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How California Got Lifeline Right
  By Ana Montes, Special to The Mercury News   When Gina Juarez’ husband was forced onto disability due to a heart condition, just paying for the necessities was rough. “One by one, basic things like phone and trash service were being discontinued.  Our electricity and water were almost shut off and we even got behind on our rent.”  Luckily, Juarez was able to depend on California’s recently modernized Lifeline program to provide her family with an essential phone connection until they could get back on their feet.
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Regulators Turn Down PG&E’s $654 Million EV-Charging Station Proposal
Regulators Turn Down PG&E’s $654 Million EV-Charging Station Proposal
California regulators have turned down a $654 million proposal to build 25,100 electric-vehicle charging stations in Pacific Gas & Electric territory, citing the need to hold several hearings before approving such a high-cost initiative.
PG&E MISTAKES REQUIRE REPARATIONS TO CUSTOMERS AND A NEW APPROACH
PG&E MISTAKES REQUIRE REPARATIONS TO CUSTOMERS AND A NEW APPROACH
Friday, March 11, San Francisco        TURN said today that the CPUC was right to sanction PG&E for unauthorized rate hikes, and also should require the company to pay the costs of its recent failures to effectively communicate with…
TURN Wins New, Higher Standards for Renewables
TURN Wins New, Higher Standards for Renewables
  TURN has been a leader in legislative efforts to require California’s regulated utilities purchase more renewable energy.  TURN’s support was key to the inclusion of higher renewable energy targets in SB 350 (DeLeon, D-San Diego), the bill addressing climate…
Crying for Help?  Don't Let AT&T Cut You Off
Crying for Help? Don't Let AT&T Cut You Off
  AB 2395 Degrades 911, Puts Public Safety, Small Businesses & Rural Communities at Risk   Corporate-backed AB 2395 (Low, D-Silicon Valley) would give AT&T the go-ahead to abandon the landline-based phone networks customers depend on and pick and choose…