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Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive

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

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

6 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

6 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.

Comic-Con 2014: Roundtable Interviews with Donal Logue and Producer Bruno Heller for ‘Gotham’

Before the heroes and villains—there always been Gotham. The cast of “Gotham” was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con International this past week to present the first episode and panel to the con-goers. Latino-Review briefly participated in the roundtable interviews with actor Donal Logue and executive producer Bruno Heller. Show More Summary

San Bruno alleges misconduct by regulator in PG&E explosion case

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

San Bruno city officials, furious over what they said were overly friendly communications between utility regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after a fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion, called for a state investigation.

Tech’s inequality paradox

Travelers leaving from the San Francisco airport on morning flights know the drill: you stay over the night before at a motel on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Last week I booked the Super 8 which turns out to be perfectly serviceable. As a bonus, it’s right next door to Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro […]

Amazingly, Our Local Postal Service Opens Its Doors Earlier on a Saturday Than UPS Does Monday Through Friday

TweetHere you go, here are the hours for USPS Clayton Station 94117 in the Upper Haight: Compare that with the opening time for the big UPS Customer Center at 320 San Bruno Ave. Well forget about Saturday ’cause the UPS aint even open on Saturdays. And M-F, the UPS begrudgingly opens at 9:30 AM. I’ll tell [...]

Comic-Con: Warner Bros. Television Brings 15 Series to San Diego!

8 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Warner Bros. Television has once again announced a massive line-up for the San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off on July 23. The studio is bringing 15 series to Comic-Con from producers including Greg Berlanti,Bruno Heller, Greg Plageman, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Kevin Williamson and many more.

Bay Area man arrested in 1989 cold-case killing on San Bruno Mountain

An unsolved homicide from 25 years ago in San Mateo County in which a woman was sexually assaulted then killed on San Bruno Mountain has been solved, authorities announced Thursday.

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