Fireworks and firearms have preoccupied Dr. Wattson and She\u2019lock in the usually quiet confines of 221B Baker St. As the scribe, as well as a gun-toting ex-military person, even I and She\u2019lock were alarmed after receiving unofficial reports that California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Protection & Safety Division Brigadier General Director Jack Hagan allegedly carried a concealed weapon with him to his day job at the CPUC in San Francisco. That claim has yet to be verified. But, shortly before that allegation hit the local news, Michelle Cooke, commission administrative services director, sent a memo to staff reiterating that no weapons are allowed in the workplace. I contacted the state Dept. of General Services, which is in charge of the state property. With my trusty notepad, leaving the revolver at the flat, I found the agency is tasked with maintaining, operating, leasing, building and selling state properties. Ken Hunt, Dept. of General Services spokesperson, added its responsibilities do not include security. Hunt recommended contacting the California Highway Patrol about state law and policy regarding non police or peace officer employees bringing guns\/knives into state office buildings. While waiting to speak to one of its officers, I perused the Highway Patrol website, discovering an interesting factoid. That is, contrary to some claims, a pregnant woman does not qualify as two persons under the high occupancy vehicle lane law. \u201cCalifornia law requires that in order to utilize the HOV lane, there must be two (or, if posted, three) separate individuals occupying seats in a vehicle. Until your \u2018passenger\u201d is capable of riding in his or her own seat, you cannot count them,\u201d it states. I tossed the hot potato to the CHP. The patroller potato caught the message, informing me that the agency does not have authority over the carrying or using a weapon on state property for non-peace officers. She said a weapons incident would involve the local police and possibly the Federal Bureau of Investigation\u2014and beyond the purview of Scotland Yard. The Oakland police, I find, are investigating a nighttime armed robbery of a Pacific Gas & Electric crew working in a trench near the infamous Fruitvale BART station. A trio of young men in hoodies allegedly robbed the PG&E crew of their wallets and fled. The workers were not harmed. PG&E is offering a $10,000 reward to those who help find the suspects of the June 25 robbery.