SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego Gas and Electric will not be allowed to raise rates on consumers to pay for the 2007 wildfires.
A judge at the California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday denied SDG&E's application to raise the rates, saying it would put unlimited liability for damages onto utility customers.
A Cal Fire report found SDG&E power lines largely responsible for the wildfires, which destroyed more than 1,300 homes and killed two people.
If SDG&E's application had been approved, rates could have gone up as much as $300 per customer, per year.
"SDG&E can't put the costs of their mistake on the back of the rate payers. And they need to stop it and they need to stop it now," Mike Aguirre of UCAN said.
SDG&E released a statement saying the company is reviewing the ruling and plans to reapply to recovery wildfire costs from customers.
A brush fire that spread over open terrain near the far northwestern reaches of Camp Pendleton Wednesday, threatening homes, has scorched about 700 acres and is now 10 percent contained.
The body of a fallen hero returned home to San Diego Wednesday night, and fellow sailors were there to pay tribute and escort him from the airport to the funeral home in Chula Vista.
Protesters gathered in Rancho Peñasquitos Wednesday night upset over a plan to demolish an affordable housing complex.
Cooler temperatures will continue Thursday with the weather expected to remain stable through the Fourth of July.
We've all been there, standing at our trash and recycling bins wondering, "is it trash or is it recyclable?"
With just days to go before the San Diego County Fair comes to a close for 2017, we are getting a look at all the strange items that ended up in the lost and found.
News 8's Shawn Styles reports from Del Mar with what was left behind.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for an oft-deported Mexican citizen accused of driving drunk and fleeing the scene after blowing through a stop sign and crashing his truck into a car containing a family returning home from a day at Disneyland, seriously injuring a 6-year-old boy.