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Helina Thorp, right, 14, expresses frustration while unsuccessfully trying to log in to her school distance-learning classes while her mother, Virginia Thorp, attempts to call school officials from a Pacific Gas & Electric community resource center at the El Dorado Fairgrounds during a Public Safety Power Shutoff in Placerville, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. People in nearly 172,000 homes and businesses in parts of California were sweltering Tuesday without electricity as Pacific Gas & Electric intentionally shut off power to prevent wildfires amid high winds. The business and household customers without power were in areas including the Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, and parts of Napa and Sonoma counties in wine country. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

Sep. 8, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility said Tuesday it is executing smarter and shorter power shutoffs after receiving widespread criticism last year when it turned off electricity to 2 million people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. The targeted outages that began overnight to...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines. A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's

Judge orders PG&E to improve records, power line inspections

Aug. 9, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Pacific Gas and Electric to better inspect high-voltage power lines, hire more tree-trimming supervisors and upgrade records regarding the age of electrical equipment as part of efforts to prevent deadly and destructive wildfires and other disasters, The San...