Local: San Joaquin Valley

August 21, 2015

PG&E Efforts Aiding Firefighters and Public Safety on the Rough Fire

As the Rough Fire continues to burn in the steep terrain of the Sierra Nevada Forest, PG&E crews are taking active steps to protect firefighters and electric facilities in the area.

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August 12, 2015

PG&E Officials See Solar Habitat Funding Making a Difference

Abel and Margarita Medina own a home built by Habitat for Humanity and will soon receive rooftop solar thanks to support from PG&E. They met with PG&E officials and talked about how solar will help them save money.

August 6, 2015

Graduation Day for Program that Helps Prepare Youngsters for Their First Jobs

Today (Aug. 6) was a big day for 100 Fresno youngsters. They graduated from the PG&E Summer Jobs Program, now in its fourth year, which provides training to prepare local youth for the workforce.

August 6, 2015

PG&E’s Female Engineers Take Part in Social Media Campaign to Help Break Tech Stereotypes

Female engineers at PG&E are helping to squash stereotypes as part of social media campaign that has caught on fast and is changing perceptions about working engineers.

August 4, 2015

PG&E Helps Farmers Save Water and Energy During Ongoing Drought

Kern County’s Farm Bureau director says PG&E’s energy efficiency programs and incentives have helped her family’s farm reduce energy usage and save tens of thousands of dollars. She encourages other farmers to take advantage of PG&E programs.

August 3, 2015

PG&E Employees Bring Christmas in July to Seniors after Learning of Similar Effort in Bakersfield

Christmas came early for 29 senior citizens in Stockton thanks to a partnership between PG&E and the San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Service.

July 31, 2015

PG&E Energy Academy Summer Interns Learn Job Skills

High school students at a PG&E Energy Academy program in Bakersfield — as well as Fresno, Stockton and Sacramento — are wrapping summer internships. The teens have gained real-word jobs skills working closely with PG&E employees over the past four weeks.

July 27, 2015

PG&E Donates Fans to Homebound Seniors

In what has become an annual summertime tradition, PG&E employees helped distribute 120 portable fans to seniors in need as part of the Christmas in July program in Bakersfield. The utility purchased fans given to homebound seniors enrolled in the Meals On Wheels food delivery program.

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July 13, 2015

Farmworkers Given Shirts Donated by PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group

In this first time clothing drive, PG&E’s Latino ERG employees collected 345 shirts and 486 handkerchiefs to help protect farmworkers from sun and pesticides while working in Central Valley fields.

July 7, 2015

PG&E Employees Help Extinguish Downtown Stockton Fire

The quick response and fast action of two PG&E employees helped extinguish a fire at an old warehouse in downtown Stockton.

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July 1, 2015

Bakersfield Comes Together to Reduce Drought’s Devastating Effects

PG&E has been working hard to reduce water in its operations and engage customers and employees to do the same. This week, the utility’s Denise Newton shared that message on a televised drought crisis roundtable.

June 26, 2015

PG&E Employee Gives Back to Her Fellow Veterans

PG&E senior customer outreach specialist Melba Gavina made a special presentation to the Honor Flight, which flies veterans at no cost to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials in their honor. Gavina truly understands why veterans put service above self. She’s a veteran.

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June 22, 2015

Latino Employee Resource Group Collects Shirts for Valley Farmworkers

When PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group learned there was a need for long-sleeve shirts for Central Valley farmworkers, they immediately sprang into action. Within a few weeks, they collected about 120 shirts and 245 bandanas from members in Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose.

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May 28, 2015

Students in Fresno, Bakersfield Stunned to Learn of Bright Minds Scholarship Awards

Two more students have been surprised — and elated — to become 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship winners. Bryan Wood learned the news in front of his family on the Fresno State campus. Kelly Ayllon was called out during a school assembly at North High in Bakersfield. The scholarships are worth $20,000 a year, and are renewable for up to five years.

May 21, 2015

Future is Bright for Seniors Graduating from PG&E’s Energy Academy at Independence High

Graduating seniors at the PG&E-sponsored Energy and Utility Career Academy at Independence High in Bakersfield presented their class energy projects. Then PG&E representatives made presentations of their own — awards and scholarships to some of the students.

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