California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
CPUC Approves Emergency Resolution To Protect Wildfire VictimsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved an emergency resolution that directs energy, water and telecommunications utilities to protect consumers who were impacted by wildfires last month.
Background Checks For Uber And Lyft Drivers Won't Require FingerprintingWhile a new policy will have Uber and Lyft drivers going through an annual background check for the first time, drivers still won't be fingerprinted.
CPUC Faces Whistleblower Complaint After San Bruno Blast InvestigationThe former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator says she was fired for cooperating with investigators.
Muni Testing Out New Cars -- Almost Ready To RollMuni is shooting for August 20th to hand over all the safety tests to the California Public Utilities Commission. Once the CPUC signs off, the new cars will go online.
Tour Bus Driver Who Fatally Struck Man Cited for Misdemeanor Vehicular ManslaughterThe driver of a tour bus that struck and killed a man in San Francisco's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood last weekend has been cited for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, police said Thursday.
CPUC Approves $33.4 Million Comcast Settlement For Releasing Private Phone NumbersThe California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco Thursday approved a settlement requiring Comcast Phone of California LLC to pay $33.4 million for releasing the unlisted phone numbers of nearly 75,000 customers over a two-year period.
Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California RegulatorsUber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative company $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about its business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
Leap Suspends Private Bus Service In San Francisco After Receiving Cease And Desist NoticeThe San Francisco startup has received a Cease and Desist notice from the California Public Utilities Commission, and has temporarily suspended service.
CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a record $1.6 billion for the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.