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Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and fire on the UC Berkeley campus on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

Power Outage At UC Berkeley Leads To Explosion; 1 Hospitalized

A power outage triggered an explosion and fire at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday evening, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campus and hospitalizing one person with burns, according to authorities.


Construction on the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel. (MTC)

Caltrans Apologizes For Traffic Snarl Caused By Caldecott Tunnel Electrical Glitch

Caltrans apologized for a power outage that caused major backups at the Caldecott Tunnel Monday morning, because of an inability to switch the middle bore to westbound traffic. Workers were testing the new system out when they tripped a circuit that caused the glitch.


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

Outages In San Jose, Pittsburg Leave Thousands In The Dark

Outages in Pittsburg and San Jose affected roughly 2,800 PG&E customers Thursday morning.


Fire crews at the scene of a crash in Belmont that knocked out power and sparked a grassfire. (CBS)

Belmont Police Arrest Man For Hit-And-Run That Sparked Grass Fire

A driver was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle collided with a utility pole in Belmont causing a grass fire and knocking out power in the area on Friday afternoon.


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

Early Morning Power Outage Hits 5700 Homes In San Leandro

More than 5,700 PG&E customers in San Leandro were without power due to two outages Saturday morning.


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BART Power Outage Causes East Bay Delays

A power outage disrupted service Sunday morning on BART’s Richmond-Fremont line, a spokesman said.



9,500 Hit By Power Outages In San Jose, Campbell Due To Heat

About 9,500 PG&E customers are without power in the South Bay Tuesday afternoon in a series of outages caused mainly by the increased use of air conditioners in the summer heat, officials said.


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

Power Being Restored To More Than 1,300 After San Francisco SoMa Outage

The last of more than 1,300 PG&E customers affected by an outage in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood should have power back later Friday morning, a utility spokesman said.


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Many Blackhawks Fans Miss The Big Game After Storm Knocks Out Power

Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.


Power Pole Fire

Power Pole Fires Spark Outages Across San Francisco

PG&E mobilized utility crews from the East Bay to help repair a number of power outages in San Francisco on Sunday.