Tag Archives: Paradise

California Fire Victims See Little Payout from Settlement

Trust spent nearly 90% on overhead     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trust approved by a federal judge to help compensate victims of deadly California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment paid survivors just $7 million while ...

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U.S. Judge Weighs if PG&E Violated Probation with 2019 Fire

One of the probation terms was that the utility not commit another federal, state or local crime     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether Pacific Gas & Electric violated its ...

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California Utility Rebuked for Neglect in Reducing Wildfire Risk

First step in a process that could eventually lead to revoking PG&E’s utility license     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding ...

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Criminal Charges Filed Against California Utility for 2019 Wildfire

33 charges accusing PG&E of injuring firefighters     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor filed 33 criminal charges Tuesday accusing troubled Pacific Gas & Electric of inadvertently injuring six firefighters and endangering public ...

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Northern California Agencies Sue PG&E Over 2019 Wildfire

PG&E’s aging equipment has sparked several major fires in recent years     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma County and several Northern California agencies sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday over damage caused by a wildfire that ...

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Amid Smoke and Ash, Paradise Rebuilds

Paradise has tried to entice people back     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they’d never be back. Yet there they ...

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Three Dead in Northern California Wildfire

North Complex fire threatens town of Paradise     By TERENCE CHEA and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press OROVILLE, Calilf. (AP) — Three people died in a wind-whipped Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands of people from their homes while ...

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‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Looks at Emotional Toll of Deadly Wildfire

Documentary focuses on the colossal cleanup and rebuilding efforts     By DAISY NGUYEN and AMANDA MYERS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve ...

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PG&E Exits Bankruptcy, Pays $5B into Wildfire Fund

Nation’s largest utility pays into trust for wildfire victims     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more ...

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Judge to Approve $58B Plan to End PG&E Bankruptcy after Wildfires

Dozens of lawsuits were settled during the ordeal     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest utility to ...

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