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Power Restored For Thousands Of San Francisco PG&E Customers, Outages Remain In Mountain View And Santa Rosa

Power is back for all PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Sunset District after many were initially affected following a pole fire this morning. Thousands of customers in Mountain View and Santa Rosa are still without power.

06/12/2014

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SF Supes Steamed By Power Struggle Over CleanPowerSF

The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.

05/01/2014

Power Outage

Oakland Power Outage Affecting 4,000 Customers

Nearly 4,000 PG&E customers are without power in Oakland Wednesday afternoon, according to PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian.

03/26/2014

Power Outage

Car Crash Knocks Power To Hundreds In San Carlos

A car that crashed into a power pole knocked out power for hundreds of PG&E customers in San Carlos Tuesday morning.

03/25/2014

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

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Asks Mayor Lee For Clean Energy Birthday Wish, Lee Declines

When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.

03/12/2014

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Power Grid Review Sought After San Jose PG&E Substation Attack Called Terrorism

Four U.S. senators concerned about the sabotage of Silicon Valley’s power grid and phone lines last April are asking federal officials if mandatory security standards are needed.

02/07/2014

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Ex-Federal Official Says San Jose PG&E Substation Attack Was Terrorism

The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack.

02/05/2014

Power Outage

Damaged Underground Cable Cuts Power To Thousands In Daly City

PG&E crews were working at restoring power in Daly City after a damaged underground cable left nearly 6,800 customers without electricity Monday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.

11/25/2013

Police on the scene after high winds brought down a tree in Concord on November 21, 2013. (CBS)

Thousands Still Without Power After Powerful Winds Hit Bay Area

More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.

11/22/2013

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