Judge Approves $105M PG&E Fund For California Wildfire SurvivorsPacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.
PG&E's Fire Prevention Plan Could Cut Power In Major Bay Area CitiesRolling power outages from San Francisco to San Jose are a possibility this wildfire season, according to PG&E.
Cal Fire: PG&E Electrical Lines Triggered Deadly Camp FireThe deadly Camp Fire that roared through Paradise and other Butte County communities, killing 85, destroying 18,804 structures and charring 153,336 acres was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company, state officials announced Wednesday.
FEMA Closing Sonoma County Trailer Neighborhood For Wine Country Fire VictimsA makeshift trailer neighborhood in Sonoma County, where wildfire victims have been living for 19 months, will be removed in July.
East Bay Homeowners Face Deadline To Clear Dead Vegetation Before Fire SeasonIn the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, residents are required to clear out overgrown vegetation and dead trees by May 31.
Endangered Frogs Delay Wildfire Cleanup In ParadiseFears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start rebuilding their homes.
California's 3 Major Utilities Spent $1.3M On Lobbying In 1st 3 Months Of 2019California's three major utilities spent at least $1.3 million to lobby state government in the first three months of 2019.
Bankruptcy Judge Allows PG&E To Pay Out $235 Million In Bonuses For 2019A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved a plan by PG&E Co. to pay up to 10,000 employees $235 million in bonuses for their work in 2019.
New Challenge For Rebuilding Paradise Residents -- Toxic Drinking WaterThe drinking water in Paradise, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
Newsom Outlines California's Plan To Deal With Destructive WildfiresCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday unveiled a report detailing his administration's ideas for dealing with destructive wildfires in the future and the possibility of massive PG&E rate hikes to cover the utility's liability.
California Aims To Find Towns That May Be The Next ParadiseThey all could be the next Paradise. Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Dire Prediction For PG&E Rates If California Wildfires PersistAn advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom predicts PG&E bills could skyrocket if California continues to have devastating wildfires.
Santa Rosa Junior College Plans To Build $43M Student Housing ComplexAfter many students dropped out after wildfires took their homes, Santa Rosa Junior College is now planning to build a $43 million, five story student housing complex.
San Francisco's Emergency Plan For Poor Air, Extreme Heat Could Cancel Outdoor EventsSan Francisco's emergency plan for days with extremely poor air quality and extreme heat could close down farmer's markets and other outdoor events.
Fire-Ravaged Paradise Issues 1st Rebuild PermitsSmall signs of rebuilding the town of Paradise after it was destroyed by the massive Camp Fire last fall are sprouting this spring.