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California Scrambles for More Firefighters Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO — As California enters wildfire season, the state is scrambling to find sufficient firefighters amid the coronavirus outbreak that has depleted the ranks of inmates who usually handle some of the toughest duties and caused a budget deficit that dera...
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PG&E to Plead Guilty to Deaths From California Wildfire

SAN RAMON — Pacific Gas & Electric is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter during a court hearing in which the nation's largest utility will be confronted with its history of neglect and greed that culminated in ...
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PG&E’s Falling Stock Price Worries Fire Victims Eyeing Deal

BERKELEY — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas & Electric's $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic wildfires may be worth far less by the time the beleaguered company emerges fro...
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PG&E Reaches Bankruptcy Deal With Newsom

SACRAMENTO — Pacific Gas & Electric and Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation's largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires. “This is the ...
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PG&E’s $23B Bankruptcy Financing Package Approved by Court

BERKELEY — Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a financing package designed to help the nation's largest util...