PG&E to pay $125M for igniting massive Kincade Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric has reached a $125 million settlement agreement with California regulators over the destructive Kincade fire, which was ignited in 2019 by the utility's equipment in a remote area of Sonoma County.

Bay Area braces for heavier rain after earlier warm-up storms

Wednesday night's storm, the strongest so far in this series, racked up relatively few major problems with Marin's Mount Tamalpais – the winner in the badly needed water derby. But the storm was merely a warm up for what's to come the rest of the week.

Top utility regulator tasked with overseeing PG&E resigns

Marybel Batjer announced her resignation in an email to staff at the California Public Utilities Commission. Newsom, a Democrat, appointed her to the job in 2019 as Pacific Gas & Electric was in bankruptcy proceedings, and her term was set to run through the end of 2026.