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Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California RegulatorsUber 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.
Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California ResidentsMost residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.
San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly AllotmentsSan 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.
San Francisco Combats Drought With ‘Brown Is The New Green’ Water Conservation CampaignThe “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.
$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC ChiefIn 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.
City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco HomesSan Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.
San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing AppsThe 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.
Numbers With Classic 415 Area Code In Short Supply As New 628 Area Code ArrivesTime is running out on the 415 area code and so are available 415 numbers, especially if you live in Marin County.
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.
San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking SupplySan 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.
PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal DecisionThe decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.
California Regulators Say Carpool Services Of Rideshare Firms Lyft, Sidecar, Uber Are IllegalCalifornia regulators appear to have put the brakes on new carpooling services offered by rideshare firms such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.