With Big Storms Coming, Here Are 8 Ways to Stay Safe

They're getting closer. A series of storms expected to bring rain and gusty wind to the Valley floor and snow to the southern Sierra is on a path to arrive late Wednesday and ramp up through Thursday. Charged-up weather increases the likelihood of fallen li...

PG&E Offers $105M ‘Wildfire Assistance’ Plan

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric says it will set up a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment. In a court filing Wednesday, PG&E says the wildfire assistance program will provide r...
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California Regulators Approve $373M PG&E Rate Hike

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators have approved a $373 million rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric to pay costs related to a series of wildfires. KTVU-TV says the California Public Utilities Commiss...

‘Kai the Hitchhiker’ Convicted of Killing Elderly Man

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A man who gained Internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of a New Jersey man almost six years ago. Jurors in Union County convicted 30-year-old Caleb "Kai" McGil...