Winds Blast Bay Area, Knocking Out Power To Thousands; 209-MPH Gust In SierraStrong, gusty winds reaching hurricane-force levels on Mount St. Helena roared through the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday, ripping down trees, damaging homes in Oakland and Sonoma and triggering outages that left thousands without power.
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.
Storm Winds Cause Power Outages Throughout Santa ClaraStrong, gusting from this weekend's storm caused scattered power outages in Santa Clara for much of the post-Thanksgiving weekend.
PG&E Says Power Shutoffs Limited Fires Despite Transmission Line Failure In Sonoma CountyThe nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall.
PG&E Begins Power Restoration As Sonoma County Residents Face Bitter ColdParts of Sonoma County are going through their fifth Public Safety Power Shutoff of the season. But this time around, those without power face the bitter cold as well as fire danger.
Bay Area Power Shutoff Survival GuideExtremely and windy conditions have prompted Pacific Gas and Electric to issue a 48-hour notice Monday of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff affecting 264,000 customers in 22 Northern California counties, including six Bay Area counties.
PG&E: High Wind Event Could Prompt Power Shutoffs In North Bay This WeekPG&E said Sunday that an expected high wind event Wednesday could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff for some customers in the North Bay, Sierra foothills and North Valley, but conditions remain fluid.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
Novato Seniors Left Shaken By Apartment Complex's Power OutageThousands of people in the Bay Area struggled to cope with the power outages over the weekend, but one group of vulnerable Novato residents say they were left alone in the dark.
PG&E Cancels Power Outages For 5 Bay Area Counties; Wind Storm Loses Its PunchPacific Gas and Electric cancelled plans to turn off power to thousands of homes and businesses in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties early Wednesday after a major wind storm predicted to blast the Bay Area lost its punch.
'A Failure Of Epic Proportions'; Anger, Frustration Greet New Round Of Power ShutoffsFor the fourth time this month, Pacific Gas and Electric launched a tidal wave of preventive power outages across the San Francisco Bay Area early Tuesday, triggering rising anger and frustration among the thousands of customers facing life without electricity.
New PG&E Power Shutoff Tuesday May Affect Up To 600K CustomersMany PG&E customers in the Bay Area had their lights come back on Monday, but some were not restored before another round of strong winds threatened to damage power lines and spark fires.
Public Utilities Commission To Launch Investigation Into PG&E Power ShutoffsIn the wake of a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs taking place throughout Sonoma County due to the Kincade Fire, the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday announced it would be launching an investigation into the shutoffs.
Weekend Power Shutoffs Lead To Water Shortage In VallejoThe city of Vallejo was in desperate need of a big backup generator Sunday, but it was for a water-related emergency.
PG&E Announces Possible Third Consecutive Power Shutdown TuesdayOfficials with Pacific Gas and Electric have announced a possible third consecutive Public Safety Power Shutdown due to dangerous fire conditions that would affect customers in 32 counties starting Tuesday.