Politicians and reform groups are denouncing the California Public Utilities Commission’s recent decision to retain an outside mediator to preside over settlement negotiations with PG&E regarding the San Bruno blast. Read More
Evoking the firestorm that devoured San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, a state regulator suggested Thursday that replacement of old cast-iron natural gas lines is being halted by city street-paving guidelines, leaving 43 miles of dangerously unsafe pipes underground. Read More
Construction crews working on a sewer line struck a 2-inch steel gas line in San Bruno causing a gas leak and evacuation of surrounding streets.The broken pipe was reported just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on the 500 block of Chestnut Avenue, according to Fire Dispatch of San Mateo County.As a precaution – and due to the strong smell – the street and some surrounding houses were evacuated as a precaution, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said. Read More
When Kathryn Chow’s home in San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood is rebuilt, the new home will use less of the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas that destroyed her old one when the pipeline running under it exploded.
Appliances and fixtures designed to lower heat and water usage will be installed in Chow’s new home, and the roof and windows will be oriented in a way that will provide natural heat, light and shading. Read More
As the first wave of San Bruno families who lost their homes in a deadly pipeline explosion put the finishing touches on new dwellings, city leaders are starting to talk about how to rebuild the neighborhood that surrounded them. 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
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
Two days after the massive natural gas pipeline explosion that destroyed the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, emergency workers and PG&E inspectors were on the scene to evaluate the devastation.
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Officials with PG&E have reached their conclusion about what caused a natural-gas pipeline to explode in San Bruno last September. And they have concluded the event was not the utility’s fault.
Federal investigators asked PG&E, the agency that regulates it, the city of San Bruno and other parties to submit analyses about what caused and contributed to the San Bruno disaster, which took eight lives and decimated a neighborhood. Read More
Pressure to sell the former Crestmoor High School for some quick cash has eased, but school district officials say a sale of the property is still a possibility.
The San Mateo Union High School District had considered selling the 41-acre San Bruno property, the former home of a 1,500-student high school that closed in 1980, to help retire $74 million in old construction debt that was sapping the district’s general fund. Read More