Metro News from Fresno
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April 17, 2014

Central Valley Power Connect Will Improve Reliability, Promote Economic Growth

PG&E has chosen a name for a new high voltage transmission line project proposed for the greater Fresno area: Central Valley Power Connect. PG&E already has begun public outreach and is conducting a series of public open houses in April and May to educate and inform the public about the proposed project.

April 16, 2014

Trees Donated as Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging

At a safe-digging event in Fresno, PG&E representatives joined local officials to remind people to call 811 before starting any digging project. As a bonus, 100 trees were given away to those who pledged to call 811.

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April 7, 2014

Students Take Part in First-Time STEM Summit

High school students from Fresno and Madera counties attend summit aimed at encouraging pursuit of STEM-related careers.

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April 4, 2014

High-wire Act No Circus for PG&E Electric Crews

Workers take to the air as part of project to increase capacity and improve electric reliability for customers in the Fresno area.

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March 21, 2014

PowerPathway Graduates Take Steps Toward a New Career

PG&E’s PowerPathway Program, a partnership between the utility and local entities, such as Fresno City College and the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board, provides students with free training in the skills they need to gain entry level jobs in the energy industry. Twenty-two new graduates of the program all are military veterans.

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March 18, 2014

Hitting the Right Note as PG&E Supports Fresno Jazz Workshop

The Fresno Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop introduces the music to middle school and high school students. With PG&E’s help, as this video story shows, more students now have the opportunity to participate.

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January 9, 2014

Veterans Use PG&E-Purchased Computers to Keep In Touch With Friends, Family

Thanks to PG&E, residents of a new Veterans Home in Fresno now have access to computers and can now communicate with friends and loved ones via Skype.

December 5, 2013

PG&E-Sponsored Workshop Shows Schools How to Use State Funds for Energy Efficiency

A Proposition 39 funding workshop, sponsored by PG&E and the Fresno County Office of Education and held this week, was designed to help teachers and administrators learn how to use state funding to make schools more energy efficient.

November 8, 2013

PG&E Honored for Philanthropic Work by Association of Fundraising Professionals

Award highlights PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program, a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs that provides paid jobs to local teens

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October 18, 2013

Long-awaited Veterans Home Opens; PG&E Donation Provides Computers

The opening of a long-awaited Veterans Home in Fresno was greeted with great fanfare by an audience of hundreds that included veterans, local community leaders and corporate partners such as PG&E. Said former Marine W.C. Helton, “It is a home… something great for the veterans who need it because there aren’t many options for us.”

October 14, 2013

PG&E Helps Support Growth of Asian-owned Businesses in the Fresno Area

In Fresno, PG&E awarded a $20,000 grant over the weekend to the Asian Business Institute and Resource Center, part of a larger effort to help fuel the growth of Asian and other minority-owned businesses.

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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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October 7, 2013

Students Compete in Social Innovation Camp with Support from PG&E

Thirty-five students come up with creative solutions for social problems in Junior Achievement camp supported by PG&E grant.

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October 1, 2013

PG&E Supports First-ever Career Tech Night, Event Attracts 1,500 High School Students

Students learn about industry, trade careers at Fresno County Office of Education event supported with a $25,000 PG&E grant.

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September 27, 2013

PG&E Unveils Spanish Bill to Help Growing Number of Hispanic Customers Manage Energy Use

In Fresno, PG&E unveiled its new Spanish-language energy statement. It follows the release of a Chinese-language bill and the redesign of PG&E’s bill that goes to all customers.

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