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A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

LA to consider appealing state rules on rideshare app services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz will ask his colleagues next week to join the taxi industry in challenging new regulations allowing phone-app-enabled rideshare companies such as UberX, SideCar and Lyft […]

10/18/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill gives PUC leeway to restructure utility rates

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to promote greater use of renewable energy in California while allowing for changes in how consumers pay for electricity. The Democratic governor said […]

10/07/2013

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CA utilities may be denied recouping power costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state Public Utilities Commission is considering a proposal that two major California utilities not be allowed to increase customers’ bills to recover money they had to spend purchasing power from […]

09/23/2013

A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

California adopts car-sharing service regulations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved Thursday by California regulators. The state Public Utilities […]

09/19/2013

This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman)

CHP reports deadly limo fire due to mechanical problems

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol on Monday said a limousine fire that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem. CHP Captain Mike Maskarich says the […]

08/19/2013

A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

LA council moves to regulate ride-sharing apps

. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee has approved a motion to begin regulating smartphone-driven ride-sharing services that taxi companies say are cutting into their business. The move comes a […]

06/26/2013

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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.

02/20/2013

Crystal Springs Reservoir

Fish killed after pipe bursts in SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a San Francisco Bay area creek.

02/12/2013

Cellphone in hand

Regulators approve free cellphones for the poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Public Utilities Commission has approved a federal cellphone giveaway program designed to help the homeless and other impoverished people connect with family, friends and potential employers.

12/14/2012

$12 M settlement in 2007 Malibu Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The state Public Utilities Commission today approved a $12 million settlement agreement with three telecommunications companies over the ignition of the 2007 Malibu Canyon Fire. The 3,836-acre wildfire roared down Malibu […]

09/13/2012

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