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PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan
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PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of the state’s Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. Read More

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Friday, Oct 11, 2019
PG&E Files Report on September’s Preemptive Power Shutdown

PG&E Files Report on September’s Preemptive Power Shutdown

In its official accounting of the first two planned power shutdowns last month, PG&E acknowledges mistakes but also tells regulators the shutoffs allowed it to safely repair wind-driven tree limb damage to its system in Oroville... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Oct 11, 2019
PG&E Holds Wine Tasting Event on Anniversary of Deadly Fires

PG&E Holds Wine Tasting Event on Anniversary of Deadly Fires

Having already issued a massive apology for its handling of this week’s power shut offs, PG&E is now also apologizing for a wine tasting event the company held on the second anniversary of the North Bay wildfires – in the... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Inspection Found Power Problems with Caldecott Last Year

Inspection Found Power Problems with Caldecott Last Year

Long before Caltrans announced Tuesday night it was planning to close the Caldecott Tunnel due to planned PG&E outages, there were already signs a major power outage could cripple the tunnel. State inspectors, using guidelines... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019
PG&E Questioned for Going Overboard With Outage Warnings

PG&E Questioned for Going Overboard With Outage Warnings

A key state lawmaker is calling on state regulators to more aggressively oversee PG&E’s unprecedented wildfire safety power shutoff that could impact as many as 2.5 million people. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
EPA to Study Air and Groundwater Contamination in Sunnyvale

EPA to Study Air and Groundwater Contamination in Sunnyvale

Seven years after NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit uncovered how pervasive and fast that plume of toxic chemicals under Moffett Field was growing, the Environmental Protection Agency announced two companies will help pay to clean... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Oct 4, 2019
$65M Deal With State Regulators Over PG&E's 811 Program

$65M Deal With State Regulators Over PG&E's 811 Program

State regulators and PG&E have a struck a $65 million deal in the regulatory action over PG&E’s troubled 811 locate and mark program that ratepayer and safety advocates consider a slap on the wrist to the bankrupt company. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
ICE Agents Violate Rules That Protect Immigrant Vets

ICE Agents Violate Rules That Protect Immigrant Vets

Even though the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has policies in place that can protect immigrant US veterans from deportation, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that ICE officials have not regularly followed... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
PG&E Says Tree Trimming Effort Is Behind Schedule

PG&E Says Tree Trimming Effort Is Behind Schedule

PG&E acknowledged to a federal judge Tuesday that it is currently running well short of its tree-trimming goal this year as it heads into the heart of the fire season. The utility says it is having trouble finding enough people to... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
Presentation High Launches Probe Into Sex Abuse Allegations

Presentation High Launches Probe Into Sex Abuse Allegations

Presentation High School in San Jose announced Thursday it is launching a full investigation into allegations of past sexual abuse nearly two years after NBC Bay Area broke the story. Read More

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    The head of the state’s Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts.

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