As the weather seems to get worse by the minute, some people in Berkeley are having power problems. PG&E has a well-designed map interface to find out about power outages all over the state. Of course, if you’re without power you might have difficulty getting access to the site.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...