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Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on October 09, 2019 in Vallejo, California. PG&E plans on cutting power to hundreds of thousands of customers across central and northern California as a precaution against starting wildfires.
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October 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
A PG&E executive has been fired after entertaining the company’s top customers at a Sonoma winery in a poorly timed event just before power was cut to customers across the Bay Area and Northern California. Mel Christopher was PG&E’s top gas executive, in charge of the Natural Gas Division...
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A firefighter walks near the entrance to NuStar Energy fuel storage facility Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 after a Tuesday fire in Crockett, Calif. Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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October 16, 2019 - 5:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. The...
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Two fuel tanks were destroyed in an explosion and fire at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett on Oct. 15, 2019.
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October 16, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Before investigators figure out how and why a massive fire broke out Tuesday at a fuel storage facility in Crockett, crews still have to declare the area safe. Two ethanol tanks were destroyed in the explosion and fire that burned 252,000 gallons of fuel for more than six hours at NuStar Energy...
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he Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a sign in front of the PG&E Service Center on January 15, 2019 in San Rafael, California.
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October 15, 2019 - 10:10 am
PG&E is trying to emerge from an avalanche of public criticism about last week's power outage by emphasizing that there were no major wildfires in its territory despite a red-flag warning. "First and most important, during the Public Safety Power Shutoff, there were no catastrophic wildfires...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. Experts say it’s hard to know what might have happened had the power stayed on, or if the utility’s proactive shutoffs are to thank for California’s mild fire season this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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October 14, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest...
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athy Sanchez bartends at The Town Square bar where the lights are out on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
October 14, 2019 - 8:48 am
The California Public Utilities Commission will be investigating PG&E’s massive power outage last week, according to state Senator Jerry Hill. Hill (D-San Mateo), a frequent critic of the huge gas and electric company, said the intentional blackouts affecting parts of Northern California to the...
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October 13, 2019 - 8:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States. A corrected version of the story is below: California...
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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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October 12, 2019 - 6:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure...
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acific Gas & Electric crews work on October 09, 2019 in Vallejo, California.
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October 10, 2019 - 11:54 pm
The top executive at PG&E apologized Thursday for the company's poor communications during the intentional power outages that affected people across California.
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, an American flag flutters in the breeze outside of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Opening arguments begin Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the antitrust case against Sutter Health, one of California's largest hospital systems, which is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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October 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. The antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health, which operates 24 hospitals with 5,500 doctors...
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