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San Francisco Supervisors Work To Rein In Overtime Spending

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took action Thursday to try to control rampant overtime spending in the city.


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San Francisco Files ‘Notice of Intent’ To Sue CPUC Over Pipeline Safety

The city of San Francisco has filed a “notice of intent” to sue both the California Public Utilities Commission and federal regulators over what they say was a failure to enforce pipeline safety laws.


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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)

Menlo Park Residents Consider Plan To Save Tree

Menlo Park residents are negotiating with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to preserve the nearly 300-year-old oak tree, which stands in the way of an expensive water pipeline project.


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 Introducing Smart Meter Opt-Out Proposal

PG&E was scheduled to submit opt-out procedures Thursday for customers who don’t want to participate in the utility’s SmartMeter program.

CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011


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.


Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

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


Wintertime Natural Gas Supply Hinges On San Bruno Pipeline

The California Public Utilities Commission took action Thursday to ensure that PG&E customers in San Francisco and San Mateo have heat this winter after gas transmission on a key line was reduced after the San Bruno explosion.


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

Independent Panel To Investigate San Bruno Explosion

The State Public Utilities Commission has appointed a five-member Independent Review Panel to investigate the San Bruno PG&E pipeline explosion and with winter approaching the panel must move fast.