Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Energy & Environment Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Energy & Environment | As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection Supported by ByIvan Penn Jan. 5, 2019 LOS ANGELES — As California’s deadliest wildfire was consuming the town of Paradise in November, some of the state’s top power-company officials and a dozen legislators were at an annual retreat at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort on Maui. In the course of four days, they discussed wildfires — and how much responsibility the utilities deserve for the devastation, if any. It is an issue of increasing urgency as more fires are traced to equipment owned by California’s investor-owned utilities. The largest, Pacific Gas and Electric, could ultimately have to pay homeowners and others an estimated $30 billion for causing fires over the … [Read more...] about As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky Supported by ByClay Risen Jan. 2, 2019 In September 2014, a bourbon brand called Kentucky Owl began to appear on liquor-store shelves around Louisville. The American whiskey market was booming, and dozens of new bourbons were showing up each year. But Kentucky Owl was different. Released exclusively within the state in tiny quantities and produced by the scion of an old Kentucky whiskey family, it had an undeniable mystique — and a price tag of $170. To skeptics, Kentucky Owl was proof that the whiskey trend had reached its Tulip Mania moment. At the time, few bourbons commanded even $50 at retail. Plus, the man behind the brand, Dixon Dedman, didn’t even make the whiskey himself; he bought barrels from … [Read more...] about Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky
Publicly, at least, the Start Small Foundation is living up to its name By Owen Thomas Updated 4:00 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Photo: Prakash Singh / AFP / Getty Images Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey favors transparency and openness — except when it comes to how he gives away his money. Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey favors transparency and openness... Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. If you’re in a giving mood, subscribe and make this a recurring event. Where’s Jack Dorsey’s charity? Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey likes to overshare. On his Twitter feed, you’ll learn about his penchant for infrared saunas, the Apple Watch-quantified results of a 10-day silent meditation retreat in a monastery located in the military dictatorship of Myanmar, and the occasional feud with a fellow billionaire. What he won’t share: any details of his charitable giving. As I … [Read more...] about Where is Jack Dorsey’s charitable foundation?
Updated 2:30 am CST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 TOPSHOT - A Jack In The Box fast food restaurant burns as the Camp fire tears through Paradise, north of Sacramento, California on November 08, 2018. - More than one hundred homes, a hospital, a Safeway store and scores of other structures have burned in the area and the fire shows no signs of slowing. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) less TOPSHOT - A Jack In The Box fast food restaurant burns as the Camp fire tears through Paradise, north of Sacramento, California on November 08, 2018. - More than one hundred homes, a hospital, a Safeway store ... more Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images TOPSHOT - A home is overshadowed by towering smoke plumes as the Camp fire races through town in Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. - More than 18,000 acres have been scorched in a matter of hours burning … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments
PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):5:30 p.m.Fire officials say Southern California wildfires have burned 150 homes and that number will rise.Authorities also announced Friday that a quarter of a million people are under evacuation orders as wind-whipped flames rage through scenic areas west of Los Angeles and burn toward the sea.At a news conference, officials said 75 percent of the Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks has been emptied. The entire celebrity enclave of Malibu also is under evacuation orders.Twin fires erupted Thursday and were pushed by winds of up to 60 mph through coastal foothills and canyons.The Hill fire has burned 6,000 acres and isn't advancing, but the Woolsey fire a few miles away doubled in size to 35,000 acres.Los Angeles County fire Chief Daryl Osby says winds are dying down tbut will roar back to life on Sunday.———4:55 p.m.A sheriff's spokeswoman has confirmed a sixth death in a Northern … [Read more...] about The Latest: S California wildfires have burned 150 homes