Local: San Joaquin Valley


And within seconds the tree is completely engulfed in flames.
December 18, 2014

PG&E, Fire Department Team Up to Prevent Holiday Hazards

PG&E and the Bakersfield Fire Department recently partnered to remind customers about keeping the holidays safe. The event included a demonstration on how quickly a dried Christmas tree can burn as well as information about lighting and other electrical safety topics.

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December 8, 2014

PG&E Employees Help Answer Single Mom’s Prayers for Christmas

The Williams family and more than 150 children and adults received a holiday meal, Christmas tree and gifts as part of this year’s annual Making Spirits Bright event supported by PG&E and other community partners.

PG&E’s parade float passes by spectators in the annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade. (Photos by Tracy Correa)
December 5, 2014

PG&E Displays Holiday Spirit in Annual Christmas Parade

Employees and their family members rode on a 40-foot-long PG&E flatbed utility truck, decorated with lights and power poles, in the 32nd annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade. The evening parade attracted about 20,000 spectators.

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December 3, 2014

PG&E Tree Crews Work to Prevent Outages, Ensure Public Safety During Storms

Keeping trees and tree limbs away from electrical wires is an important way that PG&E provides reliable service. It’s especially true, as this story from Kern County shows, when storms hit PG&E’s service area.

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December 1, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Make Holidays Bright in San Joaquin County

Two long-time PG&E employees and another 20 volunteers made the holidays bright as they coordinated the decoration of four giant Christmas trees for the Hospice of San Joaqin Tree of Lights.

November 25, 2014

PG&E, Highway 108 Fire Safe Council Partner to Reduce Wildfire Risk

PG&E awarded the Highway 108 Fire Safety Council with $235,000 in funding to help create a shaded fuel break by reducing fuels on each side of the roads in the area by removing small trees and brush.

November 21, 2014

Vegetation Management Team Gets Personal with Local Customers

When staffers on PG&E’s Vegetation Management team in Fresno wanted to talk to residents about upcoming work, they thought hosting a picnic might be a innovative approach. Residents like Carlos Poblano agree. “I think it’s a much better way of doing business,” he said.

November 20, 2014

PG&E Upgrades Electrical System to Improve Reliability

PG&E is working to improve the electric system in northwest Stockton to reduce the number of power outages in the area.

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November 14, 2014

PG&E Gives $10,000 to Alzheimer’s Association, the Kern Favorite Charity Winner

The first-ever Kern Gives charity contest winner was awarded a $10,000 PG&E grant at a reception on Thursday. Four other nonprofits received $2,000 grants in a contest where members of the public voted online for their favorite charity.

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November 13, 2014

Checking Up on Solar Savings at Stockton Health Clinic

Pediatric Associates of Stockton, a local health provider, went solar with PG&E’s help to benefit the environment and to save money. Here is their story.

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November 10, 2014

Military Paratrooper Skills Aid Stockton Lineman

When the Loma Prieta earthquake hit in 1989, David Granillo’s father, a PG&E lineman, went to work and didn’t come back for two weeks.That early notion of a “call to duty” stuck with Granillo, who later enlisted in the Army and today is a lineman for PG&E.

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November 9, 2014

Marines Prepared Rodrigo Marquez for PG&E

Leading up to Veterans Day on Tuesday, we’re sharing stories of PG&E employees who have served in the military. Today’s profile is Rodrigo Marquez, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who works for PG&E as a gas utility worker in Fresno.

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November 8, 2014

Air Force Made Alycia Brown Stronger

Leading up to Veterans Day on Tuesday, we’re sharing stories of PG&E employees who have served in the military. Today’s profile is Alycia Brown, a U.S. Air Force veteran who works for PG&E in Bakersfield.

November 3, 2014

PG&E Funds Fire Detection Cameras to Protect Sierra Foothills

PG&E has funded the installation of fire-detection cameras on lookout towers in Calaveras County. In all, the company will spend $2 million to install 28 high-resolution infrared remote fire-sensing cameras in seven locations in Northern and Central California.

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October 31, 2014

New Electric Control Center Will Enhance Central Valley Reliability

The new electric distribution control center will help improve electric reliability and will be followed by two others slated to open in Concord and Rocklin by next year. Together, the centers will help PG&E manage more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines serving nearly 16 million Californians.

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