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January 17, 2017

Nonprofit That Supports Families of Children with Down Syndrome Wins PG&E-Sponsored ‘Favorite Charities’ Contest

When doctors told Nathan and Crystal Leiser their third child would likely be born with Down syndrome, they reacted with shock. But any concern turned to comfort as they were introduced to Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, a longtime nonprofit that’s the winner of this year’s “Bay Area’s Favorite Charities Contest,” sponsored by PG&E.

January 13, 2017

PG&E Helps Minimize Effect of School Power Outage with Personal Touch

Students at Alta Vista Elementary School attended classes without power on Wednesday. School district officials said PG&E’s constant updates and personal communication helped make the power outage easier to handle.

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January 9, 2017

PG&E Storm Response Includes Planning for Next Wave

About 3,500 company employees and contractors responded in the aftermath of a major winter storm that pummeled PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area over the weekend. And more stormy weather is on the way.

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December 22, 2016

PG&E Helps Fill Toy Shortfall for Underserved Children

After Sacred Heart Community Service Center in San Jose discovered there was a shortage of 3,000 toys to distribute to children in need, PG&E stepped up and pledged to match community donations up to $10,000 to fill the gap.

December 21, 2016

PG&E Completes Gas Safety Work, Adds Trail, Trees

Recently-completed work in the Marin Valley Mobile Country Club, a senior community, now makes the area near PG&E’s gas transmission pipeline safer and more easily accessible for first responders and repair crews.

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December 14, 2016

Community Unites to Build Playground in Aftermath of Oakland Tragedy

In the city’s Lake Merritt neighborhood, dozens of PG&E employees worked together to build a playground in less than six hours. Participants say the playground is something positive for a grieving city.

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December 13, 2016

San Jose Family Receives Keys to Energy-Efficient Home

Hermon Welde has never had her own bedroom. For several years, the 12-year-old girl’s parents and two younger brothers have been packed into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. That changed last week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity, PG&E and other partners.

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December 8, 2016

PG&E Helps Light the Holidays at Former State Capitol

In Solano County, the building that once housed the state capitol is popular with visitors, especially during the Christmas season. But something was missing this year. Where were the holiday lights? Enter PG&E.

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December 7, 2016

Hercules First City to Go Solar with PG&E’s Solar Choice Program

Hercules is the first city to adopt PG&E’s Solar Choice program for key facilities including traffic controllers, lights and signals as well as the city’s sewer system. PG&E’s Solar Choice allows customers to go solar without installing panels.

December 7, 2016

PG&E Partners with Unity Council, American Red Cross to Bring Relief to Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Along with the American Red Cross and the Unity Council, PG&E today (Dec. 7) announced plans to bring relief to victims of this past weekend’s Oakland warehouse fire.

PG&E employees took turns painting, building and decorating a Snoopy-themed playhouse that will help raise money to build homes for families in need.
November 21, 2016

PG&E Employees build Playhouse for Christmas in the Park

For the third consecutive year, San Jose’s Christmas in the Park challenged PG&E to compete with other companies to see who could build the most creative playhouse as part of a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

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November 7, 2016

Former Marine Responsible for Protecting Others Does the Same at PG&E

More than a year ago, former U.S. Marine Farron Drylie graduated from PG&E’s PowerPathway program. The staff sergeant was the first active military member to take the training. As this video shows, Drylie was responsible for protecting and serving others. And that’s still the case as he’s now helping PG&E’s gas safety mission.

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November 7, 2016

PG&E Teams with Golden State Warriors on Beautification Project for San Francisco Neighbors

Smiling from ear to ear, dozens of youngsters filled the basketball court at Irving M. Scott School for a moment that will likely leave a lasting impression. David West of the Golden State Warriors tipped off a youth basketball clinic on the recently renovated neighborhood basketball court, a project that came together with the help of PG&E.

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November 3, 2016

Students Going to Kenya, Part of PG&E Solar Suitcase Program

Amy Hua and Kyle Mondina will travel to Kenya in February with WE Charity to help deliver Solar Suitcases to communities in need. The trip, part of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase program, is part of a service-learning partnership with We Share Solar.

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October 31, 2016

PG&E Calibration Team Ensures Tools Measure Up

Behind every measurement is a tool. And at PG&E, there are a lot of tools — an estimated 30,000 in all. Whether they’re on trucks or on tool belts, they help the company provide safe and reliable energy. As this video shows, a calibration team in San Ramon ensures the tools accurately measure what they’re supposed to measure.

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