About 6,000 PG&E customers are without power Monday night in Rohnert Park, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
At a special meeting Thursday, the City Council voted to sue PG&E for failing to abide by the terms of a 2017 Tree Removal Agreement with the city.
Patti Poppe's safety record is one key factor that landed her the job, the utility emphasized.
Pacific Gas and Electric said it did not violate any laws or cause harm when tens of thousands were not properly notified during three separate public safety power shutoffs in October 2019.
Sonoma County along with a coalition of local agencies filed a lawsuit against PG&E on Tuesday for damages to public resources stemming from the Kincade Fire last year.
The Lafayette City Council decided Thursday to sue Pacific Gas & Electric for failing to uphold its Tree Removal Agreement with the city, city officials said.
Three months after a contractor hit a gas line and PG&E made an emergency repair, the homeowner was billed by the utility for confusing charges and even his own dirt.
California regulators are being asked to fine Pacific Gas and Electric nearly $166 million for failing to properly inform customers before it cut power to millions of people last year.
As PG&E crews inspect some 17,000 miles of de-energized power lines, looking for damage, they must inspect every inch and make every repair before re-powering an area served by the lines.
Jeff Diamond, the owner of Farmstead Cheeses & Wine in Oakland's Montclair Village, has not been able to open this week. Not because of COVID-19, but because power has been out due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Since first initiating the shutoffs in 2019, some researchers and community groups said the utility has failed to highlight the impact of power shutoffs on medically vulnerable California communities.
PG&E operations specialist Mark Quinlan said during an online update that there's evidence the power shutoff may have prevented wildfires.
High fire danger remains, but the overnight hours last night saw firefighters beat back 27 new small fires from a powerful wind event.
PG&E expects to restore power to the remaining impacted customers by Tuesday evening.
In Oakland, the winds were gusting at 50 mph, Mt. Tam was at 44 mph and Crissy Field in San Francisco was at 32 mph.
“We need to find all the lanterns and get those out and make sure the house is prepared."
The nation's largest utility said outages began in the north of the state in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa and Lake counties and were expected to continue southward throughout Sunday and possibly into Monday.
This will be the fifth time PG&E has cut power to customers this year and is by far the largest shutdown.
The briefing was held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
KTVU Meteorologist Mark Tamayo explains what kinds of conditions we can expect.