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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, displays a chart showing cell tower sites that were shut down during power outages in 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Regulators will require 72 hours of backup power at cell towers in emergency situations, including electricity shutoffs during fire seasons. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday, July 16, 2020, to adopt the measure. Last fire season, more than a million people lost service during planned blackouts. AT&T said after the vote that it is focused on ensuring that backup power is available routinely during public safety power shut-offs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California requires cellphone towers to add backup power

Jul. 16, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators will require 72 hours of backup power at cell towers in emergency situations, including electricity shutoffs during fire seasons. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the measure, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. ...

Bill Johnson, chief executive officer and president of PG&E Corp., lowers his head after admitting the company's guilt in the deaths of 84 people in a 2018 wildfire, during a hearing in Butte County Superior Court in Chico, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Johnson entered guilty pleas on behalf of the company for 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the fire which was blamed on the company's crumbling electrical grid the wiped out the town of Paradise in November of 2018.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Families of California wildfire victims slam PG&E for crimes

Jun. 17, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Northern California wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric's long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telling heartbreaking stories of their loss in court. The speakers tearfully told of holiday and...