By Kris Cole Sometimes PG&E’s commitment to providing power to communities isn’t so literal. That was the case when female employees at Diablo Canyon Power Plant recently took part in a first-of-its-kind free business and professional development workshop for local women. The “Women@Work” event, held at PG&E’s Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo, featured presentations from local professionals offering insights on what employers are looking for in job candidates, how to dress for success and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. In addition, attendees received. MORE

PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative team is working hard every day to make sure that the area above and around natural gas transmission lines is free from obstacles that could prevent first responders and safety crews from getting to the pipe and making it safe in an emergency. Each day members of the team rollout through PG&E’s vast service territory to meet with community leaders and customers about the importance of keeping structures, trees and bushes away from the pipeline for safety reasons. However, sometimes that message can. MORE

STOCKTON — PG&E has awarded $20,000 to the San Joaquin County Office of Education through its Economic Vitality Grants Program. The grant will fund a career development pilot program run by the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps. The pilot will help Corps members develop soft skills, build resumes and interview skills, and customer service skills, as well as provide job search resources. “We are grateful to PG&E for giving us the opportunity and resources to provide the additional support our Corps members need as they enter the workforce,” said James Mousalimas,. MORE

By Katie Allen Preschoolers naturally think of nurses or police officers as community helpers. But a group of children in Bakersfield recently got to experience how PG&E troublemen help their communities, too. Each February during National Electrical Safety Month, the Oaks Children’s Center Preschool in Bakersfield partners with local first responders and other professionals to show students what they do on the job. For the second year in a row, PG&E taught almost a hundred preschoolers the basic principles of electricity and how to stay safe in several. MORE

By Tony Khing PG&E played a major role in building the new Chinese Hospital in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The company’s partnership with Savings by Design helped make the facility, which has provided quality and culturally competent health services to the Chinese-American community for over 100 years, more energy efficient. So for this year’s Southwest Airlines Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday (Feb. 20), it was only appropriate that a PG&E truck pulled its community partner’s float in the annual event, which was held through the streets of downtown San Francisco. More than 120 PG&E. MORE

Gas crew workers who found a baby owl fallen near their work site rescued the bird and worked with PG&E’s avian experts to return it to its nest. The crew noticed the bird on Tuesday (Feb. 2) as it began work at a PG&E gas compressor station on McDonald Island in San Joaquin County. PG&E biologist Lindsey Koos arrived and identified the bird as a 3-week-old great horned owlet. An adult owl was noted roosting near a nest made of sticks in the rafters of the compression station.. MORE

PG&E is proud to be the official Clean Energy Partner of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee powering their fan village that will welcome hundreds of thousands of football fans to the Bay Area in advance of the big game. Super Bowl City will run from Jan. 30 through Feb. 7. PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters, located at the corner of Market and Beale streets, will welcome fans to the free-to-the-public event. PG&E delivers some of the cleanest energy in the nation to nearly 16 million people in Northern and. MORE

PG&E was recently recognized for its extraordinary restoration response during California’s devastating Valley Fire. The Edison Electric Institute presented the company with its Emergency Recovery Award during the organization’s recent meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Valley Fire prompted one of the PG&E’s largest-ever restoration efforts, and part of what made it successful was the close collaboration between all the first responders. The Valley Fire burned about 76,000 acres in Lake and other Northern California counties in September, and caused devastating damage in communities such as Middletown. PG&E public. MORE

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Local PG&E employees, including those who work at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, will donate more than $730,000 to local nonprofits and schools in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in 2016. Statewide, PG&E employees will donate more than $7.9 million. “PG&E employees at Diablo Canyon, and throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, continue to lead the way in supporting worthy local causes, schools and community-support groups,” said Ed Halpin, PG&E’s senior vice president of generation and chief nuclear officer. “These funds empower these. MORE

By Mayra Tostado SANTA CRUZ — El Niño preparations are under way in Santa Cruz County where PG&E taught dozens of families how to prepare for extreme winter weather. “We want customers to take all necessary precautions when dealing with El Niño-related weather events and possible power outages caused by wind and heavy rain,” said Rob Morse, senior manager of PG&E’s Central Coast Division. “We want families to stay safe and plan for emergencies before they occur.” PG&E joined forces with the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz. MORE