Victims Of 2017-18 Northern California Wildfires Can File Claims With PG&EPeople affected by wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018 can file claims for housing assistance and other immediate needs with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Illegal Pot Farm Blows Transformer Leaving Oakland Businesses In The Dark For MonthsAn illegal pot farm blew up a transformer, knocking out power to about a dozen small businesses in the same complex last May. Three months later, some are still without power.
PG&E Disputes Report Linking Delayed Repairs To Camp FirePG&E Co. told a federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday that it denies a Wall Street Journal article's implication that it knowingly delayed repairing the transmission line maintenance problem that caused last year's deadly Camp Fire.
Blown Maintenance Hole Prompts Street Closure In BerkeleyOne block of Addison Street is closed Wednesday evening in Berkeley because of a blown maintenance hole, police said.
Insurers Offer Competing Plan To Rescue PG&E From BankruptcyInsurance companies contending that Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims want to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy.
Mill Valley Denies Permits For Backup Generators As PG&E Power Shutoffs LoomLarge wildfires may be the new normal in Northern California and everyone should be ready for power outages, as a result. Still, many cities and towns are still holding to regulations that prevent people from installing backup generators for when the lights go out.
Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from SpaceA mile-long stretch of homeless people living in tents and their attendant trash in Santa Clara County has grown so large, the encampments are visible by satellite.
California Lawmakers OK Multi-Billion Dollar Wildfire BillCalifornia lawmakers have approved a sprawling bill meant to shore up the state's major electric utilities in the face of another wildfire season.
PG&E Ordered To Respond To Damning Report Alleging Willful Failure To Fix Transmission LinesA federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered PG&E Co. to respond “paragraph by paragraph” to a Wall Street Journal article that alleges the utility knew for years that parts of its aging transmission lines could fail and spark fires, but failed to fix them.
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).
California Lawmakers Take Up Key Wildfire ProposalsCalifornia lawmakers are rushing to pass bills aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities and putting a renewed focus on a safety in the face of devastating wildfires caused by utility equipment.