Tag Archives: California

Insurance Plan Fights Overhaul Aimed at Wildfire Areas

FAIR Plan Association sues arguing order is illegal     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California homeowners in wildfire-prone areas struggle to find insurance, a lawsuit filed Friday will test the state’s authority to help ...

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Property Owners Resist Thinning Forests to Reduce California’s Wildfire Risk

Privacy valued over safety     By MATTHEW BROWN and CHRISTINA LARSON Associated Press SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif. (AP) — Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush ...

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PG&E Deal with Fire Victims Removes Huge Obstacles

Newsom has until this Friday to sign off on the settlement     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Business Writer Associated Press (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its ...

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California Firefighter Overtime Surges 65%

Annual wages pushed to nearly $5 billion     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following an unprecedented series of wildfires across California, overtime costs for firefighters surged by 65% over the past decade, pushing annual wages to nearly $5 billion, according ...

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PG&E Reaches $13.5B Wildfire Settlement

Deal resolves all claims related to deadly 2017-2018 fires     By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to ...

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California to Protect Insurance Polices in Wildfire Areas

Insurance companies banned from dropping customers     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press Sacramento, Calif (AP) — California on Thursday temporarily banned insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by more than a dozen recent blazes, invoking a new ...

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PG&E Urges Judge to Approve Settlement

Utility struggles to cover billions in losses     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to ...

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PG&E Says Blackouts Limited Fires Despite One Likely Failure

Utility could be held liable for past wildfires     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power ...

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Video: California Cave Fire

Wildfire began in the Los Padres National Forest   Global News – Fire ripped through brush and woodland on hills above the Californian city of Santa Barbara early on Tuesday, forcing residents to leave their homes, authorities said. Santa Barbara ...

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