California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
PG&E, Other Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Power Line Risk To WildfiresTwo days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday.
Power At San Jose Airport Restored; I-880 ReopenedPower was fully restored at Mineta San Jose International Airport and all lanes of I-880 have reopened after a Friday morning filled with outages and downed power lines plagued the South Bay.
Powerful Storm Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Downs Trees, Power Lines, Prompts Flood WatchThe Bay Area was soaked Saturday by the biggest storm in weeks. Flood watches and wind advisories were in effect through midnight.
Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California WildfiresCalifornia lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Underneath High-Voltage Power Lines In PittsburgFirefighters in Pittsburg contained a three-alarm brush fire burning early Thursday evening near power lines at the Pittsburg Power Plant, where 10th Street turns into Willow Pass Road.
Big Rig Crash Hits San Jose Signal Lights; Stevens Creek Blvd. BlockedA big-rig that took out traffic signals on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose Tuesday morning has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert for the affected area.
Sonoma County Brush Fire Contained After Destroying 6 Structures, Shutting PowerA 40-acre brush fire that destroyed six structures in an area south of Sonoma was extinguished early Monday morning but a power line was destroyed and many residents remain without power as PG&E crews work to restore it, fire officials said.
4 Hospitalized After Tour Bus Hits Low Hanging Phone Line In SFFour people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after the double-decker, open-air tour bus they were on struck a low-hanging telephone line in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Friday, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
Strong Winds Topple Trees, Cuts Power To ThousandsHigh winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
PG&E Boosts Safety Training In Wake Of Workers' DeathsOfficials at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are boosting the utility's training on safety procedures after the deaths of three workers in three years.