Local: Bay Area

May 20, 2015

Bay Point Library Gets a Face-lift Thanks to PG&E Volunteers

PG&E volunteers traded pencils for paint brushes and spent the day on May 1 volunteering at Habitat for Humanity’s public library revitalization in Bay Point in Contra Costa County.

May 12, 2015

PG&E Honored for Long-Time Support of Lunar New Year Parade

PG&E has been honored for its long-time support of the Lunar New Year Parade, an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood each year.

May 6, 2015

PG&E, High School Frisbee Team Partner to Promote Digging Safety

Foothill High School’s ultimate Frisbee team in Pleasanton is learning a new set of skills. The Frisbee team and PG&E are building public awareness of PG&E’s 811 Ambassador Program by incorporating the 811 logo onto team equipment and jerseys.

After several years of nesting on PG&E's San Francisco headquarters, a pair of falcons have picked a different spot this year. (Photos by Matt Nauman.)
May 1, 2015

After Many Years at PG&E Office, Falcons Nesting on Different Building This Year

For bird lovers, and those who appreciate the wildness of nature in a completely urban setting, watching the falcons that nest atop PG&E headquarters has become an annual rite of spring. But not this year as the falcons have chosen a different building.

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April 28, 2015

Hammer time! PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Help Build Affordable Housing at Lunchtime

“Help us build this. Here. Now.” That was the message on a sign from PG&E encouraging office workers, tourists and anyone else to spend a half hour helping build door and window frames for 28 new homes for low-income residents. The special Brown Bag Build in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza was held as PG&E celebrates a 10-year solar program partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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April 28, 2015

Habitat for Humanity, PG&E Celebrate Solar Partnership, Host Lunchtime Build

Habitat Greater San Francisco is a non-profit affordable housing developer whose innovative model offers homeownership opportunities to Bay Area residents. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided $9.6 million to help respond to the housing needs of families in Northern and Central California. Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and PG&E will celebrate their decade-long solar partnership by hosting the Brown Bag Build today at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

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April 27, 2015

PG&E Sponsors Robotics Competition, Supports STEM Education

More than 70 teams traveled to Oakland last month to compete in the FIRST® Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship, an annual event that helps young people discover the rewards and excitement of education and careers in science, engineering and technology. PG&E’s Geisha Williams spoke at the event, and PG&E engineers offered tech advice to the student teams.

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April 17, 2015

Second Annual ‘Energy Ideation Lab’ Yields Fresh, Innovative Ideas

More than 60 MBA and undergraduate students came to PG&E’s headquarters on April 10 to explore a compelling challenge: How can PG&E better engage its small and medium business customers on energy efficiency?

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April 16, 2015

PG&E Helps Illuminate Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in San Bruno

When a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came to San Bruno, volunteers asked PG&E for a little assistance. The company was happy to help.

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April 13, 2015

PG&E PowerPathway Students Help Feed the Hungry in Oakland during Month of Service

PG&E employees, retirees and their families are volunteering all around California during April as part of the company’s annual Month of Service. As this video story shows, even prospective employees — those participating in the PowerPathway job-training program — are already giving back. Here’s a look at a recent Month of Service event at the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

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April 3, 2015

PG&E Steps Up to the Plate to Help Novato Little League

When the Novato South Little League needed help, PG&E crews stepped up to the plate and fixed the flagpole before the next game.

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April 2, 2015

Pittsburg, Bay Point and PG&E Add LED Streetlights That Improve Safety, Efficiency

PG&E, the City of Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point announced a collaborative effort today (April 2) to convert approximately 3,500 non-decorative PG&E-owned streetlights to energy efficient and longer-lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.

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April 2, 2015

Rescheduling Planned Outage Keeps Restaurants Happy, Leads to New Ways to Do Business

When a planned power outage proved disruptive during Oakland Restaurant Week, PG&E stepped in to make things right. And it also led to a new way of doing business that will take into account citywide events that will minimize impacts for customers.

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March 30, 2015

PG&E Substation Delivers Electricity and Art to an Oakland Neighborhood

Six months ago, PG&E’s Substation L—located on 20th St in Oakland—had a graffiti problem. Today, thanks to some residents of neighboring Uptown Place, a local artist and PG&E, the substation is now the centerpiece of the busy neighborhood street.

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March 27, 2015

PG&E Helps Marine Mammal Center Celebrate a Milestone, Save Energy with Solar

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito celebrated 40 years of education and rescuing sea animals on Thursday (March 26), and PG&E was on hand to acknowledge its partner.

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