PG&E and lawyers representing more than 150 people who sued the utility after the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion appear to agree on at least one thing — one judge should handle all the cases for now.
Attorneys for the utility and more than 20 law firms representing victims will meet in court this week to sort out the growing legal morass stemming from the disaster that killed eight people, injured more than 50 and destroyed 38 homes. Read More
Heartless crooks who posed as San Bruno disaster victims in order to bilk financial aid got a slap on the wrist Wednesday, according to prosecutors.Prosecutors hoped the judge would throw 42-year-old Lisa Monique Justin and 44-year-old Sonya Smith into state prison for two years for trying to obtain financial aid intended for victims of the San Bruno pipeline explosion.The pair pleaded no contest to robbery and perjury charges last month. Read More
A pair of massive natural-gas pipelines snake through the Palo Alto hills on Page Mill Road, then hug Junipero Serra Boulevard as it cuts through the Stanford University campus past the front and back yards of faculty housing and through a golf course. The pipelines then take a left onto Sand Hill Road, where they carry their volatile contents past the world’s longest linear accelerator. Read More
PG&E announced Tuesday that it would share specific information about its natural gas pipeline infrastructure with fire departments in San Francisco and Fremont to protect first responders in the event of a gas-related fire. Read More
After hearing complaints that the investigation into last year’s pipeline explosion in San Bruno was being conducted behind closed doors far too often, on Thursday the president of the California Public Utilities Commission said he intends to open those doors a crack. Read More
State Assemblymember Jerry Hill is cementing his role as a thorn in the side of the California Public Utilities Commission. Read More
The city of San Bruno on Wednesday began distributing donation checks to victims of the Sept. 9 gas pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes.The San Bruno City Council decided last week that the city would distribute about $395,000 in individual and corporate donations it has received over the past four months to residents of the Glenview neighborhood whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Read More
In the critical hours after a deadly pipeline explosion tore through San Bruno on Sept. 9, county officials coordinated their response in a room well-known for blocking cell phone signals. Read More
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could have prevented the death of 20-year-old Jessica Morales, one of eight people who died in the inferno from the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the woman’s parents. Read More
Victims of the natural-gas pipeline blast were promised money from PG&E to help put their lives back together.
The money, however, has come with giant hurdles — lawyers and complicated paperwork.
On Sept. 9, a pipeline owned by PG&E exploded. The blast and subsequent massive fire killed eight people and damaged or destroyed 55 homes. Read More