Metro News from Bakersfield
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November 26, 2013

Homeless Shelter Benefits from Energy Efficient Upgrades Through PG&E Partnership

PG&E worked with the Mission at Kern County to make the shelter that provides 200,000 meals a year more energy efficient.

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November 13, 2013

PG&E Contributes to High School Mentoring Program during Kern County Energy Summit

At today’s Kern County Energy Summit, PG&E presented a $15,000 check to the Kern Economic Development Corporation’s Foundation to support high school mentoring programs for those interested in energy careers.

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October 30, 2013

PG&E Awards Economic Vitality Grants in Bakersfield, Two Other Communities

PG&E has awarded three more of its $25,000 Economic Vitality Grants, part of a new program supported by shareholder funds to support the economic vitality of the communities served by the utility. The grants went to Bakersfield ARC, the Community Development Financial Institution in Fresno and to the Upstate Economic Development Council in Tehama County.

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October 23, 2013

PG&E Supports Hospital Burn Center with Donation

Patients being treated at San Joaquin Community Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center as well as their families will benefit from a donation presented today by PG&E.

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October 8, 2013

Red Cross, PG&E Celebrate Return of Team Firestopper in the Central Valley

The third season of Team Firestopper is expected to benefit tens of thousands of Central Valley residents in coming months.

October 4, 2013

From Golf to Wheelchair Races, PG&E-supported Senior Games Draws Thousands

Thousands of seniors turned out for the 7th annual Kern County Senior Games in Bakersfield today. PG&E was one of the sponsors.

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September 23, 2013

PG&E Sponsors Boys & Girls Clubs Fundraisers in Fresno, Bakersfield

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County raised money with artwork and a pirates-themed night out during two separate PG&E-sponsored events over the weekend, part of the utility’s ongoing partnership with the clubs.

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September 18, 2013

PG&E Mentors Help Guide New Energy Academy Students as School Year Begins

This week, PG&E employees met with New Energy Academy students at Independence High in Bakersfield. Over the next eight months, the employees will serve as mentors, sharing personal experiences that led to careers in the energy industry.

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August 22, 2013

Two-time Olympian Helps Promote Awareness of Calling 811 Before Digging

A two-time Olympian who almost didn’t get to achieve athletic glory due to a construction accident shared his story today at a 811 Safety Awareness for Excavators event in Bakersfield.

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August 21, 2013

Raising Energy Efficiency, or How One Farmer Worked with PG&E to Save Money on His Bill

Both the Kern County Farm Bureau and PG&E felt that farmers would benefit from knowing more about their energy usage, bills and available efficiency programs. So, for the past few months, PG&E representatives have come to the bureau with laptops in tow.

August 6, 2013

Teens Graduate From PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program, Surprise Gift Presented

Fifty-eight teens were honored today (Aug. 6) at a special ceremony marking the end of PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program that provided the students with real-world job experience. The PG&E program geared to 15- to 18-year-olds is a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.

August 6, 2013

PG&E President Chris Johns Visits Kern Power Plant Site, Shares Concerns for Those Injured in Demolition

PG&E President Chris Johns attended a Bakersfield event on Tuesday (Aug. 6) where he offered his heart-felt condolences for those injured during Saturday’s demolition at the former Kern Power Plant and promised to find out what led to the accident.

August 1, 2013

PG&E to Take Down Last Structures at Former Kern Power Plant as Clean Up Continues

PG&E is scheduled to take down the last-standing structures at the former Kern Power Plant – containing the plant’s boilers – early Saturday (Aug. 3) morning.

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July 31, 2013

200 Seniors Get Gifts as PG&E Holds Third Annual Christmas in July

About 200 senior citizens who live in Plaza Towers celebrated Christmas in July, thanks to PG&E and the Bakersfield Police Department.

July 23, 2013

PG&E, Red Cross Hold ‘Prep Rally’ to Remind Community of Disaster Planning

PG&E sponsored an American Red Cross “Prep Rally,” a block party to help prepare family and friends in case of a disaster, on July 20 in Bakersfield.

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