Local: Central Coast


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September 13, 2017

PG&E’s Economic Development Rate Saves Money for Airplane Seat Manufacturer

When most of us choose an airline seat, we’re focused on getting an aisle or window seat. But for 1,200 people in Santa Maria, a lot more thought goes into airline seats — in fact, it’s their livelihood. Find out how PG&E helped this employer save money, helping keep jobs in this Santa Barbara County city.

July 13, 2017

NRC Finds Diablo Canyon Operated Safely in 2016

The federal oversight agency held a public meeting on Wednesday where it delivered Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s annual report card and concluded that PG&E overall operated the facility safely in 2016.

June 5, 2017

PG&E, City Plant Trees Enhancing Safety

The recent planting of 150 trees, part of PG&E”s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, will both beautify downtown Monterey and improve public safety.

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May 23, 2017

Homeless Shelter Receives Much-Needed Energy Savings Assistance

As the largest facility of its kind in Santa Maria, Good Samaritan Shelter is used to lending a helping hand to those in need. But recently, the shelter was on the receiving end of assistance that could help it financially for years to come.

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May 10, 2017

PG&E Supports Special Olympic Athletes

Community support surrounded Special Olympic athletes as they competed in the annual sports competition at Cuesta College. PG&E employees joined local law enforcement in welcoming athletes at a kickoff ceremony and cheering them on throughout the day.

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March 27, 2017

New Website for Public Showcases PG&E Hiking Trails that Offer Scenic Views of Central Coast

Members of the public interested in exploring the pristine PG&E lands surrounding Diablo Canyon Power Plant now have a new website for their use to learn about the property and make reservations.

March 15, 2017

PG&E Promotes Emergency Preparedness in all Forms

A recent workshop in San Luis Obispo gathered representatives from local museums and historical societies to learn about how to protect vital and historical documents in the event of a natural disaster.

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March 7, 2017

Girl Scouts Earn ‘Lands of Learning’ Patch through Partnership with PG&E

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to create a hands-on learning opportunity for local girl scouts to earn their “Lands of Learning” patch.

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February 6, 2017

Conserving Oceans and Energy a Powerful Message at Monterey Bay Aquarium

For more than 30 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has thrilled visitors who marvel at the wonders of the ocean — playful sea otters, colorful fish and even sharks.In addition to its awe-inspiring sea life, its main message is that our very survival depends on healthy seas. As this video shows, that conservation includes the many ways the aquarium saves energy.

February 1, 2017

PG&E Employees Will Donate $847,000 in 2017

PG&E employees located at Diablo Canyon Power Plant and in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties will donate about $847,000 to local nonprofits and schools in 2017.

January 27, 2017

Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal Reaches Next Milestone in State’s Review Process

As a joint proposal continues concerning the future of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant continues to move the state’s review process, the company says it is looking forward to carefully reviewing and responding to written responses on the agreement submitted to the CPUC.

November 18, 2016

PG&E Partners to Restore Wetland, Giving Community Clean Surface Water

An 18-acre wetland was re-flooded through a partnership between the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Labs and PG&E.

About a third of Diablo Canyon Power Power Plant's 1,500 employees are military veterans. (Photo by John Lindsey.)
November 8, 2016

Military Veterans At Home At Diablo Canyon Power Plant

The culture of safety, the continuous drills and training, and even the rhythm and smell of Diablo Canyon Power Plant are familiar to many former U.S. Navy employees who feel at home here after having served their country.

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October 27, 2016

Diablo Canyon Fire Department ‘Fills the Boot’ During National Fire Prevention Week

Schoolchildren from throughout San Luis Obispo County got firsthand lessons on fire safety and the Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation got a philanthropic boost recently as the 27th annual Central Coast Fire Chiefs’ Burn Relay raised about $13,000.

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October 18, 2016

Dedication Drives Salinas Gas Supervisor as She Juggles Parenting, Career

Griselda Zendejas’ path to becoming part of PG&E’s Gas Maintenance and Construction team took patience, determination and a lot of support from a special colleague — her sister.

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