South Bay Officials Ask Public To Report Illegal FireworksThe Santa Clara County Fire Department has reported a fourfold increase in grass fires. Some of that is being blamed on illegal fireworks.
PG&E: High Wind Event Could Prompt Power Shutoffs In North Bay This WeekPG&E said Sunday that an expected high wind event Wednesday could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff for some customers in the North Bay, Sierra foothills and North Valley, but conditions remain fluid.
Firefighters Contain 2-Alarm Garage Fire In San AnselmoMultiple agencies have contained a two-alarm fire to a single structure in San Anselmo Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.
Red Flag Warning Issued; Thousands Anxiously Awaiting Final Decision On Power OutagesFor North Bay residents like Lawrence Phillips, PG&E power outages have become just one more daily challenge they need to overcome to live in California's picturesque Wine Country.
PG&E: More Than 100 Incidents Of Wind Damage Found In Wake Of Power OutageUtility crew inspections in the wake of a massive Pacific Gas & Electric preventive power outage that left millions of Northern Californians in the dark have discovered more than 100 incidents of wind damage to transmission lines that may have triggered a wildfire, company officials announced Wednesday.
Contra Costa Fire Depts. Say Advanced Deployment Helped Limit Fire DamageFirefighting resources deployed in advance of red flag weather conditions and the Public Safety Power Shutoff this past week are being credited by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for limiting potential damage.
Delayed PG&E Power Shutdown Begins In East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz CountyThe looming planned power shutdown set to start sometime after noon Wednesday has now been postponed without a set time for the East Bay, the South Bay and Santa Cruz, according to officials.
South Bay Residents Remain On Edge Awaiting Power OutageA neighborhood in the East Foothills of San Jose has been on edge all day Wednesday, waiting to see if the power would stay on or be cut off.
Bay Area Residents Facing Frustrations With PG&E Power ShutdownThe planned PG&E shutdown for Northern California is underway, but customer problems retrieving information online and a delay to the second round of shutoffs is leading to frustration over the process.
Newsom: Californians Should Be 'Outraged' Over PG&E Power ShutoffsGov. Gavin Newsom: The estimated 800,000 customers across California who will be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E starting on Wednesday should be "outraged" and "infuriated."
Cal Fire Works To Finish Fire Breaks Around Hwy 17 In Santa Clara CountyCal Fire crews are working with added urgency to trim trees and clear brush from 6.5-mile stretch of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains as the state enters the most dangerous period of the annual fire season.
'13 Reasons Why' Films At Oakland Park That's Closed Due To Fire DangerCrews from the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" were spotted Tuesday filming at an Oakland park that's officially closed to the public due to high fire danger.
Palo Alto Implements Plan to Mitigate Risk of Foothills WildfireA popular hiking area in Palo Alto is extremely vulnerable to a potential wildfire but now there's a plan to reduce the threat.
Heat Watch Issued For Interior Bay Area This WeekendThe National Weather Services has issued an excessive heat watch for much of the interior Bay Area for the weekend with temperatures expected to peak between 95 and 105 degrees.
PG&E Discusses Plans For Outages During Increased Fire Danger At Open HousePG&E officials faced tough questions from their customers at an open house held in Oakland Monday meant to educate people about the utility company's plan to expand its controversial Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS).