Local: San Joaquin Valley

April 17, 2014

State Sets Standard for Chromium-6 in Drinking Water

California has set a standard for levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The new standard will not affect PG&E’s cleanup efforts in Hinkley.

April 17, 2014

PG&E Joins Local First Responders in Emergency Drill

ALLEY SPRINGS – PG&E joined first responders and others at Calaveras County’s third annual emergency exercise on Saturday.

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April 17, 2014

Central Valley Power Connect Will Improve Reliability, Promote Economic Growth

PG&E has chosen a name for a new high voltage transmission line project proposed for the greater Fresno area: Central Valley Power Connect. PG&E already has begun public outreach and is conducting a series of public open houses in April and May to educate and inform the public about the proposed project.

April 16, 2014

Trees Donated as Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging

At a safe-digging event in Fresno, PG&E representatives joined local officials to remind people to call 811 before starting any digging project. As a bonus, 100 trees were given away to those who pledged to call 811.

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April 15, 2014

PG&E Kicks Off 2014 Summer Jobs Program in Bakersfield, Sacramento and Fresno

PG&E, in conjunction with local Boys & Girls Clubs, has launched the Summer Jobs Program. Hundreds of teens in Bakersfield, Sacramento and Fresno will get career-building skills and many of them will get jobs at local businesses this summer.

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April 10, 2014

PG&E Electric Inspections Help Prepare for Hot Weather Demands

PG&E electric crews have been inspecting capacitor banks — more than 1,000 of them — in Kern County for the past several months in anticipation of increased demand during the hot days of summer. The components ensure the system operates at optimal effiiciency.

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April 7, 2014

Students Take Part in First-Time STEM Summit

High school students from Fresno and Madera counties attend summit aimed at encouraging pursuit of STEM-related careers.

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April 4, 2014

High-wire Act No Circus for PG&E Electric Crews

Workers take to the air as part of project to increase capacity and improve electric reliability for customers in the Fresno area.

April 3, 2014

PG&E Employees Kick Off Month of Volunteering at Events in Bakersfield, San Francisco

Events in Bakersfield and San Francisco kicked off PG&E’s second annual Month of Service. Throughout April, employees and their families and friends will take part in volunteer activities benefiting communities throughout Northern and Central California.

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April 1, 2014

For Third-Generation Worker, Being Part of PG&E is All in the Family

Meet Scott Salyers, one of the PG&E employees featured in the company’s local advertising campaign. “I love every aspect of my job,” says Salyers, an electric troubleman in Bakersfield. Working for PG&E is a family tradition for Salyers as both his dad and his grandfather were PG&E employees.

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March 28, 2014

Teens Learn Game of Life, Prepare for PG&E Summer Jobs Program

Teens take part in interactive event designed to teach them about real-life budgeting and planning as they prepare for workforce.

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March 21, 2014

PowerPathway Graduates Take Steps Toward a New Career

PG&E’s PowerPathway Program, a partnership between the utility and local entities, such as Fresno City College and the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board, provides students with free training in the skills they need to gain entry level jobs in the energy industry. Twenty-two new graduates of the program all are military veterans.

March 20, 2014

PG&E Helps Students Plant Trees for Arbor Week

Twenty two students at William Penn Elementary School in Bakersfield gathered in the afternoon sun on the first day of spring today to learn about safe planting practices and to celebrate California Arbor Week.

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March 18, 2014

New Energy Academy Students Pitch Business Plans to Community

High school students host showcase to present energy-related business ideas and plans to mentors and community members.

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March 18, 2014

Hitting the Right Note as PG&E Supports Fresno Jazz Workshop

The Fresno Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop introduces the music to middle school and high school students. With PG&E’s help, as this video story shows, more students now have the opportunity to participate.

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