Metro News from Fresno
October 28, 2015

PG&E’s PowerPathway Welcomes New Class of Veterans in Fresno

After 22 years in the Air Force, Patrick Latour began looking for the next challenge in his life and the next opportunity for his family. A visit to PG&E’s website delivered both. This week, Latour and 16 of his fellow veterans completed the first phase of a unique PowerPathway cohort and joined the PG&E team as trainees in the Fresno Contact Center.

September 13, 2015

PG&E Supporting First Responders on Three Major Wildfires, Assessing Impacts to Portions of the Electric Grid

Crews from PG&E worked through the weekend to support first responders including CAL FIRE on three major wildfires in Northern and Central California. The company is also assessing impacts to portions of the electric grid damaged by these active fires.

August 6, 2015

Graduation Day for Program that Helps Prepare Youngsters for Their First Jobs

Today (Aug. 6) was a big day for 100 Fresno youngsters. They graduated from the PG&E Summer Jobs Program, now in its fourth year, which provides training to prepare local youth for the workforce.

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June 22, 2015

Latino Employee Resource Group Collects Shirts for Valley Farmworkers

When PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group learned there was a need for long-sleeve shirts for Central Valley farmworkers, they immediately sprang into action. Within a few weeks, they collected about 120 shirts and 245 bandanas from members in Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose.

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April 7, 2015

PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Kick Off 2015 Summer Jobs Program

Fourth year of jobs partnerships in Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento areas puts teens on career path by providing skills training and paid summer internships.

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January 21, 2015

Success of PG&E Electric Distribution Control Center Highlighted During Tour by Local Officials

More than 20 elected officials and public safety representatives toured PG&E’s new electric distribution control center in Fresno today. PG&E’s Gary Cassilagio told them that the facility, which opened in October, already is paying dividends.

November 21, 2014

Vegetation Management Team Gets Personal with Local Customers

When staffers on PG&E’s Vegetation Management team in Fresno wanted to talk to residents about upcoming work, they thought hosting a picnic might be a innovative approach. Residents like Carlos Poblano agree. “I think it’s a much better way of doing business,” he said.

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November 9, 2014

Marines Prepared Rodrigo Marquez for PG&E

Leading up to Veterans Day on Tuesday, we’re sharing stories of PG&E employees who have served in the military. Today’s profile is Rodrigo Marquez, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who works for PG&E as a gas utility worker in Fresno.

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October 31, 2014

New Electric Control Center Will Enhance Central Valley Reliability

The new electric distribution control center will help improve electric reliability and will be followed by two others slated to open in Concord and Rocklin by next year. Together, the centers will help PG&E manage more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines serving nearly 16 million Californians.

August 13, 2014

Hiring our Heroes Event Draws More Than 100 Veterans

PG&E and the U.S Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Hiring our Heroes job fair in Fresno this week. More than 100 veterans attended.

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August 12, 2014

PG&E Retirees’ Chance Pairing on Honor Flight Forms Special Friendship

When PG&E retiree David Sauseda learned that Honor Flight — which flies World War II veterans to see the nation’s war memorials — was starting in Fresno, he immediately signed up as a chaperone. Never could he have imagined his life would be forever touched by 92-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Quercia.

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August 5, 2014

PG&E Hosts ‘Graduation’ Ceremony for Teens in Summer Jobs Program

PG&E today hosted a “graduation” ceremony for the 105 area teens who completed the utility’s Summer Jobs program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County.

June 4, 2014

As Temperatures Rise, PG&E Helps Fund Cooling Centers in Kern County, Other Locales

PG&E has provided more than $500,000 in financial support for cooling centers in communities suffering from severe summer heat.

May 13, 2014

PG&E Employee Honored For Saving a Life

Aaron Lewis, a PG&E backhoe operator, was honored in Fresno today for his heroic actions that saved the life of a man injured in an accident. “It’s an amazing thing he did,” said Fresno City Council Member Paul Caprioglio. “I think it just represents what PG&E is all about.”

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April 28, 2014

PG&E Power Line Project to Increase Electric Reliability, Create Jobs in Central Valley

PG&E held the first in a series of open houses last week in Fresno and Caruthers to introduce a proposed electric transmission line project to the public. The line is needed to meet the growing demand for electricity in the Central Valley region.

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