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PG&E Ordered To Keep San Carlos Gas Line Closed, CPUC Investigates

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ordered PG&E to keep a disputed natural gas pipeline in San Carlos out of service until its safety is verified by the commission’s staff.

10/08/2013

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California Adopts Ridesharing Service Regulations

Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved by California regulators.

09/19/2013

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

PG&E Admits Giving Flawed Safety Reports After San Bruno Blast

Nearly three years after a deadly pipeline explosion ripped through a San Bruno neighborhood, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. admitted Friday that it gave flawed reports about the safety of its pipelines after the disaster.

09/06/2013

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 Mayor Pushes For Reform 3 Years After Deadly Pipeline Explosion

Nearly three years after a gas pipeline explosion tore through a San Bruno neighborhood, the city’s mayor continued his push for regulatory reforms in the wake of the disaster.

09/03/2013

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Regulators Call On PG&E To Pay Record $300M Fine In San Bruno Explosion

California regulators are calling on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast.

07/16/2013

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Lead CPUC Lawyer Recused From PG&E San Bruno Explosion Case

The lead attorney for California’s utility regulator has recused himself from the agency’s investigation into how much Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be fined for the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

06/27/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Bay Area Lawmaker’s Bill Targets Limo Safety After Recent Fires

In response to a deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, East Bay lawmaker Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would add safety features in limos.

06/11/2013

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Legal Team Probing PG&E San Bruno Explosion Abruptly Resigns

A San Bruno city official says lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for state regulators have abruptly quit the investigation.

06/05/2013

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Calls $2.25 Billion Fine For San Bruno Blast Excessive

The utility responsible for a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno said Friday that the record $2.25 billion in fines being sought by state regulators is illegally excessive, but did not offer a specific dollar figure it considers reasonable.

05/24/2013

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ConsumerWatch: California Lawmakers Crack Down On PUC

SACRAMENTO (KPIX 5) – California lawmakers are moving to rein in the state’s Public Utilities Commission by taking the first steps toward requiring the agency to justify its entire yearly $1.4 billion budget. The move […]

05/13/2013

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