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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerProposed state budget cuts have the county court system facing a $4.5 million deficit

Court cuts could create huge setbacks in San Mateo County

Like every court system in California, San Mateo County felt the pinch…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerProposed state budget cuts have the county court system facing a $4.5 million deficit
AP Photo/Michael Sah

PG&E should pay $2.25B for San Bruno blast, state agency says

The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a…

AP Photo/Michael Sah
Getty Images File PhotoA gas line exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood in September

State utilities commission pulls gas safety panel

The California Public Utilities Commission has cancelled a gas safety symposium after…

Getty Images File PhotoA gas line exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood in September
Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. examiner file photoCleanPowerSF is intended to raise funds for local green power-creation efforts

Questions remain in San Francisco clean energy program

The City’s nascent plan to offer San Francisco electricity customers an alternative…

Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. examiner file photoCleanPowerSF is intended to raise funds for local green power-creation efforts
Getty Images File PhotoPG&E released their Green Option on Thursday.

PG&E plan to go green may undercut San Francisco

PG&E signaled Thursday that the highest rates for its forthcoming Green Option…

Getty Images File PhotoPG&E released their Green Option on Thursday.
Courtesy SFPUC CleanPowerSFA new SFPUC survey tracked district-by-district percentages of ratepayers willing to stick with CleanPowerSF. Click on the map for a larger view.

Survey shows which San Francisco residents support clean-power program

A new survey shows which San Francisco neighborhoods are willing to pay…

Courtesy SFPUC CleanPowerSFA new SFPUC survey tracked district-by-district percentages of ratepayers willing to stick with CleanPowerSF. Click on the map for a larger view.
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerPG&E said it needs to invest in repairing “aging infrastructure” that currently serves customers.

PG&E to spend $1.2B addressing safety concerns

PG&E announced a five-year plan that will nearly double previous investments in…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerPG&E said it needs to invest in repairing “aging infrastructure” that currently serves customers.
Courtesy PhotoSenator Jerry Hill has introduced 10 San Bruno Blast-related bills since the incident happened.

Senator Jerry Hill proposes reform of how utility regulator operates

A Peninsula state senator has introduced legislation that would require the California…

Courtesy PhotoSenator Jerry Hill has introduced 10 San Bruno Blast-related bills since the incident happened.
Proposed rates for CleanPowerSF

Successful launch of CleanPowerSF called into question

Doubts are being raised about the likelihood of the success of San…

Proposed rates for CleanPowerSF
S.F. Examiner File PhotoCleanPowerSF is ready to spend $1.4 million on marketing and outreach around the San Francisco community to educate residents about the program.

Marketing campaign planned to tout CleanPowerSF, educate public

San Francisco is charging ahead with automatic enrollment of electricity ratepayers in…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoCleanPowerSF is ready to spend $1.4 million on marketing and outreach around the San Francisco community to educate residents about the program.
AP File PhotoPG&E’s safety plan

Both sides unhappy with $2.2B PG&E safety plan

While state regulators approved a new pipeline safety plan for PG&E on…

AP File PhotoPG&E’s safety plan

San Bruno blast hearings require transparency

The hearings and court cases stemming from the 2010 explosion of a…

PG&E hearings can’t be hidden behind mediation

Regulatory agencies established to watch over public utilities often become too close…

Protect the needy while supporting CleanPowerSF

San Francisco has taken an important step toward building a sustainable future…

San Francisco and CPUC are pointing fingers, not fixing pipes

We know there are at least 36 miles of old cast-iron pipeline…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoNot tearing it up: The Department of Public Works’ excavation moratorium bans underground work

State official says city is hindering needed gas pipe upgrades

Evoking the firestorm that devoured San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, a…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoNot tearing it up: The Department of Public Works’ excavation moratorium bans underground work
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPotrero Hill possibilities: A closed Potrero Hill power plant

Old power plant generating development talk

New life could be in store for the shuttered site of San…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPotrero Hill possibilities: A closed Potrero Hill power plant
mike koozmin/2010 s.f. examiner file photoThe deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno has led to new federal charges against PG&E.

Court mistake reveals $2M PG&E blast payout

The confidential court settlement for a teenage girl who was burned in…

mike koozmin/2010 s.f. examiner file photoThe deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno has led to new federal charges against PG&E.
Mary Jung was sworn in last Wednesday as chairwoman of the Democratic County Central Committee.

Moderate picked to lead San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

Aaron Peskin and the progressives no longer run the show at the…

Mary Jung was sworn in last Wednesday as chairwoman of the Democratic County Central Committee.
ALL COURTESY GRAPHICSProcess: Top: Three former manufactured-gas facilities in the Marina were shuttered more than 75 years ago

PG&E confronts poisons of the past

A handful of Marina residents will relocate at PG&E’s expense this summer…

ALL COURTESY GRAPHICSProcess: Top: Three former manufactured-gas facilities in the Marina were shuttered more than 75 years ago