Judge Approves $105M Fund For California Wildfire SurvivorsPacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines.
PG&E Blackout Plan May Affect Homes Not In High-Risk Fire ZonesYou could be at risk of losing power, even if you don't live in a high-fire-risk zone.
6 Months After Deadliest Wildfire In California, Water Found With Elevated Levels Of Cancer-Causing BenzeneMelted metal, plastic and wood created a toxic mix that officials say, six months later, has contaminated the town of Paradise's water pipes.
California Lawmakers Reject $1B To Protect Homes From WildfiresA California legislative committee has stripped the $1 billion in funding from a bill to protect homes against wildfire through home improvements.
After Camp Fire, PG&E Customers Are Concerned About Rate HikesPG&E just had a $3.50/month rate increase approved in April. The utility is asking for another $22/month increase next, to cover wildfire safety.
Taking Out The Trash Could Begin To Cripple A CommunityThe city of Galt fears it could be the first city to become a ghost town after getting smacked with high fees due to state laws.
Snow In Sierra Causes Cancellations At CampgroundsSnow at Donner Memorial State Park caused 115 cancellations out of the 151 reservations this weekend.
Social Media Sites May Need To Get Parental Approval Before A Child Under 13 Opens AccountSocial media sites may need to get a parent or guardian's consent before allowing a person under the age of 13 to create an account.
Full-Day Kindergarten Requirement Closer To Becoming The Law In CaliforniaBy the start of the 2022-23 school year, all public and charter school districts in California may need to have full-day kindergarten. Right now, districts can choose to offer full- or half-day kindergarten; however, students aren't required to attend school in the state until first grade.
Caught Texting While Driving? Get Ready For A Point On Your RecordDistracted driving accounts for about ten percent of all deadly crashes and now California drivers caught texting or holding a phone may have a point added to their record.