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Look out! Over UCAN's protests, a State Senate committee just voted unanimously for a bill that will strip the California Public Utilities Commission of the power to regulate phone companies. If passed, Senate Bill 1161 will also jeopardize landline phone service and telecommunications programs that aid low-income and hearing-disabled persons.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the bill's author, Senator Alex Padilla, has received significant campaign contributions from AT&T and other telecom interests. More.
Joe Little of 10News exposes how S.P.U.D., the San Diego Public Utilities Department is demanding almost $500 from a senior citizen with medical problems in order to to turn her water back on when she only uses 22 gallons a day. Full Story.
New appointees could transform the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), from a "lap dog," into a watchdog
The end of an era at CPUC?
Governor Brown's new appointees to California's most powerful regulatory court - the California Public Utilities Commission - has the potential to restore integrity to a tarnished institution. Full Story.
We all know California is earthquake country and “unsettling” might be the word to describe recent major and devastating quakes in Japan, New Zealand and Haiti. Being prepared for--and surviving--a major quake should be first priority but what about the financial aftershocks?
Here's my suggested title for a new movie: The Incredible Shrinking Groceries! Find out why your grocery cart is easier to push these days and why you are getting less for your money.
San Diego’s water rates punish those who conserve and encourage water waste. We’ve demanded that City Council and SPUD do something about this and we’ve provided a solution – the City just has to stop dragging its feet. Read our attached letter and this article to learn more.
As citizens of this country, this county, and this city, we were given a right in 1968 to inspect public records by the California Public Records Act.