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The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir  in Yosemite National Park. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Closing In On San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir In Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted.

08/26/2013

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Ex-PG&E Worker Claims Utility Misled Regulators To Get Rate Hike Approved

A former PG&E manager has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired for refusing to participate in the utility’s plan to mislead regulators into approving rate increases.

05/31/2013

Raw sewage oozes onto the sidewalk in San Francisco's Noe Valley.

ConsumerWatch: Raw Sewage Leak Plagues SF Noe Valley Residents

It has been a bit stinky in one Bay Area neighborhood. For six months residents in San Francisco’s Noe Valley have been walking through a sewer leak at the corner of 22nd and Hoffman.

05/27/2013

California State Capitol

ConsumerWatch: California Lawmakers Crack Down On PUC

SACRAMENTO (KPIX 5) – California lawmakers are moving to rein in the state’s Public Utilities Commission by taking the first steps toward requiring the agency to justify its entire yearly $1.4 billion budget. The move […]

05/13/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Program To Fund Free Cell Service For California Homeless

Many California homeless people may soon get cell phones for next to nothing thanks to a federally-funded program set for approval by the Public Utilities Commission.

12/10/2012

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

PG&E Reforms Sought As San Bruno Marks 2 Years Since Explosion

As nearly two years have passed since a San Bruno neighborhood was rocked by a natural gas pipeline explosion, Assemblyman Jerry Hill met with survivors at the blast site Tuesday to discuss efforts to reform the utilities.

09/04/2012

Natasha Noland was killed in a fall from a party bus in on Highway 17 in Los Gatos on July 27, 2012. (Facebook/CBS)

Santa Cruz Party Bus Operator Cited Numerous Times Before Fatal Accident

The operator of a party bus that was involved in a fatal accident last week on Highway 17 near Los Gatos had been cited and fined for a number of past violations.

08/01/2012

Pacific Rod & Gun Club

San Francisco To Evict City’s Lone Outdoor Shooting Range

San Francisco’s only outdoor shooting range is being evicted after 78 years on the southwestern shore of Lake Merced.

07/17/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

CPUC Approves PG&E SmartMeter Opt Out Charge

California regulators said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can start charging its customers fees to avoid having wireless utility meters installed in their homes.

02/01/2012

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State OKs 669 Area Code Rollout In Santa Clara County

California regulators have approved a new telephone area code for Santa Clara County.

10/21/2011

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