Report: Kincade Fire, Power Shutoffs Cost Sonoma County $725MThe Kincade Fire and evacuations and four PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs last fall cost Sonoma County $725 million in economic losses, according to a report to the county's Board of Supervisors.
PG&E Issues "All Clear"; Power Being Restored To Wine Country Homes Pacific Gas & Electric launched a fleet of helicopters and an army of ground crews throughout Wine Country Thursday, searching for any damage to lines and equipment as the utility continued to restore electricity to homes and businesses blacked out during the most recent planned power outage.
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.
Uncertainty Over PG&E's Planned Public Safety Shutoffs Leaves Marin Businesses Feeling PowerlessScaling back its original plan, PG&E announced that only residents in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties would be affected by the public safety power shutoffs. All the uncertainty has left many small businesses feeling powerless, whether the lights are on, or not.
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.
PG&E Exec Meets With Gov. Newsom Amid Bankruptcy CaseCalifornia's governor called the chief executive of a troubled utility to his office on Tuesday for a closed-door meeting as the company struggles to emerge from a high-profile bankruptcy while facing criticism for its practice of shutting off power for millions of people to prevent wildfires.
Gov. Newsom Seeks Quick Fix To PG&E BankruptcyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants to speed up the troubled Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case so the company can be restructured in time for next year's wildfire season.
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.
Is Your Food Safe? USDA Gives Power Outage Refrigerator TipsIn the wake of multiple power shutoffs, the US Department of Agriculture is urging Californians to heed food safety warnings and not take any chances with food that may have been stored at warm temperatures in refrigerators during the blackouts.
Even Without Power, East Bay Schools And Businesses Stay OpenWith all the recent power outages, people are having to cope with a lot of uncertainty, but some East Bay schools and businesses persevered and remained open in the dark
Gov. Newsom Launches New Website For Californians Impacted By Devastating Wildfires, OutagesCalifornians impacted by the wildfires, power shutoffs and evacuations can go to a new government website for information and resources: RESPONSE.CA.GOV.
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.
Lights Going Out For Millions In Unprecedented Preventive PG&E Power OutagesWith red flag warning conditions packing howling winds predicted for late Saturday, Pacific Gas & Electric officials went forward with the second planned power shutoff this week because of mounting fire danger conditions from the Bay Area to the Sierra.
All 24 Santa Rosa Schools to Close Monday Due to Fire, Power ShutoffsThe Santa Rosa City Schools district, largest in Sonoma County, has canceled all classes Monday due to dangerous weather and fire conditions, power shutoffs and nearby evacuations, officials said Saturday.