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Press Conf At PG&E Blast Site In San Bruno-Padilla Calls For Prosecution
Date Thursday October 28
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Claremont St. and Vermont St. San Bruno
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorDina Padilla For Insurance Commissioner
Dina Padilla, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner will be holding a press conference at the site of the PG&E gas blast and fire on Thursday October 28th at 11:00 AM. She is calling for criminal prosecution of PG&E corporate executives for their criminal malfeasance in failing to protect the residents of San Bruno.

10/28 Thursday Press Conference At PG&E Blast Site In San Bruno-Insurance Commissioner Candidate Padilla Demands Prosecution Of PG&E Executives

Prosecute PG&E Executives For Criminal Negligence

Thursday October 28, 2010 Press Conference

11:00 AM Claremont St. and Vermont St. San Bruno,-122.463849&sspn=0.006287,0.020299&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Claremont+Dr+%26+Vermont+Way,+San+Bruno,+San+Mateo,+California+94066

Join Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner Dina Padilla

12:20 Noon at Skyline College Cafeteria where Padilla will be talking to students and staff about the PG&E explosion and the need for single payer healthcare and the elimination of the insurance
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3300 College Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698

The PG&E gas line blast on September 9, 2010 killed 8 people and
destroyed 37 homes as well as injuring many in the community. This catastrophe
was not an accident but the criminal negligence of PG&E executives
who put profits before the health and safety of the community. They
had collected over $5 million to repair this aging pipe but they spent
it someplace else. Additionally they refuse to allow the interrogation of
all employees. In fact IBEW Local 1245 gas maintenance worker Mike
Wiseman complained about improper safety training and was retaliated
This must be made a crime yet PG&E executives are still
doing damage control with the support of the Democrats and Republicans
The corporate controlled California Public Utility Commission refused to
enforce safety rules and the National Transportation Safety Board is
even under a Democratic president and Democratic Congress with
Barbara Boxer as a leader is run by the oil and gas companies.
Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner
Dina Padilla will outline why she is supporting criminal prosecution to make PG&E bosses
personally accountable and responsible for the deaths and construction.
She also supports public control and ownership of the energy utilities in California.
The profits of this utility should go to the people of California instead of the millionaires.
Following the press conference Insurance Commissioner candidate Dina Padilla will be speaking to
students and staff at Skyline Community College and will discuss why they facing
increasing attacks on their right to an education by increasing fees as well as the PG&E explosion
and the need for single payer healthcare for students and all people.

9/13/2010 Press Release: CA Insurance Commissioner P&F Candidate Padilla Calls For Criminal Negligence Investigation And Charges Against PG&E In San Bruno Blast
Statement From CA Insurance Commissioner Candidate Dina Padilla On San Bruno PG&E Explosion

I give my condolences to the families and community in San Bruno who have been traumatized and suffered with deaths, injuries and the destruction of their homes and community.
As a candidate for Insurance Commissioner in the State Of California I believe that evidence is clear that PG&E is criminally negligent since many residents had told them for weeks ahead of the explosion that there were serious gas fumes coming out of the ground. One resident reported today that on July 4, 2010 their family had made reports to PG& E about the gas leak.
As candidate for Insurance Commissioner I believe that PG&E is criminally negligent and is incapable in properly defending the lives and property of California residents.
It is unacceptable and an outrage to me and the people of California. I call on the the California Attorney General to investigate this incident and to file criminal charges against the owners and executives of PG&E. They need to pay personally for the deaths and injuries in this terrible incident. I also support action to municipalize the PG&E utility under public control and for it to be run for the working people of California.
I support Eminent Domain action by the State Of California to take control of this out of control utility operation. In a previous gas explosion in Sacramento area Rancho Cordova in December 2008, Wilbert Paana was killed and the National Transportation Safety Board found them responsible yet this board did not require that there be a full scale investigation of all gas transmission lines of PG&E in California.
The corporate take-over of the California PUC, the NTSB by PG&E is part and parcel of the deregulation of industry by both the Democrats and Republicans. While refusing to properly protect the public, PG&E executives have tens of millions of dollars to spend on ballot propositions.
This corporation only this year spent more than $50 million of utility user funds to support Proposition 16 in a ballot initiative to prevent local communities from municipalizing the operations of this out of control utility. Apparently it has money to push propositions profiting this utility monopoly but is criminally negligent in making sure the system is safe for the people of San Bruno and California. It is time that these corporate criminals be put on trial and that control of this utility be put under the control of the people of California.
I also call for full compensation of the residents of the San Bruno disaster and a public hearing about the causes of this explosion so it does not happen again to any more communities in California. We cannot afford to wait for the next explosion with further deaths and destruction.

Dina Padilla
Peace and Freedom Party Candidate For California Insurance Commissioner

Dina J. Padilla
Contact Information and Informative Websites:
Phone: 916.725.2673
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 25th, 2010 8:18 PM
§PG&E Crimes
by Dina Padilla For Insurance Commissioner Monday Oct 25th, 2010 8:18 PM
This is the deadly damage done by the criminal negligence of PG&E corporate executives at San Bruno where residents were killed and injured because of their failure to inform residents of dangers and properly maintain the gas line.
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