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Yesterday | Red Bluff Daily News

Work scheduled at former motel site in Red Bluff on Sacramento River

The site of the former Cinderella Motel at Antelope Boulevard and Rio Street in Red Bluff will be undergoing testing starting Monday for clean up of potentially toxic substances left behind from its days as a gas manufacturing plant.

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Related Topix: Red Bluff, CA, Boulevard, CA, Energy

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Patch.com

HVAC System Source of Odor that Prompted Oakland Police Headquarters Evacuation

It appears that a heating ventilation and air conditioning system was the source of a possible gas leak that forced Oakland police headquarters to be evacuated today, police said.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Energy

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Genesis Solar LLC's $852MM Total Trust Ctf and Bank Facilities Ratings

Despite a downward revision to the solar assessment and an increase to operating cost assumptions in project projections, the debt service coverage profile at Opco remains consistent with the current rating.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Department of Energy

Electric Energy Online

PG&E and IBEW 1245 Celebrate Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day...

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is pleased to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 in celebration of Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day on Thursday, July 10. The recognition day, which was recently designated by the California State Assembly, acknowledges the critical role that electric linemen play in delivering ... (more)

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Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, California Government, California

Vallejo Times-Herald

Nonprofits repeat 'Call to Change Vallejo'

Michael Gregory, reflected in a window, prune vines at Milestones of Development as Rebuilding Together preps for work this weekend.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Solano County, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS Local

PG&E Reveals Hundreds Did Not Finish Required Pipeline Training

Hundreds of Pacific Gas and Electric employees responsible for fusing together the plastic pipes that deliver natural gas to homes have not properly completed training required to be certified to perform the work, PG&E officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

The Campbell Reporter

California Public Utilities Commission OKs safety policy amid storm of criticism

After years of scathing criticism over failures to make sure PG&E natural gas pipelines don't blow up and passengers can get out of burning limousines, a state agency on Thursday adopted a "safety-first" policy.

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

SF Appeal

SoMa Power Outage Affects 1,400 Customers

More than one thousand PG&E customers are without power in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood this morning, a PG&E spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Energy

RecordNET

PG&E to start replacing 4,400 feet of Tracy pipeline

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. plans to begin work on replacing 4,400 feet of natural gas transmission pipeline in north Tracy on Aug. 7. This stretch of pipe was identified by PG&E as one that needed to be replaced as part of the mandatory Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan created by the California Public Utilities Commission after a PG&E gas line ... (more)

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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

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

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