CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power OutagesCalifornia's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires.
California Power Shutoffs Highlight Widening Income GapBlackouts are highlighting the divide in Northern California where growing income disparity means access to reliable electricity is available to the affluent but increasingly out-of-reach for the economically vulnerable.
PG&E Defends Blackouts, Shows Line Damage That Might Have Sparked FiresPG&E officials defended their use of this week's public safety power shutoff saying crews inspecting lines after this week's high winds have found 50 cases so far of damage or hazard to their equipment.
Backup Generators Raise Concerns Over Air Pollution During Power ShutoffsPower shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.
With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety ShutoffsAll but one county in the Bay Area on Saturday morning had power fully restored to customers affected by PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff.
PG&E Restores Power to 97% of Customers Impacted by ShutoffsPacific Gas & Electric says it has restored power to 97 percent of the customers it deliberately blacked out because of weather-related fire concerns.
Crews Struggle With Terrain During Power Restoration In North BayFor anyone in the North Bay waiting for their power to be restored Friday, there were about 6,000 people trying to make it happen.
Tesla Owners Receive Warnings To Recharge Amid PG&E BlackoutsWhen Wendy Bedolla got into her Tesla Model 3 Thursday morning there was a message waiting for her.
San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000The massive PG&E public safety power outage has cost the city of San Jose about a half million dollars and that amount is expected to climb, mayor Sam Liccardo said on Thursday.
All Oakland Unified Schools to Be Open FridayOakland Unified School District officials said all schools will be open on Friday following PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff that closed nine campuses on Thursday.
Moraga's Sanders Ranch Neighborhood Evacuated; Early Morning Wildfire Threatened HomesResidents of Moraga's Sanders Ranch neighborhood were forced to flee their homes early Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire burned through at least 40 acres and threatened structures in an area already darkened by the PG&E planned power outage, authorities said.