Power Outages: Thousands Of Santa Rosa Residents Face Night Lit By CandlelightNearly 50,000 Wine Country homes and businesses began going dark Wednesday morning in the latest round of Pacific Gas and Electric power outages, but hours later weather conditions had improved enough to allow the cancellation of planned blackouts in five other Northern California counties.
PG&E Scales Back Power Shutoff; Multiple Counties No Longer ImpactedPG&E officials announced Tuesday afternoon that residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties would not be impacted by the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday.
East Bay Residents Happy To Avoid Planned PG&E Power ShutoffTens of thousands of East Bay residents will be spared the latest PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, but many were well prepared for it.
PG&E: Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff To Affect Over 300K Customers Starting WednesdayExtremely dry and windy conditions have prompted Pacific Gas and Electric to issue a 48-hour notice Monday of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff affecting 264,000 customers in 22 Northern California counties, including six Bay Area counties.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
PG&E Agrees To Extend Deadline For Wildfire Damage ClaimsPacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California.
Novato Seniors Left Shaken By Apartment Complex's Power OutageThousands of people in the Bay Area struggled to cope with the power outages over the weekend, but one group of vulnerable Novato residents say they were left alone in the dark.
PG&E Cancels Power Outages For 5 Bay Area Counties; Wind Storm Loses Its PunchPacific Gas and Electric cancelled plans to turn off power to thousands of homes and businesses in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties early Wednesday after a major wind storm predicted to blast the Bay Area lost its punch.
PG&E Equipment Blamed For Bethel Island, Oakley FiresFire officials on Wednesday blamed Pacific Gas and Electric equipment for starting a pair of fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the weekend which led to a number of evacuations.
'A Failure Of Epic Proportions'; Anger, Frustration Greet New Round Of Power ShutoffsFor the fourth time this month, Pacific Gas and Electric launched a tidal wave of preventive power outages across the San Francisco Bay Area early Tuesday, triggering rising anger and frustration among the thousands of customers facing life without electricity.
New PG&E Power Shutoff Tuesday May Affect Up To 600K CustomersMany PG&E customers in the Bay Area had their lights come back on Monday, but some were not restored before another round of strong winds threatened to damage power lines and spark fires.