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Public Utilities Commission


Former San Francisco Utility Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Scam

The ringleader of an embezzlement ring at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is headed to prison.


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Santa Cruz Joins the Battle Against PG&E SmartMeters

Santa Cruz’s City Council filed a petition this week for the ability to opt out of PG&E’s SmartMeter program because of health risk concerns.


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State Rejects Emergency Repairs To Shore Up SF Ocean Beach

State officials have rejected emergency repairs San Francisco made to shore up storm-battered Ocean Beach.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

The oak tree nicknamed 'Granny' that residents of the North Fair Oaks area of unincorporated Menlo Park are trying to save. (Mary Ann Mullen)

Centuries-Old Menlo Park Tree Gets Reprieve From Construction Project

The general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission requested a halt Wednesday to construction around a centuries-old valley oak tree in San Mateo County while the agency considers alternatives to cutting it down.

KPIX 5–05/18/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E’s Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan Carries Big Price Tag

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is proposing to allow residents to switch off the wireless signals on their utility meters for a fee, but opponents of the devices aren’t satisfied.



Lawmaker Proposes Tougher Water Runoff Rules In San Francisco

State Assemblywoman Fiona Ma has proposed legislation that would more frequent reporting of San Francisco’s wastewater discharge into the ocean and The Bay, but the PUC disagrees with her.


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PG&E Agrees To Pay For PUC Investigation Into San Bruno Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to cover the cost of the investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission into last fall’s deadly explosion in San Bruno.

CBS San Francisco–03/12/2011

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New Area Code Coming To Santa Clara County

The proliferation of cell phones and other devices means Santa Clara County is getting a second area code 669 will be joining 408.