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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

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla’s Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your Home

Tesla shares are getting a charge from a Bloomberg report that the company will unveil a home battery and a large-scale utility battery, at an event at its Hawthorne design studio next week.

04/22/2015

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California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

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

PG&E Restores Power To Over 30K Customers In 8 San Francisco Neighborhoods

PG&E crews have restored power to all the more than 30,000 customers in San Francisco affected by an outage that started late Sunday, PG&E officials said.

04/13/2015

(CBS SF)

Injured Baby, Woman Left In Car After Man Crashes Into Hayward Utility Pole Then Flees On Foot

A baby was abandoned in a car after the driver hit a utility pole in Hayward during a high speed chase Friday morning.

04/10/2015

A falling tree brought down Muni power lines along a busy street in San Francisco. (CBS)

Falling Tree Takes Down Muni Lines, Blocks Traffic Along San Francisco Street

A tree fell on a sidewalk, taking down Muni power lines and blocking lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in San Francisco Sunday.

02/15/2015

Power Outage

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

A pilot crash landed on a golf course in Hayward after losing power Sunday. (Bay City News)

Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Hayward Golf Course After Losing Power

A pilot whose plane lost power after taking off made an emergency landing at a golf course in Hayward Sunday afternoon, a fire spokesman said.

02/15/2015

(CBS SF)

Storm Wind Topples Massive Trees, Narrowly Missing Oakland Hills Home

Crews are working to clear trees and power lines that were knocked down in this weekend’s Bay Area storm.

02/09/2015

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