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Cal Fire pins Camp Fire blame on PG&E, but won’t release investigation details yet 17 May 2019, by Steve Blum-

Camp fire landsat

PG&E equipment started the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County last year, but the details of how and, perhaps, why are still under wraps. On Wednesday, Cal Fire announced that its investigation found that PG&E started two fires near the town of Paradise on 8 November 2018…

CAL FIRE has determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical ... continue reading »

California broadband subsidy proposals total $44 million as challenge period opens.txt 16 May 2019, by Steve Blum-

Krrbi update 3may2019

Two more proposals for California broadband construction subsidies were posted on the California Public Utilities Commission’s website yesterday, bringing the number of pending applications to 15, for a total of $44 million in grants requested from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). One project involves an upgrade to an existing wireless Internet service provider’s facilities near Petaluma, in Sonoma County. The other is a request for more money ... continue reading »

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