PG&E Issues Weather 'All Clear' For Most PSPS Locations; Power Restoration BeginsOfficials with PG&E on Monday afternoon announced patrols have begun to inspect lines de-energized during the weekend Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting about 65,000 Northern California customers in 16 counties.
PG&E: Hundreds of Napa County Customers Likely to Lose Power SaturdayPG&E announced Saturday that 216 customers in Napa County will likely lose power Sunday afternoon because of weather conditions that pose a high risk of sparking a wildfire.
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.
PG&E To Issue Watches, Warnings Ahead Of PSPS Power Shutoff EventsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it plans to issue advance watches and warnings ahead of potentially shutting off power to areas over wildfire risk.
PG&E Mistakenly Powered Down Plant During August 15 Stage 3 Energy AlertWhile state power officials were declaring a Stage 3 Alert in mid-August, PG&E officials were sending an errant message to one of their major plants, forcing it to actually cut the flow of electricity into the grid, officials revealed Tuesday.
Public Safety Power Shutoffs: PG&E Crews Restore Power To 97 Percent Of NorCal Homes, BusinessesPacific Gas & Electric gave the "all clear" in areas impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff that began on Labor Day, setting the stage for power to be restored.
A Decade Later, San Bruno Residents Remember Deadly PG&E Pipeline ExplosionOn the tenth anniversary of the deadly and tragic San Bruno pipeline explosion, an ominous fire-orange cloud hovered over the city once again.
Public Safety Power Shutoff: North Bay Businesses, Schools Residents Spend 24 Hours In The DarkThousands of North bay residents woke up with no electricity Tuesday, due to PG&E's Planned Safety Power Shutoffs. By evening, many were still in the dark.
Santa Rosa Residents Prepare For PG&E Power Shutoffs Under Hot, Red Flag Warning ConditionsThe red flag warning in the North Bay mountains has forced the city of Santa Rosa Fire to prepare for another Public Safety Power Shutoff.
'Extreme Heat Storm' Scorches State; Temperature Records Tumble, San Francisco Hits 100; Livermore 111A blistering holiday-weekend heat wave sent records tumbling across the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday as an "extreme heat storm" maintained its grip on the region.
PG&E To Perform Accelerated Power Line Inspections In North Bay Due To Fire ConcernsPG&E is using both helicopters and drones over the next two weeks to perform transmission line inspections in Marin and Sonoma counties.
How A Massive Real Estate Deal Is Connected to California's Deadliest FireAn investigation has revealed that a multimillion-dollar real estate transaction linking an owner of Bay Area Concrete to the PG&E employee who supervised the company's work in Paradise.
California Staves Off More Power Outages Amid Heat WaveCalifornia staved off another round of rolling blackouts as a searing heat wave strained its electrical grid, but authorities warned of a continuing threat Wednesday.
Cal ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Amid Heat Wave; No Rolling Blackouts TuesdayCal ISO lifted a Stage 2 emergency Tuesday night, eliminating the need for more rotating power outages as the Bay Area continued to swelter under the ongoing heat wave.
SJ Residents Blast PG&E After Transformer Blows, Shutting Off Power During Heat WaveAfter suffering all weekend without power, San Jose residents blasted PG&E for equipment failure that caused the utility to shut off their electricity during the hottest days of summer.