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California regulators order inquiry into power outages

Nov. 13, 2019 3:35 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents who said the shut-offs were too broad and poorly executed. The unanimous vote by...

2 officials, teacher charged in autistic student’s death

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two private school administrators and a teacher are facing criminal charges in the death of an autistic student who was restrained for nearly two hours, prosecutors in Northern California said. Former Guiding Hands School site administrator Cindy Keller, principal Staranne Meyers...

Maya Angelou, RuPaul among California Hall of Fame class

Nov. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Author Maya Angelou and performer RuPaul are among the inductees for the next class of California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, announced the inductees on Wednesday. The class includes soccer player and two-time World Cup champion Brandi...

PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan

Nov. 12, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that drove the utility into bankruptcy. The rising tensions were scheduled to be aired out in a bankruptcy court...

Progressive lawyer Boudin wins San Francisco's DA race

Nov. 10, 2019 9:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night...

The Latest: Camp Fire anniversary proclaimed Resilience Day

Nov. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the wildfire that tore through the town of Paradise (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proclaimed the anniversary of the Camp Fire to be "California Resilience Day." The wildfire a year ago Friday was the most deadly and destructive...

California's worst wildfire transforms city that didn't burn

Nov. 7, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left. Blood was among tens of thousands forced to flee as a wildfire roared through Paradise and nearby communities in Northern California, killing 85 people and destroying...

PG&E falls into deeper hole in 3Q with $1.6 billion loss

Nov. 7, 2019 4:43 PM EST

Pacific Gas & Electric reported another huge loss on Thursday as the fallout from catastrophic wildfires blamed on its outdated transmission lines drive the bankrupt utility into a deeper hole. The company estimated it's facing a bill of more than $6 billion this year alone to pay for devastating fires in...

The Latest: PG&E says power outage credits cost $65 million

Nov. 7, 2019 2:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s quarterly earnings (all times local): 11 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric is estimating it will cost the bankrupt utility $65 million to credit the 738,000 customers whose power was shut off last month to minimize the chances its outdated...

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Sinclaire and tens of thousands of others in nearby communities...