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PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds over evening commute

PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds over evening commute

As a noon deadline passed, two key Bay Area tunnels remained open and freeways remained relatively empty. But officials still were bracing themselves for an evening commute that promised potential trouble because of PG&E's planned power shutdown. Read full article:: PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds o...→

PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds over evening commute

PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds over evening commute

As a noon deadline passed, two key Bay Area tunnels remained open and freeways remained relatively empty. But officials still were bracing themselves for an evening commute that promised potential trouble because of PG&E's planned power shutdown. Read full article:: PG&E power shutdown: Uneasiness builds o...→

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

The vast majority of our region can expect about 1 inch of rain from this storm, with some areas seeing up to 2 inches. Read full article:: Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Ma...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

Pacific 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. Read full article:: PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of...→

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

The massive PG&E public safety power outage has cost the city of San Jose about a half million dollars and that amount is expected to climb, mayor Sam Liccardo said on Thursday. Read full article:: San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost ...→

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

County workers with Service Employees International Union Local 521 announced late Wednesday that they would postpone the strike, which started Oct. 2. Read full article:: Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

The public has questions regarding the PG&E power shutdown; here are some answers. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E’s power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated...→

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

As millions remain in the dark in California on Thursday, mounting frustrations are starting to boil over in the Golden State, with reported vandalism and at least one attack spurring officials to plead with the public to be kind to utility workers on the front lines of the planned blackout. Read full article:: California power outage frustrations boi...→

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Authorities said Friday that a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E shut down power in El Dorado County, California, on Wednesday. Although he could not say if the shutdown caused the man's... Read full article:: Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power S...→

The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes after power shutdown

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire.... El Dorado County Fire Chief Lloyd Ogan said Friday that fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Read full article:: The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes a...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→

PG&E power outage: Who has been restored, who’s still out

Pacific Gas & Electric issued this update at 11 p.m. Thursday of how many customers remained without power as part of the planned shutdown that began Wednesday. Read full article:: PG&E power outage: Who has been restored...→

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

The threat of new blackouts was over by Thursday afternoon, but an estimated 510,000 customers remained without power. Read full article:: PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back ...→

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

As power shutoff to hundreds of thousands of customers across California, many PG&E workers are feeling the public wrath. Read full article:: 'These people are helping you': PG&E wor...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

As the statewide power purge by PG&E moved into the second half of its second day, questions from a public trying to make due without the utility company's power continued to roll in. We keep trying to get them answered. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E's power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s...→

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

Power outages often hit local businesses the hardest since they don’t always have generators or infrastructure. Read full article:: PG&E power outage could cost the Califor...→

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

The second phase of a safety plan intended to prevent wildfires left hundreds of thousands more without electricity. Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage Expands in California:...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Businesses and homeowners increasingly are turning to solar microgrids to keep the lights on when PG&E cuts the power. Read full article:: Why Fremont firefighters could focus on ...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

California utility's CEO apologizes for the marketing event, calling it "insensitive" and "tone deaf," a report says Read full article:: PG&E executives wined and dined at a Son...→

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Business in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga close as PG&E shuts off power to cities in order to prevent larger fires from breaking out across the East Bay during dry and windy weather conditions. Read full article:: Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E p...→

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley officials announced early Thursday evening that classes would be cancelled for the third consecutive day in the wake of the PG&E power shutdown. Read full article:: UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third ...→

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E has completed phase 2 of its shutoffs and is expected to start inspections of power lines this afternoon. The utility still has not released a timetable for when energy will return. Read full article:: PG&E power outages impact 359K customers...→

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga residents who had to rush out of their homes due to a wildfire overnight said evacuating in the dark was difficult. Read full article:: Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate ...→

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

Around 600,000 electricity customers were without power on Thursday morning.... SAN FRANCISCO — Large areas of Northern California remained without power on Thursday as a major outage rocked the region for a second day. About 600,000 electricity customers were affected on Thursday morning after the state’s largest util Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Calif...→

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

The vast majority of our region can expect about 1 inch of rain from this storm, with some areas seeing up to 2 inches. Read full article:: Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Ma...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Authorities said Friday that a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E shut down power in El Dorado County, California, on Wednesday. Although he could not say if the shutdown caused the man's... Read full article:: Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power S...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

Pacific 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. Read full article:: PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of...→

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Business in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga close as PG&E shuts off power to cities in order to prevent larger fires from breaking out across the East Bay during dry and windy weather conditions. Read full article:: Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E p...→

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

The threat of new blackouts was over by Thursday afternoon, but an estimated 510,000 customers remained without power. Read full article:: PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back ...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

As the statewide power purge by PG&E moved into the second half of its second day, questions from a public trying to make due without the utility company's power continued to roll in. We keep trying to get them answered. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

The public has questions regarding the PG&E power shutdown; here are some answers. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga residents who had to rush out of their homes due to a wildfire overnight said evacuating in the dark was difficult. Read full article:: Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate ...→

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

Power outages often hit local businesses the hardest since they don’t always have generators or infrastructure. Read full article:: PG&E power outage could cost the Califor...→

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

As millions remain in the dark in California on Thursday, mounting frustrations are starting to boil over in the Golden State, with reported vandalism and at least one attack spurring officials to plead with the public to be kind to utility workers on the front lines of the planned blackout. Read full article:: California power outage frustrations boi...→

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Businesses and homeowners increasingly are turning to solar microgrids to keep the lights on when PG&E cuts the power. Read full article:: Why Fremont firefighters could focus on ...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes after power shutdown

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire.... El Dorado County Fire Chief Lloyd Ogan said Friday that fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Read full article:: The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes a...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

California utility's CEO apologizes for the marketing event, calling it "insensitive" and "tone deaf," a report says Read full article:: PG&E executives wined and dined at a Son...→

PG&E power outage: Who has been restored, who’s still out

Pacific Gas & Electric issued this update at 11 p.m. Thursday of how many customers remained without power as part of the planned shutdown that began Wednesday. Read full article:: PG&E power outage: Who has been restored...→

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

The massive PG&E public safety power outage has cost the city of San Jose about a half million dollars and that amount is expected to climb, mayor Sam Liccardo said on Thursday. Read full article:: San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost ...→

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley officials announced early Thursday evening that classes would be cancelled for the third consecutive day in the wake of the PG&E power shutdown. Read full article:: UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third ...→

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

As power shutoff to hundreds of thousands of customers across California, many PG&E workers are feeling the public wrath. Read full article:: 'These people are helping you': PG&E wor...→

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

County workers with Service Employees International Union Local 521 announced late Wednesday that they would postpone the strike, which started Oct. 2. Read full article:: Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To...→

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E has completed phase 2 of its shutoffs and is expected to start inspections of power lines this afternoon. The utility still has not released a timetable for when energy will return. Read full article:: PG&E power outages impact 359K customers...→

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E's power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s...→

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E’s power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated...→

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

Around 600,000 electricity customers were without power on Thursday morning.... SAN FRANCISCO — Large areas of Northern California remained without power on Thursday as a major outage rocked the region for a second day. About 600,000 electricity customers were affected on Thursday morning after the state’s largest util Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Calif...→

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

The second phase of a safety plan intended to prevent wildfires left hundreds of thousands more without electricity. Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage Expands in California:...→

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Make For Sloppy Wednesday Evening Commute

The vast majority of our region can expect about 1 inch of rain from this storm, with some areas seeing up to 2 inches. Read full article:: Philadelphia Weather: Heavy Rain Will Ma...→

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Why Fremont firefighters could focus on saving lives, not the PG&E shutdown

Businesses and homeowners increasingly are turning to solar microgrids to keep the lights on when PG&E cuts the power. Read full article:: Why Fremont firefighters could focus on ...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power Shutdown

Authorities said Friday that a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E shut down power in El Dorado County, California, on Wednesday. Although he could not say if the shutdown caused the man's... Read full article:: Man on Oxygen Dies Minutes After Power S...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes after power shutdown

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire.... El Dorado County Fire Chief Lloyd Ogan said Friday that fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Read full article:: The Latest: Man on oxygen dies minutes a...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

PG&E executives wined and dined at a Sonoma winery before power shutdown

California utility's CEO apologizes for the marketing event, calling it "insensitive" and "tone deaf," a report says Read full article:: PG&E executives wined and dined at a Son...→

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of Customers Impacted By Shutoffs

Pacific 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. Read full article:: PG&E Restores Power To More Than Half Of...→

PG&E power outage: Who has been restored, who’s still out

Pacific Gas & Electric issued this update at 11 p.m. Thursday of how many customers remained without power as part of the planned shutdown that began Wednesday. Read full article:: PG&E power outage: Who has been restored...→

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E power shutoff

Business in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga close as PG&E shuts off power to cities in order to prevent larger fires from breaking out across the East Bay during dry and windy weather conditions. Read full article:: Photos: How Lamorinda handled the PG&E p...→

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost His City $500,000

The massive PG&E public safety power outage has cost the city of San Jose about a half million dollars and that amount is expected to climb, mayor Sam Liccardo said on Thursday. Read full article:: San Jose Mayor Says Power Shutdown Cost ...→

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back on

The threat of new blackouts was over by Thursday afternoon, but an estimated 510,000 customers remained without power. Read full article:: PG&E blackout: Power slowly coming back ...→

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third Day Due To PG&E Shutdown

UC Berkeley officials announced early Thursday evening that classes would be cancelled for the third consecutive day in the wake of the PG&E power shutdown. Read full article:: UC Berkeley Cancels Classes For A Third ...→

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

'These people are helping you': PG&E workers and families plead for compassion amidst power outages

As power shutoff to hundreds of thousands of customers across California, many PG&E workers are feeling the public wrath. Read full article:: 'These people are helping you': PG&E wor...→

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power Shutoff

County workers with Service Employees International Union Local 521 announced late Wednesday that they would postpone the strike, which started Oct. 2. Read full article:: Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

As the statewide power purge by PG&E moved into the second half of its second day, questions from a public trying to make due without the utility company's power continued to roll in. We keep trying to get them answered. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E power outages impact 359K customers in Bay Area

PG&E has completed phase 2 of its shutoffs and is expected to start inspections of power lines this afternoon. The utility still has not released a timetable for when energy will return. Read full article:: PG&E power outages impact 359K customers...→

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, some answers

The public has questions regarding the PG&E power shutdown; here are some answers. Read full article:: PG&E Power Shutdown: More questions, som...→

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E's power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: PG&E power shutdown: what’s open, what’s...→

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate during PG&E power shutoff

Moraga residents who had to rush out of their homes due to a wildfire overnight said evacuating in the dark was difficult. Read full article:: Moraga Fire: Residents rush to evacuate ...→

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated list of what’s open, what’s closed

Schools, transportation and other services are being impacted by PG&E’s power shutoff. Here is a list of schools and other public services taking action. Read full article:: Bay Area PG&E power shutdown: an updated...→

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

Power outages often hit local businesses the hardest since they don’t always have generators or infrastructure. Read full article:: PG&E power outage could cost the Califor...→

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

Around 600,000 electricity customers were without power on Thursday morning.... SAN FRANCISCO — Large areas of Northern California remained without power on Thursday as a major outage rocked the region for a second day. About 600,000 electricity customers were affected on Thursday morning after the state’s largest util Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Calif...→

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

California power outage frustrations boil over as PG&E office vandalized, truck shot at on Interstate 5

As millions remain in the dark in California on Thursday, mounting frustrations are starting to boil over in the Golden State, with reported vandalism and at least one attack spurring officials to plead with the public to be kind to utility workers on the front lines of the planned blackout. Read full article:: California power outage frustrations boi...→

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

The second phase of a safety plan intended to prevent wildfires left hundreds of thousands more without electricity. Read full article:: PG&E Power Outage Expands in California:...→