We wept in to our coffee mugs when PG&E went and robbed us of our daytime programming the other day, and today some 5,100 customers in Noe Valley suffered a similar fate when power to the neighborhood cut out just before 10 a.m. this morning. We reckon the stay-at-home moms in the area made the best of the situation by bundling up the offspring for an extra lap around the neighborhood in the McLaren, but the outage also knocked out power to BART causing some slight delays for the late morning commuters. Basically, it's been a rough day for PG&E crews who have been working to solve service disruptions since early this morning.

At 12:40 a.m. today, PG&E was scrambling to fix "some type of problem" (reassuring!) with an electrical unit at Pacific and Lyon streets in Pac Heights. The problem led to a shelter-in-place warning from the SFPD, as if Pac Heights residents were going to head out at one in the morning anyway.

Down in Brisbane, dangerously close to where the Niners will be hosting this Sunday's NFC Championship game, another 50 to 500 customers were in the dark around 9:30 a.m. this morning due to a downed power line. PG&E promised last week that Candlestick will be plugged in and powered on for NFL playoff games, but these grains of salt are really starting to pile up.