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A sheriffs deputy patrol car at the PGE Metcalf Road substation, August 27, 2014. (CBS)

Thieves Hit PG&E Metcalf Road Substation In San Jose, Site Of 2013 Vandalism Attack

Someone has broken into a Pacific Gas and Electric substation in San Jose which last year was the scene of a vandalism attack and shooting.

08/27/2014

Facebook is helping fund a police sub-station in Menlo Park (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Facebook-Funded Police Substation To Open In Menlo Park Shopping Center

A Facebook-funded police substation opens Saturday in a Menlo Park shopping center just walking distance of the tech giant’s headquarters.

04/25/2014

A police officer walks by an entrance to a PG&E substation in San Jose, May 22, 2012. (CBS)

PG&E Offers $250,000 Reward In San Jose Substation Attack

PG&E announced Thursday a $250,000 reward for the capture and conviction of suspects responsible for damaging a substation near San Jose last year by using sniper rifles to knock out 17 transformers.

04/10/2014

A police officer walks by an entrance to a PG&E substation in San Jose, May 22, 2012. (CBS)

San Jose Substation Attack Prompts Bill Requiring Utility Firms To Beef Up Security

An attack on a San Jose substation last year prompted a Peninsula lawmaker to propose legislation on Monday requiring PG&E and its regulators to come up with sufficient security protocols.

03/10/2014

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

PG&E To Add Security After San Jose ‘Terrorism’ Incident; Cost To Ratepayers Unclear

PG&E announced a plan on Monday to increase security at its network of electricity substations after the high-profile attack on a San Jose substation last year.

02/11/2014

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Power Grid Review Sought After San Jose PG&E Substation Attack Called Terrorism

Four U.S. senators concerned about the sabotage of Silicon Valley’s power grid and phone lines last April are asking federal officials if mandatory security standards are needed.

02/07/2014

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Ex-Federal Official Says San Jose PG&E Substation Attack Was Terrorism

The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack.

02/05/2014

Menlo Park police cruiser drives through Belle Haven's shopping center, home to the future, Facebook-financed substation.

Facebook Gets Lots Of ‘Likes’ For Saving Menlo Park’s Police Substation

Facebook has been credited with saving lives, saving friendships, even saving pets. Now, Facebook has helped save Menlo Park’s police station.

06/06/2013

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$250,000 Reward Offered In Vandalism Of San Jose AT&T Wires

Phone service has been restored in the South Bay on Wednesday after being disrupted Tuesday when vandals cut underground fiber optic cables south of San Jose.

04/17/2013

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Vandalism At San Jose PG&E Substation Called ‘Sabotage’

In apparent acts of “sabotage” in the South Bay early Tuesday, someone cut fiber optic cables, knocking out some 911 service, and then fired a rifle at a PG&E substation, Santa Clara County’s sheriff said.

04/16/2013

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