Local: San Joaquin Valley

November 25, 2015

PG&E Employees into Holiday Spirit of Giving

Creating cards for U.S. troops, volunteering at a local homeless shelter and buying gifts for seniors are just a few of the ways Bakersfield employees are getting into the holiday spirit.

November 19, 2015

Autistic Students Partner with PG&E to Deliver Artistic Energy

The first commissioned piece of art in the Madera County Government Center was unveiled this week, and it’s the result of a partnership between the county, Madera High School and PG&E.

November 16, 2015

Enthusiasm, PG&E Partnerships Drive Successful Community Cleanup Day

PG&E employees, county agencies, 4H Club students, church volunteers and local residents came together over the weekend to help cleanup Hinkley. It was the second such gathering aimed at beautifying the community.

November 12, 2015

PG&E Removing Forest Trees Weakened by Drought and Bark Beetle, Reducing Fire Fuel

One of the devastating impacts of California’s drought is visible in the state’s forests, where weakened trees are being killed in alarming numbers by Bark Beetles. In Madera County, PG&E is teaming with homeowners and the U.S. Forest Service to remove those dead trees, which can lead to wildfires.

November 5, 2015

PG&E Takes Part in Kern County Energy Summit

More than 400 energy industry leaders gathered this week in oil-rich Kern County to discuss everything from solar and wind energy to natural gas and nuclear energy. PG&E’s Tom Jones spoke about Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

October 30, 2015

Scary Good Time at Sunrise Spooktacular

Pirates and goblins and princesses — oh my! Television station’s annual contest brings out children and adults of all ages to compete for the best Halloween costume. PG&E helps judge and pick the winner.

October 28, 2015

PG&E’s PowerPathway Welcomes New Class of Veterans in Fresno

After 22 years in the Air Force, Patrick Latour began looking for the next challenge in his life and the next opportunity for his family. A visit to PG&E’s website delivered both. This week, Latour and 16 of his fellow veterans completed the first phase of a unique PowerPathway cohort and joined the PG&E team as trainees in the Fresno Contact Center.

October 27, 2015

Residents Get Medical Screenings, Flu Shots at PG&E-Sponsored Health Fair

Annual health fair in Hinkley provided community members with free health information and screenings, free flu shots and an opportunity for local residents to come together.

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October 2, 2015

Construction Management Students Learn How a Phone Call Can Save a Life

This week, students in Fresno State’s construction management program learned how a phone call to 811 can save a life for anyone planning a project that requires digging.

September 29, 2015

PG&E Supports Kern County Fair, Butterfly Adventures

For the second year in a row, PG&E’s Butterfly Adventures exhibit captivates attendees of the Kern County Fair. The exhibit is supported by an $8,000 PG&E grant.

September 25, 2015

PG&E Seeks Public Input on Proposed Bakersfield Power Connect

The public is invited to four open houses over three days in October to hear about the project that will help improve electric reliability and accommodate the Bakersfield area’s future growth.

September 14, 2015

Upgrades Aim to Improve Electric Service in Northeast Bakersfield

PG&E is performing overhead electric work to reduce the number of power outages to hundreds of homes and businesses in the area.

September 13, 2015

PG&E Supporting First Responders on Three Major Wildfires, Assessing Impacts to Portions of the Electric Grid

Crews from PG&E worked through the weekend to support first responders including CAL FIRE on three major wildfires in Northern and Central California. The company is also assessing impacts to portions of the electric grid damaged by these active fires.

September 11, 2015

Community Praises PG&E’s Environmental Remediation in Oakdale

PG&E is receiving community recognition and support for the successful cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant in Stanislaus County.

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September 10, 2015

PG&E Crews Join in Response to Long-Burning Rough Fire in Central California

Many of this year’s wildfires in California have occurred in PG&E’s service area, and the utility’s crews have been fully engaged with Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service and other first responders. As this video shows, that’s certainly the case with the Rough Fire, which is now burning into its third calendar month across the rugged terrain of the Sierra and Sequoia national forests.

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