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March 13, 2017

PG&E Partners to Build New Solar Sites in Bakersfield

PG&E is partnering with local developers to build solar sites in Bakersfield and elsewhere to provide more clean energy as part of the company’s new Solar Choice program.

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November 23, 2016

PG&E Partners with Home Depot for Holiday Light Exchange

At a Home Depot store, PG&E held a holiday light exchange in an effort to promote energy efficiency and safety.

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August 24, 2016

In Bakersfield, Employees Stay Safe When the Heat Is On

Imagine climbing 60-foot utility poles, carrying 30 pounds of gear while installing 55-pound crossarms in scorching 105-degree Bakersfield heat.Those working conditions are a harsh summertime reality for thousands of PG&E’s outdoor workers.

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August 4, 2016

PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate Summer Jobs Program Graduates

Jennifer Tejada had many firsts this summer. She landed her first job. She cashed her first paycheck from that job. And now she’s one of 55 students to graduate from PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program, a partnership between PG&E and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.

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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.

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February 11, 2016

Bakersfield’s Kelly Ayllon Tackles UCLA, Reflects on Winning PG&E Scholarship

Kelly Ayllon is the first in her family to go to college and is determined to make her dream of a becoming a doctor come true — it’s a dream that is now closer to reality after she was awarded a $20,000-a-year scholarship from PG&E.

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January 11, 2016

Bakersfield Gas Employee Practices Safety on Land and at Sea

Whether he’s out with his gas crew in the desert near Topock or exploring the ocean floor off of Catalina Island, Trevor Fulks has a perspective that looks far beneath the surface. Fulks, who appears in one of PG&E’s local TV ads, displays an abudance of calm courage and confidence to forge the company’s newest foundations.

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December 21, 2015

PG&E Employees Bringing Christmas to Seniors in Need

PG&E employees played Santa last week when they delivered Christmas gifts they purchased to a low-income senior residential facility. The delivery required several PG&E trucks and even more employee volunteers to make it happen; all of the gift items were donated by the company’s employees in Kern County.

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December 15, 2015

Employees Lead Holiday Parades in Auburn, Woodland, Bakersfield

PG&E’s employees are every bit a part of the communities where they work and live — and that includes the holiday season. This month, the utility has been front and center at holiday parades in Auburn, Woodland and Bakersfield.

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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 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.

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.

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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.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
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