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8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

PG&E discovers flaws in training for natural gas pipe work

PG&E said Wednesday it has discovered flaws in the training for hundreds of employees who fuse together plastic pipes used to deliver natural gas to customers, the latest stumble for the utility as it faces the prospect of a big fine and new criminal charges over a fatal explosion in San Bruno.

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Related Topix: Energy, Explosion, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

20 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejo to change out all streetlights for energy savings, rebate

By year's end, every street light in Vallejo will have been changed to LED, saving energy, money and maintenance time as well as qualifying the city for a sizable rebate, city officials said.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Energy

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Patch.com

Orinda Meeting for Miner Road Utility Undergrounding Postponed to Aug. 5

News from the City of Orinda: This past year Pacific Gas & Electric has been working on a plan to construct the Miner Road Undergrounding Utility project which will convert the existing overhead utilities into new underground conduits.

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Related Topix: Energy, Orinda, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric

Times-Standard

Blackout: Equipment malfunction cause of large Eel River Valley outage

The outage that left nearly 9,400 Eel River Valley customers without power Monday night and early Tuesday was caused by an equipment malfunction at a power substation, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Company spokeswoman Brittany McKannay.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Loleta, CA, Fortuna, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Humboldt Beacon

Over 9,000 without power in Eel River Valley

Thousands of customers tonight are without power in the Eel River Valley, according to the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Fortuna, CA, Ferndale, CA

The Union Democrat

TUD: Water sale, raises weighed

Tuolumne Utilities District directors will consider an agreement Tuesday that could provide an emergency supply of water for hundreds of Del Oro Water Co.

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Related Topix: Energy, Pinecrest, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Beautiful river, growing thirst, looming battle over the Eel River

In the third-largest watershed in California, the Eel River rambles through some of the state's most stunning landscape.

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Related Topix: California, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Potter Valley, CA, Mendocino, CA, Sonoma, CA, Opinion

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Petaluma360

John Duffy, engineer who became grape grower and developed Vintner's Inn, dies

John Duffy, a nuclear engineer turned grape grower and hotelier who developed Vintner's Inn, the home of famed restaurant John Ash & Co., died June 20 of an unexpected illness.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Energy, Agriculture, Science

The Campbell Reporter

PG&E: Gunfire caused power line to fall, electrocuting Oakland man and injuring brother

Gunfire sent a 12,000 vote power line and portions of a conductor tumbling to the street late Friday, killing a 19-year-old man and critically injuring his half brother who tried to help him, according to police and Pacific Gas and Electric officials.

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Related Topix: Energy, Oakland, CA

Christian Science Monitor

Terrorists take aim at PG&E. Can it shield itself?

After masked gunmen popped out of a manhole into a San Jose , Calif. , substation last year, firing automatic weapons and destroying 17 transformers, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Energy, Providence, RI

The Daily Republic

Will power companies start 'robbing the 'hood'?

For decades, Californians who use the most electricity have paid extra for that privilege, on the theory that high prices might provide an incentive for them to use less.

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Related Topix: Energy, Southern California Edison, Fresno, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Los Banos Enterprise

a oeDespicable Me 2a a hit at Plaza

The tale of a reformed villian Gru assisting the minions and finding true love entertained a couple hundred people at Henry Miller Plaza during Movie in the Park last week.

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Related Topix: Despicable Me 2, Energy, Los Banos, CA, Merced County, CA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

New Times SLO

Hot water: A Morro Bay fisherman faces federal charges for allegedly...

One witness reported seeing a man, about 6 feet tall with shoulder-length shaggy blond hair, who had fired a shotgun at a Pacific Gas and Electric substation.

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Related Topix: Energy, Morro Bay, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric, Brea, CA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival in Chowchilla this Saturday

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday in Chowchilla on Saturday at the Chowchilla-Madera County Fairgrounds with a lively outdoor evening concert, picnic-style foods and beverages, bounce houses and inflatables, and, of course, fireworks.

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Related Topix: Chowchilla, CA, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Boulevard, CA

San Diego Source

Will power companies start 'robbing the hood'?

For decades, Californians who use the most electricity have paid extra for that privilege, on the theory that high prices might provide an incentive for them to use less.

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Related Topix: Energy, Southern California Edison, Fresno, CA

The Daily Republic

Will lawmakers kill energy independence moves?

Nothing is more important to California's large privately owned utilities than the virtual monopolies they enjoy in most of the state.

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Related Topix: California, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Sonoma County, CA, Marin County, CA, Opinion

NBC Los Angeles

California Caps Chromium-6 in Drinking Water

Starting Tuesday, California will be the first state to specifically regulate the amount of chromium-6 allowed in its drinking water, public health officials announced.

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Related Topix: Energy

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Highway 99 south of Bakersfield to close tonight for PG&E repairs

Highway 99 just south of Bakersfield will close in both directions Tuesday night from 9 to 9:30 p.m., the California Department of Transportation said.

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Related Topix: Energy, Bakersfield, CA

Pacifica Tribune

Two Vietnam shipmates meet on Highway 1

Gary Aasland is the kind of guy to whom serendipitous events happen. For instance, his mother had a tiny gold cross which had been blessed at the Vatican by the pope.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Energy, Foreclosures, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Pacifica, CA

The Daily Democrat

Power restored to Dunnigan Tuesday morning

Power was restored to some 700 Dunnigan customers who lost it Monday night around 11 o'clock, according to Pacific, Gas & Electric.

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Related Topix: Dunnigan, CA, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

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