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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30:  Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case against Pacific Gas and Electric for the 2010 fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California. The new indictment charges PG&E with felonies and replaces a previous indictment of 12 charges related to the utility's safety practices.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Wants To Raise Gas Rates By $1 Billion Over 3 Years

PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.

10/20/2014

The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off 21 October 1989. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Earthquake Expert Links Fracking To Quakes On The ‘Tectonic Timebomb’

As the Bay Area marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, there was no shortage of reminders of the power of Mother Nature and the promise of other big quakes to come. KCBS In Depth spoke with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, who is working on an earthquake warning system.

10/20/2014

Seattle Sounders FC v San Jose Earthquakes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Not Enough Hotels Near Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium As Occupancy And Rates Soar

49er games and other events at Levi’s Stadium have resulted in an occupancy boom with September being marked as a banner month for eight of the stadium’s surrounding hotels.

10/17/2014

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

KCBS Cover Story: 25 Years After The Loma Prieta Earthquake, The Bay Area Struggles To Brace For Next ‘Big One’

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Twenty-five years ago today, the earth shook in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and life in the Bay Area changed forever. Tens of billions of dollars have been spent since then attempting […]

10/17/2014

A pickup truck drives past the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Refineries May Face New Air Quality Rules

Bay Area oil refineries may have to cope with new air quality rules next year forcing them to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 20 percent as air officials have asked their staff to come up with new regulations.

10/16/2014

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‘No Chance Of Ebola’ School Officials Say After SoCal College Quarantine

School Officials are cordoning off an area of the Southwestern College Campus after reports that a student who may have been in contact with someone from the same flight as the most recent U.S. ebola patient has vomited in class.

10/16/2014

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Lending Circles helping Borrowers Meet Financial Goals

A traditional form of peer-to-peer lending that’s been practiced in other countries for centuries is helping Californians meet their financial goals – and build credit at the same time.

10/15/2014

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Money Remains Largest Obstacle For California’s Earthquake Early Warning System

California has been working on an earthquake early warning system for over a year and at San Francisco City Hall, there is one state senator who wants to know when instituting the program can begin.

10/15/2014

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Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Strikes Mammoth Lakes Area

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 struck near Mammoth Lakes Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

10/12/2014

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Elusive Mammal Threatened By Illegal Pot Farms

Illegal marijuana farms may be to blame for the dwindling population of an elusive mammal many have never seen—the Pacific fisher.

10/11/2014

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