Dude, a freakin' CRANE collapsed across the 5 freeway this morning, knocking down a high-voltage power line! The 5 and 805 are closed and because of the power outage Amtrak can't run. Half the department...heck, half the company can't get to work! Given the increasing flight of San Diego commuters northward to more affordable housing, this probably means that most businesses this side of Sorrento Valley will be grievously undestaffed for the first half of the day at least. Crazy.

I mean a construction-type crane, by the way. We're fairly environmentally conscious out here in California, but not so much that we close all northbound and southbound traffic on major freeways because of one exhausted bird.