Homebuyers In Northern California 'High Fire Zones' See Insurance Rates Go Through The RoofThe start of fire season should be a wakeup call for home buyers in this red hot real estate market. That’s because finding insurance for your dream house, if it’s next to wildland may give you sticker shock.
REPORT: Majority OF PG&E Fire Victim Trust Funds Going To Overhead, Not VictimsPG&E set up a trust to compensate victims of recent wildfires started by the utility’s faulty equipment. After its first year, the trust paid $7 million to eligible survivors but racked up $51 million in costs.
Largest California Wildfire Threatens Marijuana-Growing AreaCalifornia's largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops.
Judge: PG&E Has 'Callous Disregard' For Human Life; Sentenced To $4 Million Fine For Camp Fire DeathsPacific Gas & Electric on Thursday was fined $4 million for the deaths of 84 people killed in a nightmarish Northern California wildfire ignited by the its long-neglected electrical grid.
Families Of Camp Fire Victims Call PG&E 'Mass Murderers...Thieves, Liars'The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Butte County wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric’s long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telling heartbreaking stories of their loss in court.
PG&E Pleads Guilty To 84 Counts Of Manslaughter In 2018 Camp Fire That Devastated ParadiseOne by one the names of the 84 victims killed in the devastating Camp Fire were read aloud in Butte County Superior Court Tuesday and with each, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson answered with a single word - "guilty."
PG&E To Use Funds For Wildfire Victims To Pay For Camp Fire CrimesPG&E is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its criminal liability in the deadly Camp Fire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate victims for their losses.
PG&E Agrees To Plead Guilty To 84 Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter For Camp Fire DeathsPacific Gas & Electric announced a proposed settlement with Butte County early Monday, agreeing to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire stemming from the deadly and destructive 2018 Camp Fire.
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.
Bay Area In 2010s: Decade Of Wildfires Changed Our Lives ForeverThe looming threat of devastating wildfires became a common fear for Northern Californians in the decade as major blazes charred millions of acres, destroyed thousands of homes, claimed hundreds of lives and brought one of the nation's largest utilities to its knees.
6 Charged With Filing Phony Claims After Deadly Camp FireSix people who claimed their homes were destroyed in California's deadliest wildfire have been charged with filing phony federal claims.
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.
Paradise Pauses To Remember 1 Year After Deadly Camp FireOne year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials asked people to pause.
Paradise Rebuilds But Danger May Still Lurk 1 Year After Devastating Camp Fire"Rebuilding the Ridge" is a rallying cry on signs around town, evoking the beauty and peril of rebuilding on a wind-swept jut of land poking out of the Sierra Nevada and begging the question: Will the resurgent community be safer this time?
PG&E Reaches $11 Billion Settlement With Wildfire Victims Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers have reached an $11 billion settlement of claims from wildfire victims including those from last year's deadly Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, the utility announced early Friday.