The Orion

How to survive a PG&E power outage, millennial style

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Alex Coba

November 12, 2019

So your house or apartment’s power got shut off because PG&E can't get their fecal-matter together. You’re sitting in the dark bored and annoyed and you are desperate for something to do to fill your time. Here is some unsolicited advice on what to do during a blackout by someone wh...

PG&E: the bane of California’s existence

Angel Ortega

November 5, 2019

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s advocation for public safety post-Camp Fire is a façade to avoid liability and accountability. The investor-owned utility company, which provides natural gas and electricity to two-thirds of California, is now responsible for two of California’s largest w...

Phone scams in the Chico area

Calling PG&E. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

January 25, 2017

The Chico Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam reported by Pacific Gas and Electric customers. On Jan. 20, a PG&E investigator told Chico Police customers were receiving phone calls with the company's caller ID. Customers would hear a recorded message asking for personal and...

PG&E scams rise after election

Kaylie Lewis

December 6, 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric has warned customers that there would be an increase in scams following election season. The company decided to take action against the scams and started a new campaign called Utilities United Against Scams Week. The campaign was designed to inform customers of this issue and...

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