California Senate Panel To Investigate PG&E Power ShutoffThe leader of the California Senate asked a committee Thursday to investigate a utility company's decision to cut off power to more than 2 million people to prevent wildfires.
Top PG&E Executive In Ill-timed Winery Retreat Out Of JobA top Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive who was among a group of employees who wined and dined top customers just before the utility’s mass power outage last week is no longer with the company.
CPUC Sanctions PG&E Over Power OutagesGov. Gavin Newsom has also criticized PG&E for its performance during the outage, blaming what he called decades of mismanagement, underinvestment and lousy communication with the public.
It Could Be Hard To Know If California Power Shutoffs WorkMillions 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 power lines.
PG&E: All Power Restored To Customers Affected By ShutoffsPG&E announced Saturday evening that all power has been restored following Wednesday's massive public safety power shutoffs.
Placer County Ensuring Residents Dispose Of Spoiled Food Properly After Power Shutoff Placer County is taking steps to ensure residents dispose of spoiled food properly.
PG&E: Power Restored To 97% Of Customers Friday NightApproximately 21,000 customers are still without power Friday night, going on three days in the dark.
Businesses Working To Get Back To Normal After Power ShutoffThe planned power outages resulted in thousands of dollars of losses for Auburn businesses.
El Dorado County Man's Death Not PG&E Shutoff-Related, Coroner SaysThe El Dorado County coroner says PG&E's power shutoffs did not cause the death of a Pollock Pines man who died 12 minutes after the power was cut and relied on oxygen and CPAP machines to live.
Placer County Offers Free Disposal Of Spoiled Food After Power ShutoffAccording to the county, disposing of food at the transfer station will deter bears and wildlife from being drawn to residential trash cans filled with extra food waste.
Power Restored To Over 500K PG&E Customers, 195K Still In The DarkPacific Gas and Electric says it has restored power to more than half of the nearly 2 million people left in the dark in Northern California after the utility shut down power to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires during dry, windy weather.
Friday School Closures Due To Power PG&E Power ShutoffSeveral school districts in the Sacramento region have announced they will close once again today, due to the power shutoff.
Winds Shift South, Forcing More Power ShutoffsHot, dry winds sweeping into Southern California raised concerns that the region's largest utility could widen power shut-offs Friday to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires, as a new blaze swept through the San Fernando Valley's northern foothills.
PG&E Responds To Governor's Harsh Criticism Of Public Safety Power ShutoffsIt’s the second night for thousands in our area still without power. This as PG&E responds to the Governor’s harsh criticism about the planned power outages.
PG&E Restorations Begin In Some Areas; More Equipment Inspections To Begin Thursday Afternoons more than 600,000 customers across Northern California are still without electricity, PG&E announced that calmer wind conditions in some affected areas will allow safety inspections to begin this afternoon to determine if they can move forward with more restorations.