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If you’ve been following the saga of the state’s largest utility over the last few months — or even the last couple of years — then Monday’s news that Pacific Gas and Electric plans to file for bankruptcy protection might’ve felt like a long-anticipated endpoint.
PG&E has faced mounting scrutiny over the role its equipment has played in sparking some of the state’s deadliest and most destructive blazes, which has, in turn, sent its finances plummeting.
As my colleague Ivan Penn recently reported, the company has spent millions lobbying lawmakers to shield it from having to bear the cost of the fires — in part by arguing that if they didn’t, PG&E could face exactly the situation it finds itself in now. The company has said it faced an estimated billion liability for damages from 2017 and 2018 wildfires.
But as Ivan, along with our colleagues Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman, wrote: A bankruptcy filing, which is expected on Jan. 29, is more like a beginning.
In the coming weeks, a slate of important questions will have to be answered by legislators and regulators, about what everything means for PG&E employees, and what will happen with the planned decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
The bankruptcy will also be an important early test for Gov. Gavin Newsom.
More broadly, PG&E’s situation could be a harbinger of the economic toll of climate change.
That all sounds like a lot, so I asked Ivan to boil it down for us:
What should consumers be looking out for next?
Even though PG&E is the largest utility in the state, it’s not the only one. What about Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric Company?
Ivan Penn: “The problem isn’t keeping the lights on at this point.”
He added that customers should be keeping the closest eye on which costs will be passed on to them as a result of any deals with the state or in the bankruptcy process.
As for the other investor-owned utilities, he said, they’re in significantly better shape.
Ivan: “Edison said it can meet its fire liabilities and SDG & E has not had major wildfire issues like its peers.”
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• Read our coverage of the teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, which started on Monday. [The New York Times]
• And Gov. Gavin Newsom responded to the strike in part by asking lawmakers to bring him legislation that would boost transparency around the state’s charter schools, which have become a wedge in negotiations. [CALmatters]
• Against that backdrop, Oakland teachers are pushing for raises and smaller classes as they, too, threaten to strike. The district has been struggling with teacher turnover. [EdSource]
• Miriam Pawel, a historian, traces how public schools went from being a major part of California’s lure to the battlegrounds they are today in this Op-Ed. She writes that Proposition 13 played a big role. [The New York Times]
• California’s native landscapes have, in many cases, evolved to be tough. But climate change is making wildfires more frequent. Coupled with drought, they’re exhausting the wild lands that deliver drinking water to millions and provide a refuge from sprawl. [The Los Angeles Times]
• Federal investigators’ ballooning corruption probe into Los Angeles City Hall is focusing on a downtown development boom. [The Los Angeles Times]
• A far-right activist who was recently kicked off Twitter for remarks about a Muslim member of Congress went to Representative Nancy Pelosi’s house near St. Helena and tried to open the door. She was not arrested. [The Napa Valley Register]
• Viet Thanh Nguyen, the novelist, wrote about why it was so powerful to hear Sandra Oh tell her parents, “I love you,” as she accepted her historic Golden Globe for best actress. [The New York Times]
• The roots of self-storage can be traced back to Bekins, a Nebraska moving company that played a significant role in moving people to Los Angeles in the 20th century and established a network of warehouses for new arrivals starting in 1906. The concept has boomed as we acquire more stuff — but are we heading for peak self-storage? [Curbed]
• Cuco, the 20-year-old Chicano bedroom-pop phenom from Hawthorne, wrote a defining tribute song to the Honda CR-V. And he made a very SoCal video for it, natch. [The New Yorker]
• Fans are insisting this tiny baby deer-like animal at the Los Angeles Zoo looks just like the K-pop star Haechan. [The Los Angeles Times]And Finally …
Anyone who’s been to L.A. knows that despite its reputation as a car-centric metropolis, the city has a vibrant street life, with vendors selling food and wares on sidewalks and in parks.
What you might not have known is that street vending has historically been illegal, which has made the legitimacy of a critical source of income, often for new immigrants, feel just out of reach.
Which is why when the Los Angeles City Council finally approved a series of regulations that made the practice legal after years of study, it was met with widespread celebration among advocates who had been pushing for such a move.
My colleagues Tim Arango and Jessica Pons recently set out to capture the scene. It’s a story better told in photos.
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, went to school at U.C. Berkeley and has reported all over the state, including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she always wants to see more. Follow along here or on Twitter,@jillcowan.
California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.B:
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【君】【清】【衡】【微】【微】【俯】【下】【了】【身】【子】，【一】【张】【绝】【美】【的】【容】【颜】【在】【华】【无】【衣】【眼】【前】【慢】【慢】【靠】【近】，【能】【够】【清】【楚】【的】【感】【受】【到】【他】【呼】【在】【自】【己】【脸】【上】【的】【热】【气】，【夹】【杂】【着】【他】【身】【上】【淡】【淡】【的】【香】【味】。 【他】【眼】【里】【带】【着】【宠】【溺】，【柔】【声】【道】“【把】【眼】【睛】【闭】【上】。” 【华】【无】【衣】【鬼】【使】【神】【差】【的】【闭】【上】【了】【眼】，【她】【以】【为】【这】【个】【男】【人】【是】【要】【亲】【她】。 【可】【男】【人】【却】【说】【道】“【你】【的】【睫】【煞】【是】【好】【看】。” 【华】【无】【衣】【微】【微】【一】【怔】，【睁】马经龙头报玄机图2017【而】【边】【荒】【凰】【临】【城】【所】【发】【生】【的】【事】【情】【很】【快】【就】【把】【上】【报】【了】【上】【去】，【这】【一】【下】【子】【直】【接】【是】【捅】【了】【马】【蜂】【窝】【了】。 【凰】【临】【城】【的】【高】【层】【中】【有】【六】【成】【人】【员】【或】【多】【或】【少】【都】【有】【和】【域】【外】【天】【魔】【一】【族】【联】【系】，【最】【后】【清】【查】【过】【后】【只】【剩】【下】【四】【成】【高】【层】【管】【理】【人】【员】【艰】【难】【管】【理】【着】【凰】【临】【城】【的】【日】【常】【事】【务】。 【而】【凰】【临】【城】【镇】【魔】【司】【这】【一】【次】【的】【大】【手】【笔】【也】【是】【震】【撼】【了】【边】【荒】【附】【近】【的】【海】【天】【府】，【云】【天】【府】【乃】【至】【于】【大】【风】【暴】【星】
【时】【间】【一】【天】【一】【天】【的】【逝】【去】，【这】【些】【天】【的】【时】【间】【里】【面】，【次】【元】【聊】【天】【群】【并】【没】【有】【发】【生】【什】【么】【大】【事】【件】，【甚】【至】【就】【连】【一】【个】【新】【人】【都】【没】【有】【入】【群】。 【激】【活】【的】【群】【任】【务】【之】【类】【的】，【也】【全】【部】【都】【是】【四】【级】【及】【其】【以】【下】【的】【任】【务】，【并】【没】【有】【太】【过】【于】【高】【阶】【层】【的】【任】【务】。 【这】【样】【的】【日】【子】【过】【下】【去】，【柳】【生】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【变】【得】【越】【来】【越】【懒】【惰】【了】，【懒】【到】【竞】【技】【场】【都】【有】【点】【懒】【得】【进】【去】【了】。 【现】【在】【的】【他】【终】【于】
“【嗯】，【那】【就】【砍】【了】【吧】。” “【住】【手】！”【万】【仁】【尖】【叫】【道】，【他】【怕】【了】，【是】【真】【的】【怕】【了】，【他】【实】【在】【是】【没】【有】【想】【到】，【一】【个】20【多】【岁】【的】【孩】【子】，【竟】【然】【能】【有】【这】【么】【深】【的】【修】【为】，【当】【瞳】【术】【袭】【来】【时】，【他】【被】【压】【得】【喘】【不】【过】【气】，【心】【被】【恐】【惧】【占】【据】【了】，【他】，【不】【想】【死】！ 【莞】【莞】【这】【时】【又】【紧】【接】【着】【嫌】【弃】【了】【一】【句】，“【二】【哥】，【你】【停】【下】【干】【嘛】【呀】？【快】【动】【手】【呀】。” “【你】【们】【不】【能】【杀】【我】，【我】