Tuesday, March 31, 2020
In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. A federal judge repeatedly ripped into Pacific Gas & Electric, saying its executives have put greed before safety. U.S. District Judge William Alsup told the utility at a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that it should plan to have at least 1,100 more tree trimmers to reduce the chances that it will cause even more devastation. The harsh rebuke came in a hearing as part of PG&E's criminal probation imposed after its natural gas lines blew up a San Bruno, California, neighborhood and killed eight people. Since its probation, poorly maintained power lines have been blamed for igniting wildfires that killed nearly 130 people and destroyed thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Judge Rips PG&E For Poor Safety Record Leading To Wildfires

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge ripped into Pacific Gas &...
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Southern California AQMD Issues Another Wood-Burning Ban

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A residential no-burn alert will be in effect tomorrow in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange...
This Nov. 1, 2019, file photo shows flames from a backfire on a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. PG&E is trying to dig out of a financial hole created by more than $50 billion in claims stemming from a series of catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the San Francisco company. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

San Diego County Supervisors Formally OK Wildfire Building Codes

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors signed off yesterday on stricter building requirements to lessen wildfire damage.   The vote was...

San Diego Supervisors OK Building Code Upgrades For Wildfire Protection

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today backed stricter building requirements to lessen wildfire damage.   Supervisors Jim Desmond and Dianne...
Campfire -Photographer: Sam Howzit

South Coast AQMD Bans Residential Wood Burning Today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a no-burn day alert through 11:59 p.m. today for...

California Certifies Statewide Programmatic Environmental Impact Review To Protect Californians From Catastrophic Wildfires

Published: Dec 31, 2019 State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has certified the fuel management and forest protection program  The California Vegetation Treatment Program will help CAL FIRE and other public agencies increase vegetation management efforts statewide while meeting CEQA standards SACRAMENTO – California has a new tool in its efforts to build wildfire [...]
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Crews To Conduct Controlled Burn Near Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD (CNS) - Fire crews are slated tomorrow to burn piles of brush and debris just south of Idyllwild, and residents and...
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Can Pacific G&E Follow San Diego G&E Approach to Wildfire Challenge?

PG&E’s role in the recent spate of wildfires is an issue being vigorously debated across the state. What the utility has done wrong and...
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Prescribed Burns Planned in the San Bernardino National Forest

IDYLLWILD (CNS) - The onset of winter weather will permit prescribed burning operations to get underway in the San Bernardino National Forest,...

Wildfire Report: Los Angeles Controller’s Report Calls for More DWP Wildfire Prevention

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The city controller released a report today that outlines recommendations for the Los Angeles Department of Water and...
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PG&E Cuts Power to 50,000 California Homes and Businesses During Wildfire Risk

By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman Nov 20 (Reuters) - About 50,000 homes and businesses across Northern California were without...
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California’s PG&E Customers Face New Round of Mass Outages

By Steve Gorman Nov 19 (Reuters) - Power supply to about 150,000 California homes and businesses is expected to be...

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