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CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: AUG. 31-Sep. 4, 2015

PG&E CREWS BRINGING ELECTRIC POWER TO SCOTIA, AMERICA'S 'LAST COMPANY TOWN'

Things are a changing in Scotia, a town of 800 people nestled along the redwood forests of Humboldt County. Often called the "Last Company Town" in America, because it was once completely owned by Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia will soon be powered by PG&E. Blue trucks have been visible throughout the community as work is under way to build an electric grid around, over and under 262 homes and other buildings. As this video shows, it's a pretty big undertaking in this sleepy town.

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Tracy Correa Lopez, Editor

 

LOCAL

PG&E Completes Repairs to Transmission Towers Severely Damaged by Third Party

PG&E completed temporary repairs to high-voltage electric transmission equipment in Burlingame over the weekend after third-party construction work damaged a tower, closing Highway 101. The utility partnered with the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans to make sure the work was done quickly and safely.

NEWS

Magazine Names PG&E One of the Best Places for Latinas to Work

For the fifth time, LATINA Style Magazine has named PG&E one of the best places for Latinas to work in the U.S. The number of Latina executives, employee retention and benefits are some of the considerations that helped PG&E make the list. Latinas now account for more than 18 percent of PG&E's female workforce.

LOCAL

Thousands Gather to Focus on Disaster Preparedness in Old Sacramento

Visitors to the state park commemorating the Gold Rush era are used to seeing horse-drawn carriages, but not the fire truck, and PG&E emergency response vehicles lining the dirt. PG&E co-sponsored the 10th annual California Day of Preparedness, providing residents with potentially life-saving information.

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