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  • Donor money talks, often in a whisper

    A massage for a lawmaker's wife. Circus tickets for his kids. Keys to a mountain cabin for the weekend. A donation to his favorite charity or one that flies him across the world on an "educational" trip. There are many ways to get a politician's...
  • PG&E rebounds from bankruptcy to position of strength

    Q: I recently inherited shares of PG&E Corp. from my mother. Good or bad investment? --C.G., via the Internet A: The big plus is that California doesn't intend to permit another statewide energy crisis or major utility bankruptcy. PG&E, a regulated...
  • Michael Hiltzik: PG&E buys itself a ballot initiative

     
    The characteristic campaign photograph of Hiram W. Johnson, who served two terms as California governor and five as its U.S. senator early in the last century, depicted him in a three-piece suit and high collar, with his dukes up. It......
  • SolarCity gets $60 million in financing from PG&E Corp.

     
    Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp. will get its newest round of financing from a more unusual source than the typical bank – PG&E Corp., parent of utility company Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Another PG&E Corp. subsidiary, Pacific Venture Capital,........
  • Michael Hiltzik: PG&E and the corruption of California politics

     
    The serene nerviness of big corporations that poke sticks at their regulators and the general public when their reputations are already in tatters never ceases to amaze and amuse. There's Anthem Blue Cross, which in the heat of a national......
  • State regulators approve $9 million in solar research grants, PG&E solar contract

     
    The California Public Utilities Commission approved more than $9 million in solar research grants Thursday and also gave the go-ahead to a solar contract for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. PG&E will move forward with a 25-year power purchase......
  • PG&E invests $100 million in SunRun home solar installations

     
    PG&E Corp. apparently enjoys playing banker, saying Monday that it is creating a financing fund for yet another Bay Area solar company. In January, the parent of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility invested $60 million with SolarCity, a firm......
  • PG&E partners with SunRun to finance home solar photovoltaics

     
    PG&E Corp. is partnering with yet another Bay Area solar company, investing $100 million to help pay for the installation of more than 3,500 home photovoltaic arrays. This time, the parent of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility is pairing......
  • Prop. 16 benefits utility

    Vote "No" on Proposition 16 — "The PG&E Monopoly Act." This self-serving proposition is a perfect example of a company buying an election for themselves. They are spending about $35 million to buy deceptive, essentially nonstop TV ads. The fliers...
  • Rancho Cordova House Explosion Triggered By Wrong Pipe Used

    Rancho Cordova House Explosion Triggered By Wrong Pipe Used
    The National Transportation Safety Board released the final report on the house explosion in Rancho Cordova on Christmas Eve 2008. The NTSB report says that the "probable cause of the December 24, 2008, release, ignition, and explosion of natural gas was...
  • Mailbag: Stop jaywalking, start driving safely

    I am sick of reading all the garbage about crossing a street in an unmarked area. Hello, this is called jaywalking — always has been, and it deserves a ticket. Why do the people in Glendale and Burbank feel we all must bow down and change the laws...