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.
Newsom: Californians Should Be 'Outraged' Over PG&E Power ShutoffsGov. Gavin Newsom: The estimated 800,000 customers across California who will be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E starting on Wednesday should be "outraged" and "infuriated."
San Jose Residents Brace For Evening Power Outages, Nightmare CommuteSan Jose Deputy City Manager Kip Harkness wasn't going to sugarcoat it for residents early Wednesday. The PG&E power shutoffs would begin around 8 p.m. and the evening commute home from work will be challenging.
Caldecott, Devil's Slide Tunnels To Remain Open During OutageTwo major Bay Area tunnels used by commuters faced closures because of PG&E's planned Public Safety Power Shutdown, but crews were working to install backup generators so they stay open.
Veterans, Staff At San Jose Housing Facility Scramble To Prepare For Power OutageIn San Jose, as thousands prepare for parts of the city to go dark due to planned PG&E power outages, one man is preparing to simply stay alive.
PG&E Confirms It Will Shut Off Power To Quarter Million Bay Area CustomersA wind advisory and red flag warning have Pacific Gas & Electric officials considering cutting the power beginning early Wednesday morning to about 250,000 Bay Area residents as a safety precaution.
East Bay Residents Scramble To Prepare For Life Without Power During PG&E OutagesAt the Costco on Monument Boulevard in Concord, gas lines were wrapping around the block for the chance to fuel up before the lights potentially go out.
PG&E Power Shutoffs An Eerie Coincidence On Anniversary Of Wine Country WildfiresJust as power outages and high fire conditions were arriving for most of the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma Counties will mark the anniversary of the firestorm that changed life for just about everyone in wine country.