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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

utility worker, power outage, PG&E, PGE, power lines

Thousands Lose Power During Bay Area Storm

About 1,650 PG&E customers remained without power in the San Jose and Morgan Hill areas due to stormy weather Wednesday morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.

11/20/2013

Commerce Energy. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: New Bay Area Energy Firm Draws Complaints

Deregulation of the energy industry allows California consumers a chance to shop around for gas and electricity providers. But consumers should watch out for pressure tactics to switch.

06/20/2013

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

18,000 Low-Income Youth Apply For Free Muni Passes

Nearly 20,000 San Franciscans under the age of 18 have applied for free Muni passes to be issued by the end of the month as part of a 16-month pilot program.

02/08/2013

Hetch Hetchy

San Francisco Rejects Measure To Study Draining Hetch Hetchy

A proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco’s water system in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city’s voters Tuesday.

11/07/2012

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