In California, wildfire season is nearly year-round. CALmatters explores why, and what could help fireproof the state.
By Julie Cart | Feb. 28, 2019
Malibu's sprouting hills show how fresh growth can renew wildfire danger.
In a redesigned electricity system, people may choose where to get power—even cars will be able to charge up their homes. Fossil fuels will be gone.
Customers will likely pay more and victims will get less should PG&E be liable for another major wildfire while the company is in bankruptcy.
As political pressure mounts with every disaster, California is scrambling to prepare for the coming fire season, from firefighting to utilities to the law.
By Matt Levin | Feb. 11, 2019
As Gavin Newsom delivers his first State of the State speech, how do his plans prepare California for that dream—not just next year, but 5, 20, 30 years from now?
By Judy Lin | Feb. 4, 2019
Sen. Bill Dodd wants to establish a California wildfire warning center that would allow officials to turn off power and better position firefighting crews during extreme heat and high winds.
"We are always being attacked," one expert says. If computer hackers hijack California's electricity network, the entire state could be held hostage.
Our reporters are tracking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s policies as he seeks to tackle big issues including housing, climate change, health care and more.
Mention Pacific Gas & Electric to Victor Porter, and the response is nothing like the bland non-opinion most Americans have of the companies that provide their electricity. “They have to pay,”...