Pacific Gas and Electric's CEO Bill Johnson said it could be about 10 years before the utility reaches the point where widespread outages are not necessary when fire danger is high.
Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97.
Top executives of California's largest utility are expected at an emergency meeting Friday to answer hard questions by state regulators about a massive pre-emptive power shutdown last week that has been criticized as poorly executed and unacceptable.
The leader of the California Senate asked a committee Thursday to investigate a utility company's decision to cut off power to more than 2 million people to prevent wildfires.