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PG&E Announces Potential of Public Safety Power Shutoff for Monday Night with Dry Offshore Winds Predicted

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists continue to monitor a potential weather system that could bring dry offshore winds to parts of the company’s service area beginning Monday morning. Given this wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E is...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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KRON4

Power outages impacting thousands of PG&E customers in the Bay Area

A mass power outage is affecting thousands of PG&E customers across the Bay Area Sunday morning. The city of Richmond is currently experiencing 32 outages affecting 7,371 customers. In San Pablo, there are 14 outages affecting 1,781 customers. As of 7 a.m., there were over 19,000 reported outages across the...
RICHMOND, CA
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Mercury News

Power outages hit thousands of Bay Area residents

Thousands of Bay Area residents woke up without power Sunday morning after a light rain caused outages, mostly in the East Bay. Throughout the Bay Area, 28,900 PG&E customers are impacted, said spokeswoman Deanna Contreras. Of those, 23,800 are in the East Bay. Richmond and El Cerrito were hit the...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Palo Alto Online

Is renewable diesel the real deal?

Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,” where eco-claims are not backed up by actual emissions reductions. Renewable diesel turns out, somewhat to my surprise, to be the real deal....
PALO ALTO, CA
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sfbayca.com

Widespread power outages affect more than 14,000 across Bay Area

Power outages around the Bay Area on Sunday morning are affecting thousands of customers, most of them in the East Bay, PG&E said. As of 8 a.m., more than 14,000 customers were without power in the Richmond and San Pablo areas, a PG&E spokesperson said. Several other cities around the...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Berkeleyan Online

Berkeley Experts Help Launch a Groundbreaking New Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope will offer an unprecedented view of the universe. AFTER A QUARTER-CENTURY IN DEVELOPMENT and years of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is poised to finally launch in November. Its multiyear mission: to explore other Earth-like planets and seek out the universe’s first light.
BERKELEY, CA
cbslocal.com

UPDATE: Many in East Bay Still Without Power

REGIONAL (BCN) — By mid-morning on Sunday, power outages caused by the Bay Area’s first bout of heavy fog and drizzle after a long dry spell continued to affect the region, especially the East Bay. As of 10 a.m., more than 26,000 customers around the region were still affected, according...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Widespread Bay Area Sunday Morning Power Outages Affecting Thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Power outages around the Bay Area on Sunday morning are affecting thousands of customers, most of them in the East Bay, PG&E said. As of 8 a.m., more than 14,000 customers were without power in the Richmond and San Pablo areas, a PG&E spokesperson said. Several other cities around the Bay Area were also seeing outages, with more than 2,400 customers affected in San Francisco, 2,300 on the Peninsula and nearly 400 in the North Bay. The outages began Saturday night and crews are working to restore power, according to PG&E. A spokesperson said Sunday morning that the outages stem...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SFGate

Wildfire weather forecast for Bay Area: PG&E may shut off power in these cities

PG&E warned that power shutoffs are "likely" as gusty, dry winds head for the Bay Area and Northern California. The utility announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) is predicted for Monday. In the Bay Area, anticipated outage areas are primarily in Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties, affecting swaths near Fairfield, Yountville, Penngrove and Cloverdale. Further north, outages are anticipated on either side of the I-5 corridor; communities south of Redding and around Paradise may lose power preemptively in order to decrease the risk of wildfire danger.
San Francisco Chronicle

Letters: Biden must stop oil pipeline's pollution

Pipelines such as Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project ensure climate catastrophe. The science is clear; we have to stop building fossil fuel infrastructure and start focusing on climate remediation, now. Along with destroying climate, Line 3 will pollute vast stretches of water. It would cross 227 lakes and...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Francisco Chronicle

PG&E warns of potential power shut-offs in North and East Bay early next week

Dry, windy weather conditions expected over the next few days could mean power shut-offs for some Bay Area counties on Monday, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Saturday. After a weekend with intermittent light rain in the North Bay, conditions are likely to dry out Sunday night through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, prompting a fire weather watch for those days as well as PG&E’s consideration for shut-offs in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.
SONOMA, CA
San Francisco Examiner

Climate activists follow fossil fuel money to Wells Fargo’s front door

A coalition of climate activists huddled outside the Wells Fargo Museum in the heart of The City’s financial district Friday to demand the bank immediately stop funding fossil fuel projects, including a controversial pipeline in Canada, which has become a flashpoint in the current environmental movement. Friday’s event was organized...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SFGate

PG&E outage in San Francisco briefly leaves over 8,700 without power

At least 8,767 PG&E customers in San Francisco briefly went without power Friday afternoon, as utility crews look into the cause. The outage began just before 4:30 p.m. and was concentrated across the Mission District, portions of Noe Valley and Castro, as well as the Twin Peaks area, according to the PG&E outage map.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Mercury News

Q&A: Meet the woman leading the Bay Area’s last remaining redwood sawmill through wildfire, pandemic

DAVENPORT — When Janet McCrary Webb was 5 years old, she announced there was only one career path for her: working at the family mill, Big Creek Lumber Co. On Saturdays, her father, Frank “Lud” McCrary, would take her along to the sawmill he co-founded in 1946 with his late brother, Bud, their father and uncle. She loved riding the forklifts and eagerly agreed when the yard guys put her to work sweeping and picking up trim ends.
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