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Steve Mencher / KRCB - Northern California Public Media

Erin Brockovich was in town this week – she spoke at a breakfast organized by a couple of local law firms. They’re seeking to sign people up to sue PG&E for their suspected role in causing the October wildfires.

KRCB news director Steve Mencher went up to the home of lawyer Michael Fiumara where more than 100 people had come to see the woman who had become a superstar consumer advocate for suing PG&E for contaminating the water in the Southern California town of Hinckley.

Among those in the audience: Myke Judd.

California Update for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP

• The fight over whether PG&E is liable for the wine country fires is ongoing. Cal Fire blames the utility for causing at least 16 of them.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. Take precautions when returning home. 

PG&E Restores Nearly All Electric Customers, Gains Access to Additional 6,000 Homes and Businesses as it Continues Restoration Efforts in Wildfire Zones  

Gas Restoration Expected by Wednesday Evening;  Customers Urged to Call PG&E for Gas Relights – Do Not Attempt Yourself  

About the wildfires in Northern California  

Last updated October 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  

In coordination with Cal Fire and other first responders, PG&E is responding to multiple fires throughout our service area, including the Tubbs and Atlas fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, the Redwood Complex fires in Mendocino County, the Cherokee and LaPorte fires in Butte County, the Point fire in Calaveras County and more.

Anti-Nuke Activists Reunite, Reflect

Oct 31, 2016
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

When local opposition scuttled plans for an atomic energy plant on Bodega head in the early 1960s, the seeds were sown for subsequent no-nukes protests throughout California and beyond. Members of the Abalone Alliance, an early protest group, reunited in the coastal town over the weekend, to review their shared past, and consider their part in shaping a nuclear-free energy future.