Downed Tree Limb Triggers Walnut Creek Outage With temperatures beginning to soar again toward triple digits, a massive fallen tree limb triggered a power outage to more than 1,800 PG&E customers in a Walnut Creek neighborhood.
Vallejo Officials Say Water Pressure Restored Sunday After Major Main Break On FridayVallejo city officials say that service should be completely restored Sunday morning after a broken water main left many utility customers with little or no water pressure Friday and Saturday.
Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 PercentThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
Tesla's Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your HomeTesla shares are getting a charge from a Bloomberg report that the company will unveil a home battery and a large-scale utility battery, at an event at its Hawthorne design studio next week.
California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume LessCalifornia households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.
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.
Bay Area Startup MeterHero Makes Saving Water Pay; Firm Offers Rebates For ConservingA Bay Area based company is trying to convince Californians to get serious about saving water by handing out cash.
Residents Displaced, Homes Damaged When 16-Inch Water Main Breaks In Oakland's Glenview DistrictAbout 20 EBMUD customers were without water service due to a water main break Sunday morning that resulted in property damage in Oakland's Glenview district.
San Francisco Supervisor's Streetlight Legislation Aims To Improve Maintenance, SafetySan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has been beating the drums for better street lighting for years and now he's pushing some legislative changes.
California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate Hike; Unrelated To San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionCalifornia regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.
Santa Cruz Begins Mandatory Water RationingResidents in single-family homes are now required to limit water use in Santa Cruz, or face added fees.