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An aerial view of the construction of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, February 5, 2013. (CBS)

49ers Santa Clara Stadium Boosters: Power Outage Won’t Happen Here

Santa Clara is competing with the Sun Life Stadium near Miami, to host Super Bowl 50, which will be played in 2016.

02/05/2013

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SFPUC Looks Into Outages On Treasure Island & Yerba Buena Island

More than 2,000 residents of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island have endured more than two dozen power outages this year. Now the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is looking into the problem.

09/06/2012

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Palo Alto Power Outage Affecting Nearly 2,000 Homes

A power outage was affecting about 1,950 customers in Palo Alto Tuesday morning, according to the Palo Alto Utilities Department.

08/21/2012

Director of Alhambra Grid Operations Tracy Bibb keeps an eye on the state's power usage near the dispatch board in the California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO). (David McNew/Getty Images)

Weakness In Electricity Trading Exposed; State Agency $73M Short

California officials say a big electricity trader has apparently figured out a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the state’s $8 billion-a-year electricity market, just as Enron Corp. did a decade ago.

07/30/2012

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Power Outage Affects 7,000 Homes

Nearly 7,000 PG&E customers were without power in San Francisco Friday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.

07/13/2012

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PG&E Seeks Rate Hike To Pay For System Upgrades

Pacific Gas & Electric wants to raise customers’ bills by as much as $12 per month to upgrade its gas and electricity systems.

07/02/2012

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PG&E Rolls Out New Electric-Powered Trucks

PG&E unveiled a first for the utility Thursday – extended range electric pickup trucks, which the company claims have the potential to transform the way electrical outages are managed.

03/22/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

Peninsula Residents Get Free Energy Audits

Mountain View residents now have a free way to track down the energy guzzling devices and appliances in their homes.

03/21/2012

Power Outage

Equipment Failure Knocks Out Power In SF Richmond District

An underground equipment failure knocked out power to more than 1,600 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Richmond District Tuesday morning, a utility spokesman said.

02/07/2012

Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on the 2200 block of Beckham Lane in Hayward, January 28, 2011 (Bay City News)

Illegal Wiring Blamed For Fire At Hayward Marijuana Grow House

A fire that caused heavy damage to a Hayward home Thursday afternoon appears to have been caused by illegal wire splicing, a Hayward fire captain said.

01/27/2012

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