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October 23, 2012 | 8:43 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Called Pipes Safe W/O Proof; Yahoo CEO Emphasizes Mobile; Sandra Day O’Connor Regales SF Audience

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PG&E called pipes safe without proof (SF Chronicle) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. declared 4 1/2 miles of at-risk natural-gas pipelines in the East Bay and San Jose safe without proof of having carried out the federally mandated inspections needed to ensure the lines were in good shape, company officials said Monday. PG&E officials told […]

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October 9, 2012 | 8:06 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched

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Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]

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San Bruno Blast: Two Years Later, Stories of Lawsuits and Forgiveness

September 7, 2012 | 4:18 pm

San Bruno Blast: Two Years Later, Stories of Lawsuits and Forgiveness

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September 9 marks the two-year anniversary of the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. Last year, we talked to five different families who’d been affected, a year after the disaster. For the second anniversary, we spoke to a few of those families to see how […]

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$200 Million? $2.55 Billion? PG&E Disputes What It Can Pay Victims

August 30, 2012 | 4:59 pm

$200 Million? $2.55 Billion? PG&E Disputes What It Can Pay Victims

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PG&E can’t afford to pay out $2.55 billion to victims of the San Bruno gas line fire, the utility’s CEO said on Thursday, disputing an analyst’s estimate. At a press conference, CEO Anthony Earley dismissed the figure, which, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, came from a consultant hired by the Public Utilities Commission. The […]

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July 27, 2012 | 8:17 am

A.M. Splash: Prop. 8 Leader Appointed SF Archbishop; Up to $2.3 Billion Hidden in Calif. State Accounts; Calif. Gun Purchases Soar

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New S.F. archbishop appointed by pope(SF Chronicle) The new Archbishop of San Francisco is a Bay Area resident who is chair of the national subcommittee to protect and promote traditional marriage. Salvatore J. Cordileone, 56, was appointed to be the Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican announced early Friday. He […]

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PG&E: Power Restored in San Francisco

July 13, 2012 | 10:20 am

PG&E: Power Restored in San Francisco

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Update: PG&E says power has been restored to all customers. The outage affected many of the same customers as last night’s interruption, but the company has not yet determined if the two are connected. (Bay City News) Nearly 7,000 PG&E customers are without power in San Francisco¬† this morning, a utility spokeswoman said. The outage […]

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July 3, 2012 | 8:58 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Asks for 16% Rate Hike; Police Clear Demonstrators from Oakland School; State Workers Agree to Furloughs

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PG&E rate plan would cost 15.6% more typically (SF Chronicle) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. asked California regulators on Monday for permission to collect an extra $5.25 billion from its customers over three years to make the company’s electricity and natural gas delivery networks safer and more reliable. If approved, the proposal would raise a […]

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PG&E Hasn’t Done Quake Assessment For Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Since 1988

May 30, 2012 | 2:31 pm

PG&E Hasn’t Done Quake Assessment For Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Since 1988

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by Daniel J. Goldstein, The Bay Citizen PG&E and Southern California Edison, operators of California’s two nuclear power reactors, haven’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. The¬†report, which looked at more than 100 operating nuclear reactors in […]

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PG&E Says Power Restored to 7,000 Customers in San Francisco

January 5, 2012 | 1:05 pm

PG&E Says Power Restored to 7,000 Customers in San Francisco

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Update 1:08 p.m. PG&E says power has now been restored to all homes. Original post About 7,000 PG&E customers are without power in San Francisco this morning, a utility spokeswoman said. The outage was reported at about 10 a.m. and is affecting customers in the city’s Western Addition and Laurel Heights neighborhoods, PG&E spokeswoman Fiona […]

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PG&E Says It’s Liable for the San Bruno Pipeline Accident; Victims’ Attorneys Unimpressed

December 13, 2011 | 8:12 pm

PG&E Says It’s Liable for the San Bruno Pipeline Accident; Victims’ Attorneys Unimpressed

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Update 8:10 p.m.: Per this Bay Area News Group article, attorneys for San Bruno victims are unimpressed with PG&E’s mea culpa: (V)ictims’ attorneys questioned whether the announcement is a genuine act of contrition or just a publicity stunt intended to rehabilitate the company’s bruised image. Frank Pitre, who represents many of the victims, said it’s […]

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