A California judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed-door negotiations on fines to be levied after a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at cracking down on underage drinking on party buses, this after two fatal incidents in the last three years in the Bay Area.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Francisco Monday morning to announce that three bills he authored that focus on natural gas pipeline safety were signed into law over the weekend.
As nearly two years have passed since a San Bruno neighborhood was rocked by a natural gas pipeline explosion, Assemblyman Jerry Hill met with survivors at the blast site Tuesday to discuss efforts to reform the utilities.
The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to make a decision about whether PG&E customers will have to cover the cost for pipe upgrades, possibly as soon as this week.
Details were released this week of yet another planned visit to the Bay Area by President Barack Obama as he tries to raise money for his re-election campaign.
State Assemblyman Jerry Hill held a news conference in San Francisco Monday morning to highlight his proposed legislation that would add restrictions on “party buses” that allow alcohol and provide rides to nightclubs.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill says he doesn’t want fines PG&E will pay to California for the San Bruno pipeline fire and explosion to be swallowed up by the state’s general fund.
Pacific Gas and Electric has asked state regulators for permission to pass along to consumers the cost of upgrading its natural gas transmission system to safety standards adopted after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.