Regional News

Pacific Gas and Electric site still down with power shutoff underway

October 9, 2019 11:11 am

  Published 5 mins ago PG&E Bay City News Facebook Twitter Print Email   With PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff underway Wednesday morning, for the second straight day the utility’s website is not accessible for customers to find out the latest information about the shutoff. For most of Tuesday, PGE’s website was down, and the utility had to […]

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PG&E power shutoffs bring back painful memories for North Bay fire survivors

October 9, 2019 11:09 am

By Debora Villalon Published 2 hours ago News KTVU FOX 2 SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Survivors of the North Bay firestorm in 2017 say Wednesday’s Red Flag threat and widespread power shutdown add another layer to their trauma. “The wind comes and the fear is there,” said Cathie Merkel, who lost her mother in the Tubbs Fire. 79 year […]

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Red Flag Warning: High winds and low humidity elevate wildfire risk

October 9, 2019 11:05 am

Published 4 hours ago News Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - A Red Flag warning has been issued for the Bay Area as high winds and low humidity are expected Wednesday into Thursday. Gusts of 35 to 45 mph were forecast to sweep a vast swath of the state, from the San Francisco Bay area to the agricultural Central […]

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Safety shutoff starts: About 185,000 PG&E customers in Bay Area without power

October 9, 2019 10:51 am

Published 8 hours ago Updated 4 hours ago News KTVU FOX 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - As the first phase of power outages due to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff starts, the number of customers affected in the San Francisco Bay Area has rapidly increased early Wednesday morning. About Bay Area 186,595 customers are without power as of 5:30 a.m […]

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PG&E power-outage related school closures list

October 9, 2019 10:46 am

By KTVU Staff Published 18 hours ago Updated 3 hours ago News KTVU FOX 2 OAKLAND, Calif. - Alameda County: University of California Berkeley is cancelling classes on Wednesday due to expected campus power loss. However the campus will remain open though services will be limited. Mills College will close campus Wednesday October 9 and Thursday October 10. Follow updates on Twitter. […]

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Get Ready: How to prepare for PG&E power shutoff

October 9, 2019 10:45 am

Published 18 hours ago News KTVU FOX 2 Get Ready: How to prepare for PG&E power shutoff A few helpful ways to prepare for a potential PG&E power shutoff. OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - With a severe power outage looming, residents should prepare to be without electricity for days. PG&E announced Tuesday that it plans to turn off power […]

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Tubbs firestorm anniversary overshadowed by PG&E public safety power shutoff

October 9, 2019 10:38 am

  By Tom Vacar Published 18 hours ago PG&E KTVU FOX 2   On second anniversary of deadly Tubbs Fire, utility company back in the spotlight The two year remembrance of the deadly Tubbs fires that destroyed thousands of homes is being heavily overshadowed by the very real possibility of a Public Safety Power Shutoff to prevent […]

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Lawsuit:14 women accuse Lyft of failing to protect them from rape, sexual abuse

September 4, 2019 3:03 pm

By Allie Rasmus, KTVU Posted Sep 04 2019 12:26PM PDT Video Posted Sep 04 2019 12:23PM PDT Updated Sep 04 2019 02:56PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - A lawsuit was filed against San Francisco based Lyft on allegations that riders were sexually assaulted or raped by their drivers. The suit was filed on behalf of 14 women and two victims spoke […]

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Family of five celebrating birthday presumed dead in deadly California dive boat fire

September 4, 2019 2:57 pm

By Lisa Fernandez, KTVU Posted Sep 04 2019 05:26AM PDT Video Posted Sep 04 2019 05:18AM PDT Updated Sep 04 2019 02:11PM PDT STOCKTON, Calif. (KTVU/AP) - A family of five celebrating the father’s birthday were among the 34 presumed dead in the tragic dive boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast this Labor Day weekend – and as of […]

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Brush fire burns 12 acres in Santa Cruz Mountains

September 4, 2019 2:51 pm

By KTVU Staff Posted Sep 03 2019 04:40PM PDT Updated Sep 03 2019 07:15PM PDT BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (KTVU) - A 10 to 12-acre brush fire is burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday, according to fire officials. The so-called Deer Fire is off Deer Creek Road and Rons Road, northeast of Boulder Creek, officials with Cal Fire said. The fire […]

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