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July 30, 2015

Oakland A’s, PG&E Partner to Take Youths from Underserved Communities Out to the Ballgame

When you’re special guests at an Oakland A’s game, good things happen. Thanks to PG&E’s “A It Forward” program with the Oakland A’s, some youngsters got to tour the press box while others sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during a recent game.

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July 28, 2015

PG&E Educates Day Workers on Importance of Calling 811

Before you start a project that involves digging, you need to call 811. That was the message to day workers during the first of 12 multicultural workshops to be held this year.

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July 22, 2015

PG&E’s Warner Has an Extreme Commitment to Serving Customers in Napa

Scott Warner does everything with a level of intensity and daring that few can muster. Whether it’s snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycle racing or waterskiing, he’s in it to win. He is the latest PG&E employee to be featured in the company’s advertisements.

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July 17, 2015

How a Navy Veteran with No Electrical Experience Became PG&E’s First Lineman Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim McKenna returned to his hometown in Minnesota after a four-year Navy stint where he faced a struggle common to many military veterans. Now what? That was 55 years ago. Earlier this year, the PG&E retiree who provides training to line workers earned a distinguished honor. He’s the first PG&E employee inducted into the International Lineman Hall of Fame.

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July 13, 2015

Commitment to Public Safety Guides Gas Employee Featured in New PG&E Ads

PG&E’s commitment to safety and helping others in the community go hand in hand, and Jamir Dixon is eager to explain how his work as a locate and mark fieldperson brings it all together. “I protect people,” says Dixon, featured in new PG&E ads that remind customers to always call 811 before any digging project.

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July 9, 2015

PG&E Hosts Event in San Ramon to Focus Teen Girls on STEM Careers

PG&E and nonprofit Girls Inc. hosted an event to encourage young girls to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an effort to boost the number of women working in these fields.

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July 8, 2015

PG&E Hosts San Jose Mayor, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO for Mayor’s Town Hall

Important issues — ranging from energy efficiency to helping businesses reduce energy costs — were discussed during a taped Town Hall Meeting with PG&E’s Helen Burt and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

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July 7, 2015

PG&E, First Responders, Honored in Annual Fourth of July Parade

Napa residents celebrate patriotism and show gratitude for first responders during the annual Fourth of July Parade.

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July 6, 2015

PG&E Partners with NBA Champions to Revamp Basketball Courts for Local Youth

Hundreds of small feet — and some very large, championship feet — pounded the pavement to celebrate newly refurbished courts at Verdese Carter Park in Oakland. As this video shows, PG&E was there along with city officials and two members of the NBA championship Golden State Warriors.

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July 6, 2015

PG&E Leader Provides At-Risk Youth Three Steps to Achieving Their Dreams

Dream big. Build your brand. Never quit. That’s the advice PG&E’s Vincent Davis recently gave to a group of Oakland students who recently visited the utility’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco.

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July 2, 2015

Vets Learn about Job Opportunities at PG&E-Sponsored Career Fair at Sonoma NASCAR Race

There was more than just racing happening at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma. As this video shows, veterans got a boost to their post-military careers at a PG&E-sponsored job fair attended by NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski.

PG&E's Helen Burt, left, awards a Bright Minds scholarship to James Alexander as Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf looks on. (Photos by Auintard Henderson.)
July 1, 2015

PG&E Awards Bright Minds Scholarship to Oakland Student

Called a shining example of Oakland’s best and brightest students, James Alexander has won a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship worth up to $100,000. The budding biology student will attend the University of California, Irvine, this fall.

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June 29, 2015

Record Number of PG&E Employees March in San Francisco Pride Parade

A record 500-plus PG&E employees marched in the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade through the streets of downtown San Francisco. Said one employee: “To see the support at all levels and their families is pretty amazing.”

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June 23, 2015

PG&E Delays Construction Project after Discovery of Golden Eagles

When PG&E’s Johnnie Kinard looked into the sky at a construction project, he saw two golden eagles. That led to delaying the project until after the nesting season, another example of how the utility protects birds.

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June 19, 2015

PG&E Helps Energize Spirited Victory Parade for Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ championship run energized the entire Bay Area, and PG&E returned the favor today, providing trucks and volunteers to help make the big parade as successful as the season.

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