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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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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 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.

October 15, 2014

PG&E, Partners Help Restore Habitat at Panorama Vista Preserve

River Partners and the Kern River Corridor Endowment hosted a tree planting day at the Panorama Vista Preserve today in Bakersfield. Area residents, students and volunteers planted more than 3,000 native trees and shrubs. PG&E and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded the project.

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August 22, 2014

PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program Helps Customers Save Money

Rosie Serrata received more than $3,000 in energy efficient upgrades to her Bakersfield home after she signed up for PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program.

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August 14, 2014

CARE Customers Learn About Electric Rate Changes, Saving Energy

PG&E hosts community event in east Bakersfield to help CARE program customers understand new rate changes that went into effect Aug. 1.

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August 8, 2014

PG&E Celebrates Teens Completing Summer Jobs Program

PG&E joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County on Thursday evening in celebrating the 55 local teens who completed this year’s Summer Jobs program.

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July 30, 2014

PG&E Spreads Annual Christmas in July Cheer to Seniors in Need

For the fourth year in a row, PG&E and local employees bring holiday cheer, gifts and necessities to low-income seniors in Bakersfield who are struggling to makes ends meet.

July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

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July 15, 2014

PG&E Partners with City, Various Groups at Water Conservation Event

Community partners in Bakersfield host free event with information to help residents with water conservation during the state’s ongoing drought.

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July 2, 2014

PG&E’s Shonda Abercrombie Supports Family, Troops and Customers

Following in her PG&E-employee father’s footsteps, Shonda Abercrombie has had a long PG&E career while dedicating herself to raising twin daughters.

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July 1, 2014

PG&E Provides Low-cost and No-cost Summer Energy Saving Tips

From ceiling fans to weather stripping, homeowners can take simple steps to keep energy usage in check as this video story shows.

July 1, 2014

PG&E to Conduct Pipeline Pressure Test

As part of its system-wide program to ensure the safety of the transmission pipelines that deliver natural gas across Northern and Central California, PG&E will conduct a hydrostatic pressure test in Bakersfield in September.

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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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