Mylar Balloon Knocks Power Out For Thousands In SF Mission DistrictA mylar balloon was found tangled in power lines at 15th and Shotwell streets; the outage affected 6,246 customers.
SF Supervisors’ Committee Trying To Empower Public Over Wireless CompaniesLegislation is moving forward at the Board of Supervisors that would require a lot more work for wireless companies that want to install antennas on utility poles, street lights and other public right of way.
Garbage Truck Driver Trapped After Crashing Into Utility Pole In San LeandroA garbage truck driver was trapped in the truck after crashing into a utility pole and bringing down power lines Monday morning in San Leandro
Hallucinating Man Burns Self, Starts Small Grass Fire After Climbing Utility Pole in Sunnyvale A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.
Car Hits Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power To 3,000 Near Santa CruzA vehicle struck a utility pole on state Highway 9, causing injury, blocking traffic in both directions and leaving more than 3,000 PG&E customers in unincorporated Santa Cruz County without power Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Stolen Car Smashes Into San Jose Power Pole; Driver FleesA car crashed into a utility pole, cutting power to approximately 3,500 customers in south San Jose Tuesday morning, according to PG&E.
Big Rig Brings Down Utility Pole In Lafayette, Knocks Out PowerA moving truck snagged some overhead wires in Lafayette Monday morning, bringing down a utility pole and knocking out power to dozens of residents, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
San Jose DUI Suspect Arrested After Hitting Utility PoleAn 18-year-old San Jose man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested early Monday morning after colliding with a utility pole near a San Jose mobile home park, police said.