The San Bruno tragedy is the focus of a criminal investigation by a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement officials, PG&E informed its shareholders this week. Read More
The San Bruno City Council tonight will consider forming a committee that would help plan events marking the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 9 Glenview explosion and fire.The committee would be made up of city staff, local clergy, community groups and residents of the Crestmoor Canyon area who were impacted by the disaster, community services director Randy Schwartz said in a staff report. Read More
Nine down, hundreds left to go.
In recent weeks, PG&E has tested nine segments of its gas pipeline system that the company had no hard proof could withstand high pressures.
And, it turns out, they all could: So far, no pipes have buckled nor sprung leaks, according to PG&E spokeswoman Brittany Chord. Read More
PG&E and state regulators were more focused on “checking boxes” than on actually analyzing the safety of their system and learning from problems and mistakes, according to a strongly worded report released by an independent review panel Thursday. Read More
Both PG&E and its regulator have had a longstanding culture of simply checking off boxes, rather than deeply considering the safety of their system, according a blistering report released Thursday by an independent panel. Read More
The Bay Area chapter of the American Red Cross is celebrating everyday heroes Thursday morning in San Mateo County at an awards breakfast.The annual event recognizes people and organizations that displayed extraordinary courage and kindness in the community, organizers said. Read More
The head of a federal investigation into the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno criticized Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday for only recently revealing records about a previous leak on the same line.
Later the same day, state regulators granted PG&E more time to turn over records about the safety of its pipelines. Read More
When Carolyn and Charley Gray’s house went up in smoke during the San Bruno pipeline fire, they gave themselves some time to decide whether to move or rebuild. But a few months later, they needed to make a decision. So they created a list of pros and cons. Read More
Every American could look up their neighborhood on a database and find out if it’s sitting on top of a massive pipeline carrying explosive gas, under one provision of a new enforcement order the Obama administration will roll out in August. Read More
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be in San Bruno today visiting the site of a PG&E gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes last September.LaHood, whose office oversees the safety of pipeline infrastructure throughout the U.S., was invited to tour the blast site by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, who will accompany him on today’s visit. Read More