California Public Utilities Commission

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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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 13, 2019 - 1:17 pm
The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously ordered an investigation into PG&E’s multiple deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month.
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4: A home burns near a vineyard after the Kincade Fire burned through the area on October 24, 2019 in Geyserville, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
PG&E has filed an incident report with state regulators about an equipment failure near the area and around the time the Kincade Fire began in Sonoma County. Pacific Gas & Electric has admitted to state regulators in an incident report that its equipment failed at approximately the same...
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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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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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avin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Doug Sovern
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law his sweeping plan to change how California pays for wildfire damage and regulates utilities, while also revealing his pick to be the state's top utility watchdog.
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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
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Holly Quan
June 28, 2019 - 10:33 am
State regulators are considering new fines and penalties against PG&E after an investigation uncovered “extensive and disturbing” violations during the 2017 North Bay wildfires.
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Lake Merritt in Oakland.
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June 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
A new system for dialing calls in the 510 area code takes effect on Saturday. To complete calls to and from numbers in that area code, dialers must begin by punching in 1 plus 510 before entering the remaining seven digits, the California Public Utilities Commission said. This change is to prepare...
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A passenger in a car summoned by an app.
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Matt Bigler
May 31, 2019 - 9:47 am
State regulators have proposed doubling a planned fee for Uber and Lyft trips from five to 10 cents per ride. The money from the fee would fund California’s new ride-hail services for wheelchair users, which Uber and Lyft don't currently offer in any meaningful way. Uber has only recently begun to...
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PGE truck
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Tim Ryan
April 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
PG&E is once again looking to raise its customers' rates in the name of wildfire safety.
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