Public Utilities Commission

An Uber application is shown on a smartphone. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California Regulators

Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative company $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about its business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

07/15/2015

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Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California Residents

Most residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.

07/03/2015

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San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

SF Public Utilities Commission's new campaign: "Brown is the New Green". (photo credit: Mark Seelig/KCBS)

San Francisco Combats Drought With ‘Brown Is The New Green’ Water Conservation Campaign

The “Brown is the new Green” campaign was launched on Monday by the city’s Public Utilities Commission as a way to conserve water during the drought.

04/20/2015

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC Chief

In what sounded like damning testimony to state senators, Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker said Pacific Gas & Electric took millions from ratepayers earmarked for San Bruno pipeline upgrades and diverted it to boost profits and give bonuses to top executives.

03/27/2015

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City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco Homes

San Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.

01/09/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.

01/06/2015

Like this vendor in Shanghai, US phone providers work from a list of available phone numbers -- and the classic 415's are almost gone.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Numbers With Classic 415 Area Code In Short Supply As New 628 Area Code Arrives

Time is running out on the 415 area code and so are available 415 numbers, especially if you live in Marin County.

12/22/2014

A family looks on as crews work on a massive sinkhole in San Francisco's Richmond District. (Megan Goldsby/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole In San Francisco’s Richmond District Becomes Its Own ‘Attraction’

Plenty of onlookers are snapping photos and one teacher even brought his science class to the sinkhole at Sixth Avenue and Lake Street in San Francisco.

12/04/2014

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

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