26 Oct 2021

PG&E Restores Power After Massive Outage, but Can We Ever Depend on Them To Keep the Lights On?

PG&E had restored power to all but 7,387 Bay Area customers just before noon Tuesday. That number is fairly impressive when you consider that about 140,000 customers across the region were without power at a single point Sunday afternoon. PG&E spokesman Jason King said Monday that somewhere around 646,000 Bay

20 Sep 2021

PG&E Power Shut-Off Season Is Back

It’s the tail end of September, and you know what that means  — PG&E is shutting off power for thousands of California customers. About 14,000 customers in the East Bay lost their power on Sunday, and things will only get worse and more widespread on Monday, as the utility company

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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24 May 2021

PG&E Forced To Sell SF Headquarters To Pay Back Customers

The PG&E building at 245 Market Street will not be a PG&E building much longer. The bankrupt and beleaguered Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Monday morning that they were selling off their San Francisco headquarters for $800 million according to the Chronicle. That sounds like a nice deal for

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26 Jan 2021

Bay Area Braces for Wet and Wild Winter Storm

The storm brewing overhead will deliver desperately needed rain throughout the region, but it unfortunately comes in the form of an atmospheric river that will create as much damage as it does benefit. The winter rainstorm quickly descending on the Bay Area has prompted widespread evacuations in the Santa Cruz

10 Oct 2019

The Areas & Times Effected by PG&E Power Outages & Why

If you do not have power this morning, it may be because a) you forgot to pay your bill or, b) you’re part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program.  Which seems a bit chaotic, but that’s mostly because PG&E isn’t taking any chances with causing any more wildfires.  They

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09 Oct 2019

The Power Apocalypse is About to Hit the Bay Area

Update, 1:50 p.m.: PG&E tortures residents by postponing the scheduled shutoff in many East Bay cities until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. A bunch of kids woke up today in parts of Northern California thrilled that schools were closed, that is until they realized their phones won’t charge and microwaves can’t

17 Jul 2019

Berkeley Bans Natural Gas Buildings

The city of Berkeley made a bold move at Tuesday’s City Council meeting by banning natural gas pipes in future building developments. The legislation makes the East Bay city the first in the state to pass such a strong anti-natural gas policy. There will of course be exceptions to the

16 Jan 2019

Doing Away With Private Utilities Is a Matter of Life and Death

By Ryan Smith The toll of this year’s wildfires is the second in as many years to break entirely too many state records, increasing the call to hold private utility companies like Pacific Gas & Electric to the flames of their own making. When the last embers cooled there was

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