California To Examine Effects Of PG&E Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later ProblemsAn Associated Press review shows widespread problems with the four “public safety power shutoffs” the utility started rolling out in 2018, a year before massive blackouts paralyzed much of California in recent months.
PG&E Begins Restoring Power In North Bay, Sierra Foothills; Plans New Weekend ShutdownsPG&E on Thursday gave a weather "all clear" to customers affected by its Public Safety Power Shutoff that began Wednesday in the North Bay and Sierra foothills above Interstate Highway 80.
Mill Valley Denies Permits For Backup Generators As PG&E Power Shutoffs LoomLarge wildfires may be the new normal in Northern California and everyone should be ready for power outages, as a result. Still, many cities and towns are still holding to regulations that prevent people from installing backup generators for when the lights go out.
Californians Could Face Reduced Power During Summer EveningsThe manager of California's power grid said Wednesday that below-average hydroelectricity production could mean reduced supplies for consumers during high-demand periods this summer.
NFL To Suspend TV Blackout Rule For 2015 SeasonThe National Football League will not blackout any games from local TV markets during the 2015 season.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Personal About Substance AbuseBillie Joe Armstrong opens up alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the new issue of Rolling Stone, revealing details about his blackouts...