On Thursday, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo/San Francisco, introduced a bill that would make tax-exempt any compensation given to San Bruno victims from PG&E.
The utility has pledged a $100 million relief fund for victims of the San Bruno blast, including “no-strings-attached” checks of up to $50,000. Read More
San Bruno residents who lost their homes in the devastating natural-gas line explosion in September should be able to rebuild their homes as they originally appeared, even if it conflicts with current regulations, city officials said this week.
One Tuesday, the city council is expected to approve an expedited planning process for victims of the Sept. 9 blast, which killed eight people, destroyed 35 homes and caused major damage to 20 other properties. Read More
The Republican takeover of the House has dealt a setback to a local congresswoman’s bill aimed at strengthening the regulation and oversight of natural-gas pipelines in response to the deadly explosion in San Bruno. Read More
California lawmakers railed Tuesday on both PG&E Corp. and the agency tasked with monitoring the energy company at a hearing on the San Bruno pipeline explosion.
California Public Utilities Commission leaders were asked why they haven’t more closely monitored PG&E’s expenditures on maintenance and audited the company. Lawmakers also asked repeatedly why the CPUC has yet to fine PG&E for a pipeline blast that killed a man in Rancho Cordova. Read More
A 64-year-old man suspected of lighting his Tenderloin apartment on fire told a neighbor, “It looks like something out of a movie” while he watched it burn Sunday morning. Read More
Mounting pressure in a major natural-gas line immediately preceded the deadly San Bruno blast, though a healthy pipeline should have been able to withstand the surge, investigators and experts said Wednesday. Read More
A massive environmental cleanup launched in the wake of an explosion and fire that killed eight people and incinerated a San Bruno neighborhood on Sept. 9 reached a turning point this afternoon when the final remains of 34 homes destroyed in the disaster were trucked away. Read More
PG&E will modernize natural-gas pipelines in heavily populated areas and invest in automatic or remote-operated shutoff valves across the state in response to the deadly San Bruno blast last month, the company announced Tuesday.
A 30-inch PG&E natural-gas line exploded in San Bruno’s Glenview neighborhood on Sept. 9. The blast and ensuing conflagration killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed many homes. Read More
An apartment fire in San Francisco's Richmond district on Sunday evening was quickly contained by the building sprinkler system, a San Francisco fire dispatcher said.
Firefighters responded to a 6:40 p.m. report that a two-story building was on fire at Geary Boulevard and 17th Avenue, the fire dispatcher said.
Arriving crews found a room in the building had caught fire, but had been extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. Read More
A man who was rooming near the site of the San Bruno blast has been pronounced dead after fighting for his life at UCSF Medical Center.
James Emil Franco, 58, is the eighth person to die after a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline exploded on Sept. 9. He lived at 951 Glenview Dr.
The San Mateo County Coroner was notified of the death at 9:45 a.m. Monday. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. Read More