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California’s small businesses caught in a COVID-19 Catch-22

Just as California tops 150,000 coronavirus cases and 5,000 fatalities, “Phase 3” of our reopening plan is now in full swing, and we have no plans of turning back, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. But given the governor’s May 6 executive order reversing the burden of proof in COVID-19 workers’ compensation cases, California’s business climate has become dangerous, especially for small businesses. As it stands, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council already ranked California as having the s...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Los Angeles County, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, Guest Commentary, COVID, Dennis Huang


Gavin Newsom’s confusing COVID-19 decrees

Managing something as new and unpredictable as the COVID-19 pandemic is, by its nature, a difficult task. That said, Californians are rightfully confused by the rapid, even erratic, changes of course that Gov. Gavin Newsom has steered in recent weeks after drawing praise for his early and straightforward actions in the first days of the public health crisis. Newsom’s regular, although no longer weekly, webcasts on COVID-19 have evolved into repetitive talkathons resembling those annoying public ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Capitol, Dan Walters, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric, Newson, Guest Commentary


Trump’s attacks on vote-by-mail elections and tech are a shot at California’s values

Without a shadow of a doubt, President Donald Trump has committed to fanning the flames of misinformation spread for his own political gain. False claims abound on his Twitter feed, emboldening his base and setting a nationwide tone of hostility within today’s political discourse. Whether or not his presidency has set our nation back years, if not decades, is not up for debate. But Democratic leaders in California have a responsibility to defend the values of our state called into question by so...
Tags: Twitter, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, House, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Los Angeles County, Newsom, Susan Shelley, Pacific Gas and Electric, White House Trump, California Democrats


Pacific Gas and Electric faces an uncertain future

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic and the severe economic recession that followed, California’s biggest political story of the year would be the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric, the huge utility that serves most of Northern California. A year and a half ago, PG&E declared bankruptcy due to almost countless billions of dollars in potential liability for killer wildfires caused by failures of its rural transmission lines during high winds — its second bankruptcy in two decades. It’s now...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Electric, Pacific, Warren Buffet, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Doug Mcintyre, Capitol, Legislature, PUC, Dan Walters, Employment Development Department, Public Utilities Commission


Officials: Email Delays Key Vote On PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators unexpectedly delayed a key vote Thursday on Pacific Gas and Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy after saying one of the utility’s most outspoken critics sent an improper email attacking the company’s proposal to pay wildfire victims. California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer was irked by the need to postpone the vote because of the email sent Tuesday by Will Abrams, a survivor of a 2017 wildfire that tore through...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Ap, Associated Press, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Santa Rosa, Abrams, California Public Utilities Commission, Berkeley Calif, Pacific Gas and Electric, PG E, Marybel Batjer, Batjer, Will Abrams


Union leaders: California governor to propose 10% pay cut to help fill budget gap

By ADAM BEAM SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom will propose a 10% pay cut on Thursday, part of his plan to fill a projected $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn, according to union leaders for California state workers. SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said in a Facebook video that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office informed her of the proposed cut on Wednesday. A state official with knowledge of the budget confirmed the proposal, adding it will be ...
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What Is the Value of an American Tea Farm?

My friend, California tea farmer Mike Fritts, called me last week with a request for help. I would like to ask for your thoughts and input by responding to this post. Mike needs help determining the value of his tea farm, Golden Feather Tea. More specifically, he must validate the value of his loss during the Nov. 8, 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed thousands of acres and homes and dozens of lives. This is not about Covid; rather, this was another disaster that occurred two years ago. He is elig...
Tags: Tea, California, Disaster, Industry, Mike, San Francisco Chronicle, University of California Davis, Pacific Gas and Electric, Tea Farm, Jonathan Kauffman, Wakamatsu, American Tea Farm, Tea Value, Mike Fritts, Babette Read


Pacific Gas and Electric pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2018 Camp fire

Pacific Gas and Electric pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2018 Camp fire, reports . The utility cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid further criminal penalties, "an outcome that disappointed some utility watchdogs." From the article: Last year, Pacific Gas & Electric admitted in federal court that its equipment probably caused several wildfires in Northern and Central California, even while it undertook the controversial step of conducting preventative power sh...
Tags: Video, News, Central California, Bill Johnson, Pacific Gas Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, Camp Fire


Paraglider dangles for hours after getting stuck in power lines

Emergency crews rescued a paraglider after he got tangled in electric lines while attempting to land in Olivehurst, California. The paraglider dangled for hours while fire officials coordinated with Pacific Gas and Electric to make sure all the energy was drained from the wires. CNN affiliate KTXL reports.
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Paraglider hangs for hours after getting stuck in power lines

Emergency crews rescued a paraglider after he got tangled in electric lines while attempting to land in Olivehurst, California. The paraglider dangled for hours while fire officials coordinated with Pacific Gas and Electric to make sure all the energy was drained from the wires. CNN affiliate KTXL reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, KTXL, Pacific Gas and Electric, Olivehurst California


Taking a page from SimCity, UrbanFootprint pitches new tools for urban development

For decades, the best urban planning simulation wasn’t a simulation for urban planners at all, but the wildly popular city building game, SimCity, says Peter Calthorpe, an expert in the field and the co-founder of UrbanFootprint. Calthorpe began his career as an urban planner and designer in the late seventies, and in the mid-eighties he wrote the book on sustainable communities alongside the famous architect and designer Sim Van der Ryn. Working on design and development projects across Portlan...
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California governor rejects PG&E's $13.5 billion plan to get out of bankruptcy

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected the bankruptcy reorganization plan proposed by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric, saying that the proposal would not result in a "company positioned to provide safe, reliable and affordable service to its customers."
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Gov. Newsom Rejects PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. Johnson marks a major setback in the utility’s race to meet a June 30 deadline to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The San Francisc...
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Placerville Residents Left In The Dark As Next Round Of Shutoffs Loom

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — As PG&E prepares for another power shutoff, set to kick in on Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people remained in the dark. On Monday, the utility giant said restoration will continue in stages depending on inspections and any repairs needed. Meanwhile, PG&E confirmed that it will shut off power for up to 605,000 customers in portions of 29 counties. “It’s been really hard,” said Julie Baker. Baker and Victor Sifuentes have been left in the dark, under candlelight for thre...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Comcast, Baker, Placerville, Hodson, Sifuentes, Pacific Gas and Electric, Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Victor Sifuentes, Placerville News, Julie Baker Baker, Wilste Road, Dawn Hodson, Hodson Hodson


PG&E and California’s state GOP: John Phillips

California is the land of invention and innovation. Technology invented and developed right here in the Golden State has changed the way the world functions in many fundamental ways. But at the same time, our state government and electric companies are — literally — living in the dark ages. Thanks to their gross incompetence, millions of customers have been left with two choices:  having the power cut off, or be burned alive. Even on “Let’s Make a Deal,” Monty Hall would at least give the contes...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, United States, Harvey Weinstein, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Legislature, KABC, Golden State, PUC, Public Utilities Commission, Mayes, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric


California Senate Panel To Investigate PG&E Power Shutoff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the California Senate asked a committee Thursday to investigate the utility company’s decision to cut off power to more than 2 million people to prevent wildfires. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins directed the Senate Democratic Caucus to “begin investigating and reviewing options to address the serious deficiencies” with PG&E’s current process of shutting off power to prevent wildfires. “The public understandably is outraged over the problems that ...
Tags: California, Senate, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Ap, Atkins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, Bill Johnson, Toni Atkins, California Senate, Pacific Gas and Electric, Senate Democratic Caucus, Public Safety Power Shutoff


PG&E finds over 100 instances of damage in 'public safety' outage

Pacific Gas and Electric confirmed Monday that more than 100 instances of damage were found during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires. 
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Citing Public Safety, Rocklin Mayor Wants Cut Ties With PG&E

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — The mayor of Rocklin wants to break up with PG&E. He says high utilities were a concern even before the shutoffs hit parts of the city. Now he wants the city to control its own power. It’s definitely an “it’s not you, it’s me” situation as to why Mayor Joe Patterson wants to end the relationship between Rocklin and PG&E. In the end, he says it was about public safety. “There is a public safety concern here and it’s reason for us to at least look at the options,” Patterson said....
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Roseville, Rocklin, Roseville Electric, Patterson, SMUD, Pacific Gas and Electric, Public Safety Power Shutoff, Rocklin News, Mayor Joe Patterson


CPUC Sanctions PG&E Over Power Outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, “created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated.” The agency ordered a series of corrective actions, including a goal of restoring power within 12 hours, not the utility’s current 48-hour goal. “The scope, scale, complexity, and overall impact to pe...
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California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, “created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated.” The agency ordered a series of corrective actions, including […]
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California power shutoffs: when your public utility is owned by private investors

Widescale power shutdown reveals the depth of California’s infrastructure problems amid a growing climate crisisWhen the United States’ largest investor-owned utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, shut down power to millions of Californians this week, nearly no one was ready. Not governments. Not businesses. And certainly not the general public.As parts of the state went dark, the California governor Gavin Newsom told reporters he was “outraged because it didn’t have to happen”. Continue reading...
Tags: California, US news, United States, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Gavin Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric


PG&E CEO Apologizes To Customers: ‘We Were Not Adequately Prepared’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — PG&E CEO Bill Johnson admitted during a Thursday evening press conference that the utility thoroughly botched its Public Safety Power Shutoff, apologizing to customers. The press conference at the utility’s San Francisco headquarters marked the first time the company’s head had publicly addressed the shutdown. “We faced a choice between hardship on everyone or safety and we chose safety,” said Johnson. “And I do apologize for the hardship this has caused, but I think ...
Tags: News, California, Local, San Francisco, Cbs, Johnson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Bill Johnson, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric, Public Safety Power Shutoff, CBS SF AP


1.5 million Californians in the dark, most now for 2nd day

By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA SONOMA, Calif. — More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark Thursday, most for a second day, after the state’s largest utility cut off electricity to more customers to prevent wind-fueled wildfires amid dry weather and strong winds sweeping through the region. Pacific Gas and Electric cut power to more than 300,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area late Wednesday night, where forecasters say wind gusts reached speeds of 70 mph (110 km...
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The Latest: Officials: Be kind to PG&E workers amid shut-off

Authorities are asking the public to be kind to frontline utility workers in California as anger mounts against Pacific Gas and Electric over a power shutdown. PG&E is cutting power to customers in 34 counties as dry, gusty winds create dangerous wildfires conditions. The utility's faulty equipment was to blame for a deadly fire a year ago that killed 85 people and nearly wiped out the town of Paradise.
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California's Largest Utility to Shut Off Power to 800,000 Customers Due to Wildfire Risk

Power shutoffs are slated to hit customers in 34 of California’s 58 counties between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon due to high risk of wildfires, with utility company Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) saying it expected nearly 800,000 customers to be affected.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Infrastructure, Wildfires, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electricity PG E


PG&E Transmission Lines Caused California Camp Fire, Investigators Say

Fire investigators say electrical transmission lines owned and operated by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric caused last fall's Camp Fire — the deadliest wildfire in California history.
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Investigators say PG&E electrical lines caused 2018 Camp Fire

California's Pacific Gas and Electric power company is responsible for the devastating 2018 Camp Fire — a blaze that killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures — according to investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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PG&E electrical lines causes 2018 Camp Fire, California probe finds

California's Pacific Gas and Electric power company is responsible for the devastating 2018 Camp Fire — a blaze that killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures — according to investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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PG&E thinks its equipment started wildfires. Now, the utility wants customers to absorb another rate hike

Pacific Gas and Electric has filed for bankruptcy and may face billions of dollars' worth of penalties, fines and liabilities related to recent wildfires. Now, the utility says it needs another rate hike -- to enhance wildfire safety and attract investors.
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California Today: California Today: Your Quick Oscars Recap

Monday: Get caught up on the Academy Awards; Pacific Gas and Electric’s political influence; and the art of fashion.
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