California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: The Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a PG&E truck on January 17, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Melissa Culross
May 03, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Only three of the embattled utility’s current board members will remain when PG&E emerges from bankruptcy.
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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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Megan Goldsby
February 19, 2020 - 10:20 am
Bay Area lawmakers introduced a bill that would hold PG&E more accountable during wildfire season.
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Redwood forests in the Santa Cruz mountains are protected under a deal involving the Peninsula Open Space Trust and and a logging company.
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Jeffrey Schaub
January 21, 2020 - 2:07 pm
In order to make a meaningful impact against the threat of wildfires in California, nearly 20% of the state is forestland that needs controlled burns or thinning, according to a new Standford study.
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Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Windsor October, 2017
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Megan Goldsby
January 13, 2020 - 10:24 am
FEMA reportedly wants payback from PG&E for helping fight wildfires in Northern California, and may bill victims if the utility doesn't pay up.
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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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Holly Quan
December 17, 2019 - 10:10 am
PG&E is moving forward with its restructuring plan even after Governor Newsom rejected it, saying it fell "woefully short" of safety standards.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
December 13, 2019 - 11:28 am
Governor Newsom must decide today whether or not to approve PG&E's $13.5 billion settlement with a committee representing fire victims. The settlement was announced Friday and is a key part of the company’s reorganization plan to emerge from bankruptcy. “There are definitely things in this deal...
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The Jimtown store near Healdsburg.
Matt Bigler
December 06, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Few small businesses have been around for over 125 years, but the Jimtown store near Healdsburg, has lasted that long. Now, however, it’s closing its doors due to the new reality of life in Wine Country.
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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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Margie Shafer
November 21, 2019 - 5:05 pm
The threat of wildfires at any time of year in the Bay Area has forced officials to impose tighter air quality restrictions that could affect many homeowners.
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