California wildfires

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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nalysts at the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center monitor a wildfire on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
More parts of the Bay Area have been added to PG&E's map showing where electricity could be intentionally cut while there's a high threat of wildfires. Possible power shutoffs were extended to parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. In all, 303,000 customers in 25 counties...
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All News KCBS Radio
November 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PG&E customers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties are now included in a growing list of areas where electricity could be intentionally cut later this week, the company said Monday. There are 264,000 customers who could lose power starting Wednesday as strong winds blow through 22 dry...
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Bernadette Laos went back to work as a postal worker in Sonoma County three days after her home burned down in the Kincade Fire.
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Carrie Hodousek
November 11, 2019 - 8:35 am
Geyserville’s mail carrier was back in her delivery truck shortly after losing her home in the Kincade fire. Bernadette Laos, 59, has been the town’s mail carrier for 18 years. She makes 500 deliveries a day along her 80-mile route. The most difficult part of the job is driving by what used to be...
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