Silver lining in explosion disaster
Bil Paul - 10/28/2010
With the massive explosion and fireball that consumed more than three-dozen homes and killed eight people in a quiet San Bruno neighborhood almost two months behind us, the effectiveness of emergency responses that day are still being looked at.
Fire relief scammer delays arraignment
Heather Murtagh - 10/28/2010
A San Francisco woman charged with trying to scam relief aid by posing as a San Bruno fire victim has delayed her arraignment until this afternoon, days after she failed to show up for her court date because she was already behind bars.
San Bruno fire scammer back in jail
Joshua Melvin - 10/28/2010
A San Francisco woman accused of trying to steal aid intended for victims of the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno is back in San Mateo County jail, a prosecutor said.
San Bruno pipeline to be moved
Saul Sugarman - 10/28/2010
PG&E President Chris Johns promised in writing Wednesday that the company would not rebuild a ruptured pipeline in the same San Bruno neighborhood where it exploded in September, killing eight people.
PG&E to pay utility bills for fire victims
Staff - 10/28/2010
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday adopted a resolution granting PG&E permission to cover utility bills for victims of the Sept. 9 San Bruno pipeline explosion.
San Bruno line must be moved
Stephanie Seay - 10/28/2010
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday vowed that a Pacific Gas and Electric natural gas transmission line involved in a fatal blast last month would not be rebuilt at its current location, while voting to give the PUC president authority to raise the operating pressure of area systems to ensure reliability in cold weather emergencies.
Gas pressure could be increased here
Joshua Melvin - 10/28/2010
The president of the California Public Utilities Commission now has the power to increase the pressure of the gas flowing through the pipeline that blew up last month in San Bruno if the weather gets cold enough.
FEMA denies disaster aid for San Bruno again
Joshua Melvin - 10/28/2010
Federal disaster officials have again denied a request for millions of dollars in aid for the city ravaged last month by a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 35 homes.
CPUC approves rate relief
Terrie Prosper - 10/28/2010
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved rate relief to customers directly impacted by the Sept. 9, 2010, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) pipeline explosion in San Bruno, and ensured that safe natural gas supplies will be available to San Francisco and Peninsula customers this winter.
PG&E repairs 38 gas leaks
Staff - 10/27/2010
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. found 38 leaks in 6,700 miles of gas pipeline surveyed after the deadly gas pipe explosion in San Bruno.
PG&E will remove pipeline that exploded
Joshua Melvin - 10/27/2010
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. pledged Wednesday to take a section of a natural gas pipeline out of the neighborhood where it blew up, killing eight people.
Fire 'Gawker' to Stand Trial
Gideon Rubin - 10/27/2010
A MIllbrae man faces felony charges for assaulting an officer and evading police.
Inspection tools don't work on Peninsula
Shaun Bishop - 10/27/2010
PG&E's natural gas pipelines on the Peninsula can't be tested for corrosion or other deficiencies using the devices known as "smart pigs," utility officials told a group of San Mateo County leaders Tuesday.
PG&E may pump up gas line pressure
John Upton - 10/27/2010
Full pressure could be restored to a gas pipeline that recently exploded in San Bruno to help meet the wintertime energy needs of 109 industrial customers of Pacific Gas & Electric under a proposal due to be considered Thursday.
Speier calls PG&E safety valves 'disturbing'
Joshua Melvin - 10/26/2010
Rep. Jackie Speier lambasted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Tuesday for downplaying the importance of automatic or remote shut-off valves in responding to pipeline failures, such as the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people.
Fraud suspects in explosion miss court
Andrea Koskey - 10/26/2010
Two people who allegedly pretended to be victims of the deadly San Bruno blast failed to appear in court Monday.
Speier chairs meeting to discuss PG&E report
Heather Ishimaru - 10/26/2010
A new report shows PG&E uncovered dozens of pipeline leaks in an inspection, ordered by the state, following last month's deadly San Bruno explosion and fire. Tuesday morning, Congresswoman Jackie Speier met with other political leaders in San Mateo County to discuss those findings.
Judge issues warrants for fire scammers
Michelle Durand - 10/26/2010
Two people charged with trying to scam relief aid by posing as San Bruno fire victims failed to appear in court yesterday, prompting a judge to issue $100,000 arrest warrants for each.
PG&E inspection finds 38 gas leaks
John Upton - 10/25/2010
Natural gas was discovered leaking in 38 places, including from high-pressure pipelines, during the first phase of a Pacific Gas and Electric Company inspection program ordered after the San Bruno explosion and fire.
CPUC releases data on fines since 1999
Staff - 10/24/2010
The California Public Utilities Commission on Saturday released information on all the fines it has levied since 1999.
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