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Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree Trimmers

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California and adhere to a requirement imposed after the utility's nat...
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Santa Has Gifts for Nunes, Newsom, and More

Jolly old Santa Mac is heading down the chimney with a bag of gifts for: — The seven Fresno Unified trustees, in the words of Toby Keith, "a little less talk and a lot more action" on student achievement. Bill McEwen Opinion — Mayor Lee...
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Walters: What Now for PG&E?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he wants Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to become a “radically restructured and transformed utility that is responsible and accountable…” But how? Dan Walters Opinion Newsom, in rejecting the company’s plan to emerge ...
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PG&E Begins New Mass Power Shutoff Over Fire Danger

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region faces extreme fire weather that’s...

CEO says PG&E Got Complacent About Power Outages

SACRAMENTO — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has told a California legislative committee that the utility became complacent about power shutdowns after successfully completing a few smaller ones. Utility CEO Bill Johnson made the comments Monda...