The fallout from the PG&E indictment over blowing up a San Bruno neighborhood in 2010 continues. Phil Matier reports for CBS 5 that PG&E is hiding from the press, releasing pre-taped videos for networks and buying up lots of advertising time. San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane called PG&E’s reaction to the indictment “smug” and suggested that his constituents are afraid to turn on their overs for fear of detonating the neighborhood.
The Christian Science Monitor tells us that the government will have a tough time winning the case and that the maximum fine PG&E could receive is a paltry $12 million…mayhap the reason for the energy giant’s smug attitude? Meanwhile survivors are pissed that PG&E’s top execs are not being held personally liable.
In other news…
In case you were wondering what San Mateo County’s new jail will look like…it looks like a jail.
The Daily Journal’s Michelle Durand spins a fairly convoluted tale of $10 million in redevelopment money that the state has thiefed from the hamlet of Redwood City.