State Senator: Break Up PG&E If Their Negligence Caused WildfiresState Senator Jerry Hill says if it is determined negligence from PG&E caused the wine country fires, then he will move to break up the company.
New California Law May Lead To Fewer Spikes In Utility BillsA bill just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will help California utility customers avoid unpleasant surprises in their monthly bills.
Berkeley Balcony Collapse Hearing In Sacramento Focuses On ContractorsA State Senate subcommittee took up the issue of the deadly Berkeley balcony collapse that claimed six lives last June.
CA Lawmaker Wants To Put Breathalyzers Inside DUI Offenders' CarsThe law would call for ignition interlocking devices. If the breathalyzers detect alcohol on your breath, the car just won’t start.
CPUC President Peevey Won't Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E EmailsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.
Limo Companies Face New Regulations Under Bill Signed By Gov. Brown Following Deadly San Mateo Bridge FireA new law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown lays out new safety requirements for limo companies.
Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves ForwardA bill that would restore public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County has cleared one of the last major obstacles in Sacramento on Thursday despite the property owner’s efforts to lobby against the legislation.
California Bill Would Ban 'Extortion' By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect PhotosA bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.
State Senator Says PG&E Trying To Get Away With Murder; Emails Following Deadly 2010 San Bruno Explosion Examined The City of San Bruno is making their case against what they call a cozy relationship between PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission, after the city obtained emails following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.
Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community MeetingOn the day a Bay Area state senator was voicing concerns over the transport of crude oil by rail, the Valero refinery in Benicia has announced at a community meeting it wants to do just that.
Rail Safety Of Bay Area Oil Shipments DoubtedLast summer's oil train accident in Quebec that killed 47 people has lawmakers and others in the Bay Area concerned that it could happen here as volume of crude oil and other petroleum products arriving from North Dakota and Canada to local refineries is surging.
San Jose Substation Attack Prompts Bill Requiring Utility Firms To Beef Up SecurityAn attack on a San Jose substation last year prompted a Peninsula lawmaker to propose legislation on Monday requiring PG&E and its regulators to come up with sufficient security protocols.