San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…

Crews Repairing Sinkholes Across SF Following Heavy Rainfall

Crews Repairing Sinkholes Across SF Following Heavy Rainfall

At least four sinkholes opened up on the streets of San Francisco following multiple days of heavy rainfall, utility officials said today. The largest of…

PG&E to Appeal Commission Sanction for Judge-Shopping Emails

PG&E to Appeal Commission Sanction for Judge-Shopping Emails

The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco today imposed a $1.05 million fine as well as an additional potentially multimillion penalty…

Construction Crew Ruptures Gas Line Near Alamo Square

PG&E stopped a gas leak near San Francisco’s Alamo Square this morning, according to the fire department. The gas leak was reported at 10:31 a.m….

PG&E Executive Who Lost Job in Emails Scandal to Receive $1.1M in Severance Pay

PG&E Executive Who Lost Job in Emails Scandal to Receive $1.1M in Severance Pay

A former PG&E senior executive who lost his job following the disclosure of inappropriate emails to regulators will receive a $1.1 million severance payment, according…

PG&E Equipment Failure Leads to Power Outage

PG&E Equipment Failure Leads to Power Outage

Nearly 1,000 PG&E customers in a northern portion of San Francisco were briefly without power this afternoon because of an underground equipment failure, a utility…

PG&E to Drastically Reduce Fees to Install Gunshot-Tracking Devices in SF

PG&E to Drastically Reduce Fees to Install Gunshot-Tracking Devices in SF

Installation of new devices to detect the sounds of gunshots in San Francisco will move forward after the utility company PG&E agreed Friday to drastically…

Car Crash Spawns Gas Leak, Buildings Evacuated

Car Crash Spawns Gas Leak, Buildings Evacuated

Buildings in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood have been evacuated this morning after a car crashed into a building, causing a gas leak, according to…

State Senator  Jerry Hill Calls for Ousting of CPUC President Over PG&E Emails

State Senator Jerry Hill Calls for Ousting of CPUC President Over PG&E Emails

State Sen. Jerry Hill announced today that he will seek to have the state legislature remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey over allegations…

PG&E Releases More Emails to CPUC, Acknowledges Rule Violations

PG&E Releases More Emails to CPUC, Acknowledges Rule Violations

PG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission today and said it believes both sets of…

Protestors Demand Removal of CA Public Utilities Comission President

Protestors Demand Removal of CA Public Utilities Comission President

A group of protesters gathered on the steps in front of the California Public Utilities Commission’s building in San Francisco this morning demanding the removal…

Contractors Digging on Fell St Caused Mid-Market Outage

Contractors Digging on Fell St Caused Mid-Market Outage

Power has been restored for all but about 150 homes and businesses in San Francisco’s Mid-Market area after a digging project knocked out power for…

Balloon Strikes Power Line, Leaves Hundreds Powerless

Balloon Strikes Power Line, Leaves Hundreds Powerless

A mylar balloon that got caught on a power line and caused a wire to go down resulted in a power outage in San Francisco’s…

Public Hearing Draws Opponents of PG&E Electric Rate Increases

Public Hearing Draws Opponents of PG&E Electric Rate Increases

Low-income Bay Area residents sounded off on a PG&E proposal to lower electric rates for the biggest electric consumers and raise rates for low-income customers….

Bernal Heights Gas Leak Capped

Bernal Heights Gas Leak Capped

Crews have capped a gas leak at a construction site in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood this afternoon, according to a PG&E spokesman. Fire crews…

Politicians Call Shenanigans On CPUC’s Cosy Relationship With PG&E

Politicians Call Shenanigans On CPUC’s Cosy Relationship With PG&E

San Mateo County politicians blasted the California Public Utilities Commission this morning as they called upon Attorney General Kamala Harris to open an investigation into…

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…

PG&E Set to Appeal $1.4B Pipeline Safety Penalty

PG&E Set to Appeal $1.4B Pipeline Safety Penalty

PG&E Co. announced in San Francisco today it will appeal a record $1.4 billion pipeline-safety penalty and fine to the California Public Utilities Commission. The…

San Bruno Mayor Questions Allocation of PG&E Penalties For 2010 Pipeline Explosion

San Bruno Mayor Questions Allocation of PG&E Penalties For 2010 Pipeline Explosion

The mayor of San Bruno commended the California Public Utilities Commission today for its unprecedented fine of $1.4 billion against PG&E for a deadly gas…

SF Power Outage Hits More Than 3,000 Last Night

SF Power Outage Hits More Than 3,000 Last Night

A power outage affected more than 3000 customers in San Francisco Monday night, according to a Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson. The outage was first…

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…