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Tiburon Peninsula businesses grapple with impacts of power shutoffs

The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. public-safety power shutoff at the end of October threw a wrench in daily operations at businesses across the greater Tiburon Peninsula, including Servino Ristorante. When the electric company cut power to Tiburon, Belvedere and Strawberry Oct. 26 — part of a deliberate shutoff affecting 37 California counties amid high fire danger — Servino’s had to close. By the time power was restored a couple of days later, the Main Street restaurant had lost well over $10,000 in business — and that number doesn’t include product loss, said managing partner Natale Servino. (Rachel Simpson photo / For The Ark)

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