Police department's dark humor lights up the Internet amid California power outage

Washington PostIn the picture it shared on social media that went viral, the Pleasanton Police Department in Northern California took a map of the state, scribbled a bright red zigzag across its entirety and added 16 instructional arrows. “PG&E says prepare for power shutdown ...

October 10th 2019


Tales of Chaos From the California Power Outage

The New York TimesOn Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers across a large swath of Northern California felt the effects of the utility's biggest ever planned power outage. The troubled utility — which filed for bankruptcy early this year and whose ...

October 10th 2019


Tempers flare as millions in California endure power outages from PG&E

Los Angeles TimesThe move by PG&E marks the largest power shut-off to date as California utilities attempt to reduce wildfire risks. Equipment malfunctions have been tied to some of the state's most destructive and deadliest fires, including the 2017 wine country blazes and ...

October 10th 2019


PG&E power outage: Millions lose electricity to avert fire danger

Los Angeles TimesMillions of Californians could spend days without power as the state's largest utility continues shutting off electricity in a desperate attempt to avoid wildfires sparked by windblown power lines. The first power cutoffs, affecting about 513,000 customers, began ...

October 9th 2019


PG&E faces anger, mistrust over power outages: 'It is excessive'

Los Angeles TimesA massive planned power outage that could affect millions in Northern and Central California is sparking frustration and skepticism in some areas over whether the extreme action is the best way to reduce fire risk. Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off the ...

October 9th 2019