State regulators want to investigate California's largest utility to determine whether culture and management contribute to safety problems, including the 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the Bay Area city of San Bruno that killed eight people.
The pipeline is part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System and supplies the peninsula [ more › ]
Last fall, two flippers purchased the triplex at 1227-1231 San Bruno Avenue in the Mission off-market. At the time, the building had been vacant for two years and was quite a mess, with pigeons as its only inhabitants. The buyers...
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay SPCA has come up with a clever way to get the word out about dog adoptions. Last week, it released a video parodying Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' number one hit, "Uptown Funk." The parody, titled "Oaktown Pup," features staff members and rescue dogs frolicking and showing off in genuinely funky style. Show More Summary
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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
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 […]
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...
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
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
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 [...]
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.