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  1. Oakland fire victims: Michela Gregory, 20, creative, ambitious, soulmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Courtesy Dan Vega Pictured are Alex Vega, right, of San Bruno and his girlfriend Michela Gregory, left, of South San Francisco. The couple died in a fire in the Ghost Ship artist collective live/work warehouse in east Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016.

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  2. Oakland fire victims: Alex Vega, 22, music fan, artist, soulmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Courtesy Dan Vega Pictured are Alex Vega, right, of San Bruno and his girlfriend Michela Gregory, left, of South San Francisco. The couple died in a fire in the Ghost Ship artist collective live/work warehouse in east Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016.

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  3. Oakland fire victims: Young couple may have died embracing, parents believeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    One thought comforts Kimberly and David Gregory and Manuel and Maria Vega: the image of their children, embracing each other as flames from the Oakland warehouse fire rose around them. Michela Gregory and Alex Vega went to the Friday night event at the "Ghost Ship" to dance together.

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  4. Lawmakers demand new PG&E explosion criminal probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Now that PG&E has been convicted on federal criminal charges for its illegal actions before and after a fatal explosion in San Bruno, Bay Area officials want California's next attorney general to seek indictments linked to alleged corruption at the state Public Utilities Commission. Rep. Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles County has been nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat, to become the state's next attorney general.

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  5. Top Taiko outfits headed to San Bruno festRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The performance art of taiko, traditional Japanese drumming, will be celebrated at a concert Saturday Nov. 5, in San Bruno. San Francisco Taiko Dojo, led by grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, will host the 48th annual International Taiko Festival, which will feature guests including Wakodaiko, from Japan; Sacramento's Taiko Dan; and San Francisco's Awakko Ren.

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  6. New California laws: Jerry Brown's actions on restrooms, smoking, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    As the deadline approaches to act on this session's legislation, California Gov. Jerry Brown is deciding on some high-profile issues. More signings and vetoes will come Friday.

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  7. Editorial: Picker, PUC still operating in secretRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Restoring public trust in the California Public Utilities Commission should have been Michael Picker's primary mission when he was appointed president by Gov. Jerry Brown nearly two years ago. Instead he appears to have not taken steps to address issues that were the trademark of his predecessor, Michael Peevey.

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  8. Probe into Brown's ties to PUC, PG&E, and other utilities beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Gov. Jerry Brown, in a meeting with the Bay Area News Group editorial board in August 2014, strongly praised controversial former PUC President Michael Peevey The state's Fair Political Practices has launched a formal probe into allegations of corruption and a cozy tangle of close ties involving Gov. Jerry Brown and his top aides, the scandal-scarred state Public Utilities Commission and power behemoths such as PG&E and Southern California Edison, the FPPC disclosed Friday.

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  9. Audit slams PUC for improper influence, contactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The state auditor, in a scathing report on Thursday, said the California Public Utilities Commission has failed to guard against the appearance of being improperly influenced by interested parties, and has failed to fully disclose an array of key communications with utilities such as PG&E. 'This isn't a surprise at all, because for a decade now, the PUC has been above the law," said Loretta Lynch, a former PUC commissioner who is a long-time harsh critic of the embattled commission.

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  10. San Bruno police: Shoplifting suspect runs over store employee while fleeingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A 22-year-old San Francisco woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly drove over a department store employee while trying to flee with stolen items, according to San Bruno police. Shaquett Thompson, 22, of San Francisco, was also arrested on suspicion of robbery and hit and run, according to police.

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  11. WWII Tanforan Assembly Center story mirrors today's issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Dianne Fukami made the film, "Tanforan: From Racetrack to Assembly Center" in 1994, but its message illuminates valid concerns today. In the film, with images of the San Bruno Japanese American detention facility and interviews with Tanforan detainees, Fukami highlights what it means to be targeted and segregated by ancestry and physical appearance.

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  12. Lawmakers kill major revamp of PUC, but some reforms get approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Multiple bills to reform the state Public Utilities Commission -- whose failures to oversee PG&E were deemed to be one of the causes of a fatal explosion in San Bruno -- cleared the Legislature, but the farthest-reaching push to revamp the agency was killed, lawmakers said Thursday. In a blow to efforts to drastically reform the PUC, AB 2903, which sought to strip the much-criticized state regulator of its authority to oversee transportation activities and companies, including Uber and Lyft, died in the Legislature.

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  13. San Bruno: Oregon man arrested for alleged possession of high-capacity magazineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A 26-year-old Oregon man is facing several charges including possession of a high-capacity magazine following an encounter with a police officer Tuesday. Police said Dustin Patton initially provided another person's name and information when the officer contacted him around 11:05 a.m. in a vehicle parked near Oakmont and Evergreen drives.

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  14. By George Avalos, [email protected]Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Multiple bills to reform the state Public Utilities Commission -- whose failures to oversee PG&E were deemed to be one of the causes of a fatal explosion in San Bruno -- have gained final legislative approval as lawmakers entered the final hours of the legislative session Wednesday night. The measures are now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown, who in the recent past has vetoed at least three bills that would have reformed the PUC.

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  15. Sheriff's Office to probe handling of Peninsula teacher-student sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced Friday night it has launched an internal investigation to learn why two previous probes of a Millbrae teacher suspected of having a sexual relationship with a student were not conducted in a "timely manner." The effort follows 40-year-old Heather Amanda Butts' arrest by San Bruno police on Aug. 17, two days after they responded to a tip about a woman who was "engaged in inappropriate behavior" with a girl in a car parked on Santa Helena Avenue in San Bruno.

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  16. Editorial: Ethics, transparency bills can reform PUCRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Legislature has some important work to do in the closing days of this session to ensure that crucial reforms of the California Public Utilities Commission become law. For years, commissioners have too often placed the interests of PG&E and other utilities above those of the public.

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  17. San Bruno aftermath: PG&E fined $25.6 million for record-keeping violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    In a fresh reminder of the missteps that led to the San Bruno explosion, state regulators on Thursday slapped PG&E with a $25.6 million fine for an array of record-keeping violations. The state Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to punish the utility for failing to keep accurate records on its aging natural gas pipeline system.

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  18. PG&E seeks to overturn guilty verdict in trial linked to San Bruno blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    PG&E has formally requested that a federal judge overturn a jury's conviction on six charges linked to a fatal explosion in San Bruno, a move that raised fresh questions Wednesday about whether the utility has accepted its role in causing the lethal catastrophe. "The government failed to meet its burden to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt," PG&E's defense team said of the prosecution brought against it by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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  19. Peninsula middle-school teacher arrested, accused of lewd acts with girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A Millbrae middle-school teacher was arrested Wednesday on allegations she had a sexual relationship with an underage girl, police said. Heather Amanda Butts, 40, was arrested at her Millbrae home on suspicion of crimes including lewd and lascivious acts involving a child and communicating with a child with the intent to commit a crime, according to San Bruno police.

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  20. San Bruno: Shot fired into occupied homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The incident was reported around 10:15 a.m. on Shelter Creek Lane, which parallels the freeway. There were no injuries.

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