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The City Signed Up for a Lot of Watchdog Work Under New Power Deal

San Diego and its power provider, San Diego Gas and Electric, renewed their vows last week by signing up for another 20 years with each…

CA Utility Protections End In July: Readers Weigh In

As the coronavirus pandemic intensified in California, so did the number of customers unable to pay their utility bills. To protect…

Unpaid CA Utility Bills Approaching $2 Billion

CALIFORNIA — If there’s any measure of additional pain inflicted upon Californians by the coronavirus pandemic beyond unemployment…

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Raising Rates for Essential Needs During COVID is Wrong

With lower-income Californians bearing the brunt of the pandemic economically, utilities are still rapidly raising rates for essential heat and light despite the COVID crisis. Constantly raising rates is wrong.

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Beware of Phone Scammers

  by TURN Managing Attorney Christine Mailloux   I was working in my office and I received a call on my Spectrum cable VoIP landline phone line, that I primarily

Keep the Lights ON!  Request to Fu...

TURN, The Redwood Community Action Agency, ACCES, Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, The Central Valley Urban Institute and CARA tell the Governor Utility Debt Relief is urgently needed.    


Electric companies are allowed to shut off power throughout their territories when the weather causes high risk of fires sparked by their equipment.  During a planned power shut off, landline