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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Calls for Changes To Energy Utility
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Keith Menconi
December 05, 2019 - 3:01 pm
A coalition of local government officials are rallying behind San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s call to transform PG&E into a customer owned co-op. The proposal has gained considerable support since its initial announcement last month. Now, 114 elected officials representing millions of PG&E...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers bury utility lines in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric officials urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve an insurance settlement that would enable the nation's largest utility to regain its financial footing while covering at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires tied to its equipment and negligence. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
AP News
December 04, 2019 - 4:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to regain its financial footing and cover at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires in California tied to its equipment. The...
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 Arriving passengers wait to board Lyft vehicles at the new 'LAX-it' ride-hail passenger pickup lot at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 6, 2019.
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Tim Ryan
December 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
A group of 21 women were filing a lawsuit Wednesday against Lyft alleging that they were raped or sexually assaulted during rides through the app.
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2008, file photo Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page talk about the new Google Browser, "Chrome," during a news conference at Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Page and Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Page, who had been serving as CEO of Alphabet, and Brin, who had been president of Alphabet, will remain on the board of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
AP News
December 03, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades during which Larry Page and Sergey Brin shaped a startup born in a Silicon Valley garage into one of the largest, most powerful — and, increasingly, most...
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n aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire October 21, 2019 in Paradise.
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Tim Ryan
December 03, 2019 - 11:48 am
A new report by the California Public Utilities Commission found 12 safety violations by PG&E that were linked to the deadly Camp fire in Paradise last year.
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johnny-lopez
November 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
The debut of Tesla’s new Cybertruck has many perplexed by the futuristic “Blade Runner”-inspired look of the vehicle. But there’s actually a functional reason for the truck’s triangular yet boxy design beyond the company’s CEO Elon Musk wanting it to be as extra as possible. I'm gonna tell my kids...
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AP News
November 27, 2019 - 4:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric’s latest attempt to change a California law requiring utilities to pay for the devastation from wildfires ignited by their electrical equipment. The decision issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis...
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A McDonald's sign is seen above the fast food restaurant on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 near downtown Los Angeles. McDonald's has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday. The agreement, which estimates the settlement covers about 38,000 individuals, requires the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, London taxis block the roads during a protest in central London, concerned with unfair competition from services such as Uber. London’s transit operator says it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital. Uber’s license expires Monday Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure its future in the British capital. It’s the latest chapter in Uber’s rocky history...
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AP News
November 22, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to...
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