Free coffee offer sparks conversations with PG&E leaders

Executives and staff members of Pacific Gas & Electric held their eighth "Coffee Connect" event inside Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters in Auburn Friday morning. The event was aimed at connecting customers with executives or other problem solvers over a free cup of coffee paid for by the utility. "Coffee has a way of disarming people," said Rob Stillwell, a PG&E spokesperson. "It shows them that we are real people who live in their community."