Metro News from Bakersfield
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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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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.

PG&E distribution lines dot the landscape near farmland and an irrigation canal in Kern County.
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.

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