Power Returns in Merced After More Than 2 Hour Blackout

Nearly 15,000 PG&E customers in Merced were without electricity Friday for more than two hours likely because of vehicle accidents. Power was lost at 7:39 a.m. and returned about 10 a.m. "We have confirmed two separate car versus pole accidents in th...
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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. ...
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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...
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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 lasted since October. “This lack of rain is ke...

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. ...

Wildfire Erupts Near Reagan Library in Southern California

SIMI VALLEY — A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, dangerously gusty weather and deliberate bla...