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April 22, 2014

PG&E Donates to Science and Wildlife Center at Earth Day Festivities

A spinning vortex of water, molting dragons and flashing lights sound like features from upcoming summer blockbusters, but they’re actually part of exhibits at an interactive science and wildlife center for children and families.

April 22, 2014

PG&E Honored by Baseball-Themed Nonprofit that Helps Children Read

PG&E President Chris Johns was honored at San Francisco RBI’s recent All-Star Dinner, where community leaders gathered to support the nonprofit’s integrated reading, baseball, softball and technology program.

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April 16, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Food Bank during Month of Service

PG&E volunteers recently gathered at the SF-Marin Food Bank as one of the many Month of Service community projects. As this video shows, their work helped to feed many hungry people.

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April 14, 2014

Falcons Eggs Hatch on Top of PG&E Headquarters

Falcons have been nesting atop PG&E’s headquarters for more than a decade. Today, the eggs hatched.

April 10, 2014

PG&E to Provide Electric Service to Former Hercules Municipal Utility Customers

PG&E will begin providing electric service to approximately 800 former Hercules Municipal Utility (HMU) customers starting today (April 10). The acquisition by PG&E marks the end of a long process to sell HMU to a utility company with the ability to provide electric services on a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective basis.

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April 9, 2014

Magic Johnson Joins PG&E in Applauding Supplier Diversity Achievements

PG&E honored the employees who helped the company set a record for spending on diverse suppliers in 2013. And, one of those suppliers, basketball hall of famer and businessman Magic Johnson, took part in the event.

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April 8, 2014

University Students Inspire PG&E through First-of-Its-Kind Competition

Nearly 60 students from 12 universities across PG&E’s service area spent the day at PG&E rolling up their sleeves to answer a critical question: Given the diversity of PG&E’s customer base, what are the best ways for PG&E to engage its customers on energy efficiency? The event was facilitated by Net Impact, a global nonprofit that empowers a new generation to work within and beyond business for a sustainable future.

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April 7, 2014

California Drought Makes PG&E’s Water Conservation Showcase More Vital than Ever

Every year for more than a decade, PG&E has hosted a daylong conference to encourage developers, architects and other building professionals to become more energy efficient by conserving water. And this year’s event may have been the most important one yet due to one big issue: California’s drought.

April 7, 2014

PG&E Wins Award from Chamber of Commerce

PG&E recently received the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Service Teamwork Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award. The recognition came on March 22 at the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 STAR Awards Gala.

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April 2, 2014

PG&E Helps Light Up Monument That Pays Tribute to Humanitarians

A treasured Oakland artwork — the “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity” monument — now can be seen at night, thanks to PG&E, which funded the lighting project that was unveiled this week.

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April 1, 2014

PG&E Matches Diversity Scholarship during César Chávez Ceremony at JFK University

PG&E Vice President Ezra Garrett joined César Chávez’ grandson at an event at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. “The future is now,” said Garrett. “Lead today.” He made a surprise announcement that PG&E would provide funds for a scholarship.

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March 21, 2014

Veterans Make Great Employees, PG&E Director Says

There are three reasons that PG&E likes to hire veterans, a company official said during a keynote address at an “Honoring Women Veterans” event at Los Positas College on Thursday. They understand the meaning of service, realize the importance of training and know how to work effectively as a team, said Mary King, a PG&E senior director and chief of staff to President Chris Johns.

March 21, 2014

PG&E Gas Employee Also a Playoff-Winning High School Basketball Coach

Every morning, Mike Boles goes to work at PG&E leading a team that’s ensuring safe gas pipeline welds. After work, he heads to a gym where he leads another team — a state championship game-bound high school girls’ basketball team in Napa.

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March 19, 2014

As Silicon Valley Grows, PG&E Adds Electric Capacity While Improving Reliability

Santa Clara County was a very different area more than 50 years ago when PG&E built its El Patio substation. Hence the need for more electric capacity in one of California’s fastest growing counties. And that’s exactly what PG&E did in the Silicon Valley city of Campbell by upgrading a substation to improve reliability for 50,000 customers.

March 12, 2014

PG&E Named Corporate Citizen of Year by PAL

PG&E has been named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the San Mateo Police Activities League. The recognition came on March 7 during the 16th Annual Lights and Sirens Awards and Recognition Dinner

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