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California Governor Gavin Newsom
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Holly Quan
July 08, 2019 - 10:59 am
The Legislature has until Friday to approve Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to build a wildfire recovery fund in part by imposing a surcharge on utility rate-payers.
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Power Lines 1
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Holly Quan
July 02, 2019 - 1:02 pm
PG&E is sending helicopters out to inspect 25,000 miles of power lines, and in the Bay Area residents may see blue PG&E helicopters flying low to the ground starting this week.
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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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Wildfire 1
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Doug Sovern
June 21, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed on Friday a framework for a massive wildfire insurance fund with the cost split between utility companies and their customers.
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Wildfire 1
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June 19, 2019 - 10:19 am
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $1 billion for damage caused by wildfires in the Bay Area and Northern California going back to 2015. The settlement, announced Tuesday, would pay local governments for losses in the 2015 Calaveras County fire, known as the Butte Fire, the 2017 Wine...
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Matt Bigler
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 07, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Pacific Gas & Electric could deny power to parts of Northern California, including Napa and Solano counties, this weekend because of heightened wildfire risk, the company announced Friday. The shutoffs could affect the North Bay and Sierra Foothills where weather officials have issued “Red Flag...
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BART riders endured long lines at the Embarcadero station after a gas leak halted service between San Francisco and the East Bay on June 6, 2019.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 06, 2019 - 3:01 pm
BART temporarily cut service between San Francisco and the East Bay because of a gas leak in West Oakland on Thursday afternoon. Service was restored at 3:19 p.m., about 30 minutes after it was halted in both directions. Although trains were again moving, BART warned that there would be "major...
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PG&E generators in Calistoga have elicited complaints from residents who say they're too loud.
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Jeffrey Schaub
June 06, 2019 - 10:24 am
Residents and business owners in this wine country town are complaining about deafening noise produced by power generators brought in by PG&E.
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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
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KCBS Radio Morning News
May 30, 2019 - 8:40 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Democratic leaders are taking a hands-off approach towards a state commission's recommendation to change the liability standard for major utilities with regard to wildfires. California's current legal standard requires utilities, such as Pacific Gas and Electric, to pay...
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Power pole
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Holly Quan
May 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
PG&E tells Paradise residents that all distribution lines that serve the town will be moved underground.
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