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Audit: 5 Years After Deadly San Bruno Blast, Gas Pipelines Still Lack Proper Oversight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California’s oversight of utilities’ gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says. 326 more words


San Bruno police investigate attempted burglary

SAN BRUNO (BCN) — Police this morning are investigating a Thursday attempted residential burglary in San Bruno.

Officers responded at 6:30 a.m. to a home in the 2000 block of Spyglass Drive after the resident reported two unknown suspects tried to break in through a back sliding glass door, police said. 109 more words


State regulator says PG&E may be too big to operate safely

Minutes after the California Public Utilities Commission levied a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Thursday for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, the state’s top regulator said the utility is still plagued by gas-system problems, shrugs off even the harshest sanctions and may be too big to operate safely. 135 more words

Sacramento Update

PG&E Ordered to Pay $1.6B after San Bruno Blast


The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday said it’s ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay a $1.6 billion penalty for unsafe operation of its gas transmission system, including the pipeline rupture that killed eight people in San Bruno in September 2010. 147 more words

California Connection

CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The California Public Utilities Commission has approved to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a record $1.6 billion for the deadly… 210 more words


Regulators penalize PG&E $1.6 billion for San Bruno explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – The California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco Thursday imposed a record $1.6 billion penalty on PG&E Co. for a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010. 242 more words


California Regulator Asks If PG&E Is 'Too Big' To Operate Safely Before Voting On $1.6 Billion Penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s largest power utility,  is too large and has too much money to be held accountable. 1,096 more words