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1 hr ago | Victorville Daily Press

Water board: Hinkley water safe to drink Updated at

Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city's water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium , the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.

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Related Topix: Hinkley, CA, Energy

5 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

San Bruno says emails expose cozy ties between PG&E and the PUC

San Bruno officials said Friday they have discovered at least 40 violations of state law in documents that prove an "illegal, cozy, and inappropriate" relationship exists between the state Public Utilities Commission and PG&E, the latest flap in the aftermath of a lethal natural gas explosion in San Bruno four years ago.

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

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Ex-Div Reminder for PG&E Corp.'s 6% 1st Preferred Non-Redeemable

Corp.'s 6% 1st Preferred Non-Redeemable will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.375, payable on 8/15/14.

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Related Topix: Energy, Financial Markets

11 hrs ago | Utility Products

SMUD wins FERC license for hydropower plant

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District received a new 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to continue operating the 688 MW Upper American River Project.

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Related Topix: Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Hydroelectric Power

16 hrs ago | JD Supra

California Law Does Not Prohibit Employers From Deducting From Exempt ...

On July 21, 2014, the California Court of Appeal's Fourth Appellate District, Division One, affirmed the trial court's decision in Rhea v.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

SFGate

Brush fire in Woodside; power out for 7,500

Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers were without electricity Thursday afternoon after power lines came down in the area of a brush fire near Highway 280, officials said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Energy, San Mateo County, CA, Woodside, CA

Forbes.com

The 5 Best And 5 Worst Utilities At Renewables and Efficiency: Ceres Rankings

Utilities in states with progressive policies are leading sales of renewable energy and leading in savings from energy efficiency, according to a report released today by Ceres, a non-profit that seeks to mobilize leadership on clean energy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Business News

SanLuisObispo.com

Downed power line near Cal Poly causes outage

UPDATE 5 p.m.: PG&E is reporting that power has not yet been fully restored to customers near Cal Poly off California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo.

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Related Topix: Energy, San Luis Obispo, CA, Boulevard, CA, Taft, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Utility work prompts San Anselmo traffic advisory

Oak Knoll Avenue between Medway Road and San Anselmo Avenue will be closed for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

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Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

Silver City Sun-News

Talking Pictures: 'Erin Brokovich' is an immense story with an immense performance

Directed by the multi-talented Steven Soderbergh, "Erin Brockovich" is based on the true story of a legal clerk with no formal education in the law who helped settle one of the largest direct-action lawsuits in U.S. history.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Erin Brockovich, Celebrities, Julia Roberts, Oscars, Family, Kids, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

The Modesto Bee

Grants help get woody fuel to plants

Two wood-burning power plants in Tuolumne County are among those selected Wednesday for a federal program that helps supply the fuel.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Chinese Camp, CA, Energy, Construction, Sierra Pacific Industries, Standard, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Gas line rupture forces evacuation in Dinuba

A gas line break in the 900 block of West El Monte Way in Dinuba has forced people from their homes on Wednesday, police said.

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

SiliconValley.com

San Bruno presses PUC to force PG&E to produce more accurate records

In a filing that ultimately could force PG&E to reduce pressure in some of its natural gas lines, San Bruno city officials and a key unit with a powerful state agency this week demanded that California regulators require the utility to produce improved records for multiple gas pipelines.

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

UPI

4,000-foot Geico ad falls from plane onto San Francisco woman's house

A large Geico banner meant to be displayed over San Francisco detached from the plane dragging it, falling onto an unsuspecting woman's Fremont home Monday.

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Related Topix: Energy

Contra Costa Times

Concord reaches agreement with PG&E on tree removal

The city has reached an agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric about how to move forward with a plan designed to balance public safety with community character.

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Related Topix: Energy, Concord, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric, Bakersfield, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Yosemite Valley power loss stretches to more than 24 hours

A power line that channels electricity from El Portal to Yosemite Valley was severed during the storm, possibly by lightning, and had not been repaired, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said, meaning Yosemite Valley had gone more than 24 hours without power.

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Related Topix: Yosemite Valley, CA, El Portal, CA, Energy, Merced, CA

SFGate

Garbage truck driver takes eyes off road, crashes in Newark

Southbound lanes of Newark Boulevard at Lafayette Avenue were shut down after a garbage truck slammed into a power pole Monday morning in Newark, police said.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA, Energy

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Solar Energy

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Patch.com

PG&E Phone Scam Surfaces in El Cerrito

Police have issued a warning about a phone scam that has resurfaced in El Cerrito.

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Related Topix: Energy, El Cerrito, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric

The Fresno Bee

Accident causes power outages northeast of Fresno

Downed electric lines caused by a vehicle accident northeast of Fresno on Friday evening resulted in power outages for more than 500 Pacific Gas & Electric Company customers.

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

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