Tag Archives: California

California Lawmakers Seek Back-up Power for Cellphone Towers

Bill requires back-up power, passes cost to customers     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than ...

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Californian in Australia Shares Advice from Paradise Fire

2018 wildfire killed 85 people     SOMERVILLE Australia (AP) — An American living in Australia who has endured wildfires on both continents is sharing heartfelt messages of hope and advice for those who have fled their homes Down Under. ...

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California to Examine Wildfire Blackout Effects on Communication

FCC says up to 27% of Sonoma County’s wireless cell sites were offline during the Kincade Fire     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall ...

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California Fire Victims Caught in a Financial Tug-of-War

Victims and government agencies compete for funds     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A financial tug-of-war is emerging over the $13.5 billion that the nation’s largest utility has agreed to pay to victims of recent ...

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Wildfires Cause Turmoil in California Property Insurance Market

Thousands of have lost their insurance policies in the last few years     By KEN SWEET and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the ...

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PG&E’s History with Blackouts Signaled Trouble

Persistent failures and broken promises that in some cases compromised public safety     By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. were upset ...

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California Expands Insurance Protections in Wildfire Areas

Moratorium protects over 200,000 additional homes     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials ...

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PG&E, Governor Face Off in Bankruptcy Dispute

$13.5 billion settlement was supposed to resolve more than $36 billion in claims from victims     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will have to quickly overhaul a complex plan ...

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PG&E Scrambles to Renegotiate Wildfire Deal

Attorneys for the fire victims so far have collectively lodged claims of about $36 billion     DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric’s restructuring plan just a week ...

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California Governor Rejects PG&E Wildfire Settlement

Major setback in $13.5 billion settlement     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of ...

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