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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.

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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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July 1, 2015

Bakersfield Comes Together to Reduce Drought’s Devastating Effects

PG&E has been working hard to reduce water in its operations and engage customers and employees to do the same. This week, the utility’s Denise Newton shared that message on a televised drought crisis roundtable.

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June 26, 2015

PG&E Employee Gives Back to Her Fellow Veterans

PG&E senior customer outreach specialist Melba Gavina made a special presentation to the Honor Flight, which flies veterans at no cost to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials in their honor. Gavina truly understands why veterans put service above self. She’s a veteran.

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May 5, 2015

Thanks to PG&E Grant, Lamont Students Head to Camp for the First Time

Alicante Avenue School in rural Kern County never could afford to send its sixth-grade students to Camp KEEP on the Central Coast — that is, until PG&E awarded school teacher Angie Diaz a $10,000 grant to pay for the trip. Thirty-five students are now headed to the camp.

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March 3, 2015

PG&E Energy Auditors Help Businesses Become Energy Wise

PG&E’s Maggie Werner, an energy auditor based in Bakersfield, helps small- and medium-size businesses become more efficient and lower their monthly energy bills.

March 2, 2015

PG&E Relocating Gas Pipelines to Prepare for Highway 178 Widening Project

PG&E is relocating gas pipelines along Highway 178 in Bakersfield from Valley Street to Park Palisade Drive in advance of the State Route 178 Widening Project. PG&E’s work in advance of the project begins today and is scheduled to be complete by August.

February 19, 2015

PG&E Conducting Work to Prepare for Rosedale Highway Widening Project

PG&E is relocating utility poles and upgrading electrical equipment along Rosedale Highway from Gibson Street to Allen Road in advance of the Rosedale Highway Widening Project.

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February 13, 2015

Rescued Kit Fox Now Healthy, Released at PG&E Service Center

A kit fox found sick and receiving medical care for the past month — thanks to the intervention of PG&E employees — was healthy enough to be released on Thursday back at the Bakersfield Service Center.

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February 6, 2015

Rescued Kit Fox Improving

PG&E employees are credited for saving the endangered San Joaquin kit fox last month after they noticed the animal at the Bakersfield Service Center looked sick.

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February 3, 2015

PG&E Upgrades Electric Lines Following Record Year of Reliability

About four miles of electric line are being upgraded along Panama Lane in southwest Bakersfield, part of PG&E’s continuous effort to improve electric service and reliability for its customers.

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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.

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.

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