California Utilities' Wildfire Prevention Plans Call for More BlackoutsPlans by the state's three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk their equipment would cause deadly infernos
Camp Fire Victims Claim PG&E Still Has Rickety Power Line Near ParadisePacific Gas & Electric is still operating a rickety power line near the one that ignited a 2018 wildfire that wiped out the Northern California city of Paradise and killed 85 people, according to an expert inspection conducted as part of a legal claim.
PG&E Clears Another Bankruptcy Hurdle With Debt RefinancingA federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy, but the troubled utility still must navigate nettlesome obstacles from the state of California.
PG&E Pledges to Shake Up Board to Avoid State TakeoverLate Friday, PG&E pledged to “refresh” its board before it emerges from bankruptcy but didn't say whether it will comply with Gov. Newsom's insistence to oust the entire board.
PG&E And Governor Newsom Still At Odds Over Bankruptcy PlanPacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a federal judge the utility will emerge from bankruptcy by its June deadline, even as California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to follow through on his threat to have the state take over the nation’s largest utility.
California Completes 34 Land Projects To Slow WildfiresCalifornia has completed 34 of the forest thinning projects it rushed to finish in the past year as a way to buffer 200 communities at high risk from wildfires.
SoulCycle Class Raises Money For Animals Impacted By Australian WildfiresA cycling workout class was held in San Mateo Sunday afternoon to help raise money to save animals in the Australian wildfires.
State Sen. Wiener Calls For Utilities To Pay For Some Blackout CostsCalifornians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things like lost wages or spoiled food under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.
Governor Newsom Aims To Block PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.
Federal Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California
Sonoma County Prepares To Sue PG&E For Damages From Kincade FireSonoma Country is exploring plans to sue Pacific Gas and Electric over the massive Kincade Fire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725 million.
'Pinots & Plaid' Raises Spirits And Funds For Wine Country Wildfire VictimsEmily Martin talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a fun event to raise spirits and funds for the wine country wildfire victims dubbed 'Pinots and Plaid.
Report: FEMA May Bill Wildfire Victims If PG&E Doesn't Pay $4 BillionThe Chronicle reports federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of nearly $4 billion the government says it's owed by PG&E if the debt isn't resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case.
Bay Area Scientists Study Rare 'Pyrocumulonimbus' Clouds Fueling Australia WildfiresBay Area scientists are studying a never-before-seen phenomenon fueling the wildfires burning in Australia that may be a manifestation of climate change .
California's Disastrous Wildfires Pale In Comparison To Australia's Catastrophic FiresThe scenes of wildfire devastation and smoke coming from Australia may appear familiar to many Californians.