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California regulators today launched an investigation into last month’s widespread power outages. Officials said they want to know what can be done to lessen the scope of blackouts in the future.

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More than 350,000 Californians remain without electricity today. The shutdowns were part of an effort by utility companies to prevent their equipment from sparking fires. Pacific Gas & Electric says more than 100,000 people remain without power here in the Bay Area.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the history and future of PG&E, California's largest utility.

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Pacific Gas & Electric restored power to thousands of Northern California customers on Wednesday after a shutdown to reduce the threat of wildfires.

Due to major electrical work at Burton High School, where our studios are located – KALW was off the air from noon to just before 1 o'clock. 

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