Fire Season Becomes Blackout Time in California
By Hudson Sangree, RTO.COM
October 16, 2018
All three of California’s big investor-owned utilities this week shut down power or warned customers they might need to because of dry, windy conditions that could lead to wildfires, prompting one consumer group to call for a probe into the practice.
Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires. But Who Wins When the Lights Go Out?
By Ivan Penn, THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 15, 2018
Is PG&E Move To Turn Off Power To Reduce The Risk Of Wildfire Justified?
By Sharon McNary, AIR TALK - KPCC 89.3 FM Pasadena, CA
October 15, 2018
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment: https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/10/15/63790/is-pg-e-move-to-…
Hackers Stole Millions Of Facebook Users’ Personal Data — Here’s Why You Should Be Worried
By Troy Wolverton, BUSINESS INSIDER
October 12, 2018
Consumer Advocates Suggest Hunt To Replace DWP Watchdog Is A 'Sham Process'
By Emily Alpert Reyes, LOS ANGELES TIMES
October 10, 2018
When Los Angeles started hunting for a “ratepayer advocate” to scrutinize the Department of Water and Power, Mike Gatto said he was encouraged by several people at City Hall to apply.
Aegon Unit Agrees To $195m Settlement Over Universal Life Insurance
By Staff Writers, VERDICT UK
October 5, 2018
Transamerica, the US unit of Dutch insurer Aegon, has agreed to pay $195m to resolve charges of raising monthly deduction rates on certain universal life policies.
Latest Federal Self-Driving Car Guidelines Stick With Self-Policing Approach
By Eric D. Lawrence, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
October 4, 2018