Public Safety Power Shutoff

: 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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Melissa Culross
August 14, 2020 - 11:55 am
PG&E is pledging to take the lessons the company learned last year and improve the way it manages public safety power outages, but the pandemic is complicating that effort.
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Low-flying helicopters cause a stir in the North Bay as PG&E preps for fire season
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Megan Goldsby
July 24, 2020 - 12:17 pm
North Bay residents have likely been hearing the buzz of low-flying helicopters in recent weeks. The helicopters are part of an effort by PG&E to reduce the impact of its Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
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Tim Ryan
July 17, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Residents of four Bay Area counties may have seen low-flying aircraft, including helicopters and drones, over Pacific Gas & Electric lines Friday.
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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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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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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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Shady Oak Barrel House brewery in Santa Rosa announced the release of a beer that used an obscenity to criticize PG&E.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 12, 2019 - 10:29 am
A Santa Rosa brewery has apologized after launching a beer with a name that used an obscenity to criticize Pacific Gas & Electric. Shady Oak Barrel House faced a cavalcade of criticism after announcing the debut of its "F*** PG&E" pale ale on Nov. 6. Angry commenters condemned the beer...
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City of Vallejo Welcomes Visitors
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Matt Bigler
October 31, 2019 - 10:37 am
Crime increased in Vallejo during PG&E's intentional power outage, according to city officials. More cars and businesses were broken into as burglars took advantage of the darkness and diminished security, according to Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park. “Unfortunately when there's natural disasters...
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My Sustainable Table's Sharon Girdlestone prepares pizza for people who are homeless on Oct. 30, 2019 with food donated from people who lost electricity during the PG&E power outage.
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Carrie Hodousek
October 30, 2019 - 3:44 pm
An East Bay meal delivery service is cooking up food that would've gone to waste during the power outages this week and serving it to people who are homeless. My Sustainable Table collected frozen food items such as sausage, turkey, fish, broccoli and other vegetables from people living in...
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