It was a light drizzle at a home, but as the showers intensified and lightning struck. A woman was sent fleeing with her children from their burning house. Firefighters contained the fire in the garage, but there was more trouble down the street.
A lawyer in Central California representing three men who were injured in a gas pipeline blast has filed a claim against a utility and Fresno County seeking $48 million in punitive damages.
The deputies and two of the inmates were released. The public works employee and another inmate were in critical condition, with the inmate’s condition considered life-threatening, Botti said.
On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s top utility regulator said he will look into whether the state’s biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety.
California’s largest power utility says it won’t appeal a record $1.6 billion penalty from the state for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.
Picker, in his statement, cited what he said were rising numbers of state safety citations against PG&E’s natural gas operations and said it appeared the utility, with $1.6 billion in earnings in 2014, was able to shrug off financial penalties.
While Chris Breheim’s coffee maker is working, other customers don’t know if their appliances will turn back on after the power surge. Scarred outlets show the damage left behind by Monday’s accident.
With little to no snow in the Sierra, there’s less water to push the turbines to create energy. SMUD and other power companies now have to rely on more pricey alternatives such as natural gas for power.
Thousands of PG&E customers in Stockton were without power Monday after a truck hit a power pole.
A viewer contacted CBS13, but it’s the entire neighborhood is behind the effort. But PG&E says the trees are growing into a public safety risk.
Two people were killed by fallen trees in separate incidents following winds above 60 mph that have also toppled power lines.
State regulators are set to consider whether to fine Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and require its shareholders to cover as much as $200 million of a gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.