Local: San Joaquin Valley

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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.

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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