SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — For weeks we’ve been dealing with fires and periods of triple-digit heat, but this week we are facing our first potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of the season. Why now? Along with the heat wave, this week the region will also experience its first significant off-shore wind event of the season. … [Read more...] about What Triggers PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs?
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SANTA ROSA (KPIX) – Across Northern California’s picturesque Wine Country, a patchwork of neighborhoods began Tuesday without electric lights, air conditioning and with refrigerators filled with thawing food as their power had been cut-off in a planned Pacific Gas & Electric outage. … [Read more...] about Public Safety Power Shutoff: Thousands Of Wine Country Residents Awaken In The Dark Without Electrical Power
Dr. V.K. Paul heads a government task force on vaccines and called the partnership a “win-win for India and the world.” He says Tuesday that Russia had asked for assistance to conduct more research, including Phase 3 clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in India. … [Read more...] about The Latest: CEOs pledge safety for coronavirus vaccines
"FDA's guidance and criteria are based on the scientific and medical principles necessary to clearly demonstrate the safety and efficacy of potential Covid-19 vaccines. More specifically, the agency requires that scientific evidence for regulatory approval must come from large, high quality clinical trials that are randomized and observer-blinded, with an expectation of appropriately designed studies with significant numbers of participants across diverse populations," they said. … [Read more...] about US Drug Execs Promise COVID Vaccine Safety Before Seeking Government Approval
Amazon shoppers have recounted frightening malfunctions and close calls in vivid detail: A surge protector turned into a "blowtorch," one father recalled -- saying that flames shot out of the device, which was near his baby's nursery. Phone chargers were said to have burned peoples' hands and legs, and exploding batteries allegedly sprayed chemicals in someone's face. A USB cord burst into flames in a parked car while a toddler was inside, according to one parent. A charger in another car was reported as starting an electrical fire on the freeway, allegedly burning the driver and a jacket. Paper shredders turned on by themselves, according to multiple consumers, and one reportedly blew up in a "fireball," burning someone's arm and singeing the hair off. And a microwave suddenly caught on fire when an 8-year-old went to heat up her macaroni and cheese cup as she had done "a zillion times," a mother claimed, saying she had to take the appliance outside and spray it with a hose. Each of … [Read more...] about Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous — melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Many are still on the market