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November 17, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Spread Holiday Joy

PG&E employees, their families and friends volunteered their time in support of the non-profit Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. More than 100 volunteers joined Santa Claus, Blinky the Reindeer and PG&E’s own Helmet mascot in crafting and creating ornaments that will be used to decorate the PG&E Christmas tree on Nov. 28.

November 10, 2014

PG&E Supports Literacy Through ‘Bikes for Books’ Contribution at Shearer Elementary

PG&E representatives presented a $2,500 charitable contribution to support Shearer Elementary School’s annual “Bikes for Books” event on Friday (Nov. 7). PG&E’s contribution will promote literacy through the purchase of books for the school’s student body ages five through 12. More than 600 teachers, families and students attended the event.

November 10, 2014

PG&E Upgrading Gas Pipeline in East Hills Neighborhood

PG&E has started work to upgrade 1,800 feet of natural gas pipeline in the East Hills neighborhood of San Jose along Dale Drive. The new natural gas distribution line will increase service reliability for the growing area. The project is expected to be completed Dec. 1.

November 7, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Box Thousands of Green Apples for a Good Cause

When you volunteer at a food bank you never know what you’ll sort.Today it’s Granny Smith apples. Tomorrow it could be pears. This week, some 20 PG&E employees volunteered their time to package food at the SF-Marin Food Bank.

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November 7, 2014

Navy Provided Focus for PG&E’s David Roberts

Leading up to Veterans Day on Tuesday, we’re sharing stories of PG&E employees who have served in the military. Today’s profile is David Roberts, a U.S. Navy veteran who works for PG&E in San Ramon.

September 23, 2014

PG&E Finishes in Top Three at SF International Dragon Boat Festival

PG&E’s Power Dragons finished in the top three of their division in the 19th annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, which was held Sept. 20-21 on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. But the real winners were two local charities who benefited from the company’s participation: the California Dragon Boat Association’s (CDBA) Youth Dragon Boat Program and Self Help for the Elderly.

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September 22, 2014

PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility Still Vital at 90

The 65 employees who work at PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility repair electrical equipment, test rubber gloves to keep line workers safe and responsibly recycle old oil-filled transformers. As this video story shows, important work happens at a facility that has been around for nearly a century.

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September 12, 2014

Lost Dog, Rescued at PG&E Project Site, Gets New Home

Here’s a story with a happy ending. A dog found abandoned at a PG&E project site was rescued and now has new owners and a new name.

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September 8, 2014

City of Napa, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thank PG&E for Quake Response

PG&E’s response to the Aug. 24 earthquake has earned thanks from city leaders in Napa as well as the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper.

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August 27, 2014

PG&E Continues Work with Customers in Aftermath of Napa Earthquake

PG&E employees spent Tuesday (Aug. 26) going door-to-door, talking to customers and checking for gas leaks – two days after an earthquake struck the Napa area.

August 26, 2014

PG&E, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Share Back-to-School Safety Lesson

With children of all ages going back to school, PG&E teamed up with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office in Redwood City on August 21 to provide safety reminders for families across Northern and Central California.

August 24, 2014

American Canyon Earthquake Update

PG&E is working to restore power to approximately 30,000 customers following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered in American Canyon, Calif.

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August 22, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Preserve a Piece of ‘The Rock’

Staffers from the PG&E Academy, the utility’s skills training and development arm, volunteer for numerous community events throughout the year. That includes Aug. 14, when 16 Academy employees spent four hours tending to the gardens on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island.

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August 20, 2014

Concord Employees Protect Public from Live Wire

Imagine going out for lunch, sitting down, and before taking a bite, you hear a loud noise outside. A large truck had hit a utility pole, causing a transformer to crash to the ground and leaving a live electrical wire dangling at the side of the pole. That experience recently happened to two PG&E office workers, who immediately took action to protect bystanders.

August 19, 2014

PG&E Working on Pipe Replacement Project in Union City and Fremont

PG&E is working on a project to replace an eight-inch natural gas distribution feeder main that runs from Union City to Fremont, improving system safety and reliability.

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