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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The mother and sister of a teen girl accused of starting last year's devastating Cocos Fire took the stand Thursday in her trial. During Thursday's proceedings, the unidentified 14-year-old girl's sister cried while answering questions from the prosecutor. 

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http://www.760kfmb.com/story/28422965/teens-family-takes-the-stand-in-arson-trial

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California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker Friday proposed increasing to $1.6 billion a penalty imposed on PG&E for safety violations related to a fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno. 

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http://patch.com/california/losaltos/cpuc-head-wants-pge-fine-san-bruno-upped-16-billion

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When the South Napa Fault ruptured last summer and shook the historic city of Napa, the earthquake hit the oldest buildings with the heaviest damage, a new review by seismologists reveals.

Immediately after the Aug. 24 quake, teams of structural engineers from throughout the Bay Area checked every building in the city for signs of damage. They tagged all the unsafe structures with warning signs. Red tags on 165 buildings signaled they were the most damaged and no one could enter. Yellow tags were placed on 1,707 buildings that were less damaged but restricted until deemed safe.

Read More:
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Napa-earthquake-damage-survey-shows-oldest-6115012.php

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Inspirational Quotes

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby

Testimonials

The resources you provided, and the general meetings for fire survivors that CARe sponsored in our area offered incredible amounts of information. The meetings also gave an opportunity to confer and commiserate with other fire victims and to observe how much your services aided them as well. The open forums gave all victims the opportunity to share experiences so that we could measure our own reality based, progress. The one on one personal consultations with you enabled me to address concerns that were specific to our particular circumstances and added a measure of comfort to the overall, very stressful process. Most importantly, is that the great faith my husband and I had in our insurance company proved to be well founded. Your analytical assessment, based on researched knowledge, was a solid ratification of what the company did for us. We had no doubts about the settlement offer and signed it without hesitation and absolutely no looking back. Thank you again.

Witch Creek Fire Survivor, 2007