July 5, 2013
The Seeds of Inspiration garden at Eye and 4th streets in Bakersfield was dedicated this week in front of a crowd that included city leaders, volunteers and financial supporters – including PG&E — who helped make it happen. PG&E provided helped fund the garden as part of its $10,000 grant to Keep Bakersfield Beautiful.
July 2, 2013
Six students from the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy at Independence High School in Bakersfield have a great “what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation story” to tell their peers. The students recently attended a national conference on energy education in Washington, D.C., and also had the chance to visit the offices of elected officials as well other leaders.
June 27, 2013
Progress continues at the former Kern Power Plant site in Bakersfield as PG&E works to clean up the site. This month, four fuel tanks were removed and four 140-foot-tall smokestacks came down.
June 18, 2013
In Bakersfield, 17-year-old Eilene Reynolds began a paid summer job this week with a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry. She’s one of 58 teens working as part of PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program, which is expanding this year to Kern County and Sacramento.
June 5, 2013
PG&E awarded teacher Tim Horton’s ABLE (Adult Based Life Experience) class a $2,500 Bright Ideas grant that was used to build the shed and plant the garden as part of the Able to Conserve Energy program. The class at the Schuetz Career Center in Bakersfield is a post-high school adult transition program that teaches basic and vocational skills for 18-to 22-year old students in the Kern High School District.
June 4, 2013
With temperatures expected to hit 107 this weekend, Kern County cooling centers will likely open for the first time this year. The center, public sites for those seeking shelter from the heat, are funded in part by a $30,000 grant from PG&E.
May 31, 2013
Aaron Sproul, a student at CSU-Bakersfield, was stunned to find out Friday that he has become the latest winner of the 2013 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships. He will get up to $30,000 a year to finish his education.
May 24, 2013
It was the perfect ending to a senior awards night celebration: The distribution of $1,000 checks to students – every one of them — who completed the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy at Independence High School. A version of the Bakersfield ceremony will take place at other New Energy Academy schools in Stockton, Sacramento, Fresno and Berkeley.
May 22, 2013
A first-time partnership between the City of Bakersfield and PG&E is helping to solve two problems: Litter on busy city roadways and much-needed jobs for homeless residents.
May 15, 2013
Fifth-graders at Millie Munsey Elementary School in Bakersfield got the chance to show just how well the pint-sized solar cars they had so carefully built could perform. The school received a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas grant late last year to purchase the solar car kits and materials used as a part of a fifth-grade project to study solar energy
April 29, 2013
World War II veterans return from whirlwind weekend Honor Flight trip to see national war memorials honoring their military service.
April 12, 2013
In Bakerfield today, 31 veterans, most of whom served in World War II, left on an all-expense-paid trip to see the war memorials in Washington, D.C., as part of Honor Flight Kern County. For many, this is their first and only opportunity to see the monuments dedicated to their service, and PG&E helped make it happen.
April 10, 2013
Aerial patrols of overhead distribution lines in Kern County began last week. And on Tuesday, local media were invited to “ride-along” for a demonstration to help them and their readers and viewers understand how PG&E’s aerial inspections are done.
March 5, 2013
High school students enrolled in the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy in Bakersfield presented business plans before business representatives. Critiquing them were PG&E employees and others in the business community. Students were praised for their work and knowledge of energy sources.
February 25, 2013
Event specifically targeted Oildale residents because of high number of house fires