Local: San Joaquin Valley


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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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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.

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