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2013-04-26 16:20:52

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anne Shen Smith, chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), recently received a Corporate Leadership Award from the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) at its annual dinner. The event featured representatives from corporations, nonprofit groups, local businesses and individuals committed to CAUSE's mission. That mission is to advance the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific American Community...

2013-04-22 12:25:28

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) have teamed up to invest $440 million in energy efficiency funding into the community. The two utilities now offer several energy-saving, and potentially cost-saving, programs to residential and business customers in their joint service territory. "I applaud SoCalGas and LADWP for their unprecedented collaboration in offering energy-efficiency...

2013-04-11 20:21:00

SoCalGas' Richard D. Hobbs Also Receives Small Business Advocate Award LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) received two awards at the recent Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce's (GLAAACC) 20(th) Anniversary Economic Awards Dinner on April 5 in Los Angeles. GLAAACC awarded SoCalGas with its Utility of the Year Award and Richard D. Hobbs, SoCalGas' director of supply management and supplier diversity received...

2013-04-02 12:25:10

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these incidents...

2013-03-01 12:21:59

Company spends nearly 42 percent on diverse suppliers LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) achieved a record year in 2012 for contracting with Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) with nearly 42 percent of its contracting budget going to minority businesses for goods, supplies and services. DBE companies fall into three categories: Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran Business...

2013-02-07 20:20:34

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is warning customers to be aware of a payment scam involving utility imposters demanding customers pay their energy bills with pre-paid cash cards or face immediate termination of utility service. The fraudulent activity has been reported in Los Angeles and at this time there are no indications that SoCalGas customers have been targeted. Customers of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) have...

2013-01-11 20:20:41

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures drop and residents look for ways to heat their homes, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increases. This why Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are reminding the public about important safety tips to reduce the risk of CO exposure. CO poisoning can occur as a result of a poorly ventilated heater or a CO leak from another source. Symptoms can include nausea,...

2012-11-19 12:22:54

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As preparations begin for the holiday season, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding its customers of important safety tips to keep friends and loved ones safe during the holidays and year-round. Customers should be vigilant and question anyone who presents themselves as a representative of SoCalGas. The following tips can help you protect your home from utility-worker imposters: All SoCalGas employees carry proper photo...

2012-11-16 16:21:05

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the winter weather upon us, people tend to use their natural gas appliances more often. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) urges customers to be safe and know the signs of a natural gas leak and what to do if a leak is suspected. SoCalGas offers these safety tips to help customers and the general public recognize and respond to natural gas leaks: Use your sense of sight, hearing or smell to alert you to the presence of a gas leak. Signs...

2012-11-05 12:21:57

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that Denita Willoughby has been named regional vice president of external affairs for the company. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121105/LA04966) "We are pleased to welcome Denita to our management team at SoCalGas," said Dennis V. Arriola, president and chief operating officer of SoCalGas. "She has extensive governmental and community affairs experience and is well known for her...