Tag Archives: PG&E

PG&E to incorporate safety initiatives, remove obstructing trees

After the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion five years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. launched a statewide upgrade to its gas safety program. Richmond will receive its PG&E pipeline safety makeover in the upcoming...
Volunteers with the non-profit Grid Alternatives install solar panels on a house in Atchison village, Richmond, in early March 2015

With increased demand for solar power, green job opportunities return

It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...
volunteers on shore at point pinole

Wading with the oyster catchers

Point Pinole is perfectly silent except for the squawks of birds flying overhead and the occasional cringe-inducing crunch under foot. The low tide exposes a muddy stretch of shoreline, the rocks red and Martian-like under...
Councilmember Booze

Marin Clean Energy program to launch in Richmond

This past June, Richmond’s City Council voted to join the Marin Energy Authority, a nonprofit energy provider that derives its electricity from a minimum of 50% renewable sources. This means that in July 2013, all...
Planting duo

Restoring Richmond’s Tree Canopy

W hat is the solution to Richmond’s environmental woes? Trees, some say. More than one hundred trees have been planted in Richmond soil in the last month and last weekend nearly 60 volunteers transplanted 30...
gio gonzalez of the oakland a's

Oakland A’s stars, free backpacks, a hit with Richmond students

Oakland A’s all-star starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez and reliever Fautino De Los Santos wowed the kids and parents at “Backpacks 4 Their Future,” an event that helped hand out 500 backpacks filled with binders, pencils,...