Local: San Joaquin Valley


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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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April 13, 2016

PowerPathway Program, Perfect Timing for Laid Off Oil Field Workers

More than one-third of the students in PG&E’s PowerPathway class in Bakersfield are former oil field workers who lost their jobs when crude oil prices plummeted on the world market. Learning new jobs skills has given many of these students a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the future.

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April 4, 2016

PG&E Collaborates on Day of Science for Local Students

More than 500 students took part in Dia de Ciencias — or, Day of Science — recently at University of the Pacific. The event was designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

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March 30, 2016

New Stockton Regional Office a Vision in Energy Efficiency

PG&E’s new regional office in Stockton is energy efficient. And that’s a good thing as the company is focused on helping customers every day save energy and money.

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March 25, 2016

Safe Digging Workshop Targets Farmers

PG&E and Southern California Gas Company partnered this week in Bakersfield to help educate farmers and their employees about safe digging practices and the importance of calling 811 before digging.

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March 17, 2016

High School Students Share Experience of Taking Part in PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program

The Bakersfield students learned about electricity and how to build solar-powered suitcases to provide light. But they said the resulting global impact of their work, knowing it will help communities in Kenya, is the greatest benefit.

March 14, 2016

PG&E Helping Fund Job Creation

PG&E recently awarded $200,000 in Better Together Economic Vitality Grants to organizations in 10 cities focusing on business development projects.

March 8, 2016

PG&E Hosts Mojave XP High School Students for Career Field Trip

Students from Barstow High School’s career academy learn about the importance of education, utility-industry careers and much more at a recent PG&E-hosted event.

March 3, 2016

Solar Rebates Provide Millions for Public Safety

Three new solar projects are expected to save Madera County millions annually and have qualified the county for rebates under the California Solar Initiative.

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March 1, 2016

PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Dedicate New Zero Net Energy Home to Deserving Families

PG&E recently participated in Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County’s home dedication event to celebrate the completion of two new homes built for families in Stockton. But these aren’t your regular run-of-the-mill houses. They are zero net energy homes.

February 29, 2016

PG&E Awards $20,000 Grant to San Joaquin County Office of Education

PG&E has awarded $20,000 to the San Joaquin County Office of Education through its Economic Vitality Grants Program.

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February 23, 2016

PG&E Takes Pride in Being a Community Helper

Preschoolers naturally think of nurses or police officers as community helpers. But a group of children in Bakersfield recently got to experience how PG&E troublemen help their communities, too.

February 22, 2016

PG&E Installing New Equipment, Upgrading Electric Lines

PG&E is installing new electric equipment, enhancing existing equipment, and upgrading electric lines that will improve electric capacity and reliability in the Kern County city of Shafter.

February 12, 2016

PG&E Stresses Safety, Savings at 2016 World Ag Expo

About 40,000 visitors at the World Ag Expo — the world’s largest ag-industry gathering — stopped by PG&E’s exhibit area during the three-day event in the heart of the Central San Joaquin Valley.

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