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SCE To Pay $24.5M In Penalties For 2011 Electrocutions, Windstorm Outages

The California Public Utilities Commission finalized $24.5 million in penalties Thursday against Southern California Edison for extended outages caused by a 2011 windstorm that left almost 400,000 customers without power, and for a separate case in which three people were electrocuted.

08/14/2014

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$24.5M Penalty Proposed For Edison Over Windstorm

One of California’s largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.

03/21/2014

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$24.5M Penalty Proposed For Edison Over 2011 Windstorm

One of California’s largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2014

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SCE, San Diego Gas & Electric Get Green Light To Develop San Onofre Replacement Power

More than two years after the San Onofre nuclear power plant stopped production, California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the plant that provided enough electricity for 1.4 million homes.

03/13/2014

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Auditor Says Calif. Public Utilities Commission Accounts Are Poorly Managed

California’s state auditor says utility regulators are not doing enough to protect ratepayers from possible unfair hikes to gas and electric bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

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Judges Urge $94M In Refunds For Utility Customers Due To San Onofre Shutdown

California regulators are recommending $94 million in refunds for Southern California utility customers for reduced operating costs at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2013

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Citations Pending For San Onofre Nuclear Plant Flaw

Federal regulators announced Monday they are considering slapping a California utility with two violations for problems that eventually led to the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

CBS Los Angeles–09/23/2013

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SDG&E Says Upcoming Rate Hikes Aren’t Related To San Onofre Plant Closure

Orange County residents are outraged over upcoming hikes to their utility bills following the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2013

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Motion: Utility Customers Shouldn’t Have To Pay For San Onofre Shutdown

A consumer advocate division of the California Public Utilities Commission doesn’t believe utility customers should have to deal with the massive costs related to the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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Edison, CPUC Reach $37M Deal On 2007 Malibu Canyon Fire

The California Public Utilities Commission has reached a proposed $37 million settlement with Southern California Edison over fallen power lines blamed for starting the October 2007 Malibu Canyon Fire.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2013

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Utilities Commission To Investigate San Onofre Nuclear Plant Outage

The California Public Utilities Commission will investigate the nine-month outage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and whether residents should continue to pay rates for the crippled plant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2012

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Safety Concerns Prompt Shut Down Of Downtown’s Angels Flight

The historic Angels Flight railway was closed Friday due to safety concerns.

06/10/2011

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