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Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

Through this past year, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the largest electricity and gas provider in California, has been in Butte County's spotlight. For the past year, cities across the county have persevered through the devastation of the Camp Fire. The Orion has observed PG&E’s re...

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Ricardo Tovar

November 5, 2019

The Camp Fire burned approximately 153,000 acres and destroyed 18,800 structures. The makeup of those buildings was estimated to be 14,000 residential and about 530 commercial structures.Since then, residents from Paradise have looked to rebuild the homes that were taken from them. As of Oct. 23, 429 b...

Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete

Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete

Angel Ortega

November 5, 2019

The removal of debris from residential properties in Paradise is expected to be completed by the end of this November, clearing the way for rebuilding neighborhoods.Susan Hartman, the community development director for the town of Paradise, said that all the properties that are expected to be finish...

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera

November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus, volunteers from Sunrise Movement posed a question for PG&E: “With even more fires happening...

PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

Ricardo Tovar

October 29, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires have driven 200,00 people from their homes.With a high wind warning called in on Saturday through Sunday and again for Tuesday through Wednesday, the all-too-familiar fire season in California may again wreak havoc throughou...

PG&E confirms another round of power shutoffs

PG&E confirms another round of power shutoffs

Carolyn Allen

October 23, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released today that it does plan to move forward with what they’re calling Public Safety Power Shut Offs or PSPS.This decision is due to the forecast of dry, hot and windy weather which PG&E said creates a higher risk for damage and sparks on the e...

PG&E leaves Californians without power

PG&E leaves Californians without power

Julian Mendoza

October 11, 2019

As the shutoff of power by PG& E continues, Northern California has been told that they may go without power for days at this point. Chico State hasn't been affected so far. Information from PG&E has been limited, At the time of publication PG&E's website has been delayed or difficult...

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Jack Lewis

October 8, 2019

The city of Chico and surrounding communities could potentially lose power early Wednesday morning. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) released a statement today announcing plans to cut power to most of northern California. The shutoff, which is set to take place just after midnight, is designed...

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

March 27, 2018

Thousands of Chico residents experienced a brief power outage Monday. The incident occurred around noon, affecting those living in the area southwest of the Chico State campus. It was caused by fallen wires, according to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. Over 2,200 were affected by the outage. PG&E...

Gas leak alert leads to evacuations

Gas leak alert leads to evacuations

Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson

February 19, 2018

Chico State alerted students and faculty to a gas leak near Shurmer Gym and Yolo Hall Monday around 4:30 p.m. Gas leak on campus near Shurmer Gym and Yolo Hall. Those buildings are being evacuated. Avoid the area. The rest of campus remains open at this time. Updates to follow.— Chico State...

Chico State student is awarded thousands by PG&E

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 22, 2017

Chico State student was awarded a scholarship of 20,000 by the Pacific Gas & Eelectric Company.Rigoberto Vazquez Jr., a Mechanical Engineering major, applied for the Better Together STEM scholarship on February 17 and was awarded on June 8. “I strive in school because I wanted a better life the influences were to do the opposite of what my family did I saw them as an e...

6,000 LED street lamps will light up Chico

6,000 LED street lamps will light up Chico

Yang Dai

May 8, 2016

Chico will replace lamps in many streets with LED energy-saving lamps in the next four to six weeks in order to ensure more brilliant and energy-saving nights in Chico. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company will provide the lights and head the project. The company is investing more than $1.1 million i...

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