Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

  • Los Angeles Nov 2, 2019

    Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

    Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home Saturday morning after firefighters contained 30% of the Maria Fire, which has burned nearly 15 square miles...

  • Los Angeles Nov 2, 2019

    Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

    Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home Saturday morning after firefighters contained 30% of the Maria Fire, which has burned nearly 15 square miles...

  • head Oct 31, 2019

    Disabled, Infirm at Senior Complex ‘Abandoned’ in the Dark

    One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got turned around, even in their own apartments, and cried out for help. At least 20 seniors with wheelchairs and walkers were essentially trapped, in the dark, in a low-income apartment complex in Northern California during a two-day power shut-off...

  • Associated Press Oct 23, 2019

    Californians Hit With 2nd Round of Sweeping Blackouts

    Lights went out across large portions of Northern California on Wednesday, as the state’s largest utility began its second massive blackout in two weeks, citing the return of dangerous fire weather. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the rolling blackouts that initially stretched from the Sierra foothills to north of the San Francisco Bay Area would ultimately impact a half-million...

  • Gavin Newsom Oct 14, 2019

    Do California Power Shutoffs Work? Hard to Know, Experts Say

    Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state’s large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date in the utility’s effort to prevent a deadly wildfire sparked by its...

  • California Dec 30, 2018

    PG&E Could Face Murder Charges in California Wildfires: Calif. AG

    California’s attorney general has told a federal judge it’s possible the state’s largest power utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years.

  • energy Sep 1, 2018

    California Approves Measure Allowing Utilities to Pass on Wildfire Costs to Consumers

    The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year’s deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin.

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