Sacramento

SacRT Offers Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) will begin offering free transit rides to everyone who needs to get to a scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment location beginning on Monday, March 1, 2021. The free rides include all vaccination sites in Sacramento County within SacRT’s service area, including hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunization locations. To ride free, customers need …

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PG&E Extends Its Ongoing Support to Customers Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic Through End of June

Numerous Customer Protection and Financial-Assistance Resources Continue During These Trying Times SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— In response to the ongoing economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said it will extend the existing COVID 19 customer protections through June 30, 2021. The protections were set to expire on April 16. This comes after a vote …

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PG&E Launches EV Fast Charge Program to Help Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in California

Four New Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers are Now Open to the Public at 7-Eleven in West Sacramento SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that the first public, electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers installed through its EV Fast Charge program are now open at the 7-Eleven® store in West Sacramento at 4010 Lake Road. Drivers …

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California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Launches New Employer Portal for COVID-19 Industry Guidance

 Employer Portal for COVID-19New portal serves as a central hub of workplace information for employers during the pandemic SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) recently launched a new Employer Portal, a one-stop hub for California employers to quickly find up-to-date state and local county COVID-19 guidance by business industry. The portal can be accessed at SaferAtWork.covid19.ca.gov, …

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Californians Have a New Incentive for Going Electric on Their Next Vehicle: Up to $1,500 Off the Price

PG&E, Air Resources Board, Other Utilities Team Up to Offer the California Clean Fuel Reward—a Point-of-Purchase Price Reduction for Eligible Vehicles SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California has a new incentive for going electric. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and other electric utilities have teamed up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer the California Clean Fuel Reward, …

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2020 Census Processing Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau expects to complete the first results from the 2020 Census on April 30, 2021, according to acting director Ron Jarmin in a blog post (in English) on February 2, 2021. The first results to be released will include population counts for the nation, states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The state population counts will …

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PG&E to Lovebirds: Make Sure the Only Sparks You Generate Are with Your Valentine, and Not from Metallic Balloons in Power Lines

Prevent power outages by securing metallic balloons with a weight SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and couples across California are busy making elaborate romantic plans that entail . . . staying at home. But if those Covid-19-friendly, stay-at-home plans involve metallic balloons, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding all of its customers …

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After Nearly 14 Years of Dedicated Service, Fresno Housing CEO Resigns to Pursue Next Chapter

FRESNO COUNTY, CA – After 14 years of dedicated service to Fresno County, FresnoHousing announces the resignation of CEO, Preston Prince, effective March 31, During his tenure as CEO, Prince was instrumental in creating partnerships with public and private agencies, and increasing the level of awareness of the role stable housing plays for low-income families. He has demonstrated a steadfast …

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In Support of Statewide Initiatives, PG&E Will Move Some Residential Customers to a Time-of-Use Rate Plan Starting in April 2021 to Encourage Energy Usage When Renewables Are More Plentiful and Demand is Lower

Customers Can Choose Their Preferred Rate Plan at Any Time Customers Who Automatically Transition to the Time-of-Use Rate Plan Will Receive Risk-Free Bill Protection for the First Year SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — As part of a multi-year, statewide energy policy to create a cleaner energy future for California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will move approximately 2.5 million eligible …

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CITRUS DISEASE HUANGLONGBING STILL A DANGER TO CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE IN 2021

Scarred Fruit - Citrus Fruit Infestation

California’s Backyard and Commercial Citrus Trees Alike Remain at Risk SACRAMENTO, Calif. – January 26, 2021 – While COVID-19 is top of mind for all residents of California this year, homeowners and commercial growers are reminded that there is an incurable plant disease, Huanglongbing (HLB), that is still threatening the state’s iconic citrus trees, landscape and economy. HLB is spread …

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