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March 14, 2014

PG&E-Sponsored Dust Bowl Event Attracts Families

PG&E sponsored the Science of the Dust Bowl event in Bakersfield on Saturday. It gave families a chance to learn about the science and history of this event as well as celebrating the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

March 11, 2014

PG&E and DonorsChoose Raise $50,000 for Schools

PG&E provides matching funds to fulfill projects on teacher wishlists in program that benefits schools throughout Kern County.

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March 6, 2014

Students Learn Benefits of Solar With Bright Ideas Grant

Students at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield got to show off what they had learned thanks to a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas Grant. The program, which helps to increase the understanding of energy in public schools, allowed the school to buy kits to build solar-powered cars.

March 4, 2014

PG&E-Supported Jobs Program Has Made a Difference in Lives of Homeless

A two-year, PG&E grant to the city’s Bakersfield Foundation has helped provide jobs to Bakersfield Homeless Center residents.

February 14, 2014

Church Receives Energy Upgrades, Improving Lighting and Saving Money

First Presbyterian benefits from local partnership program receiving upgrades that could help save $15,000 a year on energy bills.

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February 13, 2014

PG&E Employee Encourages Students to Pursue College, Apply for Bright Minds Scholarship

The deadline for applying for PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships is Feb. 28. PG&E employee David Crowder returned to South High School in Bakersfield to tell his story and to encourage the students to pursue their dreams.

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February 6, 2014

PG&E Upgrades Electric Transmission Line, Improving Service and Capacity

Work is under way to upgrade 12 miles of transmission lines in Bakersfield that will improve electric reliability and meet increased demand.

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January 29, 2014

PG&E Partners with DonorsChoose to Help Local Schools

Students at Roy Loudon Elementary in Bakersfield got to show off new learning materials today. The computer games, flash cards and other supplies came courtesy of PG&E and DonorsChoose.org.

January 23, 2014

PG&E Upgrades Natural Gas Pipeline in Southwest Bakersfield

Replacement of 2,500 feet of pipeline increases natural gas capacity, improves reliability and prepares for increased demand.

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December 13, 2013

Children at the Homeless Center Gain New Technology with PG&E Grant

Two large flat screen television monitors and four iPads are now helping the children at the Bakersfield Homeless Center with homework and allowing them to have a little fun. The new tech gear was recently purchased with a $5,000 PG&E grant. And it’s making a huge difference helping the shelter’s smallest residents attending its Champ Camp for after-school homework help.

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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.

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