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April 24, 2017

PG&E 811 Outreach in North Bay Aims to Reduce Dig-Ins

With the onset of spring weather comes more outdoor digging and construction and PG&E is working to ensure that workers and customers understand the importance of calling 811 before digging.

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April 18, 2017

Interns with Developmental Disabilities Get Work Experience at PG&E

For four hours a day, five days a week, Connie is an intern with PG&E. She handles numerous administrative duties, including tracking communications and updating databases (she’s also proficient at PowerPoint). She’s one of four PG&E interns through a program that supports individuals with developmental disabilities to meet the challenges of adulthood while achieving personal goals and lifelong success.

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April 17, 2017

PG&E Retiree Honored for Teaching African-American Children the ‘Cowboy Code’

When Odest Logan retired after 37 years working on the gas side with PG&E, he truly rode off into the sunset — but that wasn’t the last we’d hear of him. These days he’s helping a new generation of African-American children in the East Bay by introducing them to the love of horses and the “Cowboy Code.”

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April 6, 2017

PG&E and California Cities Surpass Energy-Saving Goals for Step Up and Power Down Initiative

Five cities participating in Step Up and Power Down surpassed their energy-saving goals. As this video shows, the initiative was built on the premise that small action can add up to a big impact for California’s sustainable future.

Day laborers and farmworkers learned about the importance of calling 811 before beginning any digging project during a workshop in Berkeley.
March 28, 2017

Day Laborers, Farmworkers Learn Importance of Calling 811 Prior to Digging

A workshop in Berkeley this week helped educate day laborers and farmworkers about the importance of the free Call Before You Dig program and stressed the potential dangers of not taking the time to make the 811 call.

March 27, 2017

PG&E Donates $40,000 to Help San Jose Flood Victims

After hundreds of families’ homes flooded in the South Bay following a torrential storm in late February, PG&E employees stepped in to help them recover. Working with the City of San José and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, PG&E donated $20,000 to the relief fund set up for flood victims.

March 15, 2017

PG&E Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps Area to Enhance Customer Safety

Novato residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews working in their neighborhoods this week as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable natural gas provider in the country.

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March 13, 2017

PG&E Hosts 14th Annual Water Conservation Showcase

Despite an abundant amount of rain this year, water is still a limited resource. Next week, leading experts will present on the most pressing water issues and challenges related to building in the state at PG&E’s 14th annual Water Conservation Showcase.

March 13, 2017

PG&E Contractors Inspecting 90,000 Power Poles

As part of PG&E’s ongoing efforts to provide safe and reliable service to customers, contractors for the energy company will begin performing routine power pole inspections in cities and unincorporated areas throughout Sonoma County.

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March 1, 2017

PG&E, Boston Properties Partner on West’s Tallest Office Building

Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco is no ordinary building. So it couldn’t have an ordinary energy profile, either. The tower will be the tallest office building west of the Mississippi when it opens this fall. The building’s electric load will be as much as eight megawatts – enough to power 1,000 single-family homes.

February 24, 2017

How PG&E Prepared for Northern California’s Powerful President’s Day Weekend Storm

PG&E prepared for last weekend’s brutal storm using the company’s storm outage predication models to coordinate staffing and station mobile command units, and the company worked with partners Aggreko to have back-up generators ready in Benicia.

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February 13, 2017

Customers Learn About Energy Affordability at 2017 Lunar New Year Parade

PG&E and its employees took part in the 2017 Lunar New Year Parade in downtown San Francisco where visitors also learned about and signed up for the company’s energy saving programs.

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February 9, 2017

Leader Named to ‘40 Under 40’ List for Directing PG&E’s Charitable, Volunteer Programs

Take risks. Be authentic. Seize opportunities that help you grow. Those are Ananda Baron’s ingredients for success, and she knows something about success. The PG&E senior director of community relations is among the winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” awards, which recognizes some of the most successful young professionals in the Bay Area.

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February 1, 2017

PG&E North Bay Employees Dig into the Napa Vine Trail, Plant Trees

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition got a little help from PG&E employees who took time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help plant 33 new trees

January 31, 2017

PG&E Among First Energy Companies to Implement Earthquake Early Warning Technology

PG&E is working with private and publicly-funded technology technology developers to begin using earthquake early warning technology as part of its seismic response efforts. It’s just the latest example of the company’s dedication to a committed, proactive approach to emergency preparedness.

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