PG&E Officials, CPUC President’s Chief of Staff Removed Over Inappropriate Emails

PG&E Officials, CPUC President’s Chief of Staff Removed Over Inappropriate Emails

Inappropriate email exchanges regarding regulatory proceedings led to the ouster of high-ranking PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission employees today. CPUC President Michael Peevey’s chief…

City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct

City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct

San Bruno officials called on Gov. Jerry Brown today to remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey from office, alleging that recently disclosed emails…

Uber And Lyft Could Get Shut Down For Taking You To The Airport

Uber And Lyft Could Get Shut Down For Taking You To The Airport

State regulators are warning “ridesharing” companies such as Uber and Lyft that they could be shut down if drivers continue to operate at airports without…

Ridesharing Company That You Might Not Have Heard Of First To Get California Operating Permit

Ridesharing Company That You Might Not Have Heard Of First To Get California Operating Permit

Summon, one of several companies in the burgeoning ridesharing industry in the state, was the first to be issued an operating permit by the California…

Father Of John Walker Lindh Resigns From Post At California Public Utilities Commission

Father Of John Walker Lindh Resigns From Post At California Public Utilities Commission

The California Public Utilities Commission announced today that its general counsel, Frank Lindh, is resigning to go into private law practice. Lindh became the San…

California PUC President “Will keep a close eye” On Coalition Examining Insurance Issues For Ridesharing Companies

California PUC President “Will keep a close eye” On Coalition Examining Insurance Issues For Ridesharing Companies

The California Public Utilities Commission today welcomed the creation of an umbrella group to look at insurance issues for online rideshare services, but noted it…

Farewell 415: New SF Phone Numbers To Begin With 628 As Of 2015

Farewell 415: New SF Phone Numbers To Begin With 628 As Of 2015

Starting in 2015, there will be a new “628” area code in the Bay Area as more telephone numbers are requested. The California Public Utilities…

PG&E Exec Argues That Late, Sketchy Pipeline Info Isn’t A Safety Risk

PG&E Exec Argues That Late, Sketchy Pipeline Info Isn’t A Safety Risk

PG&E Corp.’s chief executive officer told California public utilities commissioners Monday that a belated and allegedly misleading correction of information on a San Carlos natural…

Legislators Grill California Public Utilities Commission In Safety Hearing

Legislators Grill California Public Utilities Commission In Safety Hearing

Two leaders of the California Public Utilities Commission assured legislators at a hearing in San Francisco today that the agency is doing its best to…

Senate Subcommittee To Take California Public Utilities Commission To Task Over San Bruno Blast Response

Senate Subcommittee To Take California Public Utilities Commission To Task Over San Bruno Blast Response

A state senate subcommittee will meet Monday in San Francisco to hear testimony on the California Public Utilities Commission’s efforts to improve utility safety in…

CA PUC Member Wants To Up PG&E’s Sketchy Recordkeeping Fine To $17.25 Million

CA PUC Member Wants To Up PG&E’s Sketchy Recordkeeping Fine To $17.25 Million

A California Public Utilities Commission member today proposed a fining PG&E Co. $17.25 million—about two and one-half times the amount proposed by a hearing officer—for…

In Wake Of BART Deaths, PUC Announces New Rail Safety Rules For Workers

In Wake Of BART Deaths, PUC Announces New Rail Safety Rules For Workers

The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco today adopted what it called the nation’s first comprehensive set of safety rules for…

Judge Proposes $6.75 Million Fine For PG&E For Sketchy Pipeline Recordkeeping

Judge Proposes $6.75 Million Fine For PG&E For Sketchy Pipeline Recordkeeping

A state administrative law judge in San Francisco today proposed fining PG&E Co. $6.75 million for delaying and then mischaracterizing its correction of significant errors…

PG&E Under Investigation After Order To Keep San Carlos Pipeline Closed

PG&E Under Investigation After Order To Keep San Carlos Pipeline Closed

The California Public Utilities Commission today ordered PG&E to keep a disputed natural gas pipeline in San Carlos out of service until its safety is…

Lyft, UberX, Sidecar Go Legit: Ridesharing Companies Legalized, With New Rules

Lyft, UberX, Sidecar Go Legit: Ridesharing Companies Legalized, With New Rules

The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously approved implementing regulations for online-enabled rideshare services—making California the first state to legalize transportation options such as Lyft…

CA Regulatory Officials Lay Out Proposed New Rules For Ridesharing Companies

CA Regulatory Officials Lay Out Proposed New Rules For Ridesharing Companies

The California Public Utilities Commission has weighed in on how to regulate smartphone-enabled rideshare services with a proposed decision released this afternoon. The proposal aims…

PG&E Responds Angrily To Proposed $300 Million Fine For San Bruno Blast

PG&E Responds Angrily To Proposed $300 Million Fine For San Bruno Blast

California Public Utilities Commission lawyers urged two administrative law judges today to recommend fining PG&E at least $300 million, to be paid to the state’s…

CPUC Lawyers Propose Revised San Bruno Blast Penalty, Including $300 Million Fine For PG&E

CPUC Lawyers Propose Revised San Bruno Blast Penalty, Including $300 Million Fine For PG&E

The California Public Utilities Commission’s Safety Division urged two administrative law judges today to recommend ordering PG&E to pay at least a $300 million fine…

San Bruno Officials Upset Over Reassignment Of Legal Team Investigating Deadly PG&E Blast

The city of San Bruno is calling for the California Legislature and the state attorney general to investigate the reassignment of a legal team charged…