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  • Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11

    A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.
  • Audit finds problems in pipe oversight after deadly blast

    Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California's oversight of utilities' gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says. The audit finds widespread breakdowns in...

    Biden talks about workforce training during Bay Area visit

    Vice President Joe Biden visited a power plant in Oakland, California, on Friday and spoke with veterans enrolled in a job-training program as part of a two-day swing through the Bay Area. Biden spoke with 15 students in Pacific Gas & Electric's...

    Regulators weigh splitting up big utility after deadly blast

    On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's top utility regulator said he will look into whether the state's biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety. The penalty, and the warning that...

    California's shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage

    FOLSOM, Calif. California's electrical grid has a problem a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power. Nearly 23 percent of California's energy now comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and the state is on...