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Police Warn ‘Breaker-Box’ Burglaries May Be Spreading To Bay Area

Burglars shut off the power as a trick to see if anyone is home. If no one is there, they break in.

01/23/2015

A crew at the scene of a Sunset District water main break (Tim Ryan/KCBS)

Burglars Posing As Utility Workers Rob Home In SF’s Sunset District

Three burglars posing as water department employees got access to a house and stole cash and valuables in December. Residents should beware of anyone asking to enter their homes.

01/08/2015

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PG&E Increasing Rates By 6%; Largest Since 2006

Monthly rates for customers of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.—the state’s largest provider of electricity and natural gas service—are going up by nearly 6 percent for the average home.

01/01/2015

PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

Outages Keep PG&E Crews Working Into The Night; More Than 30,000 Bay Area Homes Still In The Dark

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, around 170,000 customers had been impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers still without service

12/30/2014

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More Than 20K PG&E Customers Lose Power In Bay Area Due To Powerful Wind Storm

Around 24,000 customers have lost power in the Bay Area Tuesday due to high winds, PG&E officials said.

12/30/2014

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California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate Hike; Unrelated To San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

California regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.

08/15/2014

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Proposal Raising PG&E Rates Moves Ahead

Electricity and natural gas rates for customers of PG&E customers are expected to rise, if California’s Public Utilities Commission adopts a proposal issued Wednesday by a state administrative law judge.

06/19/2014

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2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers

With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.

05/29/2014

A ground squirrel photographed in a California public park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Unlucky Squirrel Causes San Jose Power Outage Affecting 1,200 Customers

Power has been restored to all 1,200 PG&E customers in San Jose after a squirrel caused an outage that knocked out power to residents and businesses and caused major system-wide Caltrain delays, utility officials confirmed.

03/19/2014

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Californians Urged To Conserve Power On Thursday

The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday, asking people to voluntary conserve power.

02/06/2014

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