Community Involvement


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April 17, 2017

PG&E Retiree Honored for Teaching African-American Children the ‘Cowboy Code’

When Odest Logan retired after 37 years working on the gas side with PG&E, he truly rode off into the sunset — but that wasn’t the last we’d hear of him. These days he’s helping a new generation of African-American children in the East Bay by introducing them to the love of horses and the “Cowboy Code.”

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April 17, 2017

PG&E Pays $337 Million in Property Taxes and Franchise Fees to Cities, Counties

PG&E is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties and 243 cities where the energy company owns and operates gas and electric infrastructure.

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March 30, 2017

Amid Tree Devastation, PG&E Grants Extra Meaningful This Arbor Day

California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.

March 27, 2017

PG&E Donates $40,000 to Help San Jose Flood Victims

After hundreds of families’ homes flooded in the South Bay following a torrential storm in late February, PG&E employees stepped in to help them recover. Working with the City of San José and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, PG&E donated $20,000 to the relief fund set up for flood victims.

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March 7, 2017

Girl Scouts Earn ‘Lands of Learning’ Patch through Partnership with PG&E

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to create a hands-on learning opportunity for local girl scouts to earn their “Lands of Learning” patch.

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March 6, 2017

PG&E Teams with Community for Cleanup Day

PG&E helped coordinate the third Hinkley Community Cleanup Day as the community worked together to beautify its desert surroundings. The result was a lot of trash, tires and recycled e-waste.

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February 23, 2017

High School Students Get Close-up Look at PG&E, Energy Jobs

Youth Leadership Bakersfield, a program offered by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, recently brought 33 students out to PG&E’s service yard to learn about energy careers. Students watched linemen demonstrations, learned about electric safety and PG&E careers.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Donates to Food Bank Stretched Thin from Oroville Dam Evacuations

The food bank, which serves eight counties, helped feed evacuees even though its main warehouse was in the evacuation area and many of its own employees also had leave their homes earlier this month.

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February 15, 2017

PG&E Opens Annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

PG&E is inviting high school and college students throughout Central and Northern California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards $100,000 in scholarship annually.

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February 14, 2017

PG&E Valentine’s Day Balloon Giveaway Stresses Safety

With a focus on safety, PG&E gave out 80 complimentary Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets to customers at Log Cabin Florist in Bakersfield. The event stressed latex balloons as an alternative to metallic balloons, which were responsible for 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area last year.

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February 13, 2017

Customers Learn About Energy Affordability at 2017 Lunar New Year Parade

PG&E and its employees took part in the 2017 Lunar New Year Parade in downtown San Francisco where visitors also learned about and signed up for the company’s energy saving programs.

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February 9, 2017

Leader Named to ‘40 Under 40’ List for Directing PG&E’s Charitable, Volunteer Programs

Take risks. Be authentic. Seize opportunities that help you grow. Those are Ananda Baron’s ingredients for success, and she knows something about success. The PG&E senior director of community relations is among the winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” awards, which recognizes some of the most successful young professionals in the Bay Area.

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February 1, 2017

PG&E North Bay Employees Dig into the Napa Vine Trail, Plant Trees

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition got a little help from PG&E employees who took time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help plant 33 new trees

February 1, 2017

PG&E Employees Will Donate $847,000 in 2017

PG&E employees located at Diablo Canyon Power Plant and in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties will donate about $847,000 to local nonprofits and schools in 2017.

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January 27, 2017

PG&E Offers Energy Saving, Safety Tips Around Lunar New Year Superstitions

PG&E welcomes the Year of the Rooster by offering some energy saving tips to help answer Lunar New Year superstitions — from house cleaning days to gift giving — designed to help customers get through the holidays worry free. PG&E employees will also take care in several Lunar New Year celebrations next month.

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