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PG&E: Wind Gusts Will Continue, Prolonging Threat Of Power Outages

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands of PG&E customers have been left without power, and the utility warns more power outages could result from high winds that are expected to persist overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through early Monday for the Bay Area and a wind advisory for the interior valleys, Sierra and some northern mountain areas. Notable higher-terrain wind gusts today have occurred across northern California. Winds will decrease late this afternoon and even...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, Wind, Electricity, East Bay, Sierra, PG&E, Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Central Coast, Public Safety Power Shutoff


Powerful Wind Gusts Cause Damage Across Northern California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Powerful winds wreaked havoc across northern California Sunday, knocking down trees and power lines. Strong gusts brought down power lines Tuolumne County, the county’s fire department reported. Whipping winds sent a fence flying into traffic on Highway 99 near Ripon. A fence blew across Highway 99 in Ripon. (credit: Wyman Apple)   Today’s high winds also lifted a trampoline off someone’s yard in Stockton and sent it crashing into tree branches. In the high country, st...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Stockton, Tahoe, Winds, Sierra, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Ripon, Power Lines, Tuolumne County, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Wyman Apple Today


Utility Wildfire Prevention Plans Call For More Blackouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities plan to continue shutting off power to customers during dry and windy conditions to prevent sparking deadly wildfires, but they aim to make outages more targeted to avoid widespread blackouts, according to plans filed Friday with the state. Plans by the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk their equipment would cause deadly infernos. The thrust of the plans is...
Tags: News, Utilities, California, California News, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Ap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pacific Gas Electric Co, California Public Utilities Commission, Public Safety Power Shutoff


California Bill Would Make Utilities Pay Some Blackout Costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food under a bill being considered in the Legislature. In the state plagued by catastrophic blazes started by strong winds knocking down power lines, large investor-owned utilities have been aggressively shutting off power for millions of customers ahead of windstorms. Utility companies cite public safety for the practice but...
Tags: News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Northern California, Legislature, Pacific Gas Electric Co, California Public Utilities Commission, Wiener, Flemings, Sen Bill Dodd, Public Safety Power Shutoff


California Lawmakers Eye Back-Up Power For Cellphone Towers

SACRAMENTO (AP) – When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights – some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were offline during an Oct. 27 power shutoff that affected millions of people. That included more than half of the cell towers in Marin County alone. On Wednesday, some Democratic lawmakers revealed legislation to fo...
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PG&E Given ‘All Clear,’ Begins Restoring Power To Thousands In California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pacific Gas & Electric began restoring power Thursday to some of the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The utility said about 10,000 customers – or 25,000 people – had power restored and the rest should have their lights back on by evening. The nation’s largest utility cut power Wednesday in parts of 10 Northern California counties because of concerns that dry, windy weather could throw debris into power lines, causing th...
Tags: News, California, California News, San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sierra Nevada, Northern California, Andy Vesey, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Scott Strenfel, AP Pacific Gas Electric


El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra And Yuba Counties Spared In Latest Round Of Power Shutoffs

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) – The latest on the planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs on Wednesday: 11:59 a.m. The power will be staying on in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba and western Sonoma counties. PG&E says improving weather conditions prompted the decision. About 83,000 customers will be spared losing their power. BREAKING NEWS: This just in, @PGE4Me has announced power will remain on in Nevada County. pic.twitter.com/bMO4ECx1cq — Nevada County OES (@NevCoOES) November 20, 2019 ...
Tags: News, California, Local, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Solano County, Napa, Orange, San Diego County, Sonoma, Nevada County, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Northern California, Riverside


PG&E Power Shutoffs Begin In Solano, Yolo Counties; Foothills Delayed

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) – The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather that creates extreme fire danger. Some people in the wine country counties of Napa and Sonoma north of San Francisco lost power at about 7 a.m. Power was also cut farther north in portions of Mendocino, Lake and Yolo counties, said Kati...
Tags: News, California, Local, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Associated Press, Solano County, Napa, Orange, San Diego County, Sonoma, Nevada County, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Northern California


Snow Showers Forecast In Areas With PG&E Power Shutoff

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — The National Weather Service is forecasting snow showers overnight in parts of El Dorado County that will be without power in another PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff. PG&E announced the PSPS event could begin as early as 6 a.m. Wednesday. Snow was forecast to fall in high elevations along Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Bob Salvo has a summer home along the Highway 50 corridor in Echo Summit, at an elevation of 7,300 feet. He has been on snow watch. “Oh yeah, I’ve bee...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Johnson, Consumer News, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Joe Johnson, El Dorado County, El Dorado, Kyburz, Public Safety Power Shutoff, El Dorado County Bob Salvo, PG E Power Shutoff School


PG&E Moves Forward With Shutoffs For 150,000 Customers Wednesday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E will cut power to parts of 18 counties on Wednesday morning, the utility announced Thursday night. The shutoff will impact approximately 150,000 customers starting Wednesday morning in parts of the Sierra Foothills, North Bay and North Valley. The following counties will be impacted by the shutoffs: Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba. You can check your address her...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Mateo, North Valley, Yuba, Office of Emergency, State Operations Center, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Alameda Contra Costa Marin Santa Clara Santa Cruz, Sierra Foothills North Bay, Public Safety Power Shutoff Cal OES


Wednesday PG&E Power Shutoff School Closures

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — PG&E will cut power to parts of 18 counties on Wednesday morning. The utility says this may affect approximately 150,000 customers. The following counties are expected to be impacted by the shutoffs: Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba. Ahead of the shutoffs, the following districts/schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 20: Black Oak Mine Unified School Dis...
Tags: News, Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yuba, Public Safety Power Shutoff, School Closures, Gold Oak Union School District, Camino Union School District, Black Oak Mine Unified School District, Gold Trail Union School District, Pioneer Union School District, Placerville Union School District, Pollock Pines Elementary School District, E Power Shutoff School Closures, Ponderosa High Schools


PG&E Reduces Number Of Potentially Impacted Customers In Shutoff Wednesday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E may cut power to parts of 16 counties on Wednesday morning. The utility says this may affect approximately 181,000 customers. Earlier this week, the utility predicted the shutoff would impact more than 264,000 customers but has since reduced the number as weather conditions in those counties have improved. Those counties no longer impacted are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. For the remaining counties, PG&E says high fire-risk condit...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Mateo, Yuba, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Alameda Contra Costa Marin Santa Clara Santa Cruz


Placerville Businesses Rebound After PG&E Power Shutoffs

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Placerville had busy sidewalks Saturday as customers helped small businesses left powerless during the recent PG&E public safety shutdowns. The Downtown Placerville Association renamed this Saturday “Retail Therapy Day” and shoppers responded. Ruth Michelson owns the Placerville Art Gallery, one of the dozens of businesses hit hard by the shutdowns. This weekend’s special shopping sale to help Placerville retailers rebound was a big help to her bottom line. READ: 8 Kids, Vi...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Placerville, Michelson, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Placerville News, Downtown Placerville Association, Ruth Michelson, Placerville Art Gallery, Newman Home


California Seeks Quick Fix To PG&E Bankruptcy Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants to speed up the troubled Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case so the company can be restructured in time for next year’s wildfire season. Newsom said he is calling a meeting of wildfire victims and PG&E executives, shareholders and creditors next week to accelerate what the Democratic governor called “a consensual resolution” to the bankruptcy case. PG&E filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after a 2018 wildfire...
Tags: News, California, Syndicated Local, California News, Ap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, Pacific Gas Electric, Newsom, Public Safety Power Shutoff


PG&E Asks Customers Frustrated By Power Shutoffs Not To Target Its Employees

(CNN) — As California utility Pacific Gas and Electric continues to face criticism for multiple planned power shutoffs that left thousands of customers in the dark last month, the company is asking the public not to take their frustration out on PG&E employees. Some PG&E employees have received death threats in response to the shutoffs, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson said Wednesday. “Our employees in the field have repeatedly been the targets of misguided attacks. Not just verbal abuse, but threats on th...
Tags: News, California, California News, Cnn, Johnson, Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Bill Johnson, Newsom, Quinlan, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Mark Quinlan


PG&E Says Approx. 1,400 Customers Still In The Dark Following Oct. 29 PSPS

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E announced Thursday evening that they have restored power to approximately 363,600 customers affected by the October 29 public safety power shutoffs. As of 9 p.m., the utility said 1,400 customers remained without power. Approximately 800 of those customers are in locations where damage to the infrastructure will require repairs on Friday. Additionally, PG&E 1,200 customers affected by the Kincade Fire are without power because of the wildfire, not the PSPS event. #PSPS...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Justin Sullivan Getty, Approx, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Kincade Fire


Governor Newsom Reacts To PG&E Rebate Offer

EL DORADO (CBS13) – Governor Gavin Newsom is sounding off on the local businesses affected by the PG&E shutoffs. PG&E is handing out rebates to the tune of $250 for businesses and $100 for residents who felt the effects of their Oct. 9 shutoff, but on Thursday the Governor and some local businesses are saying that’s not enough. Frank Perri, the owner of Papa Gianni’s in Cameron Park, said, “250 bucks really isn’t going to recoup any businesses that lost money [the] last few days.” He says gettin...
Tags: Politics, News, Local, Syndicated Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, El Dorado, Cameron Park, Placerville, Newsom, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Governor Gavin Newsom, Frank Perri, Papa Gianni, Jared Edmunds


PG&E Says Approx. 6,700 Customers Still In The Dark Following Oct. 29 PSPS

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E announced Thursday morning that they have restored power to approximately 6,7000 customers affected by the October 29 public safety power shutoffs. As of 5 p.m., the utility said 358,300 customers’ power was restored over the past two days. #PSPS: PG&E Nearing Full Restoration Following System-Wide Historic and Widespread Wind Events; Approximately 6,700 Customers Remain Out of Service https://t.co/AiF2FL9cwc pic.twitter.com/9XO3kBXF03 — PG&E (@PGE4Me) November 1, 2019...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Justin Sullivan Getty, Approx, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Kincade Fire


PG&E Says More Than 36,700 Customers Still In The Dark Following Oct. 29 PSPS

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E announced Thursday morning that they have restored power to approximately 328,255 customers affected by the October 29 public safety power shutoffs. As of 11 a.m., the utility said 36, 745 customers remain without power. PG&E said those customers are in the following counties are still without power:  Calaveras, El Dorado, Kern, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Sonoma and Yuba. You can check the current outages here. Swipe through photos from inside ...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Justin Sullivan Getty, Yuba, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Kincade Fire


What You Should Know About The Oct. 9 Power Shutoff Reimbursement

(CNN/CBS) — PG&E announced Tuesday that it will credit customers affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). This move comes after Governor Gavin Newsom requested action from the company because of its poor handling of the shutoff that affected 738 residential and business customers, or over 1 million people. It will give a one-time credit of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers on their bills. The company says it is sending reimbursements for the specific ...
Tags: News, Local, California News, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Public Safety Power Shutoff, CNN CBS PG E


What You Should Know About Your Reimbursement For The PG&E Oct. 9 Power Shutoff

(CNN/CBS) — PG&E announced Tuesday that it will credit customers affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). This move comes after Governor Gavin Newsom requested action from the company because of its poor handling of the shutoff that affected 738 residential and business customers, or over 1 million people. It will give a one-time credit of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers on their bills. The company says it is sending reimbursements for the specific ...
Tags: News, Local, California News, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Public Safety Power Shutoff, CNN CBS PG E


PG&E To Give $100 Credit To Customers, But Only For Oct. 9 Power Shutoff

(CNN) — After a request from the state’s leader, California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on Tuesday said it will credit customers for a power shutoff earlier this month. “We understand that power shutoffs are more than an inconvenience for our customers and we did not live up to their expectations when it came to communicating this event,” Bill Johnson, the company’s CEO said in a statement. “It’s important to remember that the sole purpose of these power shutoffs is to reduce the risk ...
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PG&E To Give $100 Credit To Residential Customers, But Only For Oct. 9 Power Shutoff

(CNN/CBS) — After a request from the state’s leader, California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on Tuesday said it will credit customers for a power shutoff earlier this month. “We understand that power shutoffs are more than an inconvenience for our customers and we did not live up to their expectations when it came to communicating this event,” Bill Johnson, the company’s CEO said in a statement. “It’s important to remember that the sole purpose of these power shutoffs is to reduce the r...
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GPS-Tracked Sex Offenders Could Roam Unmonitored During Power Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Hundreds of thousands of Californians remain in the dark as another round of planned power outages hit California. Parts of 29 counties and nearly 600,000 customers are affected. And now the shutoffs are raising new concerns that violent offenders could take advantage of the outages. Victims rights groups say the fear is real. They want to make sure offenders using tracking devices are being monitored. “They’re not only worrying about electricity in their home, and water fro...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Yolo County, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, CDCR, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Sex Offender Registry, Laura Valdes, Clifford Foster


Victims’ Rights Groups Fear GPS-Tracked Sex Offenders Could Take Advantage Of Power Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Hundreds of thousands remain in the dark as another round of planned power outages hit California. Parts of 29 counties and nearly 600,000 customers are impacted. And now the PG&E power shutoffs are raising new concerns: Could violent offenders on GPS tracking devices take advantage of the outages? Victims rights groups say the fear is real. They want to make sure offenders are being monitored. “Not knowing when the power will be back, and not knowing if these monitors will ...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Yolo County, Valdes, GPA, CDCR, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Sex Offender Registry, Laura Valdes, Clifford Foster


Could GPS-Tracked Sex Offenders Go Unmonitored During Power Shutoffs?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Hundreds of thousands of Californians remain in the dark as another round of planned power outages hit California. Parts of 29 counties and nearly 600,000 customers are affected. And now the shutoffs are raising new concerns that violent offenders could take advantage of the outages. Victims rights groups say the fear is real. They want to make sure offenders using tracking devices are being monitored. “They’re not only worrying about electricity in their home, and water fro...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Yolo County, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, CDCR, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Sex Offender Registry, Laura Valdes, Clifford Foster


Placerville Businesses Feel The Pain Of The PG&E Shutoffs

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Businesses big and small are feeling pain in their pockets from the PG&E shutoffs. Now it’s a gamble for some on whether they can keep their doors open. Inside the Safeway in Cameron Park shoppers tell us it looks like a ghost town. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that before, and it was quite shocking,” said Lou Settles. Freezer shelves are empty, spoiled food is piled up in boxes, and shoppers can only buy dry goods. “My first thought was, ‘hopefully all that food is ...
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Placerville Businesses Feel The Pain Of PG&E Shutoffs

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Businesses big and small are feeling pain in their pockets from the PG&E shutoffs. Now it’s a gamble for some on whether they can keep their doors open. Inside the Safeway in Cameron Park shoppers tell us it looks like a ghost town. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that before, and it was quite shocking,” said Lou Settles. Freezer shelves are empty, spoiled food is piled up in boxes, and shoppers can only buy dry goods. “My first thought was, ‘hopefully all that food is ...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Safeway, Lou, Cameron Park, Willy Wonka, Placerville, Perri, Windle, Kammerer, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Placerville News, Cameron Kammerer, Frank Perri He


El Dorado Hills Business Offers Free Showers To People Impacted By Power Shutoffs

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — The PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs can create a lot of inconvenience for people in need of an outlet or a hot shower. Some local businesses want to turn things around during a tough time. Employees at a salon and sports club in El Dorado Hills thought they could put the skills they use every day to even more use during these outages by providing people with showers and hairstyles. “It’s just something to give you a little magic in your day,” said Ainsley Laurer with ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sullivan, El Dorado, Bianca, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Balala, Public Safety Power Shutoff, El Dorado Hills News, Ainsley Laurer, Gypsy Dawn Beauty Bar Laurer, Christina Sullivan


El Dorado Hill Business Offers Free Showers To People Impacted By Power Shutoffs

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — The PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs can create a lot of inconvenience for people in need of an outlet or a hot shower. Some local businesses want to turn things around during a tough time. Employees at a salon and sports club in El Dorado Hills thought they could put the skills they use every day to even more use during these outages by providing people with showers and hairstyles. “It’s just something to give you a little magic in your day,” said Ainsley Laurer with ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sullivan, El Dorado, Bianca, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Balala, Public Safety Power Shutoff, El Dorado Hills News, Ainsley Laurer, Gypsy Dawn Beauty Bar Laurer, Christina Sullivan



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