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San Bruno Stories: “They cut corners, took shortcuts, looked for ways to interpret federal law in a manner that would benefit them financially”

September 9, 2011 | 12:31 pm

San Bruno Stories: “They cut corners, took shortcuts, looked for ways to interpret federal law in a manner that would benefit them financially”

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Jerry Hill is a California State Assemblymember representing San Mateo County, where San Bruno lies. Below he reflects on the disaster and on PG&E’s and the California Public Utilities Commission’s culpability. An edited transcript follows the audio. Audio: Jerry Hill reflects on San Bruno disaster I was driving north on highway 101, going to present […]

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San Bruno Stories: “She’s screaming into her cell phone, and all I heard was screaming”

September 9, 2011 | 11:14 am

San Bruno Stories: “She’s screaming into her cell phone, and all I heard was screaming”

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September 9 marks the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, KQED has been interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 5. Click here for Parts 1-4. Bill Magoolaghan’s wife, Betty, was eight months pregnant […]

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San Bruno Stories: “I knew our house and the greatest cats in the world were gone, but I was smiling…”

September 8, 2011 | 2:58 pm

San Bruno Stories: “I knew our house and the greatest cats in the world were gone, but I was smiling…”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, KQED is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 4; click here for Parts 1-3. Gene O’Neil has lived in San Bruno for […]

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San Bruno Stories: “The kids ask, ‘why was the fire on our house?’”

September 6, 2011 | 1:13 pm

San Bruno Stories: “The kids ask, ‘why was the fire on our house?’”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 3; click here for Parts 1 and 2. Phil Perserchio […]

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San Bruno Stories: “He still had smoke coming off his entire body.”

August 30, 2011 | 11:23 am

San Bruno Stories: “He still had smoke coming off his entire body.”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part Two of the series; you can listen to Part 1 […]

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San Bruno Stories: “I didn’t want to die. But then I go, whatever, I didn’t want my kids to die.”

August 29, 2011 | 12:29 pm

San Bruno Stories: “I didn’t want to die. But then I go, whatever, I didn’t want my kids to die.”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. On Sept 9, 2010, Kevin Ashley was home with his two children on […]

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