Governor Threatens Possible PG&E Takeover if No Plan is Made

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday threatened a possible takeover of Pacific Gas & Electric unless it can emerge from bankruptcy ahead of next year's wildfire season with a plan focused on safety. The utlitity is blamed for sparking deadly wildfires ...

PG&E Says Power Lines May Have Started 2 More Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prev...

Bigger, Longer Blackouts Could Lie Ahead Across California

SAN FRANCISCO — A wildfire in California wine country that may have been caused by a high-voltage transmission line called into question Pacific Gas & Electric's strategy of selectively cutting off power in windy weather to prevent blazes, and could force ...
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PG&E Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts

LOS ANGELES — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. "We have found mul...
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PG&E Reaches $11B Deal With California Wildfire Insurers

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers announced Friday they reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from Califonria's wildfires in 2017 and 2018. "Today's settlement is another step in doing what's right fo...