PG&E: More Than 100 Incidents Of Wind Damage Found In Wake Of Power OutageUtility crew inspections in the wake of a massive Pacific Gas & Electric preventive power outage that left millions of Northern Californians in the dark have discovered more than 100 incidents of wind damage to transmission lines that may have triggered a wildfire, company officials announced Wednesday.
Recent Power Shutoffs, Earthquakes Point Up Need For Disaster Kit In Bay AreaBetween last week's PG&E power shutoffs and the earthquakes over the past 24 hours, emergency preparedness has probably jumped the top of the to-do list for many Bay Area residents.
Coroner: PG&E Power Shutoff Did Not Caused Death Of Pollock Pines Man On OxygenNorthern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire.
UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E ShutdownUC Berkeley officials announced early Thursday evening that classes would be cancelled for the third consecutive day on Friday in the wake of the PG&E power shutdown.
PG&E Ramps Up Tree-Trimming Efforts Amid Increased Wildfire ConcernsFall can be a deadly time of year in Northern California. It's a time when wildfires have raged through hillsides and into cities like Santa Rosa and towns like Paradise.
Delayed PG&E Power Shutdown Begins In East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz CountyThe looming planned power shutdown set to start sometime after noon Wednesday has now been postponed without a set time for the East Bay, the South Bay and Santa Cruz, according to officials.
PG&E Web Troubles Continue Wednesday Under High TrafficPG&E stood up a new website Wednesday night amid the power shutoff it initiated in the Bay Area the same day.
Hayward Forced To Create Website, Staff Hotline For Power Outage QuestionsIn Hayward, a repeatedly crashing PG&E site with outage info forced the city to staff a 24-hour telephone hotline to answer questions the utility should have been answering. Technicians also built a website to help residents prepare.
South Bay Residents Remain On Edge Awaiting Power OutageA neighborhood in the East Foothills of San Jose has been on edge all day Wednesday, waiting to see if the power would stay on or be cut off.
Bay Area Residents Facing Frustrations With PG&E Power ShutdownThe planned PG&E shutdown for Northern California is underway, but customer problems retrieving information online and a delay to the second round of shutoffs is leading to frustration over the process.
Sonoma County Colleges, Numerous Other Schools To Remain Closed Due To OutageSanta Rosa Junior College campuses will be closed Thursday and Sonoma State University will remain closed through Friday due to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff, school officials said Wednesday.
Power Outage Results In Multiple Crashes, Injuries At Santa Rosa IntersectionsWidespread power outages in the North Bay have resulted in a number of auto accidents at intersections where traffic signals were not working, according to authorities.
Morgan Hill Imposing Wednesday Night Pedestrian Curfew In Wake Of Power OutageMorgan Hill city leaders announced Wednesday that they would be enforcing a curfew to protect home and business owners from looters once the power outage goes into effect in the city.
Generators Will Keep Caldecott Tunnel Open During Power OutageWorking overnight, Caltrans crews were able to install four portable generators at the Caldecott Tunnel, allowing the vital commuter link to remain open during Pacific Gas & Electric's Public Safety Power Shutdown.
North Bay Residents Cope With First 12 Hours Of Massive PG&E Power ShutdownAlmost 12 hours after PG&E shut off the power in the North Bay out of concerns over fire danger and high winds, residents in Sonoma were doing their best to cope with the blackout.