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Fresno Bee Publisher Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The publisher of the Fresno Bee, Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country has filed for bankruptcy protection. While McClatchy and others have pushed digital operations aggressively, advertising dollars have conti...

Bill Seeks State Takeover of PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric company, the nation's largest utility, would be transformed into a publicly owned company under a bill unveiled in Sacramento Monday. State Sen. Scott Wiener said the bill would involve a takeover the utility and i...
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Assemblyman Adam Gray Demands Probe of PG&E’s Chief Regulator

SAN FRANCISCO — A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy...
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Gov. Newsom Had ‘Baptism by Fire’ in 1st Year

SACRAMENTO — During his inaugural address last January, Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became...
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Judge OKs Nearly $25 Billion for PG&E Fire Victims, Insurers

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California wildfir...