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.
Peninsula Lawmakers Want To Bar PG&E From Taking Tax Deductions On Fine For 2009 San Bruno BlastTwo Peninsula lawmakers introduced a bill in the California Legislature Friday that would bar PG&E from taking state tax deductions on up to $1.3 billion of a $1.6 billion penalty levied on the utility in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Sultry San Francisco Ads To Encourage Water Saving Could Make You BlushIn clever San Francisco fashion, the city is using a certain kind of appeal to make water conservation more, well, "sexy."
California Regulator Asks If PG&E Is 'Too Big' To Operate Safely Before Voting On $1.6 Billion PenaltyPacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, is too large and has too much money to be held accountable. That's expected to be the message Thursday as the state's top utility regulator prepares to vote on a penalty for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
$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.
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.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water UseCustomers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.
San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.
State Senator Says PG&E Trying To Get Away With Murder; Emails Following Deadly 2010 San Bruno Explosion Examined The City of San Bruno is making their case against what they call a cozy relationship between PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission, after the city obtained emails following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.
San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.
Oil-By-Rail Safety Report Says California Needs More Inspectors, New Technology To Prevent DerailmentsThe California Public Utilities Commission and the state’s Interagency Rail Safety Working Group have come up with recommendations to ensure that the state's rail network is up to the task as the amount of crude oil that's shipped into the state by rail is expected to rise substantially in the near future.