Local: Bay Area

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July 25, 2014

A Private Person, PG&E Lineman Terry Washington Gains Celebrity Status in TV Ads

Customers ask PG&E’s Terry Washington to pose for pictures with them and his mother doesn’t have to wait in line at the DMV. Such are the perks for the Richmond lineman since he was featured in a PG&E TV commercial. As he describes,he’s had to get adjusted to all this attention.

July 22, 2014

PG&E, Marin Fire Safe Council Team to Prevent Wildfires

PG&E and the Marin Fire Safe Council today (July 22) announced a partnership to help prevent wildfires in the Inverness area.

July 18, 2014

Residents See Increased Work as PG&E Enhances Integrity, Reliability of Gas System

Crews to perform hydrostatic pressure testing in San Rafael and San Anselmo communities as part of ongoing effort to ensure gas pipeline safety and reliability.

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July 16, 2014

PG&E Scholarship Sends Oakland Student to Leadership Program in Washington

Oakland High School student Donzahniya Pitre joined about 50 other young women at the six-day Young Women’s Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to give participants the tools needed for a career in political leadership.

July 11, 2014

PG&E-Supported Lab Will Allow Energy Efficiency Tests Before Buildings are Constructed

On Thursday on the UC Berkeley campus, U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman was joined by dignitaries from across many industries, including PG&E, to officially launch FLEXLAB – the first test bed in the world that will test, in real-life conditions, the most cutting-edge commercial energy efficiency technology available.

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June 30, 2014

Lowell High Graduate Surprised at PG&E Headquarters with News She Won Bright Minds Scholarship

Bernice Liu will study civil engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo this fall. Today, the graduate of Lowell High in San Francisco learned that a PG&E Bright Minds scholarship will help her pay for her education. PG&E Executive Vice President Geisha Williams surprised Liu with the news.

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June 30, 2014

Substation Upgrades Will Benefit Customers, Improve Reliability

In addition to the substation upgrades, PG&E worked with the city officials to improve the aesthetics of the nearby Temescal neighborhood.

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June 25, 2014

Peninsula Roots Run Deep for PG&E’s Alonzo Lopez

Alonzo Lopez will have been with PG&E for 30 years in December. He’s one of the employees featured in local TV ads, where his humility, heart and sense of humor comes through.

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June 23, 2014

PG&E’s PowerPathway Works with Cypress Mandela to Train Next-Gen Utility Workers

PG&E works with the Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland to build skills for the next generation of utility workers. The PowerPathway program has been recognized for its success in preparing students for new careers in the energy industry.

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June 16, 2014

High School Students in Napa Teach Physics of Alternative Energy

In Napa, high school students are teaching the physics of alternative energy to kindergartners and first graders. It’s an innovative program that relies on the power of hands-on learning. And teachers say it’s only possible due to the support of PG&E.

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June 12, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Build a Playground in San Martin

Last weekend, PG&E volunteers rolled up their sleeves, donned their work boots and gloves, and built an entire playground from the ground up. The utility provided the funding and the labor to make the local kids dream playground a reality.

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June 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Fuels Solar Energy Lesson for Fourth-Graders

Thanks to a PG&E Bright Ideas grant, Holly Oak Elementary teacher Bryan Feci recently taught his fourth-grade class in San Jose all about solar energy.

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June 6, 2014

PG&E Joins Warriors to Revitalize a San Francisco Basketball Court

PG&E, in partnership with the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation, hit nothing but net with a recent renovation of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission District of the city. Past and present Warriors players and other special guests celebrated the project this week.

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June 6, 2014

Surprise! PG&E Awards Big Scholarship to Budding Electrical Engineer

High school senior Ignatious Hoh was giving a robotics demonstration to elementary school students in Pleasanton when visitors from PG&E showed up. His face dropped when he found out the reason they were there — to present him with a $20,000-a-year college scholarship.

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June 5, 2014

Student Heads Off to Stanford with PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

Lauren Killingsworth sat down for a big test at Tamalpais High in Mill Valley on Wednesday. But before she could answer the first question, she was surprised with balloons and the announcement that she was a winner of a 2014 PG&E Bright Minds scholarship.

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