Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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PG&E worker wins $1 million in lawsuit

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former power line worker for Pacific Gas & Electric has been awarded more than $1 million in a wrongful termination suit that claimed he was fired after making safety complaints. […]


An explosion knocks down one of the remaining towers at the old Kern Power Plant,  Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Bakersfield, Calif. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Autumn Parry)

Shrapnel from imploding plant injures 5 spectators

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators […]


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Spectators injured after old power plant implosion

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Three spectators were injured Saturday by shrapnel sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in Southern California, police said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 […]


Tent cabins at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park, California, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite

Counselor killed while staff ate breakfast outside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Staff members at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park were having breakfast outdoors when they felt what the parent of one counselor described as an earthquake. About 40 feet of […]


Remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by explosion, San Bruno, 2010. (AP Photo)

Commission legal team probing PG&E blast resigns

SAN FRANCICSO (AP) — The lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for California regulators have abruptly quit the investigation, putting the integrity of the probe in jeopardy, a San Bruno city official said Wednesday. […]


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Calif. consumers may see rebate from energy crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California electricity consumers could see $1.6 billion in refunds from energy wholesalers that profited from the state’s energy crisis more than a dozen years ago, if a judge’s recommendation holds up under review.


US military flying power equipment to storm area

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department says it is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore power to the millions of homes and businesses […]


Gas rupture around site of '10 blast in San Bruno

(AP) – A 2-inch plastic gas pipe ruptured Thursday in the same San Francisco suburb where a pipeline explosion killed eight people in 2010, prompting more than a dozen homes to be briefly evacuated. The […]



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