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Day Around The Bay: PUC Votes To Penalize PG&E $1.6 Billion For San Bruno Explosion

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.

PUC to vote on record $1.6-billion fine for PG&E in San Bruno blast

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

California utility regulators are poised to hit Pacific Gas & Electric Co. with a record-high, $1.6-billion penalty for negligence leading to the deadly natural gas explosion in San Bruno.

After blast, San Bruno wants big PG&E fine, tougher safety measures

City of San Bruno officials are supporting a proposed, record-high fine against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. but are complaining that the punishment for a fatal pipeline blast in 2010 fails to ensure the utility would act safely in the future.

BART sued over cop’s Taser use on rider

last monthNews / Crime : SFGate: Crime

A parolee who was shocked by a BART police officer with a Taser in an encounter at the San Bruno Station that was captured on video has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the transit agency. Robert Asberry said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco that he was the

PUC seeks higher PG&E penalties for San Bruno explosion

The new head of the Public Utilities Commission wants to increase financial penalties against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to a record $1.6 billion for negligence related to the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a neighborhood in the Bay Area suburb of San Bruno.

Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In the months after the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, California regulators scrambled to order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to improve the safety of its aging infrastructure.

Has The San Bruno Tragedy Become A Green Energy Bargaining Chip?

In his inaugural address on January 5, California Gov. Jerry Brown set hugely ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions and expanding renewable over the next five years. Achieving those goals, said Gov. Brown, would be “a very tall order.” Conspicuously absent from Gov. Brown’s inaugural address was any mention of the political firestorm surrounding the […]

Sporting Life: 1935

April 17, 1935. "Pontiac convertible coupe at Tanforan racetrack, San Bruno." This Thoroughbred looks like a mudder. 8x10 inch nitrate negative. View full size.

Sears Rolling Out Connected-Home Shops

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Sears Holdings has begun rolling out Connected Solutions shops to 200 Sears and 300 Kmart stores around the country, and is planning a major demo-home prototype display in San Bruno, Calif. The shops are under 2,000 square feet and feature...Show More Summary

MISSING: Steven Harris – Last Seen at the California Academy of Sciences Jan 6th – Last Ping at Market / Van Ness

TweetOK, here’s the report as far as I know: Steven Harris, went missing around 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, last seen leaving his job at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His home is in San Bruno, and his last phone ping was at Market & Van Ness. His family is […]

PUC leader critical of San Bruno officials, email shows

Two years after a deadly gas explosion in the Bay Area city of San Bruno, Public Utility Commission President Michael Peevey described the city's mayor as "emotional" and the city manager as "nuts," according to emails newly released by the San Francisco utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric...

Sistina Still Serves Some of the Best Southern Italian Food in NYC

A few weeks ago I heaped high praise about the 22-year-old midtown Italian restaurant San Pietro, whose owner, Gerardo Bruno has long been one of New York's premier hosts. Upon writing that, I realized that it's been at least a decade since I'd dined at his brother Giuseppe's restaurant, Sistina, located on the upper east side for 30 years now. Show More Summary

The life of a censor is not easy.

Pity the poor Facebook/Twitter/YouTube censor. For the first few months, Rob didn’t mind his job moderating videos at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno. His coworkers were mostly new graduates like himself, many of them liberal arts majors.... Show More Summary

California’s Chief Energy Regulator Recuses Himself From Critical Utility Proceeding

In a surprise move yesterday, Michael Peevey, the President of California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recused himself from a key proceeding related to a natural gas pipeline explosion that took place in San Bruno four years ago. The CPUC is currently considering whether to impose a proposed $1.4 billion penalty on Pacific Gas & Electric [...]

Shake-up at PUC, PG&E over emails related to San Bruno blast case

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Stung by criticism that the Public Utilities Commission had developed "too cozy" of a relationship with the state's largest utility, PUC President Michael Peevey removed himself from further proceedings over a huge explosion in 2010 that killed eight people in the Bay Area city of San Bruno.

Be Afraid: I Know What You Did Last Summer Is Getting a Reboot

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

I first saw "I Know What You Did Last Summer" at the $1.75 Tanforan movie theater in San Bruno, California. It was the day after a holiday and I yelped so loudly at the end (you know what I'm talking about), that my friend Jukey made fun of me on the ride home. Now, we'll all be able to relive that magic again. Read more...

Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed

Last Monday, the mayor of San Bruno stood on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission offices in San Francisco and called for a complete overhaul of the state agency, including the firing of key CPUC officials. The next...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Reveals Emails, Cozy Relationship Between CPUC, PG&E

The San Bruno gas pipeline explosion in 2010 killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. Four years later, litigation is still ongoing. Last year, Pacific Gas & Electric -- the utility company responsible for the pipeline -- was told by the California Public Utility Commission that it should pay $2.25......

PG&E lied to regulators after San Bruno blast, new indictment alleges

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators during the immediate aftermath of the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people and ravaged a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood.

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