Appeals Court Dismisses City’s Lawsuit Against Federal Pipeline Safety Agency

Appeals Court Dismisses City’s Lawsuit Against Federal Pipeline Safety Agency

A U.S. appeals court today dismissed a lawsuit in which the city of San Francisco claimed a federal pipeline safety agency failed to enforce safety…

Excavating Crew Strikes Gas Line in Haight-Ashbury

Excavating Crew Strikes Gas Line in Haight-Ashbury

An excavating crew struck a gas line this afternoon in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, a utility spokesman said. A third-party contractor was operating an excavator…

PG&E Stops Gas Leak in West Portal

PG&E Stops Gas Leak in West Portal

PG&E crews stopped a gas leak in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood this afternoon, fire and utility officials said. The gas leak was reported at…

Multiple Calls Report Gas Odor in Sunset, Richmond District

Multiple Calls Report Gas Odor in Sunset, Richmond District

San Francisco fire officials and PG&E say they have received multiple calls reporting a smell of gas in the city’s western neighborhoods this afternoon, but…

Court Upholds $14.35M PG&E Fine for Late and Misleading Correction of San Carlos Pipeline Records

Court Upholds $14.35M PG&E Fine for Late and Misleading Correction of San Carlos Pipeline Records

A state appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld a $14.35 million fine imposed by the California Public Utilities Commission on PG&E for a…

PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work

PG&E Moscone Center Gas Leak Line Break Linked to Central Subway Work

A gas leak near the Moscone Center this afternoon appears to have been connected to construction work in the area on the Central Subway project,…

Power Restored in Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach Neighborhoods

Power Restored in Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach Neighborhoods

A helium balloon is to blame for thousands of residents and businesses losing power in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods this afternoon,…

PG&E Restores Power to Over 2,000 Mission District Customers

PG&E Restores Power to Over 2,000 Mission District Customers

More than 2,000 PG&E customers in and around San Francisco’s Mission District lost power this afternoon because of a piece of plastic, a PG&E spokesman…

PG&E Crews Cap Gas Leak in Haight-Ashbury

PG&E Crews Cap Gas Leak in Haight-Ashbury

PG&E crews have capped a gas leak in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood this afternoon, a utility spokesman said. The leak was reported at 11:55 a.m….

PG&E Restore Power to More Than 30K Customers in SF

PG&E Restore Power to More Than 30K Customers in SF

PG&E crews have restored power to all the more than 30,000 customers in San Francisco affected by an outage that started late Sunday, PG&E officials…

CPUC Imposes Record $1.6B Penalty on PG&E, President Says CPUC Failed to be Vigilant

CPUC Imposes Record $1.6B Penalty on PG&E, President Says CPUC Failed to be Vigilant

The California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco today imposed a record $1.6 billion penalty on PG&E Co. for a fatal pipeline explosion in San…

CPUC to Decide Thursday on PG&E Penalty of up to $1.6B for San Bruno Explosion

CPUC to Decide Thursday on PG&E Penalty of up to $1.6B for San Bruno Explosion

Four and one-half years after a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno, the California Public Utilities Commission is set to decide in San Francisco Thursday…

San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case

San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case

San Bruno officials announced today they support a proposed increased $1.6 billion penalty and fine for PG&E Co. for a fatal 2010 pipeline explosion in…

Three Power Outages at Hall of Justice Occur in Roughly Three Hour Span

Three Power Outages at Hall of Justice Occur in Roughly Three Hour Span

Three power outages have occurred within the span of roughly three hours at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice today, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. The most…

PG&E Stop Gas Leak in Outer Sunset

PG&E Stop Gas Leak in Outer Sunset

PG&E crews stopped a gas leak in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood this afternoon after it was ruptured by a construction crew digging in the…

Gas Leak Secured in Outer Richmond Following Vehicle Crash

Gas Leak Secured in Outer Richmond Following Vehicle Crash

A gas line that leaked after being struck by a vehicle in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood this afternoon has been secured, according to fire…

More Than 600 Marijuana Plants Seized From Bayview Home

More Than 600 Marijuana Plants Seized From Bayview Home

Police seized more than 600 marijuana plants from a house in San Francisco’s Bayview District early this morning, a police spokeswoman said. San Francisco police…

CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case

CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker today proposed increasing to $1.6 billion a penalty imposed on PG&E for safety violations related to a fatal…

Shelter-in-Place Order Lifted in Chinatown After PG&E Crews Stop Gas Leak

Shelter-in-Place Order Lifted in Chinatown After PG&E Crews Stop Gas Leak

San Francisco police have lifted a shelter-in-place order this afternoon after PG&E stopped a gas leak in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood, police and a PG&E…

PG&E Wants to Build Network of 25K Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PG&E Wants to Build Network of 25K Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central…

CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal

CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal

The California Public Utilities Commission today released roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E Co. and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because…

Gas Line Ruptured by Digging Crews in NoPa Capped

Gas Line Ruptured by Digging Crews in NoPa Capped

A ruptured gas line in San Francisco’s North of Panhandle neighborhood was capped this morning, fire and utility officials said. The leak was reported at…

Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno

Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno

PG&E Co. was ordered by an administrative law judge today to give the city of San Bruno by Jan. 30 almost all of 65,000 emails…

UCSF Among Campuses and Medical Centers Phasing Out PG&E Power

UCSF Among Campuses and Medical Centers Phasing Out PG&E Power

This month the University of California plans to begin supplying electricity directly to campuses and medical centers in Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz…

SFPUC Warns of Burglars Claiming to be Utility Employees

SFPUC Warns of Burglars Claiming to be Utility Employees

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission warned residents today to watch out for burglars posing as agency employees, a commission spokesman said. The warning came…

PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February

PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February

PG&E Co. today made public 12 new sets of email messages that it said appear to show violations of rules against back-channel communications with regulators…

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‚Äôs 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….