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A federal bankruptcy court judge rejected Pacific Gas & Electric’s latest attempt to change the state law that requires utilities to pay for the damage caused by wildfires if ignited by their equipment. Utilities used to be able to recoup their losses by raising rates, but two years ago the Public Utilities Commission rejected a request from San Diego Gas & Electric to do so after their equipment sparked major fires in the region. PG&E can still appeal the decision.

Homeless people at the Joe Rodota Trail homeless camp in Santa Rosa now has access to toilets. Portable toilets and hand-washing stations are now at the encampment, which houses at least 170 people. An advocate group worked to get the facilities, which were delivered earlier this week.

Two Sonoma County residents are being identified as the victims of a deadly crash in San Jose. The bodies of 22-year-old Dominique Uribe and 26-year-old Giovanni Broussard was found last week off Highway 101. An investigation shows their vehicle left the highway and started rolling, hitting at least one tree before stopping. It wasn’t immediately known why the vehicle left the road.

The California DMV made millions last year from selling drivers’ personal data. Data obtained by Motherboard, Vice’s tech news site, found the DMV made over 51-million dollars by selling driver’s information to interested parties during 2018 to 2019 fiscal year. Drivers’ names, addresses, and car registration information were some of the data being sold.

Needy families were given plenty of goods after the nation’s largest timed turkey trot in the Bay Area. This is the event’s 15th year and it drew over 22-thousand runners and raised an estimated 900-thousand dollars. According to officials, the race has raised over eight-point-seven-million dollars for five charities over the course of its fifteen years.

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