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San Bruno gas pipeline blast

PG&E Customers To Foot $299 Million In Pipeline Safety Costs

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.

12/20/2012

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

Workers talk as they stand next to burned homes near the epicenter of the gas line explosion September 24, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Suspends San Bruno Explosion Hearings For Closed-Door Negotiations

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.

10/08/2012

Caltrain, San Francisco station

Caltrain Receives First Chunk Of CA High Speed Rail Bond Money

Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.

09/27/2012

The interior of a party bus. (CBS)

Parents Of Teen Victim Have Mixed Emotions Over Stricter Party Bus Law

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.

09/25/2012

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Pipeline Safety Bills

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.

09/24/2012

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

PG&E Reforms Sought As San Bruno Marks 2 Years Since Explosion

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.

09/04/2012

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PUC To Decide If PG&E Customers Should Pay For Pipe Upgrade

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.

08/20/2012

US President Barack Obama Visits San Francisco | 06.06.12

President Obama Announces Bay Area Visit

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.

07/11/2012

14 "Facts" About Drinking

Assemblyman Proposes New Legislation For Party Buses In San Francisco

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.

07/02/2012

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