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  • San Bruno authorities search for 2 people believed missing; PG&E says gas line was inspected last year

     
    Authorities are searching for two people who remain unaccounted for in the thunderous explosion that left four people dead in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, officials said Saturday. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) confirmed that authorities had...
  • Blast victim worked for agency that regulates PG&E [Updated]

     
    A 44-year-old woman who worked for the state agency charged with regulating PG&E pipelines is among those missing and presumed dead in the San Bruno explosion. Jacqueline Greig, an employee of the California Public Utilities Commission, is believed to...
  • PG&E ordered to inspect entire gas system after San Bruno blast

     
    State utility regulators announced Sunday that they will order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to inspect its entire natural-gas transmission system for leaks, preserve all records from the San Bruno explosion and report how much the company is spending on.......
  • PG&E announces $100-million relief fund for San Bruno gas explosion victims

     
    Pacific Gas and Electric announced a relief fund Monday of up to $100 million for residents displaced by the San Bruno gas explosion. Gas company officials said they expect to distribute checks by the end of the week of up......
  • Michael Hiltzik: PG&E lives down to its reputation

     
    If there's a saving grace for Southern Californians in following the dismal story of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., it's that PG&E isn't our utility, thank goodness. As my Sunday column observes, that burden falls on the unfortunate citizens of......
  • PG&E wants Diablo Canyon nuclear plant's relicensing to be delayed for seismic testing

     
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has asked federal authorities to delay the license renewal proceedings for its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant until more thorough seismic testing of the area around the plant can be performed. In the wake of......
  • Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused explosion

    A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims...
  • Utility: No leaks found in California gas line that exploded

    A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday. PG&E said its crews did a ground survey...
  • Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital. The victims included two Fresno County...
  • 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. It was not clear what caused the...
  • 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...