California's U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein spoke at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday on pipeline safety regarding last year's San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion. Read More
Concerned with vandalism and dog poop, a San Bruno school now locks its playground and sports fields after school, preventing access to a spot that kids and families have enjoyed for decades.
“My kids grew up playing there when they were little,” said Debbie Gartner, who lives across the street from Parkside Intermediate School. Gartner said she often sees families wander up to the gate and then turn away. Read More
More than one year after the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno's Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood, residents gathered for a quiet ceremony Tuesday morning to shovel dirt into a crater left behind by the blast.Dozens of neighborhood residents and city officials lined up behind San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane to throw dirt over a portion of the now-inactive pipeline, which exploded Sept, 9, 2010, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes. Read More
As 78-year-old Doris Dull was walking down to the wide cavity in the ground left by the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno last year, her longtime neighbor Carol Piunti called out to her.
“Go shovel!” Piunti said. “It’s really good. It’s closure.” Read More
San Bruno city officials said today that the crater caused by last year’s deadly pipeline explosion will be filled in next week.A PG&E natural gas pipeline exploded in the city’s Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood on Sept. 9, 2010, with the blast and resulting fire killing eight people, injuring dozens of others and destroying 38 houses. Read More
Headlines have screamed “PG&E, PG&E, PG&E” in the year since the fatal San Bruno pipeline explosion, but the utility company is not the only entity that runs pipelines carrying hazardous materials under our feet.There are nearly 6,000 miles of pipeline operated by private companies and public utilities that carry liquid petroleum products across the state’s mountains, valleys, towns and cities. Read More
Family and friends were among those who gathered at Skyline College Friday night to commemorate those who passed away in the PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno one year ago."This evening is our time to remember and celebrate the humanity of our community," San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said. "The warmth and solace of memories have and will continue to be our strength and only the passage of time will soften our loss." Read More
San Bruno students can now create gardens on campus, free of charge. Marsetti, a San Bruno landscaping company, is offering free vegetable beds, plants and gardening advice to the city’s eight public schools.So far, the company has committed 16 beds worth about $325 each to three schools.“It’s a hefty donation, but one which we hope will be beneficial to the city of San Bruno, where we have worked for 30 years,” said Joey Oliva, Marsetti’s marketing director. Read More
Bob Hensel is famous in San Bruno for making a vow.He made it in a public meeting just weeks after the Sept. 9, 2010, pipeline blast that killed eight of his neighbors and destroyed dozens of homes. Hensel slipped the mayor a note, which read, “I plan to be the first one to rebuild.”It looks like he just may deliver on his promise. Read More
The PG&E CEO, Peter Darbee, was allowed to walk away with a $35 million retirement package. When people die, there should be more serious consequences for executives than golden parachutes. Read More