PG&E CEO Blames Past Management For Problems, Promises FixesPG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety its top priority.
California Regulator Slams PG&E Over Electricity ShutoffCalifornia's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week.
California Approves Wide Power Outages To Prevent WildfiresCalifornia regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.
Head Of California Public Utilities Commission To RetireThe head of the California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday that he will retire after almost five years on a job dominated by oversight of devastating wildfires.
CPUC Wants To Hear From Customers About PG&E's Rate Increase RequestPG&E wants to raise its rates and the California Public Utility Commission will hold public forums to give customers a chance to give their input.
California May Start Taxing Text Messages The state may start to tax your text messages and use the money to pay for programs for phone service for low-income residents.
Golden State Water Company Asks To Lower RatesGolden State Water Company, which services Rancho Cordova, Gold River, and Arden Manor, wants to lower water rates for customers.
New Year Brings New Area Code To The Sacramento AreaStarting this year, the 279 area code will be overlayed into 916 area code territory, and that means everyone will need to dial 10 digits when calling any number.