Tag Archives: California

Firefighters Injured in Crash Responding to California Helicopter Crash

Three hurt in apparatus rollover     Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility’s power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside ...

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Regulators Approve PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Amid Safety Fears

PG&E cleared a key hurdle to end its nearly year-and-half bankruptcy     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Trial Begins with Attacks on Voting Process

Wildfire victim and lawyer question voting oversight     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric’s path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday’s trial on the plan in bankruptcy ...

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PG&E Nears End of Bankruptcy Amid Safety Worries

The utility has been blamed for more than 100 deaths in the past decade     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a ...

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Regulators: Attacking Email Delays PG&E Bankruptcy Vote

Wildfire survivor criticized plan during mandated quiet period     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators unexpectedly delayed a key vote Thursday on Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Wins Support of Wildfire Victims

PG&E still must get its plan approved by the judge supervising its case     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy has won overwhelming support from ...

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Butte Fire Center’s Readiness Drill

The test to pass before going to the fireline     California Conservation Corps – A four-mile hike up 900 feet will exhaust just about anyone. Imagine adding another hour of back breaking work of digging a fire line the ...

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Crews Fight Brush Fire Along California Coast

Over 150 acres Santa Barbara County     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Winds spread a brush fire over more than 150 acres (61 hectares) along the south Santa Barbara County coast Thursday amid a spell of hot and dry ...

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Regulators Suspend $200M Fine on PG&E for Causing Deadly Wildfires

Move reverses a February decision by an administrative law judge     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine against Pacific Gas & Electric as punishment for the ...

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