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: The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown remained dark on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. Power outages were scheduled as preemptive moves by PG&E to address hot, dry and windy weather and the risk of wildfires, according to the company.
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Doug Sovern
December 20, 2019 - 10:23 am
PG&E will deliberately cut power to customers to prevent wildfires for at least five more years, the company's chief executive said. That revises a timetable laid out by CEO Bill Johnson who had said outages would be a fact of life in the Bay Area and beyond for at least a decade.
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Mike Colgan
October 31, 2019 - 11:37 am
As Pacific Gas and Electric restored power to about 95 percent of customers who were left in the dark during the utility's deliberate outage, the call for a major shakeup at the utility is reaching a crescendo, especially from lawmakers. One of those voices is coming from Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna...
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Anderson Vice Mayor Melissa Hunt fires up a generator to keep a friend's refrigerator-freezer running on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019,
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Megan Goldsby
October 30, 2019 - 10:32 am
PG&E customers affected by the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoffs on October 9th could soon see a credit on their bill.
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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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All News KCBS Radio
October 23, 2019 - 10:46 am
PG&E will begin another round of intentional power outages that will reach the North Bay this afternoon and the Peninsula by early Thursday. The first wave of cuts will reach the Sierra foothills by 2 p.m., utility officials said Wednesday morning. That will be followed by the North Bay hills...
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: The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown remained dark on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. Power outages were scheduled as preemptive moves by PG&E to address hot, dry and windy weather and the risk of wildfires, according to the company.
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Holly Quan
October 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
Don't look now, but PG&E says it may be shutting power off again to customers in parts of the North Bay this week because of high fire danger. Fewer customers could lose electricity than the intentional blackouts earlier this month that hit 730,000 homes and businesses. Still, PG&E has...
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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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All News KCBS Radio
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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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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All News KCBS Radio
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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acific Gas & Electric crews work on October 09, 2019 in Vallejo, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
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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