The Latest News from San Joaquin

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

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

TRACY — PG&E will begin the final phase of pavement restoration in north Tracy following the completion of a pipeline upgrade project in the area. Work is expected to start after June 1 and take approximately four weeks to be completed, weather permitting. “The completion of this pipeline upgrade will enhance the safety and reliability of our natural gas system. We understand that our work has impacts to our customers and we appreciate their understanding as we complete this work,” said Nick Glero, senior manager of PG&E’s Stockton Division.. MORE

MANTECA—PG&E is upgrading overhead electric wires to increase capacity and improve electric service reliability for customers in Manteca. This work is part of PG&E’s overall effort to upgrade the electric system to benefit customers in the area. The project began this month with work taking place south of Yosemite Avenue between Union Road and Locust Avenue. “We are confident that the power line upgrades will result in fewer power outages and allow for faster restoration when an outage does occur. We understand that any time we are working. MORE