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  1. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirementRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    California's largest utility announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement, and said the board of directors will discuss a replacement before Johns' last day. Johns led the company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion that resulted in a $1.6 billion fine by the California Public Utilities Commission earlier this year.

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  2. Latest on Baltimore protests: Thousands march across USRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    About 1,000 protesters decrying police brutality have marched in downtown New York at a May Day rally that took on a new message amid national outrage over a Baltimore man's death in police custody. Demonstrators streamed through blocked-off streets, bearing signs with such messages as "Disarm the NYPD" and "Justice for Freddie Gray," the 25-year-old who died in Baltimore.

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  3. Japan leader heads to Los Angeles to encourage more tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    After demonstrating the merits of a Japanese-made bullet train to California's governor, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to a session with Japanese-Americans to promote expanded trade between his country and the U.S. At the halfway point of his three-day visit to California, the Asian leader will attend a Japan-U.S. Economic Forum Friday in Los Angeles where he is expected to announce policies to facilitate American investment in Japan, said Takako Ito, a foreign ministry spokeswoman. The prime minister, who studied at the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning, and Development, will also meet and show support to Japanese students attending U.S. universities, Ito said.

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  4. Hundreds protest Japanese leader ahead of California visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country's treatment of people from other Asian countries during World War II. The protest comes days before the prime minister is scheduled to visit California as part of weeklong trip to the United States that includes a state dinner at the White House.

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  5. San Francisco symphony wins younger fans with hip nightclubRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music. SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony's latest effort to attract a younger audience as it faces dwindling ticket sales and an average attendee age of over 60. With sold out performances that mix traditional and modern sounds in a casual, tech-friendly atmosphere, many say the city's symphony just hit the right note.

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  6. Utility: No leaks found in California gas line that explodedRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

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  7. Some victims of California explosion released from hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

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  8. 50-foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore near San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Biologists and veterinarians arrived at a beach south of San Francisco early Wednesday to examine the carcass of a 50-foot sperm whale that washed ashore. Scientists with the nearby Marine Mammal Center, along with biologists with the California Academy of Sciences, sought to determine how the massive mammal died.

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  9. Education officials fine for-profit college for false claimsRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students. The department alleged that Heald, based in San Francisco, had shown a pattern of falsifying post-graduation employment data.

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  10. 3 abalone divers die off Mendocino County coastRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    The men were among a group of five divers who went searching for the prized mollusks in Caspar Cove when they found themselves in rough waves, Mendocino Fire Capt. Sally Swan said.

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  11. Robbers elude police in wild, fatal San Francisco chaseRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    A pedestrian was killed and another injured when they were struck by a car fleeing police during a wild chase through San Francisco, and the suspects involved were still on the loose early Saturday. Witnesses who were riding a cable car saw the black sedan go airborne, and the windshield was badly damaged, KGO-TV reported .

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  12. Regulators weigh splitting up big utility after deadly blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's top utility regulator said he will look into whether the state's biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety. The penalty, and the warning that even tougher action might be coming, came Thursday as punishment for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.

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  13. California utility hit with record penalty for deadly blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he will study whether the state's biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety. The penalty, and the warning that even tougher action might be coming, occurred Thursday, as the commission meted out the utility's punishment in a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.

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  14. Utility won't appeal $1.6 billion penalty for deadly blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    California regulators approved a record $1.6 billion penalty Thursday against PG&E for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes in suburban San Francisco. The punishment comes as the state's top utility regulator, Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker, told The Associated Press he has called for a larger review into whether the state's biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety.

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  15. Regulators penalize PG&E $1.6 billion for pipeline blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    California Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. $1.6 billion for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes in suburban San Francisco.

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  16. California regulator suggests utility is too big to be safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Repeated natural-gas accidents - including a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people - suggest that California's largest power utility could be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission's staff to study "the culture of safety" and the structure of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which has its gas and electricity operations under a single corporate board and chief executive.

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  17. Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassadorRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 52-meters above ground level was unveiled Thursday at an office of Toho, the Japanese studio behind the 1954 original.

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  18. California regulator: State's utility "too big" for safety?Read the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    Repeated natural-gas accidents - including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people - suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission's staff to study "the culture of safety" and the structure of the utility, which he noted currently has its gas and electricity operations under a single board and CEO.

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  19. Storm brings rain and snow, but little relief, to CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    An unusually cold spring storm will bring heavy rain and hail to parts of Northern California on Tuesday and coat the mountains in snow - a welcome respite that will do little to ease the historic drought, forecasters say. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall in the Sierra Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.

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  20. Small earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay AreaRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    A small earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of any problems. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:06 a.m. and was centered near San Ramon and about 15 miles east of San Francisco.

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