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Report: California wildfire sparked when tree hit power line
"Officials say a pine tree contacting electrical distribution lines led to a deadly fire last autumn that killed four people including an eight year old girl investigators with the California department of forestry and fire protection seized equipment belonging to PG&E in the weeks after the sock fire tore through rural communities in the Shasta area last September and October officials now say the northern California wildfires that killed four people and destroyed more than two hundred buildings was sparked when tree branches came into contact with Pacific gas and electric power lines cal fire says their investigative report has been forwarded to the Shasta county district attorney's office PG&E is the nation's largest utility it's been a merging from bankruptcy after lawsuits from several devastating wildfires that killed more than a hundred people in twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen I'm Jennifer king
What's the story behind Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi's legal battles?
"I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the erika girardi. Tom girardi case adjusted patriot. Bonus episode which can give you a more background on the case but for those of you who are not familiar. You have to listen to the details. So erica girardi also known as erica. Jane is a cast member on the real housewives of beverly hills has been on it for a couple of seasons. Now she's famously noted for her lavish exorbitant lifestyle with scenes shot in her private jet. She's got glam squad at least four deep. They always help her put together. Looks for international trips. And i'm talking luxury brands right out of the store. Like top of the top. She has not align on her face. Not one line. I don't know how you can be fifty years old and have given birth to a child and not have one line on your face. It is perplexing and on top of it. She decided she was going to be a midlife pop star so she tapes these music videos. And you're wondering how much in god's name does she spend on this. Her songs are a bit absurd. she got a two thousand seventeen song. Expensive now bear with me. This is the spouse of expensive x. x. p. e. n. dollar sign iv e. and the lyrics go is this. It's expensive to be me looking this. Good come for free. that's just who i be. It's expensive to be me well. Her husband age eighty one again. She's fifty her husband was surprisingly a consumer law attorney who had been practicing law since one thousand nine hundred sixty five rising to prominence for a very high profile case in nineteen ninety-three against energy giant pacific gas and electric company and its role in the contamination of groundwater in the small town of heckling california. That case became the basis for the two thousand blockbuster movie erin brockovich an elevated the prestige of his law firm girardi kice. Now as i've mentioned before. I worked in legal. Pr for many years. And i was very familiar with tom and his firm so well since then. His firms continue to handle many multimillion dollar settlements. Often involving class action suits against major corporations. So big time money will. Erica is currently in the process of divorcing tom. Who recently testified in a california court that he's broke earlier this week in an in depth exit. Bosie that i absolutely implore you to read in los angeles times. It explored their financial problems. So girardi described as financial trouble in court filed in october. When asked about how much money he had his personal account answered not a lot. Maybe a couple thousand. I don't have any money. At one point. I had about eighty million or fifty million in cash. That's all gone. I also had a stock portfolio of about fifty million. And that's all gone. I know what you're thinking right now. How in god's name could you lose eighty million dollars. Where did the money go on october. Twenty ninth twenty eighteen. A new boeing. Seven thirty-seven max. Eight carrying one hundred and eighty nine. Passengers and crew members crashed shortly takeoff in jakarta indonesia. I'm sure you've probably remember this case. Those two years ago everyone on board the lion air flight died tom. Girardi in his law firm were hired to represent surviving relatives of the crash and a suit filed earlier this month. Alleges girardi and his firm embezzled millions of dollars that were intended to go to some of those family members
Thousands evacuate, 2 firefighters injured in California blaze
"Ahead of a fast moving wildfire. The blaze also seriously injured two firefighters is powerful winds across the state. Prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blaze is the fire grew to over six square miles within a few hours of breaking out around dawn in Orange County, south of L. A. Strong winds pushed flames close to homes in Irvine. Fire officials said that two firefighters were hurt. Battling back blaze. Water dropping helicopters were briefly grounded because of the strong winds, making it unsafe to fly. Officials didn't immediately know the cause of the fire. It was one of several the broke out across the region, including another one in Orange County that prompted evacuation orders near the city of Yorba Linda. Fast moving wildfire forced those evacuations for 60,000 people in Southern California about 350,000 Pacific Gas and Electric. Company customers in Northern California, estimated at about a million people were without power. Today's officials issued warnings for what were predicted to be the strongest winds in California for this year. About 5000 customers lost their power in southern California. Firefighting crews that had been at the ready overnight quickly contained small blazes that broke out in The Northern California counties of Sonoma and Shasta. Some fire lines were knocked down A Mount
White House chief of staff: ‘We are not going to control the pandemic'
"With an AP News MINUTE, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says We're not going to control the pandemic, telling CNN. It's a contagious virus just like the flu. But at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, President Trump claims good sending Anyway, We're rounding the turn. But the Vaccine. We'll get it down fast. Joe Biden Call's Meadow statement A cane did acknowledgement of President Trump's strategy, which he describes as the white flag of defeat. Campaigning in Detroit. His running mate, Senator Kamala Harris says over 8.5 million people have contracted this virus. And we'll have unknown long term health consequences, according to Johns Hopkins University. The U. S death toll from covert 19 is now more than 225,000 people. Pacific Gas and
Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires
"Pacific Gas and electric customers in California are still in the dark. After the utility cut power earlier this week to reduce the threat of wildfires. Utility officials say yesterday that 39,000 customers were impacted by the power shut off. The company is hoping to restore power to all customers affected by 10 p.m. today. I'm
California braces for renewed fire threat from windy weather
"Crews from across the state are being deployed to Northern California, where hot, windy conditions are renewing the threat of fire. A threat comes in the region where massive blazes have already destroyed hundreds of homes and killed 31 people. This year, The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for extremely dangerous fire conditions from Wednesday through Friday morning, with bone dry humidity and wind gusts, possibly hitting 55 miles an hour. Pacific Gas and Electric also may cut power to customers
Los Angeles - Some Relief For California Wildfires
"Turning down to the devastating wildfires out west in California. More than 18,000. Firefighters are battling nearly 30 wildfires today, though some relief finally, as strong winds fueling the flames finally began to die down a little. Those strong winds on Sunday helped the glass fire erupt in Napa and Sonoma County's in California's wine country. The fire has since grown to more than 42,000 acres. After merging with two other firefighters, Firefighters report The flames are burning out of control. The fire has scores nearly 100 buildings, including homes and some of the region's signature wineries. Pacific Gas and Electric turned off the power in that area just as a precaution, but has since restored it in some places. As of last
California braces for power shutoffs and weather that could fan wildfire flames
"Officials at California's largest utility company are bracing for hot dry and windy weather northern and central areas of the state. This weekend they fear they may fan the flames of several major wildfires or even ignite new. Once Pacific gas and electric has warned makeup power from Sunday morning to Monday potentially affecting ninety seven thousand customers in sixteen counties during which winds and temperatures are expected to
In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions
"Continue to devastate California Some people may soon have their power shut off the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas and electric could shut shut off off off power power power to to to about about about 97,000 97,000 97,000 customers customers customers this this this weekend weekend weekend because because because of of of dangerous dangerous dangerous fire fire fire conditions. conditions. conditions. A A A red red red flag flag flag warning warning warning is is is in in in effect effect effect for for for much much much of of of Northern Northern Northern California California California because because because we're we're we're going going going to to to have more dry, hot and windy weather. The strongest winds are expected tonight into tomorrow morning in central and northern California. Emergency officials worry that gusty winds could spread the flames and some of the 25 major wildfires already burning in California alone. So far, at least 35 people have died from wildfires burning in the West, and thousands thousands of of homes homes and and other other structures structures have have been been destroyed. destroyed.
California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend
"In northern and central California are bracing for hot, dry and windy weather that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. The Pacific Gas and electric utility was tracking Forecast to determine if it would be necessary to shut off power to areas where gusts could damage the company's equipment or create more fires. The showoffs could potentially affect 97,000 customers in 16 counties, starting this evening through Monday. And
California braces for power shutoffs and weather that could fan wildfire flames
"Are bracing for hot, dry and windy weather that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. The Pacific Gas and electric utility was tracking the forecast. To determine if it would be necessary to shut off power to areas where gusts could damage the company's equipment or create more fires. The shutoffs could potentially affect 97,000 customers in 16 counties, starting this evening through Monday. And mushrooms linked to
Utility's Power Lines Caused Huge 2019 California Wildfire
"Investigators have concluded that a massive wildfire last fall in northern California was sparked by Pacific gas and electric transmission lines. Hundreds of homes burned in the fire. PG only recently emerged from bankruptcy. Wall
PG&E emerges from bankruptcy, pays $5 billion into wildfire fund
"California utility company found to be responsible for a number of deadly wildfires has emerged from bankruptcy, which could mean people of our claims against it could get settlements for months. State officials had said that P Genie had to be out of bankruptcy by June 30th if they wanted to participate in a state funded liability program for future wildfires. July 1st Pacific Gas and Electric said it was official they were out of bankruptcy, and they put five billion into that state fund. The $60 billion bankruptcy plan, approved by a federal judge includes 13.5 1,000,000,000 for people who lost loved ones and property in multiple northern California wildfires. Sparked by badly maintained company equipment on windy days, the worst of which was the camp fire destroyed the town of Paradise, killing 85
PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for 2018 Northern California fire
"At Pacific gas and electric is pleading guilty to eighty four deaths name troll read aloud here today in northern California photographs projected on the court room wall they're the victims of the campfire the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history for half hour PG&E CEO bill Johnson Saturday at the sequence of photos after each name was ready answer guilty genie is guilty of eighty four counts of felony involuntary manslaughter a single count of unlawfully starting a fire best years attorney was denied by faulty equipment in the town of paradise that's the second time in three years the largest utility in the state's been convicted of a
PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire
"California utility company makes a major admission that it's to blame for scores of deaths Pacific gas and electric confesses to killing eighty four people in a devastating wildfire that wiped out the town of paradise a year and a half ago PG&E boss bill Johnson entered guilty pleas for eighty four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter because the company's crumbling electric grid started it Johnson apologized directly to the victims families and said PG&E will never forget the fire that took away so much from the
PG&E Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in California Fires
"First Pacific gas and electric pleads guilty to eighty four deaths the names were read aloud their photographs projected on a courtroom wall the victims of the campfire the deadliest wildfire in state history for a half hour PG&E CEO bill Johnson stared at the sequence of photos and after each name was read answered guilty your honor PG&E guilty of eighty four counts of felony involuntary manslaughter and a single count of unlawfully starting a fire for a total of eighty five counts investigators determined the fire was ignited by faulty equipment in the town of
PG&E to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts over 2018 wildfire
"The utility company responsible for many of California's devastating wildfires pleading guilty to criminal charges including multiple counts of manslaughter fox's Jessica Rosenthal Pacific gas and electric said in an SEC filing that will plead guilty to eighty four counts of involuntary manslaughter for those who were killed in the camp fire in northern California in twenty eighteen they said they will also plead guilty to unlawfully starting a wildfire the C. E. O. of P. Jeannie bill Johnson who took over after the devastating wildfires said in a statement that their equipment started the fire P. genies already agreed to pay out billions to the liability claims but this settlement result in a maximum fine of four
Regulators boost PG&E's wildfire fine to $2.1 billion
"California power regulators slapped Pacific gas and electric with a two point one billion dollar fine why not in a series of deadly wildfires that landed the beleaguered utility of bankruptcy the record penalty boost the punishment that happen agreed upon it a one point seven billion dollars settlement announced back in
"pacific gas" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Zero the Pacific gas and Electric Company agreeing to pay thirteen and a half million dollars to residents and government agencies in northern California for damages from wild fires caused by the utilities equipment in a statement PDAs says the out of court settlement must still be approved by a U. S. bankruptcy court judge it covers damages from the twenty fifteen Butte fire the twenty seventeen tubs fire the northern California wine country fires also in twenty seventeen last year's deadly is in the state's history campfire of the twenty sixteen it ghost ship warehouse fire in Oakland the CDC says flu season has arrived early due to a strain that is not typically seen during this time of year the centers for disease control and prevention is saying that the early activity is primarily being caused by a strain of the virus most commonly reported among kids and adults adolescence it's already hit largely in the southern U. S. at the end as of November the CDC recorded hi flu activity in Alabama Georgia Louisiana Mississippi South Carolina Tennessee and Texas the agency saying flu activity is expected to continue over the next several weeks and an interstellar Condit will pass very close to the earth later today astronomers say it will pass by a relatively close one hundred ninety million miles of our planet giving astronomers a good chance to study it it's got a tale that extends for nearly one hundred thousand miles and for you as a radio news I'm Chris Barnes I was in trouble with the IRS hi no room for Jay to brief the put a lien on my house took all the money out of my bank account took money out of my paychecks so it was a nightmare he needed help fast I figured that all these companies were the same until I called federal tax management you could just tell they knew what they were talking about right then and there I felt like I had some hope stop the liens levies and garnishment fast and qualify for one of several special IRS programs that could reduce or even eliminate your tax debt somehow to go for Jake what they said they would do take it there for me.
"pacific gas" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"California Pacific gas and electric gives the all clear for thousands of customers who have their power cut by the utility it was a move to ward off wild fires with the winds dying down and helicopters and ground crews in the field the hope is to get nearly fifty thousand P. Jeannie customers who lost power back online by day's end changing weather conditions allow the utility to drastically scale back the blackout which in itself was crazy making for those trying to stock up on ice or find a sitter if schools were going to close P. Jeannie company CEO Andy VC this is terribly frustrating Billy disturbing if you're on the receiving end of this we get that what were motivated by telling you what we know when we know it rain is in the forecast for next week which hopefully ushers in the end of wildfire season Holly Quan for CBS news San Francisco how long your commute will be tomorrow's weather today was impossible there's a place with you here in the first world easy Boston's news radio traffic is next if you're looking for a more personal approach to banking listen to what the Sloane family at century bank have to say this is Dan rate I'm here with two great friends Barry Sloane and Linda Sloan K. the family behind century bag now I know what to expect when I walked through the doors at century but what would you folks tell prospective customers they can expect service.
"pacific gas" Discussed on Today, Explained
"And you're a Californian you are going about your life and day as normal and you start noticing that the weather has changed it's gotten windier dry when you start hearing maybe through the news maybe social media that Pacific Gas and electric company which is known colloquially as PG the state's largest utility is going I'm to start actually turning off the power on purpose in order to prevent their equipment from sparking wildfires they want to create an emergency situation we don't end up in a bigger emergency so you're basically being told to prepare to lose your power deadly fire so what do you do you start thinking about what happens if the power goes out for an extended period of time we're talking days on it maybe you decide to go to target or Walmart or wherever you can go to your big box store and you're probably GONNA stand the line for a while with a lot of other people who are buying things I e and batteries maybe even generators you're trying to think through how do you feed your kids keep yourself safe maybe get to work because we still have to go to work in this whole situation so then the power gets cut and now you're sitting in the mark and you probably took the time to charge cell phone ahead of time maybe of backup power but you're really worried about whether or not you can communicate with people tell them you're all right you're also worried that there could be a fire because the whole point of this is that these are really scary conditions would lead to a wildfire especially if you live in a more rural community you're probably trying to keep an eye on your phone and make sure that there's no say emergency evacuation orders learning but also you're trying to make sure that you don't open your refrigerator accidentally because the more you open it the more likely all your food is to spoil I if you own a small business you probably several homes incinerated emits miracle say firefighters everyone got out alive and it might just be a sheriff's deputy police officer then you have to get in your car and tried to fight with everybody else trying to flee the fire.
"pacific gas" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"I'm Elliot Francis. As tensions escalate between the US and Iran bipartisan lawmakers are urging the White House to explain his decision to order, all nonemergency personnel to leave Iraq. Meredith would reports officials claim a Ron has carried out, quote sabotage attacks on to Saudi tankers and a Norwegian ship, Iran already denied any involvement and the US has presented. No evidence of it. And we're also hearing grave concerns expressed about the intelligence, even from members of the administration, the rid line would have to be either an actual attack, or no, no kidding. Actual information that they're about to commit an attack. I'm Meredith would report Alabama's Republican governor signed the country's toughest abortion legislation and a nation into law Wednesday makes performing an abortion of felony nearly all cases. Meanwhile, conservative televangelist, Pat Robertson says that law goes too far calling extreme because it doesn't allow exceptions for rape, and incest, linear city. Mayor Bill de Blasio might be getting ready to throw his head in the ring Thursday Moyer Bill de Blasio is expected to announce his campaign on ABC's. Good Morning America. Then he's going to hit the road. He has an event scheduled before democratic club in fort dodge Iowa on Thursday evening. He'll appear in Sioux City Friday, and he may make some stops in between. Then he's heading to South Carolina over the weekend to Blasio supporters think, has accomplishments in New York will appeal to liberal voters, universal pre-k city ID's for immigrants raising minimum wage and making affordable housing priority. But a recent Quinnipiac poll found that seventy percent of New York voters believed he should not run. He has a forty two percent job approval rating here. Steve Kastenbaum, New York. Investigators have determined that transmission lines on by Pacific Gas and electric house, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire.
"pacific gas" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Pacific Gas and electric caused the campfire in the town of paradise the fire last year killed eighty five people destroyed eighteen thousand homes and buildings and burned more than one hundred fifty three thousand acres making it. The deadliest fire in state history genie, filed for bankruptcy in January after projecting thirty billion in potential losses from the campfire and other fires under California law utilities, including PG and so Cal Edison may be held liable for costs if their equipment is found to have caused a fire, even if they followed safety rules, Steve, Gregory demo at LAX is going to add traffic overnight, the first walking bridge to come down, we'll be the tween terminal six and the parking structure, a crane will be taking each half of that destiny in bridge and moving it over to a parking lot world Olympic dismantled, and remove LAX is. Keith Wilkes, sheet says that will require full closures detours for the next two nights. He says the work is to get ready for the eventual tram to the terminals. This is the first part of a very long four year construction program. Andrew mollenbeck, KFI news lawyers for women claiming sexual abuse by former US gynecologist say it's been a year since the scandal was uncovered yet. No charges have been filed hundreds of women have claimed lewd behavior during exams over the thirty year career of George Tyndall lawyer, Jane Riley says it's also the one year anniversary of when the LA county DA started receiving the first of one hundred criminal complaints. He's still he's still free. He's not behind bars. He has not been indicted. She says despite mountains of evidence still no charges that sends an extremely disheartening message to our clients and Dr Tyndall survivors, who shared their stories with law enforcement hoping to see some sort of Justice served Pendle has maintained his innocence. The DA says the case remains under review corporate Carson KFI, news helium shortage has some businesses up in the air. People use flus a lot a lot. Yes, they do. And the increasing cost of helium has sent Brian Borakove prophets floating away, we've had an increase in our constant helium from thirty one cents to forty six cents actually that's per cubic foot. So bore business balloon, Silla shifting more toward air balloons, instead of helium people still like their helium balloons. You know, they, they dislike them, weird Borakove says one thing that could deflate prices is if the feds release some of the strategic helium reserve in Irvine. Chris ancarlo KFI news President Trump has attended the thirty eighth annual national peace..
"pacific gas" Discussed on KCRW
"Proposed by Pacific Gas and electric veterans to reduce the risk of wildfires in California state agency in charge of regulating utilities, like PG any is urging its members to approve the plan as Casey Pauline of Alaska reports PG proposal to reduce wildfires. Includes trimming more trees along power lines, adding inspectors and shutting down power to customers more often during hot and windy days PG, and he has been blamed for the majority of California's wildfires over the last three years. So it's overhauling safety plans after orders from federal judge. It's also under pressure from victims of the fires who want compensation for their losses. Meanwhile, the company which is filing for bankruptcy says it doesn't know when they can start offering these compensations other privately owned public too. Polities regulated by the California Public utilities commission. Like, so Edison, and San Diego gas and electric are also working on safety plans amid growing pressure from fire victims last week LA county sued socal Edison to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages caused by the Wolsey fire back in November for KCRW. I'm Velasco with thirty seconds. You can send an Email take a bite of burger burger or watch a video or you can champion the news music and culture you love on KCRW. That's right during the undrivable raising money in thirty seconds spots like this one instead of long pledge breaks that either a programming and thirty seconds to give thirty dollars a month or more KCRW dot com slash join. What are you waiting for time is money?.
"pacific gas" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Firefighters are in the fifteen hundred block of report avenue the blazes producing a big Plymouth spoke. You can smoke rather. You can see that for miles away. Cal trans just put out an alert saying traffic is heavy in that area. Again. It's report avenue in east Stockton. Well, Cal fire again has determined that PG is not responsible for the tabs fire which burned the wine country in two thousand seventeen ABC's. Alec stone has the latest and kitty this is different than the other large wildfires. Were there have been determinations made? I think there were seventeen in two thousand seventeen somewhere around that number that have been linked back to PG. But in this case Cal fire today coming out and saying that it's investigators have determined that the tubs fire was not started by Pacific Gas and electric equipment. That did it. Why? Is a home that ad private electrical equipment that had wiring on the side of the home that we can calistoga the Dan in the high winds the fire took off that it may have been tree limbs it came down on that. There was it was a crime scene for a while. There was a lot of debate over whether that equipment on the outside of the home. Was it PGA equipment was at the local homeowners equipment. And investigators have now determined was a the local hold on. Now, we've heard from a number of people involved today, we've even heard from governor Newsom, and he acknowledged that this is going to be a blow to all of those who were bringing claims against PGA from the tubs fire today thought they had claims and this won't make all of those claims go away. But this is this is going to hurt their claims against PG. Andy now that the genie has been cleared and gal fires investigators say that. There was nothing. Illegal done here that that no laws were broken. And essentially now case closed that no company and no specific person was responsible ABC's. Alec stone. Thanks so much. You gotta thanksgiving. And in other news. There's been talk about director Ron Howard making a documentary focused on.
"pacific gas" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Pacific Gas and electric one of the country's largest largest publicly held utilities announced today, it will file for bankruptcy before the end of the month, PG and E is reeling. From the November campfire, that's what through the California mountain community a paradise and killed at least eighty six people and the deadliest and most destructive blaze in that state's history. PGE said in November it could face significant liability in excess of its insurance coverage if it's equipment was found to have caused the campfire at the start of the state legislature. Lawmakers vowed to dive headfirst into school finance reform, the border security will remain a hot topic instead of the federal government building the wall, tan governor, Dan Patrick floating, the idea of Texas paying for it and being reimbursed. But that would mean the state would cease land through eminent domain property like the plot owned by the family of Michaela Gomez, a wall would cut through her family cemetery that dates back one hundred years Metairie represents who I am. And who my family is we can't destroy those things for a while. Lieutenant governor reiterating that in this budgeting cycle, he wants eight hundred million for border security the same as last cycle. Michael board NewsRadio twelve hundred w the ongoing partial government shutdown is now entered day twenty four with no end inside. South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham is encouraging President Trump to reopen. The government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over the border wall. Trump wants to build on the US Mexico border, and there's no deal at the end of that time Graham says Trump would be free to take the more dramatic step of declaring a national. Emergency to build it almost of the finalists for San Antonio city manager who are being interviewed by city council beginning today won't have any trouble finding their way around city hall of the thirty one applicants six of the eight people who will be interviewed our current deputies and assistance to retiring city manager cerrell Scully at the seventh is a former city public works director who is now assistant city manager. In Dallas council hopes to pair the list of finalists down to three this week, then set up community meetings where citizens and neighborhood groups could ask questions a successor discolored could be named before the end of this month. Tim Forsyth NewsRadio twelve hundred wwl. A check of your money. The Dow is down one hundred points. Breaking news on the hour at the half and anytime at W dot com. Brought to you by Primo plumbing. The Glenn Beck program is next on NewsRadio. Twelve hundred w everywhere you go..
"pacific gas" Discussed on KGO 810
"Am with Pacific Gas and electric PG any the fires the wires the pipeline safety, the lack of accountability at the top of this bureaucracy, the lack of spending on safety the denial about it the getting caught red handed by the p you see I believe I just was hearing. Our intrepid newsman Brett burkhart saying something about PG, and he was not even properly or falsifying data about their efforts to locate and Mark natural gas pipelines in a timely manner for the safety of construction crews and others that do I have that. Correct brat. Yeah. Yeah. That was that investigation by the California Public utilities commission, in some cases, it may have been just a delay. They didn't report it on time. So they they. According to the CPU, see the they lied on a particular date of taking the notes of where the pipeline location was. Yeah. That's a pretty big deal. I mean, that's especially when you talk about construction crews digging all over the bay area and not knowing if there's a pipeline underneath them write ups, we didn't market right UK's. We didn't market at all. Oops. We didn't tell you in time. I mean. You would think and remember the CPU see hearing a couple of weeks ago, as I understood it as was reported in numerous outlets from that hearing a couple of weeks ago, they still hadn't they meaning PGE had not fully implemented all of the safety recommendations from the twenty ten San Bruno explosion. It's. Maybe I'm looking at the calendar wrong pre shirts as December of two thousand eighteen right now. And they still haven't implemented all of the safety recommendations and requirements out of the twenty ten San Bruno explosion sounds like the allegations happen between twenty eleven in thousand seventeen. So so it's unclear pipeline explosion worth worth third with eight people died. Thirty eight homes destroyed. I was on the air that day that was that was a frightening day. It. And if I recall correctly as well Brett, forty five minutes to find the shutoff valve to turn off the gas. Forty five minutes define the shutoff valve to turn off the gas. When there's an explosion in a residential area in San Bruno of a pipeline and the safety of it was not tested, properly, etc. Etc. PG and he said in a statement posted Sunday that it now ignore the quote serious concerns is reported in the chronicle right now raised by the California Public utilities commission said the company quote took and continues to take and quote several steps to fulfill regulatory requirements. Eight years later still trying to figure out how to do this safety thing. And I'm supposed to just. Of course, you need to raise rates. We should just sit back and be calm about this. You're talking about people dying in gas pipeline explosions in huge fires in the north bay. There was a new piece of allegation that came out last late last week about the campfire that the hook failed on the on. The transmission line it had on the tower right by where the campfire started this goes on and on and on and on of a massive publicly authorized monopoly who fought to block the ability of us to get rid of them and to do local energy companies local or neighborhood grid. So we don't have to count on them anymore because I have lost faith in PG any a long time ago. And they've done. Nothing to restore. And again, I wanna make this statement very clear that doesn't mean that there aren't significant numbers of quality people who work for P genie who are doing their best to safely. Protect us to to clear brush, it why you're things properly to communicate to Bilas effect it cetera. But at the top it has failed at the top. It has failed for years. And now they're claiming that one of the corrective measures is according to the chronicle again PGE listed Sunday is quote, making a number of personnel and organizational changes, including some leaders no longer being with the company. They didn't state how many people left their names roles or whether they were fired. PGE spokesman Matt now men declined to go into specifics about the executive departures, and I quote in it from an Email sent to the chronicle PG, and he's most important responsibilities public employee safety. That's a freaking law. It's clearly shareholder value. It's clearly executive compensation. There's no way it's public and employee safety. There is no way that that is their most important responsibility. If it was then we wouldn't be looking at. Destruction in the north bay the car fire the campfire allegedly at this point, the San Bruno pipeline explosion the law is that just came out about its efforts to locate Mark natural gas pipelines at a timely manner for the safety of constructions crews and others. You are lawyering to us when you say that is your most important responsibility. Oh, my word. Oh my gosh. I'm so curious how much of what PG PG, and he is saying do you believe for one five.
"pacific gas" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Motor vehicle department people. And so that was a big blow in nineteen eighty six. I think that came down, and it basically said the requirement the Pacific Gas electric put an insert inviting people to join their own utility consumer group. Listen to this violated the first amendment right of this corporate monopoly to stay silent. And not be pressured to rebut what's on the answer. How about that? Corporations are getting constitutional rights larger than the rights of real human beings. And that's why the corporate person had movement is exciting. And that's part of the book. That's part of the changes that are made in congress that only human beings should have these constitutional rights and corporations should be our servants, not our masters their artificial entities. I'm not talking about people Inc. The corporation itself. Remember, the corporate constitution starts with. We the people. The preamble doesn't start. We the congress doesn't start we the corporation. So we have the sovereign party power. Which is a pretty good start right to take back our country. Sovereign power and the greatest wealth in our country. George is owned by the people, but controlled by corporations, for example, the public lands. The public airwaves trillions of dollars a pension funds owned by the people all kinds of government research and development tax money owned by the people, but we've left the corporations take control of what we own and this. I think it's a very conservative movement to say if we own these assets, we darn sure should have some control over how they're used and to prevent their abuse. And being turned against us. We're often the sixties you had a lot of young people behind you. Do you still have that today? Yeah. They don't they're not called Nader's raiders. But the reason why you even have to ask that question is because the mass media excludes the progressive citizen groups in Washington and around the country right helped improve this country so wonderfully in the last seventy years, we are we used to get on the NBA. DC CBS ABC. We used to get into New York Times. Washington Post doesn't happen anymore. They all wanna white right features and get Pulitzer prizes. And then dropped the subject after they write the feature in the newspaper magazine. So we do have a lot of young people. They always say we wind up improve our country and world. How do we do it? That's what this book is about you start with controlling the congress. That's what that's what the book how the rats reformed. The congress is about you, go to rats reform, congress dot org. You'll see how you can build your power on your two senators and Representative and then you connect to the internet with other people in all fifty states in the Commonwealth and we're underway. It's easier. And we think look we change things in the sixty seventies with less than a thousand people around the country, you get less than one percent of the people and congressional districts organized like a congress watchdog hobby. You know, people spend five hundred. Bucks a year on their hobbies and three to five hundred hours a year. I'm told various hobbies things they collect if.
"pacific gas" Discussed on KTOK
"Returns to the senate's. I'm Jack Callaghan. Fox News Republican Cindy Hyde. Smith wins the Senate runoff election in Mississippi this victory. The reason we one is because mississippians know me, and they know my heart and thank you for stepping up Mississippi. Mike Espy optimistic in his concession, many people stand up and this many people speak. It is not a law. It's a movement. Senator Hyde Smith is the first one elected to the Senate from Mississippi. She'd been appointed last April to fill the vacancy when Senator Thad Cochran resigned for health reasons, a British newspaper says Paul Manafort bet three times between twenty thirteen and two thousand sixteen with WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, metaphor and Assange both deny it White House staying out of it. I remain confident in the White House's assertion that the president was involved in no wrongdoing was not part of any collusion. The things that have to do with Mr. Manafort prefer you to his attorneys to address that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, the president again Tuesday, highly critical of the special counsel investigation. The president tweeting the phony witch hunt continues, but Muller and his gang of angry Dem's are only looking at one side, not the other white until it comes out how horribly and viciously. They are treating people ruining lies for them. Refusing to lie John decker at the White House. Also, Thursday, the Senate failed to consider a Bill that would protect Robert Muller for being fired federal judge in San Francisco has asked Pacific Gas and electric to explain what role it may have had in sparking that massive northern California wildfire that's killed at least eighty eight people as droid. Thousands of homes sparked from power line is one suspected cause Wall Street Tuesday. The Dow gaining one hundred eight points the.
"pacific gas" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Jamie PG and E Pacific Gas and electric their stock prices at its lowest in fifteen years, there's fears that they're going to get hammered with billions of dollars in liability claims, Jamie. The argument is it's not a natural disaster. It's a manmade disaster because the power lines caused these fires mpg, and he's going to get sued, and they're really really gonna have to pay Jamie's truth in that. Well, in the campfire, I think it is true that they are going to have to pay because their equipment and overgrown vegetation, or what caused spread the fire. It appears and the Thomas fire down in southern California last year appears Edison's equipment was to blame. I mean there is a real paradox. Here, you know, the irony and California's we had a bankruptcy of PGA and Addison during the following the electricity crisis here. What Enron shook everybody down there in the middle of it, even though they wanna deregulation at created and ever since then our regulators in the state, but particularly governor Brown has left the utilities like PGA, Edison, and San Diego gas and electric utilities off the hook from being truly regulated bent over backwards to keep their stock prices. High to go to Wall Street's advocate on their behalf to keep the regulation white. And so for the last ten years PGN, Edison. And even that says Semper is child company Sanyo gas-electric have stopped the. Escalation of vegetation, a management and fire mitigation that if they had done over the last ten years would have prevented some of these fires. They have not upgraded the equipment the way they're supposed to, and that's all because we have a very slack public utilities commission. It's in the pocket of the utilities to the degree as you. And I have talked about that there's criminal probes going on about some of the backroom deals there. The reality is governor Brown and the other governors since Gray Davis had bent over backwards to make these utilities solvent by not regulating. But now that they failed to regulate them. They haven't improved their equipment. They haven't gardening around there a power lines. And as a result, they're going into bankruptcy potentially because their equipment and the vegetation management that never got done has sparked these fires and read these fires. It just shows that you gotta be tough on the utilities if you want them to be viable, and now we're in his. Place where they're gonna cry. Bankruptcy and go to the legislature, then seek some type of bail out there. And he did. They got a small bail out in the legislature last year. But they may go back trying to get a bigger one. And the reality is this is their own making if they had not stalled on drawing the match. Have a higher risk firers where they'd have to do more vegetation management over the last ten years if they had not if they had upgraded their equipment. If they followed the rules and cleared the brush from their power lines. They wouldn't be liable today. But instead they've invested in giving shareholders bigger returns and paying executives more money not in the equipment. And that is why.
"pacific gas" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Favorite hee-haw joke. Member pop up in the cornfield, and they tell jokes. Yeah. Here's the here's the best of the corny version of laughing. Is that that's pretty much. That's kind of what it was. Okay. What do you call a man who doesn't believe in birth control? I have to give what you call a man who doesn't believe in birth control. Daddy. Aw, I barely remember the show. I remember seeing it passing a by trying to find, you know, the love boat or something else. Was when they popped up to do those jokes. Was there always a woman who had like a crop top? Yes. Yes. Absolutely. A picnic table s Pearl taking her breasts. No, no, many Pearl crop top. She had a price tag hanging from her ROY Clark. Let's go to Alex stone out in Los Angeles. ABC news correspondent, Alex good morning to you. Michael good morning to you. Yeah. Right now, the latest here being that fifty nine are dead statewide from these wildfires fifty six on the northern California campfire three here on the southern California Wolsey fire and the numbers going up on both of those as more bodies and more remains are found and eight more bodies found in in northern California. This is the the sheriff in Butte county, Corey Hania. Eight of those human remains were found in the paradise area. Six were found inside structures too were found outside of structure, and they fear. The number is going to go way higher. There's still one hundred thirty people who are missing and they've been working on that list. And and they've been able to get it down to one hundred thirty and these are the people detectives cannot find and they're desperately asking people if you know, the the people on the list right now, which is posted online. I if you are the one of those people on the list, then to let them know because they haven't been able to track those people down, and and they believe that there is a possibility that there are over. Hundred people who are dead and the numbers continue to go up and gruesome our team was out with the national guard yesterday as they were searching and one national guard member bent down, and then stood up and said, I found a hip to call in an anthropologist. The bones. They found and hit the anthropologist said no that that is that's an animal carcass. And they continued on searching. I mean things are in that bad a shape that they are finding small bones. They think are certain things. And then it takes an anthropologist to say what it is. Hey, Alex, where a lot of these people caught in their cars trapped in their cars. It's both in their cars and in their homes. Yeah. A lot of people didn't get out in time that they didn't know the flaming front was coming because it was early in the morning and immediately phones went down internet went down. And they they were doing everything they could to evacuate in front of it. But the flames are moving faster than than humans can run. So you can imagine deputies doing everything they could to get on loudspeakers into bang on doors, and the one thing that we've really seen in these fires in Santa Rosa last year was a perfect example of this. And and now this is his well radio is everything in these wildfires. There is no other communication except for local radio. And that's. How they're getting their information. Now, that's how the the communication has made people getting any information on what's going on that you really do see that lifeline link of broadcast radio that you can't get when your phone goes down. You're out of luck. When it gets any other information are streaming anything. But it, but it is radio that's helping keep people going around with Alex stone ABC news covering the awful fires in California. So one reporter Alex that people are going to line up to sue the abilities of northern California. They think they have may have been responsible for the fires. And they don't know if this utility can survive at this point PGN says Pacific Gas and electric that it may not be able to survive. They're already dealing with billions of dollars in lawsuits from the wildfires last year because they were connected to many of those wildfires and California recently passed a law to keep PGE alive because otherwise they were going to go bankrupt and probably even worse than that. They didn't know if they could survive through bankruptcy. The end the law allows him to pass along some of the costs of these settlements and lawsuits to the end user. So so bills are gonna go up. Otherwise states had PGE was going to go insolvent, and they would not be able to continue operating. Now, the PGA filed a filing with the securities and Exchange Commission yesterday saying that if they are found liable for this fire is well their insurance cannot cover the cost that it is expensive. And that the company will take a major hit their stock price took a nosedive after that they're saying that that if they're found liable. They don't know what they're gonna do house before we run what are the numbers on containment on on all the fires coming up. Fifty two percent on on Wolsey thirty-five percent on the the campfire up in northern California and conditions. Look a whole lot better the Windsor gone immediately when the wind disappeared yesterday, the fire disappeared, they're gaining more containment there. They've knocked down most of the active flames, there's still a lot of work to do. But the real focus now is on the human side of it the finding the body. He's trying to find places for people to live getting people back in areas where they can go back in. But there's a long road left ahead in in these two areas of California. Okay. Alex stone ABC news correspondent in Los Angeles. Thanks, alex. Thanks guys before commercial, I promised I wanted to hear from the lottery winner. I mean, this guy's a hoot Robert Bailey. He won that big Powerball up in up in Harlem. And you know, I always I joke on the show that these winters always say, I'm going to buy a house. Well, he well not for himself though. Get a house, especially for my mother. God blesses she's still around. What a little land around it. I definitely want to travel a little bit and hopefully make good investments. And that it worked for me. MR family. Instead, he may go to Vegas. So I don't know if that's the best investment you can make with all that. He did the first thing he did though he did contact a lawyer and a financial advice for four. He told anybody that he had won over one hundred million dollars. All right. When we come back to the more than that. I mean, well, but it was take home after. Oh, so yeah, that's just take home. It's plenty trust me. All right. When we come back and phones are open should Jim Acosta of CNN get his press pass back or should he report from out in the cold?.
"pacific gas" Discussed on AP News
"Radio news. I'm Jackie Quinn. The death toll continues to rise from the campfire that tore through paradise California last week as more victims are foundational six human remains recovered, which brings the total to forty eight. All six of those remains were located in paradise. And they were located within homes Butte county sheriff Corey Honi says they're bringing in more resources to help find victims and make DNA identifications. A lawsuit has been filed by group of residents who are alleging that Pacific Gas and electric is to blame for not maintaining its equipment. They allege sparking wires may have caused the fire another outstanding congressional race has been called in California. Democrat Josh harder has unseated four term Republican congressman Jeff Denham, the vote recounts continue in Florida, but the pump each county election supervisor says that they won't be finished by Thursday's deadline. So Senator Bill Nelson and the Democratic Party of filed lawsuits asking that the deadlines be extended. Sadly, it's become clear that my opponent is an interested in making sure that every lawful vote is counted. A federal judge in Georgia has extended a recount in Gwinnett county for absent he ballots rejected because they didn't have the voters date of birth. And airlines pilot union says Boeing didn't tell its members about new flight control systems in the Boeing seven thirty-seven max, which pushed the nose of the plane downward to prevent stalling that mechanism reportedly is the focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, get on your shopping shoes. A recent nerdwallet study says seventy percent of Americans are planning to go shopping on black Friday this year. This is AP radio news. Jewel lab says that it is offering fewer vape flavors to try to discourage kids from using e cigarette. Vape maker jewel says it's going to stop selling its sweet flavors in stores and shut down most of its social media accounts. The company is moving ahead of an expected government crackdown youth sales of electronic cigarettes e cigarettes are promoted as a safer alternative to smoking. But they contain nicotine which health officials warn can damage young brains the flavors like mango and cream and cucumber will be sold through an age protected site online. A company spokesman says jewel wants to be an off ramp for smokers to quit not an on ramp to introduce you to nicotine, Warren Levinson, New York, actress pas de LA Hoya is now filing a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. She had accused the movie mogul of raping her harassing her and hampering her career police investigated the allegations. But no charges were filed criminally. So now, she's filing suit in court. I'm Jacky Quin AP radio news. AP radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. The death.
"pacific gas" Discussed on AP News
"AP radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. The death toll continues to rise from the campfire that tore through paradise California last week as more victims foundational six human remains were recovered, which brings the total to forty eight. All six of those remains were located in paradise. And they were located within homes Butte county sheriff Corey Honi says they're bringing in more resources to help find victims and make DNA identification. It's a lawsuit has been filed by a group of residents who are alleging that Pacific Gas and electric is to blame for not maintaining its equipment. They allege sparking wires may have caused the fire. Another outstanding congressional race has been called in California. Democrat Josh harder has unseated four term Republican congressman Jeff Denham, the vote recounts continue in Florida, but Palm Beach county election. Supervisor says that they won't be finished by Thursday's deadline. So Senator Bill Nelson and the Democratic Party of filed lawsuits asking that the deadlines be extended. Sadly, it's become clear that my opponent is an interested in making sure that every lawful vote is counted. A federal judge in Georgia has extended a recount in Gwinnett county for absentee ballots rejected because they didn't have the voters date of birth. And airlines pilot union says Boeing didn't tell its members about new flight control systems in the Boeing seven thirty-seven max, which pushed the nose of the plane down were to prevent stalling. That mechanism reportedly is the focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, get on your shopping shoes. A recent nerdwallet study says seventy percent of Americans are planning to go shopping on black Friday this year. This is AP radio news. Jewel lab says that it is offering fewer vape flavors to try to discourage kids from using e cigarette. Vape maker jewel says it's going to stop selling its sweet flavors in stores and shut down most of its social media accounts. The company is moving ahead of an expected government crackdown on youth sales of electronic cigarettes e cigarettes are promoted as a safer alternative to smoking. But they contain nicotine which health officials warn can damage young brains the flavors like mango and cream and cucumber will be sold through an age protected site online. A company spokesman says jewel wants to be an off ramp for smokers looking to quit not an on ramp to introduce you to nicotine, Warren Levinson, New York, actress pas de LA Hoya is now filing a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. She had accused the movie mogul of raping her harassing her in hampering her career police investigated the allegations. But no charges were filed criminally. So now, she's filing suit in court. I'm Jacky Quin AP radio news. AP radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. The death toll continues to.
"pacific gas" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Attorney Mike bag As fires burned. Across northern California last, fall Pacific Gas and electric launched a lobbying campaign whose outcome could mean billions of dollars for the utility you're listening to live and, local headlines talk radio five sixty k. f. o.. PG joined by California's other big. Utility companies push Sacramento to change a. System that holds them financially liable for any wildfires sparked by their. Equipment is comes whether or not they followed the state's safety rules over. The weekend the state Senator working with the governor's office said the proposed liability changes would not pass during this current. Session which ends on the thirty first and one person was. Taken into custody yesterday after multiple cars engaged in a side. Show on the bay bridge that temporarily brought the morning traffic to a halt in a video of the. Event taken by a bystander around ten forty five in the morning three cars were seen spinning, doughnuts around each. Other until One of the vehicles, became disabled during the sideshow and that driver was then, arrested for reckless driving an exhibition of speed, to other cars escaped the scene for the officers arrived. This hours and now the official weather, forecast from, our award winning staff meteorologist there's a low pressure system that's moving into the western United States and that means cooler temperatures for the bay area so dot as hot lead if you've been sweating it out not enjoying those ninety degree temperatures inland guess. What a cooling trend is in store next couple, of days warmest temperatures in the area today in the mid eighties tomorrow probably lower eighties seventies. By the coast today and tomorrow Poseidon itself we'll be seeing temperatures in the sixties bayside temperatures in the seventies is what I meant to say temperatures in the sixties Cosi at a lot of fog a low cloudiness coast side this morning as well with. The drizzle that will slowly clears today progresses although some Portions of the coast will.
"pacific gas" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"If you can believe this Pacific Gas, and electric is on the air In San Francisco Bay area arguing the climate has changed the laws after change they want to be let off the hook and be bailed out for their liability to wildfire victims families are so courageous from up, north and down here eighty families over eighty families were at this rally all win the building the lobby their legislators I, was I was just taken aback at, the fact that we have to do this and this group. Up from the ashes just tremendous I was really offended personally tell you man Manatee takes luck to offend me because I've seen. A lot that the fundraising going on by Pacific Gas and electric is is, is staggering I'll give you an example and you've got firefighters, on the front lines verse fourteen hour days risking, their lives put out these fires victims fleeing their homes and losing, their homes and their possessions and in Sacramento. You have lobbyists for the, utilities in front of legislators talking about whether these victims you can have to give up their rights because somehow climate, change is there now we're scapegoating the victims of. Wildfires for all this is happening when at night in Sacramento across the street from the capital. The. Same utility lobbyists are handing out checks to the legislators. Including the democratic legislators. Presiding over the committee hearings and they're getting it, from the, lobbyists who were there. Twenty-five fundraisers last three weeks of session wanted a chair Senator Dodd from Santa Rosa who was the chair of this committee and. The author rebuilding victims give, up their rights And in a hearing on Tuesday and, went across the street to his wine and. Ship fundraiser we confronted him, with the camera and he said he didn't know if were utility lobbyists in the room Really trying to buy this capital, they'd given on August during this was like you know six days ago a hundred and ten thousand dollars. In the Democratic Party degree. Sabela they've given? A total of six hundred.