'Pinots & Plaid' Raises Spirits And Funds For Wine Country Wildfire VictimsEmily Martin talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a fun event to raise spirits and funds for the wine country wildfire victims dubbed 'Pinots and Plaid.
California To Examine Effects Of PG&E Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
California's Disastrous Wildfires Pale In Comparison To Australia's Catastrophic FiresThe scenes of wildfire devastation and smoke coming from Australia may appear familiar to many Californians.
Bay Area In 2010s: Decade Of Wildfires Changed Our Lives ForeverThe looming threat of devastating wildfires became a common fear for Northern Californians in the decade as major blazes charred millions of acres, destroyed thousands of homes, claimed hundreds of lives and brought one of the nation's largest utilities to its knees.
California Fire Victims Face Deadline On Filing ClaimsPeople who lost family members, homes and businesses in California wildfires had a Tuesday deadline to seek compensation.
Gavin Newsom's 1st Year As Governor A 'Baptism By Fire'During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned PG&E. Both soon became inescapable topics.
California Wildfires Cause Turmoil In Property Insurance MarketKent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years.
State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire AreasMore than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
Fires, Outages Earlier In Year Prompt Urgent Need For Donations At SF-Marin Food BankMonetary donations are needed urgently at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank this holiday season partly because of wildfires and power outages earlier in the year, according to the food bank.
Cal Fire Crews Clearing Santa Cruz Mountain Forests To Prevent WildfiresBuzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains.
PG&E Using Huge Heli-Saws To Trim Trees From Power Lines In Wildfire CountryPG&E's Heli-Saw may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it’s a welcome sight in wildfire country.