Tag Archives: California

California Brush Fire Burns Over 200 Acres

Helicopter used in Santa Barbara County fire     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Winds spread a brush fire over 200 acres (81 hectares) on the south Santa Barbara County coast early Thursday amid a spell of hot and dry ...

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PG&E to Purge Most of Board in Bankruptcy Fallout

PG&E’s choices for its future board will be closely scrutinized     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean ...

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PG&E Top Executive Announces Retirement

Johnson’s June 30 retirement was not expected     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson will step down from his job just 14 months after the nation’s largest utility hired him ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Moves Towards Approval

PG&E still needs the approval of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy with ...

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PG&E: Wildfire Victims Backing Bankruptcy Plan So Far

Committee representing victims has been raising red flags about the settlement     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A Pacific Gas & Electric lawyer told a federal judge that the beleaguered company’s plan for getting ...

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Judge Oks PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees from Victims Fund

Even more money could be diverted from the fire victims’ fund     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY Calif. (AP) — The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will ...

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What if California Faces a Disaster During the Pandemic?

Social distancing and sheltering     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has evacuation plans for earthquakes, floods, mudslides and, of course, wildfires, but what if one of those disasters occurs as the state is dealing ...

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Tour: Riverside, CA Brush 7

A look at the second section on Engine 7     RFD Training Division – Engineer John Sierra of the Riverside City Fire Department gives a tour and overview of brush truck operations in Riverside City.

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Judges Refuses to Approve Fire Victims Letter Attacking PG&E

Tuesday’s courtroom wrangling focused on the real value of the $13.5 billion deal     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to ...

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Market Tumult Threatens PG&E Deal with Wildfire Victims

Half the promised payments to be made in PG&E stock     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers who negotiated a crucial $13.5 billion deal for the victims of deadly wildfires caused by Pacific Gas ...

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