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Lightning Strike Blows Out Home’s Windows In Sausalito, PG&E Reports Outages

Lightning struck a tree and a home in Sausalito during Monday’s afternoon thunderstorm, blowing out the homes windows, though no one was injured.

03/31/2014

A ground squirrel photographed in a California public park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Unlucky Squirrel Causes San Jose Power Outage Affecting 1,200 Customers

Power has been restored to all 1,200 PG&E customers in San Jose after a squirrel caused an outage that knocked out power to residents and businesses and caused major system-wide Caltrain delays, utility officials confirmed.

03/19/2014

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Crash Near San Rafael Knocks Power To Thousands In Marin County

PG&E has restored power to all customers who lost electricity when a car crashed into a utility pole adjacent to U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael Wednesday morning, causing a large outage and snarling the morning commute.

01/22/2014

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

PG&E Blames Squirrel For Large Marin County Power Outage

A large power outage that affected about 24,000 PG&E customers in Marin County Wednesday morning was caused by a squirrel, a utility spokesman said.

01/08/2014

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Power Outage Hits 11,500 PG&E Customers In East Bay

Overslept? Blame the utility for the alarm clock being off. More than 11,500 PG&E customers are without power this morning in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, utility officials said.

12/27/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

Vault Fire Knocks Out Power To Dozens Of Home In San Francisco Mission District

Crews have controlled a small electrical vault fire in San Francisco’s Mission District that left more than 100 PG&E customers without power Saturday.

12/21/2013

A minivan crashed into the side of Laurel Dell Elementary School in San Rafael on December 12, 2013, causing a gas line rupture and a power outage. (CBS)

San Rafael Elementary School Remains Closed After Minivan Plows Into Building

A San Rafael elementary school was closed Friday morning after a minivan plowed into the school Thursday evening, causing a gas leak and injuring occupants of the vehicle, according to the San Rafael fire chief and school officials.

12/13/2013

A minivan crashed into the side of Laurel Dell Elementary School in San Rafael on December 12, 2013, causing a gas line rupture and a power outage. (CBS)

Minivan Crashes Into San Rafael School, Causes Gas Leak

A minivan plowed into the side of a San Rafael elementary school Thursday evening, causing a gas leak and potentially shutting down the school Friday, according to the San Rafael fire chief.

12/13/2013

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

Power Slowly Returning For Thousands In Benicia After Cable Failure

Nearly 2,300 homes and businesses in Benicia were without Friday morning after an underground cable failed, PG&E said.

12/06/2013

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

Downed Power Line Knocks Out Power In Mountain View

A downed power line was blamed for causing a power in Mountain View that affected nearly 1,500 customers earlier Sunday.

12/01/2013

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