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Newsom Wants PG&E to Pay Powerless Customers $100 Each

Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E for its performance during the largest planned power outage in California history to avoid wildfires and urged the utility to compensate affected customers with a bill credit or rebate worth $100 for residential customers or $250 for small businesses. Newsom said Monday that the shutoffs affected too many customers...

OMG! California Considers Fees on Text Messaging.

SACRAMENTO — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the state Public Utilities...