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Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

PG&E: Shareholders Will Pay For Pipeline Explosion Penalties, Not Customers

Officials at Pacific Gas & Electric say customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but that PG&E’s shareholders will bear that cost.

05/25/2013

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Fines For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Likely To Exceed $1B

The California agency investigating a deadly pipeline explosion and the City of San Bruno are set to propose major fines they say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should pay for its negligence leading up to the blast.

05/06/2013

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Santa Clara County May Revoke Ambulance Contract Over Slowness

The company that provides ambulances services for 14 Santa Clara County cities and its unincorporated areas has been put on notice: the county considers it to be in violation of its contract, and is rethinking the arrangement.

04/29/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Keeping Extra $316K From Overpaid Parking Tickets, Despite State Law

An audit shows Oakland is keeping cash from overpaid parking tickets despite a state law requiring refunds.

12/20/2012

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Bay Area Regulators Get Tough On Winter Wood Burning

As the weather starts to turn colder, the cozy feeling of sitting by a roaring fireplace could lead to a stiff fine if that fire is burning during a winter Spare the Air alert, air quality officials said.

10/25/2012

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

San Bruno Blast Survivors Call For New Leadership At CPUC

Several survivors of the pipeline explosion that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood offered emotional testimony Thursday calling on state regulators to reopen public hearings to determine how much Pacific Gas and Electric will pay for its role in the tragedy.

10/11/2012

A woman takes a photo of a group of naked men at the 20th Annual Folsom Street Fair September 28, 2003 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

SF Supervisor Proposes New Fines For Public Nudity, Mayor Approves

At Tuesday afternoon’s board meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed to prohibit the display of genitals and buttocks in plazas and parklets in the city, as well as on sidewalks, streets and public transit.

10/02/2012

Natasha Noland was killed in a fall from a party bus in on Highway 17 in Los Gatos on July 27, 2012. (Facebook/CBS)

Santa Cruz Party Bus Operator Cited Numerous Times Before Fatal Accident

The operator of a party bus that was involved in a fatal accident last week on Highway 17 near Los Gatos had been cited and fined for a number of past violations.

08/01/2012

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Bay Area Hospitals Fined Over Non-Compliance, Errors

Four Bay Area hospitals were issued a total of $275,000 in penalties by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with policies and administrative errors that could have resulted in serious injury or death, the state agency announced Friday.

06/01/2012

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Santa Clara County Investigated For Possible Water Pollution Law Violations

It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.

05/16/2012

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