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Sharon Bernstein

California Governor Newsom swipes at Trump, cuts water, rail projects

Feb 13 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday he would scale back massive water and rail projects pushed by his predecessor and had assembled a team of lawyers to protect wildfire victims and ratepayers as utility PG&E enters bankruptcy proceedings. | Video

California utility PG&E vows more power shutdowns to prevent wildfire

Feb 07 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California utility PG&E Corp plans to increase the controversial practice of shutting off the power to communities at risk of wildfire when dangerous conditions such as high winds and dry heat are present.

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage arrested, faces deportation

Feb 04 2019

Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday by U.S. immigration officials, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon. | Video

Grammy-nominated Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE, faces deportation

Feb 03 2019

Feb 3 Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. immigration officials on Sunday, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon.

RPT-UPDATE 8-PG&E files for bankruptcy as California wildfire liabilities loom

Jan 30 2019

SACRAMENTO, Jan 29 PG&E Corp, owner of the largest U.S. power utility, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in anticipation of liabilities in excess of $30 billion from the deadliest wildfires in California's history.

PG&E files for bankruptcy as California wildfire liabilities loom

Jan 29 2019

SACRAMENTO PG&E Corp, owner of the largest U.S. power utility, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in anticipation of liabilities in excess of $30 billion from the deadliest wildfires in California's history. | Video

Insurance losses for California wildfires top $11.4 billion

Jan 28 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif./NEW YORK The deadliest and most destructive California wildfires in a century caused insurers more than $11.4 billion in losses, the state's insurance regulator said Monday.

PG&E cleared of liability in major 2017 fire, bankruptcy still seen

Jan 24 2019

California fire investigators on Thursday concluded that a major 2017 wildfire was caused by privately owned electrical equipment, prompting the state's new governor to estimate that PG&E Corp's potential wildfire liabilities could be almost cut in half.

Lack of school nurses puts Los Angeles students at risk, striking teachers say

Jan 19 2019

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles teacher Natali Escobedo says she will never forget the image of a diabetic fourth-grader “wilting” at her school because there was no nurse on hand to administer his insulin.

No clear path for California as massive PG&E utility nears bankruptcy

Jan 15 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. PG&E Corp's announcement that it will file for bankruptcy, citing massive potential liability from deadly wildfires, puts California politicians in quandary, whether to offer a bailout or risk allowing the state's largest private utility to fail.

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