Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks

Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks

PG&E crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas leaks, in addition to working on restoration for 21,000 customers in the North Bay currently without…

Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power

Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power

3:16 PM: PG&E reports there are still about 17,000 customers in the North Bay without power this afternoon. Most of those customers are in Napa…

Power Restored To All But 100 Homes After Equipment Failure Leaves 5,300 in the Dark

Power Restored To All But 100 Homes After Equipment Failure Leaves 5,300 in the Dark

Power has been restored to all but about 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco tonight after an apparent equipment failure caused an outage that initially…

PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation

PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation

Defense and prosecution attorneys revealed at a hearing in PG&E Co.’s criminal case in federal court in San Francisco today that a grand jury is…

Downed Lines Knock Out Power To 200 In SoMa

About 200 PG&E customers remain without power in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning after an outage knocked out power to some 3,200…

Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe

Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe

PG&E Co. was charged in a revised grand jury indictment in San Francisco today with a new criminal count of obstructing justice in a probe…

Power Restored in SoMa

Power Restored in SoMa

Power has been restored to all but 30 PG&E customers this morning after an outage affected more than 1,400 customers initially, a utility company spokesman…

SoMa Power Outage Affects 1,400 Customers

SoMa Power Outage Affects 1,400 Customers

More than one thousand PG&E customers are without power in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, a PG&E spokesman said. A power outage…

Power Restored To Outer Sunset PG&E Customers

Power Restored To Outer Sunset PG&E Customers

10:34 AM: Power is back for all PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Sunset District after thousands were initially affected following a pole fire this morning,…

1200 Lose Power In San Francisco Friday Morning

A power outage is affecting more than 1,200 customers near San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood this morning, according to PG&E. The power outage, affecting roughly…

San Francisco’s Adorable Baby Falcons Need You To Name Them

San Francisco’s Adorable Baby Falcons Need You To Name Them

Bird researchers learned today that the three peregrine falcon chicks that hatched on the 33rd floor ledge of the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco…

Evacuation After Reports Of Large Gas Main Break In The Bayview

Evacuation After Reports Of Large Gas Main Break In The Bayview

11:07 AM: A gas main break that triggered evacuations in San Francisco’s Bayview District this morning has been capped and residents have been allowed back…

PG&E Crews Expect To Have Ruptured Lower Pacific Heights Gas Leak Repaired By This Afternoon

PG&E Crews Expect To Have Ruptured Lower Pacific Heights Gas Leak Repaired By This Afternoon

11:04 AM: A gas leak in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood has been stopped after it forced evacuations and traffic closures this morning, fire…

PG&E Indicted: 12 Criminal Charges For Violations In Pipeline Safety Laws

PG&E Indicted: 12 Criminal Charges For Violations In Pipeline Safety Laws

PG&E Co. was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco today on 12 criminal charges of violating a U.S. pipeline safety law, including…

Operating Practices Violations: PG&E Braces For Federal Criminal Charges

Operating Practices Violations: PG&E Braces For Federal Criminal Charges

PG&E Co. and its parent corporation announced today they expect to be hit with federal criminal charges related to a fatal pipeline explosion in San…

Lower Nob Hill Gas Leak Prompts Street Closures, Evacuations

Lower Nob Hill Gas Leak Prompts Street Closures, Evacuations

Some residents of San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood were evacuated this morning after a construction crew hit an underground gas line, fire and utility…

Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

8:20 AM: Thousands of people remain without power in the Bay Area this morning due to weather-related outages, a PG&E spokeswoman said. As of 8…

Failures In Overhead Connector, Underground Cable Behind Sunday Night Power Outage

10:52 AM: PG&E crews this morning restored power in San Francisco after an overnight outage affected nearly 6,700 customers, a utility spokesman said. The outage…

Gas Leak on 25th Street Prompts Evacuations

Gas Leak on 25th Street Prompts Evacuations

4:34 PM: A gas leak that prompted evacuations in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood this afternoon was caused by a construction crew that struck a…

Contractor To Blame In Hunters Point Gas Leak

4:43 PM: PG&E has stopped a gas leak in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood this afternoon, a utility spokesman said. The leak at Innes Avenue…

Downed Wire Means 4747 Lose Power In SF And Daly City

More than 4500 San Francisco and Daly City residents lost power this evening due to a downed wire, according to a PG&E spokesman. A total…

800 San Francisco PG&E Customers Lose Power Friday Morning

9:54 AM: Power has been restored to nearly 1,400 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood this morning, a utility spokesman said. The outage…

FiDi And Chinatown Lose Power, PG&E Not Sure Why

More than 3,900 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Chinatown and Financial District have been without power since late this morning, a utility company spokesman said….

Crews Control Underground Fire In Mission District

Crews have controlled a small electrical vault fire in San Francisco’s Mission District that has left more than 100 PG&E customers without power, authorities said….

Vehicle Strikes Fire Hydrant, Ruptures Gas Line

Vehicle Strikes Fire Hydrant, Ruptures Gas Line

A vehicle struck a fire hydrant and caused a gas leak in San Francisco’s Bayview district this morning, according to fire officials. The collision occurred…

PG&E Worker Injured While Responding To Potrero Hill Outage

A utility worker was injured while responding to an outage in San Francisco this morning, a PG&E spokesman said. The outage, which affected around 575…

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…

Financial District Underground Fire Caused By Smoldering PG&E Cable

Financial District Underground Fire Caused By Smoldering PG&E Cable

Smoke coming from an underground vault in San Francisco’s Financial District this afternoon apparently came from smoldering insulation on a cable, a PG&E spokesman said….

Underground Vault Fire Sends Smoke And Flames From FiDi Manhole

Underground Vault Fire Sends Smoke And Flames From FiDi Manhole

Firefighters responded this afternoon to a report of an underground vault fire in San Francisco’s Financial District. Crews responded at 2:23 p.m. to reports of…

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…

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…

17,700 Bay Area PG&E Customers Lose Power Sunday Night

Around 17,700 people in PG&E’s service area are without power this evening due to high winds, including thousands in the Bay Area, a spokeswoman said…

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…

Bay Area PG&E Customers Plagued By Outages Thursday Morning

6:51 AM: Power has been restored to more than 12,000 PG&E customers following outages in Castro Valley, Brisbane, Daly City and San Francisco this morning,…

PG&E Shareholder: Executives Created “profits over safety” Culture

PG&E Shareholder: Executives Created “profits over safety” Culture

A PG&E shareholder today filed a lawsuit against the utility’s management alleging that they diverted money for pipeline safety and used it for other corporate…

Supes Take Mayor To Task For Failure To Support Alternative To PG&E

Supes Take Mayor To Task For Failure To Support Alternative To PG&E

San Francisco’s mayor was questioned today by several members of the city’s Board of Supervisors over his lack of support for a program that would…

PG&E Won’t Face Local Criminal Charges Over San Bruno Blast, Federal Case Still Possible

PG&E Won’t Face Local Criminal Charges Over San Bruno Blast, Federal Case Still Possible

Local prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges against PG&E for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, though the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

San Bruno, Three Years After Deadly PG&E Blast

San Bruno, Three Years After Deadly PG&E Blast

Nearly three years after a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, the city’s mayor said today that residents are still rebuilding their devastated neighborhood,…

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

A San Francisco supervisor today plans to call for a hearing on broken streetlights in the city. Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to make the request…

Vote Against CleanPowerSF Leaves Plan To Offer Alternative To PG&E In Limbo

Vote Against CleanPowerSF Leaves Plan To Offer Alternative To PG&E In Limbo

A plan to offer San Franciscans an alternative energy source to PG&E was dealt a major blow today when the city’s Public Utilities Commission declined…