Update: Gusty 89 MPH Winds Whip Through North Bay Mountains; PG&E Outages Underway Across Bay AreaWind gusts of a hurricane force 89 mph whipped through the hills above wine country Sunday night as a rolling power outage darkened thousands of homes in San Francisco Bay Area communities in the hopes of preventing a major outbreak of deadly wildfires.
North Bay Communities Prepare for Sunday Power Shutoffs, High Fire DangerMany of the same areas affected by wildfire are also affected by PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs and Sonoma County has got pretty good at preparing for both situations.
Bay Area Residents Brace for Dangerous Winds, Power Outages Beginning SundayParts of the Bay Area have been in and out of red flag warnings all month but this Sunday's wind event is going to bring winds that we have not seen this year.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines
PSPS Update: Reduced Public Safety Power Shutoff Won't Affect Bay Area CountiesOfficials with PG&E announced Thursday morning that the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff has been scaled back and would not impact any Bay Area counties.
PSPS: Over 4,000 Bay Area Customers To Be Impacted In Latest Round Of OutagesPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that 37,000 customers in 15 counties will have their electricity turned off in the latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
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 to Cut Power for 65,000 Customers Through Monday to Prevent Sparking FiresWith red flag weather conditions gripping much of Northern California, officials said power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires that have engulfed areas of the state.
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.
'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.
Trump Lashes Out At California Democrats On Twitter Over Rolling BlackoutsPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Democrats in California over recent rolling blackouts during the state's record-breaking heat wave, saying "Democrats are unable to keep up with energy demand."
Power Grid Officials Cancel Order For Second Night Of Bay Area Rolling OutagesFor a second straight night, state power grid officials Saturday ordered local utility districts to begin rolling blackouts to thousands of homes. Minutes later they canceled the order for the San Francisco Bay Area.
PG&E Tells Regulators Planned Outages Will Go More SmoothlyPG&E promised regulators Thursday that it learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts in the past and won't disrupt as many people's lives during the pandemic this year.
Lights Go Out In San Francisco's Hayes Valley, Lower Haight NeighborhoodsA power outage knocked out electrical service early Wednesday for thousands of customers in San Francisco's Hayes Valley and Lower Haight neighborhoods.
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.