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The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Candlestick Outage Highlights Vulnerability Of US Electrical System

Monday’s Candlestick Park power outage highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s electrical system according to a UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering.

12/21/2011

A darkened Candlestick Park field after the second of two power outages during the San Francisco 49ers game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Calls Candlestick Outage ‘National Embarrassment’

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called the power outages that left fans and players in the dark at Monday night’s San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park a “national embarrassment.”

12/20/2011

A utility worker repairs a damaged power line. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Power Outages Remain In Santa Cruz County, Bay Area

More than 21,000 PG&E customers remained without power in Santa Cruz County as of late Friday morning, as well as hundreds in the Bay Area.

12/02/2011

San Diego power outage, airport

SFO Flights Recovering After San Diego Power Outage

Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled Friday morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service was resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said.

09/09/2011

Michael Peevey

Phil Matier: Questionable All-Expense Paid Trip For CPUC Officials

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at who is picking up the costs for a trip by CPUC officials to Sweden.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/15/2011

San Francisco Muni

SF Muni Service Fully Restored After Power System Repairs

The San Francisco Municipal Railway’s N-Judah and J-Church lines resumed regular service Friday morning after overnight service repairs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/17/2011

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Californians Pay The Price During Drought Years

A just released water policy report finds consumers paid dearly during California’s most recent drought in the form of higher energy prices, and environmental strain.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/16/2011

(AP)

Santa Clara Earns Top National Ranking For Solar Installations

Close to 2 megawatts of solar were installed in Santa Clara last year, which is enough to power more than 2,000 homes.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/10/2011

(AP)

770 San Jose PG&E Customers Briefly Lose Power

Power was restored for more than 770 customers who were without service Monday afternoon in San Jose, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–05/30/2011

(AP)

PG&E Proposes Lower Stability Standards For Utility Poles

There’s a new effort by PG&E to lower the stability standards for its power poles, and the move has prompted concerns among state regulators in the wake of the San Bruno disaster.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/30/2011

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