In California, there are hundreds of “anti-homeless” laws. Although there is nothing that specifically bans or restricts homelessness, cities in the Golden State have created nearly a thousand codes and ordinances that experts and homeless advocates argue disproportionately affect unsheltered people.
San Francisco-based Uber announced on Monday they plan on laying off 350 employees.
Governor Newsom is demanding that PG&E be held accountable for the power shutoffs that left two million Californians without electricity last week.
Last week when Caltrans announced that the Caldecott Tunnel might be closed for the Public Safety Power Shutoff, commuters were shocked and angered.
California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires
The company announced on Twitter Saturday night that all of the estimated 738,000 customers have their power back.
The CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company says the outages worked as intended.
San Francisco Chronicle Energy Reporter J.D. Morris speaks on Mornings on 2 about the issues facing the state's largest utility after a widespread public safety power shutoff.
Crush pads across wine country have been humming since August, with grapes moving from field to fermenting and eventually to barrels and bottles, but Wednesday after midnight, that stopped.
Some of the last remaining areas to have power restored were farmland, including Sonoma and Napa County vineyards. Debora Villalon reports.
At a news conference Friday evening, Johnson showed photos where inspectors found the high winds had blown tree branches into power lines at 31 locations: 21 spots in the East Bay and South Bay, 4 in the North Bay, and 6 in the Sierra foothills.
At a news conference Friday evening, Johnson showed photos where inspectors found the high winds had blown tree branches into power lines at 31 locations. 21 spots in the East Bay and South Bay, 4 in the North Bay, and 6 in the Sierra foothills.
As of 7 a.m. Saturday, power was up and running for 98 percent of Santa Cruz County customers affected by this week's shutoff.
As of 8:30 p.m., 97% of customers have been restored system-wide, according to PG&E.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the man was walking in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene.
At Montclair Florist, the outage led to spoiled product and no phone or online orders, the bulk of the business.
Frustrations continued Friday as business owners and customers alike discover if their power is back. Greg Liggins reports.
By Friday morning, Alameda County was 78 percent restored and Contra Costa County was 85 percent restored. Santa Clara County was 88 percent restored.
PG&E continued it's ongoing effort to restore power to all customers impacted by the unprecedented blackout.
Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire.