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Map of PG&E outages on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E Still Trying To Explain How Squirrel Managed To Cause Huge East Bay Power Outage

PG&E is still trying to explain just how a squirrel managed to cause a widespread power outage after tens of thousands of people in the South Bay and East Bay were plunged into darkness Monday night because the system couldn’t handle the heat in the south, and a squirrel in the East Bay.

06/09/2015

Berkeley in the dark after PG&E officials said a squirrel caused a massive power outage on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E Says Squirrel Caused Outage That Impacted 45,000 In East Bay

Officials say a number of power outages have hit thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers Monday, including more than 40,000 in the East Bay and 10,000 in San Jose.

06/08/2015

An Xfinity home router interface. (CBS)

Comcast Offering $5 Refund For Customers Hit By West Coast Xfinity Outage

Comcast is trying to make things up to customers who lost internet service for hours earlier this week.

06/05/2015

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

Balloon Causes San Francisco Power Outage That Affected 9,000 People In Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach Neighborhoods

A helium balloon is to blame for thousands of residents and businesses losing power in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods Monday afternoon, according to PG&E.

05/18/2015

A man uses his phone as he walks past an Apple store in Hong Kong on December 25, 2013. (credit: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Developers Lose Millions, Users Lose Tempers During Outage At Apple’s iTunes, App Store

Apple restored service to its iTunes and app stores late Wednesday afternoon, but not before users’ tempers flared and developers freaked out over lost revenue.

03/11/2015

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Power Outages Affecting Thousands Of Customers In 3 Bay Area Neighborhoods

Three separate power outages throughout the Bay Area Sunday has impacted a total of more than 7,000 customers, a PG&E spokesman said.

02/15/2015

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

2,000 Bay Area Residents Still Without Power Following Storm With Strong Winds

More than 2,000 PG&E customers in the Bay Area are still without power Monday morning following the weekend rain and windstorm, utility officials said.

02/09/2015

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

Storm Forces PG&E To Utilize ‘War Room’ Operations Center To Direct Crews Restoring Power

PG&E officials hunkered down in the utility company’s “war room” directed crews working around the clock to restore power to customers cut off by this weekend’s powerful storm that brought down trees and power lines around the Bay Area.

02/08/2015

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

98 Percent Power Restored After Nearly 200K PG&E Customers Lost Power Due To Wind Storm

PG&E crews have restored power to 98 percent of the 195,500 customers who had outages in the Bay Area during Tuesday’s strong windstorm, utility officials said Wednesday.

12/31/2014

PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

Outages Keep PG&E Crews Working Into The Night; More Than 30,000 Bay Area Homes Still In The Dark

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, around 170,000 customers had been impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers still without service

12/30/2014

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