Articles Tagged “PG&E”

  • An aerial photo shows the destruction of the Crestmoor residential neighborhood in the City of San Bruno neighborhood following a September 9 PG&E gas pipeline explosion.  Eight people were killed as a result of the explosion and inferno.  Photo via FEMA.

    More Troubles for Criminally Indicted PG&E

    Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) was recently criminally indicted for twelve violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act. No executives of PG&E were indicted.

  • An aerial photo shows the destruction of the Crestmoor residential neighborhood in the City of San Bruno neighborhood following a September 9 PG&E gas pipeline explosion.  Eight people were killed as a result of the explosion and inferno.  Photo via FEMA.

    City of San Bruno Sues CPUC Over Refusal to Release Public Records

    The City of San Bruno filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday demanding the release of public records related to the September 2010 PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno. CPUC’s refusal to release the records is indicative of a cover up of its “cozy relationship” with the the utility, the lawsuit states.

  • Women and Girls, Take Back Your Power: A Call to Action by United Way and MissRepresentation.org

    To illustrate, pretend your girlfriend stars in a well-reviewed movie as a superhero. You are proud of her for landing this role and playing the part of a strong woman leader. Then, you read a review about the movie where the critic salaciously refers to your girlfriend as a “fighting fuck toy,” after describing certain of her body parts in glowing detail. Or, pretend your mother has run for office and become Senator. After she’s served for a while, you begin to notice that most news outlets report that Mrs. Anderson (not Senator) “complained,” while her male counterparts merely “stated” their opposition. You will recall that during their campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin were often painted as “bitch” or “ditz,” and there was much discussion about their wardrobes.

  • Commonwealth Club Cancels Proposition H Debate Between Sierra Club and Gavin Newsom

    Commonwealth Club Cancels Proposition H Debate
    Between Sierra Club and Gavin Newsom

    By Luke Thomas October 7, 2008 A prospective forum to debate Proposition H, the San Francisco Clean Energy Act, between the Sierra Club and Mayor Gavin Newsom, has been canceled, Fog City Journal has learned.…

  • Newsom Reiterates Opposition to Renewable Energy Measure

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    Newsom Reiterates Opposition
    to Renewable Energy Measure

    By Luke Thomas July 22, 2008 Mayor Gavin Newsom today confirmed his opposition to a November ballot measure that would, if approved by voters, advance San Francisco to a 100 percent clean renewable energy portfolio…

  • Newsom Opposed to Clean Energy Act

    Mayor Gavin Newsom, file photo. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas July 20, 2008 Gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom today stated his opposition to the San Francisco Clean Energy Act defying all expectations that he…

  • Mirkarimi Slams PG&E Mailer

    By Luke Thomas July 18, 2008 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi today slammed PG&E for its attempt to “scare” San Francisco residents into rejecting a November ballot initiative that would transform the city’s energy policy. “It’s shameful…

  • PG&E Cable Failure Caused Vault Explosion

    PG&E Cable Failure Caused Vault Explosion

    By Maya Strausberg June 25, 2008 A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman said they have determined that what fire officials called an underground vault explosion in San Francisco yesterday was caused by cable failure.…

  • Bay Area News Briefs

    Bay Area News Briefs

    By Ananda Shorey March 6, 2008 Hans Reiser continues attacking Nina’s character Computer scientist Hans Reiser continued attacking the character of his missing wife Nina in his third day on the witness stand today, telling…

  • Court Jester previews BOS agenda

    h. “Court Jester” brown. Photos by Luke Thomas By h. brown February 12, 2008 Another day of shame for Peskin (4,500 cabbies robbed ‘legally’) Item #19 I’ve seen the Board of Supervisors do lots of…