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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
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December 30, 2018 - 1:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general has told a federal judge it's possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years. The brief...
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KCBS Radio Morning News
December 28, 2018 - 7:02 am
PALO ALTO (KCBS Radio) -- Tesla, Inc on Friday proposed to name Oracle founder Larry Ellison to its board of directors in a move designed to complete a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission . Ellison would join another newly-named director on the Tesla board, former Kellogg...
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Town of Paradise
Holly Quan
December 17, 2018 - 8:28 pm
Police in the burned-out town of Paradise may file criminal charges against a worker who made jokes in poor taste on social media about the wildfire, town officials said.
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at an analytical laboratory in Oakland, Calif. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July and the first two months saw about a 20 percent failure rate. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 16, 2018 - 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of...
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30: Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case agains
PG&E Truck (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
December 14, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco.
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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
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Margie Shafer
December 14, 2018 - 10:43 am
PG&E is asking state regulators for permission to raise customer rates, saying it will use the funds to pay for improved wildfire safety measures.
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Matt Bigler
December 13, 2018 - 3:38 pm
Thieves in Hayward are using more sophisticated devices to steal customers' credit and debit card information from gas stations, according to police.
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Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
December 12, 2018 - 5:19 pm
The insurance losses from three destructive wildfires in California this year will cost more than $9 billion, according to an estimate released on Wednesday by state officials.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
December 12, 2018 - 7:02 am
State utility regulators are considering a tax on text messaging services. In a lengthy decision, a state administrative law judge concludes that the California Public Utilities Commission has the authority to impose such a tax. The matter has been placed on the agenda for the CPUC's December 13th...
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