pacific gas & electric

Parolee-at-large’s Weimar I-80 car crash leads to power outage

A fleeing parolee who authorities say was involved in a domestic disturbance crashed his SUV off Interstate 80 in Weimar on Thursday, damaging a power pole and causing an electrica ...

Drought-driven effort on in Placer County to remove trees killed by bark beetles

WEIMAR — Pine trees are a staple in the foothills and Sierra, bringing shade, beauty, privacy and a sense of grandeur to residents living below their looming limbs. But a dr ...

Rain in Auburn, snow dusting in Sierra

The rain came down Thursday in Auburn, with flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder to underscore what has been a rare occasion during four years of drought. But the stormy ...

PG&E, Placer Water working on King Fire asset recovery

Pacific Gas & Electric crews are moving ahead with repairs to a transmission power line damaged by the King Fire while Placer County Water Agency is poised to move in to add up ...

Residents voice concern at PG&E efforts to thin thickets near canal system

Residents are concerned about the removal of several large trees along a canal system in the Meadow Vista area. The canal is part of a Pacific Gas & Electric hydroelectric su ...

Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain

A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...

Hundreds lose power in Auburn

UPDATE: A failed connector caused 712 Pacific Gas & Electric customers in Downtown Auburn to lose power Monday, and 188 of those remained without power for close to three hours ...

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...

Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?

Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...

Bogus ‘PG&E power shut-off’ calls strike Auburn businesses

The caller on the other end of the line sounded dead serious and the threat was one that any restaurant would have to take notice of. But the phone call Awful Annie’s co-own ...

PG&E: Storms help but snow still way below normal

CISCO GROVE – High in the Sierra, new storms are bringing a fresh round of hope to a parched state ready for some relief from prolonged drought concerns that have plagued Cal ...

Del Oro students, PG&E bond over welding

The pros at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reached out Wednesday to Del Oro High School student welders, providing tips on the finer points of a skill that could provide a career p ...

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries

Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...

Storm door opens wider. But is it enough to bust drought?

The storm door is opening again this weekend on Auburn and the Sierra high country, renewing hope that Mother Nature will be moving in to elbow out drought concerns. But questions ...