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Higher Electric Bills Coming As California Drought Slashes Hydroelectric Power Output

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.



Crash In Stockton Knocks Out Power To Thousands, Damages Electrical Boxes

Thousands of PG&E customers in Stockton were without power Monday after a truck hit a power pole.


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Neighbors Locked In Battle With PG&E Over Trees And Power Lines

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.


File photo of a tree in Paradise. (credit: CBS13)

Wind Topples Trees In Paradise, Killing 2

Two people were killed by fallen trees in separate incidents following winds above 60 mph that have also toppled power lines.


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PG&E Could Be Fined Over Alleged Secret Dealings

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.


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Vehicle Crash In Lodi Knocks Out Power For Hundreds

A car crash in Lodi on Monday morning meant over 200 residents were waking up in the dark.


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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Deadly Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.


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Crews Working To Repair Gas Line Leak In Sacramento Roadway

PG&E crews are working to repair a ruptured 4-inch gas line in Sacramento.



PG&E Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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PG&E Offers $250K Reward In California Grid Attack

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on phone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.



PG&E Faces Federal Criminal Charges in Deadly San Bruno Pipeline Blast

The indictment filed Tuesday charges the utility with 12 felonies and accuses the company of violating numerous federal pipeline safety laws.



PG&E: Federal Charges Likely In Deadly 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Blast

The blast killed eight people, injured dozens of others and sparked a fireball that laid waste to 38 homes in the bedroom community that still bears scars from the accident.