West Fresno http://kvpr.org en New Pollution Mapping Tool Aims To Aid Environmental Justice Fight In Central Valley http://kvpr.org/post/new-pollution-mapping-tool-aims-aid-environmental-justice-fight-central-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, the state of California released a new interactive online map that lets you look at how environmentally burdened your neighborhood is compared to the rest of the state. The tool, called </span><a href="http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/ces2.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">CalEnviroScreen 2.0</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> combines both data on pollution sources and the demographics of a community, including poverty, unemployment and linguistic isolation to compute a score that reflects a community’s overall environmental burden.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:22:22 +0000 Joe Moore 31922 at http://kvpr.org New Pollution Mapping Tool Aims To Aid Environmental Justice Fight In Central Valley On Valley Edition: West Fresno; High Speed Rail, Chinatown & Fresno's Historic Arch; Theodore Kuchar http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-west-fresno-high-speed-rail-chinatown-fresnos-historic-arch-theodore-kuchar <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we explore the issues that have plagued West Fresno and how California's future bullet train may&nbsp;impact one of the oldest districts in Fresno.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:27:57 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 23716 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: West Fresno; High Speed Rail, Chinatown & Fresno's Historic Arch; Theodore Kuchar West Fresno Residents, Health Advocates Fight City Hall Over Controversial Projects http://kvpr.org/post/west-fresno-residents-health-advocates-fight-city-hall-over-controversial-projects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob Mitchell grew up in a vibrant neighborhood.</span></p><p>“We had cleaners, ice cream parlors, and the types of amenities that make a community whole,” Mitchell recalls.</p><p>But over the years, the community changed.</p><p>“As Fresno continued to grow, West Fresno began to see its demise,” he says. “West Fresno was one of the older communities, but as you can see now, it is just a shell of what it once was.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:14:52 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 23704 at http://kvpr.org West Fresno Residents, Health Advocates Fight City Hall Over Controversial Projects Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents http://kvpr.org/post/planned-farm-running-horse-site-draws-opposition-west-fresno-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About a dozen West Fresno residents and advocates gathered in front of Fresno City Hall today to express their disapproval of a text amendment that would pave the way for Granville Homes to plant a 360-acre almond orchard in their neighborhood.</span></p><p>Among them was Venise Curry, a West Fresno resident and physician. She&rsquo;s concerned the proposed operation could expose residents to dust and pesticides, and harm their air and water.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:02:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22802 at http://kvpr.org Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents Judge: Lawsuit Against Fresno Rendering Plant Can Move Forward http://kvpr.org/post/judge-lawsuit-against-fresno-rendering-plant-can-move-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit against the operators of a controversial rendering plant in southwest Fresno can move forward, according to an order issued Monday by Superior Court judge Mark </span>Snauffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The judge ruled that a community group – Concerned Citizens of West Fresno – could seek an injunction to prevent Darling International Inc. from operating the rendering plant without a conditional use permit, based on their claims that it’s a public nuisance.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:21:27 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 19923 at http://kvpr.org Judge: Lawsuit Against Fresno Rendering Plant Can Move Forward