Local: San Joaquin Valley


September 6, 2016

Hinkley Workforce Development Youth Install Solar Powered Irrigation System

The Career Institute, PG&E’s partner for workforce training in Hinkley, installed a solar power well to supply water to the surrounding tree line that provides a wind block for topsoil on nearby properties.

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September 1, 2016

PG&E Helps Schools Reduce Energy, Put Money Back into Classrooms

Since 2010, PG&E has partnered with California schools on energy efficiency projects and achieved some big-time results. Bakersfield City School District, together with other districts, helped save enough energy to power nearly 26,000 homes and remove 43,000 cars from the road per year.

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August 24, 2016

In Bakersfield, Employees Stay Safe When the Heat Is On

Imagine climbing 60-foot utility poles, carrying 30 pounds of gear while installing 55-pound crossarms in scorching 105-degree Bakersfield heat.Those working conditions are a harsh summertime reality for thousands of PG&E’s outdoor workers.

August 22, 2016

CARE-Eligible Customers Missing Big Savings

PG&E’s CARE program gives income-qualified households deep discounts on energy bills, but many customers aren’t taking advantage. These counties have the most eligible customers not enrolled.

August 8, 2016

PG&E Summer Jobs Program Helps Teens Enter Workforce

Rudy Munoz-Pedraza spent part of his summer juggling jobs tossing pizzas and working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was one of 120 interns who participated in PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program, a partnership between PG&E and the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County.

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August 4, 2016

PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate Summer Jobs Program Graduates

Jennifer Tejada had many firsts this summer. She landed her first job. She cashed her first paycheck from that job. And now she’s one of 55 students to graduate from PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program, a partnership between PG&E and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.

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July 19, 2016

‘Stayin’ Alive’ Beat Aids PG&E Employee who Saves Young Man’s Life

With the tempo of a popular ’70s song helping to keep him on pace with chest compressions, Jeff Nunes saved the life of a young man visiting his home. He learned CPR through PG&E and was recently honored with the company’s John A. Britton Award.

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July 14, 2016

With PG&E’s Help, Supermarket Reduces Energy Waste, Improves Customer Shopping Experience

The Save Mart grocery store in this San Joaquin County city is massive, with aisles of fresh, frozen, boxed and canned food. While shoppers appreciate a roomy grocery store with a wide selection of products, many may not realize the tremendous amount of energy necessary to power those stores. Enter PG&E, which has not only helped the grocery store save money but also improved the shopping experience.

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July 8, 2016

PG&E Awards Grants for Local Cooling Centers

Since 2007, PG&E has provided more than $500,000 to support established cooling centers in local government-run senior centers, neighborhood parks and recreation centers. The centers provide a safe place for residents to get out of the heat.

May 27, 2016

PG&E Awards Grants for Local Cooling Centers

Since 2007, PG&E has funded local cooling centers in Northern and Central California. The centers, most in local government recreation and senior centers, provide residents a cool, comfortable place to get out of the heat.

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May 25, 2016

PG&E Scholarship Worth $100,000 Nearly Leaves Lodi Student Speechless

An ordinary day for Stephen Boyle at Tokay High School quickly turned extraordinary. This week, Boyle was named one of 10 PG&E Better Together Scholarship winners. See the moment of surprise in this video as Boyle learns he’s one of the big winners.

May 25, 2016

AP Biology Class Interrupted by PG&E Surprise Scholarship Announcement

Bakersfield student Jineava To will study biochemistry at UCLA and plans to attend medical school to become pediatrician or a physician’s assistant. She’s a first-generation American and will be the first in her family to attend college.

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May 24, 2016

Engineering Student, a Past PG&E Intern, Surprised with Scholarship Award

Krista Miguel walked into a Fresno State meeting room prepared to speak to a TV reporter about the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Instead, she learned she’s the winner of a PG&E Better Together Scholarship, worth up to $20,000 a year.

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April 25, 2016

First PG&E PowerPathway Class in Bakersfield Graduates

More than one-third of the PowerPathway graduates are laid off oil field workers from an industry that has been hard hit by falling oil prices. The students wrapped up the nine-week program last week.

April 21, 2016

Workforce Training Program Results in Jobs for Local Youth

Michael Minges and Cody Love are only 18 but they now have full-time jobs, thanks to the PG&E-sponsored Hinkley Career Training Program.

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