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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for deadly wildfire

Bankrupt, fire-starting utility guilty on all charges, agrees to maximum fine.

Multimillion-dollar homes rise in Santa Rosa neighborhood destroyed by fire

Fountaingrove is one of the city’s most alluring locales, but also the hardest hit by disaster.

Yes, PG&E will shut off power to Bay Area neighborhoods again this year

Once again, the North Bay will be the most vulnerable in 2020.

California in the age of wildfires: Living in the state of denial

"It’s probably going to take more people dying, or losing their homes and getting displaced, before people realize this situation is not going to go away."

90 percent of Bay Area residents wants to get rid of PG&E, says poll

Related: Nearly 30 percent of respondents say they’ve been "directly affected" by fires and blackouts.

PG&E pulls plug in North Bay

More cities face a potentially dark future this week.

Kincade Fire contained in North Bay

Two-week blaze concludes as state’s largest fire of 2019.

Californians should rebuild in fire zones, says survey

Only 22 percent of people in the state support barring reconstruction after wildfires.

PG&E agrees to pay customers left in the dark during outages

But the rebates will cover only one of the utility’s series of induced blackouts.

150-year-old Healdsburg winery destroyed in Kincade Fire

The original building dates to 1869.

When and where to expect PG&E outages in the Bay Area

Hundreds of thousands expected to lose power—again—starting Tuesday.

‘Unhealthy’ air plagues SF during fires

Kincade Fire and East Bay burns create toxic haze.

How to help people affected by the Kincade Fire

Tens of thousands of homes lie in the path of the growing conflagration.

Some PG&E outages to last through Wednesday, but more blackouts to come

Bay Area counties will face dark times again this week.

Smoke from Kincade Fire arrives in San Francisco

Hazy skies and bad air will linger throughout the week.

PG&E shuts off power to nearly 1 million customers

Intentional blackouts will affect more than 2.3 million people.

California governor declares statewide emergency

"If you live in an affected area, please stay safe, alert, and heed all warnings from local officials," says Newsom.

Autumn heatwave and fire warnings hit Bay Area

With wildfires already burning, Thursday brings new dangers.

PG&E will move forward with shutoffs

Planned outages will affect customers in 17 counties starting today.

California governor demands PG&E pay $100 to each customer affected by blackouts

Utility company stands by outages in the face of withering public opinion and gubernatorial complaint.

PG&E’s intentional outages in Northern California are over for now

Company president insists that fire risks—not PG&E—are to blame for leaving millions without power.

PG&E leaves 250,000 homes still without power

CEO Bill Johnson apologizes twice—once for the blackouts and again on behalf of company executives partying in wine country on the eve of power shutoffs.

List of Bay Area cities where PG&E will shut off power this week

More than a half a million people face the possibility of days without electricity.

Where to go during PG&E’s Bay Area blackout

Resource centers will offer bottled water, air conditioning, and generators to charge phones and other devices.

PG&E will shut off power to nearly entire Bay Area

San Francisco will keep the lights on, but utility company says other Bay Area counties face anti-fire blackout

Photos suggest PG&E may be behind Santa Rosa fires after all

An investigation blamed deadly 2017 blaze on private party—not everyone agrees.

PG&E shutting off power in North Bay cities

Utility says fire risk is too great; blackouts set for 4:30 p.m.

Red flag warning: ‘Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly’

Wildfire risk pronounced through Wednesday.

Mill Valley residents must remove flammable trees and gardens as part of anti-fire measure

But the city council backed off on a more aggressive removal plan that prompted public outcry.

SF state senator moves to curb PG&E’s week-long blackout plan

Utility warns it could turn off power for up to a week for fire threats.

Evacuations ordered for fire near Redding

Mountain Fire has already burned 600 acres.

PG&E on the hook again for Santa Rosa fires, faces $18 billion in damages

Bankrupt utility feeling the heat for 2017 fire.

California wildfires down 90 percent this year

An average recent year sees nearly ten times the acreage burned

PG&E warns of week-long power shutoffs in SF

Bankrupt firestarter power company warns it will be more aggressive with shutdowns to prevent future wildfires, even in cities at little risk

Town destroyed by PG&E fire loses 92 percent of its population

Governor reclassifies Paradise a "rural area" after Camp Fire.

Fire near Modesto doubles in size overnight

Rock Fire now 1,000 acres, only 15 percent contained.

PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion for deadly wildfires

Deal would settle stakes with cities and counties affected by fires but still leave the utility open to private suits.

Sand Fire now 80 percent contained

Sand Fire in Yolo County destroys multiple buildings.

Wildfire breaks out near Bay Point

Blaze near Highway 4 mostly contained but not yet tamed Thursday night