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.
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.
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.
California Fire Victims Face Deadline On Filing ClaimsPeople who lost family members, homes and businesses in California wildfires had a Tuesday deadline to seek compensation.
Gavin Newsom's 1st Year As Governor A 'Baptism By Fire'During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned PG&E. Both soon became inescapable topics.
California Wildfires Cause Turmoil In Property Insurance MarketKent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years.
State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire AreasMore than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
PG&E's $13.5 Billion Deal With Fire Victims Removes Huge ObstaclesPG&E will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic fires blamed on the utility's equipment is approved.
Aaron Rodgers, NorCal Native Packers Star, Shows Hometown Love With Custom CleatsAaron Rodgers showed off more than his moves on the field during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. He wore his heart on his cleats as part of the NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign.
Report: California Sees Soaring Wages, Overtime for FirefightersFollowing an unprecedented series of wildfires across California, overtime costs for firefighters surged by 65% over the past decade, pushing annual wages to nearly $5 billion
PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement With Individual Wildfire VictimsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced a $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims on Friday.
PG&E Says Power Shutoffs Limited Fires Despite Transmission Line Failure In Sonoma CountyThe nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall.
State Insurance Commissioner Demands Action From Companies Over Wildfire Non-RenewalsThe state insurance commissioner is taking action after a KPIX report revealed thousands of homeowners in high-risk fire areas are losing their insurance coverage.