Sunday, February 07, 2016

SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

ABSTRACT: In the SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is charged with one count of obstruction of an agency proceeding in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1505, and 27 separate counts of violations of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (PSA).  ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR MULTIPLICITY (filed 12/23/15):  The Court GRANTS PG&E’s Motion to Dismiss for Multiplicity: Counts 3, 7, 8, 10-14, 16-18, and 20-23.  Ergo, fifteen counts dismissed of total twenty-eight counts.
Filed 07-30-14
SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT

REFERENCES: Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Judge dismisses half of criminal counts against PG&E
Updated 6:04 pm, Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION: Consideration of Dismissal of the Executive Director, February 10, 2016

ABSRACT; On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the California Coastal Commission is scheduled to consider Agenda Item 8, Consideration of Dismissal of the Executive Director. Consideration and possible action to dismiss the Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(a), after the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commission may deliberate regarding this item in closed session. If the Commission takes any action during closed session to dismiss the Executive Director, the roll call vote will be reported publicly when the Commission reconvenes in open session.   Background Information and a Path Forward by Charles Lester, Executive Director, and Comments Received, including Written Correspondence (49 pages) between January 25 and February 5, 2016 and Electronic Comments (18,489 pages) between January 23 and February 4, 2016 and Chief Counsel Memorandum, are featured.
NOTE: Wednesday Location Changed to:
Morro Bay Community
Center Auditorium
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, CA 93442

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION

      8. Consideration of Dismissal of the Executive Director
         Comments Received  Chief Counsel Memo
    Consideration and possible action to dismiss the Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(a), after the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commission may deliberate regarding this item in closed session. If the Commission takes any action during closed session to dismiss the Executive Director, the roll call vote will be reported publicly when the Commission reconvenes in open session

9. Selection Process for Executive Director
If necessary, consideration and possible action regarding the selection process for a new Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission.

10.  Selection of Interim Executive Director or Executive Director 
If necessary, at an appropriate time during the meeting, the Commission may meet in closed session to consider the appointment of an Interim Executive Director or a new Executive Director pursuant to Government Code § 11126(a). If the Commission takes any action during closed session to appoint an Interim Executive Director or new Executive Director, the roll call vote will be reported publicly when the Commission reconvenes in open session.

E-mail correspondence concerning Items 8-10
may be sent to StatusOfExecutiveDirector@coastal.ca.gov
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
February 4, 2016
TO: California Coastal Commission and Interested Parties
FROM: Charles Lester, Executive Director
SUBJECT: W8 – Background Information and a Path Forward
M E M O R A N D U M
February 6, 2016
TO: California Coastal Commissioners
Interested Members of the Public
FROM: Christopher Pederson, Chief Counsel
RE: Hearing on Consideration of Potential Dismissal of the Executive Director
(for the Commission Meeting of February 10, 2016)

REFERENCES:
Coastal Commission chief defends his record as panel moves to fire him
Tony Barboza Contact Reporter Los Angeles Times
FEBRUARY 5, 2016

35 former members of California Coastal Commission oppose effort to oust executive director
Dan Weikel and Tony Barboza Contact Reporters Los Angeles Times
FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Coastal Commission chief Charles Lester responds to firing threat
By Peter Fimrite SFGATE
Updated 1:23 pm, Saturday, February 6, 2016

Staff turmoil shakes powerful California coastal agency
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, AP
Jan. 20, 2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016

ORDER REGARDING BIFURCATION OF THE ALTERNATIVE FINES ACT ALLEGATIONS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

Filed 02-02-16
ORDER REGARDING BIFURCATION OF THE ALTERNATIVE FINES ACT
ALLEGATIONS

Calendar for: Judge Thelton E. Henderson
Courtroom 2, 17th Floor/Courtroom 12, 19th Floor
Courtroom Deputy: Tana Ingle
Monday, Mar 7 2016
03:00PM
- Pretrial Conference - Courtroom 2, 17th Floor
3:14-cr-00175-TEH - USA v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Motion Hearing
Motion in Limine
3:14-cr-00175-TEH-1 - USA v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pretrial Conference


REFERENCE:
Courthouse News Service
By NICHOLAS IOVINO 
Thursday, February 04, 2016

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR ERRONEOUS LEGAL INSTRUCTIONS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

Filed 12-23-15
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR ERRONEOUS LEGAL INSTRUCTIONS

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE AN OFFENSE: COUNT ONE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

Filed 12-23-15
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE AN OFFENSE: COUNT ONE 

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR MULTIPLICITY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

Filed 12-23-15
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR MULTIPLICITY 

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE AN OFFENSE: COUNTS 2-28 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 14-cr-00175-TEH

Filed 12-23-15
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE AN OFFENSE: COUNTS 2-28