Local: Bay Area


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August 31, 2015

PG&E Completes Overnight Repairs to Transmission Towers Severely Damaged by Third Party in Burlingame

PG&E crews completed temporary repairs to high-voltage electric transmission equipment in Burlingame early this morning (Aug. 31) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment last Friday night, closing Highway 101.

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August 30, 2015

Section of Highway 101 Closed Overnight as PG&E Continues Repairs to Transmission Towers Damaged by Third Party

PG&E crews began replacing high-voltage electric transmission wires across Highway 101 in Burlingame tonight (Aug. 30) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment on Friday night.

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August 25, 2015

PG&E Joins Napa Strong Event One Year after 6.0 Quake, Donates Emergency Response Truck

Local leaders, residents and business owners came together to reflect on the events of a year ago and to celebrate the resiliency and strength of the community in the wake of a natural disaster. The Napa earthquake lasted just 26 seconds, but caused damage that still remains today.

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August 21, 2015

PG&E Joins Community Leaders in Opening New Electric Control Center

PG&E opened its new state-of-the-art electric Distribution Control Center in Concord. The $40 million, high-tech facility will help manage PG&E’s more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines that serve nearly 16 million Californians.

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August 17, 2015

Downtown Boutique Gets PG&E Chic

With a little creativity and the help of PG&E’s local team in Sonoma, one small-business owner successfully capitalized on the recent construction work taking place outside her storefront.

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August 14, 2015

PG&E Joins Mayor to Unveil ‘We Are Built in San Jose’ Initiative

This week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo unveiled his “We Are Built in San Jose” initiative, developed to strengthen manufacturing in San Jose. Together, with PG&E and city staff, the mayor shared his vision to broaden prosperity and create a pathway to middle-class jobs.

August 11, 2015

Better to Be Safe than Sorry, Reminds Gas Locate and Mark Employee

By Nick Smith SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E is using today – Aug. 11 or 8/11 – to remind customers about the importance of calling 811 before starting any…

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August 11, 2015

Santa Clara County Supervisors Declare Aug. 11 Safe Digging Day

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation today (Aug. 11) to remind residents to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. On hand were employees representing the utility, including a lineman and gas crew leader.

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August 6, 2015

PG&E’s Female Engineers Take Part in Social Media Campaign to Help Break Tech Stereotypes

Female engineers at PG&E are helping to squash stereotypes as part of social media campaign that has caught on fast and is changing perceptions about working engineers.

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August 5, 2015

PG&E Reminds Residents of Gas, Electric Safety at National Night Out Event

PG&E employees joined customers and other first responders during San Francisco’s National Night Out this week to talk about the importance of gas and electric safety.

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August 4, 2015

After Competition and Family Fun, Linemen Find Out Who is Going to Kansas

Part Olympics and part outdoor festival, the fourth annual PG&E/IBEW Lineman’s Rodeo featured more than 90 competitors showing off the skills that help provide safe, reliable and affordable service to customers.

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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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