Metro News from Bakersfield
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June 27, 2014

Students at New Energy Academy Get Real-World Work This Summer

Students at Independence High in Bakersfield who attend the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy (NEA) are getting real-world work experience this summer. Over four weeks, they’re learning about PG&E, its focus on safety and the various careers of the people who work here. Students are the other NEAs in Fresno, Sacramento and Stockton are being given similar opportunities.

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June 12, 2014

Future Business Leader Awarded PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

Recently-elected student body president Derek Stotler thought he was walking into a meeting with CSU Bakersfield officials to discuss plans for the upcoming year. But the meeting was a farce. And Stotler was the only one who didn’t know it. Turns out he was being surprised with a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

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May 21, 2014

Teens Prepped for Summer Jobs Program Interviews

The pre-screening interviews are another step toward paid employment with PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program in Kern, Fresno and Sacramento areas.

May 16, 2014

PG&E Linemen to Face Off in L.A. Competition

PG&E lineman showcase job skills and face off in competition this weekend at the Los Angeles Lineman’s Rodeo in Sun Valley.

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May 9, 2014

PG&E Aerial Inspections Ensure Electric Reliability For Summer

PG&E crews conducted aerial inspections of more than 300 miles of electric distribution lines this week over rural areas in Kern County in advance of summer heat.

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April 25, 2014

PG&E Kicks Off 2014 Summer Jobs Program in Bakersfield, Sacramento, Fresno

PG&E, in conjunction with local Boys & Girls Clubs, has launched the Summer Jobs Program. Hundreds of teens in Bakersfield, Sacramento and Fresno will get career-building skills and many of them will get jobs at local businesses this summer.

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April 10, 2014

PG&E Electric Inspections Help Prepare for Hot Weather Demands

PG&E electric crews have been inspecting capacitor banks — more than 1,000 of them — in Kern County for the past several months in anticipation of increased demand during the hot days of summer. The components ensure the system operates at optimal effiiciency.

April 3, 2014

PG&E Employees Kick Off Month of Volunteering at Events in Bakersfield, San Francisco

Events in Bakersfield and San Francisco kicked off PG&E’s second annual Month of Service. Throughout April, employees and their families and friends will take part in volunteer activities benefiting communities throughout Northern and Central California.

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March 28, 2014

Teens Learn Game of Life, Prepare for PG&E Summer Jobs Program

Teens take part in interactive event designed to teach them about real-life budgeting and planning as they prepare for workforce.

March 20, 2014

PG&E Helps Students Plant Trees for Arbor Week

Twenty two students at William Penn Elementary School in Bakersfield gathered in the afternoon sun on the first day of spring today to learn about safe planting practices and to celebrate California Arbor Week.

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March 18, 2014

New Energy Academy Students Pitch Business Plans to Community

High school students host showcase to present energy-related business ideas and plans to mentors and community members.

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March 14, 2014

PG&E-Sponsored Dust Bowl Event Attracts Families

PG&E sponsored the Science of the Dust Bowl event in Bakersfield on Saturday. It gave families a chance to learn about the science and history of this event as well as celebrating the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

March 11, 2014

PG&E and DonorsChoose Raise $50,000 for Schools

PG&E provides matching funds to fulfill projects on teacher wishlists in program that benefits schools throughout Kern County.

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March 6, 2014

Students Learn Benefits of Solar With Bright Ideas Grant

Students at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield got to show off what they had learned thanks to a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas Grant. The program, which helps to increase the understanding of energy in public schools, allowed the school to buy kits to build solar-powered cars.

March 4, 2014

PG&E-Supported Jobs Program Has Made a Difference in Lives of Homeless

A two-year, PG&E grant to the city’s Bakersfield Foundation has helped provide jobs to Bakersfield Homeless Center residents.

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