Articles Tagged With ‘Public Safety’

PG&E wants to pass San Bruno costs off to customers

Last year’s fatal pipeline blast in San Bruno is costing more than PG&E expected and the utility may ask customers to help foot the bill. [SF Chronicle] PG&E officials said Thursday that the costs for dealing with the Sept. 9... (Continue reading)

Target pays $22.5 million for dumping hazardous waste

As the new Target department store continues to spring up on Los Osos Valley Road, comes word that the parent company has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle various claims throughout California alleging the retail giant dumped hazardous waste.... (Continue reading)

PG&E ordered to reduce gas pressure limits

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ordered PG&E to reduce pressure on four natural gas transmission lines, saying the utility ran the safety lines well above legal safety levels. [SF Chronicle] Two of the pipes are located in the... (Continue reading)

Fire raises questions about transmission line safety

As investigators search for clues to Thursday night’s devastating San Bruno fire, questions are being raised about the safety of natural gas transmission lines maintained by PG&E. [LA Times] Four people were killed, dozens were injured, and 37 homes were... (Continue reading)

Loaded guns now allowed in national parks

A new law takes effect today, allowing loaded guns in major national parks and wildlife refuges, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. [Los Angeles Times] The law lets licensed gun owners bring in firearms as long as they are allowed... (Continue reading)

Unsupervised prisoner release imminent

California state prisons are to begin implementing a plan for the unsupervised release of up to 40,000 non-violent inmates and are required to train staff on non-revocable parole eligibility by Jan. 21, according to a memo sent from the State... (Continue reading)

Suspended officer accused of elderly abuse

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo police officer, currently under a criminal investigation for attempting to bring contraband across the border from Mexico, has faced allegations of elderly abuse in the past, CalCoastNews has learned. Interviews with sources in the know... (Continue reading)

City officials paved Gearhart’s path of destruction

By KAREN VELIE As developer Kelly Gearhart worked to build more than 400 new homes in the Atascadero area, city inspectors and others were apparently looking the other way, allowing Gearhart to avoid paying city fees due to falsified and unfinished... (Continue reading)