State Sen. Wiener Calls For Utilities To Pay For Some Blackout CostsCalifornians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things like lost wages or spoiled food under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.
Governor Newsom Aims To Block PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.
Federal Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California
Sonoma County Prepares To Sue PG&E For Damages From Kincade FireSonoma Country is exploring plans to sue Pacific Gas and Electric over the massive Kincade Fire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725 million.
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.