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Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Water Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions Amid Drought

A state agency today ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California’s severe drought, the California Public Utilities Commission Announced Thursday.

08/15/2014

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Ride Sharing Companies Warned To Stay Out Of Airports

Ride sharing companies can be a convenient way to get to the airport, but California is saying that’s a no-go.

06/11/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Bruno Suing CPUC Over San Bruno Explosion Documents; Alleges Improper Relationships With PG&E

The City of San Bruno is suing the California Public Utilities Commission to force the release of documents the city claims will show improper conduct between CPUC regulators and Pacific Gas and Electric company.

02/04/2014

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PG&E Fined Millions For Faulty Communication Regarding San Carlos Pipeline

Pacific Gas and Electric is once again defending itself before state regulators over recordkeeping on a leaky pipeline, this time in San Carlos.

12/19/2013

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

PG&E To Put San Carlos Pipeline Back In Operation

The utility will return service to Line 147 on Monday, albeit at minimal pressure.

11/28/2013

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Committee Probes California Public Utilities Commission Over Safety

A state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

11/18/2013

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PG&E Shareholders Suing Over San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

This comes after the utility’s president on Wednesday called for full review of how management handled another flawed pipeline in San Carlos.

11/07/2013

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PG&E May Face $17.5M For Misleading Pipeline Records

A California Public Utilities Commission member on Monday proposed a fining PG&E Co. $17.25 million—about two and one-half times the amount proposed by a hearing officer—for a late and misleading correction of records on a natural gas pipeline in San Carlos.

11/04/2013

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

State Transit Officials Adopt New Rail Safety Rules Following BART Fatalities

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously adopted new rail safety regulations, less than two weeks after two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were killed while working on the tracks.

10/31/2013

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PG&E Allowed To Reconnect San Carlos Natural Gas Line

Pacific Gas and Electric is reconnecting a Northern California natural-gas pipeline that it was ordered to seal off for safety reasons after concerns surfaced in an e-mail from an engineer.

10/22/2013

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