articles out to the public eye more, along with Readers’ thoughts on the topic. If you wish to contact Ms. Brinchman, you may do so at director at electrosmogprevention dot o r g. We encourage you to join our  membership at CEP if you are concerned about smart meters and electrosmog. What we are accomplishing in CA will have global impact.

The entire list is also found at:

http://lamesa.patch.com/users/susan-brinchman/blog_posts

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SDG&E Smart Meter Opt-out Advice Letter 4/25/12

SMART METER Opt-out Update 4/27/12

This week: SDG&E filed an “Advice Letter” with the CPUC, explaining how its smart meter opt-out plan will work. Personal accounts of arranging for a smart meter opt-out.

San Diego County employee sits in front of smart meter all day, exposed to high bursts of pulsed radiation every few seconds. Not covered by opt-out.

SDG&E and SCE Opt-out Thoughts

The smart meter opt-out plans for SDG&E and SCE, approved by CPUC, are not ideal. There are errors of judgement and loopholes in them large enough to “sail a battleship” through.

Opt-out to Safe Analog Meters

SMART METER Opt-out Vote Thurs. 4/19/12

On Thurs, the CPUC will vote on whether to allow an opt-out from smart meters. If the vote goes through, many SDG&E and SCE customers will be able to get smart meters off their homes.

SDG&E ordered to allow smart meter opt-outs

ALERT: Smart Meter Opt-Out Ordered for SDG&E Customers

Opt-out for SDG&E residential customers proposed by CPUC judge, today. Take action to sign up to get rid of the risky, radiation-emitting smart meters on your home.

Environment

Update on SDG&E Smart Meter Opt-Out: CEP Files Requests to Judge

Incredibly, SDG&E and SCE have both been adament about keeping the devices on homes where complainants say they are ill from smart meters, even with doctors’ notes.

Microwave radiation comes from smart meters

Environment

California Health Department Cites Smart Meter Health Risks in Report

The department asks county supervisors to sign a petition to postpone the CPUC opt-out ruling until independent investigations and public health hearings are conducted.

President Michael Peevey, CPUC

Environment

PUC Orders PG&E to Offer Analog Meters as Sole Smart Meter Opt-Out Option

The proposed cost of this option has been lowered to between $5 (for low income customers) and $10 a month, but is still problematic.

ROPOSAL OF SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY (U 902 E) FOR<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
CUSTOMERS TO OPT-OUT OF WIRELESS SMART METERS

Environment

SDG&E Files Opt-Out Proposal for Its Problem-Ridden Smart Meters

SDG&E’s proposal provides costs and comments on the viability of four potential smart meter opt-out options that the CPUC wanted more information on.

Occupy San Diego: Smart Meters Are Causing Harm

Health

Revealed: SDG&E Smart Meter Technical Data and Bio-Effects

Despite its insistence that SDG&E follows FCC guidelines, the new information may explain why so many are reporting headaches, ringing and clicking of ears, nausea and sleeplessness.

Occupy San Diego: Smart Meters Are Causing Harm

Health

Open Letter to Sempra & SDG&E Demanding Analog Meter Replacement of Smart Meter

Be forewarned: If this is not forthcoming, I will seek and hire a qualified electrician to remove my meter and replace it with an analog that I purchase.

Smart Meters have been installed in nearly 100% of SDG&E territory; 60% of SCE territory

Health

SDG&E May Have to Provide Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan to State PUC

Judge’s order won’t take effect until reviewed by PUC; residential customers may get an alternative to wireless digital electric or gas smart meters.

New SDG&E rates will burn up your money

Health

Protest SDG&E Rate Hikes, Smart Meters at PUC Meetings

UCAN did an audit on SDG&E and found they were already overcharging us, padding costs, and giving bonuses to execs right when the customers were suffering from a slowed economy.

Smart Meters have been installed in nearly 100% of SDG&E territory; 60% of SCE territory

Health

Alert: PUC Commissioner Orders SDG&E & SCE to Let Customers Delay Smart Meters

Ruling: The utility shall provide information on its website that if a customer currently has an analog meter, the customer may request a delay in the installation of a smart meter.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil - health & safety forbidden topic at CPUC

Health

The Great CPUC Dog and Pony Show (aka Smart Meter Opt-Out Workshop)

Overall, the utility suits were fixated on costs and losses of their smart meter program, with no mention nor concern about health and safety.

stop smart meter

Environment

Anti-Smart Meter Rally, Press Conference and Smart Meter Opt-Out Workshop 9/14/11

Despite the in-person and written pleas of thousands of Californians, the CPUC has been indifferent to the suffering of people sick from smart meters.

Business

Underlying Cause of the Southwestern Blackout, Sept. 8, 2011: Failure of the Smart Grid

The 2011 Blackout can be attributed to the developing smart grid—an experimental, heavily criticized, dangerous, insecure set of technologies. We may have many more.

Susan Beckman Smart Meter Stand 1

Health

Smart Meter Nightmare #5: Senior Citizen Replaces Smart Meter With Analog

Children’s PBS television producer removed smart meter out of desperation, due to health effects and to protect her WWII veteran husband who just underwent cancer surgery.

Public Health Physician Warns of Smart Meter Dangers

Health

Smart Meter Nightmare #4: SoCal Landlord Says Meters Hurting Her Tenants

A landlord says: “This has hurt me financially, because some of the tenants are threatening to move if the smart meter is not removed.”

Digital Smart Meter

Health

Smart Meter Nightmare #3: East County Woman and Pet Sick, Begging for Help

I want to be treated with the same remedy that Northern Californians have received: immediate removal of my smart meter.

Smart meters, deployed to 98% of SDG&E territory, are dangerous, say many experts.

Take Action: How to Opt Out of Radiation-Emitting Smart Meters (in San Clemente Patch)

Action steps to take for those concerned about smart meters.

Smart meters, deployed to 98% of SDG&E territory, are dangerous, say many experts.

Health

Take Action: How to Opt Out of Radiation-Emitting Smart Meters

Here is an action plan for those concerned about smart meters on their homes or businesses in San Diego County.

Bank of smart meters outside Steve's apartment in PB

Health

Smart Meter Nightmare #2: San Diego Man Sick From Bank of Meters

A San Diego man falls ill after a bank of smart meters is installed on his apartment. He has suffered for nearly one year, without help from SDG&E to remove them, even with a doctor’s note.

SDG&E Smart Meters - not so smart to live with

Living Nightmare: How SDG&E Smart Meter Led to Headaches, Hearing Loss (in San Clemente Patch)

Learn how SDG&E’s radiation-emitting smart meters impacted one woman’s health. She is one of many thousands reporting illness from the new utility “smart” meters.

Public Health Physician Warns of Smart Meter Dangers

Health

Message for SDG&E: Allow Opt-Outs from Smart Meters, Remove all Wireless

Demand SDG&E provide full public disclosure for all elements of its smart grid project.

SDG&E Smart Meters - not so smart to live with

Health

Living Nightmare: How SDG&E Smart Meter Led to Headaches, Hearing Loss

Who would think that a utility company would come on your property and install something dangerous and leave it there?

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