Phone Scam By Fake PG&E Employees Doubles In North Bay CountiesCriminals purporting to be PG&E employees are targeting North Bay and Northern California residents in a telephone scam, the utility said Monday.
California To Examine Effects Of PG&E Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
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.
Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later ProblemsAn Associated Press review shows widespread problems with the four “public safety power shutoffs” the utility started rolling out in 2018, a year before massive blackouts paralyzed much of California in recent months.
Federal Judge Approves $24B For PG&E Wildfire SettlementsA federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved two settlements totaling $24.5 billion between PG&E and victims of 2017 and 2018 North Bay wildfires caused by electrical equipment failures.
PG&E Scrambles to Renegotiate Wildfire Deal That Newsom NixedGov. Newsom's opposition to PG&E's restructuring plan a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution quickly.
Gov. Newsom Rejects $13.5 Billion PG&E Bankruptcy SettlementGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement.
Recovery Fund Allows Wildfire Victims To Share PG&E Settlement Money With Those Facing Greater NeedNorth Bay wildfire victims approaching a deadline to apply for Pacific Gas and Electric settlement funds are getting a boost from a new tool to help them on their road to recovery.
PG&E Using Huge Heli-Saws To Trim Trees From Power Lines In Wildfire CountryPG&E's Heli-Saw may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it’s a welcome sight in wildfire country.
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.