Public v. Private: How a State Takeover of PG&E Might Look in California

Widespread power blackouts and years of destructive wildfires have brought California to a place where it has never been: Lawmakers are looking at replacing the nation’s largest utility with a public entity. Could such a plan overcome the regulatory, legal and political barriers, and if it did, would it be a better system than the one we have now?

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California Pushed to Revamp Water Plans for Increasingly Wild Weather

Yo-yoing between heat waves, torrential rainfall and raging wildfires that burn through Thanksgiving, the explosive nature of California’s weather has been on full display over the last several years. The state’s worst drought, one of its wettest winters and both the largest and most destructive wildfires all occurred this decade.

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Thousands Flee as Wind-Driven Wildfires Scorch California

After a hellish weekend featuring hurricane-force winds that drove an uncontrolled wildfire deeper into California’s Wine Country and whipped up a series of smaller blazes that trapped motorists on major freeways, another fire threatening multimillion-dollar homes and the Getty Center arts complex sparked Monday morning in Los Angeles.

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